Monday, April 29, 2013

Army List: Blood Angels with Dark Angel Allies

     Here is an army list that I have been playing around with for a while now. It includes a main force of jump pack Blood Angels, with Dark Angel allies. This army is designed to be a fun, varied army with a bunch of different element and units that I really like. I'm not sure how competitive it is, but since I'm not out to win any tournaments that isn't a bit deal (although I sure do like to beat my brother's Grey Knights). Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Custom Warlord Traits Part 2: Grey Knights

    Here in part 2 I have the warlord traits made especially for the Grey Knights. For those of you who missed the Blood Angels' warlord traits, here's a quick explanation of what this is. The new 6th edition codexes have interesting and fun warlord traits that are made to work well with the strategies of the army. But all the armies that still have pre-6th edition codexes have to use the main rulebook's warlord traits which more often than not are almost useless in your army (Master of offence for a gunline army, etc). So I decided to make up traits for the armies that haven't been updated yet for use in friendly games.
     So without any more rambling, here are the warlord traits for the army that I play against most often, my brother's Grey Knights...

Custom Warlord Traits Part 1: Blood Angels

     I haven't really liked the warlord traits in the main rulebook. Your gunline army could just as easily get "Master of Offense" as your assault army could get "Master of Defense". Both are (mostly) useless to those armies. But now that we have a few 6th edition codexes, I am starting to see that the warlord traits are a very fun part of the game that really adds something new. The only problem is that most of the armies don't have a set of warlord traits tailored to their specific strategies like the Dark Angels, or the Tau do. And that is why I am making some myself.
     Below I have an initial draft of a set of Warlord traits that I've written up for the Blood Angels (since they're the main army that I play). Eventually I'd like to make a set for each of the armies that don't have their own to tide them over until their new codex comes out. Let me know what you think. Are there any of these that are just too over/underpowered? Any better ideas to replace one? Any tweaks to make the rule better? Obviously these would only be for friendly games, so if anyone tries these out in a game let me know how it worked, and if you have any ideas for an army that I haven't done yet let me know (and maybe leave a little explanation about why it would fit with that army too). Read on to see the traits!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Warlord Trait Cards by Eryx_UK

     I just stumbled upon an excellent set of warlord trait cards by Eryx_UK. He has a set made up for each of the new 6th edition codexes, the traits from the rulebook, and a set of cards for the warzone traits. I think this is an incredible idea, and I don't know why GW doesn't make a set of these themselves because I think they would sell. I have the links below to each of the different sets so go check them out!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hobby Update: Thunder Hammers, Wolves, and Apothecaries

      Just a quick post to show a few of the things I have been up to. For Christmas (I know, it was forever ago) my brother bought me a box of Space Wolves grey hunters, and a box of thunderwolf cavalry. I have been having too much fun converting these guys so I haven't even come close to painting them yet. I have really caught the converting bug. I'll be posting up many more photos of the things I'm working on starting with these. Enjoy...
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