Blast from the Past: Old Chaos List

I took too many classes this semester.  It's funny how the obvious things sometime take time to realize, but I've been fumbling around these 6 weeks wondering why everything takes so much effort.  Well, the short answer is I'm overbooked.  I have too much on my plate.

I even missed this Tuesday's Bell of Lost Souls post to write 8 pages on Persistent-State Hyperalgesia.  Fun.

Still, slowly but surely I'm making headway.  That said, I decided to start recycling old posts for fun.  Two reasons: 1) it's fun to see how far I've come in a short span of time, and 2) nobody reads the old stuff in any blog; might as well dust it off!

I'll be commenting in green, naturally.  So will I.

July, 2009.

So I sent in my list for tomorrow's event and naturally I'm regretting my choices. I would have done that regardless; it's tradition.  This was a big problem for me, and the solution ultimately made me a much, much better player.  Frankly, I think I can hold my own with anyone now - and I owe all that to my friends.  

I've talked a lot about the 40K Build Project we did in the local store, so forgive me if you've heard this but I'll say it again: that, more than anything else - and I've been playing since Rogue Trader - helped me become a better player.  In late 2009, the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) and Evil Homer were talking about my incessant need to change things.  They figured if I'd stop tinkering and actually stick with one thing I could learn it and take my game farther.  After that, it wasn't long before the MM(esno) had drawn up a list of armies and we all started rolling.

That's where my Daemons came from.

The rule was we created a list with that month's points value and played three assigned games.  We couldn't change the list between games.  Need I stress again how beneficial this was?

If you folks in your store, wherever you are, want to up your game... try it.  Stick with it.  Stop bitching about the WAAC-Ass Tournament Players and discover why they seem to know something you don't.

'Cause they do.  End rant.

This is not a tough list, though elements of it will give people problems. *thinking*  In that, maybe it's like a lot of lists people put together. That said, as Stelek would say, "It's full of fail."

I mentioned Stelek way too much in my early stuff.  I was pretty involved on his site, but more than that I knew the few readers I had came from there.  I was trying to appeal to a shared sense of community so I could build the blog.

I had a lot to learn.  I look back sometimes and cringe.

Yup. Don't care! My decisions weren't based on winning as much as on other factors. (I call *SELF-EDIT* - what nonsense.)  Primarily, I wanted an easy list to play that would either win or lose quickly, but I also wanted one that was painted to a decent standard so I could enjoy using it. I'm not against using unpainted models in one-off games but I can't stand using one for an event or tournament.

But I like to win. Thus the regret.

1850 Pts - Chaos Marines Roster - Chaos Roster Galaxy Tourament July
  • 1 Abaddon the Despoiler @ 275 Pts
  • 1 Sorcerer of Slaanesh with Lash @ 130 Pts
  • 10 Terminators with Mark of Nurgle and variable weapons @ 465 Pts
  • 5 Summoned Lesser Daemon @ 65 Pts
  • 5 Summoned Lesser Daemon @ 65 Pts
  • 1 Land Raider @ 235 Pts
  • 6 Khorne Berzerkers @ 216 Pts
  • 6 Plague Marines in a Rhino @ 248 Pts
  • 2 Obliterators @ 150 Pts

We'll see what happens; regardless, I'll post some games.

I did okay, only losing one game.  I actually would have won the event if my painting score had been higher.  I remember being vaguely irked about that, but it was a good lesson.  I lost points because my Plague Marines were based differently from the rest of the army.  Little Barerra docked me points and he was right to do so.

Here are the pics.

The astute reader (HI MOM) will notice the terminators aren't finished. They'll be Black Legion when I'm done... right now they're sort of the Grey Dudes. I have to take the color down a few layers.

The running joke in the beginning was that only my mother read the blog.  Later, I referenced her quitting the blog in disgust.  Good times, good times.

Here's some closeups of the characters, primarily Abaddon. Goatboy requested a closer look.

Nope - he doesn't read this blog - I had to ask him to give his opinion via email.  That's some honesty!

Take care - Brent

Okay, briefly before I let you go... I can see some of you smirking behind your computer screens.  You think the army was complete trash, don't you?

Go on, admit it!  It's fine to do so, and you're right, of course.  I've learned a bunch about 40K games theory since then.

But don't discount it completely; there was a method to my madness.  I can pick it up today and give most of you problems with it.  You need to ask yourself why.
If you saw something like this sitting across the table from you, how would you analyze it?  If you do that properly it's easy enough to neutralize.


suneokun said...

Ironically, your list there looks awfully like my 'fun' list for the new Alpha Legion I'm putting together. IT ain't WAAC, but it is fun!

Check out http://pathfinder-devilin.blogspot.com/.

I've been around longer (but in the UK), but have fewer followers ... and all my wonderful comments died in a Disqus plane crash ... boohoo!

Brent said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Yea, I got your blog linked this morning - I really enjoy the new look.

Strangely, I know I had it up previously but it was dropped somehow, probably when I was dividing up and changing the links in to different categories.

If any of you out there have a blog that was linked but isn't, let me know. Same for those I may not have seen - feel free to drop a link.


Chumbalaya said...

Makes me emo, Brent :P

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Hey Add my blog damnit - found out why yours wasn't on there - stupid blogger limited the amount shown which I changed.

Woohoo - can't wait to fly up and try to win with whatever I bring haha.

That CSM list can do well - if your opponent rolls bad and Abbadon gets his groove on - it is hard to stop.

Brent said...

What do you mean, Goat?

Your blog has been on Strictly Average forever.


(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.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

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..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

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."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

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."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...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."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

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.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

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.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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