Sunday, September 16, 2012

List Update: 1850 GT Final

At the end of October Gamer's Haven is hosting their GT and I am fully prepared to do my best at not sucking at this thing. It's one thing to win a 20 man tournament, it's an entirely different thing to win a 60 man tournament. I've decided to lock in my list early and play test the ever living shit out of it to ensure that my only excuses for losing at the tournament is bad dice/ no sleep/ the sun in my eyes/ society/ how broke the Chaos Marine codex is/ that I stubbed my toe. Not to mention the need to be fully painted before the tournament so I can maybe actually get some sleep for once before the tournament instead of painting all night... A novel concept I know. Anyway here is the list I am planning on bringing:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Game Reports 27-29

Last week there was a tournament at Merlyn's I was in attendance and didn't do quite as well as I hoped I would... Here's how it all played out...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Game Reports 24-26: Very Nice, Great Success

This weekend was the first fully 6th edition tournament at Gamer's Haven, and boy howdy was it fun. There was a pretty decent turnout considering the low numbers that we've been seeing as a result of people still learning 6th. There was a field of 22 players, and surprisingly enough, not a single person brought Grey Knights. Anyway the dice were on my side and I managed to do quite good (taking best general). Here's the story of how it all went down for me...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Game Report 23: The Nommening

Today I got a chance to try out my new double wraithstar list against my good friend Rachel's Tyranids. She is always a ton of fun to play against and at the risk of sounding stereotypical, an amazing painter. Keep reading to see how it all played out... 

List Update: 1850 Double Wraithstar

I keep running into the problem of having my wraithstar die on me early in the game, leaving myself defenseless against late game assaults. Instead of learning to be more conservative with my wraithstar like a smart player should... I decided to go ahead and double down on my investment. Since I have an 1850 point  tournament coming up at Gamer's Haven this weekend I decided that it would be a perfect time to experiment with the double Wraithstar. Read on to find out how the list breaks down:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Game Reports 21-22: I am Disappoint

This weekend I attended a small tournament at Merlyns with relatively poor turnout (5 players) So instead of doing a full tournament report I decided to just do a quick report on the two games I did play (I had a second round bye unfortunately)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Game Report 20: Making Ben Sad

Today I got  in another game against Ben, he's my go to guy if I want to fit in a quick game on a sunday. Before this game we were sitting at a 1-1-1 WLD ratio so this was the tie breaker since we've been tied up the middle. There is a 1250 point tournament coming up next week so we decided that today will be a practice game to test our lists for that tournament. Anyway stay tuned to see how it all turned out.

List update: 1250 Mechrons Efficiency

There is a 1250pt tournament coming up next weekend at one of our local shops, Merlyns. In preperation for this tournament I'm going to get a couple games in over the next week to test the waters for this event but I am feeling pretty confident that this list is going to be the one I am going to be bringing to the tournament... 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Game report 19: The Failed Experiment

Sunday I got a game in against Mekel, a local Eldar/ Chaos Marine player. He wanted to play a single detachment 2000 point game, so I decided to bring some toys to experiment with that I haven't brought recently just to see if perhaps I wrote them off too early. Namely I brought barge lords, doomsday arks, and scarabs. All of which I have tried previously and found to be not to my liking. 
Mekel brought his thousand sons with Fateweaver support, this was bound to be an interesting game... 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tournament Report 1: Games 16-18

Today was the first official 6th edition tournament in our area. I started out the day great against my Necron rival, Ben, but after that everything started going downhill...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

List Update: 1850 Mechron Hybrid

After 15 games of playtesting I think its time to shift my thinking a bit. With the advent of 6th I was very firm in my belief that royal courts were a point sink and that I would benefit more from having more bodies on the table then I would from having a few expensive units with better guns. But I'm starting to see how having that little extra oomph in the units might actually go a ways towards increasing the combat effectiveness in my army. So with my experience over the past couple weeks and some insight from the interwebs I've developed a new list. Check it out after the jump.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Game Report 15: Why, Brother?

Today I got a rematch in against Ben's Necrons. He played with the numbers of his list a bit since last we played and he has gotten it to be very solid. We also talked last game about his play mistakes and he made sure to rectify them masterfully. What follows is record of my most complete defeat since 6th edition...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Game Report 14: Insanity Wolves

It was looking like I wasn't going to be able to get a game in today, until at the last minute I convinced one of the owner's of my local game store, Bryan, that he should play me a game. We kind of fast tracked this one so I could leave for work on time, and boy howdy this was an intense game..

Friday, July 20, 2012

Game Report 13: Daemon Rematch

Today I faced off once again against Caleb and his beautiful Daemon army. Caleb's primary focus is as a hobby player and as such usually brings slightly fluffier lists with all the trimmings such as units in holy numbers wherever possible. I usually have a ton of fun playing against him and he often makes pretty ballsy moves that definitely ramp up the fun factor and when they succeed they often put me in a pretty tight spot. Anyway here's the report for you:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

List update: Necrons with Chaos Attachment

So today I figure it's time for me to introduce a new kind of article I'll be bringing to MSS going forward. From time to time I'm going to bring forward a new list or idea I want to try out, when I do so I will be posting an article with the list and a brief description of each unit and it's purpose. Going forward as I post game reports, instead of giving a simple summary or having to reference lists from previous battle reports I will simply provide a link to the list in question then detail any changes from the list provided in the link. This will allow for me to provide more information on any game report without bogging any readers down in minutia they may already know of/ don't care about. So without further adieu: My updated Necron list w/ Chaos Marine Support.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Game Report 12: Toasted

Today I finally played against Necrons. This was my first 'mirror match' of 6th edition so it was nice to see how the other side has been faring. It was also my first game against an army with any large quantity of flying vehicles so it was definitely a learning experience. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Game Report 11: The buggening

Today I offered Kriston (from games 10 and 3) a rematch since yesterday's game went so one sided. He decided to bring his tyranids instead of his Grey Knights or Dark Eldar. Which is great for me because my list doesn't have a good answer for monstrous creature spam so I need to get some games in and prepare. And so it began... 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Game Report 10: Worst case scenario

Today was game 10 against our 'local' 2011 'Ard boys regional champion, Kriston Broxson (whose Dark eldar I played in game three). I told him to bring a tough list against me And so he brought his revised Draigowing paladin list. The following is what occured:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Game Reports 5-9: I'm on a roll

I managed to get a game in today so I figured I would go ahead and wrap game 9 into the games 1-8 overview. Anyway time for the report:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Game Report: Games 1-4

So far, I have played a grand total of 8 games of 6th edition. In order to get the ball rolling I'm going to go ahead and post abbreviated game reports for these first 8 games. Starting today with my first 4 games and finishing tomorrow with the next 4. After these initial 8 I will be making longer more detailed posts but I just wanted to get the first 8 out quickly. So enjoy the first 4 and tune in tomorrow for the next batch.

Musings and Mission Statements.

Welcome one and all to Mindshackled Musings. My name is Jase, although I go by many names while upon the interwebs. For my blogging activities I will be using the handle 'Nemesor Sombrero'. I chose that particular handle because I feel it really get's my intended tone across, I chose Nemesor because it carries a weight of authority and badassery, anyone named Nemesor must be a bad ass, I also like it because I'm a big fan of all things Necron and I wanted to show that through my handle. I chose Sombrero in order to set my tone and point out that all my posts will be for the most part lighthearted with a sense of humor.