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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pictures: Painting contest entries

Slick here again. Below are some pics of entries for the recent painting contest at our local store. Check em out and let us know how you would vote.

Pic of the Day: 9-30-12

Necrons waiting in their deployment zone!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Firestorm Armada News: Kurak Alliance reinforcements

Slick here with some more Spartan news. Kurak Alliance players for Firestorm Armada are set to receive some badly needed reinforcements and are getting ships from the Veydreth and Terquai Empire. Check out some preview pics from Spartan Games below and then head on over to their store if you plan on adding some more firepower to your Kurak forces:

(From left to right) Veydreth Hunter Class Destroyer, Prowler Class Gunship

(From left to right) Terquai Empire Makalu Class Torpedo Cruiser, Arual Class Assault Cruiser

Firestorm Armada News: Marauders of the Rift expansion

Slick here again with some more Spartan Games news. The long-awaited expansion for Firestorm Armada, Marauders of the Rift is now available! Check out the information Spartan has released for it:

New alliances will be forged, bonds and promises broken, blood will run and planets will burn as The Marauders of the Rift choose their sides and prepare for war...

The Marauders of the Rift Campaign Guide begins with a gripping introduction into this fascinating part of the galaxy, before detailing each of the seven new deadly factions. What follows are eight Scenarios, typical of the conflicts that break out in the Rift. A selection of special rules are presented, along with fleet building guides, Marauder Game Cards and Markers. It is absolutely brimming with content and, complete with stunning new imagery, is a must-buy for those looking to add even more excitement to their Firestorm Armada games.

Begin your new journey by reading our preview blog entry'Entering The Rift'.

Dystopian Wars News: Alliance nations now shipping

Slick here again with some Spartan Games news. Many of the alliance nation units are now available and include a large selection of units for air, land, and sea battles!

First up is the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth:

(From left to right) Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth LZ5 Rycerz Class Small Tank, SWZ3 Palnik Class Flame Tank, WZ6 Szpada Class Medium Tank, ZB2 Burza Class Bombard

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is a great survivor; almost disappearing from the map several times in its history. But the Commonwealth's fighting spirit has never been distinguished. Its armies, built around the famous Legions of Winged Hussars, practice a form of fast-moving, hard-hitting mechanised warfare that will be a valuable addition to your fleet.

The Dominion of Canada:

(From left to right) Dominion of Canada Wolfe Class Medium Tank, Huntsman Class Tank Destroyer, Resolution Class Land Ship, Archer Class Flak Tank
The Dominion of Canada is the largest of Britannia's overseas territories, and has aided the KIngdom in its many military engagements around the globe. From the crushing Resolution Class Land Ship to the deadly Archer Class Flak Tank, the Dominion of Canada offer an excellent way to expand your Britannian forces.

Pics and descriptions from Spartan Games. All rights theirs.

40K News: Angron now available!

More Horus Heresy models are now available to order! Angron is the first primarch to be made available. This is quite an epic model and comes with both a regular base and a larger scenic base.

Will you be adding Angron to your World Eaters forces?

40K News: Horus Heresy I - Betrayal now shipping!

Horus Heresy I: Betrayal is now available from Forgeworld! Here is some extra information from Forgeworld about this first book in the Horus Heresy series:

"This 290-page tome delves into the fratricidal conflict on Isstvan III that saw Warmaster Horus’s traitor Legions purge their own ranks of those legionaries that would remain loyal to Terra. It also contains a general overview of the Great Crusade, and a wealth of detail covering the foundation of the Space Marine Legions and the histories of four of these immense military forces.
Lavishly decorated, this book is leather-bound with inlaid metal detailing and foil-blocked page edging, and also features metal cleats to the corners of the book’s casing impressed with the Imperial Aquila.

