Friday, December 18, 2009

Simply Amazing!

by SandWyrm

Despite the annoying marketing hype, I went and saw Avatar (in 3D) today. (more...)

I Have The Best Wife In The World!!!

by SandWyrm

Mrs. SandWyrm went down to the FLGS to get me my Christmas present yesterday. I had told her that she could pick between an army carry-case and a copy of Space Hulk for my gift. Well, she didn't didn't buy the game, but she did give it a good look-over. (more...)

1yr and counting

by: farmpunk

Well, The day has come.
The Back 40K is 1yr old now. It doesn't seem like it's been a year. (more...)

Friday, December 11, 2009

And Now For Something a Little Different...

by SandWyrm

Ever get tired of playing the same 3 missions from the 40K rulebook in your pickup games? Yeah, so do I. But GW won't have their new 40K mission book out until next March. In the meantime, here's a solution I found recently. It's a free fan-created missions book.

I haven't played any missions from the book yet, but they do look promising. Instead of the 3x3 matrix in the 40K rulebook that gives you 9 possible mission/deployment combinations, the DLT book gives you a 6x6 matrix that will allow for 36 possible combinations of mission/deployment. Plus another table of game modifiers. Plus a set of custom scenarios for each 40K army. Cool!

And these aren't bad missons either. They're very polished looking and have just enough restraint to keep them from going over the top. Check it out!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dark Wood glue and Sand for the win!

By: farmpunk

The local invitational was on the Nov. 21st, and I had a packed weekend of family stuff as well, followed by a short Thanksgiving week.

I took the same list I did last time. (Farmpunk's 1500pt WH w/IG tourney list) I like the list, and think it handles most conventional forces well. It's got some mean units, but little in the way of Close Combat, and residual psychic defenses from the Sisters.

I figured I'd need all the soft points I could get to do well, so I spent the night before the tourney with a bottle of wood glue, and sand.

I used toothpicks to smear wood glue for Dark wood on the bases, and dipped the bases in sand (from the particle filter on our old house's well), then set it aside to dry. On some of the bases, I went back after it was dry, and put some more glue and coffee grounds to look like areas of dark dirt in the sand.

Then, I went to the tourney the next morning. (more..).

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