Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 2010 Painting Points

Points Earned in June 2010: 1 Points
Total Points in 2010: 31 Points
Total Points in 2009: 29 Points

If you would like to see the original post about Painting Points, check out the following link.

Special Thanks to Lone Pilgrim for introducing such a fun idea to the 40K blogsphere.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fantasy Thursdays: Preparing for Vanguard - Part Five

With the cancellation of Vanguard and a focus on work and family, I haven't really touched anything gaming related for a few weeks. With that said, I decided this week to pick-up where I left off for Vanguard and continue the process of building my DoW army.

Every DoW army must have a paymaster, so I decided to paint one. When it came to which model to use, I decided to use the Mydas the Mean model instead of a conversion or the new merchant model that was released with 8th edition. I also decided to go with a slightly lighter grey scheme for the armour, giving more of a steel or polished appearance.

Since I have not played a game using 8th edition rules, I can only really speculate as how the paymaster will work. Since he is considered a BSB, and the rules for BSB are very good, I expect him to be an anchor for my army. On the other hand, the new rules for standards, including BSB, makes a paymaster even easier to kill, so he has also become more of a liability.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Weekly Contest Roundup: TfJ's Contest #2

Wanted to bring to everyone's attention a contest that is being hosted by Terrain from Junk blog.

Build a piece of terrain that could count as a bastion and incorporate pieces of junk that we need example photos for into your entry.
The Prize
The winner of terrain building contest #2 will receive as their prize, one (1) complete imperial bastion!
The Rules
1. You must be a follower of Terrain from Junk (hereafter referred to as TfJ)
2. The deadline for contest submissions is July 31st, 2010.
3. Send all submissions to
4. The piece of terrain must be suitably large to be considered a bastion!
5. You must use a piece of junk listed on TfJ, choose from this list.
6. The final submission must be fully painted and based.
7. You must submit a completed (painted/based) photo with a piece of paper that says "Terrain from Junk".
8. The winner will be determined by poll results and bonus points.
Bonus points available (5);
(0-2) using extra pieces of junk from the above list.
(0-3) providing photos of junk in a similar fashion to what's found in TfJ posts (with miniatures for scale)
9. Voting will be open for seven days.
Sounds like a sweet contest and I encourage all of my readers to participate and vote!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

GW is Now Charging People to Volunteer

While my schedule is packed with work and family related matters, I do have time while sitting in airports to read some of the local forums. One post I read today made me shake my head so hard that I had to write something about it.

Below is the abbreviated post. If you would like to read the full thread, go here.

On Saturday, July 24th, the Chicago Battle Bunker is having a Mini-Gamesday to kinda recreate what was lost but make it better…

Dan, the manager, has asked me if we would be interested in running some sort of an event as a promotional deal for both IWFB and WFB in general. He can give us two tables (8x4) to do something…

The Rundown of What is Needed:
4 people minimum to run tables for the day, or we can split it up into shifts
6 1600 point friendly armies that showcase what each army can do…

Tickets are $20 to get in the door, regardless of whether or not you are running something, but you buy a $20 gift card which is handed right back to you along with a swag bag to buy stuff at their auction of product or to buy stuff in the store. In the end its $20 out of your pocket and into theirs, but if you were planning on buying something anyway its no loss.

So basically, the Chicago Bunker wants to run an event and is asking for folks to volunteer to help run the event. The catch, you have to pay the Bunker $20.00 to volunteer. I am not going to knock any individual that wants to participate in their hobby, but when a company asks for ‘free’ labor, charging them for providing that labor crosses a line in my opinion. Am I wrong for calling this one out?