I have quite a bit to catch up on, so...
Games Workshop Oak Park
I have to say, I really enjoyed my time at the Oak Park GW store. Jeff, the manager, has way exceeded my expectations. He seems like a genuinely nice guy and was eager to please. I was happy to see that once his red shirts (low-ranking store employees) realized that me and my friends were veteran players, they backed off the hard sell.
My only point of contention was when one of the red shirts shouted out, "Who's going to Games Day this year? It's the Super Bowl, World Series, and Stanley Cup of Gaming."
To which I replied, "Isn't that Adepticon."
He was nice enough to not argue with me.
Battle of the Blogs II: The Revenge
This weekend, my Thousand Sons and the Ultramarines of Plastic Legions clashed on the battlefield. John wrote an awesome battle report on his blog so head over there. It's got pictures and everything.
The last turn was a classic moment. Something like this:
Me: "Ok, I just have to roll these two bolter saves and the game is a draw.." Rolls... Snake Eyes! Whaa-wha-whaaaaa...
Congrats to John on the win... Wait, I mean, I will have my revenge servant of the false emperor!!
These have been covered ad-nausea on both Warseer and Adeptus Windy City, so I won't re-hash them here.
Since most of the rumors have been pretty much confirmed, I'd rather like to address how the changes will affect my army.
First off, I see no point is having any demons now. I love my flamers as they are, but if I lose doombolt, I don't really see the point. Maybe I'll paint up those horrors and use them as generic demons.
This might be a blessing in disguise. I've been really agonizing on how to paint my demons. The screamers I've done so far look like bad enough that I've considered stripping them! I never strip miniatures. Up until this debacle, I didn't believe in stripping. Now that the new codex won't even have screamers, I'm not going to bother painting or stripping them.
I've started a second unit of Thousand Sons. I'm hoping to have them primed by next week. I figure this is one unit that's probably not changing much.
My two defilers are up in the air at this moment. If I have the option to sacrifice my two secondary weapons for close combat weapons, I'm going to do it. However that means I'll have to do some kind of converting to my defilers. I really, really hope they DON'T release a new defiler kit. As crappy as the present one is, I have one sitting in a box unbuilt. If a new and better one comes out, I'll be lamenting the fact that I'm sitting on an old cheesy one.
One thing that I'm happy to hear is the Dreadnoughts are going to be Elite choices now. I'm thinking that I'll fill up on those.
I'm on the fence as to whether or not I will be attending Games Day. I'd like to enter Golden Demon, but I'd rather spend $40 on forge world stuff. In fact, I might just give $40 to someone who's going and have them buy me a set of Thousand Sons Rhino doors.
In that vein, if anyone wants to sponsor me...