Friday, November 26, 2010

Dawn of War 2 Gold: 66% Discount on Steam

If you don't own it, or own Chaos Rising, this is the perfect opportunity to scoop it up for dirt cheap! 13.60 and it's yours! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Battlefoam Black Friday

Friday November 26th Battlefoam is hosting a 24 hour sale, with all orders receiving a 25% discount!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

40K Bits Bash Results: Loads of Fun and One Win!

And the winner is...

Saturday November 20th Six-Deucer and I threw our hats in and took part in a 2,000 point teams "for fun" tournament hosted by Gabby at Olympic Cards and Comics. The event was a huge success largely due to Dante and Purgatus and quite a few other (to whom I tip my baseball cap for I don't recall your names').
First of all- no pictures for my part. Since this was my first tournament (albeit, a fun tournament), I was so focused on my army, rules, and communication with my partner, Six, that I forgot to take pictures. This was unfortunate because there were some truly well-painted armies taking the field, Saturday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

40K Bits Bash Saturday November 20th 2010

These kids are competing for fun, much like Six and I will be doing today. Six is the kid in the pink cap!

Today is the big event! Olympic Cards and Comics will be opening their doors at 09:00 PST to host a bits swap scheduled to take place from 09:00 to 12:00 PST. At 12:00 PST a 2,000 40K Team Tournament will begin. This will be a "fun" tournament and require participants to pony-up a 10.00 entry fee.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday Throw-Down Pre-game: 11/18/2010

Thursday Throw-Down is going to be a lot of fun this week! Six and I will be testing our lists that we hope to field Saturday the 20th at the 40K Bits Bash Teams Tournament! Due to work I won't show up at Olympic Cards and Comics until 7pm PST, however, Six-Deucer will be there sometime after 4pm. Chappy has committed to bringing his army to play, Reknyard will be there later in the evening, and I hope to see Jancoran as well. If you have a 1,000 or 2,000 point 40K army, bring em' down to Olympic Cards and Comics around 5pm for "Thursday Throw-Down"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Recruitment Continues: WIP

Chaplain with Honor Guard. In the background, two assault squads' are visible.
Let me say that I absolutely support the 40K rule that, "What You See is What You Get" (WYSIWYG). Absolutely. In a tournament, it decreases a player's ability to mislead or cheat an opponent. However, when I'm forced to glue tiny frag and krak grenades onto each of my Blood Angel space was like creative kryptonite- an exercise in masochism. Perhaps I should have asked this question a week ago; For the purpose(s) of tournament play do you, reader, adhere to WYSIWYG so stringently that their equipment is reflected in the figure? Specifically, a unit's grenade(s) that are standard issue to that unit?
I'm not talking about primary or secondary weapons- meltaguns, plasma pistols, infernus pistols, melta-bombs, and such. I'm talking about frag grenades, krak grenades; compulsory or standard equipment found on every single unit of that particular type (such as infantry).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1,000 Point Blood Angels List

A week from today I plan to participate in my first tournament, the 40K Bits Bash at Olympic Cards and Comics. The Bits Bash is a teams' tournament, where each team member supplies a 1,000 point army following their relative Force Organization Chart (FOC). Six Deucer, my partner for the tournament, will be fielding Imperial Guard (IG), and I will be bringing a Blood Angels force.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You

I want to thank each and every man and woman that have served and sacrificed for our country.

Thursday Throw-Down: 11/11/2010 Pre-Game

With a mere 9 days until the 40K Bits Bash (a "for fun" 2,000 point team tournament that will take place starting at noon at Olympic Cards and Comics), Six-Deucer and I will be meeting up at Olympic Cards and Comics each with a 1,000 point army to play some 40K and practice for the tournament. We'll start tossing dice around 4:30 PST. If you're in the area, or have the time, head on in! Tonight one of our mutual friend, Reknyard (also new to 40K), will be bringing his Space Wolves- it should be a lot of fun!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blood Angels Objective Marker WIP 11/09

I'm posting an update of my Terminator objective marker. The chalice dwarfs the Terminator and as a result I may not incorporate it with this model. Let me know what you think:
Fallen Terminator without chalice

Monday, November 8, 2010

Blood Angels Objective WIP: Dead Terminator

I cut up a plastic Terminator from an Ebay purchase I made last year.
I'm really excited about participating in my first tournament- The 40K Bits Bash on November 20th at Olympic Cards and Comics. The tournament has been designated a "fun" tournament with a low entry fee, making it accessible and attractive to newcomers such as myself. Honesty- I would be much more hesitant to drop 25-100 bucks to play in a tournament against guys the likes of Chappy, Purgatus, at my current level of play. This tournament promises to be fun due to the simple fact that it is a partners' tournament and Six-Deucer has agreed to be my partner. Six and I have a lot of fun together, and we've known each other for quite a while so it was a no-brainer to ask him to team up for this event.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Conclusion: Thursday Throw-Down 11/04/10

"All along the watch tower..."
Last night Six and I met up at Olympic Cards and Comics for our usual Thursday Throw-Down. We were joined by my friend, Reknyard, who is also learning fifth edition rules. Later, Jancoran showed up, and Chappy dropped in (stealing away from family night)! The last couple of weeks, Six and I have been practicing with 1000 point lists in anticipation of the teams tournament, the "40K Bits Bash" slated for November 20th.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pretty Marines: Holy @*#$%

Last night while surfing Ebay for veteran Space Marines, I tripped over an auction that literally made my mouth drop in shock...and awe.

Thursday Throw-Down! 11/04/2010

Tonight's Thursday Throw-Down will be starting at 5:30p hours PST, rather than the usual 4:00p hours. Bring a 1000 point army, or a 2000 point (or both) for some fun at Olympic Cards and Comics!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pregame: Thursday Throw-Down 11/04

You know,
I've posted a handful of army lists since the inception of my blog, Against the Grain. After looking back at some of these lists (with no actual experience fielding them), I have to say some of the disparities are much more prevalent to me, personally.

Monday, November 1, 2010

WIP: Kriegs Army

 This weekend I finished basing Six's Kriegs army with a mixture of fine and course ballast, baked coffee grounds, and PVA glue. I snapped some pictures of my progress:


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