Warhammer: For No Apparent Reason

It's been 10 months since my last game of Warhammer Fantasy, but with our local army build project at an end, we're all wandering around looking for something to do.  Well, I say 'we,' but truth be told, I'm never without something I want to do.  Currently, I'm working on a top-secret project for BoLSCon... hopefully it'll come across better than my last secret project, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

Assholes.  I still cry myself to sleep at night.

Anyway, I took my Beastmen over to Little Barrera's last night for a quick, 2000 point game.  Quick 'cause he kicked my ass quick - that kind of quick.  I'm not too worried about it; since my last game, my Army Book has changed, so this was really a 'get to know them' match.  Here are some pictures.

The last picture is the Banshee giving my Doombull a kiss... after she killed him with box-cars on her shooting attack.  He was out of his unit due to a failed charge on Manfred's unit; had I been able to get in there, I'd have probably had a much better time of it.  As it was, my unsupported Minotaurs on the left flank grossly underestimated the Black Knights and were sent running from the board.  I did okay maneuvering for advantage in the center, but ultimately I hinged my game on getting a shot at Manfred.  My last chance was to tie up the Skeleton's unit with my Doombull and try to get my other units into combat, but it wasn't to be.

All in all, a lot of fun.  It's nice to play a game you don't have much of a stake in - we don't play competitive Warhammer around here, so there's not much pressure.  While I wish we could occasionally do that with 40K, it's probably not going to happen.  That's our bread and butter tournament scene, so every game is testing something, trying something - that kind of thing.

Take care - Brent


Fleahost said...

That's great to see Fantasy being played. I have a Bret and a Greenskin army that sit on my shelf. We had 1 player here in Lawton but he's gone now. He was a total WAAC guy but I took the games when I could. If we ever did a WHFB tourney I'd be so in. I suck but love the format.

WQRobb said...

You might as well get one last game in before the new rulebook comes out this summer...

Chumbalaya said...

I'm holding off on Fantasy until 8th comes out. Then it might be fun again :P

Anonymous said...

I had never played fantasy until last year when Brent ran the little league we had and I feel in love. Can't wait to play some more. Got my Brits and I am ready to play.

Gauthic said...

Playing LB at 2000 points is a masochistic wish. That's when I play, the largest I'll go is 1999 :D


However, at least he wasn't playing you with his dwarves with that Anvil o' DOOOOOOOOOOOM (and special character that allows you to reroll failed rolls--I think) and such sick amounts of Magic Counter dice.

It's enough to make a purse swinging High Elf Lord cry....

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

Assholes. I still cry myself to sleep at night.

I almost pee'd a little bit when I read that one...

Nuthin but love for ya!

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(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

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Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

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Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

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Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

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...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

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Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

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I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


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