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February 28, 2011
I know, I know, I'm late. Just came back from Oz yesterday and somehow my boss expected me to catch up with work first :). Today we have a lot of news from Warlord Games and Mantic Games, additionally, a brand new preview from Harwood Hobbies and a short movie featuring ZombieSmith's Quar!
Goatboy here again - asking the eternal question that all "reviewers" must ask themselves whenever they review a new set of rules. Is this set of numbers and fluff any good? Is it worth my time to build and create a list? Do I need to even care about it?
February 27, 2011
Another Week, and some more goodies from Privateer. First out of the gate is the finished and painted Cygnar Battle Engine - the Storm Strider
Posted by Wiley One at 2/27/2011
Hello again BoLS readers Wiley One here again, and this time I brought a fire extinguisher. A quick note on my previous article. I am a competitive gamer and that’s what works for me. To each his own and please take my reviews and opinions for what they are: one mans ramblings about little plastic men. That being said, on with the article.
I read on several forums that 40k isn't a balanced game and that GW doesn't test their rules or codexes. People counter that a company investing millions of pounds into printing of books and models would make sure their game play is tested. So what's going on?
February 26, 2011
MBG here with the kicksoff of a new series of articles Conversion Potential. The aim of these random musings is to show off something I saw that is awesome and how it can be used in the hobby (and hopefully see someone do it cause I don't have the time to- sad panda).
This week I feature a model from the Hell Dorado miniature game that is just brimming with possibilities.
February 25, 2011
February 24, 2011
Posted by Mr. Black at 2/24/2011
Mr. Black here, and let's take a moment to discuss some essential things you should be adding to your Warmachine lists. Hell, you may even be adding them without even thinking about it! Let's dive right in...
So I got two Storm Raven kits to convert over to the Goat Angels. Yes I know that all I am doing is making the internet mad and having legions of people kick me in the jimmie - but come on Spike covered Storm Ravens sound pretty freakin cool! So while I get my plastic models of doom ready here is the initial play list I will throw down probably in the next week or so.
Recently I posted a tactical article how to play against other assault armies using the Counter Punch method. You hold your army in reserve and watch how your opponent deploys to find a weakness you can exploit. Focus big chunks of your army on separate enemy units to quickly destroy them using your mobility. DoA has a lot of advantages versus other assault armies and the Counter Punch method can be very effective...
February 23, 2011
My first army in Warhammer 40K was Grey Knights. I spent the better part of 4th Ed. 40K footslogging my pure GK army into Nidzilla, Tau Suit spam and Dual Lash. Sure, things could of been better if I ran 2-3 Land Raiders, but I didn't see a point in bringing expensive transports in an army that's already so expensive. Now that the Grey Knight codex is right around the corner, I have to admit that I'm pretty excited. What am I excited about? I'm excited about ice-cold revenge. Let's take a look at how this newest flavor of Space Marines should fare against everyone else.
February 22, 2011
Posted by Wiley One at 2/22/2011
February 21, 2011
More or less every summer G.W brings out a new expansion to play 40k in another exciting new way. Last year we got Spearhead which seemed to flop like a dead sardine. Looking at the other expansions all seemed to have more or less gone down the pan with the exception of one; Apocalypse.
Goatboy here again - talking about the new kid on the block - Grey Knights. So before I begin let me just say this - there will be no Grey Goats. None. Nothing. Nada. I like the way the Grey Knights look and would have had an army if I had still stuck with the game before my first marriage withdrawal. So with that out of the way - lets talk - Coffee Talk!
February 20, 2011
Hey everyone, Crazy Red Praetorian here with more of my thoughts on the hobby. I got back into the tournament scene about 3 month ago. My first tournament back, I felt like Dave Chappelle at a clan rally, when I walked in with IG.
February 19, 2011
Here we go again, and we have a lot of news: Warlord Games, Infinity, Mantic Games, Wyrd Miniatures and Spartan Games! Additionally, a brand new preview from On the lamb Games and the coolest 15mm army I've ever seen (seriously, I'm going to buy them although I'm pretty sure I'll never play with them :D). But see for yourself:
Please lets all hold a moments silence for the passing of a dear friend; the meltagun. I bet you're all saying "Mercer what are you on about you crazy fool?" well, pull up a seat and let me tell you...
February 18, 2011
Posted by Jawaballs at 2/18/2011
This weekend I had the nice experience of being surprised by a gaming event. I went out to Warwick, Rhode Island to play in an 1850 40k tournament at Templecon and was completely unprepared for what I saw. More on the tournament in a bit.