TWiW Episode 18 Holiday Special

 

Hello everyone,

 

 

This will be a special episode so we will be passing on the news and instead going in depth with Zac and my Top 5 Hits in the world of Wargaming for 2008.

 

 

We will also have a special followup episode, a marathon roundtable adding the top 5 list from several of our past round table hosts as well as special guest Niel from the Meeples and Miniatures Podcast. Look for that episode next week in place of the regular weekly show.

 

 

Have a wonderful holidays everyone and we will see you next year!

 

 

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Army List Workshop: Dark Elf Raiders

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Here is another one for the inaugural day of Army List Workshop, this time a fun themed fantasy list that can still kick some serious tail. Don’t forget to check out Stelek’s Yes the Truth Hurts Blog for more list building goodness.

DARK ELF RAIDERS ARMY LIST

army1000Email in:

Stelek,

I didn’t manage to get to the tourney on saturday with my Orks, finals and all that kept me from getting everything finished on time. Bummer. Luckily, my store is doing a tourney every month so I should be good to go for January. They’re also holding a Fantasy tourney on a different weekend so I figured I’d get in on that action too.

I’m thinking of bringing Dark Elves (I would bring the Daemons but I do want a bit of a challenge 😉 ), particularly a build centered on Lokhir Fellheart and some Corsairs. I’m a big fan of squiddly face and after getting a Battalion I’ve got lots of Corsairs. So, any ideas?

Thanks,
Jeremy

Reply out:

Well, when you do get to play…comment how you did. 🙂

So, a raiding army is what you want.

From what I have gathered from the fluff, this is how I’d try to make a raiding army:

2000 Pts – Dark Elves Roster – Raiding Army

1 Lokhir Fellheart @ 250 Pts
Daring Leap; General; Merciless Slaver; Heavy Armour; Sea Dragon Cloak; Eternal Hatred
1 Helm of the Kraken @ [0] Pts
Causes Terror; Regenerate
1 Red Blades @ [0] Pts

10 Black Ark Corsairs @ 221 Pts
Slaver; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Light Armour; Sea Dragon Cloak; Eternal Hatred
1 Assassin @ [121] Pts
A Killer Not a Leader; Always Strike First; Hidden; Khainite; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Eternal Hatred; Poisoned Attacks; Scouts
1 Manbane @ [25] Pts

10 Black Ark Corsairs @ 221 Pts
Slaver; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Light Armour; Sea Dragon Cloak; Eternal Hatred
1 Assassin @ [121] Pts
A Killer Not a Leader; Always Strike First; Hidden; Khainite; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Eternal Hatred; Poisoned Attacks; Scouts
1 Manbane @ [25] Pts

1 Supreme Sorceress @ 355 Pts
Druchii Sorcery; Level 4 Upgrade; Hand Weapon; Eternal Hatred
1 Sacrificial Dagger @ [25] Pts
3 Null Talisman @ [45] Pts
1 Pearl of infinite Bleakeness @ [25] Pts

29 Dark Elf Warriors @ 361 Pts
Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour; Shield; Eternal Hatred
1 Assassin @ [121] Pts
A Killer Not a Leader; Always Strike First; Hidden; Khainite; Hand Weapon; Extra Hand Weapon; Eternal Hatred; Poisoned Attacks; Scouts
1 Rune of Khaine @ [25] Pts
1 Lordling @ [13] Pts
Hand Weapon; Spear; Light Armour; Shield; Eternal Hatred
1 Banner of Cold Blood @ [15] Pts

1 Master (Battle Standard Bearer) @ 172 Pts
Hand Weapon; Lance; Pair of Repeater Handbows; Heavy Armour; Sea Dragon Cloak; Shield; Battle Standard Bearer; Eternal Hatred
1 Dark Steed @ [0] Pts
1 Gem of nightmares @ [25] Pts

