Posts by Lords2001

Fight night 3 – Fight of the Phoenix Lords


We have on Fight Night two of the more formidable opponents for this series – the Phoenix Lords of the Eldar – Jain Zar vs Karandras.

This will be a great fight, and could really go either way.

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Fight Night pt 2 – Huron Blackheart vs Kharn the Betrayer

Fight Night 2 : Chaos Edition

Tonight we are moving to the Chaos Codex, where we get to have probably the most combat oriented character ever created in Kharn the Betrayer vs one of the craftiest commanders of the Chaos Realms in Lugft Huron, the Tyrant of Badab.

While I’m sure Khorne will be smiling on his most single minded champion, he does not care from whom the blood flows, and anything could happen on Fight Night.

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Fight Night – meeting and fighting the characters of 40k.

Fight night Round 1 – Codex Adeptus Astartes – Chaplain Grimaldus vs Chaplain Cassius

This is the first of what I hope to be an awesome series looking at the characters of 40k, having a quick look at their background and rules, and then having them fight for our amusement on the battlefield.

For this series I have co-opted long term player and longer term brother RedLetterDay to be one half of the team and control one of the two characters investigated each week.
To begin with we will be matching up each codex internally so that 2 characters make it through to the ‘finals’ of the codecies, at which point we will also introduce the biggest and nastiest characters and Lords of War of 40k into the mix – the Primarchs along with some of the biggest and best from the Forge World catalogue.

The formats of the review is simple – a brief background and overview of the rules for each character and then the fight : best of 3, with the players starting 7” apart and a rolloff for who goes first the initial time around (and a +1 to that roll for the character with the lowest points total). Charges can be failed, overwatch and keywords are in effect, but no stratagems etc.

We will then do a quick post mortem and discuss the losing character in a bit more detail.

To start us off, we will be having a pretty even matchup – two of the hardiest  chaplains in 40k from Codex Adeptus Astartes – Chaplain Cassius and Chaplain Grimaldus.

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Imperial Guard preview – Mordians – A new hope for a slightly different 8th?

Imperial Guard preview – Mordians:

Today we got our best preview yet of the Imperial Guard codex coming out shortly. Mordians: In short, we saw the return of proper regiments (not just Cadians, yeah!), the attempt to remake the Leman Russ as a something worth taking and at the end, the following attempt from GW to shut down the monster they created with unit buff bubbles from untargetable characters. Lets begin :

This is a strong option – yes, you lose your ability to string out a combat or cover a larger area, but the advantage is pretty solid. Now this isn’t the be all and end all for some units-  for instance 50 conscripts kill only 1.85 MEQ’s more on average (100/3)/3)/3) with overwatch while a Leman Russ Punisher with HB’s all around kills about 1.25 MEQ’s more. Read more

Building a list for 8th when you don’t know what you and everybody else is playing : a primer.

Lords2001 back again, this time with a list building article without an actual… list in it.

40k really is in unprecedented territory. After doing half an Age of Sigmar and blowing up every codex and rulebook they owned in the 40k universe, nothing is quite the same. Armies all received updated rules, effort was put in to make unplayable units almost playable, and a big emphasis was put on casual play. This is emphasised in the Index system – power ratings (a generalised power points cost divided by 20ish) are on every sheet and really easy to work out. They also kind of work, as long as you don’t completely abuse the situation by throwing every single free option onto the units and characters.

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Almost top 5 – Templar style, with bonus Legion of the Damned

Hi, its lords2001 here (Stuart Lord) back with another almost top 5. This one is a short one as the Black Templars listing is rather short, but different enough to be interesting, especially for players like myself who play every marine army.

Almost Top 5 Interesting things about the Black Templars. Well, really it’s a ‘lets talk about every listing in the Black Templars Section’ but that doesn’t sound as good. B

1) Helbrect is very cool – his rerolls to hit are handy for an army that wants to get into combat. His other buff of +1 strength is even better but as it applies to ‘Models’ as opposed to ‘units’ it is less powerful unless you are in a really specific situation. Still, I think his points are decently weighted and he is hard enough to stop that other close combat units will think twice. He is costly though.

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Army building in 8th – trying out Terminators.

I take cash, too.

Its Stuart Lord here (Lords2001) and I’m planning to put together an army to playtest for 8th. I’m going to put together some army lists of stuff I want to try and why. As always, I would love your feedback on list composition, tactics and feedback from your own experience .

I’ll list out the unit and the points, assuming my maths works out (and if it doesn’t, I can blame GW of course. I love the fact that you remove points for the weapons you already have before putting points for new ones in. But I hate actually working it out.) So here is my first list

List 1 : Give me your armour, your guns and your Dreadnoughts – 1500 points (with 2000 point option)

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8th Edition – Almost top 5 – Adeptus Astartes Style


Hi, I’m Stuart Lord (lords2001) and Ive been a long term tournament player, at least on the NSW circuit. I’m planning on getting back into 8th, assuming it will have me after I and so many others callously abandoned it during 7th.

Quite a few people have been over the various armies and the main rulebook, so I don’t want to do too many in depth reviews of individual units, especially as I haven’t taken them all for a spin, or had them used against me.

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