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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Weekly Top X - Tig ol' Bitties

Phew... what a week!  Nothing like a Top X to take the edge off.  What's that you're saying?  This week wasn't all that bad?

Maybe not for you, chum!  And while we're on the subject, don't contradict me in front of the other readers!

The nerve of some imaginary people.

The Weekly Top X

1) Pitched Battle - Sanguinary Priest in Terminator Armor WIP: All but the Base
Sanguinary priests in terminator armor? I did not know such a thing was possible! Please, don’t tell me if it’s not. Especially since the WIP shots are lookin’ so good. It’d be like finding out that Mr. Pickles the cat really didn’t go to live on that nice farm.

2) - A 40k Artist Needs Your Help
If you’re the kind of person who likes helping people then this is the post for you. If you’re the kind of person who likes art, then this post is for you too. If you’re the kind of person who likes both helping people AND art, then what the hell are you still doing reading this sentance? READ THE LINKED POST ALREADY!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gaming on a Budget: Let's Get L33T

Want to start a new army, but don't have a lot of money to spend?  Well you don't have to go running for one of those fringe skirmish games that only the weird kid who smells like cheese at your FLGS plays.  It's time to put your bloated, mainstream army on a diet. 

Today's mantra is a simple one:  Less is More.

Keep reading for some practical tips for saving money by shrinking your model count.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gaming Moments to Remember

Hey folks, SinSynn here.

You know what sucks?

Getting in that 'hobby funk,' where you get all disinterested for one reason or another, or real life hits you about the head and neck area for a hot minute, or whatever. It's times like these that you might find me in full-blown 'woe is me' mode, flailing my tentacles about in anguish.
A lil' over a month ago, I prolly sounded something like this:
'Waaah! Of all the garages in all the world, why did someone hafta crash their car into the Ultimate Rival's? Why? What are the odds? It's the Dice Gods! I know it is! This is their doing! Curse you, Dice Gods...Curse yooouuuu!'
...later of course, I retracted that statement, and prostrated myself before a cube of Chessex 12mm's.

*Maybe sacrifice the occasional Justin Bieber fan to the Dice Gods. Keeps 'em happy*

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Member Monday - Work it, Girlfreind!

If you wanted to vote in the amazing and totally awesome poll Von had us run, then TOO BAD!  It's not like it was at the top of the page for a week or anything for all the world to see and participate in.  You missed your chance and now you have to live with the consequences.

Not even close to the kind of poll we were doing.
Fortunately, all of the consequences that Von laid out for us were pretty rad.  So maybe that's where we could make changes to get more participation.  Next time we'l actively punish you for not voting.  Genius!

In any case, I have reasonable assurances that Von and the beard that he co-authors everything with will be back in the very near future to remind us that while all British people own monocles and are thoroughly  snooty, not all of them are fancy about it.

New Member Monday

Falconator Painting
Keywords: Painting, 40k, Warhammer Fantasy
Keywords: Warhammer 40k and action figures

Arlequín's Worlds
Keywords: General wagaming, historical gaming, zombies, post apocalyptic

Pitched Battle
Keywords: Warhammer 40k; Space Marines; Blood Angels; Angels Sanguine

Sunday, May 13, 2012

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Manufacturer Support

Which manufacturer of major game systems supports you the best in supporting their product?

Snafu asked this question last week, and it's a really good one. 

It's a hard question to answer, because "best" is completely subjective. I thought I'd talk a bit about some of the companies and the support they offer, and then offer some insight on what makes that support good, bad, in the middle or the best.