10 Dark Elf Repeater Crossbowmen @ 110 Pts
Hand Weapon; Repeater Crossbow; Light Armour; Shield; Eternal Hatred

10 Dark Elf Repeater Crossbowmen @ 110 Pts
Hand Weapon; Repeater Crossbow; Light Armour; Shield; Eternal Hatred

1 Reaper Bolt Thrower @ 100 Pts
War Machine; Eternal Hatred; Repeater Bolt Thrower
2 Crew @ [0] Pts
Hand Weapon; Light Armour; Eternal Hatred

1 Reaper Bolt Thrower @ 100 Pts
War Machine; Eternal Hatred; Repeater Bolt Thrower
2 Crew @ [0] Pts
Hand Weapon; Light Armour; Eternal Hatred

Total Roster Cost: 2000

As you can see, there’s not a whole lot of anything out of character for a themed raiding army.

One Sea Witch (Sorceress).
One Captain (Fellheart).
One Mate (BSB).
Captain’s Bodyguard (Assassin).
Lots of ships crew (Spearmen).
Shooters (crossbowmen).
Boarders (Corsairs).
Ships guns (bolt throwers).

Nobody should want to engage your spearmen but if they do, there are several nasty surprises waiting for them. 😉

I hope this is what you were looking for.

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ARMY LIST WORKSHOP: SISTERS OF BATTLE

Army List Workshop: Sisters of Battle

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Thanks to my good friend Andrew Sutton, better known as Stelek from Dakka Dakka we have a new feature here on the Gunslinger.

I will be featuring some of my favorite Army List Builds from Andrew’s Yes The Truth Hurts Blog from time to time.  Here is one I particularly like that would be a very interesting army to face on the 40k 5th edition battlefields.

5208Sisters of Battle, Immolator Spam Army

From this thread and quite a few emailed requests:

Anonymous said…
Ok, i trust you xDIf i would like to use this as base for an 1850 army which i should include? More sister squad or maybe dominiums/celestian with inmolators? or a second canones

Could you try to build such roster?

Many thanks!

Reply:

Yep, I can. 🙂

My buddy John ran a army like this in Vegas at the GT last year.

It’s a terrifying army to play against. It’s not unbeatable, but it’s a bitch. 😉

If you run an infantry army…well, have fun getting tabled. lol

1850 Pts – Sisters of Battle Roster – Immo Mech

1 Palatine @ 192 Pts
Book of St. Lucius; Bolter; Add Celestian Retinue
4 Celestian Retinue @ [150] Pts
Bolter (x2); Meltagun (x2)
1 Sister Superior @ [13] Pts
Bolter
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

4 Celestian Squad @ 150 Pts
Bolter (x2); Meltagun (x2)
1 Sister Superior @ [13] Pts
Bolter
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

4 Celestian Squad @ 150 Pts
Bolter (x2); Meltagun (x2)
1 Sister Superior @ [13] Pts
Bolter
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

4 Celestian Squad @ 150 Pts
Bolter (x2); Meltagun (x2)
1 Sister Superior @ [13] Pts
Bolter
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

9 Battle Sisters Squad @ 199 Pts
Bolter (x7); Meltagun (x2); Mount in Rhino
1 Rhino @ [50] Pts
Storm Bolter
1 Veteran Sister Superior @ [30] Pts
Book of St. Lucius; Bolter

9 Battle Sisters Squad @ 199 Pts
Bolter (x7); Meltagun (x2); Mount in Rhino
1 Rhino @ [50] Pts
Storm Bolter
1 Veteran Sister Superior @ [30] Pts
Book of St. Lucius; Bolter

5 Inquisitorial Stormtroopers @ 70 Pts
Frag Grenades; Hellgun (x3); Targeter; Meltagun (x2)

5 Inquisitorial Stormtroopers @ 70 Pts
Frag Grenades; Hellgun (x3); Targeter; Meltagun (x2)

5 Inquisitorial Stormtroopers @ 60 Pts
Frag Grenades; Hellgun (x3); Targeter; Flamer (x2)

5 Dominion Squad @ 138 Pts
Bolter (x3); Flamer (x2)
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

5 Dominion Squad @ 138 Pts
Bolter (x3); Flamer (x2)
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

5 Dominion Squad @ 138 Pts
Bolter (x3); Flamer (x2)
1 Immolator @ [65] Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

1 Immolator @ 65 Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

1 Immolator @ 65 Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

1 Immolator @ 65 Pts
Twin Linked Heavy Flamer

Total Roster Cost: 1849

Lots of anti-tank, huge amounts of anti-infantry, lots of mech…it’s like a baby blanket, it’s so safe and secure.

