Adventures in Airbrushing


Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I think it will become evident why at the end of this article.  Long story short, I’ve finally gotten all of the components necessary to start using an airbrush.  Additionally, I got all of the components I need to build the tournament list I posted in one of my previous articles.  For the purposes of this article, I will share not only the results and resources I used, but also a verdict on whether it was all worth it or not.

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Kirby played some War Dollies :O

I know… shocking. Unfortunately for many past readers it wasn’t 40k. Even with the Tau models dropping (and…no codex changes outside of new models / rules for 7th??) my enthusiasm for 40k is pretty much at an all-time low (even more so than during 4th edition). I’ve got a tournament in a month (comped though) so that may reinvigorate me but for now… I’ve been getting back into Warmachine / Hordes.

So yesterday played two games with eMorv vs Runes of War and eVyros vs Runes of War. We took top-down videos of the games so will be starting up with some battle reports again but my question to all of you is – what are you looking for in the video battle reports? We obviously have a strong track history of good written battle reports but are still getting our heads around video battle reports. So – questions for you, particularly for smaller games like Warmachine, what do you prefer? We have down top down only in the past with some interspaced pictures but I’m not sure if that’s the most engaging so hit us with some opinions.

Otherwise, except some more soon from us (well at least me) from a WMH perspective and maybe a 40k tournament soon :)!

The Nemesis Strike Force Detachment: Pt 2 The List


And we’re back again folks to talk about the list itself and utilizing this special detachment. This special detachment allows you to deepstrike in turn 1, so what units does this apply to in the codex?

Brother Captain/Grand Master/Brother Captain Stern


Strike Squad/Interceptor Squad

Terminator/Paladin Squad

Nemesis Dreadknight

Now this might seem like a small selection, but it gives us access to all the tools we might need. Below is a sample list and the one I currently use and descriptions of the units roles and why they were chosen:

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The Nemesis Strike Force Pt1: The Basics


Hey there guys, sorry for long delay on this post, but I was in a car accident and hospitalized a few weeks back and I’m finally out, a little sore but ready to go on giving you guys some insight into the Grey Knights special detatchment: The Nemesis Strike Force. The article is a bit on the long side, so get comfortable and let’s dive right in shall we?

The strongest option introduced in the new Grey Knight codex was the addition of the Nemesis Strike Force detachment. It works almost like a pseudo drop pod assault, allowing all of your units that can deepstrike to arrive turn one while also allowing you to run and shoot (or vice versa) in the same turn. Guaranteeing that you will have the first turn to shoot and strike first is a massive boon and is what truly makes this detachment so powerful. So lets take a quick look at the special rules for the detachment and the Grey Knights to begin with:

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Hordes Devastation – Leak Summary

Pictures taken from ChainAttackTrev

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Star Wars Armada Wave 2 – Unboxing preview of new ships and cards

SDFFG’s brilliant large-scale Star Wars strategy game, ARMADA, gets its second wave of ships over the next few weeks. This includes the new Star Destroyer, which frankly dwarfs the Victory-class Star Destroyer that was released with the game, as well as Home One rebel capital ship and a host of new fighter and bomber squadrons.

The new ships won’t be available to purchase for a few more weeks (and possibly longer), but a few sets will be won by the winners of the soon coming Mustering at Sullust tournaments. Fortunately a Bothan by the name of Lyraeus was able to get some photos of an unboxed set in advance, so the rest of us can have a look at the goodies that are in the pipe line.

After the fold; photos of the new ships, comparisons with the old, and a lot of the new cards and upgrades (I’ve edited some of the images for easier reading, so while imperfect these are the best quality currently available).

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Hand of Judgement, Electromancers, Death Wolves & Baratharum

Yes I still exist and while wandering around the Internets tonight I found these for any of the WMH guys out there. Will definitely pick up HoJ :). Rumored release for December 2015.

As an aside, I’ve been doing some modelling and painting across WMH and 40k so will likely start to post more soon. Heading to 40k Masters at the end of November so at least something in the lead-up to that…!


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The Ways of Waaagh! Tactics Post Double Feature: Lootas and Battle Wagons


Hello again, everyone! I am back with my first tactics post, and this one will be a heavy support double feature! Two great units that go great together, it’s Lootas and the Battle Wagon! But first, a little insight as to how I am going to go about tactic reviews:

One of the things I want to stay away from in these posts is looking at units strictly in a vacuum setting, using math hammers and ideal conditions to measure units against each other. The thing is, some things get overlooked or are just not thought about until you actually put the models on the table and see how they work in the real world. So, to that end, all my tactic post will only involve units that I actually use, and have used for a good number of games. I will look at the units first in a vacuum setting, and maybe even do some minor math hammering, but then I will take a look at the units using my real world experience, showing how effective they can truly be, how my opponents usually react to them, and how they have fared in my battles.

So without further ado, let’s get this waaagh started with the guys with the big gunz: Lootas!

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Innocence Proves Nothing

Justicar_terminatorHey there guys! My name is Alex and I’m one of the new contributors to 3++. If you couldn’t tell by the title I’m a big fan of the Inquisition, particularly the Grey Knights who are my main army. So I figured I’d start off with a little information about myself:

I started playing about 10 years ago as a wee lad with Warhammer Fantasy. I was living in Europe at the time and was introduced by a friend and fell in love with the game playing Tomb Kings in small narrative campaigns. After a few months I decided to try and enter a local tournament where I did pretty decently. However after about a year of starting Fantasy my family moved back to the US and I was left without any place to play. I picked up a few Tyranid models and generally just built and painted them. I then happened to meet my current Warhammer partner who came over one day and noticed the Carnifex on my shelf. He informed me he was a an avid 40k player and we’ve gamed together ever since. Besides my Grey Knights I also have a large collection of Tyranids though they don’t see much play as I rather detest the 6th edition codex. But enough of that little intro how about what you guys can expect?

I’m a competitive player, but I aim for fun lists that can still hold their own against some of the more cutthroat lists out there nowadays (I do play Grey Knights after all, not the best codex out there).

So I thought for my first post besides the little introduction I’d showcase the list that I have used for awhile now that’s gotten me very good results. It is as follows:

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The List

Just to show that I do actually practice what I preach, here is the list I rolled into my first tournament with.  It should be noted, though, that I use 1850 points as my base level for any list, simply because that is the standard for most tournaments and it is easy to scale up or down from there if I need to.

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