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July 31, 2010

Wargaming ASKEW: Wargames Con Coverage

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Just quick heads up for everyone Blood of Kittens is "live" blogging the 40k Tournament. There is over 400 pictures and a few videos. Updates will be made through out the weekend. So check it out!

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Here is a few sample pics of what you can find on Blood of Kittens...

WARMACHINE: The Decisions You Make

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Sometimes the quickest way to victory is not the shortest route.  That's one of the things you should always keep in mind when making any decision on the battlefield.

Alessio Moves to Mantic?

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So Mantic Games has been working through their series of miniatures for a bit now, but there has been talk of them moving onto the next step and publishing their own ruleset.  Take a look at this video they just put up on YouTube:

Forgeworld: MkIII Armor, Old School Weapons, and More!

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Boy, oh boy!  Forgeworld has pullde the covers off of those two earlier shots of early mark Marine Armor with a set of new model shots that are going to have everyone squealling with glee.  More after the jump.

July 30, 2010

WarGamesCon is ON!

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Behold Team Strictly Goat (Goatboy and Strictly Average's Brent)

So today we've been throwing down the dice, playing our way to victory and having an absolute blast.  WarGamesCon is over twice the size of last year and all the folks are smiling, laughing and having a great time with their fabulously painted armies.  Here is just a tiny sliver from today's events:

FoW: Stalin's Onslaught Review - Soviet Lists

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Stalin’s Onslaught is the first of the Operation Bagration specific battle books published for the Flames of War and details the German and Soviets during the Battle of Orsha, June 1944. In part one of this two part look into Stalin’s Onslaught we’ll look at the Soviet lists.

Hobby: The evolution of a painter! Jawaballs and his tanks.

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Hey Folks, Jawaballs here!

I thought I would share with you a pictoral history of my tanks and how they evolved since I started with 40k.  I began in the fall of 2006 and started with Ultramarines of course since they were the ones on the box and the ones in the GW step by step tutorial.  Here is a picture of my very first Space Marine tank, a Land Raider.

WFB: Combat Heroes Tactica #3

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WHFB 8th Tactica #3 Combat Heroes
Gone are the days of old when a mere hero could turn the tide of combat. Most combats in 8th edition are massive casualties to one or both sides. Does a hero with 3 attacks really change the odds? I would encourage you to re-evaluate the purpose of some of these characters.

July 29, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-29-10

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They look so happy just to be off the minis shelf.

Warmachine Hobby: Painting Trollbloods

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Hey guys, the Colonel here to give you the low down on how to paint Trollblood skin easy and effectively.

Warlord: Black Powder Rulebook Review

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So today I want to introduce you to something pretty different.  Lets take a look at Warlord Games latest 2010 ruleset for historical gaming in the age of musket: Black Powder.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Hordes Teaser: Skorne Supreme Aptimus Zaal

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Hey everybody, our friends at Privateer Press sent over this exclusive teaser of Supreme Aptimus Zaal's tier list from the upcoming Skorne book. Take a look:

40K: Wherein Lie the Power of the Imperial Guard?

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Since the arrival of the Imperial Guard codex last year they have managed to retain their position at the head of the 40k metagame.  But where in the codex is the true seat of their power?

July 28, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-28-10

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Lets see how sturdy those German foxholes are Comrade.

WARGAMESCON: Calling all Bloggers

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We are getting very close now, so while the community hasn't quite headed off to the airport I wanted to bend your ear for a minute.  WarGamesCon isn't just a typical tournament, its a real chance for the bloggers out there to meetup, swap tips and have a great time.

Goatboy's Miniature Review!! - Mantic Games

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As we prepare for War Games Con here in Austin, we were lucky enough to get some Mantic Games Fantasy Sprues to play around with. I got to put together and paint a set of their new Dwarves, Skeletons, and Elf Bowmen and get some paint on them. I wanted to give a review of the miniatures as I think they have a lot going for them.

WFB BATTLE REPORT: Vampire Counts vs Orcs & Goblins (Video)

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Hi everybody.

The BoLS video battlereports continue. This week we bring you Iamaddj's new fangled Vampire Counts army of his earlier editorial. He is facing off agasint Jesse's Orcs & Goblins. Lets see if the VC can live up to Iamaddj's theory-hammer. Who shall prevail?

40K Adept Interview: Geoff Zatkins

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Interview with Geoffrey Zatkin
by Reece Robbins
Reecius (Reece Robbins) here with some more interviews with our fellow wargamers. I was able to catch them for some 40K talk and get their input into what makes them such effective tournament players and what aspects of the hobby they enjoy best.

July 27, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-27-10

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pic submitted by Ben Williams

There's got to be a funny story behind this one...

Warmchine Hobby: Custom Cryx Helljacks

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A couple months ago I promised I'd post an article about how I painted the Protectorate Warjacks I had converted. But attention spans wane, new Force Books come out, and allegiances shift. Before I had finished painting my custom Crusaders, I decided to switch factions and do some work on the Cryx army I'd been neglecting these past 4 years or so. It wasn't long before I decided this army also needed some warjack reinforcement.