Written by 
Alan Bligh, it is a stand-alone supplement for Warhammer 40,000 and contains a vast array of colour profiles, maps and artwork. Also included is a full Space Marine Legion army list and background, character profiles, special rules and pre-Heresy histories for the Death Guard, Sons of Horus, World Eaters and Emperor’s Children Legions.
The book also contains a wealth of game content including a full campaign system to play out the Betrayal at Isstvan in games of Warhammer 40,000, unique Warlord Traits for the Space Marine Legion army list, terrain charts for the corpse-choked ruins of Isstvan III and a full set of Horus Heresy-era Zone Mortalis rules."
Will you be picking up a copy of Betrayal and the awesome new minis coming out? I know we will. Look for a review in the near future.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Flames of War: NUTS! Battle Report

Hello all, Slick here again with some Flames of War news. The newest book in the pipeline is NUTS which focuses on the Battle of Bastogne! Battlefront has released a cool new battle report to show off units from the book. Enjoy!

Will you be playing Germans or Americans for NUTS?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spartan News: French reinforcements for Dystopian Wars

Slick here again with some news from Spartan Games. French players rejoice as you will be getting some cool new reinforcements in the near future. As you can see below, the French will be getting flying frigates(!) - the Alma class - which will open up a very solid all-air list as well as some greater tactical flexibility (360 turret) across the board. French ground forces also get a new addition with L'Arman medium tank armed with a Heat Lancette.

What do you guys think? Will you be adding these to your French forces?

All pics property of Spartan Games. All rights theirs.

Battle Report: Space Marines vs. Space Marines

Slick here with another battle report. Today we have a 40K battle report with two Space Marine armies squaring off! Who will win?

Pic of the Day: 9-24-12

A tactical marine squad got more than it bargained for... none survived!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Local Events: Spartan Games League

Hey everyone, Slick here again letting you guys know about an exciting league we have going on to promote Spartan Games in the area. The information for the league is below. We have designed it to provide plenty of incentives for people who are brand new to the game as well as those already playing. Do you have what it takes to be the Spartan Games champion?

League schedule: September 13 - March 28

The first ever Spartan Games league at the Game Preserve! This league will encompass all 3 Spartan Games. Command your fleet in any or all of the Spartan Games and defeat your opponents. Points will be earned for participation and winning games. There will also be special events such as mini painting marathons and tournaments. You do not need to play all 3 games to participate and have a good time. However, there will be incentives for those playing two or all three syste
ms as well as incentives for starting a fleet in one of the systems you do not play at the time the league commences.

Entry fee: Purchase a $10 gift card from the Game Preserve

Earning points in the league:

Participation: play at least 1 league game in store, 1pt per week
Loss: 1pt
Draw: 2pts per player
Win: 3pts

Achievement Points:
Win 5 consecutive games in one system: 1 point
Win 5 consecutive games in 2+ systems: 1 point
Win 10 consecutive games in one system: 2 points
win 10 consecutive games in 2+ systems: 2 points
Completely wipe out the opposing forces: 1 point
Win without losing a single squadron: 1 point
Have a fully painted fleet: 1 point per system (can be achieved at any point)
Start a new fleet/or Spartan game: 3 points (can be achieved a maximum of 3 times, 1x for each system)

When you finish a game, record your results on a league score sheet. Results will be tallied and weekly standings will be on display at the Game Preserve.

If you play 5 games you will get your card back worth 100 points of store credit ($10). Play ten games and you will get your card with 200 points. Play 15 games and you will get your card back with 300 points.

Uncharted Seas Champion 150 Points
Firestorm Armada Champion 150 Points
Dystopian Wars Champion 150 Points
Spartan Games Champion: May select any starter fleet from the three games

If you have any questions or want more information about the league, feel free to email us!

Battle Report: Bone Griffons vs. Dragon Lords

Slick here again with a battle report. Today we have Bone Griffons vs. Dragon Lords in Uncharted Seas. Who will win between these hated rivals?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Battle Report: Humans vs. Shroud Mages

Slick here with our latest battle report. This is another Uncharted Seas battle with Humans squaring off against Shroud Mages. This was quite a bloody battle with only a few ships left after the cannon smoke cleared. Let us know what you think!

