Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Fluff: Spirit Eagles Chapter 2

This week, I continue the further history of my home-brewed space marine chapter; The Spirit Eagles.
If you haven't already, you should read chapter one! 
Chapter 1

A Child from the Stars
One particularly cold and starless night a great blue light, the shape of an arrow head, fell from the sky. Riding that arc of blue, a small space vessel plummeted to earth and crashed into the wilds populated by the Tribe of the Black Bear. Tribal elders dispatched a party of warriors to seek out the cause of this phenomena and meet any potential evil with swift justice. Seven warriors volunteered and set out to seek the source of the strange light.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thank You, Steel Thunder Gaming!

Today, a FedEx guy knocked on my door and delivered to me a brand new Razorback troop transport compliments of Mike from Steel Thunder Gaming, as a result of winning his blog chain giveaway!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Soljourn and a Find: R-97

My wife and I traveled to the Washington coast to celebrate our anniversary and happened upon a unique and wonderful piece of art- stoic and weathered like a silent sentinel.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Noob Question: Assault Squad

I have a noob question in regards to Blood Angel assault squad(s). While generating a list using the Army Builder program, in order to acquire a melta gun for my assault squad I have to add one additional marine (totaling five marines, one sergeant).

Monday Retro: Ordo Malleus, Inquisitor

The star of this Monday Retro is the second of three Ordo Malleus Inquisitors that I purchased years ago from my Local Games Shop (LGS).

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday Fluff: Spirit Eagles Space Marines Chapter 1

This week, I'm going to present a space marine chapter I had originally created to play- the Spirit Eagles. When I first revisited the 40K universe a little over a year ago, my initial intent was to create my own space marine chapter to field against my friends.  Borrowing heavily names and customs from the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, the Spirit Eagles were born. Personally, I had to create the fluff before I could set about creating unique rules for this chapter and I was provided that stroke of inspiration while on a flight to the east coast. Over the course of a year, I have lost interest in the idea of playing a fluff marine army. However, I have not lost interest in the story surrounding that fluff chapter, the Spirit Eagles. So, for this Saturday Fluff post (albeit late), I present the Spirit Eagles!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Reader Swag: I won!

Gyro, author of the blog, "Mik's Minis" issued me a consolation prize for being the 149th follower of his blog! More exciting is the fact that I'm getting "Galaxy in Flames", one of the books in the Horus Heresy series!

Kriegs Update 07/22/10

"Tribute to Death Korp of Kriegs" by Howard33
Guess what was delivered to my email today? An updated FAQ for the Death Korps of Krieg (DKoK) to bring the army in line with current fifth edition Imperial Guard.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Retro: Confrontation Tech Leader

I remember the first time I read the rules for "Confrontation", a game featured in the pages of White Dwarf magazine describing conflict between hive dwellers on an over-populated, highly polluted 40K planet.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Storm Wardens: LAST CALL!

Today at 7pm PST (10pm EST) the Storm Wardens contest will officially close so hurry and donate to a great cause (Doctors without Borders), and earn your chance to win a Storm Wardens space marine army (assembled and painted by various noteworthy artists and wargamers from all over the world)!

For further information (and a place to purchase a raffle ticket) visit Santa Cruz Warhammer blog! Good luck!

Dark Angels Help: Comments In

My buddy Shawn is forming a Dark Angels army and wanted some advice since this is his first 40K army (remember, we're relatively new to playing 40K). To keep my give-away entry on topic, I decided move his question(s) here. Constructive comments are welcome!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Fluff IV: Codan Chapter Three, Collared

This week Codan gets a furlough on an isolated space station- but it isn't for pleasure! Time to enjoy your morning cup of joe and read this week's Saturday Fluff submitted by Six-Deucer!
CH3 "Collared"

Friday, July 16, 2010

Super Blog Chain Give Away: Against the Grain

This morning I was greeted with some fun news; I had won Steel Thunder's Super Blog Chain Give Away! So in the spirit of the event, I've decided to spread my good fortune along. "What is the Super Blog Chain Give Away", you ask?
It is a prize give-away originated by John over at the Santa Cruz Warhammer blog in order to strengthen and expand the internet wargaming community. Like a pebble cast into placid water, the ripples reverberate and spread across it's surface. Then another. and another. and another...what a torrent!

