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Hobby progress and musings covering the Order of the Penitent Saint and WAAAGH! Tortoof, as well as whatever other 40k projects I pick up.

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The Competitive Pivot

To avoid burying the lede, the TL;DR is that I'm switching to Necrons.   -----   Every game of 10th that I have played has been with Orks. I've managed to track every game since my third in the (excellent) Tabletop Battles app. You can see my stats below:     As you can see, I've now played thirty games of 10th. And while I have a lot of thoughts about the edition in general, this post is about my experiences playing Orks, and my plans for the foreseeable

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Tournament AAR: Smite Club Open 2023

Record: 3-3 (WLLWWL) Placing: 36th (out of 88)   Summary I had a phenomenal weekend, with six awesome opponents, four fun games, and a free raffle prize that means I profited off this tournament. Despite the location being an hour drive from my house, I loved it and will 100% be a permanent future attendee. A special shout out to the Smite Club people who put on this event; it ran so smooth, the terrain was excellent, the information before and during the event was so clear.

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Tournament Briefing: Smite Club Open

Location: Legacy Sport Complex, Mesa, AZ BCP Link: Smite Club Open 2023 40k Major Format: Rules lock September 2nd; PRE-DATASLATE 6-game major GT Battle-ready required Player Placed Terrain Missions: 1: Search and Destroy, Chilling Rain, Take and Hold 2: Sweeping Engagement, Scrambler Fields, The Ritual 3: Search and Destroy, Hidden Supplies, Priority Target 4: Hammer and Anvil, Hidden Supplies, Take and Ho

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Tournament AAR: IO RTT 8/19

Record: 3-0 (WWW) Placing: #2 (out of 23)   Summary In twenty years, I have never won three games in a day. While I missed first place by ten points (274 vs 264), this is still, easily, my best placing at a tournament, ever. A number of things broke my way and I won't deny being very, very lucky, but I also don't care. I'm over the moon. I went undefeated!   But, for the sake of continuing to improve, here are those fortunate breaks: Terrain was very favorable

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Tournament Briefing: Imperial Outpost 8/19

Location: Imperial Outpost in Glendale, AZ BCP Link: First Contact at Imperial Outpost 2: Second Contact Format: 3-game Rogue Trader Tournament No painting requirements, no points for painting in score battleforged points awarded to all players Player placed terrain GW terrain layout #3 TO-chosen Leviathan missions   List: Comp v2.1 Beastboss (Warlord) Beastboss on Squigasaur (w/ Headwhoppa's Killchoppa) Kaptin Badrukk

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Tournament AAR: Gamer's Guild RTT 8/12

Record: 1-2 (LWL) Placing: #13 (out of 21)   Summary My opponents were two Orks and an Imperial Knight, in that order. I split with the Orks and dropped the IK game. The major takeaways for me are that I need to work on "Player-Placed Terrain" and deployment. Ignoring my win, I think I did not place my terrain well enough to protect my most important units and/or allow me to get out onto objectives early. Against the first Ork player, I fell behind on primary early, which was

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Pre-RTT briefing (Gamer's Guild 8/12)

Location: Gamer's Guild in Tempe, AZ (website) Format: 3-game Rogue Trader Tournament No painting requirements; all players get the 10 points for battleforged Player placed terrain   List: Comp v2.0 Beastboss Beastboss on Squigasaur (w/ Headwhoppa's Killchoppa) Kaptin Badrukk Mozrog Skragbad Warboss (w/ Follow Me, Ladz) 2x 10 Beast Snagga Boyz 10 Boyz 10 Flash Gitz 3x 11 Gretchin 10 Nobz

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Orky kitbashes

One of my favorite things in the hobby is converting miniatures. I actually don't particularly enjoy building minis, but converting individuals is one of the highlights. From concept to execution to finishing it and getting to show everyone that my guy is unique, converting and kitbashing is a pillar of my hobby. Good thing I'm an Ork player, too. Cause ain't nobody having more fun slapping plastic together haphazardly than the greenskins.   Recently, I realized I had two major prob

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10th edition goals (Orks)

As a whole, I am not satisfied with the rules for 10th edition. I still don't want to go into a rant about why, but the TL;DR is that I'm less interested in this edition of the game I've been playing for 20 years then I have at any other edition launch.    But I am still interested in putting my painted models on a table and rolling dice. So instead of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, I figure that the healthiest thing to do is to approach my hobby from a different point of

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Bloginnings and my first game of 10th Edition

It's Blog and Beginnings. Get it?   -----   To avoid burying the lede, this blog will act as both a replacement for my two discussion threads (Order of the Penitent Saint: A Project Thread and toaae presents: WAAAAGH! Tortoof), as well as a general blog for my hobby thoughts. I was a big fan and user of the B&C's blogs the last time they were around, and with my hobby mojo reinvigorated by a new edition, it felt like the right time to get this rolling.   But I had

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