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Larry Vela

Dad, Gamer, Publisher. All games all the time since junior-high. I should go outside more... I started BoLS Interactive in 2006. I’m a tabletop gaming enthusiast, and internet publisher dedicated to entertaining and informing my readers every day. Before BoLS I was a software development director for over 12 years. I've been playing RPGs and Tabletop Games since the 1970s.

40K NEWS: Imperial Guard Boxes, May Releases

Hi guys, this showed up in the Fly Lords mailbox today: We have boxes for the Valkyrie, Cadian, and Catachan command squads. There is also a listing from Games Workshop of the May releases: Codex: Imperial GuardCadian Command SquadCadian Shock TroopsCatachan Command SquadCatachan Jungle FightersImperial Guard ValkyrieImperial Guard SentinelImperial Guard RatlingsImperial Guard Primaris PsykerImperial Guard […]

Il-Kaithe Craftworld Logo Sheet

“The Eldar of Il-Kaithe constantly crusade against the forces of Chaos. Their talented Bonesingers are said to be able to practice their art even in the heat of battle” First of all, this is the Craftworld for any of you guys with those limited edition Bonesinger models GW put out after the Eldar codex came […]

40K RUMORS: Daemonhunters on the Move?

Image and news brought to the community by Warseer’s Industrial Propoganda, and Static Grass.So we have been hearing rumblings of plastic Grey Knights as a possibility for a bit now, but along come 2 fellows with a picture of a glorious Grey Knight assault, and a snippet from the artist that he was retained by […]

40K REVIEW: Dawn of War 2 by Chris Roberson

A book review by Timo Dawn of War 2 – Chris Roberson Books based on video games (Warhammer or otherwise) usually aren’t that promising but I am set on giving Chris Roberson’s book a fair chance and read this novel from front to back. I must admit, I didn’t manage to do this with the […]

BoLS Update: Warhammer Directory Project

Hi guys, A bit of BoLS website news today. You may have noticed a little addition to our nav-bar at the top of the blog. That “Links” button leads to our new BoLS Warhammer Directory page. It is my intention to make that page an exhaustive directory of the Warhammer and 40k community, so folks […]

40K Deep Thought: How Many Units?

So I’ve been pondering guys… Lets talk today about numbers of units within your army. In 40k 5th Edition, there are 2 really big changes,: -No more sweeping advances-Prevalent 4+ cover saves This has had the effect of making high quality armor saves a little less important, as now even dirt cheap troops like Guardsmen […]

LoTR NEWS: War of the Ring Quickstart PDFs

Hi all, Just dipping a little toe into the wider world of War of the Ring. Games Workshop released a pair of PDF “quickstart” files so folks can get a handle on the basics of the game and its turn mechanics. Grab em here: War of the Ring “Quickstart Rules”Turn sequence and basic rules War […]

WINNER: Badab Challenge: Nate Oesch!

The entries were great, the 10 finalists were awesome, and the polling was polling was neck and neck down to the final minutes. In the end, there could be only one… I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who entered the challenge. You guys make BoLS what it is. This Mark-7 pattern Salamanders […]

40K & FANTASY RUMORS: Q2-Q3 2009 Schedule Whispers

Hi all, There has been a lot of talk out there regarding the great blackness of the release schedule after Imperial Guard in May (confirmed by Games Workshop as of now). We are still hearing whispers and chatter that Q2-Q3 holds: -Empire 2nd Wave-Planetstrike-Skaven-A 40k related release Its that mystery 40k one that has everyone […]

40K NEWS: IG Cover, Advisors, and More

The floodgates are opening folks, and Games Workshop is letting the first Warhammer Codex of the year slip out into the light of day. We are less than 2 months out from getting the new Imperial Guard codex and first wave miniatures. Here we see the new codex cover, and get better shots of the […]

40K REVIEW: Dawn of War 2 by THQ

THQ’s follow up to every avid 40k players favorite RTS is finally in stores and I for one could not wait get my grubby little hands on it. Having watched the intro video posted some time ago I couldn’t wait to smash chitin under power armored feet and show those dastardly xenos witches the true […]

40K SNEAK PEEK: GW Press Pics IG

Commissar Lord From the latest Games Workshop newsletter (#30), stating these will be available with the new Imperial Guard Codex in May. Catachan Command Squad Cadian Command Squad Ratling Snipers ~Nothing we haven’t seen before, but these are studio painted, and yet more formal confirmation of May as the release window.