Archive for January, 2012

The Warmonger Pledge

01/31/2012 3 comments

Today I was involved in a Twitter conversation with @wartrader who referred me to an article he’d written last year about his efforts to manage his backlog of shiny.  You can read it here.

To sum up you basically aren’t allowed to buy new products until you’ve successfully cleared your backlog, however you can have some exceptions.  Here are mine:

  • An offer I can’t refuse.  If I see a genuine bargain, such as products being sold at a significant discount, I’m allowed to indulge within reason.
  • I am allowed to buy an occasional miniature, no more than on every six to eight weeks.  If I do then it has to be painted immediately so as not to increase the backlog.
  • In the two months starting from the release of the 6th Edition of 40K I’m allowed to pick up the odd whatnot provided that it’s painted immediately as detailed above.
  • Scenery and terrain is allowed but only after all my existing  backlog of these model types is cleared.

Hopefully I’ll do my best to stick to this, I hope I do since my backlog (particularly my Dark Eldar) is immense.


Rumoured 2012 40K Release Schedule

01/30/2012 Leave a comment

Blood of Kittens have published what they think is GW’s  40K release schedule, you can read the full article here for their full analysis but the gist of it is below:

April-May: Dark Angels/Fallen

June-Aug: 6th Ed/Box Set DA vs. CSM

Oct-Nov: Chaos Space Marines/Fallen

Hmm, what to make of this…  I suppose it’s possible but I can’t see GW neglecting the Xenos armies quite that much, especially since the last time the Tau received any love I still had a full head of hair.  On the other hand it can be argued that both the Dark Angels and Chaos Space Marines codexes are showing their age more than the Tau.  I’m not buying it.

The Shell Case Shorts Winner

01/30/2012 Leave a comment

The first winner of the Shell Case Shorts has been announced. Click here to read it in full.

Pets and Wargaming

01/29/2012 2 comments

For a while the wife and I have been thinking about adopting a cat.  Yesterday we popped over to sunny Fife and met a lovely and very affectionate black and white gentleman named Roady who’d been abandoned on the A92 by some imbecile.  With any luck we’ll have him in our lives in a couple of weeks.

Now, my problem is this.  While my wife has had cats before I haven’t and I’m still trying to figure out how best to protect my shinys from feline-related damage.  Our flat is very small so it’s not really fair to leave a room permanently out of bounds for our new family member however when I’m gaming he’ll be kept out of the main room.

Does anyone have advice as to how best to cat-proof one’s gaming stuff?  Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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Making the Beatdown a Reality

01/29/2012 Leave a comment

The Shell Case has posted an update on plans for the Shell Case Beatdown, if you’re in any way interested in being a part of wargaming history please click here and fill in the form!

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The Officially Unofficial Not-6th Edition of Warhammer 40,000

01/28/2012 Leave a comment

Woops, well this is embarrassing.

It turns out that there’s a good chance that the leaked sixth edition of Warhammer 40K that I and others decried as a hoax may turn out to be, while not the official sixth edition we’ll see later this year but rather little more than a brainstorming exercise carried out by the GW developers early into the edition’s gestation.  Right now The Shell Case has a few more details  here and I’ll try to find some more links and info for you good folk soon.

I still feel that the views I expressed in my previous post on this subject are still valid however.  This rule set appears to have been misrepresented as something it is not; while this could have been done in error, and with the best of intentions, there is the possibility that it was released maliciously by a person or persons who knew that this was not the finished article it pertained to be.  If that is the case then I hold those responsible in very low regard.

Anyway, rant over.  Whatever the sixth edition holds we’ll all know soon enough and I know I’m looking forward to it.

UPDATE 01/28/12 12:58

You can read more about this on the Beasts of War website here and also a good summary on Miniature Musings of a Bear here.

Movie Marines

01/27/2012 Leave a comment

Over on Miniature Musings of a Bear, Doc Bungle has posted rules for Movie Marines which first appeared in WD300, you can check these out here.

As the Great Bear says, these are Space Marines as they should be!