The team registration has been purchased, so Team Snake Eyes is officially attending Adepticon 2010! We've got our team, we just need to get our army. No problem right? Riiight. I made my order for Chapterhouse studio bits for our shoulder pads and some vehicles, and our resin bases are coming from Dark Arts Studios. If I wasn't such a lazy mook, I'd have links to those places over on the right hand column. I'll be doing good to get the army done, let alone properly advertise where we got our stuff from. Speaking of stuff, our minis will be coming from Miniature Market (again with the links) in St. Louis. These guys are fantastic to work with, have an excellent online and physical store and offer what is now the industry standard 20% discount. We're hoping our large order will yield some extra cheddar, but we'll see how the negotiations turn out. Our armies are little changed from the previous post (errors, however, have been fixed), and here's who's taking what:
Da Goffer = Army #1 Chosen 1 = Army #2 Aerion = Army #3 Blowtorch = Army #4
I've just finished my Adepticon lists for our Salamanders Team. They've not been vetted by the rest of the lads on the team yet, but documenting this process will be interesting as time goes by. First of all, I went to Adepticon back in 2006. We had four different space marine chapters arranged on a Crux Terminatus board. We finished 31st out of 76 teams (Emperor's Forgotten Sons) and had a pretty good time. We would have done considerably better if the Flying Douchebags (Flying Hellfish) didn't zero out our sportsmanship scores after we beat them in our second game. Oh well, that sort of stuff happens. Regardless of that, I realized at that tournament that no matter my preparation, I do not have the time/ability/money to truly compete at the level of some of the better participants. I'm okay with that. My goal is to show up, do my best, and take pictures of some truly fantastic looking armies and live vicariously through them. Earlier this year, a buddy of mine from my 2006 team contacted me and asked if I was willing to compete again this year. After agreeing and a few days of wrangling we had the old team back together. That lasted about two weeks. After discussions about army choice and theme broke down, two of the old members backed out. I assume they'll go with another team, and if they do - watch out. Those guys play hard. I was, however, still interested in going and my remaining teamate and I started to cobble together a new coalition. This too lasted about two weeks. The discussions again broke down and my last remaining teamate from 2006 walked away. I had a completely new team. While I am really excited about the progress "Team Snake Eyes" has made for the 2010 event, I can't help but notice that I was the only common denominator for the other three guys walking out. I feel I wasn't unreasonable in my suggestions, but I am more of a hobbyist and the others are more competitive. Oh well. In any event, all of my old teamates would look at these lists with scorn, but I am trying to create a theme of Vulkan attempting to recover some lost secret of his primarch and getting together a balanced force to do so. The choices include units I like the look of and want to see played. I understand Battle Points make up a large percentage of the total points available at the Team Tournament but we'll just have to see how the list evolves after playtesting. I also have some kickass conversions that will be fielded (Vulkan by Ron over at ++From The Warp++, and Master of the Forge w/conversion beamer by Ian over at The Sky Full of Stars...Don't worry gents, you'll both be getting pictures of your work when they are painted).
Army #1 190 Vulkan He'Stan 205 Tactical Squad with Multi-Melta, Flamer & Rhino 205 Tactical Squad with Multi-Melta, Flamer & Rhino 175 (5) Tactical Squad with Combi-Melta & TL Lascannon Razorback 105 Dreadnought with Multi-Melta & Heavy Flamer 120 Vindicator with Dozer Blade 1000
Army #2 120 Master of the Forge with Conversion Beamer 205 Tactical Squad with Multi-Melta, Flamer & Rhino 205 Tactical Squad with Multi-Melta, Flamer & Rhino 140 Scout Squad with Sniper Rifles 105 Dreadnought with Multi-Melta 140 (2) Land Speeders with Multi-Melta & Heavy Flamer 85 Predator Destructor 1000
Army #3 130 Space Marine Chaplain with Terminator Armor 205 Tactical Squad with Multi-Melta, Flamer & Rhino 205 Tactical Squad with Multi-Melta, Flamer & Rhino 200 (5) TH/SS Terminators 260 Land Raider Crusader with Muti-Melta 1000
Army #4 100 Space Marine Librarian 225 Tactical Squad with Lascannon, Flamer, Combi-Melta & Rhino 225 Tactical Squad with Lascannon, Flamer, Combi-Melta & Rhino 180 (5) Tactical Squad with Combi-Melta, Melta Bombs & TL Lascannon Razorback 100 Thunderfire Cannon 85 Predator Destructor 85 Predator Destructor 1000