Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Indy Open! Sign up now!

by: farmpunk

There's another deadline approaching for getting into The Indy Open! On Jan 7th, Pre-registration pricing is over! It's time to get registered for the low price of $40. The date of March 3-4th isn't too far out!

It's kind of a crazy price to get into a 64-man GT.

so What is this Indy Open GT I've been talking about?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Panzer III's From The Plastic Soldier Company

by SandWyrm

Mrs. SandWyrm pulled a fast one on me for Christmas. The Panzer III's that I had ordered from the Plastic Soldier Company finally arrived last Friday. But she secretly hid them from me and wrapped them up as a present. Then she made me guess what the present was before I could open it.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Talos Pain Engine. Better than expected!!!!!

By Spaguatyrine

I have had 6 games with my dark eldar and have been pleasantly surprised by the Talos Pain Engine.  Most people will tell you not to take this model because he is slow, has random attacks and his ballistic skill 3 isn't good enough.  Well I say bah humbug to that!

Monday, December 19, 2011

It's been 3 already?

by: farmpunk

theBack40K been around 3 years today.

Which seems weird to me. It's a long time, and yet not such a long time all at once. And yet, it's time for the birthday / anniversary post again.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last Day Of My Tallarn Auction

by SandWyrm

This is it. In a little under 9 hours, someone will walk away with my wonderfully painted Tallarn IG Tournament army. Come on 46 watchers. Now is the time to make your move. Or are you going to let one of the best looking IG armies in the world get away from you without a fight?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Lifting Of The Veil...

by SandWyrm

In Greek, the word 'Apocalypse' literally means 'The Lifting Of The Veil'. Well, it's just about Apocalypse time for Games Workshop. Their whole comfortable little world is about to be turned upside down by the advent of cheap 3D printing. We'll then see whether GW can remove the mask from it's eyes and adapt to this new reality.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

So... Who Wants To Buy A Nicely Painted Army?

by SandWyrm

Alas, the time has finally come for me to say goodbye to the Tallarn 13th. If I can get a good price for it, that is. I'll be putting them up on eBay later today.

Apoc At Games 2D4

by SandWyrm

Went down to Games 2D4 for a game today, but everyone was either down in Bloomington at a tourney or playing in a HUGE FRIGGIN GAME OF APOC.

Enjoy the pics. :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Working Up An Afrikakorps List

by SandWyrm

That Free North Africa Tiger List that MCT posted a link to yesterday is just about perfect for what I want to do. So I've been working on formulating a 2000 point army around it.

Trying to stay away from Psyflemen Dreads...but...can't.....

By Spaguatyrine

Psyfleman Dreadnought, Front

As I continue to work on my Grey Knights I have tried to stay away from the awesome sauce that is psyflemen dreads.  But!!!!.......I....just.....can't.....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Smoulderings Of War...

by SandWyrm

The US Snail delivered my Tigers yesterday. So after some quick (and very minimal) assembly, Farmpunk and I had a game down at the North Store after the D&D crowd left.

The things that keep me coming back

by: farmpunk

So what's keeps me interested in GW stuff?
Necromunda. and Blood Bowl.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stealing another's post

By Chambers


So it is no secret that I post less frequently than the rest of the writers here, I would like to blame school for that. I haven't had the opportunity to touch my toy men since the hard boys semis at the beginning of the semester.
Yep, this semester has been a wild ride which I can thankfully finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Emo ranting aside when I got the chance to indulge in a little pre-turkey debauchery with Chosen1.
I jumped at the chance.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Last Of My Dwarfs Are Now For Sale

by SandWyrm

Time to clear out the rest of my Warhammer Fantasy Dwarf collection. Plus a few other things.

The Big Cats Are On Their Way...

by SandWyrm

Thanks to my recent eBay sales, I'm now officially starting up my German army collection for Flames of War with the 5-Tiger box set. Rawr!

Sandwyrm back in the saddle again!

By Spaguatyrine

December 3rd, 2011 was the day Sandwyrm got back in the saddle and joined Scottydont in a team tournament in The Sage's Shoppe in Lafayette Indiana.  .......................................................

