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I live in Scotland but I'm originally from Texas. I've been an avid gamer since the early '80s and have played just about every game out there. I have a lovely wife and 5 children, so getting the life / gaming balance is always important.
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Friday, 15 April 2011

It gets better and better.....

Hi folks

I just got my handy FW newsletter in!  The Wraithseer is available for preorder and the experimental rules for it are sweet!!!

Like I thought, it counts as a spiritseer and makes having a wraithlord / wraithguard unit very hard to pass up.  I have already penciled one into my army and hopefully will get one in the near future.

I think all this love thats been showered down on the Eldar is a good thing and perhaps FW (and maybe GW too) have realised if you give the masses lots of goodies, they will buy them.

Check it out here, and the rules are here!

So lets here it for Forge World!!!!

Cheers and Happy Hunting
Friday, 8 April 2011

March of the Phantoms....

Hi there folks

Well, the Eldar Phantom is now available to pre-order for everyone now!   But at 350 pounds stirling!, only those die-hard eldar players will get them I suspect.  They are an amazing bit of kit, but would rarely get used.  You can also get the experimental rules here!

I would like to know how many people would actually like to get one of these, I would if I had the cash :)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

New Eldar Goodies.... Update on the Wraithseer

Hi Folks

Just came across this on Bell of Lost Souls ( thanks BigRed)....

  "The Wraithseer is a HQ wraithlord, his physic powers include one which force an enemy unit to take a moral check at -1 or fall back immediatly. Another gives one wraithlord or wraithguard near him fleet (!). And the other, if a friendly wriath unit within 6" dies roll a D6. On a 6 its still alive, with one wound left. It also has a 4+ invulnerable"

Wow, this is a must have IMO for any Eldar army.  This makes my unit of 2 wraithlords much more attractive and a potential uber unit....

Cheers Folks
Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New Eldar Goodies....

Hi there folks

I've been doing the rounds of the gaming boards to get feedback on the recent crop of Eldar units to be released by Forge World.  Overall the reactions range from good to excellent, and I have to say I agree.  When Imperial Armour 11 ships, I can see alot of people buying it just for the rules.  I've listed the units that I personally intend to get with my opinion of it.

First of all there is the Warp Hunter.  I have one on order already, after all it's a falcon with a D-Cannon. 'Nuff said .

Then there are the Wasps.  Deep striking, scoring, super jumping walkers.  These things made the standard war walkers obsolete overnight.  And at just 15pts more on average they are a no brainer, get some!

Also there is the Lynx.  This is a super heavy skimmer that can fly as well.  The model looks lovely and it can mount a sonic lance or pulsar cannon, sweet!

And just a couple days ago, FW showed off the new Wraithseer.  Another amazing model, but no rules yet so we can only hold our breath and hope for some good abilities (Personnally I  want one anyway, no matter what the rules are)

Now they have also released the Shadow specter aspect warriors and the Hornet, but even though they look cool, I feel that the costs of the models makes them not really that economical, especially the hornet.

I think in the next few months as these units make their presence known, the Eldar may be able to withstand the recent bashings that have come as a result of the metagame dex's out there.

Cheers and Happy Hunting
Saturday, 2 April 2011

Not dead, just lurking....

Hi there folks

I haven't fallen off the edge of the world just yet.  Real life decieded to take a bigger chunk of time and any of you with kids can understand that.  With that said, I recently returned from a 2 week holiday back to my home of Texas for the first time in 15 yrs.  I mention this because it has got me to thinking about the changes that have come to pass both here in the UK and back home in the wargaming community as a whole.

I met up with friends and family that had changed alot, along with my hometown (Galveston, which had survived Huricane Ike a couple years ago but still has the scars...) that almost seemed alien to me now.  I found myself musing over the state of gaming today and how I think it has shifted from when I moved to the UK all those years ago. 

When I left the states, the university/college scene was a big part of the tournament scene as well as a meeting place for everyone.  In my area alone, there were 4 good tournaments a year minimum, and many smaller groups at local level.  But now I think there may be a shift toward corporate sponsored events and the like, as my friend demonstrated with a FoW 1 day event he was booked for and has another one this coming weekend. I asked myself if I would be able to adapted to the new scene over there and I was surprised to find I would be coming back almost like a newbie...

Well, in closing, My family have decieded that we are going to make the move back to the states in the near future, so I guess I am going to find out by jumping in the deep end again :)

Cheers and Happy Hunting