Warhammer: Invasion North American Championship at GenCon 2012

Warhammer: Invasion

I packed a Dark Elf deck to GenCon 2012 specifically for the North American Championship event and ended up doing very well considering the circumstances. First off, I couldn’t decide what deck to bring, or build for that matter, so HappyDD and I discussed some options the day before I left and I ended up using a slightly modified version of one of his decks that is based around the Offering to Hekarti quest. I’ll post a deck list later when I have it handy. Secondly, I had originally planned to build a deck and test it extensively during July and June but with various holidays and other events taking priority I showed up in Indianapolis with zero prep. In fact, my experience with the deck consisted of 4 to 5 simulations of play on the night before the tournament. Alchemist (my friend who attended GenCon with me) doesn’t play W:I and I didn’t bring any other decks so it was a pretty useless exercise but I got a feel for it.
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Book Review: The Horus Heresy – Books 1 through 5

HappyDD was kind enough to send along his review of the first five novels in The Horus Heresy series:

Throughout this review I am going to use a lot of jargon from the 40K universe without defining it, as it would be too laborious to define everything. This is intended to be read by those with a passing familiarity with the universe.

The first five books of The Horus Heresy series by Black Library are part of an indefinite series that currently stands at 50,000 books (ok, so it’s currently at a book 18 being published in January 2012, but damn this is a long series). Read more of this post

Thursday Night Invasion

Last night, HappyDD came over to play some Warhammer: Invasion. We got in five games in a few hours. He was trying out his recently devised Empire/High Elf Preservation deck and I played three games with my Dark Elf Mill deck and two with my Chaos Sacrifice Escalation deck. Although I may have had a slight advantage, having more refined decks, we had some very close games and if I remember right, we both won at least two each.

The Chaos deck was interesting to play again because I haven’t thought about it in a while and couldn’t remember if it needed some work. It performed strongly and I’ll likely wait until new battle packs are purchased before I look to make changes. I know for certain that there are a couple of cards in the coming March of the Damned expansion that I will be adding to the deck immediately.

The Mill also performed well but I’m questioning some of the cards. The one that sticks out the most is Harpies. The deck has so many hand reducing cards that the opponent rarely has more than three cards let alone seven. In fact, HappyDD took to playing his cards or developing them regardless of their usefulness at present or future, just so they would serve some purpose instead of me discarding them. Harpies would work better in a deck that has the capability to move enemy units into the quest zone or bump up the opponents Quest phase draw in some other way. Unfortunately, the majority of those abilities are on Empire cards and you can’t do and Order/Destruction mix. Perhaps in the future there will be something available for destruction to make better use of Harpies but for now I think I’m going to look for a replacement.

I should have taken some photos to make this post more interesting but I didn’t think of it.