Friday, October 29, 2010

Count Me In!

by SandWyrm

As some of you may know, Adepticon's registration website for 2011 went live this week. I've already bought my ticket to the 'con and the 40K championships. So I've been considering what else I want to do while I'm there.

News from the Dark City

by Anonymous Foodie

This just in from the bowels of the Dark City;  Dark Eldar are awesome.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Battle Report: Mech Guard vs. Vulkan Marines

by SandWyrm

I went down to the North Store tonight to practice with my new Guard list for the 1750 tourney in 2 weeks. Spaguatyrene was there with his two sons. One of whom was testing a Vulkan list for the tourney. So his dad set up a game between us.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thinking outside of T6; Troops

By TheGraveMind

Many people, myself included, have become bored/tired of tyranids because of the supposed monobuild that everyone runs. This isn't going to be a post telling you its a myth, cause I think it is one of the best tournament lists Nids can make. What I'm trying to get across in this post is that it isn't the end-all-be-all that everyone thinks, nor are the lists others make, simply going to the other extreme. Not taking hive guard, or Tyrannofexes, or what ever it may be, isn't the answer. Every army needs some melta or missile launchers. The trick is to not spam them, and not be so depended on them.
Today I'll be covering Troop choices and options.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My New 1750 Guard List

by SandWyrm

I hate playing 40K at 1750. 1500 is fine, and so is 1850. But 1750 has always been the level at which I end up with around 50 points that I don't know what to do with. The math just never seems to work out using my usual Vet-based force.

List Question: Tyranids

by SandWyrm

Hey SandWyrm,

It's Andrew again. I finally faced the music. As much as I hate to say it I'm forced as a nid player to shoot my guns at things.
With this recent development I made a new list that I'd like to run by you. What pushed me to this list was I wanted to win games, not just tie them.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Color Question: Eldar

by SandWyrm

Hey blog-o-awesomeness,

My name is George and I am a soldier currently deployed over in Afghanistan, but will soon be returning home to my addiction of plastic men after three months away. While deployed I have had the fortunate luxury of the internet and came across your color theory threads and I was blown away by the absolute amazing series of articles. I have been painting for most of my time in the hobby and just recently started to game at a competitive level. I attended adepticon this last year with my guard and because it was my first time I didn’t try to go all out with an amazing army display or competitive list, just really to have fun. Now that the mighty adepticon is upon us again I am planning a beautiful eldar army and will be going all out and pulling all the strings I can to get a great presentation for everyone to see.

Painting Question: Space Wolves

by SandWyrm

Love your blog and I love your articles about painting and color theory. It's a unique thing your blog has to offer so give us more!

So, I'm about to start a pretty mammoth space wolves project and I really want to make sure I get the colors right. I've started a test model and now I'm second guessing myself. The model actually looks great in person but after looking at these pics I'm wondering I have made a mistake in painting the grey on this model.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Upcoming Hive Fleet Indy Win/Loss Tourney

by SandWyrm

Here we go. A real competitive tourney! I'll be there with the Tallarn XIIIth.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My first spray

By TheGraveMind
So I decided I'm going to take a week or two off of gaming, and work on my army looks. For starters I have two drop pods, two land raiders, and a growing number of Rhinos that need to be painted. Once I get them all primed, I'm going to start painting them. Painting tanks is completely different from painting Monstrous creatures like I did with my tyranids, and I'll be honest, I'm struggling. So I'm cutting corners. I'm thinking of using an Airbrush.

So Sandwyrm covered his airbrush in a response to an email, back in the beginning of the year. But I've never used an airbrush before, and I ain't one of those city slickers with the compressors. I'm just a simple boy with some extra cash. So I went to the hobby store, bought a cheap airbrush set, and a can of propellant.

My main concern, is that instead of looking like I used one of these;

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More Dark Eldar and... WHAT THE...?

by SandWyrm

Well now, this is interesting! Seems the Dark Eldar will be getting a "2nd Wave" of releases just 2 weeks after the first release.

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Wishlist For 6th Edition 40K

by SandWyrm

Well, here we are 2 years into 5th Edition. Long enough to know what we do and don't like about the main rules.

It's also about the time that GW will begin deciding on the details of 6th Edition. So in the spirit of getting some ideas out there, I've compiled a list of the changes that I would like to see.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Upcoming Tourney: Lafayette Game Preserve

by SandWyrm

I found out yesterday from some players at Games 2 Die For that there's an upcoming 40K tourney at the Lafayette Game Preserve that I didn't know about. Everyone there was talking about the, um, interesting comp system that's being used.

Dark Eldar, Old and New

by Anonymous Foodie

In the days and weeks following the reports, then leaks, then actual viewings of the codex, the magical interweb lands have been buzzing with reactions, fits (of both glee and horror), and more and more pledging their allegiance to the Dark City.

