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April 30, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-30-12

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Those Bloodletters don't exactly look fearless right now
Chaos Caption Contest - GO! 

40K SHOWCASE: A Black Templar Rises (video)

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Longtime BoLS Friend Nick Kay is a freelance artist and just wrapped up an AMAZING piece of work (and video) of a crusading Black Templar.  Feast your eyes on this:

Hordes: New Plastic Warpack Unboxing

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It's an exciting time for Hordes.  Three of the four main Hordes factions are getting new plastic Battlegroup starter kits early this May.   Skorne players will have to wait until the end of May to get theirs, but as soon as I can get my hands on one you can expect to see some pics of it too.  Lets take a look at what I do have.

40K RUMORS: 6th and CSM - Pt.2

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So, another day, another set of 6th Edition rumors.  Something is up for sure.  You're gonna love these.

Goatboy - Its Monday - Adepticon Closing Thoughts

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Goatboy here again talking about my thoughts on Adepticon.

April 29, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-29-12

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"Purple Parrot of Change does not fear miniscule Crushers!"
Caption Contest - GO! 

This Week in 40K Podcasting – 4/20/2012 – 4/26/2012

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Welcome to another "This Week in 40K Podcasting,” <!-- more -->
Here is this week’s top 5!

Warmachine: Desecrator/Leviathan/ Harrower unboxing

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Cryx is the next faction in line for a new plastic heavy 'jack kits.  This May sees the release of the much anticipated Desecrator heavy warjack, along with plastic resculpts of the already existing Harrower and Leviathan. 

40K NEWS: Necrons 2nd Wave on Advanced Order

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - Step right up and grab yourself some new Necrons.  Grab em right here:

40K RUMORS: On Chaos Marines and 6th

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Apparently the floodgates are open, all kinds of rumormongers are talking.  Here are some choice 40k morsels said to be coming our way in the days ahead:

April 28, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-28-12

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"Please let me have rules in the Chaos dex!"
"Please let me have rules in the Chaos dex!"
"Please let me have rules in the Chaos dex!"

Model Review: Puppetswar Walker Plasmagun & Close Combat Arm

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Puppetswar has a wide range of weapon options.  Today lets look at the Walker Plasmagun & Close Combat Arm bits.

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)
Disclaimer:  I play 40k; I've played 40k since the 80's.  When I look at a model I look at it from the perspective of how can I use this in 40k?  That's not to say the model can't be used in alternative ways it’s just my perspective.

Quality:  The quality is on par with previous Puppetswar releases.  They are good, fairly clean and have good detail.  There were a few places where mold lines were visible or I had to shave off some lines to get a smooth finish but nothing that is not out of the ordinary when dealing with resin kits.
3 Teef

Value: Price wise I think they on par with other offerings similar to this kit.  So I think its priced fairly and competitively.  What also nice is the walker arms are designed so that you can easily swap weapons out if you want to magnetize them at the elbow to save you form painting a lot of extra arms.
3 Teef

Look/Feel:  I still really like these arms.  I am not as crazy about these weapons as the auto cannons.  Not for any particular reason. The plasma gun definitely looks good and there is no mistaking it for something else.  Same thing with the close combat arm.  It looks way better than the standard plastic dreadnought close combat arm.
3 Teef

Seems to me these would work equally well for Chaos Space Marines as well.  Especially the likes of Alpha legion, Black Legion or Iron Warriors.

Questions, Comments? What do you think?

Plastic Dudesmen # 59 - I Got a +5 Bolter.

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40k Flashback- Space Wolves 2nd Edition Codex

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MBG here with another 40k Flashbackwhere I dig deep for something cool that I have from back in the day. Today - Old School Space Wolves!

April 27, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-27-12

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"Tell the Shas'O the Kroot have been eating the crystals again!"

40K Rumors: Chaos Space Marine Latest from BoK

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Well, it looks like Blood of Kitten's melted their server.  Here is today's rumor dump on the upcoming Chaos Marine book.  Gird your loins gentlemen...

Outside the Box 04-27-12

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This week I offer you a different mix, with news from Titan Forge, Cipher Studio, Bushido, Defiance Games, BaneLegion, Chapter House Studio, Scibor Miniatures and Three Stage Studios!

40K: Necron Melee Units Analysis

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Lets take a look at what the Necrons can throw up in hand to hand combat.  Lets hit it!

