Monday, October 26, 2009

Megaforce Madness

There have been rumors and images of the Ork and Space Marine Megaforces rolling around the internet, and while I was embroiled in a stretch of horrible The Last Stand play I missed that Games Workshop had posted the info for the new, impressive, and apparently limited edition Ork and Space Marine box sets.
I have a breakdown of what's in each set after the jump.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Dawn of War II - The Last Stand Contest Fun

Those crazy guys over at Relic have just gotten all contest crazy for The Last Stand.  Last time it was "the first to beat Wave 20" this time it's a Highest Score Contest.  The Details are at the link, but basically get the highest score in a round during a window of a couple weeks, and have it hold for at least 24 hours.

This is just fun.  And I'm sure it'll be fun to try and do it, but if my attempt to get the highest score go anything like my last few rounds then I don't have to worry about winning.  But I'll still try.  And I suggest nobody else does (cause I want to win something sometime).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dawn of War II - The Last Stand My Own Personal Update

So last week when I was discussing the Dawn of War II DLC "The Last Stand" I commented that I was getting dumped into solo games after loading.

I have fixed that.

After updating my video drivers (I was one release back) I also installed the latest version of the AMD Dual Core Optimizer.  Once both of those were done (and I'm fairly certain the Optimizer was the big deal) I was able to play with other people.

This is great because I couldn't get past Wave 5 by myself.  I also couldn't level up very fast.  Now I'm level 9 with my Mekboy and I've reached Wave 16.  I'll go into more detail after the jump, but if you're playing and you don't want to know what Wave 16 is, then don't read past the jump.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dawn of War II - The Last Stand 5th Race Revealed

One of the things that made The Last Stand so intriguing was this idea that a new 5th race was going to appear in the DLC.  Lots of speculation about who the 5th race was going to be.  Well the news has leaked, and if you're interested, hit the jump to see.

Dawn of War II - The Last Stand First Impressions

So it had been a while since I cracked open Dawn of War II.  I had been busy painting, playing some other video games, and after completing the campaign I was sorely outmatched in multiplayer.

So right off the bat, I was the first of our threesome to die.  I got better after being revived, but I struggled a bit.

It didn't matter though.

Because I [expletive deleted] love this new game mode.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dawn of War II - The Last Stand Is Live

For those who maybe missed (like I almost did) The Last Stand - the downloadable add-on for Dawn of War II - went live yesterday.  I didn't get online until late last night so I was only able to download it.

I will be playing it tonight.  Oh yes I will be.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dawn of War II - The Last Stand...The Contest

I shamefully never discussed the soon to be release DLC for Dawn of War II "The Last Stand".

So to catch up, here's what the press release says about "The Last Stand"
The Last Stand is a cooperative survival mode that gives gamers control of an individual hero unit and drops a small multiplayer team into a battle with impossible odds.  Players can choose between a Space Marine Captain, Eldar Farseer or Ork Mekboy and will team up with two other squad-mates in an attempt to hold out as long as possible against wave after wave of relentless attackers.  Hero units level up and are fully customizable as new armor and weapons become available from game to game.  Working together to devise innovative strategies is the key to success in this brand-new battle mode.

The Last Stand download also contains two new multiplayer maps, balance updates and bug fixes for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II.

With the pending release Relic has announced a contest, details and the trailer for "The Last Stand" after the jump.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Failed the 400 Point Challenge, But I Had So Much Fun Doing It

So, my buddy Steve had a painting party over the weekend.  For those who haven't tried this, it is a great way to get motivated to paint.  You paint, you hang out with friends and talk 40K, and if you'r lucky you can even play some 40K too.

So with Steve's painting party, myself and Chris were there and so the 400 point challenge was to be completed.  And well, it wasn't.  For those who have been following Steve, Chris and I set up a 400 point challenge where we tried to paint a 400 point army to be used in a 400 point squad skirmish.  Chris was close, Steve was closer, and I wasn't anywhere near where I needed to be.  My Boyz and Boss Zagstruk are done, my Stormboyz have their rokkit packs, pants and boots done, and the Nobz and my Warboss aren't anywhere near done.  Since the first 400 point challenge is over, we are moving on to a second 400 point challenge (putting me that much farther behind).  The goal is after three 400 point challenges we'll be able to field a fully painted fully functional army with no proxies and no empty bases.

After spending several hours painting we broke to play our 400 point squad skirmish.  The battle report is after the break.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Industrial Complex Terrain

Miniature Wargaming found this cool, printable industrial complex terrain from  Something easy to use that you can place down and put set pieces on for a quick game, or use without the set pieces if you don't have any.