Sadly, I had a family emergency late Friday evening.  Thus, my attendance at this weekend's GT could not occur.  I'm pretty bummed out about it, but it is what it is.  Family comes first.

Nevertheless, I'll be trying to talk to a few people about the event and do some write-ups on it anyway.  Maybe even find myself a BT player that went and get them to comment on their games.
 
 
Email:  Hi Bob!

It's been awhile and I read your post about missed emails so decided to give it another shot. Originally I asked for some advice for a list that would contain Helbrecht and Sword Brethren (non terminators). Since then I've decided to follow your list building excercises to create my own list.

However, as there is very little information about Helbrecht and advised tactics on the web (and you never see him in competitive play), I thought it would be cool and interesting to see what we can do with him in a 2k list. So hereby I challenge you to create a competitive 2k CC list containing Helbrecht. Im sure you can pull it off, and by doing so will make Implausible Nature stand out even more in the BT community then it already is because in the rest of the community I find Helbrecht pretty under appreciated.

I also would like to thank you for the wealth of information on your blog and website. As a new player for W40K and Black Templars, it really helped me start off on the right foot.

Thanks

 
 
First off, I didn't get past the 2nd cut for the Games Workshop position.  Sad face.  Long story short, I was told I was "over-qualified" and that my desire to own a game store in the future gave them concern (yes, they found Implausible Nature via Google).  Oh well, I gave it my best shot and that is all I can ask of myself.  No regrets.  :)

Anyway, I was thinking about Nova Open's terrain setup today.  The discussion on this started out in this post, with MVBrandt even commenting on it (which was awesome-sauce).  As he mentioned, I can reliably assume that there will be at least 3 BLOS pieces of terrain on the board, with the biggest being featured in the center.  Which may give me an unique opportunity.  But first, some points of discussion regarding this setup.

 
 
Hey all.  Tournament preparations are still ongoing.  Got the majority of the army cleaned up and painted to a suitable standard, so that shouldn't be an issue.  Also got a play-test game in against an Imperial Guard player here in Grand Forks (a competitive player!), so I get to actually see some face time finally.  Every IG army I've faced in a good long while has made a very poor attempt at competitive list-building, so it wasn't really an accurate showing.  Hopefully have a couple more games before the tournament next weekend, but we'll see.

Anyway, finally got my hands on the mission pack for SpringCon, but I'm going to put it under the "Read More" break because its fairly long.

 
 
My internet has been down for a couple days now, after my cable company decided to do some "maintenance" that made my modem obsolete.  After waiting for them to come and fix the problem, I now have internet back.  Good news.

Bad news?  In the tidal wave of emails I've gotten the past month or so (or even before), I've lost track of whom I've replied to and who I haven't.  I sincerely apologize for this.  Because I use the email account for personal correspondence as well, things get lost more easily than I'd like to admit.  Thus, if you do not hear from me by the end of the weekend and you sent me an email that you'd still like me to address, please let me know.  Some responses may be posted up here on the blog, but it will depend on the contents of the email.

I might be also opening up a Implausible Nature-only email account so things don't get lost, but I'll keep you updated if this comes to pass so everyone can update their contact information.

Oh, and on an unrelated note:  Happy Birthday Babe.  I love you.  :)