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Sunday, 22 September 2013

The Fallen

So with the clubs 40k league due to restart soon (can't wait) I figured now is a good time to write about my new army. As anyone who knows me will know I have only played Dark Angels (with a brief dabbling in the 5th ed vanilla codex), I felt it was time for a change.

The decision

I considered a good few armies before deciding. Tau, no as much as the army appeals to my sit back and pew pew approach to 40k I wanted to play something different and while Tau are stronger style wise it was a little too similar.  Nids, the lack of allies put me off them I like the models and they are good fun but this army meant starting from scratch not the gradual build up I was looking for, also with a new book thought to be out soon I may have ended up having to re buy the entire army when it came out knowing  GWs habit of making popular models useless.

So why did I choose the Fallen (aka Chaos Space Marines)?

  • Fallen are Dark Angels this means a lot of my current models will fit in perfectly well.
  • They can ally with daemons, I like daemons I like the thought of a few fallen marines leading a host of the evil buggers. It also means a natural progession towards a daemon army is possible afterwards.
  • Heldrakes, forget the fact that these beasties are OP (they really are, they are basically responsible for the lack of marine armies in the current meta), they are also in my opinion really cool models. As a big fan of the old Godzilla movies these flying mechanical dragons just brought back images of Mecha Ghidorah which meant I wanted one since the day and hour they came out.

  • The Fallen is a major part of the Dark Angel fluff and an army of the creeps have been on my list of things to do since I read my first Dark Angel book. (I even bought the Chaos army book on release day for this very reason).
The Army

So armed with a £100 amazon voucher I got awarded in work I decided to look at getting my army together. Firstly I didn't want to make the usual mistake I made which is just buying lots of models and make an army out of them, this is a crazy expensive way of making an army.

So what models did I want, well Heldrakes are ofc first on my list. The current meta has seen a flood of Heldrakes with good reason they are very powerful flyers S6 AP3 torrent flamers with S7 vector strikes this is what Space Marine nightmares are made of. So I have fully embraced the cheese and went with 3 drakes.

Next I thought about what I wanted to bring along with the flying menace, Necron flyers are the in thing according to most net lists and its hard to argue they get results. But although I brought in the cheese by embracing the drake I couldn't quite bring myself to go for the drakesycthe combo. Instead I looked at the chaos models I wanted to add, I like daemons what daemons could I add to the list. Well before I went to the ETC I come up with a concept of four flying daemon princes and three Heldrakes, not quite the Necron flying circus but a completely different flying circus.

So here it is the list I've decided to build this is my basic list it will ofc end up being fine tuned over games and will ofc change each game when it comes to the league (can't let you all know before hand exactly what you will face after all muhaha).

HQ1: 1 Daemon Prince (145) - Power Armour (20pts), Wings (40pts), Daemon of Nurgle (15pts), Mastery level 3 (75pts), Warlord - 295pts
HQ2: 1 Daemon Prince (145) - Power Armour (20pts), Wings (40pts), Daemon of Tzeentch (15pts), Black Mace (45pts) - 265pts
Troop1: 10 Chaos Cultists(10x5) - 50pts
Troop2: 10 Chaos Cultists(10x5) - 50pts
FA1: 1 Heldrake (170) - Baleflamer (0pts) - 170pts
FA2: 1 Heldrake (170) - Baleflamer (0pts) - 170pts
FA3: 1 Heldrake (170) - Baleflamer (0pts) - 170pts
Aegis Defence Line (50) - Comms Relay (20pts) - 70pts
Chaos Daemons
HQ: 1 Great Unclean One (165) - 1xLesser Reward (10pts), 1x Exalted Reward (30pts), Psyker Mastery Level 2 (50pts) - 255
Troop1 : 3 Nurglings (3x15) - 45pts
HS – 1 Daemon Prince (145) - Daemonic Flight (40pts), Warp-forged Armour (20pts), 2x Greater Reward (2x20pts), Daemon of Nurgle (15pts), Psyker Mastery Level 2 (50pts) - 310pts
ARMY TOTAL [1850pts]

The Look

Well everything is being painted to fit in with my Dark Angels, so we're talkin Caliban green and leadbelcher though out the armour. Basically everything the Daemon princes, the Heldrakes and even the cultists will be Dark Angels colours. Ok theoretically maybe Fallen Dark Angels should be wearing Black pre-Heresy armour but meh Liberties can be taken with these things haha.

The Future

I plan on keeping a blog on this army showing models Tournaments and League games (maybe even some Battle reports!!!). So watch this space for more Chaos Lovin, Lion Hatin fun!

