Monday, January 18, 2010

Planetstrike Beta Testing

Hey guys i wanted to post a quick thing on the planetstrike playthroughs we've been doing, and of what we will be expecting to do these upcoming weeks. First off, our first few games have been a tad rough, but we are getting the rules down. Also if you dont know the basic premise of planetstrike, its this: you have a defender and an attacker. The defender has more heavy support/troops, and the attacker has more fast attack/elite choices. The main goal in planet strike is objectives, and along with those objectives are stratagems yay. Both the attacker and defender have specific stratagems. There are even race specified stratagems. But in order to get these stratagems you must have a specific amount of objectives, and each one uses up a certain amount of points. Ex: there are 3 objectives, 2 bunkers and a fortified turret, you would have 3 stratagem points to use on 2 stratagem or one beastly one, but the same stratagem cannot be chosen twice.

And this brings me to my next subject: the upcoming weeks we will be constantly playing this expansion to get down the rules for sure. Also this weekend we will be using the stratagems. umm thats all for now and i cant think of other stuff for the time being...Oh i really want to set up a table for painting/workshopping

-happy gaming-

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Word From our Sponsors

Legends comics and games in Cupertino, the host and co-sponsor of Bay Hammer has just announced a sale on all there Games Workshop products. All GW merchandise in the store will be discounted by 10% to help sell off there excess inventory from the holiday season, that's right because some poor kid didn't get that new Tyranid battle force, or that shiny Leman Russ this holiday they are passing the savings on to you, and get this if they don't have what your looking for they will order it in for you at 15% off plus no shipping charge.

Now I know this may look like a shameless plug but the truth is that ever since BH started up the guys(and girls) at Legends have been very supportive and helped bring together the people that actually help me run this blog(when I am not around). They gave us a space to play and a little financial support as well as prizes and supplies. So if your in the area, head on over and support your local game/comic shop.


BH Senior Editor

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Dancing with titans

This weekend after a long standing hiatus from my regular gaming schedule I had at last manged to get in a short if not amusing game of Apocalypse in which Ian decided to play test his new eldar list against my Dark Angels and Legends recently aquired Armorcast Reaver titan. At this point I will have to say I fell in love with the old Reaver and its almost torrential ability to serve A$$ kicking on a every turn basis, but alas the titan is perhaps one of those units that is destined only to enter a fair fight if the opposing side is packing similar hardware.

The battle was fast and bloody with the Reaver (now know as Victrix Steve) immediately gimping Ian's Wave serpents and demolishing most of his squad of Hawks and lobbing a few far pot shots from the turbo laser into his garrisoned Guardians on the other side of the board. Ian will be posting the battle report as to what actually happend but for now I felt this a compelling enough reason to set aside some time and actually get back in touch with you guys, our readers and gamers in the bay and beyond.

In short I played a titan and I liked it, i liked it a lot but I realised only to soon that the unit demands a certain kind of opponent to actually feel justified while playing it. Anything less then a full armor company and any match against the Reaver can quickly become a bloodbath in under 5 turns. But if you have the money or just love the power I highly recommend it, its not a unit for everyone but with a visually dominating aspect as well as awe inspiring stat lines the titan truly is one of this games greatest pieces.

In other news:
Congratulations to Zach who won the Legends Campaign the week before last, and after some mix ups with GW over the prize finally received his much due reward after slugging his way through six weeks of Necrons,Sisters and pissed off blood angels, only to take his boyz to the top of the heap. So here is a pic of the proud warboss accepting his prize, good job freshman Zach!

If your wondering I am the one who looks like spike from buffy.


BH Senior Editor

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Yo

Hey guys, Ian here and i wanted to say 1: happy new year, 2: the new Tyranid codex and models are coming out this month, 3: reminder of sat we are going to discuss what we can do to improve our next campaign and tourny as well as have some free play.

On the note of the tyranid's new codex/models i just would like to read some comments of what you would expect from the dex and new models (although ive seen the mawloc/trygon on forgeworld). I have been looking at the advance orders on just the models and they look even more powerful than before. Anyways that is all for now and im off to get some much needed sleep.

-Happy gaming, ian