Saturday, June 30, 2012

Something *else* that needs to be said

by Anonymous Foodie

There's been so much hubbub about allies, fortifications, and 6th in general that I wanted to chime in somewhere that wasn't a cluttered reply board, cause it makes me feel all fancy inside.

Friday, June 29, 2012

6th Edition Allies: The Actual Book

by SandWyrm

After all the gnashing of teeth earlier this week over my reactions to the allies rumors, I can finally react to the book itself.

6th Edition: Stuff I Don't Mind

by Sandwyrm

As I figured, I'm finding less stuff to gripe about in the basic non-(flyer/allies/fortification) rules in 6th. So in no particular order, here's the stuff I either don't mind or actually (gasp!) kind of like.

Broken In 6th: Fortifications

by SandWyrm

Someone has been kind enough to share their early copy of the 6th Edition rulebook with me, so I immediately looked up the rules on Fortifications. Ruh Roh Shaggy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

500 point combat patrol list. Is this too over the top? You pick which list I play!

By Spaguatyrine

We are having a combat patrol tournament to celebrate the end of 5th and the beginning of 6th this Friday night at Games 2Die4. 3 rounds of 5th and 2 of 6th after 12:01 am of course.  My last combat patrol list had 4 thunderwolves and was over the top for 500 points. So I thought I would throw out 4 lists and let you all choose which one I play.

Tease me the right way

by: farmpunk

We all like a good teaser. Something to tempt us, let us know what is coming, and what to expect. Something to excite and entice us.

This Is Hard But... I Need To Apologize

by Sandwyrm

I've long been very critical, especially these last few months, of a certain company and it's CEO. Well, it's time to apologize. I was wrong about them. They're much smarter and more customer-focused than I thought they could be. After finally seeing a demonstration their newest product, I'm actually excited and am looking forward to it's impending release!

Acht Acht! Who's There?

by Sandwyrm

I finished painting up my German 88 Platoon last night. Or, as I like to call them, my Kraut Rail-Guns. In the right circumstances, they can carve up an entire Sherman platoon in one turn. :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Something That Needs To Be Said

by SandWyrm

In reply to Hulksmash's comment to my last post.

Piecing the puzzle

by: farmpunk

I'm catching bigger and bigger bits 'o information about 6th ed, and I thought I'd share some interesting tidbits about allies, since wild rumors and hearsay from under the cloud of silence is so good for everyone.

How 6th Could Fracture Us

by Sandwyrm

Dodger3 had an interesting comment amidst the firestorm of my last post that I think needs to be addressed more fully.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Contest: Broken Allies Combos In 6th

by Sandwyrm

Ok, so if I understand the latest rumors correctly, at 2000 points you can take a 2nd FOC, and allies may actually be in addition to this. So... let's see what broken combos we can come up with. I'll start us off.

Shürzen Conversion Photos

by Sandwyrm

Redscorps asked for some close-up photos of my Panzer III Shürzen conversions. So here ya go!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Pretty Painted Parade Of Plastic Panzer Platoons

by Sandwyrm

Say that 5 times fast. :)

Nothing gets me painting like a Tourney! So with my first Flames of War tournament coming up next weekend at Games 2D4, I've been beavering away on my German army. So far I have the tanks done and every thing else is in various states of completion.

Army Angst

By Outremer

It's been a bit of a rough week.  Forgive me if I ramble a bit here. . . trying to get my thoughts sorted out!

Friday, June 22, 2012

What I really want for 6th edition...

by Anonymous Foodie

So if you haven't noticed yet, there's been a fair amount of netspeak about the pending 6th edition.  With most everyone on about what they want (or don't, for that matter) out of the new rules set, I figured I'd throw my two bits in.  So what do I really want to see?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

OMG!1!!! New art trailers for 6th ed!

by: farmpunk

yeah. so GW's tack at marketing 6th ed is ramping up. New shinys for you guys to gaze upon.

Breaking 6th Edition's Detachment Rules

by Sandwyrm

So Tasty has released another rumor, though this one comes with a long CYA statement. So take it with plenty of salt. But unlike the other rumors I'm less horrified by this one than I am intrigued. Though maybe I really should be more horrified than I am. :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Awe... GW Loves Me!

by SandWyrm

In the absence of an actual 6th Edition rulebook to look at, I might as well dive into the well of unsubstantiated rumors and see what lovely gifts GW is giving me in a few weeks. Well, specifically my Sang Guard army. By all accounts my Tau will have to remain on the shelf for a year or two yet. But as long as I don't mind playing Space Marine: The Game 40K, there seems to be some good stuff coming for the Emo Wing.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Open The Pod Bay Doors Please HAL...

by Sandwyrm

You know, this is why humans need to go up into space. Because sometimes you just need to screw around with what's possible and create something unique. That requires time, some boredom, and nobody looking over your shoulder while you play with the expensive toys. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

We're giving away an entire army!

by wienas, from
That's right. You read correctly.  We will be giving away an army as one of the many prizes at the Tournament of Championships on the 21st of July.  I wanted to talk about some of the great prize support that we are able to give away this year.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tippcon 2012 Lafayette, Indiana

By Spaguatyrine

Tippcon went well for the newly revealed grey knights.  But how did it end up......?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

We've Complained About The Missions, But...

by SandWyrm

Yeah, we're still playing Flames of War just about every week. Though we haven't been blogging about it much. Currently, Farmpunk and I are practicing for the big tourney at the end of the month.

Dear Guy Who Sculpted the Techmarine. . .

By Outremer

I hope you die in a fire.  A really hot one.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Getting ready for Nova and 6th edition. Space Wolves vs Grey Knights

By Spaguatyrine

So as I get ready for the Nova Invitational and GT the big question is do I really take the new shiny Grey Knights or the old new Space Wolves?

Upcoming: 2-Day Flames Of War Tourney!

by SandWyrm

Hey Flames of War fans! I just found out on Saturday that Games 2D4 is having a 2-day, 5-round, Nationals qualifying, Flames of War tournament on June 30th and July 1rst.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

GW GOES DIGITAL... and blows it!

by SandWyrm

So GW shocked me yesterday. They've actually released a slew of iPad Apps, including a fully updated Codex: Space Marines. Unfortunately... well they still don't 'get' digital.

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