Tuesday, 15 August 2017

8th Edition 40k game - Flesh Tearers v Deathwing

After 4 wins on the bounce my Flesh Tearers were challenged to a 100 power game against a very elite force - the Deathwing!

This I was not looking forward to as I was running my normal super mobile themed army - remember this is not a power build but a Flesh Tearer army I have slowly painted up over about 3 years that, in my eyes, totally fits their background. Mostly jump pack assault troops with a sizeable death company and a few terminators to bulk it out. The Land Raider and Baal Predator have no long range effectiveness being equipped with flamestorm cannons! Basically the army does what Flesh Tearers do - run at the enemy and hope for the best!!

The problem is that although my army is themed for in your face close combat, it's not particularly good at it. I have got assault marines after all! So coming up against about 30 terminators, a land raider and some knights who will literally walk into my lines and shout "come and have a go if you think you're hard enough!" Scares me rather a lot!
The Deathwing assemble

Friday, 28 July 2017

8th Edition 40k - Flesh Tearers v Orks - comment on the game and rules

Rolling on for my 3rd game of 40k in 8th edition dad Steve challenged me to pit my Flesh Tearers against his Orks. He obviously wanted revenge for the loss his Blood Angels took last time and has put his faith in the dirty xenos greenskins - fool! I think Mephiston will show him the error of his ways!!

Pre-amble

This was going to be interesting. I had only ever faced Orks before in tournaments at Warhammer World where I was running my Emperor's Feth Astra Militarum army. These battles never ended well for the greenskins as 2 Manticores and a bunch of Leman Russ's tended to take care of them by turn 3! Now however I have a smallish more elite army that is mainly assault based - not a good match up for a dedicated assault army with lots of bodies that will effectively run me over.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Game 2 - 8th edition 40k - Thoughts and comments on the new system - Blood Angels v Blood Angels

For my 2nd match up I managed to get a game with dad Steve for the first time in a while for a head to head with my Flesh Tearers v his Blood Angels in an all assault clash!

This was always going to be an interesting battle as we both have a good amount of assault troops and so I was really looking forward to how the new assault phase works and how devastating it would be after the rumours I had heard that it was vicious. This would also be Steve's first game so we kept it fairly simple by using the same armies to help each other out with getting to know the new rules.

The Mission
We decided that we would keep it simple playing the standard Only War mission with 4 objectives and the battlefield was set up with an average amount of terrain (below)

Battlefield
The Armies
The two armies were 1500 points and assault based to the point that I brought absolutely no long range guns at all!!
I had a power level of 97 to Steve's 95 so we were fairly matched.
The armies

Thursday, 6 July 2017

8th Edition - First Game and thoughts on the new rules and stats - Dark Angels v Blood Angels

4 days after release and I could hold my excitement no longer and managed to get together with a friend for my first game!! I acquired a 40k 8th edition rulebook on my 40th birthday which happily coincided with the release day of 8th edition - Bonus!



Index & List Building
The day of the game I nipped out to my FLGS and picked up Index: Imperium 1 book (I wanted 2 to play my Astra Militarum army the Emperors Feth but unfortunately they had sold out so Blood Angels it was!) to get an hour or so to pick an army list for a game of 1500 points - I don't quite get the power levels yet!

My first impression of that book was definitely one of complication as it certainly had a load of stats - 220 odd pages of them - blimey. However a lot of them are for different armies or are repeated and after using it alongside the game you quickly find the reference pages at the back.

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Emperors Feth Astra Militarum Army Part 3 - Troops - Heavy Weapons Squads



This third post in the series continues the tour of my Astra Militarum army 'The Emperors Feth'. You can catch my list and how I got into the army here anwhat my HQ looks like here.

Today I fancied delving into my lone platoon and having a look at what heavy weaponry I have.

He ain't heavy, he's my brother
Every army needs light and heavy vehicle killers and so I chose 9 heavy weapon teams to sit in my platoon as 2 heavy weapon squads and 3 teams distributed across my HQ and 2 troop squads that combine together. I group them as follows:

1 lascannon in the HQ - 1 shot but at bs4.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Star Dads Interview - Guy Haley

We all know Guy Haley as one of Black Library's star authors. From his first novel, Baneblade, to his latest works including Perturabo, the quality of his writing has always been high and us all over at the four dads have always enjoyed his work.


Guy kindly agreed to be interviewed for the Four Dads of the Apocalypse and are we glad he did as he was super friendly, really interesting and has also kindly sent some photos of his miniatures which are fantastic!



Therefore we are pleased to present writer, veteran hobbyist and dad - Guy Haley...


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Rulebook Pictures - Warhammer 40k 8th edition

Hi all.

I have stumbled across some pics of the new 8th edition rulebook.
What do you think?

James



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Stepping Between Games - Model size comparison

I just want to redirect anyone who is listening to one of our favourite blogs - Stepping Between Games. The last post was of a size comparison between different models (You can find it here) which I found really interesting.

I am a big fan of the Primaris marines that are going to be released as they look just awesome and I like the idea of more elite marines in 40k that fit in-between terminators and Adeptus Astartes. The picture on Stepping Betwen Games clearly shows the enormous size differences of the new models and shows that they'll look awesome on the tabletop. The two leaders especially - Captain in Gravis armour and Death Guard Lord of Contagion are HUGE!!!

It will certainly be interesting to see how they will play in the game.

What do you guys think?

James



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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Four dads update - What have we been up to?

It's been over a month since our last post on the blog which is a poor show really from us dads so firstly we must apologise, but then we must justify ourselves too!!

Sometimes in dad land life gets in the way a little more than when you are single or are attached with no children. This is part of the reason why we began the blog with 4 of us contributing rather than just have 4 separate blogs - at least one of us would be posting to keep the blog updated regularly. Unfortunately for the last couple of months time has been pressed for all of us here at dad HQ:

- Rich has been covering the job of his boss and is jet setting all over the world so doesn't even know what time it is let alone when he blogged last.
- Steve has been consumed with work and his twins who are getting bigger and more mobile - the last I saw of Steve he was packing his guard army up to go into storage!!! (don't worry he still has about 18 other armies!).
- Dave has been out and about with his son doing Mr Tickle activities (!?)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

"Guns. We need more guns." Astra Militarum v Nurgle Battle Report - Round 2

Having played the first battle (here) and been sent away with my tail in-between my legs as my assault army got out assaulted by a bunch of Plague zombies who are amazing in combat (enough for you yet Mike?!) revenge has always been on my Death Company Chaplain's mind. As he crawled off the battlefield a bloody mess he vowed to take down Typhus once and for all and amassed an Astra Militarum force with a squad of Death Company to lead Typhus and his zombie horde into a trap...
"Guns. We need more guns." Astra Militarum v Nurgle Battle Report - Round 2

The preview for the battle can be found here where I outline how I approached the game and offered up my list.