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November 30, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-30-11

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"Be vewy qwiet - I'm hunting wasquawy Stormwavens..."

Model Review: Kromlech Iron Shark Jet bike

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I finally picked up on of Kromlech's Iron Shark Jet Bikes.  Its a great kit, looks good and goes together well.

Note: I use my own scoring system for rating models.

1 toof -Far below average This product turned out to be a piece of junk.(rare)
2 teef - below average but not terrible. This product was a slight let down. (below average)
3 teef - Good, average, this product meets my expectations (average)
4 teef - superior to most of the products out there in either price, quality, etc this product goes above my expectations. (above average)
5 teef - Extremely high value or quality. This product blows me away. (rare)

So if I rate something a 3 that does not mean its bad, not good, etc.  That means it is on par with other kits out there, most likely on par with current GW kits, FW kits etc.  Also, keep in mind these are just my opinions and other may disagree with me which is fine.

Quality:  The craftsmanship is the same as most of the other Kromlech kits. Which, in my opinion, is above average.  There are rarely any mold lines to clean, few if any air bubbles, just all around good work.  Its also got a place under the front nose to mount an additional weapon if you so choose.  The existing Space Marine biker legs are a perfect fit as well.  There is also plenty of room for the back pack to fit nicely.
4 Teef

Value: It will cost you a bit more for this kit than the common plastic bike but it will be a nice addition and give your army a unique feel.  I think the money to quality is about right.
3 Teef

                                           Photo provided by: Dono1979

Look/Feel:  To be honest I wasn't immediately sold on the look of the Iron Shark Jet Bike.  That's probably because I am not a big marine player.  After looking at it with some marines it started to fit to me.  Its very sturdy looking and built to last, not be sleek and sharp looking; much like the marines.  So in that respect I think it actually is a great fit for a Space Marine army; a robust, blunt, sturdy instrument of war to smash your foes with.
3 teef

                                          Photo provided by: Dono1979

                                                        Photo provided by: Dono1979

Overall I like the kit and think its perfect for the player wanting to add a something a little different to their army.  I'll be using mine in my Blood Angles as either bike or possibly counts as Land Speeders.  This kit can be purchsed from or directly from Kromlech on ebay, just search for Kromlech to find his ebay store.

Questions, Comments?  What do you think?

Hordes Domination: Legion Review

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Legion did very well in Domination. With two nice Warlocks, one great heavy Warbeast, one decent Light, a Warlock attachment, a unit attachment, and, of course, the Battle Engine. Let's look inside!

40K BATTLE REPORT: Space Marines vs Hrud (counts-as Eldar) (Video)

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Hi everybody.

The BoLS video battle reports continue - This week we bring you Minus67 and his Marneus Space Marines facing down EvilAmeriCorp's amazing total conversion Hrud (counts-as Eldar).  Can the Ultramarines hold the line in the face of the tricksy Eldar? Also, go check out that link on the Hrud, they are amazing.

Tyranids Unit Analysis - Zoanthropes and The Doom

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This article is one in a series on playing a fully reserved Tyranid army.

Hive Guard are much more popular than Zoanthropes - I respect what Hive Guard can bring to the table but they don't work well in a fully reserved army.

November 29, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-29-11

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"Permission to buzz the tower..."

TOP GUN quote-a-thon - GO!

40K HOBBY: Necron Cryptek with Tremorstave Conversion

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MBG here with how I spent last weekend; converting, lol. I messed around with all the new Necron bits, and made conversions for all the units not released yet - including this Cryptek with Temorstave conversion I came up with.

Goatboy's Model Review - Warpath Heroes!

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Goatboy coming with another Mantic Model review. This time I got ahold of the new Hero models from the upcoming Warpath game. Both of these models are metal instead of the normal plastic or resin you will see with some of Mantic's other game options.

40K RUMORS: Chaos Legions Roundup

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Woah Nellie! (I'm from Texas) Lets look at the truckload of Chaos Legions rumors that broke over the last few days.

Paging Matthew Ward - Scarab Edition

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There is trouble brewing in the Necron Codex - you can almost hear the excited chittering if you put your ear to its glossy cover...

November 28, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-28-11

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What's the NFL record for the longest Killa Kan fieldgoal?

Caption contest - GO!

Painting: Protectorate Vessel of Judgement

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Despite a few setbacks, I've finally finished my Vessel of Judgement. It was quite a task, but definitely worth the effort.

Cyber Monday: Ideas for Your Cash

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Fox News, CNN, and... that other channel that's darn near unwatchable have all been dishing the dirt on the Black Friday brawls.  Seems these days you're taking a risk with your life just shopping at Wal-Mart day after Thanksgiving!

Goatboy's 40k - How to fix Xenos

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Goatboy’s back and on the attack. Today I want to talk about how to fix Xenos armies. I know what you are saying - why do they need to be fixed?

November 27, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-27-11

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Famous last lines... anyone???


BATTLETECH Review: Starterbook Sword and Dragon

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Hey, folks, Voices here again with another review for the BattleTech game. This time, instead of looking at record sheets or unit stat books, we’ve got a campaign book for you: Starterbook Sword and Dragon.

Hordes - Way of the Wilds: My First Steps into Circle

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If there's one comment I'm seeing a lot on BoLS it's that we need to expand our faction coverage a bit. - Welcome to the Circle Orboros!

WFB NEWS: Blood On the Badlands & Beastmen Beasties!

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Look what dropped out of the sky with no notice - WFB Beastmen monsters, and a campaign book so secret even the GW website says you should go buy the latest White Dwarf to find out what is it ...

