Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scenario Library is Up!

Just a quick post out to all of our Legionnaires and friends of the Legion- I hope your holidays are going well, and that you're getting a well deserved break from the daily grind.

As promised a while back, in the Legio Downloads section you can now see/print/download the three custom scenarios that were used in "The Inquisition Wars" recently. As time goes on, we'll continue to add more scenarios for all of the games we play here.

In fact, if YOU would like to submit a scenario you've devised, please email it to us! The scenario should be well thought out and/or thoroughly playtested. If we select your scenario for inclusion in the hallowed vaults of Legio Malaysia, we'll be sure to extend you full credit! :) Currently, we're accepting missions for Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer, and Flames of War.

Hobby Night is only eight days away. Until then, take it easy...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Season 3 40K League a Wrap!

Well, this past Saturday we wrapped it all up with a hard fought Championship round. Howls of pain and bloodlust echoed through the halls, and a winner emerged from the darkness. Please extend your congratulations to Iskazri I. for becoming the first two-time 40K League Champion! Huzzah! He defeated Faizal's nasty Imperial Guard force in truly Orky fashion. Well done.

In addition, here are the other Season 3 winners:

Marksman's Honor: Khairul E.

Khairul won the Wild Card Tournament, securing the 4th and final seed in last Saturday's Championship with 3 convincing wins. Despite losing to Iskazri in the first round of the Championships, Khairul played his Saim-Hann Eldar well!

Best Sportsman: Azlan R.

Whether he was winning or losing, Azlan was a cheerful opponent with a fantastic themed Ravenwing army. I fought him to a draw in the league with my Unclean host, and it was the most fun I had in the league. Kudos!

Best Appearance: Khairul E.

I think it was pretty obvious to all that he deserved this award. His Saim-Hann Eldar look fantastic, and he got it done in a short time to boot. Huzzah!

League Fanatic: Alvin K.

Alvin played 11 games in his first league, getting in as many as could at each opportunity. He played a tough, nice looking Alpha Legion army that also scored high in the appearance category. Nicely done!

We'll be handing out all the trophies for these mighty champions, including the Purity Seal, on the first day of the next 40K league. Have a look at the polls below and click on your vote for the points total and dates for the next league. While these results are non-binding, we will definitely take them into strong consideration when we announce the next league.

Congrats to all who participated. Until next time...

Advance Signups for Iron Painter, Feb 20th

We are now taking them, folks. Please email Legio Malaysia your full name and we'll put you on the list. Space is limited, so don't delay. Please note that we'll send out a confirmation email in early February to make sure you're still coming. The following competitors have already registered:

Jeff B.
Juan M.
Khairul E.
Iqbal R.
Iskazri I.
Alvin K.
Shazli M.
Joe S.

Only 6 spots left- don't delay! :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What an Awesome Last Hobby Nite of the Year!

It was indeed an awesome Hobby Nite! We started off early with just Jeff and me at the hobby table, but soon enough the Legio filled up with many happy hobby people. The hobby table filled up with Jeff, Iz, Shazli, Alvin and Arzmi busy churning stuff. Iqbal actually had to go to another table to do his models.

A whole bunch of people were at the gaming tables - Salleh, Din, Subhan, Kong, Lexxis, Nahri, to name a few. Soo Jin's impressive IG tanks were ... impressive! I've seen them before, and I don't get tired of looking at them. Khairul and Arzmi turned up with brand-new ultra-limited edition Kindred promo t-shirts, much to my envy. Rizal unveiled his new IG army - complete with 5 Leman Russ and 2 Valkyrie - looks scary enough. Dann, Khairul, Arzmi and I tried out a doubles game - the dynamics are totally different from the usual solo game - you guys should try it out!

We also had a member's meeting to wrap up Legio matters for 2009 and set the stage for 2010. I won't get into details, suffice to say that I am totally looking forward to what's coming up in the Year of the Tiger.

Of course, last nite was not exactly the last time in 2009 the Legio was filled with the sounds of dice rolling, cries of anguish and victory, drills and cutters and heavy metal. We also had the league play-offs today, which doubled as a members'-only hobby time as well. But more details on that later.

Anyways, I think you know that I lurv Hobby Nite! Here's to 2010. See you guys at the next Hobby Nite!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

RSVP Thread

Who's coming tomorrow at 5:30? Please post your intentions right here to join us for some good hobby times tomorrow evening! It sounds like we'll have a lot going on, including 40K Planetstrike gaming, Flames of War, Infinity, and the inevitable painting and modeling at the hobby tables. I will be there for sure.

