Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Allies of Inconvenience: Bonus- Post Adepticon Road Show

Join Evan and Chris for their on the road ramblings as they now return from Adepticon 2022! The last of our road show episodes, come along for our shenanigans as we generally goof around to pass the time and cover our amazing time at Adepticon 2022. As with all roadshows, this is unedited and will have background noise, but maybe you'll feel you are along for the ride on your commute!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Allies of Inconvenience: BONUS- Pre-Adepticon Roadshow Day 2

Join Evan and Chris for their on the road ramblings as they head off to Adepticon 2022! We continue with out pre-Adepticon shenanigans as we generally goof around to pass the time, and talk about 40k along the way. As with all roadshows, this is unedited and will have background noise, but maybe you'll feel you are along for the ride on your commute!

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Codex: Raid on Titan - Our Adepticon Malal Theme

 We are back from Adepticon with a medal for best display for our Raid on Titan board. Along with the board (which will get more coverage soon) we handed out a "Codex" to our opponents and a few lucky other individuals at the tournament.

The basic premise of our theme is Malal is trapped under the Grey Knight's Fortress Monastery on Titan and the Sons of Malice are heading there to set him free.

You can download and read our codex here

CODEX ASTARTES: RAID ON TITAN

Now I want to make it clear, most of what is in this is us connecting the dots and not making up fluff. We spent a lot of time researching Malal and the Sons of Malice to pull this all off, but before you scoff

  • Malal really is the God of Anarchy
  • The Grey Knight's Fortress really is under Mount Anarch
  • The Sanctum Santorum really is a bunch of Tesseracht Vaults holding daemons
  • It really is guarded by 44 Purifiers
  • Malal's sacred number really is 11, and he really hates the 4 chaos gods
  • Malal's colors really are black and white (which combined make what?)
  • The Sanctum Santorum really is having issues containing daemons after the opening of the Cicatrix Maledictum
  • The 11th "Doomed One" really has only recently been chosen
All we did is connect a lot of dots and put together a cool theme.

The truth is out there...


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Allies of Inconvenience: BONUS- Pre-Adepticon Roadshow Day 1

Join Evan and Chris for their on the road ramblings as they head off to Adepticon 2022! We cover our theme for the Warhammer 40k team tournament, talk about Malal, go over what we hope to see at the GW preview, and generally goof around to pass the time. As with all roadshows, this is unedited and will have background noise, but maybe you'll feel you are along for the ride on your commute!

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Allies of Inconvenience: Episode 33- Las Vegas Open Narrative Coverage and Tau/Aeldari release discussion

 

I continue to be bad with timely publishing, but this is a HUGE episode (2hr, 21m). Join us as Evan, Chris, and Jason go over their recent hobby progress and then discuss their attendance at the Las Vegas Open Narrative, their thoughts on Tau and Aeldari releases and the continued evolution of 9th Edition

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LVO Narrative Group on FB (where the mission pack can be found): 

00:00 Intro
05:05 Hobby Progress
28:29 LVO Narrative Coverage
1:05:51 Tau, Aeldari and more discussion
 
Songs and Soundclips
Blue Mark- Atlan Urtag
Kaap mere- Bugotak
All Clips: Babylon 5

Friday, January 28, 2022

LVO preview notes (and q&a notes)

Gw will "stay out of the way" but make the "itc more exciting"

Anyone who participates in an ITC event will have a chance to attend the end GT open near the Grand Canyon

 winners of ITC events will have a chance to win a trip

Anyone will have a chance to win a codex

Itc faction winners will get every codex/army book that year
Overall winners will get to build a 2k army and given it from GW
TOs get all the rules

TO advisory group starting up
Will expand to all TOs

Events team starting a balance advisory group with TOs and top ITC finishers

1st video
40k
Craftworlds
New shining spears
New ra. Hooded. 2 tactical rocks
New avatar

Sigmar video
Night haunt, dok
Crossbow ghosts- craven throne guard
Quill ghost- scriptor mortis
Whip armed DOk- gladiatrix- great 40k conversion base
"Arena of shades"

Horus heresy
Ka bandha
Hoof is larger than a marine

Interrogator preview Warhammer+  more adult then all the rest of + so far. Coming in march.
Black and white. Drug use implied.

