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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.

GW NEWS: Interim Financial Statement 2009


Some little financial info on our favorite plastic maker to keep the speculation mill running full steam ahead. This Interim Management Statement was released by Games Workshop yesterday. RNS Number : 5853QGames Workshop Group PLC17 April 2009 GamesWorkshop Group PLC today issues the following interim management statement forthe period 1 December 2008 to 5 April […]

40K Deep Thought: Buildings and Ruins


Hi guys, lets sit back, relax, and have a great Warhammer 40000 conversation this Saturday night. Your homework assignment is to crack open the 40k rulebook and read p.77-85. Go ahead, grab a refreshing beverage, sit back and take the 15 minutes to read them. Now think about how you will categorize your local club’s […]

LoTR NEWS: New Releases


Hi all, A short one, April is a War of the Ring release month, and Games workshop just put up a set of new minis this week to further expand the range: Gandalf (Minas Tirith)Theoden (Pelennor)Witch-King (Minas Tirith)Minas Tirith Citadel Guard 2Mordor Uruk-Hai 2Amdur, Lord of BladesArmy of the Dead Banner BearerDruzhag, The BeastcallerDwarf ShieldbearerElven […]

40K HOBBY: Necromundan 142nd – Standing Down


This is a bit of a sad post for me. What you will see below is the first army I am voluntarily retiring. The Necromundan 142nd has been fighting for the Immortal Emperor of Mankind for literally 20 years. I started collecting them in 1989, when the Imperial Guard came in this great box of […]

40K TACTICA: The Triple Hodgson


A guest post by Demosthenes, Hi everyone, before I completely ruin my reputation on BoLS by showing you all my low-down, dirty trick, I feel I should introduce myself so you’ll know who to throw dice at the next time you run into me at a GT/Gamesday/etc. My name is Rob Hodgson (Demosthenes on the […]

REVIEW: Tales of Heresy


A guest review by Timo; Tales of Heresy – Short StoriesThe tenth book in the Horus Herey contains Black Library short stories. I gave some though to the right way of discussing this and concluded that it’s best to look at each story seperately. Of course there isn’t much I can say about the actual […]

Ghazghkull Thraka Worked for General Electric?


Proof positive of the time-shifting powers of The Warp. Note the budding Thraka here in disguise at the Old Earth corporation of General Elecric in 0 965.M2 ~Ordo Xenos and Ordo Malleus Inquisitors are currently investigating this image recovered by Space Marine clearance teams during the 13th Black Crusade. We are open to your theories, […]

40K – FANTASY: Black Library News


Hi all. One of our trusty readers passed this info on to us regarding Black Library’s recent event at Warhammer World. Enjoy. Horus HeresyIt was confirmed that the forthcoming Prospero Burns and Thousand Sons have been scheduled for release within a month of each other and that Dan Abnett (Prospero) & Graham McNeill (Sons) are […]

PAINTING: Washing and Tinting


A guest post by Skarboy A wash is a mixture of paint and/or ink and water, thinned down and applied to a model or miniature. Washes are meant to accentuate lower areas of the model in a darker color to represent natural shadows and thus making your model look more realistic. There are a variety […]

40K RUMORS: Q3 Planetstrike and IG Releases (UPDATED)


Rumors brought to the community by DakkaDakka’s: Reecius and H.B.M.C.So now we have the above pic from White Dwarf showing some of the Planetstrike terrain kits coming our way in July: -Landing Pad-Imperial Bastion (with defense laser, and antennae array)-Barricades Later in the quarter (reportedly around August) there are said to be 5 2 updated […]

40K ARMY LIST: JWolf’s New Guard


Imperial Guard Musings After spending some time with the books, here’s the first Guard list I’ll be trying out for the Heavy Tournament in May under the new Codex. It is meant to be nasty without being ridiculous, but who can resist the Master of Ordnance? Since I want to play this army in a […]

40k HOBBY: BoLS Reaver: Part 1


Hi guys, Minus67 here, Since I did not win the Reaver at the Adepticon 2009 Gladiator because I *lost* to Jwolf I figured that getting to build the beast would be the next best thing. Whatever you thought about how intimidatingly awesome a model could be is flat wrong. This model is the most ridiculous […]