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 More »

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 More »

40K 101: Army Selection

I’ve noticed that a lot of people continue to be confused over how exactly you select an army in Warhammer 40,000 7th edition. The key confusion is over what constitutes Unbound or More »

Ancient City Con Tournament Report

Ancient City Con has come and gone, and now I can actually post my “supa-sekrit” army list, along with how well it did. In preparation for the tournament, I asked a lot More »

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 More »


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

Blowing Up the Battlefield: Dynamic Terrain in 40K

While the rules for terrain in Warhammer 40,000 work as an approximation of the effects of terrain on the battlefield, I feel it would be a lot more fun to have terrain

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

Forging the Narrative: Unbound Rogue Trader Army

The local Games Workshop store is holding an interesting contest over the next few weeks: A 1000 point Unbound army painting and modeling competition with a tournament to wrap it up, the

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

Building a Dishonored Knight

A few weeks ago, I opted to join the ranks of proud Imperial Knight owners.  But I wanted a Knight whose model told a story, and one I could use in any

Imperial Knights: Rules Fun

Bell of Lost Souls posted an article titled “40K: Rules Conundrum – Imperial Knight Edition” which looks at some of the rules questions posed by the new Imperial Knights.  I’d like to

Playing the Ork Clans in 40K

Ork society is broken down into a number of clans, collections of Orks who follow one philosophy or another.  There are several clans of Orks, but some of the most prominent noted