Thursday, May 16, 2013
· Tax: Virtue itself
· Objective: Take part in a combat and never break
· Tax: Join Realm unit, cannot leave it and must be the only character in it
· Objective: ¾ wounds on the charge
· Tax: No trebuchets
· Objective: Must HKB something that cant be KB’d
· Tax: No crown of command
· Objective: Can never break from combat
· Tax: No magic casters
· Objective: Must always issue/accept challenges , must be in a challenge
· Tax: Join Errant unit, cannot leave it
· Objective: Must always charge if possible
· Tax: Join questing unit, cannot leave it
· Objective: Character/Unit must kill character/monster via wounds
· Tax: Be in general’s unit
· Objective: General cannot die
· Tax: No peasants
· Objective: Charge and break a cavalry unit
· Tax: Take gauntlet of the duel
· Objective: Kill character in a challenge
· Tax: No shooting phase
· Objective: Kill 1 missile/war machine unit
· Tax: Cannot pray
· Objective: Win the game
· Tax: More points in peasants than knights
· Objective: Must win a combat involving pesants
Monday, May 13, 2013
So its been a while since I've posted, but I've actually had work to do at work! Fancy that.
Anyway last night on my channel I announced, cautiously, my idea for a YouTube community army. The concept is simple: I will ship you an unpainted Bretonnian knights that you will paint for me. I will then pay for the return shipping. Depending upon the # of participants I could have a small unit or an entire army! I'm hopeful that I can get a complete knight of the realm lance done. So far after less than 24 hours of the video being up the response has been amazing!
Here are all the people's channel names as of right now that have volunteered to paint a knight for me:
11 overall! Many have been gracious enough to offer to pay for return shipping, which I cannot thank them enough for. WarGamePainting said he would like to paint an entire errantry lance of 15 guys plus a character! John's been a longtime friend of mine so I'm all for him going bat shit crazy painting an errantry lance. But were well on the way to having an entire 15 man lance completed.
If you want to participate just PM me on YouTube or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
So despite all the odd's I'm going to the Crossroads GT! And Doug is actually coming with me! Super excited that I can attend this tournament and even more excited that I'm not going alone. I'm hoping that Nick from Long Island War Gaming can also attend the event as that would make an awesome trio. I'll have more details to come!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
So I just wanted to clear some things up and request a few things from my YouTube subscriber's. I figured doing it in writing would make it unambiguous.
1-My Choice of Language
I curse...a lot on my channel. I know sometimes its over the top and that I have a sailors mouth and its not professional. But I have to be professional 50+ hours a week in my career. I'm in a pseudo HR function which means not only do I have to not curse but I have to choose every word I say and write carefully. When I make a video I want to be myself and be free from that. If the cursing is too much for you or offend's you I'm sorry, but that's how I am and will continue to be. If you don't like please unsub because no matter how many comments you make about it I won't change the way I am and police my language on my own channel. My career is not a valid excuse, but I am who I am and that's it.
I love comments and I love that my sub's take time to leave them. I try to answer them all but sometimes 5 people will say the exact same thing in regards to a rule we played wrong or an opinion. Please look at the comments before you write one and if there's one that already says what you were about to say just thumb it up. Not only will it move the comment to the top with enough thumb's up, but it will also increase the chance that I see it and reply to it. For me to reply to all 5 different comments with the same answer is dumb, replying to 1 thumb'ed up comment make sense.
I get comments saying I nitpick lists, tactics, etc...My channel is founded on tactics, especially on list creation. So I am going to pull apart my opponents list and tactic's as much as I pull apart my own, which is a lot. This has 0 reflection on my opponent as a person. 99% of the people I play are awesome people that I would gladly play again, have a beer with, and just generally hang out with. We're all hear to learn, we can't do that without constructive criticism
4-Don't Attack my Opponents
You can verbally abuse me all you want for any reason or none at all. But under no circumstances should you attack my opponent. Constructive criticism and even your opinion on what they took and what they did is welcome. But do not attack them as people or players. If you do I will make a public fool of you in a separate video whether you have a channel or are just a viewer. I have 0 tolerance for that. Its a great honor for a complete stranger to allow you to take photos of there battle and talk about it. If you assault my opponent you might as well be assaulting my wife, and my response to it will be swift, brutal and decisive.
5-This channel is not meant to be professional, its meant to be my diary
This channel goes all over the place in regards to topics, what I put out, and what I do on a daily basis. This is more my personal blog focused on my hobby. For those of you I've had the privilege to meet you know that the person I am in my video's is the person I am in life. I wear my emotions on my sleeve, I curse, I'm brutally honest. I also care deeply about the strangers who take the time to support me in this channel even though they've never met me and I don't know them at all. So you get what you get out of this channel in terms of content. Might be daily, weekly or monthly. It might be positive or negative, happy or sad. Your not just getting what I'm talking about that particular day in a vacuum, your also getting to hear and see my emotions on how I'm feeling that day.
