Thursday, June 30, 2011

Armies 101: Part 2, Dark Eldar

We continue our (well "my" since this isn't a discussion, but my own little virtual soap box) analysis of the armies of 40K.  Today we look at the twisted children of Commorogh, the Dark Eldar.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Armies 101: A Beginner's Guide Part 1

So here we are. You've been considering getting into this Warhammer 40,000 thing all the kids are talking about. What do you do first? Well, perhaps the most important decision a new player has to make is what army do I like? Some players come in either knowing the fluff or liking a certain army. Others have no idea and this is who I'm talking to. We're going to look at what you want to put into the hobby and what you want to get out of it to determine what army you may like to try first...yes I said first because if you are like many of us, one army will become two or three...or one of each. First I'll explain my ratings and then we'll breakdown the armies in terms of hobby, gaming and modeling values. With some luck, you'll have a decent idea of where to go from there.
In this modern time, lets be honest...this hobby is expensive. There are degrees to this and tricks to help make it cheaper, but it isn't like buying a 99 cent deck of playing cards and dealing a poker game. For that reason, I will be taking starting costs in. I am not including the codex since they are all around the same price, but will instead look at availability and affordability of the models needed to get you a good 1500 points.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


After a year of preparation and waiting for the fun it's once again time for Orkfest at the Gamer's Realm in beautiful West (or possibly East)Windsor NJ.  I went last year with my Chaos and this event was what gave me the desire to finally get my own Orks done.  A year and a lot of boys later I had done it.  A Grotsnik list (Yeah I discovered I love him...more later) and my Goff Klawstompa were joining the Green side right an' proppa.  The turnout was pretty small this year.  We had about 15 or just under half of last year's participants.  Still it was a day of gaming with some old friends and a few new ones (thanks Rich for helping me get the hang of my greenskins).  The "Imperial" side ended up getting the two Chaos players this year and we picked up Necron and Tyranid allies.  The Non-Ork leader ended up not coming so my buddy Alex (ironically a Chaos player) commanded the Imperial forces.  The stage was set for a day of WAAAGH!