Running this list is a bit tricky, you’ve got essentially two armies–the vehicle army and the sister army that pops out of it.

Tank shock is a key weapon. Use it to corral the enemy into flame friendly formations, and fry ’em. Don’t get out of your transports unless you HAVE to.

The Inquisitorial Stormtrooper squads should ride in the heavy support Immolators.

Run everything at the enemy. Few armies can stop this amount of mech. Even if they can, odds are they can’t deal with any other kind of army where this army can deal with anything.

Enjoy!

TWiW Episode 17 12-12-08

Time for another This Week in Wargaming, Episode 17 for 12-12-2008

 

As allways it’s Troy McCauley from Samurai Gunslinger

and

Zac Belado from Tabletop Gaming News

And links to our topics follow:


IMW Babylon 5 minatures liscense to expire in 6 months

Warhammer 40k Battle Mission Confirmed

December 2008 Issue of Fictional Reality Available

Chimera Traction Engine Released

Crocodile releases Mummy Archers

Red Box Games December Releases Available for Pre Order

AE WW-II painted Greenman Preview

Forgeworld Inquisitor Teaser #2

Max Mini Releases Resin Hammer and Shield Combo

Battlefield Evo World At War Quick Reference Sheet Released

Baccus Basin System Announced

Jim Lab Releases new Spell Effects Tokens

Painted Previews of Incursion’s Awesome Zombie Models

Dowload Episode 17 Direct

This Week in Wargaming Episode 17 for 12-12-08

Time for another This Week in Wargaming, Episode 17 for 12-12-2008

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Click here to go to TWiW for show note Links and Downloads

As allways it’s Troy McCauley from Samurai Gunslinger

and

Zac Belado from Tabletop Gaming News

And links to our topics follow:


IMW Babylon 5 minatures liscense to expire in 6 months

Warhammer 40k Battle Mission Confirmed

December 2008 Issue of Fictional Reality Available

Chimera Traction Engine Released

Crocodile releases Mummy Archers

Red Box Games December Releases Available for Pre Order

AE WW-II painted Greenman Preview

Forgeworld Inquisitor Teaser #2

Max Mini Releases Resin Hammer and Shield Combo

Battlefield Evo World At War Quick Reference Sheet Released

Baccus Basin System Announced

Jim Lab Releases new Spell Effects Tokens

Painted Previews of Incursion’s Awesome Zombie Models

Dowload Episode 17 Direct

Top 10 Sci Fi Minis of 2008

According to the voters on Tabletop Gaming News here is a list of the Top 10 best Sci Fi minis of 2008.

To vote for your favorite go to TTGN Readers Choice Awards – Top Sci Fi Mini

Arogato Senbutai from Infinity

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Lady Justice from Wyrd Miniaures

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King Buggy for AT-43 by Rachkam

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Kolony Rebel Infantry by Pig Iron

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Defender X from Monsterpocalypse by Privater Press

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Ork Nob Warbikes for Warhammer 40k by Forge World

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Quar Cavalry Squad by ZombieSmith

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Ultramarine Captain Sicarius for Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop

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Psychic Mutant Scrunts from Olley’s Armies

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Plastic Ork Trukk for Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop

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My vote is for Aragato but there is some amazing competition here, dont forget to put in your vote at TTGN, If you don’t vote you cant bitch !

Warhammer New Lizardmen Gallery 2008

Here is the most recent selection of images for the New Warhammer Lizardmen Army to be released in 2009.

And dont forget to check here WARHAMMER LIZARDMEN RULES PREVIEW for continually updated rumors as to the actual content of the new book

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TTGN’s Top 10 Best Sci Fi Miniatures of 2008