Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Just a quick drop in to spread some cheer! Everyone get off the blogs and spend time with the family today! (That's what I'm about to do, after downloading Cypher dataslate...)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tyranid models, new pictures leaked

By TheGraveMind

++Incoming Transmission++
Visual confermation, Xeno Assault Immanent.
Classification: Tyranids

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Voice From The Shadows

by: Chambers

Black Library released a supplement for Warhammer that brings one of the Fantasy Daemon Princes into the 41st millennium.

More After the Jump

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

FrostyCon 2014- 1st Qtr of the 2014 Indiana Tournament Circuit

By Spaguatyrine

The 2013 Indiana Champion ended up being yours truly through a tough battle in Lafayette.  I was able to bring home the trophy for Tippcon also.  2014 will begin the 4 major tournaments of the Indiana Tournament Circuit.  4 different tournaments that grant immortality on the Winners Cup.  Will there be a new champion?  Will you get your name on the cup?  Or just have a great time.  With FrostyCon there are some much desired changes that you the players have been asking for..

Each Side belongs to one of the tournaments listed below.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Go Make A 3D Printed Spaceship...

by SandWyrm

If you head over to the Sandboxr website, they have a web app up that will let you (after creating an account) assemble your own custom 3D printed spaceship. Using any combination of Ender's Game themed parts and colors.

Welcome to the future. Prices are a bit high, but the models come in full color, no painting required.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bits search; chaos head

By TheGraveMind

I'm looking for 30+ of this bit. It is a standard Chaos marine helmet. I'd prefer to do a trade, I have tons of tyranid, Marine, and chaos bits. I also have a good amount of Dark eldar, Eldar, and Tau bitz to trade. I'd accept any amount I can get. I'll buy and work out shipping if the quantity dictates.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Big Fish Smell Blood...

by SandWyrm

The Chapterhouse vs. Games Workshop case is getting interesting again. Settlement negotiations have broken down, GW's top lawyer has just left the company, and a new high-profile law firm is circling the case. All indications are that CH is intending to appeal, and turn this case into a landmark IP decision with broad-reaching effects on more than just our little hobby industry.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Indiana 40K Championship

By Spaguatyrine

November 2nd and 3rd is the weekend where the Indiana Championship will happen....Will your name be engraved on this?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Here comes the Titan!

By Spaguatyrine

A nice look at a chaos warhound titan I won at Feast of Blades.  The detail is amazing.  I like ....

GW's Golden Girls

by SandWyrm

So like most folks, I didn't really 'get' why GW would release a $40.00 copy/paste Sisters Of Battle Codex. One that you could only view on an iPad. Then it hit me. They don't actually expect us to buy it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Quick hit on Feast of Blades

By Spaguatyrine

Driving back from Denver, I thought I would send a quick update about Feast of Blades.  I will do an in depth write up later.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

3D Sculpting too coarse?

By Chambers
H. R. Giger eat your heart out

In many of the debates I have read here, and elsewhere, regarding 3D printing one of the most common criticisms is the inability of 3D printers to achieve any kind of fine detail.  While this is not ready for prime time yet we might have turned the corner, an entire room was sculpted using 3D printing.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cool Pic Of A Giant Robot

by SandWyrm

I have no idea where this is from (Japan?), though the quality of the lighting makes me think it's a real-world attraction of some sort. Wish I could see it in person. :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I see players coming back to 40K .....By Spaguatyrine

By Spaguatyrine

This past Saturday as I was driving up to Games 2 Die 4 to get in a practice game I noticed a ton of cars in the parking lot...

Monday, September 16, 2013

For The Stock Experts Out There...

by SandWyrm

This statement popped up on GW's investor relations page a few weeks ago. My assumption is that this is listing a series of block trades. But as Options awarded to employees, not to/from third parties. Am I right? I know we have some investment experts in our readership.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Feast of Blades Preparation-What list to bring????

By Spaguatyrine

Feast of Blades is coming up next month and I am torn again on what to bring to the party.  The new Space Marine Codex just came out and there are a ton of options.  My Eldar/Tau list did very well at Nova as seen here.

But I am torn as ........

Friday, September 6, 2013

2013 Nova Invitational Champion-Against the Odds...

By Spaguatyrine

I walked up to the final championship table that had just two games earlier seen Justin Cook a virtual unknown beat Ben Mohlie, ETC member, and winner of WarGamesCon for The Nova Open Grand Tournament Championship, and the game before Where Jesse Newton knocked out my good friend Brett Perkins.

Comments of, "He's gonna get smashed", "Good Luck he's going to need it!" , coming from the crowd.....

Sunday, September 1, 2013

GW Crosses The Rubicon... Or Something

by SandWyrm

Local Ork pointed this craziness out over on YTTH. So I put it in picture form. It's got to be some kind of defining event in GW history.