Please note that this is the last hobby night for THREE WEEKS. We will not be opening on Christmas Day, nor will we be opening on New Years Day. The next hobby night after tomorrow will be on January 8th. Azlan will be hosting that one- I'll be off on a short holiday to celebrate my birthday, and to spend some quality time with my lovely wife. :)

Also note that the Season 3 40K League Championships are being held this Saturday at 0945. After some last minute cancellations, the final list of competitors are:

1) Iskazri I.
2) Faizal S.
3) Iqbal R.
4) Khairul E.

Good luck to all of you, and may the best man win! For the rest of the Legio membership, this is also a Members Only open gaming session from 1000 to 1430 if you'd like to drop by. If you're available to come we're going to be doing some club planning that we'd love to have your input on.

See you all tomorrow!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Local Games Shops supports Kindred

In our efforts to reach out to more gamers to participate in Kindred we decided to try and approach some LGS to have our posters up at their places. In all honestly, I wasn't to sure about the response I would be getting since this is the first time I would be doing so. So with a glass half full attitude I went to see them.

Guys, one word best describes all 3 managers/owners to me : AWESOME!!!
These guys are great. I didn't have to pitch hard. Not true. What i did doesn't even constitute as pitching. I described the basic details of Kindred, showed them the poster and rulespack and that was it! They said they would be happy to support the event. And immediately went to put up the poster! Just how awesome are they?? They even asked me where would be the best place to put up the posters!!!

So to you kind Sirs, from me personally and on behalf of Legio Malaysia, Thank You so very much for your kindness and support. You guys are great!!

Roll call of these great guys.

Mr. William Phang of Comics Mart in Midvalley. Check out those biceps...he would be initiated into any space marine chapter for sure.

Mr. Francis Wolf of Wolf Game Shop in SS14 Petaling Jaya. Multi talented shop owner. Mention my name to get extra special discount.

Mr. Richie Nga...errr...I mean Lord Vader of Games Circle in SS22 Damansara Jaya. Just don't mention the Alliance if you meet him. If your name happens to be Luke...then you definately need to see him.

All three fine establishments are currently stocked with some great GW products that you can get in preparation for Kindred. Some are even having a fantastic sale for Christmas. So let's support our local games shops by visiting their place to get some nice gifts for friends, family and most importantly...ourselves!! Bring lots of cash.

And while you're there do please check out our nice Kindred poster and Rulespack.

Fine gentlemen, our most sincere appreciation again. Happy holidays.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kindred Team Hobby Champion

Greetings all.

I've been pleasantly surprised to find out that most of you will be going for the Team Hobby Champion for Kindred which brings along with it the ultimate prize for this tournament, the coveted Legio Purity Seal.

I was under the impression that most would be gunning for the Best General award. Why? Well, mainly because discussions regarding Kindred centred around all the possible nasty(cheesy heheh) combos that can be made from two different armies working together. I know for a fact that everyone had fun and are continuing to have fun thinking of such combos and how to use them during Kindred.

This is just great for the event. For some this could be your introduction to a 40k tournament environment, some will be gunning for the Best General, to those who want to prove you're a nice guy at the table...hey there's the Sportsmanship award. There's also the People's Choice award. And for the hobbyist, the Team Hobby Champion. Something for everyone. How cool is that?

So to assist you and your kindred in your quest for your holy grail aka Legio Purity Seal, here are some details Arzmi and me will be looking out for when judging your armies at Kindred. Since Jeff has given us free rein as to how we want to run this tournament, and this being the first LHT, we want to set a high standard. This is a hobby tournament after all!

The following will be a guideline only to help you prepare for Kindred. You do need to do it but it will help come tournament day. Again this is a hobby tournament so all those extra effort helps.

1. Written background on your army. Not more than 100 word on the fluff of your army. Why
they are working together, what's special behind their collaboration, special history together
etc. You do not need to prepare this but it would help. Extra effort remember.
2. Is there a theme to your armies?
3.Is the chosen army fluff with the 40k universe? For example, you are free to select
Ultramarines and Tryanids but you had better come up with a good story as to why they have
decided to fight together. Think carefully about this when making your army selection.
4. Painting for every miniatures and models must be to the highest standard.
5. Are both of your army's bases similarly themed? It doesn't necessarily have to be exactly the
same but should share common features.
6. Conversions to make units unique are good.
7. Extra attention to special characters is also good. They are the heroes after all.
8. Is unit selection in line with the background/storyline provided?
9. Can the theme chosen be visually seen in both armies?
10. Have both partners gone the extra mile to complete their army in the spirit of LHT?

