Category Archives: General Commentary

The Frugal Gamer: Getting Started with Miniatures Games

Welcome to the start of a new series of articles, The Frugal Gamer, where I’ll examine the costs of various aspect of the hobby.  Today we’ll be examining the starting point for

Modern Gaming Elitism

Pull up a chair and sit back, I’m going to take a stroll down memory lane, and make myself feel old as I relate to you a tale of how things used

Codex: Orks Review

Well, the Ork codex has been out for over a week now, and I’ve played a couple games, so I can give my thoughts on it.  I’m not going to go with

Forging the Narrative in a Competitive Environment

There are a lot of people who are currently making the frankly ridiculous claim that gamers must be separated into two groups: Those who like narrative games and those who like competitive

Vote With Your Wallet

As most blogs are understandably concerned about incurring the wrath of Games Workshop, they tend to avoid saying anything that might be considered too critical of the company.  This includes an honest

It’s Your Game

A lot of people have been wringing their hands about the new edition of 40K, with such rules as Unbound and Tactical Objectives getting a lot of discussion.  People are concerned about

An Answer to the Daemon Factory List

One of the scariest builds to come out of the Internet’s pouring over the 40K 7th edition rulebook is the “Daemon Factory List.”  The basic gist is that you take an army

40K 7th Edition: Initial Thoughts

The new edition of Warhammer 40,000 has been in stores for a couple of days now, and I feel much more comfortable giving my thoughts about it now than after the first

Why I Play Miniatures Games

Some people give me funny or quizical looks when I tell them I play miniatures games.  It’s funny that other people, who might be into video games, or whatever other hobbies they’re

Unbound: Playing the Narrative

There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about how to build particularly nasty Unbound lists in 40K 7th edition, including all Heldrakes, or all psykers, or whatever other brutality you