Saturday, 20 December 2014

Edchopps Moving Castle

As you may know if you listen to our podcast I have been starting a PHR army, because they are super techy cool. It helps that they are awesome cool looking. But what I'd like to talk about today is the evolution so far of my PHR experiment i.e. my lists what I intended, and what has occurred.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Creating A Monster: The Foundations

The CD rack of terror - it has the entire Nickelback back catalogue stored within it

You may have read in my last post that I have been using a despoiler with my new Scourge list. Not only are they as fast as a Condor for dropping off your nine tanks, they are robust with 5DP, and take serious names with their E11 gun (I can add a Sabre to the list enemies it has felled in the field of battle after its last outing!). What's not to like? Well they don't fit in every army for a start, and are rather expensive at 102 points with the gun. These issues shadow in comparison however to the real problem with the Despoiler. The model.

Monday, 15 December 2014

OB Podcast Episode 2.5: Flaming Useful

As promised here is the second installation of this Decembers podcast! The team talk about our current feelings towards flame weapons, and the use of them in the current meta. We also chat about why you just don't see too many of them knocking about as well.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Advent Calendar So Far

Christmas is within touching distance people, and do you how I can be sure? It's got nothing to do with the incessant terrible holiday adverts on TV (according to Coca Cola holidays are coming?), or the mass of stressed shoppers lining our streets, running about like a scared herd of deer. No, it is because we are halfway though the Hawk advent calendar!

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Conundrum of Resistance troops

As you may have gathered, I have been thinking a lot about troops in DzC recently. I've discussed CQB and how different squads can take it and dish it out. Today I want to talk about what you take in a typical 1500 point clash game, how it differs from faction to faction and person to person. 

Using the constraints of a 1500 clash army might sound a bit limiting, but it is the standard tournament points limit and also a game lasts about 2 - 2.5 hours which is ideal for a games club evening. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Wish lists

For all of you in podcast land (and those who are not) we talked about Christmas wish lists in episode 2 of the podcast. 

Happy Christmas from the Resistance....
The basic premise was 

"What should you get on top of the starter set to have a 1000 point army? and how much will it cost me?"

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Fun Has Finally Started

Believe it or not, this rush did one point of damage that turn

Readers of my last Scourge related post may remember the struggles I have been having with the wibbly jelly men. The change over from Shaltari has been choppy and a little hard to swallow at times (much like swimming with an open mouth in the Thames).

It is good news this time around though, as I am finally getting the hang of them! I have made a few tweaks to list the list, one of which is dropping in a Despoiler (I'll talk about this bad boy of violence in a bit), and the army as a whole plays much more smoothly. When I say smoothly, I mean as smooth as a hammer to the face- it packs punch in abundance.

Monday, 1 December 2014

OB Podcast Episode 2: Dropping about the Christmas Tree

Many Yule tide greetings to you, citizens of the audio variety! We are happy to bring you the second in our new podcast series, and due to the time of season it is a festive special! In this episode we cover news (including official Hawk info) and our latest hobby projects. It doesn't sound that festive I hear you say? Well, we have included 1000 point 'Christmas lists' for new starters looking to get into the game, including army lists and actual money costs of the lists. For the veterans of the game it is still worth listening too, as we run through some finer points of the units.