Kill team
Ninjas and pirate elves
Aeldari corsairs

Necromunda
Ash wastes expansions

Q&A
Shining spears not the same kit as rangers on bike

Is there a harlequin avatar- next question

Magnus and mortarion do seem lonely

Working on ways to make the digital format more accessible. Future is bright

Catachans? No reveals

Squats? "Its a derogatory term and innaproriate to ask"

Tyranids in Aeronautica? Has no idea. Cant imagine they are the last thing they will see.


Question about playtesting.

Future plans for Heresy event support- yes


Old world is awesome and coming

Why is gw focusing on mono armies- they are in gt play which is done for balance/variable control. Soup is more for open play.

No comment on vect.

Primarch thing- it took 35 years to make one, so they dont want to rush it

Bfg- if the miniature studio is inspired they will make it

2 wounds when- im sure the profiles will change in time. Wont have to give the answer much longer

What is gw doing to incorporate 3d priniting into their business model- they use them in production

40k app- 1st thing around the horizon is it working correctly. Fixing core architecture. 2 to 3 weeks for fix launch. Should fix army builder.

Guard codex- will get new models. 

Probably get more hh in 40k

Ka bandha likely in 40k, hh and aos

Does slann or slannesh play bb?

1st balance update vs seasons- quarterly update will keep coming

No idea about imperial armour come back

Where is khans bike? 

Hh starter? Are there plans to change base rules? Exciting things coming

Will all factions get a primarch level model? Non answer

Base size on kabandha- not known 

Gt mission pack spiral bound? Always gets asked. May come

Corsairs- both aeldari 

There will be more blood bowl

Guard going to have a good year but cant confirm RR

To support will go to middle earth as well

Will we see all codicies this edition? Studio dpesnt really think of the game in terms of editions. Thats a community constuct, and if there isnt an ondex reset its not that big of an "issue", but they do want to avoid a feeling of haves and have nots

Saturday, January 8, 2022

My 2021 Hobbying Totals

 2021 Hobbying Totals

Blood Angels
3 Tartaros Terminators
5 Heavy Intercessors
5 Assault Intercessors
Terminator Librarian
Terminator Chaplain
Shield Bearer
2 Tarantula Sentry Batteries
Rebase 15 Terminators

Executioners
Thulsa Kane

Adeptus Custodes
Pallas Grav Attack
Blade Champion
2 Caladius (Repaint)

Astra Militarum
9 Ogryn
1 Ogryn Body Guard
2 Taurox Prime
2 Tempestor Prime
Death Rider Officer (Repaint)

Inquisition
Lord Inquisitor Hector Rex
Inquisitor Coteaz

Dusk Raiders
10 Heavy Destroyers
5 Mk3 Heavy Support Marines
5 Mk3 Tactical Support Marines
5 Grave Wardens
2 Land Raider Proteus

Adeptus Titanicus
Warlord Titan
Warmaster Titan

Aeronautica Imperialis
Ork Mega-Bommer

Lumineth Realm Lords
Avalenor, the Stoneheart King

Tamurkhan's Horde
6 Plague Ogres

1/700 Scale Ships
HMS Nelson

2021 Totals
BOUGHT: 64
PRINTED: 22
PAINTED: 77
SOLD: 0
GAMES PLAYED: 10

2020 Totals
BOUGHT: 160
PAINTED: 160
SOLD: 0
GAMES PLAYED: 7

2019 Totals
BOUGHT: 206
PAINTED: 126
SOLD: 3
GAMES PLAYED: 23

2018 Totals
BOUGHT: 292
PAINTED: 66
SOLD: 23
GAMES PLAYED: 24

2017 Totals
BOUGHT: 536
PAINTED: 514
SOLD: 33
GAMES PLAYED: 30

2016 Totals
BOUGHT: 144
PAINTED: 152
SOLD: 197
GAMES PLAYED: 30

RUNNING BACKLOG REDUCTION
(Total Painted + Total Sold - Total Bought - Total Printed): -73

So I am still on the red for back log reduction, and only added to it but getting a friend to Print me 22 models in December (otherwise the number would have gone down!). SO that's the goal for 2022, drive the back log reduction to a positive number rather than a negative. Still, as deltas go, the fact that over the 5 years I've tracked this, my backlog through purchase has only grown by 73 is great (the problem is gifts have grown it a little more than that) but still under 150 all told. And I at least got more games in than 2020!

So far in 2022 I have only finished painting 1 model (a Deredeo Missile Launcher), but I have built and primed 
9 Custodes Terminators, 9 Sisters of Silence, 5 Blood Angels Terminators, and an Aquitor bombard. Now to paint 3 servitors.