Monday, September 26, 2011
In the excitement following the description of the Journeyman league by Privateer Press, I decided to start a second Hordes faction. With my love of monster movies like Lake Placid, tv shows like shark week and swamp people as well as crocs and gators in general, there really was only 1 other faction it could have been.
Enter the gators....
I've gotten 4 games under my belt so far at differing points values and I have a 50-50 win loss ratio. Got a battle box game in against Madrak and couldn't put enough pressure on. That's one tough troll. Won a 20 point mosh pit game against pirates and Shae. Lost a 25 point Throw Down mission against the wife and her Cryx. Played it too conservatively and lost track of the 3rd turn control check while setting up my assassination run. Last but not least, I got the caster kill on Deneghra in a battle box game.
I'm really enjoying the Blindwater pact and can't wait to get more games in. Just started the local league and will hopefully be getting some games in this Thursday and Friday nights. As it is, I've got a ton to paint and I'm trying to figure out my paint schemes. We'll see what happens...
Friday, September 9, 2011
So, I picked up the new hotness, Space Marine, on the PS3; as did several of my buddies. So far we've played 1 on 1 and 2 on 2 in the multi-player setup. I've also played a few of the levels in the campaign. Can't say enough good things about the game. Multi-player modes are fun, at least with 2+ people per team. One on one is pretty slow. We're going to try to all jump on the same team and join the multiplayer queue as we're in the process of getting headsets all-round so we aren't all conversing via speaker phone.
The multiplayer is set up in levels. The more you play, the more kills and flag captures you get, the more experience and the further you progress along the track to level 41. As you level up, you unlock new abilities, new wargear and new appearance options. As it is currently, I'm enjoying running around as a Black Templar tac-marine with a plasma gun, but we'll see what happens when I unlock the plasma cannon or lascannon for the Devastator.
I highly recommed you check out the game if you get a chance.
Until next week...