Uncharted Seas: Ship on fire

Slick here again. Below is a cool pic from a recent battle of Uncharted Seas at our local store. The Dragon Lords managed to really start a fire by putting three fire tokens on a Bone Griffon heavy cruiser. Always save a counter card for situations like these:

Pic of the Day: 9-23-12

Tau suit sighted, Vendettas on approach. Caption it!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Picture from today...

Over the shoulder view, as Chronus surveys a Stormblade from atop his perch on a "modern" Fellblade. Good thing the Skyshield's flaps are down!

Paint Station: Avenger Strike Fighter (wip)

Slick here with an update of what I am currently working on for 40K. I recently picked up the Avenger Strike fighter from Forgeworld and have been busy getting it painted up. Below is wip pic of where I am heading with the Avenger. I wanted to try out a dot cammo pattern and red is the color I am using for my various attack aircraft including a Vulture. As you can see this thing has quite a few guns: 2 lascannons, 2 autocannons, and the avenger gatling gun :)

Let me know what you guys think!

News: Hi-Tech Miniatures Morbid Angel - Samael

Hi-Tech miniatures have released another excellent Sci-Fi hero. Check out the new Samael mini below:

There is some excellent detail on this model, from the wings to the wicked looking power axe! This could be an excellent HQ model and with Chaos Marines just around the corner...

Would you add one of these to your Chaos Marines?

Pic of the Day: 9-22-12

4 Bone Griffon cruisers hunting a Dragon Lords flagship. Who will win?

40K News: Chaos Marine codex up for pre-order

Chaos Marine fans will be happy to see that the Chaos Marine codex is now available for pre-order and will be the first ever hardcover codex for 40K! There is however a significant step up in price with the codex selling for $50. Some other prices of interest include the Helldrake ($74) and the Forgefiend/Maulerfiend ($66). The cover for the codex is nothing short of awesome:

Pic is GW's. All rights theirs.

What do you guys think of the new Chaos minis and the rumors floating around so far? Anyone going to pick up Chaos Marines as a new army?

News: White Dwarf Reborn!

Slick here again. The name says it all. White Dwarf is reborn this month with a whole new look and style with an emphasis on content again. There is quite a bit of coverage of the new Chaos minis and GW has done an amazing job with all of the new models! Going forward, if White Dwarf issues will be of this caliber, good times are back and it will be worth getting again. CHeck out the cover below:

Get yourself a copy tomorrow!

Pic is GW's. All rights theirs.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pic of the day: 9-21-12

Some more Uncharted Seas action for today's pic! How will these two Dragon Lords cruisers fare against the Bone Griffon flagship?

40K News: Angron video

Slick here. Forgeworld released a nice video describing the Angron primrach model! Check it out below:

40K News: Angron!!!

Whoah, the Horus Heresy pics keep coming. Check out Forgeworld's first primarch model below!!! The model comes in a special box too:

Check out more images at Forgeworld's site here!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pics of the Day: 9-20-12

Remnants of a tactical squad after their transport exploded. Caption it!

Breaking: Cataphractii Armored Terminators!

Slick here again. More Horus Heresy goodies from Forgeworld. The latest pics brings us Cataphractii Armored Terminators with all sorts of weapon upgrade kits as well!

More pics available on the Forgeworld site!

Pics are property of Forgeworld. All rights theirs.

Breaking: Forgeworld Space Marine Fellblade!!!

PREPARE YOUR WALLETS!!! Forgeworld is showing off more of the models for Horus Heresy and the big bombshell they just dropped is a Space Marine Fellblade!!! I could bore you with superlatives but instead I'll let the pictures do the talking:

More pics are available on the Forgeworld site here!

Pics above from Forgeworld. All rights theirs.

