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Target Sighted Tournament Report – 3x1500pts – The Outpost

Target Sighted Tournament Report – 3x1500pts – The Outpost

My highlight – more on this later. Target Sighted was a 3 game, 1500pt singles 40K tournament held at The Outpost in Sheffield. As I discussed yesterday the custom scenarios were a little open to abuse but what worried me more was that there were something like 18 players and I’d seen a couple of Daemons and Necrons power lists that I really didn’t fancy facing. Matt was his usual miserable self about playing those sorts of lists too. Frankly, I felt certain I’d end up facing at least one of them so was fairly philosophical about it. I’ll cover my games in three separate posts because all 3 (perhaps not game 2) were interesting and worth exploring further than I could do in a single post. The important thing is that Matt actually managed to win the tournament out right. Not only was he the only person to win all three games but he also got Bloodiest General netting him a total of £40 store credit! Now normally I’d be saying he was lucky, played some easy opponents or otherwise didn’t deserve his victory but sadly I can’t say any of that. In his first game he played another GK player who’d got paladins, a dreadknight, etc. Matt tabled him.

February 24th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Project Log: Scratchbuilt Titan 1

Project Log: Scratchbuilt Titan 1

I like working with my hands, its one of my favourite things about 40k. I get to be nerdy while also having something “unplugged” I can work on. As a hobby veteran (I think I can call myself that at this point, I have enough armies under my belt). There is only one aspect of 40k I haven’t ever really experienced, and that is Apocalypse. But, I live near a decent game store and want to be able to throw down with their next apoc game. My Malestrom Warders (Astral Claws, Tyrant’s Legion, Lamenters) are going to be a combined force, but they lack a certain punch right now that I think could be made up for with a simple, singular centerpiece, a model that brings the army together. Of course, the only thing better than one centerpiece is two. I am planning to buy a Baneblade in the near future, which will serve as part of my Tyrant’s Legion, but I wanted something…beefier. Ah, that’s more like it The thing is…I don’t have the $500 it takes to buy one of these bad boys, so I’ve always just sighed and went about my business.

February 8th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

GW profits down, CEO Mark Wells Resigns.

GW profits down, CEO Mark Wells Resigns.

Two big (though probably unrelated) pieces of news.

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

More Blog Wars 4 Updates

More Blog Wars 4 Updates

Thought I’d answer a couple of questions that have arisen this week. Before I do let me remind you that tickets will still be available until midnight next Saturday. This is also the deadline for army list submission. Maelstrom Games Collapse As you may be reading across the internet, Maelstrom Games has gone under. I wanted to get a post up pretty quickly to prevent any concerns that Blog Wars 4 won’t be going ahead. It is my understanding that whilst the retail arm of the business is going into liquidation, the Eye of the Storm venue is still trading normally. I want to reassure everyone coming to BW4 that their money is safe. If I’m forced to cancel the event because it turns out the venue is closing then everyone will get their ticket price back. Therefore if you’re having doubts about coming along because of the Maelstrom drama then rest assured that you won’t be taking a risk in buying a ticket! One final point on this. I’ve yet to clarify whether the venue still has a store attached to it.

November 10th, 2012 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Nerd Fight! 40k v. Warmachine. Can’t we all just get along?

Nerd Fight! 40k v. Warmachine. Can’t we all just get along?

