Author: TastyTaste

Meat for Meta: Just what we need…

It has been brewing for a bit now, rumors of a new race for Warhammer Fantasy or Warhammer 40k. Word has it that development has just started, so we are looking at least a 3 year process. With that in mind, I image the release will be timed with a new rule set for whatever system GW has in mind. The major news with this rumor, is the army will be non human, I believe we are looking at a brand new race not based on previous fluff. Still as is customary, forums across the webaverse are making wishes for old armies to be brought back from the dead. This happening I highly doubt, we have an emphasis on new, not redone or expanded. If a non human race were redone that leaves very few options, none of which GW has given any inclination for reexamining e.g. Squats or Chaos Dwarves. What is GW logic for a non Human race; Space Marines are the best sellers, where Tau, Necron, and Dark Eldar are some of the worst sellers. Unless the plan is to package them with Marines at launch like Black Reach. What upsets me about this rumor if true, is GW devoting resources once again, away from their current armies and into something completely new. With these hard economic times they should be doubling down on their existing...

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Best of 40k Internet: Terrain of the Gods

What I am about to post is almost two years old, but worth reliving. I am talking about an epic display of craftsmanship by 40k nerds par excellence. A whole city scape for all your toys. Only people that would be stuck under nightfall for most of year would have the time to pull off this masterpiece. There is a catch, but I will not spoil it yet, just take it all in. I am not even going to comment on that guy with the red hair besides two words “Mad Scientist”. The catch with this whole thing, is while these are 40k players it is for a music video by the defunct Emo Rock outfit called Strata from Northern California. I find it strange that a Swedish production company makes a video for a California band, but hell I have no idea how these things work. Here is the video in question that uses this set to great effect. You might want to put the sound on mute the song is very whiny designed to play to the fat misery chick crowd. I really cannot see why this band never made it… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nsCc6XnM3c If you want to learn more about the builders that put it together here is a link to the original post. Buried in the post is another project by one of the participants, which is...

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It’s like Tactics: Picking the right Bandmates

With part one we got an overview of Noise Marines, now we move on to squad builds. Currently there is a lot of redundancy in competitive lists; tried and true units with no variation, configurations repeated, because they have been proven to work. Math hammering and these competitive lists are great for average players wanting to win a few games, but they do nothing for people that want to work on being a good general. That is one reason I responded to Noise Marines. They require a little more finesse then your standard CSM power builds and results end up being more rewarding. Often I have found players falling in love with a model or piece of wargear that on paper looks great, but fail on the battle field. The biggest concern with any unit is points vs. utility. This axiom understood by most, is hard to master. With Noise Marines the instinct to get all points crazy can be alluring, so lets look at some builds that will temper that and maintain effectiveness 4 Noise Marines @ 185 Pts Bolt Pistol, Bolter, CCW (x4); Frag Grenades, Krak Grenades 1 Noise Champion @ [70] Pts Bolt Pistol, Bolter, Doom Siren; Frag Grenades, Krak Grenades, Melta Bombs; Power Weapon Rhino Transport [35] This is my most popular build, it is cheap and hits hard. On paper it is a doom siren...

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Rumor + Rumor = Dark Eldar Goodies?

So I was doing what I do; surfing the high seas of Warhammer 40k forums and watching pron, I came across two rumors that when formed like Voltron might equal truth. As we know from Warseer and BoLS there is a fluffy reference in Planetstrike about “Khaine-worshipping Dark Eldar”. Suddenly I remembered a week before; a poster on Librarium Online heard from a GW store manager, that has a sister, that is dating Hank Edley of Adepticon, that knows a school mate of Phil Kelly of GW that said, “Dark Eldar Avatar and Harlequins are in the upcoming Codex”. Now, when I first read the rumor I did not put much stock into, because it came from the mouth of GW store manager, which are just as reliable as Amy Winehouse attempts at sobriety. With the little Planetstrike tidbit, that GW manager might not have his head that far up his ass after all. This is all highly speculative, still lets take a journey to Dark Eldar fantasy land or a second… Avatar how will it be different: Lance Weapon instead of Melta Sword? Immune to Poison? Give Fearless? Will the Avatar change the force organization of your some unit since that is GW flavor for 5th edition? Harlequins: Solitaire! killer assassin? Will GW just copy and paste from the Eldar codex or expand enough for some full Harlequin...

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40k Douche Bag: Planet Money Grab

Hot off Imperial Guard  and Werewolves in Space news, now Planetstrike rumors from the great fountain of rumors, Warseer. After loathing Apocalypse, I was instantly skeptical about Planetstrike. I feared that GW was double dipping into the large scale battle salsa again. Much to my shock, as more and more information is filtered, this does not seem the case. Planetstrike is now turning out to be more like City Fight and less like Apocalypse. Still City Fight had the opposite problem as Apocalypse in being too small and really favoring certain units over other others. What Planet Strike is attempting, is to bridge both game expansions into something more people can jump into. Done properly it could be a welcome addition to 40k universe. If the rumors are correct you will not have to expand much, for your current roster to play Planetstrike. Attackers basically get more Elite slots and defenders get more Heavy slots, which is not as extreme as many formations in Apocalypse. My biggest fear still though is that Super Heavies and Flyers will make there way into the system, turning it into, “He who has the money with make everyone else miserable”. Luckily, judging from the leaked pictures there is not a Titan or Baneblade to be found anywhere. There is no sign of formations just assets, which are my favorite part of Apocalypse. If...

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