Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Battle Honors

In the past three months, I've played far, far more competitive games of 40k than I have in the last five years. I've been enjoying it quite a bit and I don't intend to stop, but the real reason I play 40k is for the imagery and the background. The PAGE crew has been transitioning to a "casual competitive" play style, and while it's really gratifying to see all of us making huge strides in our generalship abilities, we haven't played a campaign or a narrative battle in a while.

I'm always thinking about ways to stimulate narrative play (I'm working on a two-person campaign system right now, if any of the PAGE guys are reading this and interested in playing). I'm also into the idea of creating my own personal "fluff" even though I play an official army. It recently occurred to me that I can use my competitive games to drive the background for my army.

Dark Angels Sargeant and Fancy Codex

There's a lot of things on the painting table lately. Most recently, I finished a model I started a couple years ago:

I want you

Sorry for the poor quality, I have both lighting and camera issues. I'll have to show up to a tournament with Joe at some point and trick him into taking some better pictures. I'm not really sure what this guy is supposed to be; I originally conceived of him as a company champion for a command squad but he doesn't have a combat shield. He could be a stand-in for Azrael, but no combi-plasma. I used him as a librarian the other day, but he's not blue. And he's a little too fancy to be a sergeant with a power weapon. But the cool thing is I suppose he could really work as any of those things.

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's the Little Things That Count

For my most recent competitive play effort, I headed over to a super-casual 2,000 point tournament at my neighborhood game store, Top Deck Games in Westmont, NJ.

...but it's usually the big things.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wolf's Head

In preparation for NOVA, I'm making it a point to attend every monthly tournament at Redcap's Corner. This weekend's tournament format was doubles, a particular favorite of mine.