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Black Day at Bad Rock
A reshare of a battle report of Black Templars v. Tyranids at 1,500 points for Warhammer 40K.

This is my first battle report using Google Slides - an interesting learning experience. No voice over (yet) but all feedback is appreciated!
 
Black Templars v. Tyranids Battle Presentation
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time using these units: -Whirlwind missile launcher(...
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time u...
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My first Black Templars v. Tyranids battle report using Google Slides.

I'm hoping to make this into a YouTube video with voiceover using Camtasia when I have time. In the meantime here is the "Slideshow" version, as shared on my blog.

How do you create your battle reports?
 
Black Templars v. Tyranids Battle Presentation
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time using these units: -Whirlwind missile launcher(...
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time u...
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Who would win in this fight between these two trained killers?

A recent flight was made much more enjoyable by these two action movies about talented assassins out for revenge:
John Wick with Keanu Reeves
The Equalizer with Denzel Washington
Yes, both had their fair share of cliché (Slo-mo walk away from explosion? Check! Fights in the rain/ falling water? Check! )
John Wick had better (and more) action, but The Equalizer has...
... Denzel!

Overall John Wick is one of the best action movies I have seen in a while, with a sly sense of humor and an interesting world (special "no conflict" hotels for people in the trade?). I enjoyed the Equalizer for the slower pace and the characterization.

#johnwick #theequalizer
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Plot +Ben Shearon ? You were looking too hard! :-) Revenge requires no plot! 
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Took my Black Templars out for a spin, and managed a win in a friendly 1,500 point game against Tyranids! :-)
 
Templars Ascendant!
I had the pleasure of a 1,500 point game of Warhammer 40K this weekend using 7th edition rules against my old enemy, the Tyranids.  This was my second game using Black Templars (although I have been collecting them for a while) so it was fun to work through...
I had the pleasure of a 1,500 point game of Warhammer 40K this weekend using 7th edition rules against my old enemy, the Tyranids.  This was my second game using Black Templars (although I have been collecting them for a wh...
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Help me build a 1,500 point Black Templars list from these models!
I'm likely to be facing Orks or Tyranids, and using 7th edition rules for the first time...
...any suggestions?

Helbrecht
Grimaldus (with Servitors)
Emperor's Champion
Chapter Master/ Captain
Command Squad (inclues apothecary, banner bearer, techmarine etc.)
x12 Sternguard veterans
x10 Neophytes
About x30 initiates - mix of bolters and CC weapons (includes some Sword Brethren models)
x8 Space marine bikes with power weapons
x8 Assault marines with Chaplain (with Jet Pack)
x3 Land Speeder Typhoons (Heavy Bolters and Missile launchers)
x1 Land Speeder with Autocannon
x1 Dreadnought with Autocannon and Powerfist
x1 Dreadnought with Lascannon and Missile launcher
x2 Land Raider Crusaders
x2 Razorbacks with - 1 with Lascannon, 1 with Heavy Bolter (removable turrets, so could be used as plain Rhinos)
x1 Rhino
x2 Predators with Lascannon turrets.
x2 Whirlwind armoured vehicles with missile launchers.
x6 Terminators (x3 Thunderhammers and shields, x3 LClaws)
x2 Drop pods
x1 Stormtalon

Thanks for your help!
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+James Staff you got it! :-)
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Show Off Finished  - 
 
"Throwback Tuesday"...
...yesterday I shared this in a different community for "miniature Monday", but hey, it's Tuesday now!
Here is my weathered Tau Riptide - at the time my first weathered vehicle.
Good memories!
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"Mission: Drone Recovery"

This Tau Riptide was the first model where I tried lots of weathering and a diorama, and it came to mind for today.

I had in mind that this unit of Tau (the Riptide and Infantry) are part of an expeditionary force. Trapped on a planet with dwindling supplies, they are forced to recover damaged vehicles and equipment, like this drone.

http://chatteringhorde.blogspot.jp/2013/06/tau-riptide-finished.html

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I use sand. Whatever I use, I like to do that before priming, so I only need to do a bit of drybrushing and washes later etc! 
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Black Day at Bad Rock
A battle report of Black Templars v. Tyranids at 1,500 points for Warhammer 40K.
This is my first battle report using Google Slides - an interesting learning experience. No voice over (yet) but all feedback is appreciated!
 
