Monday, August 30, 2010

Come Devilsnaucht, the Horrors Play

by Anonymous Foodie

There comes a time, every few years, when the dark things run rampant, where creatures of shadow dance and play, and where the night can consume your very soul.

Yes, friends, I speak of that (semi) freak occurrence, Friday the 13th.

And no, I'm not about to dress up in a sweater and old had and claw at you in your dreams.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Color Question: Tau II, Electric Bluegaloo

by SandWyrm

In my last Tau color post, CaulynDarr commented:
I'd like to know what you think of the color scheme I've chosen for my Tau.
I didn't use exact contrasting hues from the color wheel, and ultimately chose colors that I thought looked good together. I wanted to use a darker color for the base armor, and a contrasting lighter color for select portions. My fluff reasoning for this is that the lighter color would naturally draw fire from vital areas to better armored nonessential ones. I used white sept markings on both armor sections to link them together, and used green for specific details as it seemed to pop more than any other colors without being too distracting.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Color Question: Tau Battle Suits

by SandWyrm

Dear SandWyrm,
I have a color question for you.  I am painting a Tau XV9 battle suit in the typical Vomit Brown (in my case VMC Medium FLeshtone) scheme.  But I wanted to add a bit more color so I started adding some Blue and Greys to sub-panels.  Although I like the colors a lot, I think it is making my model too busy.  I want to bring some uniformity back to the color scheme, but stay away from the mono-chromatic crisis suits the 'eavy Metal team uses.

Planning the Indy Open: Part 1

by: farmpunk

Some of us have been kicking around the idea of doing a GT here in Indianapolis for the last year or more. Mostly since the only GT within driving distance for us is Adepticon. I think people in the midwest need more options for event to go to.

Tutorial - painting blue armor

by Wienas

This method uses the following GW colors:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Armored Gopher Games Apocalypse event!

by: farmpunk

I got the following message from Loquacious at Armored Gopher Games in Urbana, Il.:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What Does A Competitive Army Cost - Revisited

by SandWyrm

We all know this is an expensive hobby. But we don't always add up the true costs of a competitive army, as most of us collect our forces over many years. I wrote an article last year that added up what my then-current 1500 point army would cost me if I had to replace it.

One of the questions I keep getting asked over and over again is how much the Emo-Wing costs compared to other armies. So I thought I'd figure it up for everyone and compare it to my IG.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Painting Prototype Complete

by SandWyrm

For those that don't know, Mrs. SandWyrm was in and out of the hospital all last week for Gall Bladder surgery and the unexpected complications thereof. So I haven't gotten to go gaming lately. Instead I've been painting up the last few models for my new 2K Imperial Guard List. I promised myself that I wouldn't start painting up the Emo Wing until I had them done.

But... while I was painting Stormtroopers, I couldn't resist starting on a Sang Guard model just to work out the final color scheme. You know, while the other models dried. One thing led to another, and well... I ended up finishing him tonight.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hive Fleet Indy: Upcoming Doubles Tourney

by SandWyrm

ATTENTION INDIANAPOLIS! We've recently received word that Hive Fleet Indy is planning on running a Doubles Tourney a little over a month from now.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stealing the Win (and the Battle Report)

by chambers:

Last Thursday I broke back into 40k after taking a break, and while I am still not looking to get involved in any hard tournaments I found my self looking forward to this next match with anticipation.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hive Fleet Indy 08-07-10 Tourney Pics

by: farmpunk

Here's a collection of various forces laid out for paint judging from this last weekend's tourney at Games 2 die 4. I'm missing 1 army, not sure where it got off to when I snapped pics. Above are my Girls ready for action on my prep board.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Battle Report: Sanguinary Guard vs. Thunderwolves

by SandWyrm

After seeing me kick butt in last week's game vs. Space Wolves in Raiders, Aaron (who ran last weekend's Hive Fleet Indy tourney) decided that he had see how a proper Space Wolf army would do against the Emo-Wing.

And by proper, he meant an army containing Thunderwolf Cavalry.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Painting Question: Nids

by SandWyrm

Chambers Asked:
For my bug army I am doing Hive mind peter built, thus the main colors are Red and white.
I thought that I would follow an inverse of Hive fleet Kraken with a body of blood red and a carapace/ teeth/ etc of bleached bone.  This leaves me to the question of the accent color(s), from your articles I am thinking that a shadow grey would be the correct color.  However GW uses a dark purple, am I missing something?  Or is there a better set of colors that you could recommend using the red/white base?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hive Fleet Indy Tourney: SandWyrm's Games

by SandWyrm

Today was the Hive Fleet Indy Tourney at Games 2D4 on the west side. In all, we had 16 players competing over $300 in various prizes. Here's how my games went down:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hive Fleet Indy 08/07/10 tourney scenarios

by: farmpunk

I got a call from

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My first Kill teams

By TheGraveMind 

I played my first game of Kill teams on Sunday. There were only a few people who had their full armies there, so after a while we gathered the people who had enough for kill teams, and it ended up being a 3v3 kill team game. Three Nid players vs 2 chaos and 1 BA marines. Yes, I had my Nids out that day, Seeing as my Marines are on the work bench.

Battle Result: Emo-Wing vs. Wolves

by SandWyrm

I had a good game tonight vs. a North Store regular who I'm nickname "Notdog". He had just won a game with his Nids and wanted to try his luck against the Emo Wing with his Space Wolves.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Project Space Marine

by Wienas

On my personal hobby blog (indy40k), I've started a series of tutorials chronicling the project that I'm currently working on.  Project Space Marine is an army consisting of 151 space marines, each from a different chapter.  The most recent tutorial is on the White Templars.  I'll repost it here:

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