Games Workshop: 2010 Yearly Financials Out

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Games Workshop just released their yearly 2010 financials.  You can grab them while their hot here.

Have at it gang.

40K Deep Thought: How Tight a Rulesystem?

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Hi folks,  today I want to address one of the common topics you often hear of the Warhammer 40k, and other game systems - the issue of "tightness of rules".  Lets see how valid and important this really is.

ArdBoys 2010 Champion Battle Report

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Today we have the game by game rundown of this year's Ard Boy 2010 finals by the Champion: Kole.

July 26, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-26-10

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Lysander Haiku contest...GO!

BoLS Lounge Cattle Call

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Hey everybody, we haven't had a registration drive for the Lounge in a long while.  We are approaching our one year anniversary and want to get as many excited gamers registered as possible.

WFB: So You Want To Play Fantasy? List Building Pt. 3

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Mr. Black here with the finale of our list building series. Now it's time to solidify our units and fine tune our armies!

Editorial, The Best (and Worst) Strategies for Tournament Play

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With BOL-err, WAR Games Con just around the corner it feels like an appropriate time to dig into some of the best (and worst) strategies for playing in a tournament, so read on to find out what (and what not) to do!

Goatboy's 40k Thoughts: The Year 2000!!!

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Goatboy here again, talking about what I want to see in the future of my plastic addiction. We all have wishes for the game. Things to create more avenues of fun and better highways of enjoyment. So without further ado, here's my wish list.

July 25, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-25-10

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Why does this make me want to watch Frosty the Snowman?

FoW Primer: How to Make a List

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Eusebius Rex here, I was invited by BoLS to write a few articles about Flames of War Battle and Intelligence Handbooks.

PP: Monsterpocalypse being Developed by Tim Burton!

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So Comic-con is this week, and instead of going over this week's Warmachine minis I think the news of Privateer getting Monsterpocalypse transitioned onto the silver screen is bigger news.  More after the jump:

The Pre-Con Rush and My Expectations

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WarGames Con is only a week away, and I'm feeling the time crunch. How about you?

Epic Fail! Jawaballs goes to 'Ard Boys finals and gets pwned.

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Image borrowed from Bruisedego8. I thought the angel was fitting!

Hey Folks, Jawaballs here!

A defining quality of a man is his ability to step back from his ego and laugh at himself. Some of us definitely lack that ability.  I, on the other hand, know all about eating humble pie.

July 24, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-24-10

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pic submitted by Mike Shaw

I'm thinking that Vindicator better put it into reverse right quick.

40K REVIEW: IA:8 Raid on Kastorel-Novem

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A Review by Agatheron (admin from The Waaagh)

The release of Imperial Armour Volume 8: The Raid on Kastorel-Novem (IA8) earlier this year follows in the footsteps of the earlier works from Forgeworld.

WFB NEWS: GW Unveils Island of Blood Contents

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So its official now.  Games Workshop announced the Island of Blood boxed set on their website.  More after the jump.

WFB NEWS: Rulebook FAQ Released

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Well that didn't take long.  Check out the latest FAQ for the new main Warhammer Fantasy rulebook.  Details after the jump:

July 23, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-23-10

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"Some days I hate being a Space Marine..."

For the Dragonfather: Lich Lord Venethrax

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Lich Lord Venethrax is the sword Toruk wields against his draconic progeny. It is the warcaster's sole responsibility to seek out the hidden lairs of these dragonspawn and utterly eradicate them. Lets take a detailed look at the newest Warcaster of the Nightmare Kingdom.

Forgeworld: The "Not-Heresy" Plot Thickens

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So following up on last week's Mk.V Heresy helmet shown off by Forgeworld, we get this image and tasty morsel this week.

Wargaming ASKEW: The End of an Obsession

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Looking back it was a good times.

July 22, 2010

Wargames Gallery 7-22-10

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"Anybody take Saga of the ORKIN Man?"

Flames of War Nationals 2010: Where the Factions Stand

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Eusebius Rex here with some basic analysis of what army lists came to Nationals and how the factions ranked.

40K BATTLE REPORT: Blood Angels vs Space Wolves (Video)

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Hi everybody.

The BoLS video battlereports continue. This week we bring you Darkwynn's Soul Drinkers (counts as Blood Angels) led by Sarpedon (Mephiston) facing off against RealGenius' Space Wolves. The Lord of Death vs Bjorn the Fell-handed - who shall prevail? There is also a scandalous rumor floating around that Darkwynn played this game right after 2 MONSTROUS Margaritas... Can you tell?

40k - WFB NEWS: More Daemons Advanced Orders

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Following up on the first part of the August Chaos Daemons 2nd wave miniatures, Games workshop has just put up several more kits in their Advanced Order page.  More after the jump.
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