Pic of the Day: 9-19-12

Some Uncharted Seas action, Dragon Lords vs. Bone Griffons! What happens next?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Breaking: Typhon Heavy Siege Tank

Slick here again. The Horus Heresy updates keep coming. Forgeworld has unveiled the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank. It's mounted on the same chassis as the Spartan but mounts a massive Dreadhammer cannon! More details via Forgeworld below:

Named for the ‘Great Beast’ of Ancient Terran myth, this immense siege tank was developed by the Mechanicum alongside the Spartan, with which it shares a basic chassis design.
The Typhon’s primary armament is the massive Dreadhammer cannon, and was created in response to a request from the Primarch Peturabo, master of the Iron Warriors. He demanded a Legiones Astartes war engine that could rival the great batteries of the Imperial Crusade Army in firepower, but manoeuvre and deploy at the speed of a Space Marine force.
It looks like my wallet is going to be in for some rough times if these first few Heresy models are any indication of things to come. Will you be adding this beast to your marines?

Breaking: Scimitar Space Marine Jetbikes

Slick here again. The Horus Heresy updates keep coming from Forgeworld. Check out the Scimitar pattern Spacer Marine Jetbikes:

Breaking: Horus Heresy I Betrayal

The Horus Heresy I: Betrayal book is almost here! Here is the latest information via Forgeworld:

The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal will be on sale for the very first time, in limited numbers, at Games Day UK on Sunday 23rd September.
Lavishly decorated, this book is leather-bound with inlaid metal detailing and foil-blocked page edging, and also features metal cleats to the corners of the book’s casing impressed with the Imperial Aquila. This 290-page tome delves into the fratricidal conflict on Isstvan III that saw Warmaster Horus’s traitor Legions purge their own ranks of those legionaries that would remain loyal to Terra.
It is a stand-alone supplement for Warhammer 40,000 and contains a vast array of colour profiles, maps and artwork. Also included is a full Space Marine Legion army list and background, histories, character profiles and special rules for the Death Guard, Sons of Horus, World Eaters and Emperor’s Children Legions.
Primarchs are in as well as legion rules! Prepare your wallets folks! More coverage as it becomes available. 
Will you get in on the Heresy?

Pic of the Day: 9-18-12 - Ultramarines advance!

Here is our first daily dose of hobby action! If you have any cool wargaming pics, feel free to contact us and we'll feature them in a pic of the day post!

Monday, September 17, 2012

40K: Avenger Strike Fighter

Slick here again with a hobby update. Today I'd like to share some updates on the Avenger Strike Fighter I recently added to my Imperial Guard forces.

Here are some pics of the assembled model. It has some elements of the Valkyrie/Vendetta kits while having a style of its own. It is also a bit larger than those models by a fair bit.

Here is a closeup of the business end of the model. Guns guns guns!!! This thing is called a strike fighter for a reason. The model comes standard with the avenger gatling cannon which is essentially a vulcan mega bolter-lite and a pair of lascannons (not twin-linked). I decided to keep it flexible and added a pair of autocannons to round out its offensive weaponry. It also has a heavy stubber facing the rear, yet with its S4 shots, it really isn't going to take down any flyers. Plus you'll be snap-firing it more often that not, so it's really just for show. Thus far, it has performed fairly well in 3 games, taking out various light/medium vehicles and punching through some infantry squads.

I'll have another update soon with pictures of the painted model. Comments welcome!

Unboxing: King Tiger Platoon (Flames of War)

Slick here again with another unboxing video. Today we're checking out the King Tiger platoon for Flames of War! These are the heaviest tanks from the war and the models are an imposing sight on the battlefield. Check it out:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Unboxing: Panther G Platoon (Flames of War)

Slick here again with our latest unboxing video. Today we are jumping into the new all-plastic Panther G Platoon for Flames of War! We're definitely liking the new plastic components Battlefront has been putting out lately. Comments welcome!


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