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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Industrial Milestone #3: Post Count

Dethtron and I have a thing about the number 242.  And Belgian Industrial music.

We've already done Google followers.  We've already done blog roll members.

We've finally got the hat trick we wanted:  post count.

Happy 242nd everybody!



If anyone thinks of anything else that we could have 242 of, let us know at info@houseofpaincakes.com

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Weekly Top X - Over Budget and Behind Schedule

A lot of you out there are probably still recovering from whatever finals you had. I know I am, and I don't even take classes!  So here comes another Weekly Top X to reward you for all that studying and reading with MORE reading.  In your face!

1) Tordeck's Workshop - Another stop on the OHM bus - Part Three
Lauby: I like this - not a lot of talking, straight to the action and plenty of extreme close ups on the important parts.  It's like porn, really.
Brent: Good choice, Lauby! Isn’t this the type of post we want to turn everyone on to? A cool conversion done by a member of the community? Very nice, Tordeck - now where’s the finished model?
Lauby: Yeah!  You've had eight days to finish that ork.  And why you were using a brass scorpion for scale, I'll never know.


I guess they wanted to destroy something beautiful
2) Galaxy in FlamesGames Workshop in Ruins!
Brent: This is proof positive Games Workshop stores are militant brainwashing centers in disguise. Almost like Scientology.
Lauby: Amen to that, my man.  And like Scientologists, the GW staff eradicated something that didn;t conveniently fit in with their wacky world view.
Brent: I’m with you - they stomped on the store? What gives them the right?
Lauby:  Apparently, the same mythological sense of fair play that guides the game design has plenty of room in it for destroying people's hard work.  You mad, Brent? I know I am.
Brent: Of course I’m steamed! It didn’t belong to them - it was a shitty thing to do.
Lauby: You know, I've been thinking...  when life you gives you lemons, don't make lemonade.  Make life take the lemons back! Get mad!!  I don't want your damn lemons!  What am I supposed to do with these!?
Brent: At least we have pictures. Jim, I would have shopped at your store; you guys obviously had a sense of humor!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gaming on a Budget: Using Paint Pots

This paint came free with a magazine.  Can't get cheaper than that
Originally, I was going to title this Paint Pots: The art of making a homemade bong or something like that, but as I neither smoke nor endorse the smoking of the chronic, I've decided against it. 

My own neurosis aside, I'm here to write to you about a few money saving, waste minimizing strategies for reusing your old paint pots for fun and profit. 

As gaming hobbyists, we've probably all used up a few paint pots in our day.  Unfortunately, we've probably all let a couple dry up as well.  Don't throw those empty pots away though.  We're going to do a number of low/no-cost projects using other materials you've got lying around, and here's how:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

User Content Wednesday: Ogryn - Not Terrible

Sorry for the late post today, but its finals.  And even though I'm not a student, it still effects me.  Stupid higher education.  With your dumb smart crap.  Moving on...

Today's reblogging comes by way of Sons of Taurus who points out that Ogryns can be pretty fun. Really, who doesn't secretly want those goofy bastards to be better?  Hell, even Stelek has got a soft spot for 'em.  This post may not address the rules issues, but at least it gives you some uses for those $22 lumps of metal you've never used.  My sincere hope is that someone out there will get those goofy bastards out and on the table.  Especially you, Dethtron! 

Hardly a ringing endorsement, I know.

Ogryn aren't the most competitive option in the Imperial Guard codex. If you're going to a tournament, you're probably better off with VAVOOM - Vendettas and Veterans with Ouchie Ouchie Meltaguns.  They're not "optimal" in the mech&melta world, but they sure are fun.

Who are the Ogryn? 
Ogryn are abhumans; an offshoot of normal humanity.  The Imperial Guard uses them for their brute strength and durability, and you can too!

Modeling GW makes official Ogryn models, and IMO they're fine.  The only issue is that being large metal GW models, they're pretty expensive.  If the cost doesn't scare you off or you can find a deal, go for it.  With a little work, these can be converted too, like those at Heresy Workshop that were converted to fit in with the wonderful Forge World Renegade Ogryn.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How Important is the Army List?

The competitive part of our little community uses the phrase 'optimization' a lot. On a most basic level this means that the army has the most cost effective units available in each Force Organization Chart slot and has no unnecessary upgrades on units.

On the other hand the more Fluffy members of the self same community claim this makes boring spammy armies.


The truth for the rest of us lies somewhere in between those two extremes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Member Monday - They See Me Blog Rollin'

Oh yeah, I dusted that old chestnut off.

Alternatively:  They See Me Rollins.  (yes, I know how awful a joke that is)
Just a quick update before I run screaming into another New Member Monday:

The hallowed House of Paincakes blog rolls have been re-organized per this post.  So if you looked around a few weeks ago and noticed that you had been moved - now you know what happened.

Other than that, I did a little bit of trimming and pulled out some dead links.  If you're the owner of either one of these blogs:

Torment of Soul
Ragnar’s Fist

...and you feel like your blog still exists, hit us with an email and we'll get you back on the lists.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

[New Kid In Town] Moving Forward

As a newer player, I've had a really good time learning the game. I have found a lot of things that work well for me, and discovered that some stuff just doesn't matter in the long run. The guys I play with have been great and have really helped me out along the way, and I know I have made improvements since I first started.

Things that I know I still need to work on really haven't changed much. One of the things I really need to pay attention to is the future of the board.