Saturday, June 17, 2017

8th Edition Impressions: Core Rules

by SandWyrm


Since I now have my 8th Edition hardcover in hand, I'm going to start going through it and posting my thoughts on this new version of 40K. What I like, what I don't, and what I just find interesting.

We'll start with the Introduction and Core Rules.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Upcoming Game Demo Day Here In The Indy Area

by SandWyrm


We've been nicely asked to put up a post about some game demos, including 8th Edition 40K, that will be run locally at the Fishers library, on the north side of Indianapolis, this July.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What The... 8th Edition 40K Is Actually... Good?

by SandWyrm


Ok, my head is officially spinning.

If you've spent ANY time on this blog, you've seen me constantly comparing 40K to Flames of War, as I used to consider the latter to be the gold standard for a well-designed, clearly written ruleset. While I considered 40K (especially the 6th and 7th Editions) to be the opposite.

But then Battlefront, a few months ago, completely crapped the bed with the 4th Edition of Flames, which I now consider to be all but unplayable. While Games Workshop seems to have completely redesigned 40K into an intelligently streamlined game that's actually a lot of fun to play!

Monday, March 13, 2017

3D Printing: Building A Better Miniature Base

by SandWyrm


Games Workshop bases. For better or worse, we're all used to them (or their many copy-cats). But while assembling my large order from Anvil Industry to make a copyright-legal army for WarStrike,   I had to decide what kind of bases to use for the figures that didn't come with any.

And since I've got a nice 3D resin printer... Well, I think I've come up with something much better than the norm.

A 3D Printing Kickstarter That Deserves More Attention (Updated)

by SandWyrm


There's a new company in town offering 3D printable scenery, and it's in just the style I like.... SANDY! Oh man do I want these!

Friday, March 3, 2017

First Look At My New Anvil Industries & Ramshackle Minis

by SandWyrm


In a very unfavorable comparison to the US Postal Service, the Royal Mail managed to deliver my large Anvil Industries miniature order (581 grams) in just one week for £6. While I've recently paid 5 times that to ship about one ounce of 3D printed minis to Belgium, only to have them lost in transit.

But hey, I've got a bunch of new minis that we have permission to use photographs of in our game! So let's take a look at what Anvil, and another company called Ramshackle Games have sent me.

Read the rest over on the WarStrike blog...

(I'm cross-posting this article, because it would probably interest quite a few here who still play 40k.)

Monday, February 13, 2017

ISIS Are Orks!!!

by SandWyrm


If you want some Orky inspiration, you need look no further than some of the crazy vehicles that ISIS has thrown together to conquer the Arab world with. Really? We can't stop these guys?

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Force Nods Off

by SandWyrm


Just got back from seeing Rogue One tonight, and I'm sad to say that it's not nearly as good as it could have been. While it beats any of the Prequels, I'm having a hard time deciding whether it beats out Return of the Jedi or not. Especially when it progresses so slowly that I was actually imagining a much better ending during the actual ending... never a good sign.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I Don't Like Playing Games for Fun, Apparently

By CaulynDarr


I basically want to destroy you with my brain while pretending to be someone else 
It's a quick little survey.  Interesting discussion fodder if nothing else.  Hasn't been much of that going on lately.

I'm not dead by the way, I just have a one year old...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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