We've hit the 1 month out mark on the 40k doubles tournament my wife and I will be attending at WARGamesCon. Looking quite forward to it, even if I will be helping a friend move into a new apartment the day before. Ah. the joys of truck ownership. Heh. As the day nears, we've managed to get a few good 1,000 point games in with our armies against some local folks, but haven't yet put the two together for a 2,000 point game since last year.
As it stands, my Nurgle force has fared rather well against all comers with a much greater percentage of wins than losses currently. In fact, I've tabled, 2 of my last 3 opponents and left the other with a damaged vehicle and a transport giving me a 7-3 Killpoint victory.
Nothing like that happening with the Plague Boys. The Purge rolls up, dumps out a ton of fire and rolls on. I'm actually really enjoying using plasma guns with my army instead of meltas or the like. That's not to say that my deep striking obliterator doesn't try to drop close enough to blow things up with a well placed twin-linked meltagun shot.
My Daemon Prince is a great bullet-magnet and while he does get 'stuck in there' and mixes it up a good bit in combat, I find that his best use is usually as a distraction so my Plague Marines can pull up close enough to dump out of their rhinos and deliver the rapid fire damage. They're good boys, and they love their Pa dearly, they just don't miss him as much when he's gone is all. =)
Litko tokens for a while, but hadn't picked any up until recently. The two things I decided I needed to track most of all were when I used my smoke launchers (since when I did remember to pop smoke I usually forgot to roll saves) and what was wrecked or which weapons were destroyed. For the first, I picked up this bag of smoke counters. They have several different styles and looks, but this is very basic and was just what I wanted. For destroyed weapons and/or wrecked vehicles, I went with these flaming wreckage markers. I bought the small ones to place on the vehicle over or next to the weapons that are destroyed and on the table next to tracks for immobilized results. I plan on picking up a bag of larger ones (probably medium sized) to denote wrecked vehicles.
Gale Force 9, probably this evening after work as she just got paid today. Here's hoping we get them by tournament time.
Until next week, Gurgle for Nurgle!!