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Forum: Modelling and Painting   06-25-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,316
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Sounds fun, but have to decline. Enjoy :)

Sounds fun, but have to decline.
Enjoy :)
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   06-25-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Shadows in the Warp - How should it change??

Hey Forum,

So, back in 6th, Tyranid's had a pretty nifty rule that gave a -3Ld modifier to enemy psykers within 12"... Now that psykic tests have changed, and don't use Ld... this rule is null and...
Forum: General 40k   06-24-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Tyranid Heavy Support Choice in 7th - Opinions?

As a Tyranid player, I love my big bad bugs (specifically, the big ones), and with the unbound list option, I now feel like I could do a strictly nid-zilla list.

However, If I am to follow Bound...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-14-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Don_Keyballs
First thing - made a few tweaks to my list,...

First thing - made a few tweaks to my list, decided to go unbound:
Instead of Belial:
1 Regular Chap
1 Libby (Mastery lvl 1)
1 DWTS was changed to Knights with relic
The second DWTS was all...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-13-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Don_Keyballs
I have quite the variety of Termies to choose...

I have quite the variety of Termies to choose from. 7-8 TH-SS / 8-10 dual LC / 5 Ass-Cans / 1 HF / 12-14 PF-SB (2 being chain fist) / 6 PS-SB. (Can't remember exact numbers as I have more then I need...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-13-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Don_Keyballs
I'm pretty sure my buddy is going to be playing...

I'm pretty sure my buddy is going to be playing unbound, along the lines of nurgle bikes with Sorc's, and heavies with oblits, forgefiend, defiler and possibly vindicator.

I imagine he'll give his...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-13-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Don_Keyballs
1750pt Armored Deathwing

Going to be playing my CSM buddy in a 1750pt game (our first of 7th), and I thought I'd throw in a bunch of armor to make use of the new damage table:

HQ1 - Belial
HQ2 - Sammy - (In his 14AV Land...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-09-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Don_Keyballs
This is all hypothetical at the moment, but after...

This is all hypothetical at the moment, but after discussing with my CSM friend, it is looking like a 1750pt game will be played this weekend.

My alterations to the list would likely be to drop...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-09-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Don_Keyballs
I hate to bring up an old thread, but with the...

I hate to bring up an old thread, but with the changes to 7th, does this list now make the grade?

LR/LRR are that much harder to kill, count as objective secured being they are dedicated...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   06-06-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By Don_Keyballs
A deep striking Trygon Prime can provide you...

A deep striking Trygon Prime can provide you Synapse in your opponents deployment zone easily if that is an area of concerns, plus their Assault 18 shot can maybe make use of your proxy models with a...
Forum: General 40k   06-05-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Don_Keyballs
I don't know the exact math, but for 1500pts you...

I don't know the exact math, but for 1500pts you are looking at something along these lines for nid-zilla (at least this is how I would do it):

Swarmlord [265pt-ish] (18" bubble, and can easily...
Forum: General 40k   06-04-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Nid Broodlords... now have Synapse??

Reviewing the Nids FAQ, a Creature with Dominion that doesn't have Synapse gets synapse with 6" range as long as the spell is successfully cast.

Being a Broodlord is level 1 and gets 'The Horror',...
Forum: General 40k   06-04-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Are GK going to become Auto-Ally into most lists??

So after reviewing some of the new pyskic spells and FAQs and the such from 7th, it dawned on me that there is a possibility of seeing Deamonology not just by CSM and Deamon's alone. After glancing...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   05-20-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Couple things to note: - Scouts are...

Couple things to note:

- Scouts are considered Elite for the DA, not troop.
- The libby on its own on a bike seems like an easy target, stick him with a squad for more survivability.
- I...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   05-16-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Don_Keyballs
List looks pretty good with 4 FMC, decent synapse...

List looks pretty good with 4 FMC, decent synapse coverage, and cover saves. My only thing is if you every come across AV14, you are pretty hooped, and would have to rely on 'smash' attacks to take...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   05-11-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By Don_Keyballs
If you really want to bubble wrap your tanks,...

If you really want to bubble wrap your tanks, blobs are much better option for that, than veterans. They cover large area making a deepstrike at half range of a melta gun impossible.