Friday, October 15, 2010

My week of weak painting

By TheGraveMind

I present to you, Proteus. He was once a Captain of the 2nd company, and a promising Chaplain. Yes, in my fluff the Captains are pulled from the Chaplains. With the ongoing decent of the Plasma Drake chapter, He has risen first to the rank of Reclusiarch, but now also fills to role of Chapter Master. I've some what regretted not giving him a special pistol, but I think it has turned out ok. I tried to build and paint him around what I called a base angle. He is really meant to be looked at, as pictured above, and so I wrote his name there to reinforce it. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Upcoming Rogue Trader Tourneys in Fort Wayne

by SandWyrm

   This is Eric Bemus from the 'Ard Boyz up in Kendalville.  I just wanted to pass along the word that there are a couple RTTs up here in Fort Wayne, and thought you could pass the word along to the gamers in your area.  

Dark Eldar Pre-Orders Are Up!

by SandWyrm

Well now, I haven't seen this mentioned elsewhere yet, but while I was perusing the GW website today I noticed that the pre-order page for the Dark Eldar is now up. With nice high quality pics of all the new minis.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kill Team Hobby Event?

by: farmpunk

As we've been discussing Tournaments today, I thought I'd expand a little on an Idea I had on the drive to work this morning:
a Kill Team Tourney. It's a bit of an odd concept, but no more odd than team tourneys.

'Ard Boyz, Competition, and What I Like in a Tourney

by SandWyrm

The discussion going on in the comments to Wienas' last post have got me thinking about the things I like and hate about the tourneys I've gone to. Which I can't fit into a paragraph or two of comments. So I decided to dedicate a new post to them.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Team Tournament Results, Battle Reports, and Tournament Scoring

by wienas

It's been a while now, but many of us here at the Back 40k played in a team tournament hosted by the Hive Fleet Indy crew on the west side of town.

Angels and Wolves

By TheGraveMind

So attempting to clear some of my backlog before work. A couple weeks now, (man real life takes a lot of time), I got to face against Spaguatyrine's Space wolves for a long overdue game. There was only one outcome that could have happened.... I realized TWC are cheese! Well, they are powerful, but probably not a dairy product. Now we had found time to get our game in, but I had an arrangement later that evening, so we agreed to call time after around 2 hours.
Warning, Picture heavy long post!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Knowing da Rules

By TheGraveMind 

First note, It seems it has been a while since I posted last. I noticed this because the way the image uploader has changed on Blogger, not sure when that happened....

But I've been away, dealing with life, getting in as many games as I can trying to learn thy enemy... I mean learn how to play my marines. And this past week I've taken some time off and finally started painting again. I plan on posting some of those picture soon, after I get my battle reports finished.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

TWO! Two-hundred followers! Woo-Hoo-Hoo!

by SandWyrm

Nice! Looks like we doubled our followers in just 7 months. :)

Thanks to everyone who reads theBack40K! Once again, you're why we do this!

A Fine Looking Battle

by SandWyrm

It's been some 12 years since I first started my Tallarn Guard army in the Spring of 1998. But I can now say proudly that my 2K Mech Guard list is finally completely painted. Whew! Those last few Stormtrooper models were a real pain.

To celebrate, I took them down to the North Store hoping to finally get a game in with JB from Kokomo, who has the best looking Ork army I've ever seen. I lucked out, as he was there and anxious to play me. We set up the best looking table we could with the store's terrain and went at it. Fortunately I brought the good camera to take pics with.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Math-Hammer: Vendetta with Heavy Bolters vs. Vehicles (Corrected)

by SandWyrm

From Librarium Online:
Grats on the 1000th post! (On Librarium)

I've got a question for you: Do you still have your weapon/vehicle simulator? I'd be interested to know the stat dump on a vendetta with Heavy Bolters against different kind of vehicles, and the differences in kill/disable percentages.

Monday, October 4, 2010

List Question: Tyrannids

by SandWyrm

Hey SandWyrm,
It's Andrew from the game preserve, I play Tyranids (the red and tan ones) also the 4 raider space wolves. I wanted to throw my 2k tyranid list at you see what you think. Feel free to put it up on Theback40k I don't mind. As one of the few opinions I respect and accept I'd love to get your feed back.

Upcoming Tourney at Saltire

by SandWyrm

Looks like Saltire Games (East Indianapolis) is having a 40K tourney soon. Here's the info that was sent to me today.

Friday, October 1, 2010


by: farmpunk

Every so often, when 40K starts getting slow, and there's not a lot I'm excited about with the world of 40K, an old familiar hankering comes around. either do an Escalation league, or a campaign, or.....NECROMUNDA.

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