Black Templars v. Tyranids Battle Presentation
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time using these units: -Whirlwind missile launcher(...
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time u...
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Black Templars v. Tyranids Battle Presentation
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time using these units: -Whirlwind missile launcher(...
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time u...
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Love it! Nature is excellent!

"Hermit crabs line up in order of size to swap and upgrade shells with one another" http://boingboing.net/2015/03/04/hermit-crabs-line-up-in-order.html
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A second outing for some painted Black Templars. I have been slowing building this force up for some time by buying second hand and then adding a few details to the painting (washes/ layers etc.) As I rarely get a game in this, it was good to see painted models on a gaming mat "in anger" :-)
Thanks to my opponent for a great game!
 
Templars Ascendant!
I had the pleasure of a 1,500 point game of Warhammer 40K this weekend using 7th edition rules against my old enemy, the Tyranids.  This was my second game using Black Templars (although I have been collecting them for a while) so it was fun to work through...
I had the pleasure of a 1,500 point game of Warhammer 40K this weekend using 7th edition rules against my old enemy, the Tyranids.  This was my second game using Black Templars (although I have been collecting them for a wh...
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Templars Ascendant!
I had the pleasure of a 1,500 point game of Warhammer 40K this weekend using 7th edition rules against my old enemy, the Tyranids.  This was my second game using Black Templars (although I have been collecting them for a while) so it was fun to work through...
I had the pleasure of a 1,500 point game of Warhammer 40K this weekend using 7th edition rules against my old enemy, the Tyranids.  This was my second game using Black Templars (although I have been collecting them for a wh...
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+Nigel Dixon Thanks! It was a close run thing, and I kept mixing up the rules with Warhammer Fantasy....   ;-)
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"Mission: Drone Recovery"

This Tau Riptide was the first model where I tried lots of weathering and a diorama, and it came to mind for today.

I had in mind that this unit of Tau (the Riptide and Infantry) are part of an expeditionary force. Trapped on a planet with dwindling supplies, they are forced to recover damaged vehicles and equipment, like this drone.

http://chatteringhorde.blogspot.jp/2013/06/tau-riptide-finished.html

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+Michael Virks thanks for the compliment! :-)
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Good Ramen with a nice Miyamoto Musashi atmosphere provided by old movie posters.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Excellent food, with a very good buffet dinner. Be prepared to spend 3,500 to 5,500 Yen for the buffet, not including drinks. The food is complemented by great service, with an English menu and English speaking staff.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
If you're a fan of anything by Studio Ghibli or Miyazaki Hayao got shouldn't miss this. About 20 minutes from Shinjuku by train and then 5 minutes by bus. Don't expect a big theme park, instead, look forward to a beautifully maintained and intricately detailed set of buildings and small moments. Stained - glass windows featuring Totoro, lavishly painted and detailed ceilings, the life size robot from Laputa, winding staircases and lots of other things await! (Even your entry ticket is a piece of celluloid with a Ghibli scene on it) Don't forget to book your tickets in advance and turn up on time...
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
A western themed bar just a few minutes from Meguro station, Little Texas has live music (check the site for schedules) food and drinks. When I was there we heard live Bluegrass by Ducky!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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As with any restaurant, you'll find a wide variety of views on this nationwide chain! In my opinion, there is a lot to like, especially for a visitor to Japan, as the dining experience is a little unusual. It has the normal (for Japan) ticket vending machine, but it also has individual stalls at the counter that have partitions that can be opened and closed, and your meal is served through a small hatch in front of you. The ramen itself is pretty good. Not too oily compared to some, and you get a nice range of options upon sitting down as to how you'd like you ramen (spiciness, noodles, spring onions etc. etc.)
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
A well known Ramen restaurant about 5 minutes walk from Machida station (if you know the way...). The "Shiromaru" is recommended, or the "Shiromaru Special" (if you'd like a bit more pork and a boiled egg). Lunch service finishes at 3.00 if you want to order a "lunch set" (mini-dumplings and rice). A pleasant surprise was that the bottled beer was Kirin Heartland.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
A good sports bar. Good food and friendly staff add to the overall positive experience. Just a short walk from the South exit off Ishikawacho station.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago