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Black Blow Fly

Competitive 40k Gamer and avid hobbyist; Head Troll at BoLS

40K EDITORIAL: The Pitfalls of 40k Net Lists


IntroductionLast week there was a thought provoking post by my new buddy HERO right here on BoLS. There was a lot of comments there and it spilled over to other blogs and forums. To me the main gists of the article were as follows: * People play popular lists circulating on the Internet because they […]

BBF’s RTT Adventure – Dark Eldar vs. Salamanders


Black Blow Fly here everybody. I played in local RTT (1850 points) this past weekend and want to share a battle report from my first Dark Eldar game versus the Forgefather. My List of Dark Eldary Naughtiness HQVectSuccubus – agonizer, blast pistol, haywire grenades Elites5x Incubi incl. Klaivex (demiklaives)Raider – flickerfield, shock prow, aethersail 10x Trueborn […]

Dark Eldar Analysis – Webway Portal vs. Raider Rush


Photo courtesy of From the Warp As a new Archon, you have to get your Kabal to the battlefield.  Do you shop at Crazy Asdrubel’s Raider-plex, or the Portal Warehouse?  Decisions, decisions…IntroductionThis article is about the comparison of webway portal (WWP) armies versus raider rush. I don’t consider myself a top expert at Dark Eldar […]

EDITORIAL: Designing 40k Missions for Tourney Play – Pt 1


IntroductionLets talk about designing a good and well balanced mission for a competitive track 40k tournament. We’ll focus on straight up 40k from the rulebook, not Apocalypse, campaigns or other systems. The article is based upon my experience as a tournament organizer – I’ve run many RTTs and several independent GTs as well. As is […]

40K TACTICS: Dark Eldar Reaver Jetbikes


Dark Eldar Reaver Jetbikes by Black Blow Fly IntroductionThe article is about the use of Reavers as a fast attack choice for Dark Eldar. Reaver jetbikes can serve several different roles depending upon how you build your unit: Here are the three common uses for the unit: -Tank Hunters-Anti Troop-Harassing Unit/Disruption Reavers are not overly […]

EDITORIAL: Fighting the Bad Dice Blues


Bad Dice Blues By Black Blow Fly I feel I have been recently plagued by the much hated bad dice syndrome. I know it’s not a good idea to blame the dice for your losses but sometimes what else can you say? For example yesterday versus mech Blood Angels my Archon failed his first shadowfield […]

40K: Building a Khornate Daemon Army (KDA)


A couple of years ago I read a Fantasy novel entitled Blood for the Blood God. The main character was the Skulltaker and he was depicted as a mortal champion of Khorne, heavily enhanced though. The story is a tale of cold blooded revenge and I loved it. In fact I loved the story so […]

Using Sanguinary Guard as a Troop Choice


This is another tactical article about Blood Angels Descent of Angels armies. The base assumption is you will use Dante as an HQ so that you can field the Sanguinary Guard as a troop choice. There are plenty of Blood Angels players running several units and they are having some success. The Vanus Temple is […]

40K: Designing a Jump Troop Only DoA Army


Building a Pure Descent of Angels Army I most often use one Stormraven in my DoA armies so I thought it would be useful to post an article here that does not rely upon the new skimmer. That said the official model has been released and well received in general so no more excuses. As […]