Basically that's it folks. We are looking for the best painted, best themed, best hobby modeling, best everything combined in that one army(meaning you and your partner's). We will be looking at the extra mile you have taken to make your army worthy to be crowned Kindred Team Hobby Champion. Make sure that come Kindred there will be no denying that you and your partner are the only deserving owners of that Legio Purity Seal.

Please also use this if you have any questions in regards to Kindred.


Can my Farseer cast fortune on my partner's Berzerkers?

Previously we said yes but upon checking with the Eldar codex, Fortune only works on Eldar units. Our apologies for this misinformation.

So go back to your drawing boards and make it work.

Amaze us all at Kindred. God bless and good luck.

Legionnaire Khairul

Thursday, December 10, 2009

RSVP Thread, and FAQ as promised

Howdy folks!

As is our weekly ritual here at Legio Malaysia, here's the thread to post your attendance RSVP. Post away, and be sure to tell us all what you've got planned for your hobby time? Playtesting a Kindred list, perhaps? A couple of pick up games? Maybe some painting? We'd all love to hear about it. Personally, I'll be either painting Flesh Tearers stuff, or Sisters of Battle. Depends on whether the new models show up or not! :)

In addition, we've finally posted the Legio Malaysia FAQ. You can view it on the right in the Legio Downloads section. Hopefully, it will clear up some misconceptions and answer your basic questions as to what we're all about here.

Please note that this is a living document, and that we'll constantly update it with additional information, or make changes based on the desires of the club membership. I've heard through the grapevine some pretty wacky stories about what some people think our club does or does not do. I hope this FAQ helps clear that stuff up.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing as many folks as possible tomorrow. If you live in Selangor tomorrow's a holiday- weee! We'll open Legio at the standard time of 5:30 PM tomorrow, so please don't show up TOO early... :)


Monday, December 7, 2009

Congrats to Khairul for winning the Marksman's Honor!

After a closely fought tournament, Khairul and his Saim Hann Eldar managed to go undefeated on Saturday. He and his Wild Host will be the 4th seed in the Season 3 40K League Championships being held at 10 AM on Saturday, December 19th. Good luck to all the competitors!

Below are the final results for all 7 competitors in the Wild Card Tournament. Note that Appearance and Sportsmanship scores are the final averages from the regular season. No appearance or sportsmanship scores were taken during the tournament.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Defeat at Dunnkyrc: the Fall of Arenxis Minoris

On Friday nite, Lord Faizal's rearguard attempted in vain to stop the Chaos hordes from swamping the decommissioned mining spaceport at Dunnkyrc, the last remaining escape point on Arenxis Minoris.

The Imperium's mission was simple, but crucial. As Task Force Maximillian, comprised of Admiral Maximillian's flagship the battlecruiser Knight of the Emperor and 63 combat vessels, engaged the Chaos blockade around Arenxis Minoris, 4 destroyers were able to slip into low orbit to launch a daring rescue attempt.

The objects of rescue were none other than The High Governeress of Arenxis Minoris herself, the Lady Myrae, and her trusted No.2, the tech-magi Prexilus Thrunn. Even more important than the two was the location of the ultra-secret development chapel of Arenxis Minoris, hidden deep underground in the planet's crust. Untold secrets of arcane tech lore can be found in this ancient chapel, secrets that cannot fall into the wrong hands.

And the secret location was embedded in memory cells grafted into the heads of both Lady Myrae and the tech-magi, in two parts, so that both must be together to unlock the location. Lord Faizal's mission was to ensure that both arrive at the Dunnkyrc skyshield launch pad safely, board the resuce craft and cover their escape as they head back to the orbiting destroyers.

While Cadian scouts and Ravenwing patrols expertly disrupted much of the Chaos forces heading towards Dunnkyrc, not all was going well for the Imperium. Both Lady Myrae and tech-magi Thrunn were in separate locations (following standard emergency protocols, which forbade the two to be at the same place at the same time during times of war). Worst of all, only 2 Valkyrie from the destroyers made it through Chaos airspace en route to Dunnkyrc.

