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May 31, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-31-13

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Even Space Marines like naps
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Aleph - Infinity Faction Review

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To serve mankind.  Aleph was created to connect and serve humanity in ways that were never before thought possible.  It is in every aspect of life: entertainment, communications, news, and even military.  Life within the Human Sphere would cease to exist were it not for this benevolent artificial intelligence that regulates commerce and guides us to a better and more fulfilling life...for our own good of course.

Outside the Box 05-31-13

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Another week another Outside the Box - this week with news from Warlord Games, Anvil Industry, Spartan Games, GCT Studios, Mantic Games, Infinity, Mierce Miniatures, Wrath of Kings, Scibor Miniatures, Raging Heroes, Alien Dungeon, Lead Adventure, Puppetswar and Bombshell Miniatures as well as new crowdfunding projects from Escenorama, Crossover Miniatures, Baueda Wargames and Meridian Miniatures!

Eldar: Early Conventional Wisdom

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Everyone is chattering about the new book, arriving just over a day away.  Here's a rough lay of the land...

May 30, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-30-13

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Insert bacon - undead jokes in 3-2-1 GO!!!

X-Wing Miniatures- Millennium Falcon Tactics

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It's time to take a look at the "Fastest Hunk of Junk in the galaxy" - the YT-1300. "Never tell me the odds!" - Han Solo

HOBBY: Hell Dorado: Painting Eurynome

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Another Hell Dorado painting article has been long overdue. From my new Demons army, I bring you Eurynome.

New June White Dwarf Review & Eldar Pics

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As you've probably heard, Eldar are on the way.  So being an Eldar player when the new June 2013 issue of White Dwarf came out, I rushed to read the magazine cover to cover.

Melee in Sixth Edition 40k

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Many say the dedicated assault army is dead in 6th Edition... Nonsense! - I'll show you why.

May 29, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-29-13

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I wonder if he'll challenge?
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WargamesCon 2013 - T-MINUS 1 Week!!!

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WargamesCon is back for its 5th year, bigger and better than ever!

You have 7 days to get registered! 

Hordes: New Releases Unboxed

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You've already seen the Mammoth! Now lets look at the rest of this month's new releases for Hordes.

Wargaming: Shirts vs. Blouses

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I made you all pancakes.

40K NEWS: Eldar Guardians and More!

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Here's the latest details on the not so humble Guardians, and some signature weapons from Codex Eldar.  The Guardians are looking meaner than they have in many, many editions!

May 28, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-28-13

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Faith vs Corruption
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40K Conversion: Daemon Primarch Perturabo?

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Iron Within - Iron Without - RUN!!!!!  Welcome to Army of One, where I display a great looking painted model from stuff I've done or amazing figures I've seen around.

X-Wing First Impressions & Battle Report (Video)

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Fantasy Flight Games has had about eight months to flesh out their X-Wing Miniatures Game.  Let's play a game.

40K NEWS: Eldar Fire Dragons and More

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Here's the latest details on the Fire Dragons, Warlocks, and more from Codex Eldar.  Tanks should be very afraid!

Jwolf 40K: Was Conan a Tau?

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Jwolf scored a perfect 100/100 battlepoints with this Tau Empire army at a 70+ entrant tournament.  Here's the old General's words of wisdom:

May 27, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-27-13

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They say "Be happy in your work"
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NEWS: Spartan Scenics Unveiled

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Spartan Games just jumped into tabletop scenery with a new line.  Take a look:

Skorne: Building The Mammoth

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Skorne's Gargantuan hit the tables this month! For part 3 of my ongoing series on the Mammoth, I want to talk about building and painting this massive model.

Goatboy's 40k: The Eldar Future

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Goatboy here to peer into my goaty Eldar crystal ball.  Lets take a look at some curious Eldar questions...

Memorial Day - 2013

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Today is Memorial Day, and across the United States between the manic vacations, and shopping sprees, one can still find information on its origin and meaning.

May 26, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-26-13

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Brainzzz....Brainzzz....
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FTN Podcast Ep. 13 The New Eldar

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Episode Thirteen is here, download it now!

This episode is mostly about the new Eldar releases, and their rules both rumored and confirmed. and of course our patented dives into nerdom!

This Week in 40K Podcasting – 05/17/2013 – 05/23/2013

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Welcome to another "This Week in 40K Podcasting,”

Here is this week’s top 5!

