Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Efforts in Futility

The new starter for Fantasy has me tempted. I might start a high-elf army. I've been playing 40k for 10 years, and have never once played fantasy. I'm not a big fan of high-fantasy settings, but the game does look interesting.

Anyone else looking to get into fantasy. I'd be interested in swapping the Skaven from the starter with someone else's high elves.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Play Testing

I want to do some more play testing this Saturday at G2D4 if anyone is interested. I want to see how the flyer rules work in action.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Aircraft Rules Spotted

The aircraft rules are now complete.

I also used my ship creator to re-calculate all the ships and add a few more. I Added the Tribal Class Destroyer, Hood, Renown, and Ark Royal for the Brits. US got the Fletcher and the Yorktown. I added the the Japanese; they have the Kagero class destroyer, the Agano class light cruiser, the Mogami and Tone class heavy cruisers, the Akagi, and the all powerful Yamato.

Based on my methods for stat generation, the Yamato and the South Dakota look like they could go toe-to-toe. The Dakotas quality construction, protection scheme, and fire control balancing out Yamato's brute force. As a bonus the Dakota has almost 3 times the AA output as the Yamato.

Always in a Rush

Our 40k club at G2D4 has another tournament coming up on Aug 7 (Yes, they know that's during GENCON). No particular information is available yet, but the TO should be making that available soon. I'm pretty sure it will be 1750 with three games.

A friend of mine I haven't seen in a few years was going to be at Gencon, so I'm torn about going to this tournament. I would probably have more fun for less cash at the tournament, so I'll probably skip the con on Saturday. I might take Friday off work and go then.

I am faced with having to get more stuff painted for my Eldar. It's my prettiest army, so I want to use it over just running my marines. I have a few options for filling in the last 250 points. I kind of want to convert a seer council on bikes, but I'll be lucky to get that done in a month. I'll probably add two or three Vipers. I'm also thinking about upgrading my Autaurch to a counts as Yriel. He's not the greatest special character, but his b-bomb attack would have been very useful in my last tournament. Converting up some Fire Dragon Exarchs is also a possibility.

I still plan on trying to write up my DV aircraft rules tonight. I won't be able to do any play testing on Saturday as I had hoped. I'm scheduled to play some other games, and it's board game night at work.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ship Creator Almost Done...

I still have to work out calculations for the ship's point value, but other than that it's pretty much done. It was an interesting challenge to figure out the algorithms to translate my historical knowledge about a ship into the stat values needed for my game. Things like speed and gun strength where easy, but armor was a particular challenge.

The app spits out both text and html source, so I can paste the ships created directly into the pages here on the blog.

The aircraft rules are still coming together in my head. Tentatively I'll have rules and stats updated by next Thursday night and ready for play-testing on Saturday.

Lets see if I can make this DV related deadline I've set for myself.