We fought a totally brutal (but entertaining) Apocalypse battle to settle the issue. In the end, Chaos truimphed, as desperate World Eaters terminators teleported right in front of Lady Myrae and her bodyguard, and assassinated the High Governeress with point-blank melta-fire (this was a highly-risky teleport - there was no room for error, and another terminator squad was lost as it scattered into a bastion while trying to attempt the same jump).

Consolation for the Imperium was that Lord Minthras, the traitor behind the Chaos invasion and truimph, was slain in this mighty battle. Even so, the legendary Brother Captain Stern of the Grey Knights was lost, last seen swinging his weapon amidst a sea of daemons.

There were many epic moments and great songs shall be written and sung in time to come, for while Chaos triumphed, the brave warriors of the Imperium stilled eked much glory for the Emperor!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

RSVP Thread, plus more news

Hey folks, here's the thread of all threads- the one that gets you into Hobby Night tomorrow. It's been two weeks since we last gathered for Hobby Night, and we've got an Apocalypse battle scheduled to finally wrap up the last bits of the Arenxis Minoris campaign. A busy night indeed! Please post your intention to come here on this thread, or email us through the contact email on the right. Either way gets you in, free of charge!

I also want to take a moment to let you all know we will be publishing a new resource very soon. It's called the "Legio Malaysia FAQ", and we hope it will be a useful tool to members and other hobbyists alike. We thought it was about time we kept a living document on the site, available for download, that conveys as much information as possible about who we are and what expectations are for those who come here.

I've heard through the grapevine that there are those who have not come because they think they can't play with unpainted models (untrue), have to pay money to attend (also untrue), or because they don't know HOW to RSVP. One of the things this document will strive to do is to debunk these things and clarify policies like the RSVP/attendance policy.

We also thought it might not be a bad idea to keep all of our rules clarifications for tournament and league play in one place. Do I have to rep extra armor on my Rhino? Can I put my standard bearer on a 40mm base? Do I have to tell my opponent which squad is in which transport during the game? What does "fully painted" and "based" mean when it comes to tournament hobby standards? This document will try to answer these questions as well.

Expect to see this document go live within the week. As we make more clarifications, we'll continue to add to and update this document. Once we get it going, be sure to check back often. We'll try to make this document a hobby resource as well as a reference for what's "right" at Legio activities and events. Hopefully this will help dispel any misconceptions people might have, and pave the way for more people to attend Hobby Night.

That's it for today. Please post up your intention to come right here in this thread- we're looking forward to seeing you!

Legio Hobby Doubles Tournament- March 6th, 2010


I am very pleased to announce that a new team of Legionnaires, consisting of Khairul and Arzmi, is running their very first tournament, "Kindred", on Saturday, March 6th 2010. As I mentioned in the previous post, this is a tournament that will feature hobby as the main event, yet will still offer something for everyone.

Players in the tournament team up with one other player and form a combined 1000 point joint army with their individual 500 point forces. The two Troops choices requirement is waived for your 500 points- all you need at a minimum is one HQ choice and only one Troops. The rest is simply by the standard rules of your codex.

You're allowed to team up with ANYONE! Eldar and Dark Eldar, Orks and Tyranids, or whatever your deranged minds might come up with. However, if you're interested in the Purity Seal your team should represent a plausible combined force. Paint your models in a similar theme. Write up a great back story. Base them all the same. These are just some of the ideas that you can try to make your joint army a contender for Team Hobby Champion!

All models in your joint force are considered close allies, and therefore may benefit from almost all of each other's special abilities. Imagine an Eldar player teamed up with Dark Eldar. He casts Fortune on the Dark Eldar Archon, who happens to be equipped with a Shadow Field granting him a 2+ Invulnerable save. YES, he gets to re-roll it now! Weeee!!! For those of you who enjoy plumbing the deepest mines of cheese for the ultimate power combo, this is your tournament.

This is also a great tournament for new players. You only need a 500 point force, painted to minimum standard Legio requirements. Find a partner and you're all set! Don't worry about the results at the end of the day- just look at this as a great chance to try out tournament style of play. You might love it!

Finally, this is a great tournament for the hobby guys out there. With only 500 points to do, you can build the army you've been curious about but never did. Better yet, you can find a partner and coordinate your armies from scratch- design, building, painting, and background from the get go! That sounds AWESOME to me.

For the complete tournament pack that should answer all your questions, click on the "Kindred" banner at the top of this page.