That is a...
Forum: Imperial Guard Army Lists   05-11-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By Don_Keyballs
1500pt armored list - viable?

Hey there,
I'm thinking about starting up a IA army and the new codex with tank commander can provide me with a list I've always wanted to try. My question is is this list viable in games? (My main...
Forum: General 40k   05-07-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Don_Keyballs
If Fluff is one of your driving factors behind a...

If Fluff is one of your driving factors behind a new army, take this in consideration: Dark Angels and Grey Knights would practically never (never ever) be used as battle brothers, as the DA would be...
Forum: General 40k   04-29-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Finally... Thank you... +Rep :)

Finally... Thank you... +Rep :)
Forum: General 40k   04-29-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Army FAQ sheets location??

So I've been trying to find some updated FAQs for some armies (specifically necron), and I cannot find it anywhere.

Has GW just removed them all completely from their Website? Is there a back-door...
Forum: General 40k   04-25-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Nids and anything really... Tau for the Riptids,...

Nids and anything really... Tau for the Riptids, SM for chapter tactics, Guard for ranged shooting.
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   04-25-14, 05:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Don_Keyballs
1500pt Iron Hands / 2 MotF

Hello All,

Typically, I am a DA player, however, Dread's just don't seem to make their way into my lists that much, and I just like the fluff with Dreads and wanted to make a list where they are...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   03-25-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Don_Keyballs
1500pt Deathwing - Thoughts?

Hey DA Players,

So I've came up with a 1500pt Deathwing list that in idea, seems like it could work against most armies (though some, if tailored properly, could chew it up quickly):

HQ -...
Forum: Warmachine, Hordes & Other Privateer Press Discussion   02-25-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,572
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Bump... There has to be someone who can help.

Bump...
There has to be someone who can help.
Forum: Warmachine, Hordes & Other Privateer Press Discussion   02-12-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,572
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Warmachine/Hordes vs 40k

Hey Forums,

So, I've been a 40k player for the last 10yrs or so, and the unbalanced nature of the codex's, and price gouging for new models have started to get to me.

I'm hopefully looking for...
Forum: Other Systems   02-12-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Sick of 40k - Want to try something new

Hey Forums,

So, I've been a 40k player for the last 10yrs or so, and the unbalanced nature of the codex's, and price gouging for new models have started to get to me.

I know there are many of...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   01-29-14, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Don_Keyballs
1750pts -Balanced List

Hey All,

I'm trying to stream line my army a bit and get a well balanced 1750pts. Looking for some insight:

HQ-1 - Flyrant with Lash Whip & BS & Old Adversary
HQ-2 - Deathleaper
Troop-1 -...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   01-28-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,375
Posted By Don_Keyballs
The flyrant was completed using the Army Painter...

The flyrant was completed using the Army Painter quickshades. I based the model in bleached bone, added the secondary colours, then lathered on the quickshade. (Lathered a bit too much in some areas...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   01-27-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,375
Posted By Don_Keyballs
It was still a little wet. It takes about a full...

It was still a little wet. It takes about a full 24hrs for it to dry and not be 'sticky'. In the picture, it was about 4-5hrs after I coated it.

The dip will collect on the tips of the low points,...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   01-27-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,375
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Dipping before and after

So I finally got around to painting my flyrant this past weekend. I used the 'dipping' method as I thought it would be the quick and easy way to finish the nids. (The model is actually too big to...
Forum: Tyranid Army Lists   01-24-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Don_Keyballs
2000pt - Almost Nidzilla

Hey All,
Here is my first crack with the new codex, attempting a Nidzilla style of list. I personally feel it should have more MC in the form of 1 or 2 tervigons (sadly, I just don't have the...
Forum: Custom 40k Scenarios   08-04-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,772
Posted By Don_Keyballs
As the GM, try to make the first missions pretty...

As the GM, try to make the first missions pretty easy to complete, and then progressively make them harder as they level up. Here are a few examples of missions I used.

1st - The Space Marines...
Forum: Custom 40k Scenarios   07-15-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,772
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Points are meant to be so you get to work with...

Points are meant to be so you get to work with however many you have obtained. If it was based off a currency system, then your character would be pretty limited at later levels with regards to...
Forum: Custom 40k Scenarios   07-13-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,772
Posted By Don_Keyballs
To clarify, you CAN take two 1h weapons AND one...

