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Forum: General 40k   11-11-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By willydstyle
For the math nerds: it's not so much power creep,...

For the math nerds: it's not so much power creep, but a power unit step function: u(t-5), where T is the edition of the game that the codex was released in :D
Forum: General 40k   11-09-11, 06:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By willydstyle
No, I actually already did offer some...

No, I actually already did offer some "counterevidence": the fact that while one specific necron unit has fairly decent move-and-fire capability, DE units still beat it. Also, if one of those...
Forum: General 40k   11-09-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By willydstyle
Necrons is so far from a "hard counter" to DE to...

Necrons is so far from a "hard counter" to DE to claim they are is just silly. The DE still outrange most Necron guns, and sure, you might be able to blow up DE transports easily, but so what,...
Forum: General 40k   11-09-11, 03:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By willydstyle
The fact that they have 24" range and are on a...

The fact that they have 24" range and are on a unit that will presumably use the large oval "flying" base means that since your DE stuff moves 12" and fires 36", you still have the advantage over...
Forum: General 40k   11-04-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By willydstyle
How come there's no option for "all of the...

How come there's no option for "all of the above?"
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   11-03-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By willydstyle
So, first game with the list against a relatively...

So, first game with the list against a relatively new player using jumpers. His list was something along the lines of: Mephiston, 3 units of ML devastators, 4 units of assault marines w/ 2 melta guns...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-30-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By willydstyle
Well, my "normal" list pretty much does a...

Well, my "normal" list pretty much does a straight swap, using 2 manticores rather than 2 demolishers.

I'm actually a bit unsure as to how this list will perform, as the Manticores give me more...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-30-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By willydstyle
I keep wanting to use the techpriest because I...

I keep wanting to use the techpriest because I love his mini. However, he is an absolute, horrible waste of points in any list.
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-30-11, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By willydstyle
1750 for semi-competitive league; trying out demolishers.

70 Primaris

45 Platoon Command Squad, 3x GL
55 Chimera

65 Platoon Infantry Squad, Missile Launcher
65 Chimera w/ heavy stubber

65 Platoon Infantry Squad, Missile Launcher
65 Chimera w/...
Forum: General 40k   10-30-11, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By willydstyle
I try to make balanced, all-comers lists, and I...

I try to make balanced, all-comers lists, and I tend to want to play against players who are close to my skill level. In the last tournament I played in with my mech Guard, I smashed my first...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-30-11, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By willydstyle
Sounds good to me.

Sounds good to me.
Forum: General 40k   10-29-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,726
Posted By willydstyle
Since you only take one wound from a failed DT...

Since you only take one wound from a failed DT test, this shouldn't be *too* disastrous. Also, ICs have "skilled rider" by default.
Forum: General 40k   10-28-11, 06:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,726
Posted By willydstyle
Vendettas. Against good armies, they just get...

Vendettas. Against good armies, they just get shot down too early to accomplish anything, but the model is so pretty I have to use it.
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-26-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By willydstyle
Since it's your *only* blob, you'll often not...

Since it's your *only* blob, you'll often not have a choice :D Although with your chimeras moving aggressively forward, you don't have much to screen.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-26-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By willydstyle
Barring house rules (or possibly some...

Barring house rules (or possibly some infrequently-played expansion) there are no rules for destroying ruins. Which is what the OP was actually talking about. There *are* rules for destroying actual...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-26-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By willydstyle
Ideally you want to keep him out of CC entirely....

Ideally you want to keep him out of CC entirely. This is one of the reasons that I really prefer a squad-upgrade commissar, stealth pants or no, but since you're using him, I'd keep him at the back...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-26-11, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By willydstyle
I would drop the upgrades entirely from the PCS...

I would drop the upgrades entirely from the PCS and give the blob some power weapons. If your blob actually has 3 voxes, as you've written, you could drop two of those to get another power weapon.
Forum: General 40k   10-25-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,726
Posted By willydstyle
Eh, it's a valid complaint. When I do,...

Eh, it's a valid complaint. When I do, admittedly infrequently, play my Chaos, I simply have to understand that I'm playing the army out of love for my models which are awesomely converted, and...
Forum: General 40k   10-25-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,726
Posted By willydstyle
Basically anything in the Codex when I play Chaos.

Basically anything in the Codex when I play Chaos.
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-22-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
3 lascannons is too expensive, and the autocannon...

3 lascannons is too expensive, and the autocannon works well against AV10-11. Statistically it's not as good as a TL-lascannon, but it's so much cheaper it tends to work better as part of a complete...
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-22-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
Because for the points of one...

Because for the points of one super-duper-OMGOOSES-it's-a-special-character-in-a-tank predator, you can get almost *two* AC/Las predators, with more shots able to affect more targets, or *three*...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-22-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By willydstyle
Read the thread before being an Asshat. The...

Read the thread before being an Asshat. The "actual rules" were clarified post one. Now people are having fun, deal with it.
-DK
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-22-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
I agree Luke, but AC/HB and AC/LC preds are still...

I agree Luke, but AC/HB and AC/LC preds are still quite nice.
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-22-11, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
I'm not saying the land raider is good, but for...

I'm not saying the land raider is good, but for about the same number of points you get AV14 instead of AV13 with an easily-exploitable AV11 side arc, also has resistance to shaken/stunned results.
Forum: General 40k   10-22-11, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By willydstyle
Damn, I feel like it's three years ago in here :D

Damn, I feel like it's three years ago in here :D
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-22-11, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
If you're going to be paying the points for a...

