Monday, September 20, 2010

Captain's Log

I need to find a new photography option, as the lens on my camera phone got scratched to hell sometime last week and a blog without pictures does not make for exciting times. It was a good weekend for gaming, though. I sat down and cleaned the flash from a bunch of Dark Angel parts (this seems to take forever) and got some paint on an elf mage, which is now awaiting a bath of Simple Green. Call it a failed experiment.

After weeks of trying to find an opponent for Warhammer Fantasy (I guess the new edition excitement was short-lived), I was finally able to get some elves on the table. I made a decent showing, but in the end I was massacred by Kevin's night goblin horde. Some teachable moments:

  • Swordmasters are really, really good. I already knew this, but I didn't realize how good.
  • Swordmasters are really, really fragile. I already knew this, but I didn't realize how fragile.
  • If you're going to try to dominate the magic phase, bring an item that generates extra dice; snake eyes on the winds of magic isn't good.
  • Actually, magic seems kind of unreliable in general - between enemy dispel dice, spell selection, board position, and a host of other factors, it seems like you're getting about one spell off per turn.
  • Don't split your forces if you're already outnumbered like crazy.
Despite the outcome I had a lot of fun; I'm starting to feel that Fantasy is more satisfying (although not necessarily more fun) than 40k. I still hate the overabundance of wacky magical terrain, though.

1 comment:

  1. Speak more about this painting failure. Inquiring minds want to know.