To clarify, you CAN take two 1h weapons AND one 2h weapon AND one Heavy Weapon at the same time. Example, a Space Marine may have a Chainsword / Bolt Pistol and a Melta Gun and a Heavy Bolter at the...
Forum: Custom 40k Scenarios   07-09-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,772
Posted By Don_Keyballs
For all of you that have asked for the Wargear...

For all of you that have asked for the Wargear Section, please see the attached PDF. Note, this was the orginal document I made and does not include the change to the 'Boom Head Shot' rule.

I...
Forum: Custom 40k Scenarios   12-26-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,772
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Play Testing Change

After Playing this RPG with my friends, 1 distict flaw was noted during the progession of the game. When a Space marine suffers an injury and rolls a D6; The 1-5 was good and acceptable. However,...
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-24-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Don_Keyballs
To use the Lord with Orb effectively, he will be...

To use the Lord with Orb effectively, he will be away from your warriors and destroyers and only with the immortals. Making the orb pretty much useless except for that one squad. And as for...
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-24-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Katie was definitely on the right track when it...

Katie was definitely on the right track when it comes to army list layout. The only thing I would change however is the Lord and Immortals. Drop those 2 units, and pick up the Deciever. With the...
Forum: General 40k   12-03-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By Don_Keyballs
The Ravenwing Box force is how I voted. You get...

The Ravenwing Box force is how I voted. You get the Land Speeder and attack bike pretty much for free. The LS comes with all of the conversion needed to make it the HQ version, and with that, the...
Forum: Custom 40k Scenarios   12-03-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,772
Posted By Don_Keyballs
40k Space Marine RPG

I developed this RPG game to play with my friends over the Christmas holidays when we are all in the same region again. This game takes elemenets from regular 40k, the Deathwatch RP, and some...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   10-07-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Thanks for the tips everyone. Really useful :). ...

Thanks for the tips everyone. Really useful :). I'll try to start a log as I actually start making progress with it. Here's hoping at least :D.
Forum: Modelling and Painting   10-06-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Don_Keyballs
What to use for sculpting?

Hello All,

I'm new to this whole conversion / modelling side of the hobby, and I've had this hankering to try sculpting a Tyranid Swarmlord but one that looks like a giant Genestealer.

I know...
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-06-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,671
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Thanks for the comments and suggestions everyone,...

Thanks for the comments and suggestions everyone, very informative. To put it in a metaphorical term, the Tyranids as a whole is like a sandwich. To be good and tasty, you need bread, meat and...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-05-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Don_Keyballs
By the way it is worded, they have either one or...

By the way it is worded, they have either one or the other. You are correct that you can just use the twin-linked bolters on the bikes. Sadly, you don't get the bonus +1 attack for having 2 close...
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-05-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,671
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Thanks for all of the suggestions... and I...

Thanks for all of the suggestions... and I believe the consensus is that a mostly genestealer cult based army wouldn't be too successful.

Now, I guess this is a branch off of that army idea... is...
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-04-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,671
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Well, I know a PURE genestealer list would be...

Well, I know a PURE genestealer list would be impossible to really play in 5th. And I'm not too sure about the points, but this is my idea for my list.

HQ -

Swarmlord with 2-3 Guard (I would...
Forum: 40k Tactics   10-04-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,671
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Is a Genestealer based army viable?

The title pretty much says it all, can the nids be a viable army when the basis is Genestealers?

I'm all about the models and I'm going to build a list around 40+ of them. My question is that...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-04-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Yeah, makes sense... I was hoping there would...

Yeah, makes sense... I was hoping there would have been a loop hole, but since it is a CAN compared to a MUST... then it wouldn't be transferable. Thanks Creon
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   10-04-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Can a Tyranid Prime join a squad of Ymgarl Genestealers?

The title pretty much says it all... The Prime is a independent character, but with the Ymgarl Genestealers 'dormant' special rule, can the prime join them??
Forum: General 40k   10-04-10, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Don_Keyballs
Good point Deneris... Swarmlord with the +1 to...

Good point Deneris... Swarmlord with the +1 to reserves and re-roll the side would be REALLY helpful with 3+ squads of out-flanking Stealers... but does it really tie in with the fluff?? :S
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