If you're going to be paying the points for a land raider, you might as well take a land raider.
Forum: General 40k   10-18-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
My numbers suggest that *my* rounded corner dice...

My numbers suggest that *my* rounded corner dice roll closer to average than the particular squared-corner dice I purchased. I can't make any broader claims, though I do think this data is evidence...
Forum: General 40k   10-17-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
The method chessex uses to round the corners is...

The method chessex uses to round the corners is by tumbling them in a bin full of rocks basically, I'm not sure how they would recover plastic material from that process, though it's likely not...
Forum: General 40k   10-17-11, 04:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
I think the standard deviation value is not as...

I think the standard deviation value is not as informative as the fact that the 5s were several standard deviations off the mean for the squared dice. I also don't have the time to do 10,000 rolls :D
Forum: General 40k   10-17-11, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
I purchased 12mm square dice specifically for...

I purchased 12mm square dice specifically for this comparison, they are the same size as the "regular" chessex dice. I'm actually really surprised that there was any significant difference, because...
Forum: General 40k   10-17-11, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
Not necessarily. Things like rolling the same...

Not necessarily. Things like rolling the same way every time (shaken in hand, then rolled on a flat, smooth surface with no banks) are important, and I did that, but things like temperature and...
Forum: General 40k   10-17-11, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
I just wrote a grid with 6 boxes, and put a hash...

I just wrote a grid with 6 boxes, and put a hash mark for ever result in the appropriate box. I recorded the hash marks in the usual groups of five, and in rows of five groups, so that I could easily...
Forum: General 40k   10-16-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
They were not casino dice, but 12mm...

They were not casino dice, but 12mm squared-corner dice. The results actually pointed to the squared cornered dice being significantly worse, actually. It was a big surprise to me, because I've...
Forum: General 40k   10-16-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
I just put on some Scrubs to watch in the...

I just put on some Scrubs to watch in the background, and had a simple method to record the results.
Forum: General 40k   10-16-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
A simple "thank you" would...

A simple "thank you" would suffice:laugh:
Forum: General 40k   10-16-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By willydstyle
Chessex 12mm d6 vs. squared-cornered d6

So, I just spent the last 5 hours rolling dice.

I purchased some squared-cornered dice from a vendor on e-bay, to compare those dice with the more commonly used rounded-cornered dice from ...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-16-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By willydstyle
Without more AV12 threats, your melta vets are...

Without more AV12 threats, your melta vets are more likely to get shot down and stranded than anything else.

The list feels like a watered-down mix of mech and foot, and I don't think succeeds...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-15-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By willydstyle
How did Marbo kill the warboss?

How did Marbo kill the warboss?
Forum: Archived Events   10-12-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By willydstyle
The Second Annual Guardian Cup (Portland, OR)

What is this? A tournament with trophies for prizes, and that emphasizes fairness and fun above all else.
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-12-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By willydstyle
No, *with* cover the wraithlord takes 18 BS4...

No, *with* cover the wraithlord takes 18 BS4 missiles.

18 shots, 12 hits, 6 wounds, 3 save (assuming 4+).

And sure, you can keep a wraithlord covered with a tank, but then that requires moving...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-12-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By willydstyle
I hope your "not true" statement isn't referring...

I hope your "not true" statement isn't referring to me, because you're pretty much agreeing with me :D

When you combine the difficulty of actually killing holotanks, with the fact that giving a...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-11-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By willydstyle
Which is why holotanks work better in the HS...

Which is why holotanks work better in the HS slots than the wraithlords. Against armies with decent amounts of krak missiles, they also go down easily (it's not *just* lascannons that kill them)....
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   10-11-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By willydstyle
Having tried it over and over (and over) again, I...

Having tried it over and over (and over) again, I can say from experience that this hybrid of mech and monsters simply does not work.

Avatars are very much a lynch-pin unit, and need to have...
Forum: General 40k   10-11-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By willydstyle
There should definitely be an option for "I enjoy...

There should definitely be an option for "I enjoy playing the game" or "It's fun," up there. All the options assume that every player has reasons to quit. I find that I do not.

I have been...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-11-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
I think your list is already anti-vehicle enough...

I think your list is already anti-vehicle enough that dropping your med-long range large blasts would be a bad idea.
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-10-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By willydstyle
The camo cloak is good, but I'd consider...

The camo cloak is good, but I'd consider downgrading the lord to a unit-upgrade commissar, since you're not really utilizing his LD bubble with HWTs and such, and then using the points to buy the...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-07-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By willydstyle
Oh shit, son, consider it broughten :D ...

Oh shit, son, consider it broughten :D





Now, obviously my post about modeling extra riders on my bikes earlier was in jest, but the rules are the rules, and what you said is not them.
Forum: General 40k   10-06-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,036
Posted By willydstyle
Since the Black Legion is fluffed as preferring...

Since the Black Legion is fluffed as preferring an assault wave of terminators followed by a clean-up of the rest of the forces, allowing a Terminator Lord to let you take Terminators as troops would...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-06-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By willydstyle
You know, biker hags, the ladies who ride with...

You know, biker hags, the ladies who ride with biker dudes on their wicked Hogs.
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   10-06-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By willydstyle
You *can* put the lord commissar at the back of...

You *can* put the lord commissar at the back of an infantry platoon, in range of the HWS and get the best of both worlds, but it limits deployment options.
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