(EDIT: New Generic Captain comes with 2 heads as well. So no difference there. Picture updated.)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A bit of new Space Marine bitz

By TheGraveMind

 So GW's site has been down, or low, or not loading, depending on which direction the wind is blowing. I managed to get on after waiting 10 minutes for each page to load. I went ahead and saved some pics, so people can see some of the new potential with out having to suffer like I did.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Something Unusual, & Something Interesting...

by SandWyrm

Here's a couple of things that I saw yesterday that are very interesting. The first is that Farmpunk & I went to the North Store to play Flames yesterday, and saw that they'd marked down about 15-20% of their GW boxes and Finecast blisters. The brand new Eldar Wraithknight has already been marked down to $99.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Twas A Defeat... But What A Defeat!

by SandWyrm

I love my DMax! Only other 8-kill game I had was a last-round-of-ammo victory with my Marder II. Would have been 9 kills this game if I hadn't shot wide at that KV before a Hellcat snuck up on my flank. Oh well... I still made bank. :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Take A Look At This...

by SandWyrm

A good friend of mine does illustration work for Battletech, amongst other things.  Well, he recently bought a 3D printer. Here's his first original creation. It's called the 'Master Blaster', and is only 5.25 inches tall.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Tyranid Conundrum

By Anonymous Foodie

With a flash of rumors hitting the scene, it's time to start thinking about my first love - the Tyranids, and one of the things that has plagued them throughout the editions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Gencon: Malifaux, Dust, Flames, Wargames Factory, & Games Workshop

by SandWyrm

Now that I'm back from 4 exhausting days at Gencon, I thought I'd start off by sharing some of the minis that each vendor was showing off.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Top players in Indiana? Then there was one.. Indiana 40k championship November 2-3

By Spaguatyrine

Custodes Imperialis
Chris is running an event to determine the top 40k players in the State of Indiana and surrounding area.  Anyone can be a part of this tournament.  The details are


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I feel I'm missing something

by: farmpunk

So it's Gencon time, and that usually means Mrs. farmpunk  wants to see me sell off some of my old stuff to allow me to attend Gencon.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tau power; Codex or Edition

By TheGraveMind

When the Tau codex first came out, I heard a lot of trash talk. But after playing some games with my tau (pics soon) and also against tau I can tell you they are here to stay. Considering their battle brother allies are going to be the two newest books out, Tau will have all the new shiny toys to play with. It has really made me consider the strengths of the Tau book.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

GW Financials 2013: The First Five Pages

by SandWyrm

There's been a lot of speculation this year about what's up with GW's sudden explosion of new products. Some folks thought that GW had finally woken up and seen the money that they were leaving on the table. Some others thought that GW must be setting itself up for a sale (or Kirby's retirement); by pumping its numbers up as high as possible. But I took a different view... That GW was just doing what it had to do to prop up flagging sales after the general disappointment of 6th Edition. Turns out, looking at their just-released financial report, I was right.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Board Control; Mobility vs Durability

By TheGraveMind

You'll hear people say "Play the mission", but what does it mean? It means that 5 of the 6 missions are objective based and while it is fun to just kill everything you can, you need to be able to get to those objectives when the time comes. Generally an army isn't designed to do something like just kill everything, it will use some board control as well. While killing stuff naturally gives some control of the board, actually making the effort to get the upper hand can win the game. Generally this is done by two means, mobility or durability.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

All of the Shiniest of Things!

by Anonymous Foodie

In case you're not aware (and you may or may not be) Shiny Bits is having a bit of a conversion showdown...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tippcon GT Warmaster-How I learned to get better in 6th

By Spaguatyrine

Spaguatyrine here with a rundown of 2013 Tippcon Grand Tournament.  I came out on top against some great competition but learned quite a bit about 6th edition and how to improve my generalship skills.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tippcon aftermath

by TheGraveMind

This is my kind of xeno trophy

Tippcon was this past weekend. Since I used to go to Purdue, I couldn't pass on a chance to visit West Laf. I took my girlfriend with me to show her around while not playing in the tournament. While in numbers it wasn't as many people as I had expected, it was far more competitive with a lot of big names and top placers all in one room. I had brought a Nid list, so I was already losing some confidence from the go.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Number Crunching in: "My troops are better than yours"

by Anonymous Foodie

Foodie here, and despite working 50-60 hour work weeks *and* trying to coordinate a job/apartment search across state lines, I'm bringing you a little number-work and (hopefully) some food for thought.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A callout to Chicago-land gaming

by Anonymous Foodie

So here's the deal, kids.  Since last Summer (which, unfortunately, failed miserably) I've been looking at moving up to Chicago.  This time around things are looking far more feasible (see what more than a month of planning can do for you?).  All I need now is affordable rent and a job that pays halfway decent.... oy...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Why I Look For Failure

Andrew G. had a nice comment on my last post that sort of summarized the criticism I get. So here's a nice long reply. :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hot 40k Rules

OK, so it has been flaring all across the blogs, and I've been addressing it long before, so I wanted to bring it up here. I have two core rules I feel are being brought up and challenged. It all really started when tau came out, but with eldar now has come to full volume.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

GW Raises Prices Again... But This Time...

Well, like clockwork, the yearly GW price increase has come, as it always does. According to the spreadsheet I'm looking at though, they've done something that's pretty darn unusual for Games Workshop.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

40K turn based strategy?

by: farmpunk

I got wind of something interesting. Apparently, GW has entered into an agreement with Slitherine, LTD.

to produce a turn-based Strategy game based on Warhammer 40K...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tippcon coming up soon...Can I change my mind..?????

By Spaguatyrine

So Spaguatyrine here to try and get some approval from you bloggers to change my mind on my list for Tippcon.  I said I wouldn't play necrons or grey knights both of which I have done very well with at Adepticon, Nova, etc. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

June 1rst: K-Town Throwdown III

by SandWyrm

The next K-Town Throwdown is on the 1st of June. Here's the details...

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