Friday, January 14, 2011

The Good With the Bad

Well, as I feared, Demitra wiped the floor with my poor Terminators. Looks like if I want to play more competitively I'll have to use my Plague Marines. I heard Deathwing were a challenge to play, and I'm really starting to believe it.

That's a lot of red...

On a brighter note, I got my first game of Battlefleet Gothic in a few years today. It was a learning experience for both my opponent and myself. New rules abound:
-Ordnance no longer runs out
-You can measure at any time
-Torpedoes use the same size template regardless of the size of the salvo
There's probably more, but I just can't think of it right now.

In the end it was less of a crushing victory for the Dark Eldar than it initially appeared it would be. His one remaining Idolator class escort just whomped my crippled cruiser and three escorts before it went down. I was not pleased with the lackluster gunnery of my ships' crews either. On multiple occasions one of my Corsair class escorts should have taken out that Idolator, but instead missed, leaving him in a position to fire up my cruisers' tailpipe.

All in all two very enjoyable games against good opponents. That's what this hobby is supposed to be like, and I really need a refresher from time to time. Consider me refreshed.


  1. Sounds like GW is slowly moving towards measuring whenever you want to, which I think I'm for.

    Glad you had a good time today. I thought your Deathwing did fine, though I don't really know what their weaknesses are supposed to be, beyond costing too much. I think you might have done yourself a disservice by backing up towards the table edge to try and get that extra round of shooting in. It moved basically your whole force away from my objective, so I could focus on piling my assaulters in and not have to worry about prying you off my objective while also trying to take yours. I was kinda surprised at how much better my troops did this time around, though I guess I got the charge off more often than not, and certainly more than I did against the Plague Marines. The lack of FNP helped too, not to mention not having two nasty demon princes ripping me a pair of new holes every turn. I suppose every game is a unique snowflake.

    Let me know what flavor of game you want for next time. It's been a while since we played Warmachine, and longer still for Uncharted Seas.

  2. As a PS, try that "next blog" button on the top of the blogger page. I just did a dozen or so, and every single one was a "look at how cute my kids are" blog. I had no idea...