Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tactica Thursday: The Douche Canoe

Welcome to Tactica Thursday ( it's a thing! ) where I take a look at the actual game our toy soldiers take part in!

The Douche Canoe

The Douche Canoe is a name for the Necron Command Barge that was ceremoniously passed down to me by none other than Goatboy himself, of internet fame.  How he heard it is a mystery, but we can assume it was passed down from generation to generation of gamers more worthy than the next and it is my great pleasure to pass it along to you.

If the term douche Canoe is not enough to convince you, here's all the bang you get from your 195 pts:

Necron Overlord, Warscythe, Sempiternal Weave, Catacomb Command Barge with Gauss canon

The Overlord himself (the Douche) is quite a nice Warlord, with T5, 3 Wounds, 3+/3++ Save, strikes at S7 ignore armor saves and can Rise from the Dead on a 5 up.

The Command Barge (the Canoe) is AV 13 on front and sides until it takes a Pen Hit ( more on that later ), 3 HP, has a decent gun.  It's worth pointing out that it's also a Fast Skimmer Chariot.

But wait, there's more!

Now it doesn't look quite impressive put like that.  I'll go quickly over this, but it's all in the rules.  Either the Chariot rules or the Necron Codex, it's all there.  Let's take the whole combo appart.

Fast Skimmer that can Jinx if needed.  You can sweep a unit ( 3 attacks S7, no armor save, that can target any model on a to hit of 6 ) that you moved over during the movement, including a unit in close combat.

Should you be shot at, you can chose what each weapon will hit.  That means that you can soak Lascanon fire with the douchelord to prevent penetrating hits.  This is quite a nice boost for the Quantum Shield, so you're almost always AV13.  In the case you get shot at with a S10 and the tank gets to take the hit, you transform Immobilized and Weapon Destroyed to Crew Stunned, which you can then ignore with Living Metal.

Close combat is the tricky part of the Douche Canoe.  You can get tarpitted by large mobs quite easily, and wrecked by various units that can smash through your canoe, as the targetting rules do not apply in CC.  Do not get me wrong, The Douche Canoe ( yeah, caps. )  is no pushover either.  He can challenge fools, sports quite descent saves and weapons, and you get d6 S6 Hammer of Wrath on the charge, which make most MSU units weep.

Last fun part of this combo.  If you destroy either, you remove the whole model.  However, with Everliving, a 5+ brings back the chariot and the rider with 1HP.  We'll be back indeed.

Oh, it's an HQ selection, you can dual weild that stuff.  Fun times.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Last Thursday was all about parking lot 40K ( Read it here if you missed it )  and in my excitement about all the shiny new tanks I was about to play, I forgot quite a potent parking lot spam army you can field.

A-SPAM-A Vista baby!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Autobots Rollout!

Phew!  This is a long one.  As you might've seen, I've been busy writing on other blogs, I almost forgot to mumble on here.  I'M BACK BABYDOLL!

Is it the return of the parking lot in 40K? DO I LOVE IT? Not only are tanks my favorite to paint, it's a playstyle I really enjoy. 

Now, I'm not the thoughest of players, but with the current ruleset for scoring and un-denying, MAAAAAAAAN, do I want to run a bunch of Razorbacks. Here's a couple of lists I'm eager to try with or against.   Read on for content!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nova Open and Tales of Future Batfights

Well, I've picked my NOVA Open army and it's gonna be glorious.

I don't think I will get higher than 50% win ratio with this one, but it's an army I wanted to do for quite a while now so the timing couldn't get any better. I'm not yet ready to let my list out in the open, mostly because it's still subject to change, I will let the local list-building gurus take a crack at it before. All I'm giving away now is that this guy is gonna be in it.


PS- I also plan on doing a step by step of the army building/painting, so that should be cool!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pimps of the 31st Millenium

My good friend has me paint all the primarchs.  How could I say no?  

Monday, June 9, 2014

Short, Hairy and Drunk

Commission Work for last week.  They are painted to match a scheme previously done by a friend of mine on the rest of the army.  More pictures on the Facebook.