Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Nova Open: Spaguatyrine's decision-Space Wolves or Grey Knights

By Spaguatyrine

How do I feel about the Nova?????

 As I prepare for the Nova Open in August, I am trying to get in 2000 point practice games with my 2 armies that have the best ability to perform at a high level.....

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Damn You Farmpunk!!!

by SandWyrm

I've finally been assimilated into the digital crack that is World of Tanks. Currently I'm slogging my way up the German tech tree and cursing those Americans for their superior light armor designs.

One day though, I shall have my Panzer IV... and then... my PANTHER!!! MuHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tournament Report: G2D4 Last Saturday

by SandWyrm

Contrary to popular opinion, I'm still playing 40K. I only took one week off to try out Kings of War; and another because I had daddy duties while Mrs. SandWyrm was out of town. So while I may be mad at GW and not be planning expansions to my forces anymore, that doesn't mean that I've retired.

Anyhow, I headed over to Games to Die For on Saturday to play in the tournament that Spag had hastily set up for those of us that had originally planned on going up to Kokomo. Before that event was pushed forward to next month.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

6th ed Rumblings

by Anonymous Foodie

I am going to say one thing about the current rumors of 6th ed...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Yes, There's MORE...

by SandWyrm

More 6th Edition rumors from Blood of Kittens (3rd Wave). The volume of these is simply staggering.

The New To-Hit Table?

by SandWyrm

As mocked up by The_Farseer MasterSlowPoke on the BoLS Lounge, based on the latest rumor dump.

Salt Warnings And All That... But Wow!

by SandWyrm

BoLS has a CRAP TON of additional rumors about 6th Edition up in their lounge (Edit: They're a re-post from Blood of Kittens). TWENTY-ONE PAGES WORTH when pasted into Word! Honestly, I got about half-way through them and skimmed the rest. With this much intricate detail, it's either the real deal or someone's autistic brother has WAY to much time on his hands. Really, it would take weeks to dream this up with the level of consistency that I see here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reader Email: IG Questions And Stuff

by SandWyrm

Jason Writes:
First off, I've enjoyed visiting your blog site (The Back 40K) for awhile now, and between it and your posts on Librarium Online, I have been happy to glean as much IG wisdom as possible.  A bunch of us locally are getting into 40k this summer, or like myself getting back into it after a long hiatus.  I like the feel of your lists and playing philosophy and it has certainly influenced the Mordian army I'm currently working on as it pretty much matches how I've wanted to play IG all along.  Although I admit I have a lot to learn in practical experience.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spaguatyrine finally loses to a blood angels player...kinda...

By Spaguatyrine

So I finally got a game in with Dustin from the southside.  We have just missed each other the last 8 months in tournaments and other playing times.   I only had 1.5 hours to play due to an important meeting for work and ....

In Defense Of Being Similar

by SandWyrm

With both Mantic and Privateer Press announcing direct 40K competitors recently, there's been a fair bit of grousing about how these companies should try and be new and/or different. Particularly regarding Mantic's released images of their "Marauders", which are superficially very similar to GW's "Orks".

When the Blase hits.

by: farmpunk

Ugh. I haven't written anything in a while. You see, It's become very hard for me to be interested in 40K for a while.

I've got the 40K blues....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rumors of 6th Edition

by SandWyrm

From 'rideroftheerk' on the Blood of Kittens message board...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Make up 40k tournament for June 25th at Games 2 Die 4

by Spaguatyrine

So with the reschedule of the tournament on June 25th, we have a new location...

Warpath: First Impressions

by SandWyrm

Yeah, I broke down and subscribed to Beasts of War (about $6/Month) so that I could download the alpha test rules for Warpath, Mantic's upcoming 40K competitor, from their members-only area. What's it like? Well, I've got some good news, and I have some bad news.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Forgotten Chapter

by SandWyrm

Here's an up and coming blog that I think deserves a mention. They've had a couple of pretty good articles recently and I really like the vibe there. Have a look:

Gamer DMZ tourney date change

by UberDark

There has had to be a date change for said tournament.  Due to some unforseen issues Gamer DMZ is rescheduling the tournament.  Everything about it is the same, but just pushed back one month.  Just post on here or email if you are in.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Kings Of War: Dwarves Vs. Undead

by SandWyrm

Mrs. SandWyrm is out of town again this week, so I had to get my gaming in on Sunday at the GP South. Where EvilTed (aka Archfiend of Dezdemon) was up for trying out Kings of War with his Undead. So I packed up my Dwarves and headed down to Greenwood.

New Sisters Of Battle Details

by TastyTaste

This is from TastyTaste's subscription-only rumor board over at Blood of Kittens. I'll just post the whole shebang here (whining included) and see what the community thinks. I don't much like Tasty, but he has been pretty accurate in the past with the Grey Knight release. So props for that. -SW

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Enduring Parking Lot Math-Hammer Mentality

by SandWyrm

I was digging through some 40K related files on my computer recently when I ran across this little number that I saved from back in '09 when the IG Codex was first released. It appeared as a post on Dakka Dakka that purported to be the perfect "core" for an IG army:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Kings of War: First Game

by SandWyrm

Farmpunk and I had our first Kings of War test game last Wednesday. How did it go?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kings of War: Dwarf Test Lists

by SandWyrm

Farmpunk and I are set to do some test games for Kings of War tonight using my (very) old (mostly) GW Dwarf collection. Rather than simply split the units I have evenly, I figured I'd make things more interesting by pitting one style of play against another.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kings of War: First Impressions

by SandWyrm

Given Mantic's recent announcement of Warpath. their forthcoming 28mm Sci-Fi game. I thought that I'd take a look at their current 28mm Fantasy war game, Kings of War. What's it like? How is it different from GW's games? Is it a compelling alternative?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mantic's Plans For Competitive Play

by SandWyrm

Here's an interesting interview from Beasts of War with Mantic's head honcho and Allessio (formerly of GW). The best parts are in the middle of the video where Kings of War and their 3-year plans for the game are discussed. While towards the end they tease us with Warpath, their sci-fi game which is coming in October of this year.

Finally, Some Real Hope!

by SandWyrm

I've been pretty down on the hobby lately, what with my disgust over GW's price increases, embargoes,  and the load of BS that is "FineCast". Oh, it melts in the sun? How wonderful! We should have charged even more for that!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Army carrying case, The box

by TheGraveMind

I wanted to share with everyone my Carrying case for my Blood angels. It started when my mother informed me that storage/organizer boxes were on sale at the local hobby supply store. So I stopped by and got some of various colors and used a few for my desk, and put the others downstairs for later. Well one day I happened to my LGS, and two gentlemen had just purchased new foam trays for additions to their army. As they were gouging out spaces for their models, I asked if they minded if I took these pieces. They didn’t mind as they were going to throw them away. I got a back from the front desk and gathered up spare foam. I took it home and I had a project on my hands.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The actual bane of Grey Knights

by Spaguatyrine

So I played eldar for the first time with Runes of warding and Eldrad with my Grey Knights.  I played against a great player named Aaron. I mean who isn't cool that is named Aaron.......

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