I have a very demanding career, a beautiful wife, a house I own, 2 dogs, my parents and my in-laws both 15 minutes from my house, and 2 grandparents that basically raised me on their last month's of life. So to put it bluntly I have a lot going on outside this hobby and this channel. And this channel is a hobby about a hobby that I have. In terms of priority its pretty low, but I still get everything I need to get done in life and this on an almost daily basis. I have 0 expectations for this channel, anything I produce and get out there is an accomplishment. So please do not hold me to the standards of the better channels or full time professional ones. I've been on YouTube over 2 channels and made over 1,000 videos since December 2007 when i started with Tonyponyf. I just started monetizing my stuff in Jan. this year, and haven't gotten a penny yet for my thousands of hours of effort. I dont and will never run this channel for the money, I run it because I can, because I enjoy doing it, and I do it for those who give that support back to me. Whether I have 1 million subs or 0 subs, the show doesnt change, the content remains the same "quality" it has always been. If you dont like what I put out that day don't watch it. If you dont like anything I put out then don't sub. I'll never block you or delete your comments or suppress you. Your free to say your piece and look like a fool it you so choose to.
I hope you stick around and enjoy what I do, but if you don't then I hope you find someone else to satisfy your need for free gaming content on youtube and you can show yourself to the unsubscribe button, right?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I love the flexibility in the book and loremaster seems pretty powerful in warhammer as a whole. I know that if you take a vamp lord he MUST take VC lore. So the only way to take a loremaster vampire at 2.5k is a hero with this upgrade, which limits us to lvl 2 at best. The good thing is a that a vampire already knows VC lore, shadow, and death.
So with a level 2 I only really go for lores that have a good signature in general, as rolling up doubles or what you need is unreliable. Having access to every lore but life is really good, and the following signatures come to mind:
Iceshard Blizzard: -1 to hit and -1 ld especially works well with VC IMO as the ld game is great when you can stack another lvl 1 on there. -1 to hit is always just good.
Searing Doom: A classic lvl 1-2 spell to take. Great for nuking armor, which the VC struggle against unless there rocking multiple TG, or the enemy unit is in combat with your vampire of GG.
Wyssans Wildform: Awesome spell that takes crap units to effective and good unit to god's. S/T 4 zombies is great, S/T 5 GG is insane!
I think that unless you face alot of heavy cav or you dont have the tools to combat it searing doom is overkill. Iceshard is nice, but really only stacks well in a list that works on attacking the enemy's ld. Wyssans however is useful all the time. So I was thinking of running a vampire lvl 1/2 with loremaster to beasts. Where exactly he will go idk yet. Possibly in the GG to buff them more and make them even more killy. Or he can go into a BK unit and make them actually viable.
Do you guys have any thoughts on this concept?
Monday, April 8, 2013
Instead of breaking down VC magic I want to talk about the things I like about the VC magic phase. A few things that really catch my eye are: multiple bound items that can be taken, being able to give you Vampire Lord the ability to re-roll 1 of the winds of magic die.
Bound Items (Ranked in order of priority to take imo)
These are great as they are easy to cast, and can make up all of your magic in and of themselves. VC has the following:
Rod of Flaming Death (Enchanted): Great its enchanted meaning it can be taken and leave the arcane slot open for another bound item or a scroll. At 40 points its the only thing you'll be taking on a hero, so if possible I'd put this on a lord. Basically it puts the break on things for a turn or makes them pay a heavy toll. Hordes of 20/25mm models are great to target. Everyone taking a S4 flaming hit if you move really hurts, and most players will elect to not move at all, unless its do or die type moment. At power level 3 I'm 1 dicing this early on and throwing 2 dice when it MUST happen. I love this item!
Staff of Damnation (Arcane): Power level 4 means I'll 2 dice this one and cast it when I'm in combat. If I got extra dice and your going to charge I'll throw a dice if I have 1 remaining. ALL units within 6" get an extra attack per model (including mounts). Good god this thing is awesome. On a level 1 who just walks around in the middle of everything it turns ghouls into attack machines, makes zombies/skeletons threatening, and takes grave guard and black knights to the top of the food chain. I love it! Now combined with re-roll to hit or wound this is insane. 40 points is well worth spent on this item.
Book or Arkhan (Arcane): Power level 3, cast Danse Macabre. This isn't essential but this is a bread and butter spell for VC, and the ability to keep spamming it means it will go off once per phase. Perfect for 1 dice throws as not getting it isn't a big deal but getting it means more free stuff! 25 points makes this cheap enough to take and be worth it.
The Cursed Book (Arcane): Sacrifice D3 dice and roll a D6 and get a random spell that's usually good for you overall, but may not be great for you at the moment. If you roll a 1 on a D3 its great, 2 is acceptable, but a 3 is very pricey. When it works and you get the spell you need you feel like a hero, when you don't you feel like a zero. A random # of dice to cast, a random spell, that means its too random for competitive play IMO. 35 points is also a bit pricey. But its fun and can work out well.
Black Periapt (Arcane): 55 points means this is a lord only item. you can save 2 PD or DD and use them in the next phase. I would only take this if I was running a list where I wasn't trying to do too much every phase, but there's always something to do in VC magic phase though. So I'm not a huge fan of it. Some people like saving but the unpredictability of magic means that you better cast what you want now as something may happen to not make it cast-able later.
Master of the Black Arts
For 75 points it means this only goes on your Vampire Lord and he is now a dedicated caster. But it does let you re-roll 1 winds of magic die on your magic phase. This is pretty huge IMO if your trying to win using VC magic. Without this upgrade you probably won't have much power dice to cast what you need and all the awesome bound items above. So I feel they go together like PB&J. But some will disagree. I just love magic in fantasy, so I'm a sucker for this.