Sunday, September 5, 2010

Flawless victory - Happy Birthday to me

Well have you ever had one of those days where everything just goes right when it comes to gaming.

I did yesterday, at the tournament at Game Vault, and then even better it was my birthday so happy 32nd B-day to me.

Here was my list

5 Death Company - (2 Power Weapons)(1 Power Fist)(1 Thunderhammer)
Furioso Librarian Dreadnought
Death Company Dreadnought
10 Man Assault Squad - (Plasma Pistol, Meltagun)(PW Sgt with Meltabombs)
Sanguinary Priest - (PW)
10 Man Assault Squad - (Plasma Pistol, Meltagun)(PW Sgt)
Sanguinary Priest - (PW)
Stormraven - (Assault Cannons, Heavy Bolters, 4x Bloodstrike Missiles, Hurricane Bolters)

So my first opponent was Peter playing Space Puppies. Not a bad list and once we figured out the set up and that I could go first on a 4-6 and 15 minutes of game time had disappeared I still had large victory margin of 13 KP to 7 KP. His last 2 KP were a single man unit and a Chaplain with one wound left. All he had left was 3 Razorbacks and a 5 man squad. 

My next opponent was Mike who was playing Blood Angels, and even better than that he was playing a list almost identical to mine. I was the defender which was not a good thing until we rolled to see who was going first and Mike was nice enough to roll a 1. Oh happy day I rolled a 3 and then proceeded to unleash the rage. Going into the bottom of turn one all he had left was a single Sanguinary Priest, and I think I had lost one or 2 guys. Turn 2 all I could do was reposition and wait for his reserves to come in. Well turn two they did and they put a quick hurt but then since I had everything set so one thing was backing up another I was able to fend off his assault and take the lone objective for me. I was able to table Mike at the bottom of turn 4.

My third game was against CJ who was playing Tau. Things were just going my way all day, once again I got first turn and I wiped out one Broadside Battlesuit and popped the gun off of his Hammerhead. Wow 2 big threats down in one turn. Everything just seemed to go downhill for CJ after that, his deepstriking put him closer to me than he wanted, his shooting wasn't doing anything thanks to Feel No Pain, all of my units were just shooting like the Tau had bulls-eyes on their chests. I was able to grab the objectives and table CJ at the bottom of turn 4.

Great day for win all 3 games, take first place for the first time ever, and all on my 32nd B-day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm Back

Well I am finally back to posting to my blog. I have finally gotten most of my order in from Games Workshop, however I am still missing my 2 Sanguinary Priests. So once they come in I will have my complete order and then I will be able to make my full army. So in the meantime I decided to gather up all of my old Space Marines and Blood Angels and I have decided that I will be using Purple Power to strip them down and then they will be getting a new pain job so when I am done I will have a fully painted Blood Angels army.

As I got through this process I hope to take some pictures and to show you guys the progress.

So for now its off to the workspace.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Battle for the Cure

Well, I have been busy but I decided that I should post about the good work that we did. We managed to raise $1400 for the Susan G Komen foundation.

So now that the Battle for the Cure 2010 is over it is time to expand and improve for 2011. I have already started working on the new missions and rewriting some of the rules.

Now I just need to get off my butt an start working on some additional things that I am bringing into next year.

I have decided that I am going to make the objective markers and even paint my own army for this event next year.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Battle for the Cure

I will be running a tournament late March (3/20) called "Battle for the Cure." At the same time, we will be holding a silent auction.

The auction will consist of various things from a squad of ~10 being painted by Golden Daemon finalist Richard Rush, to models donated by IFL and Game Vault members (both painted and unpainted), to dice and boardgames.

The fees for the tournament and money gained from the auction will be going to sponsor a fellow IFL member, Bill Donovan, as he yet again participates in the Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. He has participated in this for atleast the past 2-3 years that I have known him. This is the first time however that we have decided to run a tournament in support of Bill.

Breast cancer has touched may lives and in many ways, I know that it has touched Bill's life, Bill lost his mother and sister to breast cancer and now I have found out that my friend Rich Rush's mother spent the better part of last year fighting it (and beating it). So maybe with the help of this tournament we can make a small dent to help out the lives of those we care about.

If you are interested in helping out feel free to make a donation to Bill Donovan, either through the web page or if you are close to Fredericksburg, VA you could always come by and check it out. The tournament should be alot of fun and is open to anyone who is interested in participating.

Additional information can be found on the IFL webpage as well as the Game Vault webpage.

Please feel free to click the links as they send you directly to the pages concerned.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Welcome to Blades of the Angels, a Blog dedicated to Warhammer 40,000. More specifically the Blood Angels. I have been playing Blood Angels since the 3rd Edition of Warhammer 40K, back when the Blood Angels were a very strong power army. Here you will find details about my army projects, my army lists, and my new Blood Angels Chaper from the fledgling idea of a new chapter, to battle reports and even painting demos...maybe.