Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I'm Back, but In the Past!


Whoa it has been a while since I have dusted off the old keyboard and put ink to paper so to speak! Some may have noticed the name change/tweak, and that is because my interests in miniature wargaming have expanded. I have dabbled in X-Wing, Flames of War, and most recently Bolt Action. I have played some great games this summer and winter, and my terrain collection has grown a lot. I have played a fair share of 40k and even qualified for Feasts of Blades. Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but from hearing about attendance numbers, I guess I was not the only one.

So what does the future hold?  I will be posting up WIP Wednesdays, an article that will feature what projects I'm working on that particular week. I hope to have articles on other game systems besides 40k. Terrain will be a large theme this year as I hope to do more tables and theme my terrain to my armies. I will also be doing a few features on different armies I own and people in my game group.

While 40k is still my main game system, Bolt Action is going to get a lot of page time. It is a great game and I will be running a lot of demos and convention games for it. Hopefully this will be of interest to the masses. So hang on as we accelerate to 88mph and get back into gaming and blogging!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I'll be Back!!

Life has hit hard, but I'm still here. Looking to revamp the format here and come up with a new schedule of articles. Stay tuned or you will be terminated!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bugeater GT 2014 tickets on sale now!

Tickets just went on sale today for the 2014 Bugeater GT in Omaha, NE. This is a great event that I have attended twice. I missed last year due to a new job, and have been regretting it since. This next one is a definite must attend if you are in the mid-west region. New this year is a Friday team tournament!  Here is their release for the event...

December RTT in Sioux Falls.....Free!!

WH40K Tourney Saturday, December 29
Universal Bits and Games, 3920 S. Western Ave. Sioux Falls, SD
1500 points 3 rounds of Purge the Alien mission.
Celebrate the holidays and the upcoming New Year by beating your opponent into submission
no entry fee

Doors open at 10:30A games begin at 11:00A
UBG is a great store and they have plenty of tables, and lots of great players there, so it should make for a very cool RTT tournament. For more details please contact them as I am just a messenger. I hope to attend this but at this time I'm scheduled to work that day.

Dataslates, Formations, and New Supplements..... Oh My!

Games Workshop is really pushing Digital Media this month with the 25 days of Christmas promotion. So far they have introduced 2 new rules types for 40k, the Dataslate and the Formation. Also on the way are 2 new supplements, Escalation and Stronghold Assault. If you surf the web, you would think the end of the world is coming!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Check This Out

Not sure what rock I have been hiding under, but this kick starter was just shown to me today.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Future Projects: The Hobby Hole

One of my projects for the winter and up coming year, is to improve my game room. My kids call it the hobbit hole due to the small undersized door into the room. I would like to change the lighting in the room, and also finish the walls, ceiling, and flooring.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fully Operational Death Star?

With the release of Codex Adepta Sororitas and the upcoming release of Codex Inquisition, I see a potential for abuse. If you thought the screamer star was bad, this could take the cake!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Codex Space Marines: Revisiting Double Land Raiders


After my worse tournament showing in a very long time, a serious list shake up was needed. I know I needed to add grav weapons, and centurions will be my go to unit. Their lack of an invulnerable save and their shorter range will mean I need a delivery system.

This and my love of Land Raiders led me to revisit the double Land raider list.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The day 40k Radio died...again.

When I got back into 40k, 40k Radio was the first podcast I listened too. I found out that I loved to paint while listening to podcasts. I even paid the membership fee to become a Freeboota, and for a year I was a huge fan boy. Man I love the movie sound bite clip at the end of the show!

But all was not well. Some of their negativity towards 40k, and their shift towards other games soured my love. Then came the commercial breaks. I'm all for making a buck, but it seemed over done. They fell in my rotation of podcasts that I regularly listen to.

They had recently announced they were switching to a once a month release schedule. This was not surprising as you can "hear" the love for the podcast was gone. Kyle and Rick were still great as always but you can just feel this podcast was a chore for Romeo. With episode 69 they have announced they are changing format due to Games Workshop's C and D letter. They blame the forced changes on GW, but it seems a convenient excuse to steer the podcast away from 40k and on to other games. 40k will still get segment on the show, but the writing's on the wall. 40K Radio is dying.

Hopefully they will step out of the way, and allow the 40k Radio name to be passed on. Unfortunately I believe they will try to sell the name if give it up at all. In the end it is the fans that suffer.

Codex Inquisitor Aproaches!

The Codex Inquisition is coming!  Pre orders are up for the newest digital codex from Games Workshop.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Khornehusker RTT, lessons learned..

Last month I attended the Khornehusker RTT in Omaha, NE. It was a great RTT with 24 people attending. My space marines were not ready with the new toys of the codex, but I thought I could push through a vehicle heavy, 5th edition list.   I was wrong, but all was not lost. I learned several lessons and did pull some good units out of that list for future use.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday; Adepta Sororitas Rhino

Been a few months since WIP Wednesday graced the Ole Blog, but it's back! Some great hobby progress this week as I am trying to get my Sisters of Battle ready for battle...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

SM ipad codex and upcoming Sister Codex thoughts

I recently made the decision to purchase the Space Marine codex on the Ipad format. I was torn between a physical book and going the way of digital. Both had pros and cons but it was another separate codex that made my mind up.