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Spaguatyrine's Nova Open interview with the 11th company

By Spaguatyrine

I received a request for a phone interview from the 11th company after my performance at the Nova Open Invitational and Nova Open GT, as well as my performance at Ard Boys.  Below you will find the link to the phone interview that discusses........

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Indy Open: March 3-4, 2012

by: farmpunk

I wanted to remind everyone that The Indy Open (a Warhammer 40K Grand Tournament) will be held in Indianapolis, on March 3rd and 4th!

We will have a 2,000 point 64-man, 6 round win/loss Grand Tournament, with Separate prizes for the best Painted army, Best General, and Renaissance Man (best combined Paint and Generalship). There is a three color minimum for this tournament.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another bag of bricks

by Anonymous Foodie

No, this isn't a Flogging Molly reference (as cool as that would be), but rather a quick look into an aspect of the hobby that, for various reasons, is often left out...


Friday, November 25, 2011

Spaguatyrine's First Dark Eldar Test Game against Necrons

By Spaguatyrine


So I got my first test game in next last week with a proxy army against a new necron player.  We were both new at both of our armies, but I was shocked by how the Dark Eldar performed in a positive and negative way.  I of course forgot a ton of dark eldar rules.  The game ended up with a win for the dark eldar, but I obviously have a lot of learning to do with them. I plan on getting a few games in tomorrow with them. As normal with a new army, I will make a full post after 10 test games.  If I was playing in the The Indy Open GT ..........

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stuffs For Sale!

by SandWyrm

It's time to clean out the basement again! This time I'm getting rid of my old Fantasy Battle Dwarfs. Plus some old Epic Scale Marines and my Warmaster Army.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Indianapolis Open GT

by: farmpunk

That's right folks. We're putting together the inaugural Indy Open. I first mentioned it a long time ago. Since then, several of us went to some big GT's (NOVA and Adpeticon). Spaguatyrine took the helm, with help from the community.

now we're on.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It is that time of year.

By TheGraveMind

That time of the year has begun. Where, in Indiana; the weather changes every day, the gloom of winter hangs overhead, and the relatives start asking what you want for the holidays.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Anti Grey Knight Tactics with Space Wolves-Part 2

By Spaguatyrine

In part 1 we discussed:

The types of predominant lists
Tactic #1 Psychic defense against grey knights
Tactic #2 Removing their psychic protection
Tactic #3 Reducing the amount of power weapons before assaulting

In part 2 we will discuss.......

Thursday, November 10, 2011


By TheGravemind

I don't condone violence. (Actually I do. so bring it!)
It seems yesterday we made it to 400 followers, and by the time I put this up, we've made it to 401! Ya growth! We wanted to thank everyone out there for reading along and sharing the hobby along with us.

I know Spagautyrine may be moving away from our local scene, but I'm sure he will share many juicy battle reports as he gets them.

I'm hoping we can pull Sandwyrm away from World of Tanks long enough to finish his painting tutorial for his beautiful Emo-wing.

I'll try to chime in myself with my own perspective on things and some of my Tournament reports as I take on new foes in interesting places.

I hope we have brought you many fun and interesting articles and we would like to give you many more. Thank you all!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Combat Patrol Tournament Report

By TheGraveMind

I attended the Indy40k's 500 point combat patrol. I was the last one to show up and made it 13 attendees I believe. There was BA, BA, Daemons, Wolves, GK, GK, GK, Orks, Orks, IG, IG and some stuff. I ended up 3rd place, going 3-1-1 for the day. You can check out the Indy40k's write up here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anti-Grey Knight tactics with Space Wolves

By: Spaguatyrine 

As Grey Knights continue to increase as a strong army, do the Space Wolves have what it takes to beat the Grey Knights? 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Using a Smooth File

By TheGraveMind

I didn't realize how much I missed this thing until I lost it. I had looked all over the place, and I was just about to go buy another one when I finally found it in the bottom of a box. You would think it is just another file, but I fell in love with this when I started using it. It is by Revlon, I got mine for $4. This file also smooths as you use it. Normal files are fine for the most part, but can/do leave a gritty sand paper like texture. The real difference is when using it on metal models. It really is a must, especially for tanks. The only down side is it is larger than a normal nail file, so getting small, hard to reach places is difficult. I've also used the edges to help make small curved grooves.

