Painted Firewarrior

1 Firewarrior down 23 more to go. Comments are welcome. Click picture to see it bigger.



I know that this is my blog and i can write anything that i want but tonight i am have a particularly difficult time deciding what to put down. I still want it to be worth reading for the few that may see it.

Tonight I played two games one 250pt game with my new Fire Warriors. All I can say is AWESOME! The game was 20 warriors and 2 Gun Drones against 30 Ork Boyz I think. I ultimately lost but I didn't really move. His main goal was to get into assault, very smart move as Tau suck at melee. I should have moved more but by time he got to me I had killed about 25 of his thirty, and he had killed 7 of my warriors. The game ended with when he killed all of mine and he had only 3 left.

The Second game was a practice game for the upcoming campain game this next tuesday. It wasn't really a challenge I died horribly. My whirlwind died beginning of round 2 which was my main weapon against the orks. But I did get some good ideas for the next game. We'll see how it goes.

Until next time.


Finished Drones

Here are some pics of the finished drone squad. Enjoy.


Phoenix Gamers Forum, and new Tau Pics

Tonight I have a couple of announcements. First, I have found a site for a free forum. I have created one for the Phoenix Gamers. I know that you all are very avid bloggers and I do not want to take anything away from that. I just thought we could use this for setting up games, tournament reminders, rules and tactical discussions, and general discussions. The URL is http://s1.zetaboards.com/phoenixgamers/index/

Second, as I mentioned in my previous blog, I have just received my Tau Fire Warriors for 40k. I really want these guys to look good. While looking on youtube for ideas on how to paint them I saw a video from Blue Table Painting in Spanish Fork. They had an awesome Tau force painted red and white and black. I am now attempting to emulate that paint job and have spent the last 4 hours working on one gun drone doing my best to keep the lines very clean. I am almost finished. I just need to paint one more gun. I am very tired and can paint any more tonight but I wanted to post some pictures before I went to bed.

Please take a look. Let me know what you think. Enjoy


The Tau have arrived!

Hey everyone I have just gotten my Tau Fire Warriors. I am way excited to model these guys. I think they look amazing. One thing I have noticed with the Tau and with Warhammer 40k in general is, there are a lot of options for different upgrades and configurations. This gets really expensive. I have also seen a fix to this. Magnets. I, with this new Tau army, decided to try to fully magnetize the models. So my first challenge is going to be magnetizing the Fire Warriors. It looks to be a difficult challenge, I haven't seen it done yet. So as soon as my rare earth magnets arrive I will document the experience.

Until next time.

P.S. Thanks for the shout out John. I feel like I am in some sort of hall of fame.


What do losers tell themselves to make them feel better about losing. It's not about who wins or loses, it's how you play the game. With a win loss record of 1-5 I feel like this in particular applies to me. I know this sounds disappointing but believe me. I am sitting here beaming at my self. I feel like a million bucks.

Yes John won but you should have seen the look on his face when my impaler sneaks around a wall and is suddenly an inch from his back and madrak tying up his two jacks. It was a desperate move that almost paid off if Irusk hadn't been such a beat-stick.

Over all a great night. Good luck with the tourney everyone, wish I could be there.

Until next time.


Hordes in NC

It has been exciting to be out here so far. Last monday and tuesday I met up with CerealJohn at the Durham LGS called SciFi Genre. During the two days we played four games, three of which he won. I won the last game worth all the marbles ...

The two games we played on monday were not that great for me. I was totally annihilated twice. John played great and I played decent but rolled crap.

Tuesday went a lot better. We played practice games for the tournament coming up. John tried out some new lists. Game three was probably the longest 350 game in recorded history. We seesawed back and forth for 2 1/4 hours. He eventually won by killing all my models except for the caster. Game 4 we setup and cleaned up in 45 minutes. He brought out a jack that I was really scared of. Beast 09. He is one tough mother. I spent a full three turn focussing all my firepower on just that model. During which he whittled away at me with the other jack. Turn 4 or 5 he had weakened me pretty bad and i had left a hole open to Madrak. He with the open lane charged. I survived the rush with three health and my scroll left. He had Madrak to his front and Axer the the right and Impaler to the left. Caster kill booya.

As you can tell it was my favorite game and the freshest in my mind. Mostly just the freshest in my mind :) The game really could have gone either way.

I will update you all later as I play against some new people.