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Larry Vela

Dad, Gamer, Publisher, Pilot, Texan. All games all the time since junior-high. I make a dangerous Old-Fashioned. Email/DM me with all the scoop. 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.

BATTLE REPORT: Death Guard vs. Space Marines

Larry Vela 7 Minute Read April 27

Well Bulwark and I had a nice game this week. We hope to bring you more Battle Reports in the future so this post is a trial run. We rolled up a Rescue (the mission with the 6 objectives, one of which is the real one and 5 are dummies), and agreed to a 2000pt […]

Codex: Chaos Space Marines Rumours

Larry Vela 4 Minute Read April 23

So a boatload of rumours broke today on Warseer. Courtesy of a moderator (Brimstone), we have this list of tasty rumor nuggets: Warseer: CSM Rumor RoundupRumors This is a collection of Chaos Marine rumours, these are rumours NOT facts, if you want facts wait for the codex. I’ll be adding to it as more information […]

Imperial Guard: Necromunda 142nd

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read April 20

Here is an introduction to my Imperial Guard army. This thing is ancient. Clocking in at over 200 minis, the core of this army is a large force of Rogue Trader plastic guardsmen. Back then (1989), these guys came 36 to a box for $30!!! I painted them in a standard “army green” scheme, mainly […]

ARMY LIST: Death Guard Plaguespear – 2000pt

Larry Vela 3 Minute Read April 13

This post is part of a series of recommended army lists. It will document an entire list, with a short tactical summary and related notes. Army List 1 Great Unclean One (HQ) @ 150 Pts-Nurgle’s Rot-Nurgling Infestation-Wind Of Chaos 6 Possessed Marines (Elites) @ 244 Pts-Daemonic Resilience; Favoured Unit; Mark of Nurgle-Daemonic Strength-Daemonic Aura-Daemonic Talons […]

Angels of Absolution Logo Sheet

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read April 9

I have been noting for a while that GW does a great job of covering the major 1st Founding and select 2nd Founding chapters with their decal sheets. However, there are a number of great looking 2nd and later founding chapters who get a good amount of back-story and have great alternative uniform colors that […]

Odds and Ends…

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read April 6

Well, I’m all petered out after the excitement of last week. Adepticon has come and gone (and I will be posting more details of our team tournament performance), and I’m back safe and sound in Austin. This week has seen me mainly tidying things up, and pulling up my old list of odds and ends […]

Gladiator Tournament: Bigred’s Journey

Larry Vela 5 Minute Read April 2

So there I was all ready to go in the big hall on Friday, at 11:00. I had already swiped a room-service tray (nice idea mkerr) to keep my army on and move it quickly, had my bag-o-dice, rulebook, rules packet, and finally 5 copies of my list. The Big Secret Now before I start, […]

Adepticon-2007: We have returned!!!

Bright lights, Big City! Boy was Adepticon-2007 a blast. The Fly Lords came, we saw, and we Kicked Some Asses, (well about half of them). Our own asses are still sore in a couple of spots…ouch. It was a HUGE event, with approxamently 150 Gladiator players and roughly 90 4-man teams for the Team Tournament, […]

Loyalist Death Guard Family Photo

Here is a gratuitous photo I took recently with my new camera. It had been a while since I took a “family photo” of the entire army. I had added several new units to it and the older group photo was the in the very first post I ever made here on Bell of Lost […]

TACTICA: Eldar army construction 101

Larry Vela 5 Minute Read March 23

“Harden your soul against decadence. But do not despise it, for the soft appearance of the decadent may be deceptive. One need only consider the Harlequin dancers of the Eldar to see the truth of this proposition”-Leman Russ, A Book of Admonitions for the Legiones Astartes You are ready to tread the Eldar Path at […]

TACTICA: Army Design

Larry Vela 4 Minute Read March 19

This is a first in a series of posts regarding the basics of selecting, designing, and collecting an army. I usually see tons of post saying, “here check out this unbeatable list”, yadda, yadda, and most of those lists suck, or are so ridiculous that no one would ever actually field them or play against […]