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October 31, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-31-10

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Jack-o-Lantern submitted by Jonathan Fagerlund


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
Lets see your best Jack-o-Lanterns

Book Review: Ciaphas Cain, Defender of the Imperium

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Spanky Harrison here, happily surprised to be able to bring you a review of the latest Ciaphas Cain omnibus, “Defender of the Imperium.”

List building- From Theory to Practice Part II

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It's been a few weeks and I've been playing with Relasine's list... and I want to talk more about the mental process of refining your army lists.

3nd Annual Halloween Spooky Tales!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Its that time of year again, and that can only mean its time for the 3rd Annual BoLS Halloween Spooky Tales! Here the deal:

October 30, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-30-10

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Mr. Black presents....THRILLER!  I dare you not to hum it all day long.
Caption contest...GO!

Halloween Poll: The Spookiest Army in Wargaming?

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Its Halloween weekend and our creepy festiivities continue.  Lets get out the old poll and see who the spookiest army out there in the big gaming systems:

40K Rumors: Latest Grey Knights Compilation

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So the Grey Knight rumormill has been ramping up slowly but steadily. Lots of stuff after the jump:

Adepticon 2011 Hosts the Crystal Brush Painting Competition with a $10,000 Prize!

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CoolMiniOrNot Inc announced today the Crystal Brush Awards, which will be a painting competition held at AdeptiCon 2011 in Chicago from April 1st to 3rd 2011.

October 29, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-29-10

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TRICK OR TREAT!!!
Caption contest...GO!

40K HOBBY: Epistolary Menoloth, the Lost One

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~905.M41 Epistolary Menoloth disappears in the Maelstrom. He is presumed lost in the warp.
~997.M41 Epistolary Menoloth, now known as the Lost One, returns from the Maelstrom with the daemon blade Walach. After extensive testing it is determined Menoloth remains pure of heart, so he takes command of the newly formed Strike Force Ostro.

I'd been toying with the idea of playing a few games with Mephiston, but my real problem was that awful static model (same issue I had with Tycho). But Mephiston has a very unique look, with that crazy ribbed armour. The only model that really shares it is Astorath, so he had to be my go to. Given his bestial pose, the image of a crazy demonsword-possessed Librarian began to form in my mind. Backpack for jump pack and Bloodletter sword for axe made for an easy conversion.

So any comments are welcome, and I'd like to hear about how you guys make new models to represent your own Chapter's named ICs.

Goatboy - What I Would Play for a 40k Tournament

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Goatboy here and with the Adepticon annoucement, I'm happily cranking out test lists by the bushel. Today I want to talk about what I would play in a tournament if I was planning on throwing down.

40K: Halloween Zombie Madness Rules

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Its almost Halloween folks, and that can only mean you better watch out for Grandfather Nurgle and his zombie antics.  So grab your bolter, and read on ahead for some homebrew rules to bring some zombie goodness to your tabletop.

Teaching 40K: Into the Fire

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Entering 40K can be a bit overwhelming, so here is a little tutorial to get things rolling.

October 28, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-28-10

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You just know there's a funny story behind this one
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AdeptiCon 2011 Online Registration Now Open!

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Adepticon's new and improved online registration system is now up and running at http://cart.adepticon.org , and AdeptiCon 2011 attendees are already reserving their spots for the premier miniature wargaming event of 2011.

WARMACHINE: Threats, Vectors, and You!

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When making a list in Warmachine, there's lots of considerations put into list building.  One of the most basic, and least talked about, considerations is how your list does damage (i.e. - wins) and how your list prevents damage (i.e. - doesn't lose).  Today, let's consider how threat vectors affect Warmachine/Hordes list design.

40k Lore: Lesser Xenos, the Hrud

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Moving on with a new minor Xenos (this time in no particular order), let’s take a look at what we know about the Hrud.

40K: Uplifting Imperial Primer to Cleansing Kabalite Eldar

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Attention Imperial Commanders.  the Departmento Munitorum directs all of His most senior officers to distribute this list of techniques for destroying the resurgent Dark Eldar to your battlefield command staff.

October 27, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-27-10

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"Damnation seize my soul if I give you Cryxians quarters, or take any from ya!"
Pirate smack talk requested...GO!

FoW Early War - French Infantry Company Review

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Welcome to the house of Frost. As my premier article for BoLS I have the pleasure of reviewing for you the contents of the new early war French Infantry Company army box (FRAB02), a.k.a. Compagnie de Fusiliers-Voltigeurs.

40K BATTLE REPORT: Sons of Horus vs Death Guard (Video)

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Hi everybody.

The BoLS video battlereports continue. This week we bring you a Horus Heresy era battle on the doomed Istvaan III. You will see the traitorous elements of the Sons of Horus led by the Warmaster attempting to finish off the Loyalist elements of the Death Guard. Will history repeat itself?

40k: In Defense of the Humble Hormagaunt

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Ah Hormagaunt's!  Aesthetically loved, but much maligned on the tabletop.  These guys are a lot better than most players give them credit for.

