March 19, 2017

Harlequins invade Kapiti

Very enjoyable one-day tournament yesterday saw a group of gamers battle for local honors.  12 gamer's in two teams of 6 with each playing 3 games over the course of the day in a winner take all event.  The range of lists at the event reflected the interest shown in the Gathering Storm series with 2 including Saint Celestine and 3 Ynarri Reborn Warhosts; overall Eldar and other Xenos dominated the army parade with barely a Space Marine in sight.  Although there was a very nice Sisters of Battle army which did a good job of wiping the floor with me.



March 15, 2017

Gaming starts again - Harlequins @ 1500pts

Been a while, several months in fact, since I did any gaming.  The closure of my local gaming venue and of course the Cricket season meant opportunities were limited.  But it seems there's been a bit of a growth in numbers recently at my local club with 6-7 tables going last night including Blood Bowl, AoS, 40k and the new 4th Edition FOW.


Harlequins got a run at 1000pts up against Skitarii managed to remember most of the rules, got a few wrong but still enjoyed myself.  Off to a mini one day tournament this Saturday for a bit of local derby for local city bragging rights.

Taking my Harlequins down as I'm thoroughly enjoying them and with the new books that have come out there are some definite shenanigans possible with Harlequin lists now.  Those new Eldar models will most definitely be forming part of my collection as will some Eldar CW and Dark Eldar.

This weekend its 1500pts using the standard New Zealand 40k Tournament rules regarding composition and formations etc.  So I'm taking Cegorach's Revenge which is the best formation in the Harlequin Codex IMO allowing them to reroll Invulnerable saves of 1 and to run/charge in the same turn from Turn 2 onward if they have Fleet.  Its somewhat prescriptive but it works for me.


Probably took too many Haywire Cannons on my Skyweavers - Shurikens at S6 are more versatile but its a learning curve thing.

Finally with 4th Ed FOW coming out I'll be getting the new rulebooks which are being given out free when you hand in your old v3 Books (Please take note of this GW when/if you update 40k at all) so those FOW models I haven't touched in 3+ years may get used again.