Hello brethren! As I promised, I made a vow in the Bolter and Chainsword forum's annual painting event. Here is my first vow.
An eerie silence falls over the fortress and an sudden feeling of terror passed through the ranks of the Heretics. Moments later, the sky darkens and dozens of drop pods slam down in front of helpless defenders, knocking them to the ground. A lone figure emerges from the closest pod and stoically takes in the scene in front of him. After a moment of silence, a deep voice reverberates across the battlefield.
"I, Marshal Laeroth of the Black Templars, am here to grant you the Emperor's Judgement. Prepare to die."
The field erupts into chaos as the Heretics start to flee.
Marshal Laeroth turns to his brethren and declares: "Brothers, the Emperor demands we return this world to His light. Leave none alive."
I, Marshal Laeroth, Master of the Njesta Crusade of the Black Templars, answer the call of E TENEBRAE LUX. I vow to complete:
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These units shall be from Codex: Space Marines Black Templars, with a total value of 485 points, in the Emperor's Name. I vow to complete these units on, or
before, August 1st, 2014. Success will bring eternal glory to the Black Templars, whilst failure is not an option.
With that being said, while there are currently 42 Black Templar participates thus far in the competition, we need more! We've already been split off of the other codex chapters, as our numbers are so strong...but our competition is stiff. So if you're not involved in this event, you should definitely do so. The Black Templars are uniting and we need all hands on deck!
Hello folks! Good to be back! This post is just a little update to the happenings and such future of Implausible Nature. As you can probably tell, I'm here. Lost in the Warp, but not dead. My Crusade has found itself back in real-time and ready to commence the purging of the enemies of the Emperor! Amongst other funsies. ;)
But what does that mean Laeroth?!?! Well, I'll tell you. Blogging! Whoo! I'm sure a lot of you are happy to hear that. Competitive blogging will definitely happen, but its going to be a little bit. I have been out of the game for a while and I need to catch up on the new codices, update my army lists, get games in, etc. However, there is a caveat to that. I will not touch Escalation with a ten-foot pole. Imperial Knights? Okay. I'm willing to budge on that, since they aren't exactly invincible. But all of the other stuff is out. Essentially, I'll be following the FAQ's of the major GT's around the country (primarily Nova Open) and adjust my list building/analysis as needed.
With that being said, to start out with, my blogging is going to be mostly hobby-related to start off with. I have models to paint and a willing significant other to join me in my efforts! For those of you on Bolter and Chainsword, that means ETL vows! Plus, while its second-hand from a family member, I am now in the possession of my first airbrush! I'm very excited to learn how to use it. :D
Also, as you all may have heard, rumors are exploding all over the place about 7th Edition being right around the corner...so guess what? No BT 101 until that is released. Sorry about missing the whole entire 6th Edition and not updating it. But hey, life happens right? Can't control the Warp. Only rectify the issue once free of it! However, it seems to me (looking at recent successful GT armies)...mechanized lists are doing well again. I have a laugh a little bit, because I totally called that when 6th Edition came out.
*Strokes ego a little bit*
Anyway, I'll go report to my chaplains for penance for that comment now... May the Emperor's Light guide you!
Okay. So I survived the packing of all of my stuff (and donating of the rest), driving across the country to my new home with my girlfriend, and readjusting to my new place of employment. That by itself has been exceptionally draining over the past month and a half. Adjusting to my new life in general has been taking up a vast majority of my time, but if that were not the case, I had other complications that kept me from getting back online and posting. Short story? My laptop (what I use for everything) passed out of this world shortly after I made that last blog entry. Not having a computer obviously prevents me from posting a whole lot.
