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40K SHOWCASE: Alaitoc Eldar by Bigred

Larry Vela 3 Minute Read July 15

I’ve been working on my beloved Alaitoc Eldar for over 20 years.  Here’s what it looks like so far. Now, this is what you might call a “long-term” project.  We have everything from the original Space Elves from Rogue Trader, to the Wraithknight.  The army predates Alaitoc in fact.  It was originally painted in the […]

HOBBY: Alaitoc Wraithknight Reporting for Duty

Larry Vela 4 Minute Read June 27

I’ve been playing Eldar since they were packaged as Space Elves – there was zero chance of not painting up a Wraithknight! Now, first a little review of the kit. Wraithknight Kit AssemblyI have heard that the instructions are tricky and that you have to really be careful with the kit or you will screw […]

IN DEPTH: The Curious Case of the Orphan Ruleset

Larry Vela 5 Minute Read January 17

Warhammer 40,000 players know a ruleset arrived on the scene last week.  But the more you study it the more confusing it becomes… First some basics.  No one outside the halls of power knows what’s really going on here, and I will say upfront, that we still have no idea what these rules are, or […]

40K: What Death Guard Taught Me about the Eldar

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read July 6

As many of you know, I have a great many Warhammer 40k armies in my collection, but my beloved two are on totally opposing sides of the tactical scale: Death Guard and Eldar. Here’s what they have taught me:Mobility is KINGThis is 5th edition, and with the clock ticking and a very limited number of […]

EDITORIAL: Rumor Control

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read October 1

Today its time to talk a little about rumor control. I don’t mean the particular rumors themselves, but the management and strategy of them. Today’s case in point: Games Workshop Back in the days of yore, rumors flowed like rain from the heavens, and it seemed everyone, “knew a guy, who knew a guy” and […]

DEEP THOUGHT: To Proxy or Not to Proxy?

Hi guys: Today’s topic is proxies. Now we all have dreams of putting together fabulous massive fully painted armies. We want nothing more than to throw down on the tabletop with spectators gathering around in awe of our cool army. Reality however often doesn’t seem to match. Sometimes you have a new player just entering […]

EDITORIAL: Training Them Up

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read August 13

Today I want to reach 2 years back into the dusty BoLS archives for a topic that never really gets old. The subject is perhaps the rarest and most difficult challenge any gamer can ever face. Grand Tournament? No. Eavy Metal quality painting? No. I am referring to the first introductory game and welcoming of […]

40K HOBBY: Bigred’s Collection (Video)

Hi everybody. Look what I just got! A Flip Ultra-HD. And that means the videos will be coming your way. I’m sure it will take a little while to get my videographer sea-legs, but here is a quick introductory video taking you all through my 40K minis collection (minus the titans and other big stuff). […]

Traitors Logo Sheet

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read May 17

Its time for some love for the Traitors out there. I have a sneaky feeling that there are a lot of you guys out there who are planning to use the Imperial Guard codex to build all manner of rebel and traitor forces. Lets not forget about the Traitor Guard army lists to be found […]

FANTASY: Bigred’s Druchii Update

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read May 4

Hi guys. I’ve been heads down over the last couple of weeks becuase I have been painting up a storm…of Dark Elves. With the impending tsunami of Imperial Guard coming my way, I told myself to get these guys cranked out now or never. They have come a long way since the last time you […]

Genesis Chapter Logo Sheet

Larry Vela 2 Minute Read April 26

“First among the Primogenitors, the Genesis Chapter are dogmatically loyal to the memory of Roboute Guilliman, and can be counted on to fight at the Ultramarines’ side without hesitation.”Its time to head back to the Marines for our latest successor chapter. Here we have one of the more distinctive of the Ultramarines 2nd Founding chapters, […]

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