Remember guys if you want to write a blog and post it here about your army (or even your 40k league campaign) drop me an e-mail at I would really love to post here about your armies :D.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dreadball Pre-Regional Tournament and details on this weeks Regional Tournament.

Hey folks big times for Dreadball in Northern Ireland. Dreadball has been catching on quickly across the province with a number of clubs taking up the game. Ofc I don't need to tell you all this most of you have joined the LGCs Dreadball league which has reached an insane 24 players.

Next on the local horizon for Dreadball is the first ever Dreadball regionals being held this year at Q-Con. But before we get to that LGC and Wee Gamers got together for warm up tournament testing the water so to speak before the big event. A big thank you to Ivor from Wee Gamers and Kyle our local Mantic pathfinder for running a fantastic event every one had a blast (until they played Judwan at any rate). And a thank you to all who attended 10 players is pretty damn good for a warm up Tournament.

Dreadball is a game were the incredible happens on a regular basis and if ever that point was proven it was when Colin came out of his first game with a landslide win! 

This is the trophy we all competed for again a thanks to our organizers for the prizes the Gabes were awesome.

Speaking of awesome a present to the club from weegamers in conjunction with dramascape can't wait to get a game on it.

And of course what you have been waiting for the Results

1st Place: Area56 - Judwan - Head Coach Steven Fletcher 
2nd Place: Henson's Freestylers - Corporation - Head Coach Mark Dornan
3rd Place: Morgommmmmmmmdumdum Novas - ForgeFathers - Head Coach Ryan Fletcher

All in all a very successful day one we will definitely have to do again.

Now it is on to the big one the first ever Northern Ireland Regional dreadball tournament being run be the Wee Gamers crew once again in conjunction with Mantic and Battleboards UK. It will be at Q-Con I for one will be there along with a number of others from LGC (if your looking for me I'll be in the bar). 

If the thought of playing dreadball and drinking all day doesn't entice you to go how about the Prize????

Photo: Dreadball light test

Seriously though how awesome is that.

See you all there :D

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Player Advancement

One of the joys of league play is watching your players develop into stars. The primary way to do this in sports is through coaching and experience.

Of course its no different in Dreadball, during each game you need to record certain feats which each player makes. These different feats give your player a point of experience you spend this experience to level up your player and each time the player gains a level you  get to roll on the coaching tables, each roll on the coaching table gives either a new ability or increases a stat.

How to get experience: -
  • Scoring a 3 or 4 point strike
  • Injuring an opponent for 3 turns
  • Killing an opponent
  • Man of the match
For each of the above feats a player achieves during a game they gain one point of experience. 

How to spend experience: -

During the player advancement portion of the between game sequence you spend your experience. Each player starts at level 1 once your gain two points of experience you move to level 2 after you hit level 2 three points of experience will take you to level 3 etc....

How to gain new skills: -

Once a player reaches a new level you are permitted to roll on the advancement tables. For this league we are allowing the use of the advancement tables in both season 1 and season 2 rule-books  This gives 4 options for each player (robots are an exception to this but I'll not get into that just now).

Each position has two dedicated advancement tables one table in each rule book. You simply choose one then roll, simples.

The other option is the extra coaching tables each rule-book includes its own extra coaching table. To roll on the extra coaching table you must sacrifice one of your teams coaching dice.

Hopefully if you have read this you it will have given you a good idea of what you need to do once you have played your first match and have some experience points to spend.

If you found this useful and want to see more of them feel free to sweet talk me into writing more in the comments section below :D


Monday, 13 May 2013

Let the Rambling Commence

Well here we go the first ever LGC blog post popping our blogging cherry so to speak. By now most of you know what is planned for this blog, if you would like to contribute or find out anymore please see my recent thread on the club forum.

Saturday is the club's bring and buy sale remember bring along those old unused models and those models you bought and were never quite sure why (come on we all have them). The guys from Wee Gamers will also be down, they will be bringing some stock down so if you are looking for dreadball teams or the like they will be there.

They may also be setting up some games of Flames of War if you get a chance do check it out its a great system, for those of you who aren't familiar it's a 15mm scale game set in world war 2 which over the last few years has become very popular even getting itself added to the game systems run at the ETC.

On another note we are into the pre-season on the dreadball league there will only be two weeks left to get the game in but after that you will lose the chance to give your team an experience boost going into the first match.

If your a dreadball fan keep your eye on the blog over the next few days as I'm planning a couple of dreadball posts over the next day or so going over a couple of the aspects of league play which I hope people will find helpful.