Infinity - A look at Tournament Play

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Lets take a look at how Infinity rolls when the techno gloves come off, with the Infinity Tournament System and it's new missions.


Point - Counterpoint: The Wraithknight - Yea or Nay

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It's not even out yet and the debate that has been quietly doing the rounds is now out in public...  Is the Wraithknight a monster, or a white elephant...

Eldar Rumor Roundup 5-26-2013

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Well Eldar are up on the GW Advanced Orders page.  Here's the latest on the miniatures and rules brought to you by Loken at 40K Apocalypse:

May 25, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-25-13

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I think it sees you...
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Talisman Returns...as a Mobile Game

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The classic miniature game Talisman has been released in electronic form for mobile devices by Games Workshop.   Talisman Prologue indicates Games Workshop continues to change direction.

Plastic Dudesmen #115 - Who is the Princess?

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They probably can do the most epic high five!

NEWS: The Eldar Arrive

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Pre-orders for Eldar are up EVERYWHERE!  The Games Workshop advanced order page just put up all the Craftworld goodness and... OH MY you have to see this...

May 24, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-24-13

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Constantin Valdor - what have you become...*sob*...
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Mantic Deadzone Scenery in Detail

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Mantic’s Deadzone has released a bunch of renders of their modular hard plastic science fiction scenery range.  These look like quite the bargain for almost any wargamer out there..

Eldar 11th Hour Rules

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The Eldar advanced orders are just hours away.  Here's the 11th hour latest on rules hot from the retail outlets.

Outside the Box 05-24-13

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Another week another Outside the Box - this week with news from Warlord Games, Wyrd Miniatures, Spartan Games, GCT Studios, Mantic Games, Dreamforge Games, Mierce Miniatures, Avatars of War,  Perry Miniatures, Pulp City, Alien Dungeon, Fenris Games, Puppetswar and Willy Miniatures. Enjoy!


May 23, 2013

Wargames Gallery 5-23-13

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Dark Eldar are still the prettiest of them all. 
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Model Review - Blight Wheel Miniatures Conversion Bits

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Blight Wheel Miniatures, a small company in France, has some very nice conversion bits available.  I’ve used them and thought I would share some of the items with you all.



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


Torsos: Presently Blight Wheel has two different torso sets, one armored and one shirts.  The armored ones are similar in style and scale to Cadians and mix well.  The shirts are nice because they are different than most torso conversion bits.  I like them for scouts, artillery crew and other more lightly armored guys.

 

Arms:  There set of arms are similar in style to Catachans except scaled down.  They look more natural.  They have a nice variety of poses as well.


Legs:  One of my favorite bits are their legs.  They are quite a bit different looking than most of the others.  I think the style is pretty cool and with a variety of poses you can make lots of unique figures.

 

Heads:  So far they have a few different sets of heads.  Some British style heads which are nice, although I wish they were all the same.  I just like all the rank and file to match but they all look close enough that its not a big deal.

 
  

These are the common soldier heads.  These are the ones I used for some scouts and other misc guys


Quality:  I didn't have any quality issues with the parts I received.  Everything was well cast, no voids and little flashing.  Quality is a hard one because there are a lot of great companies out there and most do very good work.  Id say these are easily on par with the others.
3 Teef


They also have a nice little bionic bits set I picked up.  Great for some minor conversions.  I've often longed for an Ad Mech army and I think these would be extremely useful.
 
Value:  Prices are about average as well.  Some items a bit lower, some a bit higher.  But all in all about what you would expect going to one of the other companies that make conversion bits.
3 Teef


Look/Feel:  All the bits I've received look nice and mesh well with other kits and bits I've used.   I like that some of the bits have different style but still mix well.
3 Teef


 Okay, that's my first pass through the world of Blight Wheel Miniatures.  I've got quite a few other items from them I still need to review.  They also have some nice new shiny bits I'm wanting to get my hands on.  Check the out at http://blightwheelminiatures.blogspot.com/ for pre and new release pics.



Questions, Comments? What do you think?

Dream Forge Leviathan: Show and Tell Time

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What we have here today is a review and 'show and tell' of the Leviathan kit from DreamForge.

40K Lore: An Astartes Mystery Solved

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You may have missed it in all the Eldar hustle and bustle but one of the great Astartes mysteries was solved this week.

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