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Monday, September 20, 2010

Links goin' up

OK, I'm making a start on the links on the "Stuff to look out for" page.
  But what I'm actually going to talk about is Heroes of Might & Magic 5. I played with the Tribes of the east expansion, because it's stand alone, and you can play as any race in a skirmish. I've found that it can be really hard to win a game. I've tried out most of the races, and right now I've found a few strategies:
   As Inferno, I usually take the Temptress for my starting hero, and get Succubus Mistresses as fast as I can, because this hero gives all Succubus extra damage and defense per level. Mistresses have a chain shot ability, which means their ranged shot will pass through the target, and then to two other nearby targets, which take less damage.
  As dungeon, I've found that Blood Sisters are a good defense unit. If fighting melee enemies, keep the Blood Sisters near your scouts, or other ranged units, and when the enemy moves forward, you can use them as a (relatively) short ranged shooter unit, because they have the hit and run ability, so they attack, and return to where they started that turn, and the No Retaliation ability, so the enemy can't retaliate against your attack (which is the main difference between Blood Sisters and the standard Blood Maiden). It helps if you have the hero that has the ability to boost damage & defence of Blood Maidens & their upgrades (can't remember the name).

Monday, September 13, 2010

Last week of term! What to do?

Actually, I am only writing this post because I can, & because it's the last week of term.
 Although during the Holidays, I will be celebrating my brother's birthday.
I have gotten back into Warhammer 40k again, see the tactical squad in my last entry.
I'm looking forward to the holidays, but I've no idea what I'll be doing.
 Right! I just remembered! For participating in the premier's reading challenge, I was awarded a book called The Angel Stone, by Livi Michael. In addition, last week at the WorldCon Garth Nix signed my copy of Sabriel. So, two special books on two weeks on two Mondays... 2x2x2=...8. Will Monday the 8th be lucky for me for now on? Actually I'm not usually that superstitious.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Auscon 4

Last weekend, I went to Aussiecon 4, where I found out about a few things, like writing, drawing, and generally SF, supernatural, and fantasy. I found out that other people really like Haibane Renmei, which I watched. The masquerade was very short though, with only a few people in it. I also got a copy of Sabriel signed by Garth Nix.
  Also, later in the week, I bought a space marine tactical squad, which I equipped with a meltagun, and a power sword for the sergeant from my assault marines. I swapped the sergeant's left arm to hold a bolter, and also gave another marine a pistol and bolter, one in each hand, which is actually the standard loadout for a tactical marine.
  I'm also going to make a page where I list things I like, and I am hoping to include links later.