So it’s been a while. Sorry for my absence. My wife and I recently learned that we are expecting our first little ankle biter so things have been hectic. Even with the arrival of my future-spawn looming large, I wanted to talk about something I’ve seen generate a lot of nerd rage and flame wars lately. Namely, the animosity and rage I’ve seen between Warhammer 40k and Warmachine/Hordes. A bit of backstory. In recent years the miniature wargaming market, once completely dominated by Games Workshop, has seen some changes. Newer “upstart” companies have begun gaining a real foothold and for the first time there are actual competitors and viable alternatives to Games Workshop. Foremost among them is Privateer Press with Warmachine/Hordes

July 20th, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Open Forum: What are you Listening to? (Part Two)

Open Forum: What are you Listening to? (Part Two)

Hey guys, So its been a little bit since I did a post devoted to a non-commission subject. I’ve been really busy with Real Life right now, so all my posting has been for the business, and not quite my regular hobby stuff. So, as I said in the last Open Forum POST , lets pack this one full and get some conversation going too! First off, for those still interested, the Imperial Fists have 8 Hours left until the auction ends on eBay. You can find the auction HERE . Looking back at my podcasts almost a year ago, my listening schedules and what I listen to has changed drastically. October 2010, I was listening to Worlds End Radio, The Gamers Lounge, 40k Warcasting, and 40k Radio. My lineup now is: 1) The Independent Characters Easily the best 40k Podcast around right now, they cover an equal amount of gaming, hobbying, and anything else crucial to the hobby. I especially like for their Forge World episodes, where they’ve reviewed everything from Vraks to Apocalypse II. I also advertise on their show, so if you haven’t started on podcasts, or at least on this one, click the IC’s logo in the top left side of my Blog. Carl, Geoff, and Zach are all doing a great job with the show, and I have no doubts this will be the top 40k Cast for a long time

July 19th, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Discussion: A letter to Games Workshop

Discussion: A letter to Games Workshop

I didn’t write this. I found it on a forum and thought I’d share it. My comments are in red. Dear Sir, It is with regret that after 23 years of loyal custom I feel compelled to cease purchasing Games Workshop product and look for alternatives elsewhere. Despite the abiding appeal of your games and the settings thereof, I can no longer support a company whose business decisions are so flagrantly to the detriment of their customers. So you’d rather cut your nose off to spite your face due to some personal thoughts below. I agree on cost price but everything has been like it for years, so no change there. Like rules and FAQs have always been slow to update, average 3 codexes per year and FAQs at the earliest 3 months after release. I appreciate that Games Workshop is a business and must make a profit. I further understand that as a publicly traded company, you have an obligation to your shareholders – but if your decisions (designed it seems purely to prop up short term profit margins) lead to the alienation of your customers and a continuation of the falling sales volume you have experienced for many years, then I see no long term future for the company.

June 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Last Burst of Fire!

Last Burst of Fire!

Past days have been having Games Workshop embargo news lingering on my mind. I guess from a business of point of view, I understand the business strategy. But from a collector, painter and gamer point of view, just felt a bit disappointed about not able to purchase GW products with discounted price in future. We will see how to get around this as things go along. Oh well, been busy with planning what would be my last big big purchase online before the deadline kicks in today 27 May 2011 from Wayland. This will be the biggest purchase I ever make in all these years of this hobby. Another decision been lingering in my mind, should I give up Dark Eldar, since I only started with Kabalite warrior and raider… or just burn a BIG hole in my pocket and whacked the planned list and everything. If I don’t get the Dark Eldar now, its gonna be more expensive to collect in future, or should I just forget it and save money. Sigh, blame it on the embargo news, that I cannot stick to my plans to buy and paint when needed.

May 27th, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

An Open letter to GW:- A Kirby re-post

An Open letter to GW:-  A Kirby re-post

Hi everyone, Like most hobbyists out there I was very disappointed with GW's new price hike and controlling.

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Inferno Golems – Searching for Models

Inferno Golems  – Searching for Models

I’ve been searching for suitable models to represent inferno golems for the chaos dwarf army I’m constructing. I think I’ve found the perfect machines. This is a mercenary warjack from Warmachine, and I think he looks the business. I’m torn whether to field three or six golems. The list is new to me, and I’m tempted to field six. So far I’ve bought two mercenary jacks. This fellow will certainly be the leader of the unit. Some runes of Hashut, maybe some themed basing, and I think they will look suitably chaos dwarfy.

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »