Battle Report: Brotherhood Vs Tyranids

Last weekend I played the Card Pimp in Question's new Nid army.  I played a variation of the Brotherhood, testing the new Scouts and Hunter squads with Plasma.  I also loaded two Fangs units - with reduced Missiles - in Rhinos, to test firing out of the hatch.

The three centralized Rhinos have Hunters; 10-strong, two plasma in the grey, 8-strong w WG and Rune Priest in the center, and 8-strong w WG in the last.  The Rhinos on the wings were the aforementioned Long Fangs, plus there was a unit of Fangs with an attached Terminator with Cyclone in the ruins.


For No Apparent Reason

Before we begin... no, I haven't been fired from Bell!  I didn't submit an article yesterday because I was just beat.  Larry was kind enough to fill in, but my article will be online tomorrow.  

The Mighty Mighty Carlos' Imperial Guard.

Yea, I know.


Brotherhood Update: Scouts and more Troops

I'm continuing to add to the Brotherhood, with the idea I'll be able to test and play practically every major build in the book... then I'll start on the units for the Brotherhood Shrikers or the Brotherhood Assault Angels or something.


Hard Boyz Round II, Part One

So Hard Boys 2011 has come and gone... and if you want to remind me there's another round, I'd say, "PPPPSSSSSTTTTT!"

Round II is Hard Boys!  It's the reason we play, right?  As a reminder, me and Everyone's Brother From Another Mother Big Whit (who's now dating a 21-year old, so is probably way too exhausted to be reading this) went to Chicago for Round III two years ago... and it sucked Hard.

Here are a few of the armies - and I wish I'd taken the time to take pics of all of them!  It's fair to say I was very, very impressed with the general quality of list at the Comic's Asylum venue.  Kippah Jim, one of my new favorite people, played the army that knocked Goatboy out in Round 2; that is, an all Terminator Grey Knight List... 50+ Terminators marching across the board!  Awesome!


That Guy Update

First things first; I genuinely appreciate the comments and emails I received yesterday.  Sincerely, thank you!  It was great to get the mail-tone on the phone, because I could check the mobile and take a few seconds to relax.

It helped to feel connected to the world outside the hospital.

The important news is my father is now the Miracle Man.  I didn't mention it yesterday, because it was bad bad bad.

Like Not Brent.  Not just bad beans, but bad news.


Now I'm 'That' Guy

I always swore I wouldn't be that guy.

I wouldn't assume I was always right.  I wouldn't try to force others to see the hobby my way.

I wouldn't be that guy.

I wouldn't enable ads on Strictly Average... and now it's large enough that means something.  This is an extension of my hobby; it ain't work.

I wouldn't be that guy.

I wouldn't forget there are real people behind the typeset that magically shows up on my miracle-box.

I wouldn't be that guy.

But I wouldn't, above all else, drop personal details about my life, forcing people to either ignore the too-much-information post or feel obligated to type niceties they may or may not feel.

I wouldn't be that guy.

My father is being driven to Fort Worth for emergency surgery.  My wife and I happened to be in the Metroplex, taking in a show.  We're now waiting for the ambulance to pull up.

The wait is driving me nuts.  This is my stress-relief.


I'm that guy.


Deamons at 2500: Updated List for Review

It's important never to rest on an idea, which brings me to this army list.  I played an won Round I with Daemons, but currently I intend to take the Brotherhood to Round II - for a variety of reasons.

Still, applying my concerns about what I may have to face brought me to this army list.


TableWar Display Tower! In Progress...

Well, I've been working on a super-professional-super-awesome video highlighting the awesome that is my new TableWar Case... then I get an email from Doug saying Reecius scooped me on Dakka!



Stolen Content: BrassScorpion's Marines!

I did a (I thought) nifty tutorial on Bell yesterday, but perhaps the coolest part was a link dumped in the comments by one BrassScorpion, a Dakka Dakka, er... dude.


Some I'm stealing it to pass on to you!


Brotherhood Cavalry (plus: Go To Bed, Brent!)

This post is a bit of nothing, really.

Finally got around to putting the Heavy Horse on the proper-sized bases.  


Hard Boyz Round One, Game Two

Yes, yes, yes - I'm perfectly aware that I've not been updating Strictly Average enough... but have you listened to the weather? The heat wave over the midwest is unreal, and my place of residence in North Texas is breaking all manner of records. Between that and working double duty at the hospital, I've been flat worn out.

 Which isn't to say I haven't been working on stuff; rather, I just haven't been blogging about it yet! I've got a ton of material, just waiting to use. For now, let's roll in to a quick battle report.

Pretty awesome, right?  Game two was against Vulcan marines.  Objectives were the key, and my opponent's army is a good counter to my bad intentions.  He has the Godhammer hang out in the center, where it'll be a lot of work to break through AV 14, and his two Iron Clads can hold my army up for days if I don't deal with them carefully.

(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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