Showing posts from January, 2015

Codex Consultation may now commence...

After a week of "is it here yet?" and "can I has it yet?" today Scoffer has finally obtained his shiny new codex.  He's even managed to read it now that he's stopped bouncing around. Let the rules queries begin!

Tournament Limits

Rules packs for 40K tournaments in the UK have always been fun to read. For the last 6 months or so especially it almost seems like you need some sort of law degree or advanced maths diploma just to understand what you can and cannot take. For the most part these are fairly simple and they will allow you 2 sources which all fine and good but an increasing amount of tournament organisers are starting to put limitations on what actually counts as a source and, to some extent, what a CAD even means. At the early stages of 7th edition this wasn't so bad as most official tournaments simply said bring a CAD and/or an allies detachment. All fine and good. 6 months on we now seem to be drilling down into what makes up a CAD with every new codex released through Games Workshop scatter shot approach to updates. Let me elaborate. A Combined Arms Detachment (or CAD) is what everyone recognises as a force organisation chart. This was always 1-2 HQ, 2-6 Troops, 0-3 Heavy support etc etc. Lat

Are my opponents having fun?

One of the big things for me about 40K is that it doesn't mater if I win or lose a game so long as me and my opponent are having fun. That being said I have recently gone through and filled up the gallery section with random photos of my army and in doing so it does look like some of my opponents are simply not enjoying themselves.... To be fair I think the majority of these were taken during deployment and its simply the look of "what am I going to do against this..." type of thing which isn't so bad really I also think that all of these were taken at tournaments where its always encouraged to bring a competitive list and enjoy a day or hard fought battles That last particular one is one of my favourites. My opponent looking through his codex and checking rules when my T-shirt could give him the answer he needs... This one was at a local store tournament and one of the first times I had used the completely broken Transcendent C'ta

Welcome to Ex Sepulchrum

Hello and welcome to my very own corner of the intwebz where I intend to post up my own ramblings, tournament reports, hobby progress and anything else I can think of that is 40k related. I've been an avid gamer for 25+ years be it tabletop, role playing, video or board games. For  the past 3 years or so I've been playing my Necrons exclusively in 40k and have taken them from the anguish that was phase out to the peak of 5th edition brokenness and pretty much everything in between.  My Necron army at the moment is roughly around 14,000 points in size and I think I can fairly say I have at least one of everything including the Forge World arcanthrites, Tomb Citadel, Bomber, Tesseract Ark and Pylons of various sizes.  More recently I have started a Dark Eldar army which has only had a couple of outings onto the battlefield but I'm so far very impressed with. These were mainly collected as a painting project for my new airbrush which I'm still figuring out the nuances

Lost in Translation

Most of us have seen it at one time or another when trying to arrange a game and the opponent describes his list as being "fluffy". At one time this used to mean that it has a back story, a method behind the unit selections so that everything fits around a particular theme or a way to, dare I say it, Forge The Narrative. The description of a fluffy list seems to have changed through 6th and certainly into 7th edition to be more of "its not competitive". Like wise the dreaded Dick List seems to have been changed to competitive. There also seems to be some sort of psychological warfare going on unseen where certain people will say they want a fluffy game and still rock up with 9 centurions, 3 wraith knights, 30 summoning units or [insert dick move here] but then go on to explain how its fluffy. This seems to usually be the fact that they included a 100 point unit which is not optimised. With the addition of unbound lists and come the apocalypse alliances I expecte

Tesla and You: The Official Guide

Tesla and You: The Official Guide —————————————————– Contents: I. What is Tesla? II. Why should I use Tesla? III. How should I use Tesla? IV. Advanced Tesla Tips & Suggestions —————————————————– I. What is Tesla? Firstly, before going any deeper into what tesla is, let’s look at the actual definition of the word tesla: tes·la 1 (slv) n. Abbr. T The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second I have no idea what most of that means but it does sound awesome. Not only is the word tesla fun to say, but it’s the single weapon that every Necron player should always be using. Always. Perhaps you’re wondering at this point, “Scoffer, why should I use exclusively one weapon, when the Necron codex has a large a