Friday, January 25, 2013

Adepticon - Team Remote Presence

Remote Presence is sponsoring one of the top teams in the 40k gamerverse. Having gathered gamers from near the D.C. Metro area, this fearsome foursome could likely prove to be this season's solid middle performers!

In the run-up to the grand weekend here are a couple of pics of Lo Pan's DKoK army:
Here is a pic of the beginnings of a hoard. The basic team with be two 1k lists each comprising a twenty-five man infantry platoon.

A close-up shot of the heavy weapons team - looks like someone brought an air-guitar to a gun fight!

This was all Tim's idea - he loves DKoK!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Quadcopter UAV

These guys do a very quality series on R/C vehicles. In this one they test an Arduino based chipset that basically allows any RC plane or copter to become a drone (UAV). This video also shows how you can fly a quadcopter via First Person View (FPV) with a remotely transmitting camera and a goofy set of goggles.

I would recommend skipping forward to the bit where the copter is flying hands free. You will also see a demo of the FPV technology shortly:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Miniatures Up for Bid

This may be the first of many posts in which I am selling off a good chunk of my miniature wargaming gear. No, I am not leaving the hobby but I am consolidating as I embark in a new one - Arudino-powered UAV-based gyrocopters! More on that mouthful in another post.

The following link takes you to my ebay listings. If you win an auction, drop me a note for discounted (or perhaps free) shipping:
Austin's Ebay Goodies

I also have a good size collection of painted/based Tyranids (2 color airbrushed - but its still painted). Leave me a comment if you are interested in checking them out for a quick sale.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dark Angels 6e Rules Preview

Given the dearth of Dark Angels rules rumors, I figured I would post a translation from the Spanish site Akiba Station. With only three days remaining, this post will soon be OBE (overtaken by events) but at least its something to whet your appetite:

General Rules
  • The special rule "Inner Circle" gives hatred against Chaos Space Marines and Courage.
  • The table of Warlord includes options to increase the turboboost 1D6 of motorcycles, rabid Assault, +1 / -1 to the roll of reserves, courage, feel no pain
  • Belial will cost 190 points and can change their weapons as now at no additional charge. Allows Deathwing Terminators as troops.
  • Land Speeder Sammael has its shield 14 as an alternative. Allows bikes are troops.
  • Azrael allows bikes and terminators as troops. Gives a 4 + invulnerable to his unit and his power weapon is S6 AP3.
  • No specific psychic Dark Angels. However Ezekiel has an AP2 S4 attack, if this hurts the enemy and survive, subtract 3 to its BS and WS.

Deathwing Knights
  • +1 To their strength if in base contact with each other
  • The champion's CCW is S +2, AP3

  • The champion's CCW is S +2, AP2
  • Land Raider gets Venerable rule (re-roll result in damage table) - "Deathwing Vehicle" upgrade for 30 pts

Land Speeder Revenge
  • The plasma turret is S7 AP2, 3 shots or large blast shot

Land Speeder Shroud (80 pts)
  • Has the dark rule, which gives +2 to their cover save.
  • A 6 "units have +1 to their cover save.

Ravenwing Dark Talon
  • Vortex Cannon: Strength 5, AP-, small blast, blindness.

Nephilim Jetfighter (about 150/160 pts)
  • Megabolter revenge: Strength 6, AP4, Heavy 5
  • Blacksword Missile: Strength 6, AP4
  • Relentless Hunter: Allows exchanging a result of the enemy weaponry destroyed by an immobilized result.

Black Knights Ravenwing (126 pts, unit of 3)
  • Hammer Corvus: Strength +1, AP-, Rending
  • The plasma have a range of 18 "rapid fire. Seems to provide a special rule to bolter shots later.
  • The champion carries the Sword of Caliban, A +1 AP3.

Command Squad Ravenwing.
  • Same points as the Black Knights.

Ravenwing (80 points, unit of 3)