So, there you have it. We've already been asked some questions, so let me address a few here. However, from here on out please direct your questions/comments to Arzmi and Khairul. This is their baby, and they are in control of every facet of this tournament. For once, I'm just a participant! :D


Can my Farseer cast Fortune on my partner's Berzerkers?

Absolutely! No problem at all. Beneficial psychic powers may be cast on your partner's models, as they are considered friendly.

Can my Howling Banshee squad be transported inside his Chaos Land Raider?
Yes, as long as the transport is not a dedicated transport for one particular squad. Also, if the vehicle description states that only a certain type of model may be transported inside (like a Grey Knights Land Raider), then those rules must be followed.

Will my Orks benefit from my partner's Commander Dante "Inspiring" rule?

No, since the rule states that Blood Angels specifically are the only ones affected. Only benefits that are given to "friendly" models may be used by your partner.

For all other inquiries please ask Khairul and Arzmi! Post and Discuss!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Something New on the Horizon...

Howdy, folks!

I've just gotten done having another lunch meeting with two respected members of Legio Malaysia, Arzmi and Khairul. As some of you may already know, they are planning to run a 40K Doubles Tournament. This tournament is taking place on March 5th, and very soon we'll be posting more details on this event. However, before we do, there's another part of this tournament that represents a brand-new concept to Legio tournament play. This will be the first "Legio Hobby Tournament" we've ever run, as opposed to the "Legio Tournament" events we've run up to this point. "What's a Legio Hobby Tournament?" you might ask...

Legio Hobby Tournaments (LHTs) are events that will feature the "hobby side" of things as the primary award emphasis. Best Army is the highest award that will be given out at an LHT, and the winner of this category also gets the Purity Seal. Unless there's some kind of odd format to the event (who knows what other LHTs we'll do in the future?), there will also be the normal Best Sportsman Award, as well as a Best General award given out to the player that has the highest overall victory points. However, Best General and Best Sportsman do NOT get the Purity Seal in LHTs. That singular award is reserved for the Best Army award, which will typically include painting, modeling, and background detail in the judging.

Don't get me wrong- these tournaments will be just as competitive and fair as any of the others we've run. Swiss system still applies, scenarios are fun and challenging, and players who live for the thrill of designing unbeatable lists can still have a ball crushing everyone underneath their mighty tread. Should this person have the highest battle point total, they will be known as the tournament's Best General and receive a trophy for their accomplishment. The challenge and thrill are still there. If you're not a strong painter, or you dislike painting and just get the minimum standard done, that's completely cool. You'll still get three games and a crack at some trophies.

Hopefully this makes sense to everyone. Personally, I think it's a great idea that came up during our brainstorming for the Doubles Tournament. I know there are more than a few folks out there who get their primary thrills from building and painting armies that tell a story and reflect a particular theme. This type of event is just for you.

For those who do not find much joy in these things, have no fear. The "Legio Tournament" format we've been doing is not going anywhere. We'll definitely run at least one big Legio Tournament next year, and you can expect the same tough games, great armies, and cool opponents as you've experienced in the past. The Legio Hobby Tournament format just offers tournament organizers a chance to create an event that puts the spotlight squarely on the hobby side of things. The 40K Doubles Tournament will be the first one using this format, and we sincerely hope that everyone has a great time.

In the meantime, what do you guys think about this? Post and discuss!

The Battle of Dunnkyrc!!!

Even as the proud edifices of Arenxis Minoris burn and its populace put to the sword, or worse, what remains of the Lord General Faizal's force has been sheperded to the decommissioned mining spaceport of Dunnkyrc. There they hold out against overwhelming forces of Chaos as they await blockade runners to ferry them off-world and to safety so that they may return and fight once more for the Emperor! The evil forces of Lord Minthras have vowed to let none escape their true destiny!

This Friday's Apoc game will be murderous!

Forces of Chaos:
The Unclean - Jeff
World Eaters of DOOOOOM - Jo
Red Corsairs - Paxter
Alpha Legion - Iqbal

Your treacherous xenos allies are no where to be seen!!!! (we know how that feels)

Forces of the Imperium:
7th Cadian - Faizal
Ultramarines (?) - Rizal
Grey Knights - Arzmi
Ravenwing - me
the blue xenos cur - Dann
the red xenos cur - Khairul

Remember, minimum 1500pts per player, no FOC, painted, based WYSIWYG as per tourney standard, no super-heavies for the Imperium ...

Also, if your special character dies in this battle, he/she/it shall appear no more in future Legio campaigns ... amen ...