Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Does 40K Have Too Many Actors?

by SandWyrm

The question sounds strange, sure. But it's a simple one. Does 40K have too many discrete units (actors) to comfortably keep track of over the course of a typical game?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Battle Report: German Panzers vs. Russian Infantry

by SandWyrm

Jerry, the owner/manager of Games 2D4 offered me a game this week, so I put together a 2K mid-war list and headed over the the store on Saturday. Jerry has been playing Russians lately, so I wasn't too surprised to see him pull out a big Red Army infantry list when I got there. Having already faced the T-34 onslaught earlier this week, I was eager to see what it was like to face a big Russian infantry horde at 2000 points.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Battle Report: Sandwyrm's Panzers vs. TheNeverThere's T-34's

by SandWyrm

So how did I do vs. TheNeverThere's horde of 21 T-34 tanks? Read on and see!

Pics: TheNeverThere's T-34 Horde!

by SandWyrm

I went down to the North Store last night and had 2 games against TheNeverThere's Russian tank horde. I'll detail the results in my next post, but I wanted to show off some pictures of TNT's T-34's first.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Getting Ready To Face The Horde...

by SandWyrm

Hopefully, TheNeverThere has finished assembling his 21 T-34s to a playable state for tonight's game. Here's the 1450-point German Panzerkompanie that I'll be trying to hold them back with.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2" Smoke Templates For Flames Of War

by SandWyrm

Here's some handy smoke templates that you can print out to represent direct-fire smoke in Flames Of War. Yes, in Flames you get to fire smoke rounds and smoke bombardments. Which is how Farmpunk screws over my Tigers. It doesn't matter what that huge 88mm gun can do if you're blind. :)

Tyranid second wave finally? (confirmed)

By TheGraveMind

It seems these rumors were correct and there are now leaks to WD pictures of the new Tyranids (and space wolves but what ever :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Easy Objective Markers For Flames Of War

by SandWyrm

I've gotten sick of using artillery bases for my objectives in Flames, so I've come up with some nice print-and-go objective markers for our local players.

Know Your Foe - Vehicles

By Anonymous Foodie


Whether you're a competitive player or a beer and wings type, we can all take a lesson from our favorite PSA's...

Hobby: Texturing Desert Bases

by SandWyrm

Here's a nice little method for texturing a model's base to simulate rocky desert terrain. I'm using it on my Afrikakorps Germans, but it would work just as well for 40K models. In fact, it's much the same method that I used to make the rocky 'snow' on the base of my Emo-Wing test model.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

40K Seems So... Weird Now

by SandWyrm

I headed over to Games 2 Die 4 this afternoon, hoping to get in a game of Flames, but it was not to be. I hadn't known that John was going to be running a 500-point 40K mini-tourney today. So the tables were already covered with 40K-Style terrain in anticipation. While I didn't play in the tourney (had to leave by 3:00), I did pull out the Blood Angels and play a couple of good games of 40K against Spag and TheGraveMind.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Indy Open: Almost Here!

by: farmpunk

I'm getting excited about the Indy Open being two weeks away. There are only a few slots left open to register for you slowpokes out there!

The Russians Are Coming!

by SandWyrm

TheNeverThere was at the North Store this past Wednesday; watching as I beat up Farmpunk with my Panzers. He had a little something with him to show off.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine Day!!!

by SandWyrm

Be sure and give tanks to those you love. Or at least your mutually beneficial allies. :)

Indy GT test run.

By TheGraveMind

Last Weekend (the 4th) was a tournament held by Indy 40k that was structured as the Indy open, to get a feel for it, and even used missions from the mission packets. There was a pretty good turnout of around 20ish people, and some of the toughest in the local crowd. Here is my take on how it went down.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Revisiting Black Templars

By Spaguatyrine

After reading the 40k novel Helsreach, which was incredibly awesome and my favorite in the new 40k series, and playing against black templar armies in the last few tournaments I decided to buy the codex. I found a codex for $17 at an old comic shop in Evansville.  As I am looking and studying the codex a lot of interesting options are jumping out at me....

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sisters of Battle suprise me!!!!!

By Spaguatyrine

I played a game with a player in Evansville named Dave.  We wanted to get a game in at 2,000 points. And I can tell you that they surprised me.....

Review: Zveda Panzer II

by SandWyrm

So there I was at Hobbytown USA, fruitlessly looking for more Tamaya desert-colored spraypaint, when I accidentally found that they carry 1/100 Zveda sets! Mostly it was Soviet Armor, with a few planes and rocket trucks. But they did have a couple of German vehicles such as the Pz38 and the PzII. So I grabbed a Panzer II and brought it home. What did I get for my $5.00?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Conversion: PzIII-G to PzIII-L

by SandWyrm

My Panzer III tanks from the Plastic Soldier Company have been getting some disapproving looks lately from the regulars at G2D4 because they don't really look like the "L" versions that I'm using on the field. So I decided to go ahead and convert them properly.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Why Good Primer Matters

by SandWyrm

My 2 Boxes of Panzer IV's from the Plastic Soldier Company finally came in last week. Once I got them assembled, I wanted to primer all of my tanks so that I wouldn't be staring at bare plastic and metal during my games. My usual primer, Tamaya Neutral Gray, hasn't been in stock at the local hobby shop lately, possibly because of the Tsunami that hit Japan. So instead I bought some Testors Semi-Gloss Primer (for half the price). Big Mistake!

Battlefront Shows GW How It's Done

by SandWyrm

In case you haven't heard, the new edition of Flames Of War is now upon us. Giving Battlefront a chance to show GW how to properly release a new game edition. Let's list some of the ways they rock...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tyranid second wave finally?

By TheGravemind

So the supposed rumor is that there will be a second wave release of models in the next month or so. Now I normally don't care/follow the rumors that much, but this time in involves tyranids, and it seems to have a little evidence behind it.

Indy Open GT practice tournament February 4th!!!!!!

By Spaguatyrine

Weines is running a primer tournament this coming Saturday for anyone wanting to practice some of the Indy GT missions.  You can find the information HERE . 

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