I know ya'll have been emailing. I know there have been comments. I can see it on my smart phone. Hell, I can even technically edit the website/blog on my phone with an app. Problem is, its super tedious to write long drawn out articles (pretty much all I do) on a phone. It'll probably be a few months until I can replace my computer, because a lot of my extra $$ got sucked up in the move/Christmas. Fortunately, my wonderful girlfriend is kind enough to lend me her laptop on occasion going forward, until I can replace mine. Nevertheless, I've been watching somewhat. You might have even noticed me hitting up Twitter the past couple of days. I'm glad to see that there was some response! Got some feedback, which was really important, because I'm behind the times with my lack of internet and no game store in the near vicinity (closest that I can tell is an 1.5 hours away).
Which brings me to my next topic: I need information. I'm definitely starting the BT 101, probably as early as this weekend, but its going to have to be free of anything ally related for now because I have not even seen the new Sisters of Battle codex, the Inquisitors supplement, or any of these handy dandy dataslates I am hearing about. Doesn't help that I don't have a tablet to download these things. Any info on them any of you can spare, would be appreciated. Specifically in regards to the Inquisitors. Other than that, good to be back on the horse and settled. Let's get this BT 101 going, shall we?
Hey everyone. Just wanting to give you an update on why there hasn't been many updates lately. Gonna be short and sweet. I've been packing and preparing for my move across the country the past few weeks. I'll be back posting early next week! Got lots to do and to say. And most importantly...BT 101! :P
First off, the challenge I mentioned a couple of posts ago is still coming. I became somewhat busy in the last week and I've not been able to touch anything 40k during that time. But my schedule has cleared up again, so I'm getting back on it. Prior to that though, I hadn't come up with a list I liked and the lists that I was helping Firepower with ended up being a list I liked a lot. So...he may beat me, even if he did steal my idea. But we'll get to that soon.
Anyway, the following is another of the many lists I've developed since the codex has been released. This one is actually a mix of a bunch of different themes, but in particular, the ability for us to take large Crusader squads and put them in a Land Raider Crusader for some hefty protection. I also take advantage of "Accept Any Challenge" with characters in several CC-oriented squads.
Early this morning, Implausible Nature reached its first big milestone: 1 million unique visitor hits (close to 10 million hits total). That is awesome! I never would have believed that IN would become as popular as it has, but I am super grateful that it is. We've grown so much as a community, despite all of our bumps and bruises, but we still moved forward and crusaded on. Its a tough place we're in now, but I know that we will get through it.
Thanks once again for reading, participating, emailing, and in general, supporting what I've tried to do here. It means a lot for both myself and the community. :)
As many of you guys know, one of my pride and joy lists in 5th Edition was the Defensive Drop Pod list that I semi-popularized with its finesse and manipulation tactics. It was extremely proficient and saw very, very few losses after the list was finalized. After much deliberation, tweaking, optimizing, and a whole lot of caffeine...its back. The DDP in 6th Edition has once again arrived to the Black Templars. Enjoy. ;)
Got my head at least partially on straight, so time to get back on the horse and continue the analysis of our codex. I'm going to continue with the troops, again because they are the bread and butter of our codex. They are the most important units we can take, as they fulfill the all important scoring requirements in 6th Edition. So next up are scout squads. We did get some fluff expansions for the Black Templars in the way of scouts (henceforth called neophytes), which essentially stated that it only made sense for the mentor initiates of the Black Templars to allow their protege neophytes to take on missions, by themselves, to perform some crucial task for the good of the crusade. I like the fact that they allowed for this possibility.
I'd like to hear your experiences with them. With any armaments that you may have used. What was your opponent playing (codex/allies and basic list build)? How did you use them? What worked? What didn't? What would you do differently, if anything?
Thanks in advance. :)
Something has happened IRL for me that is going to take a lot of my mental, emotional, and physical attention. I will try to still put out content and reply to things during this time, but I may need the time for recovery. I cannot say. Its a bit of a blow for me and it really hasn't hit me yet.
Anyway, just letting you know that there might be a small hiccup for a few days while I deal with this stuff. Yes, I know there are comments and concerns about the lists I posted a few days ago. I'll address them soonish. They were never meant to be final drafts, rather a first draft. :P