I figured I'd share this great product with people. I haven't really heard of anyone else using something like this. What does everybody else use? Exacto knife, sand paper?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spaguatyrine and Ard Boys failure

 By Spaguatyrine


So I drove all the way to little town Pennsylvania to play in the finals of Ard Boys......

Friday, October 21, 2011

World of Tanks: Is Windows Slowing You Down?

by SandWyrm

World of Tanks is especially slow/congested today, at least for me. My ping, which normally hovers at a steady not-great-but-ok 92 on AT&T's U-Verse was up around 129. Making everything stutter about and delaying my shot reactions more than usual. So I decided to see what I could do about speeding it up. Turns out, I was able to get it down to a smooth 65 ms with a simple tweak. Here's how:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The 'Leegranticus' Tank Destroyer

by SandWyrm

It's pretty interesting what you can find at model railroad shows.

Forge World Vets With Shotguns

by SandWyrm

I thought that I'd do a quick post to show you how my latest 40K project is coming along. I've now got 2 assembled squads of IG Vets with Shotguns using 4 Forge World Hardened Veteran upgrade packs that I bought at this year's Adepticon. Along with some Space Marine bits.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bloomington Tourney Report

By TheGraveMind

So I've been on a Tyranid roll lately, and I decided to bring them to the Bloomington tournament. I hadn't had the time to paint the last few models like I thought I would have. So Instead I just reprimed a lot of them as I've been meaning to update their paint.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Strange Feeling Is Coming Over Me...

by SandWyrm

I'm... I'm... actually getting (a bit) excited (well, more than a bit) by the idea of collecting undead robots!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Razorwing flocks!! That don't cost $12 each

by Spaguatyrine

Dark Eldar Razorwing Flock

I like the idea of razorwing flocks and looked at the price of $12 plus a piece I almost coughed up a lung!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Liquid Green Stuff Review

by SandWyrm

I'm currently working on putting together 2 squads of IG Veterans with shotguns using the Forge World upgrade kits that I bought way back at Adepticon. Anyone who's worked with FW resin kits knows how difficult it can be to fit them together properly. So hey! Why not give Citadel's new 'Liquid Green Stuff' a try?

Spaguatyrine: The beginning of my Dark Eldar challenge

by Spaguatyrine

So this is the beginning of my Dark Eldar Challenge.  As you know some of our readers here and people across the Internet don't feel Dark Eldar are a top tier army.  I intend to take that challenge.........

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Why so Serious?

by: farmpunk

Once in a while I actually do get smitten with a neat army idea, or a neat paintjob. When I went to 'ard Boys Semis, I saw some nice armies. One that got me in particular was the Joker themed Dark Eldar. Yep. Joker as the Archon, and Harley Quinn as Lilith.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Farmpunk Pulls The Trigger

by SandWyrm

Farmpunk and I were going to head down to Gamerz last night for some free Flames of War action, but we decided that it wasn't worth the gas or the 1.5 hours of round-trip driving to get there and back. So we headed over to the GP North instead. Where Farmpunk used his points to buy the FoW starter box.

Stelek and Spaguatyrine at Nova

By Spaguatyrine

So here is my shameless plug of me and Stelek at Nova.   Man look at that sexy beast!!!! On the right of course!!! Wanting to talk with Stelek about our different approaches to Space Wolves.........

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Space Marine

By TheGraveMind

Well, here is my review of the Space Marine game. It is a little late, but we'll just say I've been busy with school. I'm not one to normally write a review for a video game, but I'll try and keep in brief and concise. I had rented it for a week, so I'm writing as someone who has not fully played through the campaign or mastered the Multi-player.

Friday, September 30, 2011

My first Apocalypse game

By TheGraveMind

Well, a couple weeks ago was EvilTed/Archfiend's Birthday and we had an apocalypse game. It was my first apocalypse and it was an experience. I had a lot of fun, I killed orcs, and I saw titans in action. It was a  good day to play 40k.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tyranid to a Tournament

By TheGravemind

 Tyranids, yep, back again.  I took my bugs to the tournament last weekend and did well with them. I had decided to use some units that I haven't used in a while. I used carnifexes and warriors, I was going to use venomthropes but switched them out at the last minute.

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