40k: Army List - Pre-Heresy Thousands Sons - Terror on the Tabletop

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… All is Dust …  Part 2 by Michael Walsh

October 26, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-26-10

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I love the muted browns - very unusual for Eldar

Book Review: Hunt for Voldorius

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And here we have another “Space Marine Battles” novel, “Hunt for Voldorius.” This time we follow the exploits of Kor’sarro Khan of the White Scars as he, well… hunts for Voldorius.

Hordes Conversion: Custom War Hog

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So a couple of pictures of my custom War Hog have already appeared on BoLS and I know more than a few of you have been curious about how I made the thing. Well those of you who guessed that Green Stuff played a large role were dead on.

Deep Thought: Minis - How Old is Too Old?

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So I have a tough one for all of us painters.  Each of us no matter how quickly or slowly we painted our miniatures has invested a portion of our personal time and soul into them.  But eventually the day comes when our collection is starting to show its age...  Then what?

Spacecurves' Tactics Class: Deployment Strategy

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Hello everyone and welcome to another Spacecurves' Tactics Class, where you learn practical tactics you can use in your games.  

Today the name of the article is a bit misleading, because I’ll be discussing strategy, not tactics. I will discuss two deployment strategies which can be used to counter deep striking enemy forces.

October 25, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-25-10

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+1 internets for the dorsal fin mounted multi-melta

Hobby: Cutting Out Masonite Tutorial (Video)

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Hey there. Psyberwolfe here with a video on cutting out bases from Masonite for your terrain pieces using your Dremel.

EDITORIAL - How to Discuss Warmachine with Potential Players

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As a member of the volunteer corps for Privateer Press (the Press Gang, for the uninitiated), I'm constantly introducing the game to new players, talking about what makes it exciting and why they should spend their time and hard-earned money on it.  This process often leads to comparisons with other game systems, and finding the right way to discuss this subject can be tricky.  I thought I'd touch on this a bit today.

40K NEWS: GW Studio Dark Eldar Background Video

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Phil Kelly and Jes Goodwin sit down on a YouTube video and talk a bit about the Dark Eldar background.  Also we finally get the proper pronunciation of Commorragh...  Enjoy!

Goatboy's 40k - Scared of Dark Eldar - How to Deal

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Goatboy here again chatting away about 40k. So I am sure all the other players out there are like - Damnit I'm tired about talking about how cool the Evil Space Pirates are. Why don't you talk about how to deal with them? Well today is your lucky day because that is exactly what I want to talk about.

October 24, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-24-10

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How much do you love your army???

40K: Badab Mystery Mini???

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Sharp eyed reader Florian was flipping through his brand new Badab campaign book from Forgeword when he noticed that unlabeled image "hidden in plain site".  Interesting no?

Warmachine Roundup: Plastic Lights on the Way

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Big news on the Warmachine front this week. In a continuation of metal to plastic trend, Privateer unveiled three plastic light warjacks for the big factions available as standalone minis.  Enjoy!

WFB: Tower of Sorcery Terrain Revealed

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So we know from retailer product codes that Games Workshop had a pair of big terrain kits that were somehow related due out in November.  Look after the jump for what's in store:

Editorial: Time to Jump Ship.

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Not looking forward to playing as much as you used to? Feel like you're in a gaming slump? Maybe it's time to mix things up, or learn something new. Time to jump ship.

October 23, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-23-10

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Remember Prospero!!!

ODDBALL: Suffer Not the Abomination to Live - Robo Edition

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You know, the Japanese should know better.  The nation that brought us Godzilla, Nausicaa and a myriad other cautionary tales has now stepped past the Immortal Emperor's of Mankind's proscribed research into thinking machines...

Mr. Black's 40K List Thoughts- Doom of Malan'tai and Unbridled RAGE!

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Last week Goatboy make a Tyranid list using models I don't like... Of course the only logical response is all out rage and hate.

40K-arma Chameleon

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Howdy, boys and girls! Crazy Red Praetorian here to give you my thoughts on the growing trend of using one Space Marine army to represent all power armor codices.

October 22, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-22-10

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This little piggy went to market...
you finish it

40K: Goatboy's Random Lists - Drop Pod Logan Wing

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Goatboy here again with another SC themed list. The idea today is to take Logan and create a drop pod style list that is all about bringing the hurt in.

WFB Hobby: Creating Da Boss

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Every orc army needs a big bad boss leading it and to make him more badass he needs to ride a big bad boar. This is how I made mine.

40k Lore: Lesser Xenos, the Barghasi

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Because it’s not fair that the Imperium, Chaos, Tyranids, etc. get all the attention all the time, today we will start looking at some of the minor races of the galaxy mentioned in the background material, one at a time.

Odd Man Out: Venomthropes

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Some units just never find a place; usually this is deserved, but sometimes they're just the odd-man-out.

October 21, 2010

Wargames Gallery 10-21-10

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I don't think the Emperor's Children say "cheese" for group photos.
Caption contest - GO!!!

40k Hobby: "Aim High" Saim-Hann Eldar Air Force

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Hey everyone, I've been working on this project for quite some time and it is finally finished. A squadron of Eldar flyers.

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