Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Thanks again nerds!

Hey nerds!
Since we wrapped up a very successful 40kegger 6 I've taken a bit of a nerd break. But now I'm back and ready to start posting, playing and painting again!

I want to thank everyone who came out to and made it the awesome event that it was! Special thanks to the guys who came in from out of town. Andrew Sass and his Wife Tiffany from Minnesota and the 40kegger Satellite team (aka Brandon Wargaming League guys).

A big super dooper tuggs and kisses thanks needs to go out again Christian and Mike from Astronomi-con. They've helped us out since the beginning to get our event to where it is. Without them, we wouldn't be where we are today. They've helped us with everything from advice to terrain.

Speaking of terrain, I just want to thank the other dudes that helped us out with that again this year. Garth from Maxx Collectibles, The Astro guys and Byron. Without you guys we'd be playing with Phone Book hills and Soup Can towers. As most of our collected monies go towards venue, beer, food and prizes, we can't buy much of our own terrain... So thanks again guys!

Last but not least, again we had a ton of kick ass prizes for our silent auction! Thanks to all the sponsors who donated kick ass shwag! Maxx Collectibles, Secret Weapon Miniatures, Burn In Designs, 40k Radio for the T-shirts, On-Call Software, Mechani-kon, Astronomi-con, and Mike S!

This year we decided that we would also do a fundraiser for Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue during the event. We raffled off a Battle Foam P.A.C.K 720 (graciously donated by Maxx Collectibles) and sold custom 40kegger re-roll dice, that could be used once per game. Because of your generosity, we raised $680 for Manitoba Mutts, plus a ton of much needed supplies for their dogs in care!

But wait, there's more! If you'd still like to help Manitoba Mutts (in a non monetary manner), they are in desperate need of fosters for their dogs!
                  "As well as looking for loving homes for our rescue "mutts", we are also seeking foster homes, who will help with the transition process - from abandoned / neglected / relinquished lifestyles to forever second chance families.
Fostering a dog is also a great opportunity for those who are considering getting a dog, but unsure. All we ask is you offer a loving environment for the dog and take him/her to the vet when required. We provide the food and supplies, and pay the vet bills.
Foster families are the foundation to our rescue running. The more foster families we have, the more dogs we are able to rescue.
If you are interested in getting more information regarding fostering, please contact us at"

For example, this 8 month old girl needs a new foster home!  Information about her can be found HERE

Thanks for being the greatest community in the world! Greg out!

ps. I swear I'm gonna crack open my 7th edition rule book today!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Misfits of 40K: Episode 10

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to episode 10 of Misfits of 40K.  This episode I’m going to be talking about a flier.  Now before you get all upset saying “There is no such thing as a bad flier!”, there is…

Man it looks pretty cool eh?  This seems to be a long standing theme with Games Workshop models.  The ones that look the coolest aren’t really all that good, while the ones that look kinda shitty are awesome.
So lets dive into what this thing can do.  It starts off with a twinlinked heavy bolter, a twinlinked lascannon, and 6 S6 AP4 missiles.  This is bad news right off the hop because it seriously compromises is effectiveness giving it a bunch of weapons with such variances in strength.  Is it supposed to kill infantry, vehicles, monstrous creatures?  Who knows?

Fortunately you can upgrade (or downgrade?) that twin linked lascannon to an

...for free.  The wickedly awesome sounding weapon is a S6 AP4 Heavy 5 nose mounted cannon.  Now making this swap actually gives this thing a purpose, light vehicle, Flying Monstrous Creature, and infantry slayer, and it’s pretty good at it being able to unload 8 S5-6 AP4 shots, and now it can unload all of it's missiles at once for a grand total of 14 shots.
Against ground vehicles with AV 11 it’s dealing 3 hull points (thanks to Strafing Run) with a chance of a penetrating hit.  However, there is a bit of a downside, the Nephilim has a fancy rule called “Unrelenting Hunter” which allows him the option to treat any weapon destroyed result he causes as an Immobilized result instead.  Except the odds of scoring a penetrating hit decreases with the swap to the AVENGER MEGA BOLTER.

