Friday, November 6, 2015

RoBPod # 31: Kayoun

War Zone Damocles: Kauyon

Hey guys, Corvus and Havoc here with our review or discussion on the particulars of the '7th Edition' Tau codex. There's an extensive model release, but the rules updates themselves are surprisingly lacking. What's this mean for the fish and for GW? Tune in and find out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Honor the Codex: Back in Black // Ride the Lightning

War Zone Damocles: Kauyon
Hello and good day readers. Today's post was originally going to be centered around digging unique tricks, units, and builds out of all the Marine codices (seeings how they've all been updated!) but, by good fortune, GW saw fit to release two new Space Marine supplements as a part of Kayoun (Also known as Warzone: Damocles 2nd Edition), and these are the long rumored Raven Guard and White Scars supplements, since those highlight those former legions which sought to battle Shadowsun. They're more expansive reconstructions for these two chapter tactics than simple supplements, but recycle enough from the basic blue book that they aren't quite standalone codices. So, without further ado, let's dig in.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Digging into Trenchers

Greetings Gentlereaders,

I've been listening to a pretty good podcast on WWI called History of the Great War and all that talk of trench warfare makes me want to talk about one of the Cygnar units I got with my army.  They haven't hit the table yet for me because I thought they were overpriced chaff, but then Haley3 came out and people started raving about them.  I'm still not sure about it, but I'm also timed out of table time, so sadly I can only throw out my thoughts and see what you think.  And these guys are surprisingly deep for models that don't see much table time.  Guess we can blame the availability of mercenaries, taking jobs away from hardworking Cygnaran models.  Anyway, let's dig in and see what's in there.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Honor the Codex/Critique Corner Mashup: Bikes!

It's that time again! Sparrowhawk has given me another list to review. Today's order? 2500 points of bikes, bikes and more bikes, crossing party lines to find White Scars, Dark Angels, and even a Knightly friend, as well as some timely air support. Now, before we hit the break, Sparrowhawk did clarify for me that this list is designed around the RAI argument that any DA character which you equip with a bike earns the benefits of the Raven Wing special rules. Thus, my review will act with those constraints (or lack thereof) in mind.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Composers and Musicians

It's that time of year again for Havoc and I: the League of Legends World Championship. This means hours committed to hobby time in front of my PC, watching anxiously, hoping my bracket survives, and that my favorite teams are contenders, and not mere footnotes. Nevertheless, it has me thinking about composition. So often, I find myself wrapped up in the power, balance, or imbalance, of a single unit. But with this most recent world tournament, we've seen a number of upsets in the group stage already, owing to players and teams valuing strong, "OP" picks over the strength of a team composition. So, what does all this have to do with 40k?

Friday, October 9, 2015

Heresy in the Library - Wolf King

Greetings good people and welcome back! Trooper here with another installment of "Heresy in the Library", where I review Black Library publications and let you, the reader at the other end of the data-slate, know how it is! Up for review is the new Horus Heresy novella Wolf King. In the aftermath of the disastrous engagement with the Alpha Legion and with no help coming from the nearby White Scars Legion, the Vlka Fenryka flee into a nearby nebula. Leman Russ is distant and it falls to his sons to lead the remnants of the VIth Legion out and back to Terra.