40K: Winning with Necrons - Part 1

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a series by Reecius

This is the first in a series of articles about pulling winning lists and tactics out of the Necron Codex.

November 26, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-26-11

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Meanwhile, back at Craftworld Tropicana...

 Craftworld slogan contest - GO!

Interview: SphereWars

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Sphere Wars - Amazing miniatures, unique designs, but all in spanish? Ever asked yourself what it is all about? Well, fear no longer, I tracked down Jordi, one of the creators , and asked him a bunch of questions! Enjoy!

Plastic Dudesmen #37 - There will be Blood

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Teeth, tears and a bunch of other stuff too.

40K HOBBY: Aventine's World Eaters Pt. I

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Aventine here, with some shots of my newest army project. Some people may ask, why Chaos? Why now?

November 25, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-25-11

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Death guard vs Emperor's Children boarding operations - EEEWW!

 Boarding quotes caption contest - GO!

Model Review: Maxmini Scrap Tank

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Maxmini has just released their Scrap Tank.  The kits has been a long time coming.  Due to some issues casting it it was delayed but I am happy its finally been released

40K RUMORS: Tau "Uber-suit" Whispers

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Another week, and yet more Tau goodness is making the rounds.  Here's the latest:

40K NEWS: Triarch Stalker Sighted? (pic)

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Sharp eyed readers reported seeing this guy floating around on Facebook yesterday.  Hmm looks like the Necrons might be bring up reinforcements soon...

November 24, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - Rogue-Trader-2nd Edition Open Thread

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Thanksgiving poster - 1960s

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The turkey is gone, and most of us are asleep. Only the hardened core remain. Now is the time to throw back a few beverages and talk of the heady days of HIGH ADVENTURE!

Eat up, and enjoy this open thread:

Warhammer 40k Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition

~Urge to resist tryptophan failing, failing...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - 4th-3rd Edition Open Thread

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Thanksgiving Art Nouveau Piece - 1895

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, time for us vets to dial back the clock, loosen our belts and talk about the tales of Warhammer 40k yore!

Eat up, and enjoy this open thread:

Warhammer 40k 4th-3rd Edition

~The tryptophan is growing stronger, stronger...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - 5th (and 6th) Edition Open Thread

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Norman Rockwell: Freedom From Want - 1943

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and thank you for being part of our growing BoLS family!

Eat up, and enjoy this open thread:

Warhammer 40k 5th Edition (and Hopes for 6th)

~Don't say we didn't warn you about the tryptophan...

November 23, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-23-11

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I think he's doing shadowpuppets

What do you think he's doing?

HO HO HO! Privateer Press Holiday Deals!

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Right on queue, Privateer rolls out their holiday bundles.  They are offering 35pt army bundles for every Warmachine and Hordes faction.  Here's the details.

40K BATTLE REPORT: Black Templars vs Imperial Guard (Video)

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Hi everybody.

The BoLS video battle reports continue - This week we bring you Darkwynn and his Black Templars playing an Imperial Guard army at Denver's Feast of Blades. Lets see how one of the oldest codices can handle itself versus one of the most powerful newer books out there.

Goatboy Model Review - Mantic's Forge Fathers!

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I got lucky enough to get ahold of some of Mantic's new Forge Father models for the just released WARPATH.  Let's give them a close look!

GW NEWS: December 2011 Releases (Pics)

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The holiday season is upon us!  Here's what Games workshop has to fill your stockings with in December.

November 22, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-22-11

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"they're evolving..."

Bug/dinosaur movie quote-a-thon - GO!

40K SHOWCASE: C.J. Young's Custodes Grey Knights

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Take it away C.J. -
Hi Guys and Gals!
I have always loved theme armies based off the background of Warhammer 40K.  In fact, I can say that the background is the biggest things that drives my armies and continues to keep me in the hobby.  

FOW Review: Hellfire and Back

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Hello BoLS readers. It’s Psyberwolfe with another Flames of War product review. Today we'll be looking at the second Early War supplement. “Hellfire and Back” focuses on the actions in North Africa during the Years of 1940-1941. Let’s see what this book has.

40K RUMORS: Chaos Legions Nibbles Continue

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You can't keep a good rumor down.  Here's the latest on Chaos Legions.

40K EDITORIAL: What's the Fuss About Necrons?

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Necron players have been waiting for a long time - hoping to get new units, and a bunch of shiny toys. Games Workshop had a perfect opportunity to bring something cool, and make the army really great. I think they failed horribly.

November 21, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-21-2011

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Santa unleashes his south pole elves to deal with the "Naughty List"
Caption contest - GO!

40k Hobby Adeptus Custodes Conversion

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MBG here with a randomly inspired conversion. You see the other day I was cutting up some bits (because we were getting ready to expand our bits catalog), and a sweet conversion idea hit me outta nowhere.

Outside the box 11-20-11

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Holy s..., it has been a long time. Well, anyway, some new nice pictures to look at from Outside the Box. Today with Warlord Games, Bane Legion, Spartan Games, MercsMinis, Wyrd Miniatures, MaxMini, and Infinity.

40K RUMORS: 6th Edition FOC Changes

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Well, it must be rumor season, because they are coming hot and  heavy now...  Lets see what the latest on the Force Org Chart is.

Goatboy - Focusing his Single Eye on the Prize

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Goatboy's back, continuing the discussion of the new Necron book. Personally I am not feeling it and most likely won't be making an army of silver, rusted, goat headed, or chaotic robots.

November 20, 2011

Wargames Gallery 11-20-2011

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Some days it just sucks to be a Wych...
Caption contest - GO!
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