Against AV 12, you drastically loose effectiveness and drop to 1.5 hull points.  So if you know that your opponent will have lots of AV 12, keep the lascannon, you will actually not remove hull points as fast, but you have a chance to penetrate the armour.
This little bad boy also excels at shooting down flying monstrous creatures.  With 7 S6 shots you’ll be scoring 3-4 wounds against T6, and with greater mobility, you should be able to avoid their vector strikes without too much of a problem.

The Nephilim itself is only AV11, so it’s pretty fragile, but sturdy enough to ignore bolter equivalent fire, and it has 3 hull points which is huge considering it’s similar sized cousin the Stormtalon.  Considering firepower and survivability I’d place it somewhere in between the Stormtalon and Stormraven which explains it’s 180 point cost.  This also explains why no one ever takes this thing, 180 points to "spam" S6 shots is not good.

This thing is pretty straight forward so this is going to be a short episode.  If you guys have any idea for future episodes leave them in the comments section or send me a PM on the forums.

Happy Gaming!


Monday, June 2, 2014

40KEGGER 6 Results and Beer League Playoffs

40KEGGER 6 was a fun ass weekend for me. Thanks to everyone who showed up. Like, a huge thanks.

I have been procrastinating a big wrap up post, with pictures and telling of tales. But, I know people have been anxiously awaiting some results, so I will get those up and save my thoughts and deepest emotions for another time. The internet is so much work! Son of a bitch...

Though, I will say something before I post the results. Please keep in mind that these results, and the "tournament" that transpired, are both the result of a casual attempt to bring structure to a couple days of nerding with a bunch of wicked dudes. Not to mention raising a shit ton of cash for Manitoba Mutts in order to help rescue dogs find loving homes.

*high five*

But under all that, yes, we recognized four guys with awards to congratulate their sagas from the weekend.

Congrats to Fabio Fiorentino for winning Champion: the winner of the Single Player event on Saturday. As you can see in the results, Sean Habing gets to share the title as well. However, with only one physical award, we had to have a peek at the Miniatures Scoring to determine a clear (but, barely) winner. Table sorted by Single Player Score:

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Congrats to the team of Jordan Nykolaishen and Donny Neely for winning Battle Brothers: the winner of the Cooperative Play event on Sunday. Table sorted by Cooperative Play Score:

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Finally, congrats to Christian Augst for winning the title of Warmaster: the best overall combined score. Now, we had to use some common sense here and not screw Jordan out of a Battle Brothers title when his team clearly earned it. So, we skipped Donny's true highest overall score because we knew that's what Donny would want to do for his team.

We also want to congratulate Wes Orsulak for winning the newly created award of Shittiest Player. Now, before you grab a tissue for Wes in fear that we made him cry in public, you must note that it is a much honored award by 40kegger. You see, Greg and I have a tendency to lose a lot of fucking games of Warhmmer 40,000. So, we tip our hats to you, Wes, and say "welcome to the club, my friend". We scoured through the bottom of the Total Event Score, excluded dudes who didn't play all five games, and that is where we found Wes. Well, Mike Anderson gets the true score we were looking for, but Mike is already an Eldar player. This was a problem because the Shittiest Player was awarded an Eldar Codex along with a framed picture of at about 6 Wave Serpents, captioned "How to win at 40k". The idea of the award is credited to Sean. He is an Eldar player...

Table sorted by Event Total Score:

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As for the Beer League... Well, it's not over yet. We are smack in the middle of playoffs.

GAME 2 has come to a conclusion. It looks like Thurston Hillman and the Astral Claws have taken out our regular season powerhouse, Wes Szmaglik and  his Craftworld Alaitoc Eldar. Thurston will be advancing to the Semi Finals. We are still waiting for the results of the other games in the Quarter Finals. Stay Tuned...

Thanks to all the players in the League. It looks like Jordan Nykolaishen - our club's official Social Media Administrator, by the way - has offered to run the League next season. I think this is great and really healthy for the League. I always envisioned this to be a community driven idea, with different people taking turns throwing some creativity and inspiration into it. Hopefully this will run for years to come, and under the wings of many different 40kegger dudes. But in the mean time, please give Jordan your ideas and input. The likes and dis-likes from this past season are super important in bringing something together for next year.

I will announce the Semi Finals when they are all set to go. Those two games and the Final Battle will be played on the same day, at a location that has room for nerds and beer...