Super Blog Give Away Strikes AtG!

When I returned from my morning run, I learned that I had won Steel Thunder's (a.k.a. Mike) Super Blog Give Away! What was the prize you ask? A brand spankin' new Razorback- "schweet!" Thats right, Steelthunder pimped my Blood Angels "B" squad so that they no longer have to pod' in to the fray. Now "B" squad will arrive to the fight in their blingin' new ride; full assault cannon blazing while bumpin dope beats!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ConQuest GT: Seattle Slaughter Aug 14-15th

One month until the Seattle Slaughter, ConQuest GT! August 14th and 15th at the Bellevue Hilton Hotel. Best and Second best will receive an invitational scheduled for July 2011 in Las Vegas- remember,"what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...unless you win!" 2,000 point armies vying for the chance to battle in the City of Sin!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Retro: ZOATS!

I remember years ago when I found these weird Centaur-looking lizard things holding bio-mechanical weaponry on clearance at my Local Games Shop (LGS). At the time I thought they would make great antagonists or underworld creature for my Necromunda game, so I scooped them up for a steal. It was only recently that I brushed the dust off of my Zoats, a little curious how they fit into the 40K universe. The 40K wiki provided me with some enlightenment:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Fluff III: Codan Chapter 2, Training

In the next installment of "Codan" submitted by Six-Deucer, our protagonist finally gets his chance to serve with a penal squad; while readers are treated to a descriptive narrative on just how rigorous and unforgiving life in a penal squad is... All for one more chance at freedom. So, grab something good to guzzle and enjoy chapter two!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Go Play NW and Dragonflight XXXI

Go Play NW is an RPG event being held in Seattle at the Richard Hugo House, June 18th through June 20th, and tickets are almost sold out! It sounds like a great weekend of gaming, so if you're in the area and want to network and make new friends, or try new games, check it out!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Recruitment Continues: Army WIP

Check out that cutting mat!

Assembly of my Blood Angel army continues in preparation of my 1K point battle with Six-Deucer. I have obtained three melta guns for my assault squad(s) which I will magnetize so that I have the option to swap them out later on. That is my warped cutting mat pictured above; one of the best investments as an art student. Almost 20 years later and the thing still shrugs off knife cuts!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Game Protection: Dice

One subject I have yet to see covered by the community is game protection- specifically dice protection.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Retro: Ordo Malleus Inquisitor

With all of this recent talk about new codices for Demon Hunters and Grey Knights, I felt compelled to share one of my favorite Citadel figures.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day, America

I'd like to take the opportunity on Independence Day to thank every man and woman that have served or given their life for this country and our constitutional rights. Thank You!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Blood Angels: 1000 Point Assault Force

Six-Deucer and I have agreed to square off in two weeks for our first 40K battle. We agreed to a reduced point total of 1,000 points, in order to acclimate ourselves to the flow of the game.

Saturday Fluff II: Codan Chapter 1 "Waiting"

In the further adventures of Codan submitted by Matt a.k.a. Six-Deucer, our protagonist finds himself with plenty of time on his hands while passing the time in his "house". Grab a cup of joe and enjoy this week's "Saturday Fluff". I sketched up my own rendering of Codan to accompany this story- enjoy!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sabol Designs Special July 2010

To commemorate 10 years of business, Sabol Designs are offering a unique deal each month in 2010. For the month of July the company is offering a “twofer” sale; buy one army transport bag, get a second one free! That’s roughly 30 bucks for two bags that when combined have roughly the storage equivalent of a battalion or division transport bag.


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