Funny Things

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Weekly Top X - Happy Little Trees

It's been a bit of a rough week:  Brent got food poisoning, Duke Nukem Forever got pushed back to July and the new Grey Knights codex has apparently made both of my 40k armies suck.  But if there's one man who can help me out of my existential ennui, It's Brent.

Here he comes now.

And he's brought a Weekly Top X with him!  Huzzah!!

1) MI40K - Troops:  The New Black?
Brent: The blue’s got me straight tripping, Boo. So if there’s a Big Blue Sharktank, is this the Little Blue Sharktank?
Lauby: Hmmm... no.  You know Bent, I know you're still smarting over the cyber-stalking charges, but there is an article here.
Brent: I was getting around to it! There can never be enough ‘Troops are Useful’ articles because this is a message that folks seem to forget. They’ll head to the Elites or Heavy Suppport section, then kick a bunch of ass in 2 out of 3 games before losing the objective.
Lauby: He's right, kids.  Those crazy elite choices may seem glamorous.. but its a dead end.  A one way ticket to nowhere's ville.
Brent: “I contest this, and this, and this - but I don’t actually own anything..!”
Lauby: Well, maybe not a one way ticket...
Brent: Has anyone else noticed the current crop of ‘best’ books have the most efficient and points-effective Troops choices? There’s a reason.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gaming on a Budget: Huts Part 2

Greetings everybody!  Today we'll be working on finishing off those huts that we started building last time.  In a week where, for me, nothing seems to be going off without a hitch, several techniques that I tried out for the first time failed to yield results.  Hut #4, the experimental one, has, therefore, not been finished at this time, but I will be showing you how not to make a beautifully thatched roof for your building projects.  Well, 3 out of 4 isn't bad, I guess. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blog Roll Naming Contest - Finalists!

All right, ladies and gentlemen (plus unicorns and Unicrons), Dethtron and I have processed the entreis and narrowed it down to six (6!) finalists!

Our in boxes were chock full of good entries (as well as adds for penis pills of varying levels of dubiousness). But with a bit of ruthless efficiency and some Indian leg wrestling, we've narrowed it down to the following entries

1) From rkik
Rooty, Tooty, Big and Shooty
Belgian Waaaagh!-fles
Krootberry Paincakes
Two eggs and Chaos  

2) From admiral drax

3) From fuzz

4) From 1inchwarriors
Original Recipe
Extra Crispy
Slow Roasted
Honey BBQ

5) From Auberoun
Mmm Bacon
Bacon Fried Bacon
Bacon Donuts
Canned Bacon

6) From adebodt
Sunny side up
Over easy
Hard boiled

Remember, for this leg of the contest, our devoted readers and mildly interested passers by will be voting on the very future of the blog rolls.  At the end of day on April 5th, voting closes.  The winning entry will be announced on the 7th and the proud contributor will get to take a pick from the fairly fabulous prize pool from the HoP admins as well as a pick at the waaaaay more fabulous April Pay It Forward give away from MWC!

So what the hell are you waiting for!  Get voting!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fluff Vs. Balance.

I like the background to 40K because (to be honest) I like the whole 'we're all fucking doomed lets kill shit anyway' vibe.

The background moves the whole idea that I'm basically playing with toy soldiers and turns it into a grander more enjoyable experience that sets the imagination working. It's an environment where I can get up one day, invent myself a Space Marine Chapter from scratch complete with it's own squad markings and history and play a game with it using the established rules without anybody batting an eyelid. Even those annoying twats the 'Fluff Nazi's' don't complain too much as long as you haven't picked the wrong founding, put their home-world in a sector that's been specifically stated as eaten by Tyranids in a 20 year old edition of White Dwarf or some other unforgivable faux par.....

I also like writing balanced lists that are capable of kicking peoples teeth down their throats regardless of the army they're using.

I'm of the opinion that these two things are not mutually exclusive but can live in harmony......Unfortunately they occasionally get in each others way through no fault of my own.

Who's fault is it then you ask?

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Member Monday + ANOTHER COntest Reminder

New week at the HoP and a new batch of fine, upstanding new members.  But, first:

Today is the LAST day we'll be accepting entries for the HoP Blog Roll Naming Contest!

You've got until midnight tonight (US eastern time) to send in your suggestions.  After that, Deathtron and I will be selecting the finalists for the voting portion of the contest.

If you haven't entered yet, I urge you to take a look at our own prize pool as well as the the insanity that that MWC has put together - remember the HoP winner is also an MWC winner!

Now, its time for the fresh meat!