Friday, March 30, 2012

BBC Celebrates 40K's Birthday

I know I'm late to the party on this.   However I just found it, and since I liked it I wanted to post about it.

BBC featured a video and article about 40K on their site that depicted 40K in a fairly honest and non-exploitative manner.  I was very impressed, and I highly encourage you to check them out.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Battle Report 3/6-3/14

Having fallen off the 40K wagon for a bit, I really needed something to get me going again.  Thankfully featured opponent and good friend Steve changed schedules and is home at lunch.  So we decided to get a good 1500 point game in to prep us for an upcoming game day with our gaming group.

The battle was well contested, and while the dice did not help Steve in most of the game, they abandoned me at the end enough to turn the tables on me.

Hit the jump to see how it all played out.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Unannounced, Unintended, Unfortunate Sabbatical is Over

So yeah , I've spent some time away from the blog.  It was unintended.  However events overtook me, real life over took me, and both pushed me into a wall that resulted in very little 40K, and absolutely no writing.

But it's over, I played a game of 40K recently and am working on a battle report, and as spring draws ever closer I find myself shaking off the duldrums of winter and the rubble of the wall.  I have models to paint, armies to fight, and a Tau opponent who deserves to lose to me at some point...someday.  Anyway, for those of you who occasionally visited the site, updates will start happening again...on some schedule (I'm not sure what, but there will be some sort of schedule).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Space Marine DLC Announced

THQ announced today a new DLC coming to Space Marine.  This new DLC will feature a new game mode called Dreadnought which

adds a new multiplayer mode called Dreadnought Assault where both teams battle to capture a central location on the map and the winners spawn a player controlled Dreadnought. The Dreadnought is armed with an Assault Cannon / Auto Cannon, a Meltagun and a Power Fist / Power Claw and must capture points across the map to score points for their team. Once the Dreadnought is destroyed a new spawn point will appear.

The Dreadnought DLC also includes three new multiplayer maps Desolation, Dome Mechanicus and Chem Refinery, as well as new achievements / trophies and has a suggested cost of 800 Microsoft Points / US$9.99.

Click through the link to read all about the DLC that is slated for release January 25, 2012.

Monday, January 16, 2012

40K FAQ Updates

So a bunch of FAQs got updated by GW this month.  And by a bunch I mean everything but Cities of Death, Planetstrike, Black Templar and Tau got some sort of update.  You can see all the FAQs here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It is an Honor to Have This Warboss in My Army

Look at my website banner.  See that really awesome Warboss?  The one that's the best looking miniature in my army?  The one painted by my buddy Steve?  Yeah well now, go buy the Cool Mini Or Not 2010 Annual that was just released.  Because that Warboss, the one painted by my buddy Steve, is on page 101.  So buy it, and look at Steve's stuff at CMON, and then vote for his stuff.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Another Rut Ploughed Through

If there's one constant theme through my blog it's that I'm an idiot and don't know the game I love all that well.  But if there's another less overt theme it's been an interesting (well interesting to me anyway) chronicle of the ups and downs of my interest in 40K.  I'm never not interested in 40K, but like anybody it waxes and wanes.  At times I'm fired up and it's all I want to think and/or talk about.  At times I just can't muster the energy to do anything with it.

This is natural.  And since this is my blog, and a personal journal of my journey into, and greater understanding of 40K, it's also been a journal of the peaks and valleys of my interest in 40K.

Currently I am on the upswing out of another valley.  You probably noticed the lack of regular updates to the site.  That's a direct result of my valleys.  Happens all the time.  I've been swamped at work, and with the holidays, and while I loves me Space Marine, I've spent more time lately playing DC Universe Online (hey new free MMORPG games are always good).  Plus I took a break from podcasts and was listening to sports talk radio (because hey, my beloved Detroit Lions don't completely suck this year).

A couple weeks ago I dusted off the old podcast app, and started listening to my favorite 40K podcasts again.  And today I'm going to start another lunchtime series of gaming with my buddy Steve.  We should be done with it by next week so I can have a good write up after that.  And as the holidays descend on us, I hope I can find the time in the madness to update the blog.

But lord knows I'm glad to be moving up and out of the valley because it's a lot more fun.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

40K's Bad Rep

Normally I don't ape material for this site from the Blogosphere.  The game is big, we all have our take on it, and generally if it's a big enough story I'll have my own opinion about it and will rant and rave on my own.  But every now and then something comes up in a fellow blogger's site that I feel deserves the attention.

Such is the case with the 122nd Cadian's recent run-in with irresponsible journalism and 40K.  He makes some valid points in regards to what the reporter has to say.  I really encourage you to head over and read it.  I myself tread this same path a couple years ago in regards to a blog post that PBS posted about the evils of 40K.  A lot of what I said was in direct response to that post, that no longer exists by the way.  However, I still feel very strongly about a lot of what I said.  And I hate the fact this game we love so much has to deal with uninformed opinions or commentary biased by agendas.  I'm fully aware that we play a niche game that doesn't appeal to everyone, but it isn't a bad game.  And if you're looking for a positive view of the game and the people who play it enjoy the Hammers of War video.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Gravy for the Gravy God

The Holiday season is about to commence in full with the annual American tradition of sacrificing vestal turkeys on the altar of gluttony and tryptophan naps.  As we prepare for a season of the over the top consumerism, good will, and a momentary break for the war that consumes the grim darkness of the far future, I wanted to say thank you.  Thank you to all of the people who wander to this site and suffer through inconsistent updates and crappy writing.  Thank you for overlooking my bad grammar and spelling, and sharing in the love of this game.  May your bellies be full of food, your stockings full of awesome minis, and may the light of the God Emperor (or the deity of your choice, even the corrupted ones) shine on you this holiday season.