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January 2010

Wargames Gallery 1-31-10


Pic submitted by Talarion “HOWDY!”All yours gang… ~Enjoy. If you have an awesome wargames shot you think would make a great BoLS pic of the day, email us. We love spectacle and characterful shots so lets see what you budding photographers can do! Warhammer 40k, Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes & Flames of War shots are welcome.

HOBBY: Making Cobblestone Bases


As promised here is a step by step article on making your own cobblestone bases. A few months back I made some special movement trays for my WOTR Haradrim army using some sheet foam from Hobby Lobby to make a stone texture. I’d been meaning to try a similar technique to make a custom base […]

40K RUMORS: Mephiston, Librarian Dread & More


Blood Angel latest out of Germany.  (translated by Vovin)  We’ve heard this batch is much closer to the final codex than the initial wave of rumors that has been out over the last few weeks.  Mephiston – costs: x points + x (this is a guess of the authors and not part of the actual […]

WARMACHINE NEWS: Weekly Roundup 1-31-10


Hi everybody, big news of fun on the Privateer Press front this week.  Lets get right into the new minis and rules: Widowmaker Marksman (Khador) Trencher Master Gunner (Cygnar) HORDES Field Test Model Stats On the Hordes MKII front, Privateer has released the latest model rules for every unit in HORDES, concluding the MKII Hordes field […]

40K Deep Thought: Why Not the Heresy?


 The Horus Heresy is perhaps the single most evocative part of the history of the Warhammer 40k universe.  It has been with us for almost 20 years, slowly growing from seeds in early White Dwarfs, to a major conflict detailed in the original Adeptus Titanicus and Epic systems, to now being the driving force behind over a […]

Wargames Gallery 1-30-10


Pic submitted by Hywel Phillips I’m getting a “No, I am your father” vibe from this one.All yours gang… ~Enjoy. If you have an awesome wargames shot you think would make a great BoLS pic of the day, email us. We love spectacle and characterful shots so lets see what you budding photographers can do! […]

BFG Fleet Overview: Space Marines


Background. In the fluff, the true power of the Space Marines lies within each individual marine as the epitome of a warrior. As such, a Space Marine force relies on the power of each marine working in conjunction with each other in close encounters. This theme is carried on in how Space Marine play in […]

Flames of War: Basic Training – Rules


Bulwark here agan. Now that we have had a brief introduction to Flames of War, it’s time to open up that box and dig in a little deeper into the basic rules. Army Design Flames of war is broken down into 3 main periods. Early-war (German blitz across Europe), Mid-war (North Africa and the eastern […]

40K RUMORS: Librarian Dread?


Hi everybody, here is the latest chatter we hear regarding that “Librarian Dreadnought” mentioned in the latest White Dwarf.  He sounds like quite an interesting character:AbsolutusFurioso Dreadnought (contradictory reports of Venerable status)5 Attacks, Heavy Flamer, Multi-melta(contradictory reports of Force Weapon CCWs)Tormented: Constantly plagued by the attentions of daemons scratching at his mind, Absolutus can only fire […]

Wargames Gallery 1-29-10


Caption contest: “She’s full of spirit” edition ~Enjoy. If you have an awesome wargames shot you think would make a great BoLS pic of the day, email us. We love spectacle and characterful shots so lets see what you budding photographers can do! Warhammer 40k, Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes & Flames of War shots are welcome.

40K HOBBY: To Superdetail a Stompa: Pt. 1


A guestpiece by John Crowdis, taking us through the assenbly painting and weathering of an Ork Stompa using Forgeworld’s IA Masterclass book. Part 1 – Building the Stompa Early in 2010, I picked up a copy of Forgeworld’s Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Volume 1. Initially I hadn’t really been all that interested in it, because […]

Wargaming ASKEW: King of the Castle


Once upon a time, there was a little company which started out by selling backgammon boards. What it would become 30 years later is the stuff of legends. History tells of a group of ancient nerds sacrificing themselves to create something called a “magazine”, an object people read and got in an analog mailbox. That […]


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