Friday, November 16, 2012

Who says Dark angels can not beat Vanilla Marines?

I had a hard fought battle against some Salamanders.  The Angels performed admirably and eked out a win.  The Game was Emperor's Will with Hammer and Anvil deployment.  This was a 1000 point battle and the first battle in our Planetary Empires campaign.  As such, my opponent got a single USR for his list and chose to make his Terminators Fearless.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Small Games - 1000 Point Dark angels vs Chaos space Marines

I played two small 1000 point games this weekend.  It has been a loooong time since I've played games at such a low point value, but it was quite fun.  For this game I decided to go with a small Deathwing detachment.  I was a bit worried about the low model count, but it ended up working rather well.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2v2 - Dark angels and Salamanders vs Chaos Space Marines and Necrons

So, I managed to get in a game this weekend despite everything I have going on currently.  It was more of a learning game than anything, as most everyone was a beginner (except me), but it was still a lot of fun.

The scenario was 2000 points per side (2x1000 pt lists), playing Purge the Alien with Dawn of War deployment.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chaos - Lessons Learned

So, after a couple of weeks of really studying the new Chaos Space Marines Codex and dreaming up units and combos, I finally got a chance to play with the new codex for the first time this weekend.  All I can say is wow...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chaos Space Marines - Conceptualizing a List

So, as this blog is not just about Dark angels, but also covers the Fallen and Chaos Space Marines in General, I have really started going through the codex and getting ideas for a new list.  I would like this list to be somewhat fluffy as a Fallen list, but also competitive.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dark Angels Rumors

I normally do not do the whole rumor thing.  I prefer to focus more on army building, tactica, and battle reports.  But, with the Dark angels codex release rumored to be right around the corner, I decided to round up all the rumors and see if maybe we get a decent idea of what to expect with the new Dark Angel codex. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Another 2000 pt Purge the Alien Tournament

So, this past Saturday, we had yet another 2000 pt Purge the Alien tournament.  I came in third overall, but I think the list that I brought had the potential to rank higher.  Alas, the dice gods left me in game 2, and I had to settle for third.  Still, I had a great time, and was pretty happy with my army's performance.

Monday, September 10, 2012

2000 points Dark angels vs Blood Angels

This weekend I played a 2000 point game against Himkano.  We are both going to be attending a 2000 pt Purge the Alien tournament at the end of this month, so we decided to test each others tournament lists.  Himkano has posted a Battle Report as well, and you can see it on his page, with pictures here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

2000 Point Dark Angels vs Eldar

Well, this past weekend I played a 2000 point game against a friend of mine whom I hadn't seen in a while.  I forgot to take pictures, but I will post the Battle Report.  I have decided to do the Battle report a little different this time and make it more narrative.  This Battle was Big Guns Never Tire (3 objectives) with Dawn of War deployment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Update and new 2000 point Dark Angels list

So, it has been a little while since my last update.  But quite a bit has happened since my last post.  Perhaps most significantly, I played in a local 2000 point tournament.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dark Angels/Imperial Guard 2000 point Army List

Having gone through all the units in context with 6th edition play, I have decided on a new list that I will be trying for the first time in a game (or maybe a few games) this weekend.  I am maintaining the philosophy of infantry spam, but am adding a little bit of mobility to the list.  I am also going heavier with plasma because I think more and more people will be shying away from vehicles and going toward infantry making my meltaguns less effective (although I will still maintain a few).

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dark Angels vs Chaos Space Marines 2000 pts

After my fight with the Blood Angels, I made some tweaks to my list and played a game against Chaos Space Marines.  The biggest changes were dropping the DA scouts and devastators, but this allowed me to take one less heavy weapon than before, but gave me 3 more meltas, as well as 20 more models.  The role of the scouts was also taken over by the special weapons squad, although the loss of infiltrate was a bit painful. 

Blood Angels vs Dark Angels 2000 pts

With my lessons learned and an idea for an army list firmly in my head I invited over one of my friends for a 2000 pt game.  This would be my first game using my allied detachment, and I really wanted to see how this would work.

My First Army Lists

So, one thing I am really having to get used to is the nerfing of vehicles in this edition.  In 5th edition, I played primarily a parking lot list with Land Speeder support.  I tried this list in my first two games of 6th edition and split my games, winning one and losing one. 

Let's get started

So, I have considered starting a blog for some time, mostly because I enjoy writing up Battle Reports.  With the advent of 6th Edition, I think I am finally ready to try my own blog and I will try to keep up with it.

I primarily play Dark Angels, although I also have Chaos Space Marines, Imperial Guard, and Tyranids.  By far, my Dark Angels are my largest army with approximately 18,000 points.