Feast of Blades: Update 4

I'm in my room, hanging out with Nick and Rob.  I just played Game 2.

I just lost Game 2!

Earlier, Nick asked, "Do you want me to tell you what's wrong with your list?"

Darkwynn reminds me of my friend, the Master Manipulator (every store needs one); with that in mind:


Not until I'm sitting down!

My first game was a close affair, and since it was only a seeding game, it wasn't a bad deal.  I scored right there in the middle.

Second game... I was outplayed by a Vulkan build.

My opponent, Thomas, was awesome, but he was also very accomplished with his army.  He told me he's been perfecting it for years.

Me?  I just realized something...



(Evil Homer and the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) will know what he means.  Hell, Darkwynn already knows.)

It's a thing.

So I have a list Logan no longer makes sense in.  Also, static firepower isn't so hot anymore.  Most importantly, I simply need to play better.

You see, after Game 1 I realized I needed to centralize Logan (Hogan.  HOGAN!) so as to get the most use from him... but then, in Game 2, I stuck him on the flank.


I was too afraid of my opponent's Rock, which consisted of Vulkan and 7 Thunder Hammer Storm Shield Terminators in a Land Raider.  I threw way too much into destroying them, ultimately costing me the game.

I'm having a blast!  All of the above is secondary to playing great games of Warhammer, plus I love playing the Brotherhood.

Gotta run - Game 3, coming up!


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

Darkwynn must be one hell of a great guy if he reminds brent of me.

I will say this once, if I have said it a thousand times.

You don't take a untested list to a tournament no matter how good you think you are.

Brent said...

Nick is a great guy, you're a great guy, and yea, you've told me a thousand tines!

But good player or no, I really haven't had time to prepare. This one was about the experience. Besides, first game was seeding, so now I've recollected myself. I'm two and one now.

As an interesting aside, goatboy is the only undefeated player.

Braden said...

I love reading your blog! You have the perfect demeanor for an opponent I would want while wargaming.

(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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