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Forum: Tournaments and Conventions   09-20-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,560
Posted By spikydavid
With just two weeks to go, the early bird offer...

With just two weeks to go, the early bird offer is no longer available, and ticket prices have gone up

However, we have also decided to sell tickets for single days. If you can only make one day,...
Forum: Tournaments and Conventions   09-03-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,560
Posted By spikydavid
Hi, four and a bit weeks to go before the event...

Hi, four and a bit weeks to go before the event itself, and two a bit weeks before ticket prices go up...
Forum: Tournaments and Conventions   06-26-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,560
Posted By spikydavid
Starsmash - WH40K - Reading - 5th/6th October

WH40K tournament in Reading, at the Spiky Club. 1500 points, five games, two days, on the 5th & 6th of October

Rules pack and entry details at Starsmash 2013 - Spiky Club...
Forum: General 40k   06-29-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 24,517
Posted By spikydavid
He was indeed - back to you

He was indeed - back to you
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   06-29-07, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By spikydavid
Its the same.[/quote] No it's not. It's...

Its the same.[/quote]

No it's not.

It's better.

Cos it's bein' wielded by an ORK!
Forum: General 40k   06-29-07, 05:08 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 24,517
Posted By spikydavid
Jumping in for Stomp... What was the...

Jumping in for Stomp...

What was the occupation of Bastalek Grimm?
Forum: General 40k   06-10-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By spikydavid
Killing Marines - an experiment

Hopefully this will be of interest to some of you - one of my friends is currently undertaking an experiment in how long it takes to kill a chapter of marines. Starting with a full strength chapter...
Forum: Archived Events   06-07-07, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,171
Posted By spikydavid
Death company "list" required opponents' consent....

Death company "list" required opponents' consent. So did one of the harlequin lists that was printed in a journal (way, way back in the dawn of time). Every other list that has appeared in WD or...
Forum: General 40k   06-07-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By spikydavid
All about the background. There are plenty of...

All about the background. There are plenty of games with nice models, there are plenty of games with competent rules sets, but the background of 40K is miles above and beyond any other game I've...
Forum: Archived Events   05-15-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,628
Posted By spikydavid
Insta-kills. So, if a failed save is...

Insta-kills.



So, if a failed save is different to "no save allowed due to AP", then shooting a space marine commander with a lascnnon only does him one wound.
Forum: Archived Events   05-14-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,015
Posted By spikydavid
So, yes, in the second case, you should get your...

So, yes, in the second case, you should get your save. People, in my experience, tend to play that if you are within a couple of inches of the area terrain, that's enough to get you the save. Also,...
Forum: Archived Events   05-14-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,015
Posted By spikydavid
Actually, one that's worth clarifying is the...

Actually, one that's worth clarifying is the effects of area terrain, notably that level 2 terrain hides infantry from infantry, but infantry can shoot a tank, and tanks can shoot at infantry. ...
Forum: Archived Events   05-12-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,015
Posted By spikydavid
So, no, only those in the unit that can see, can...

So, no, only those in the unit that can see, can shoot
Forum: Archived Events   04-23-07, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By spikydavid
<bump> Well, two weeks to go, and I'm still...

<bump>

Well, two weeks to go, and I'm still scabbing around for players. We're reasonably plump, but there's still spaces, and the more players for something like this, the better it runs.
...
Forum: Archived Events   04-12-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By spikydavid
Thanks - it wouldn't be SVA without a decent...

Thanks - it wouldn't be SVA without a decent showing from Oxford :)
Forum: General 40k   03-29-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,133
Posted By spikydavid
As anathema says above - "kinda". One thing you...

As anathema says above - "kinda". One thing you can do is build your army list to be less dependent on dice rolls.

You could, for example, build an army that rolls buckets of dice. The more...
Forum: General 40k   03-28-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,133
Posted By spikydavid
One of my friends once lost a combat patrol by...

One of my friends once lost a combat patrol by consistently rolling 4+ on all his dice. He kept failing target priority tests, and being forced to shoot an inconsequential speeder, allowing his...
Forum: Archived Events   03-28-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By spikydavid
Sounds good - let me know how many you're...

Sounds good - let me know how many you're bringing and I'll set aside those places
Forum: 40k Tactics   03-27-07, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By spikydavid
The kanz are too small to block line of sight,...

The kanz are too small to block line of sight, and do not deploy in escalation. The bikes are a ridiculously expensive way of getting a 5+ cover save, could not cover the army and do not deploy in...
Forum: Archived Events   03-27-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By spikydavid
Well that sucks - still, a nice trip out to the...

Well that sucks - still, a nice trip out to the US, there are worse ways to spend your days
Forum: 40k Tactics   03-26-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By spikydavid
So, what's in your army? I tend to find that...

So, what's in your army?

I tend to find that although combat is nice, people tend to run away from 100 orks brandishing choppaz, and it's hard to keep up, so shooting became my raison d'etre by...
Forum: Archived Events   03-26-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By spikydavid
40K Campaign Weekend - SVA 7

Spiky Club are running a 40K campaign weekend over the 5th and 6th of May, in Reading (UK). This will feature five games at 1500 points, all for the bargain price of fifteen pounds.

The rules...
Forum: 40k Tactics   03-19-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By spikydavid
Building a better Waagh

A couple of people have asked about my ork list, and how I came up with it, so here is the list, and the story of its genesis

How to build a Waagh

So, now that I've tested it in the heat of...
Forum: Archived Events   03-19-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,170
Posted By spikydavid
10% of the games were draws, that's exactly what...

10% of the games were draws, that's exactly what I expected, and that's with only 5% of the possible points ranges being draws. I think upping the draw margin would be an horrific mistake.
Forum: General 40k   03-19-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,662
Posted By spikydavid
Personally, and I can't seem to say this enough...

Personally, and I can't seem to say this enough times, I love the new DA codex. Yes, it makes a DA build of "standard" marines a bit substandard, but I don't care, I already have "standard" marines...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   03-15-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,115
Posted By spikydavid
>>I always play this way aswell, positive its...

>>I always play this way aswell, positive its written somewhere, but i may be wrong. Squad set-up seems to go this way, as you seem to see tac squads with bolters, heavy and plasma, but being a sw...
Forum: General 40k   03-15-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,548
Posted By spikydavid
I swear that, if I wasn't so lazy, I would copy...

I swear that, if I wasn't so lazy, I would copy and keep every single negative comment made about Dark Angels so that, in a year's time, when the soopa-sekrit combo move of instant death is...
Forum: General 40k   03-15-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By spikydavid
How did nobody yet pick the humble burna for...

How did nobody yet pick the humble burna for orkses?

Let's just go through this, it's 6 points, the same as a space marine flamer.

And it does the same thing as a space marine flamer.

Oh,...
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