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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Screamer Council Dillema's - Part 1: Introduction

Hi guys,

Half a year later, and I'm here again to not only give a small update as to where I'm at now in the world of wargaming, but also because I'd like to talk about some things that... Well, I don't know any other places where I could talk about them.

Allow me to explain: ever since mr. Dave Simcox from my favourite podcast 40kUK (40kGlobal now) started talking about the dreaded list called Screamer Council, I was hooked.

The reason for that being that I feel that mr. Simcox and I have a very similar playing style. It sounds really cocky, I know, to say you have a similar style to a top UK tournament player, but I think I'm pretty safe when I compare myself to a cowardly, reserve-the-lot player like Dave.
My previous tournament lists were also very similar to his, so yeah, I had to check this one out.

Herald of Tzeentch, Grimoire of True Names, Disc of Tzeentch, Mastery Level 3
Herald of Tzeentch, Portaglyph, Disc of Tzeentch, Mastery Level 3
Herald of Tzeentch, Greater Locus of Conjuration, Disc of Tzeentch, Mastery Level 3
Herald of Tzeentch, Disc of Tzeentch, Mastery Level 3
2x 10 Pink Horrors
Company Command Squad with Flamers
Veterans with Flamers
2x Vendetta's with HBolters (squadron)

And oh my god, it's awesome. For everyone not familiar with the Screamer Council, here's a great link: http://sanguinesons.blogspot.fr/2013/07/etc-lists-tzeentch-screamer-councils-be.html
However, because I don't want you all to lose interest by visiting a more awesome blog than mine, here's a small recap of that article + the list I'm currently playing and it's problems :

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

List Building - Help on Forums! Competitive IG List without spam... Or at least, not a lot

Hi guys,

If there's something about 40k I really like, it's list building. And because of that, I always like reading people's like, criteria for their list...
It's a like a sudoku or a puzzle to me, e.g. "make a competitive/fluffy/.. list with the following: Blood Angels, Death Company who have to be able to get into assault, fluffy."

It's a really cool way of directly helping people,  and it keeps me mind bussy!
So, normally, if this were a popular blog like 3++ or Fritz or Nick's blog, they'd ask people to send in there questions and ideas... But since I'm far away from that level, I post things on forums.

So, one of those ideas recently came from 'Tankage' on The Warmaster forum (http://thewarmaster.com/index.php)  run by Fritz (Way of Saim-Hann... Really? Oh c'mon go check check him out if you haven't already: http://www.fritz40k.com/).

Tankage's post went as follows:
Hi all, 
I have just got back into 40K after a very long absence and I am looking to put a guard list together. I preffer fluffy lists but dont want to lose every game, so here are the criteria: 
No non fluff spam - i.e. flyers (one or two maybe but not 9!), plasma (would be quite rare) etc
I like grenade launchers, sniper rifles etc as these seem more appropriate/likely.
Minimal vet units 
Must have CCS
I would also like a variety of specials to make it unpredictable/fun 
My modelling skills are currently very very rusty so basic kits rather than custom
Am i being unrealistic? Would appreciate guidance/recommendations on list/tactics?
So: IG, competitive, grenade launchers and snipers, no plasma, minimal vet units, minimal spam and unpredictable surprise units! Before I get on to my reply: there were some mentions about Penal Legion & Leman Russes being very good, so that's why I mention them as well.
Also, it wasn't exactly clear whether he ment CCS as in Company Command Squad or as in Close Combat Specialists. Anyhow, I stuck in both!

Here's what I came up with:

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

First Youtube Battle Report - IG vs Chaos (1500pts)

Hi guys, right now, I've just posted up my very first Youtube battle report!

Alright, I have to admit, it's a bit long... But if you can spare half an hour of your time, please, head on over to youtube and give it a watch.

Should you have any comments or criticism, please drop it in the comment section below the video

Thanks guys,

- Raggbur

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Starting Out On Youtube! - List Tweaking Part 1

Hi guys, Ragg speaking, and today I posted up my first vid on Youtube!

Still figuring out a ton of stuff... But like really: a. ton. of. stuff.

I basically start up a series of 2/3 vids about how you can get a very good, working tournament list while still feeling comfortable with it!

Today's vid is simply me rambling for 20mins straight, but hey, it's still worth a watch:

Your thoughts & criticism are very much welcome, so head on over to youtube and drop something in the comments section please!

- Raggbur

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Imperial Guard Heavy Support Choices - Armoured Artillery Part 2

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I finally finished an article on IG Armoured Artillery, today I give you part 2!

(Click this link to take you to Part 1.)

So, today we'll take a look at the Colossus, Manticore & Griffon.


Monday, 8 April 2013

Imperial Guard Heavy Support Choices - Armoured Artillery Part 1

Hi Everyone,

Raggbur here, and today I want to talk about some of the pie plating choices an IG player can choose from.
About half a year ago, I went to quite big tournament called Insurrection 4, where I ended nicely in the middle (26 out of 54). In my IG list, I went completely anti-termie and brought along 2 Demolisher Russes (24", S10 AP2).
The cannons themselves were awesome off course, and the AV14 front really helps out in the current meta, but: there are so many cool artillery bonuses I felt I was missing out on.

So, I started experimenting with the Armoured Artillery sections in 6th Edition: and I love them! Now, little disclaimer here: I currently use the Forgeworld pieces instead of the normal IG ones. Yeah sure, they're a bit OP, I admit that, but I just love the look and feel of these huge cannons pumping out just as huge shells, blasting the enemy battle line to pieces.
But, today, we're not going to talk about those: we'll stay within the boundaries of our own (awesome) codex.

So, over the course of the following posts, I will be taking a look at the different Artillery pieces & why I think they would be fitting in your standard IG army or allies.

For easy reference, I'll mark them with a score on D10 10 in how good I think they generally are.