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January 2012

BOLS Academy #6 – Firing into Ruins


Hey Guys, this week we are going to talk about what happens when you fire into ruins.  I will go over a few details people typically get wrong and how it is supposed to work.  Enjoy. Subscribe to the BoLS YouTube ChannelWe’re almost at 10,000 YouTube Subscribers, go hit the button! ~I see folks getting […]

Editorial: I Don’t Believe In ‘If’ Anymore

Brent 5 Minute Read January 24

Wow!  The 6th Edition rules have dropped into our collective lap!  The Blogosphere is simply abuzz with well-meaning speculation, and before the wait well and truly began the wait is over! If only… it wasn’t entirely possible it’s Alessio Cavatore’s last offering to Games Workshop before hightailing it to Mantic, followed by the rumor he’d […]

Wargames Gallery 1-23-2012


Swatting flys – Eldar style… Caption contest GO! 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, Mantic & Flames of War shots are welcome.

40K Book Review:The Gildar Rift

Guest Columnist 2 Minute Read January 23

Howdy BoLS people, CrazyRedPraetorian here with my thoughts on the latest Battle Novel, The Gildar Rift. It is Sarah Cawkwell’s first full novel and the style of writing is definitely different from the other Battle Novels that I have read. The other Battle Novels I have read are nonstop action from cover to cover. The […]

Warmachine: Unboxing the Legion Battle Engine

Guest Columnist 2 Minute Read January 23

A monster of a battle engine showed up on our doorstep- the Throne of Everblight, the Legion’s new battle engine.  Let’s take a look! The model is about 80% resin.  The tentacles, main body, and throne are all resin pieces, making them simple to assemble with just your standard superglue.  Some of the teeth and […]

40K Editorial: Balanced =/= Fun

Larry Vela 3 Minute Read January 23

So we always talk about how we want the game to be completely balanced.  I dont know about you, but I would focus on fun first and foremost. Comparing anything in wargaming is a giant exercise in comparing apples and oranges.  Many will tell you that you just can’t compare unit X vs unit Y […]

6th Edition Leak? Better Clean up that Mess!


Goatboy here again talking about what is on most people’s mind when it comes to 40k. WHERE IS MY CHAOS CODEX!!! Wait – that is on my mind. Instead let’s talk about the 6th Edition “leak”. I am sure if you are reading this you probably read a bunch of other places that have talked […]

Wargames Gallery 1-22-2012


pic submitted by aarghal “HEY, he’s gonna scratch the paint!” Caption contest GO! 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, Mantic & Flames […]

Tournaments: Team America Announcements


Hello Everyone, Spacecurves here with a couple news items relating to Team America 40k. First: Team America is pleased to announce that the Bay Area Open will be a Wild Card qualification event for the 2012 American ETC Team.  This means that results from the Bay Area Open can count towards a player “wild card” […]

Privateer Press: Weekly Roundup 1-22-2012


Minuteman (Cygnar) Have jetpack – will travel.  It’s a good week to be Cygnarian. The Minuteman arrives. Utilizing an exactingly designed series of compression chambers, the warjack can launch itself short distances by venting its heartfire through a special propulsion system. It is well suited to annihilating entire swathes of infantry with its short-range grenade […]

40K EDITORIAL: Ink for the Ink Gods

The Girl 8 Minute Read January 22

I have tattoos. As those of you who have met me in person know they are an important part of who I am – as I think they are to anyone that has them. One thing I’m lacking right now is a gaming tattoo… Getting inked is not a decision to take lightly, so I […]