Funny Things

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Leman Russes Aren't Fat. They're Big Boned

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

Just a quick Thursday night post...Cuz why not?

I've been thinking about tanks a lot lately. Leman Russes, in particular. Cuz they're awesome.
And yeah, yeah- I know: SinSynn's been 'thinking' again. This is never good.
Well...maybe I have been, umm...doin' that thing...that you just said, but maybe I haven't. So nyah.
Ok...wait. This post has gone awry in like, record time.
Hold on a sec. Lemme get my lil' N-Scale Train of Thought back on it's tracks...
Right. Like I was sayin'....

* In the grim darkness of the far future, we'll all be driving retro WWI tanky-tanks cuz apparently that's the only version someone actually made an STC for. If you squint it's not completely awkward lookin'...Sigh- yeah. Yeah it is *

I've also been building my Stormlord (that was what I was sayin,' right?), and wow- what an amazing kit. I literally got stuck just staring at the sprues, then fondling them for a while in an impure manner. Wadda friggin' monster that thing is, man (and yes...that is what she said. Boom). Ermahgerd, iz so sexy. 
The tank I mean.
Pervs. Sheesh.
-_- can't just go and grab any old Leman Russ variant, toss it into the mix, and expect to get a reasonable return on your investment without a plan. Like any other important unit in any other 40k army, due consideration must be given to synergy- how does this giant-ass, gun-toting beast of adamantium and plasteel fit into my army? Waddo I want it to do?
That's what I've been thinkin' about, and in a strange twist of fate I ran into a random fellow 40k hobbyist playin' World of Tanks the other night. We ended up chatting for quite some time about that old, quirky-lookin,' pug-faced, so-ugly-only-a-modeler-could-love-it, iconic Imperial hooptie, the Leman Russ.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Like a Boss- Exit Plan

Throughout the "Like a Boss" Series, I've talked about the realities of owning your own business and being your own boss. We've discussed a lot of issues surrounding starting up, talked about management, some operations and day to day issues as well as problems an owner can encounter.

What we haven't talked about is how (and when) to get out of business.

It might seem counter-intuitive to plan to close your business, but in my opinion it's an essential step. Knowing not only how to go about shutting down but also when to do it can be truly good for your planning process and how your overall operations work in day to day life.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Madness 9 - Giant Ships and more!

Some new victim members joining the fold today! 

Sons of Sotha  -- 40K. 

The blog is 18 months to 2 years old now and mostly 40k based, my chapter is the Scythes of the Emperor and I intend over the next few years to build and paint the whole chapter, I estimate this will be around the 8000 to 9000pt mark, I do occasionally embark on the odd side project when I get sick of all the black and yellow but never lose sight of the goal.

Nerds vs. Ninjas-   Warhammer 40k, Warmachine/Hordes, Flames of War, Bolt Action, Arena Rex, Kingdom Death: Monster, Dragon Ball Z, Painted Miniatures, This Geek's Week, Geek Rants, Unboxing/Review, Armylists

Waynedale Gaming-  Warmachine, Hordes, general gaming, issues of no consequence . 

We here at Team Waynedale Gaming (henceforth TWG) are self aware enough to know we are not God's gift to the internet (that honor is reserved for cat videos). Nonetheless, the lot of us enjoy creating content regarding our favorite factions, cracking lame jokes, and sharing our hobby experiences.  It's not special, but it's damn good.  Anyway, looking forward to that advertised sexual magnetism!

And now for the Giant ships that were advertised....

More after the jump...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

So...About Those Tyranids...

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I'm guessing a lotta folks are missing the part where I played 'Nids for two years, but I did.
I passed the army on to Loquacious' son TheBoy, in fact. Some of my earliest posts are about how broken up I was about the whole thing. I stopped playing 40k altogether for quite a while as a result.

In the interest of fairness, if there's anyone out there who would like to guest-author a post regarding how to build a successful Tyranid Army List (Synapse and Synergy are always the two most important things), or is interested in sharing some cool tactics, or heck- just wants to call me a big ol' hater, then hit me up via email:, and I will happily assist you in doing so.

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

So OhMyGawd there's so much I wanna talk about!
So much.
Firstly, I wanna thank everyone who took part in what turned out to be an excellent conversation in the comments on last week's post. Sometimes I feel like the world is teetering on the brink of madness (or maybe it's just me?), so I'm always so very grateful that I can retreat back here, to the House, just when I feel I'm about to lose my friggin' mind. Thank you all for showing up week after week and contributing to...ummm...I have no idea what to call this thing that happens every week, but hey- only here at the HoP, folks!

So...what to talk about?
(I feel obligated to mention that I've started and deleted three lengthy paragraphs. Clearly this is James- aka Beat Ronin's- dread influence. Damn his editing eyes -_-)

I'm halfway tempted to talk about the forthcoming Infinity ruleset, and I gotta get around to writing a post 'bout Chinese knockoffs (as suggested by Thanos) and bootleggin' stuffs in our hobby in general cuz I'm sure that's an interesting topic for debate...and I totally don't have like a hundred GW books an' Datathingies an' expansions on my smartphone...
Oh and you can bet I'll be bringing up Gamer's Rights and discrimination against our lil' subculture again, because I absolutely believe that's a subject with merit.

But right naow I needs to talk 'bout da Tyranids.
Stoopid Tyranids.
They're so awesome.

* SHUT...UP! What is dis and where do I get one? 0_o Very foul play, GW. Very foul indeed *

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Like a Boss: X+1

Last week I talked about planning, and how it's gathering, analyzing  and using information to benefit your business. Planning is a great tool, and gives perspective and insight to the what, where, when and how of a business.

The reality of planning is that you can't plan for everything. Heck, you can't plan for MOST things. Around here, we call what happens when plans get the best of you "X+1".