Friday, March 30, 2012

Will Digital Publishing Destroy The Local Game Store?

by SandWyrm

As Privateer Press gears up to release War Room for the iPad this April, with it's integrated rules and army builder; should we be scared of it's effect on the profit margins of the local game store? Digital 3D printing is an obvious future threat (or opportunity) to anyone selling model kits, but are gaming books actually more important to their bottom line?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Is GW Walking Away From Us?

by SandWyrm

The news is starting to hit that GW is canceling it's Throne of Skulls event and tournament circuit after this year. The more disturbing question, so far unanswered, is whether they're going to cancel all prize support for tournaments. Even local ones.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What Do I Consider Cheating In 40K?

by SandWyrm

I was asked in a comment to my 'Ard Boyz article to describe just what I consider to be cheating in 40K.

Look And See: What GW Could Be

by SandWyrm

Let's talk websites. Specifically, what Battlefront does with theirs vs. the fail that is the Games Workshop website.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Clan Has Herpes... And Other Players Too

by SandWyrm

After posting my story about the awesomeness of my upgraded E-75, I got invited to join a World of Tanks clan. The 'Oddballs'. That sounded appropriate enough. Having never played in a competitive clan environment before, the experience was a bit of an eye opener.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012


by SandWyrm

I finally got my E-75 upgraded to the 128mm gun tonight in World Of Tanks. Last game I killed 6 tanks, wounded 5 more, and took home 80K in silver! Life is sweet when anything less than a Maus runs away from you. :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ard Boyz Is Dead!!! Long Live NOVA!!!

by SandWyrm

It looks like we can blame GW cost-cutting and the departure of some long time North American executives for the move, which I think is positive for the hobby in every way. Having gone to the semi-finals twice, I can attest that it epitomized the type of event that hurts the image of competitive play in the eyes of the general 40K player base. It was the only tournament I've ever been to where I've been routinely cheated and bullied. Both by the players, and in one case, the store we played in.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Archives Are Finally Up

by SandWyrm

We've had the Color Theory Archive Up for a few years now, but I've finally bitten the bullet and compiled archives for the other major types of posts we do here. They're at the top-right. Enjoy!

Re-Post: Sun Tsu And The Art Of Stupid

by SandWyrm

(sigh...) I suppose the 11-month reprieve in Sun Tsu quoting 'tactics' articles out in the blog-o-sphere was too good to last. With the general downturn in 40K morale/interest pre-6th, the stupid is starting to surface again. This time in the form of an article on Fantasy. Next we'll start seeing meaningless lateral-thinking articles. Oh wait, that's happened too.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One Forty Five... What?

by SandWyrm

GW spammed my inbox with an advert for their '145 trailer' this morning. Yeah, um. We all figured out what it was 2 days ago guys.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Finishing My Desert Hills

by SandWyrm

Time to finish up those desert hills I started making for Flames of War.

Making Flames-Appropriate Hills

by SandWyrm

The weather's been NIIIIIIIIIIIICE the last couple of days, so I thought I'd have a go at making some Flames of War scaled hills out in the garage while the kids ran around in the sun.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pardon The Mess...

by SandWyrm

We're in the process of updating to a new, cooler, blog template.

UPDATE: All done now! Let us know what you think of the makeover.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Product Review: Chapterhouse Turrets

By TheGraveMind

I had purchased 3 sets of the turrets from chapterhouse to use on my razorbacks for the Indy GT. I decided to buy the Storm Raven turret set because it had the weapon options I needed, but was a few bucks cheaper.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Building A Herman Göring Panzerkompanie

by SandWyrm

Stelek's been making 2000-point Late War American 3rd Infantry Division lists from the 'Dogs And Devils' book lately. So it's only fair that I see what I can come up with to defeat his 'undefeatable' defensive infantry formations. To do that, I'm going to need a German tank list to work from. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Caption Contest: "UM... HELP BROTHERS?"

by SandWyrm

Took this pic at the Indy Open of ScottyDon't's Dred taking on more than it could handle. Let's see what captions you all can come up with!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Indy Open: Renaissance Man (Best Overall)

by SandWyrm

The award for Best Overall (Renman) player at the First Annual Indy Open went to...

Damn You Patrick!!!

by SandWyrm

The Gauntlet has been thrown down. Not only did Patrick get 8 British tanks painted since last week, but they look damn nice too.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Indy Open: Final four

by: farmpunk

Here's part of what you've all sort of been looking for. Now you can stop texting me about teh hawt new sexah lists at the top tables at the Indy Open.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bow Down Before Your New Robot Overlords!

by SandWyrm

Bow down before your true masters filthy human scum! For Hans Krueger's Necrons have taken Best General at the first annual Indy Open GT!

Indy Open: Last Round

by SandWyrm

Guard vs. Necrons for the final.

-Posted from my iPhone

Indy Open: Day 2

by SandWyrm

Top tables are Guard, Grey Knights, and 2 Necron Players.

-Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Indy Open: The Armies

by SandWyrm

I didn't get photos of every army at the Indy Open, but I did get good pics of about half of them. Enjoy!

The Indy Open: Day One

by SandWyrm

Whew! What a day! The Indy open kicked off this morning, and we got to see what a big 64-Player GT looks like in Indianapolis. Here's some shots of the venue, tables, prizes, and the buffet.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Five Dollar Air Support

by SandWyrm

I've been wanting to try out the new improved Aircraft rules in Flames of War, but I've not had any aircraft to do it with. The new 3rd Edition rules only require one plane model to represent all the planes in a flight (1-3 depending on the roll), but Battlefront is still selling their planes in boxes of 3 for $40-50. Ouch!!!

So I decided to head over to the local Hobbytown USA and check out some other options.

The Indy Open: and here we go!

by: farmpunk

Well Gang! The day is here. The tank is clean! The Sun is shining!

The Indy Open is upon us!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

An Admech... iPod Charger?

by SandWyrm

This concept for a breath-powered iPod/iPhone charger has to be seen to be believed!

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