April 26, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-26-12

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I think it's gonna eat the '5'

40K RUMORS: Blood of Kittens' Got Something...

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Head on over and take a gander at what ole Tasty has to say.  Looks to be an interesting next few days on the rumor front.

WarGamesCon2012 - Its Time!

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You've recovered from Adepticon - Its time to register and start planning for Wargamescon!

The Tectonic Shift - DUST Warfare Arrives

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There is a new Deputy in town.  DUST Warfare is the game you want to keep your eyes on.  Here's why:

40K: The Mighty, Mighty Footdar at Adepticon

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Hey everyone, Reecius here from Frontline Gaming to recount my experience at Adepticon with my Footdar (all foot Eldar).

April 25, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-25-12

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I have no words...

Warmachine - Minis from Adepticon

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The Privateer Press display cabinet at Adepticon was just full of interesting things.  See anything cool in there?

REVIEW: Flames of War V.3 Rulebook (Video)

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Its time to take a look at the big fancy hardcover slipcovered Flames of War rulebook.

Brent's Book Report

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Yeah, so I'm still pretty beat after this past weekend's Adepticon, and the old Empty Digital Headache hasn't quite shaken order out of these scattered thoughts.  With that in mind, let's take a left turn and talk books.

40k: Tactica - How to Kill Grey Knights

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Mercer from here. Its time to cut those Grey Knights down to size.

April 24, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-24-12

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Insert biker quips below -GO!

Goatboy - Resting after Adepticon plus ART!

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Goatboy again and it is a nice Tuesday afternoon - wanna see some pretty pictures?

WFB: Looking at Everyone's Redirectors, part 2

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Alright, I'm back with the second half of my brief analysis of the redirectors of the various Warhammer Fantasy armies.

40K RUMORS: 6th Edition Boxed Set Contents

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The birds are tweeting all over the tubes regarding the upcoming 6th Edition Boxed Set.  Here's the details.

GW NEWS: May Releases 2012

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WOO HOO! The Necrons are here, and a ton of updated Space Marine finecast models came with them...

April 23, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-23-12

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Caption Contest -GO!

40K NEWS: Necron 2nd Wave is a GO (PICS)

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The Necron 2nd Wave is here.  Pull out your paintbrushes, check your wallets and look for all the details after the jump.

HOBBY: DUST Painting in 55 Minutes

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I wanted to know exactly how fast I could get a DUST miniature from the box to the tabletop...

NEWS: Black Library Horus Heresy Spoilers

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At Salute 2012 via BoLS Member energongoodie got to spend some time chatting with Christian Dunn and Graham McNeil about some upcoming Black Library stuff.  - SPOILERS AHEAD!

40K Meta - What We've Become

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5th Edition has been a long ride.  This is what we as players have become at the twilight of its days.  Adepticon has many secrets to reveal...

April 22, 2012

Wargames Gallery 4-22-12

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"Craftworld Starbucks takes to the field"
Caption Contest -GO!

Warmachine: Cygnar Minis Unveiled at Adepticon 2012

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Privateer Press unveiled a new set of Cygnar Warjacks in plastic at Adepticon 2012.  Feast your eyes on these:


Adepticon 2012 40K Championship Finals - Live Feed

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The 40K Championship is happening right now, so check in and see how unfolds - live.

40K Deep Thought - Grey Knights Make Me a Worse Player

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So, I've been playing at Adepticon for the last 2 days.  I've been on a team with a Grey Knight list and I want to share with you why I despise this army.

40K: A Simple Case for the Destroyer Lord ?

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I know... I know !! This guy has no invulnerable save - right ? Well actually no that is wrong. Really... If he has a res orb he basically has a 4++ save whenever he loses his last wound... feeling lucky punk ? Heh! And of course he is not going to ever run like a little girl.

I have been running mine with the following options:

  • Sempiternal Weave
  • Mindshackle Scarabs
  • Res Orb
  • Tachyon Arrow

He is expensive kitted as such but he is also a beast. I run him with an escort of six Wraiths and its working very well indeed. Their speed means I usually get the charge off and can position the Lord where I need him most and avoid those nasty little things like enemy power fists. The Destroyer Lord is very smashy and I love it when he drops Land Raiders with his Tachyon Arrow. The best part is jump infantry is immune to Jaws of the World Wolf.  :  )

Have you had any games yet versus this metal beast ? If so how smashy was he ?
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