Wednesday, November 30

Whats this with scarabs?

Recently the internets have been set ablaze with discussions on the Necrons  Evidence.  Well, today I wanted to talk about Scarabs and how they aren't everything.


Monday, November 28

List of the Week: Grey Knights 2000 pts


This week we are continuing the "list of the week," series with a 2000 point Grey Knight list.  here is what you do:

1. What things do you think are strengths of the list
2. What are weaknesses?
3. Who are bad match ups for this list?
4. How would you make changes to this list to make it better?

there are no wrong answers...go!


Wednesday, November 23

Feast of Blades is looking for state/area reps.





This next year (2012) Feast of Blades is going national!  We are going to have qualifiers from coast to coast.  As such we are looking for a few good men and women to be our state and area reps.  

Areas we are looking for:
New York
Chicago/ IL
Virginia
Missouri
S. California
Central California (SF, Sac, Fresno)
Vegas / NV
Phoenix /Arizona
Seattle and Portland

*If we didn't mention your area and there are enough gamers to warrant it give us an email and we can talk about having one in your area.



What does a state rep do, you ask? 

1. Works with Chandler do determine which stores in an area are the best places to host events (Who has terrain, local groups and supports the players) 

2. Talks with players and host stores to get them excited about having a qualifier at their store (pom-poms not included) 

3. Answers any questions stores and players may have.

4. When lacking a qualifier TO this person will act as TO for qualifiers.

Benefits:
- This year all state reps will receive free entry into the event(s) of their choice.  One friend of a state rep will also receive a 50% discount on entry.  State reps must also qualify naturally for the invitational.

- When you get here we will be organizing a state rep dinner on Sat night with some internet celeb types.

- Free "Staff," shirt (who doesn't like shirts)

- being a part of a national event.


Qualifications:
- We prefer that you are older than 21 but it isn't a requirement.
- We also are looking for someone who is excited about helping and will steal the initiative on getting people together.
- You should also have experience in running small RTT's just in case you have to run a few.


If your interested send an email to Feastofblades@Gmail.com


Honor your chapter,

Chandler
Feast of Blades TO

Monday, November 21

Interview with the Feast of Blades Champion: Nick Rose






So, now that you are the new Feast of Blades Champion I wanted to do an interview with you... Simple Q and A





Friday, November 18

Beaky Con Review Part 1

Beaky Con kicks off with a great start!!!



If you were in Florida and looking for more than a one day, end of the month tourney you were probably at Beaky Con. I was, and it was a great time.



Thursday, November 17

Forge World Chaos Spawn

When I first started painting and playing Warhammer I never thought I would even get the chance to work on things like Forge World models. But like anything the longer you do something the more chances you have to find your way into the remote areas of said thing your doing.



As such I recently got the opportunity to paint up a few of the Forge World Daemons, so I thought why not grab the camera and follow these guys through the warp.

Like the majority of models I work on, I started with the ever trusty Dupli-Color automotive primer.


I quit using any and all primers after I found this product. It has never failed me due to humidity, or rough coating, or anything of the like. I always take my time and do several light coats to build up the surface and reach into the recesses.



When its good and dry I grab the airbrush and do a base coat of Createx red.





Then a low light of transparent orange and high light of opaque yellow.



Bellow you can see some side by side pics with and without the flash.





























Once that is done its inside to the regular brushes for a combo of dry brushing (Foundation Tausept Ochre), and a 50/50 mix of chestnut ink and water.





I like using black ink to fill the recesses and "spots" all over this guy.






After the ink the various high and low lights from the airbrush blend to perfection, at least as far as what I wanted.





The tongue and veins were mixes of white/purple/white/purple ink/white&purple...

































I think he turned out just about as good as I could have planned for the time I spent working on him.











































Thanks for looking, hope you never get jumped by this guy on the field of battle...Or do I?

-Swags

Tuesday, November 15

Army list of the week 11-15: Blood Angels 2000 pts




Well, I had to take a week off after Feast of Blades, but now we are back on to our regularly scheduled (horrible) programming!

We are starting a new thing, once each week we will be providing a single army list for your viewing pleasure.  We might get these lists from opponents or people we meet at tournaments, lists we bring to tournaments, or even from the dark abyss that is our brains, but no matter what, most of these will be tournament level lists (Just how good is up to you.) To protect the innocent we aren't going to say who's list this is or how well it did in the events we found it at (if it came from an event at all.)

Here is what I would like to see:

- Discuss: Strengths of this list.  I.e. if you were playing it what things do you think are your keystones?
- Discuss: Weaknesses of this list. I.e. If you were the opponent what is the weak link you could push... - What armies would present a bad matchup?
- Discuss: Improvements/ changes.

With that, here is the first list:


Monday, November 14

Feast of Blades Standings (Invitational)

1. Nick Rose: Black Templar (Tournament Champion)
2. Kenny Boucher: Chaos Daemons (Second to one)
3. Thomas Reidy: Grey Knights
4. Eric Swanson: Imperial Guard
5. C.J. Young: Grey Knights
6. Dean Heckel: Tau
7. Ted Michalakes: Imperial Guard

8. Damien Garcia (Bracket 2 ace)
9. Stetson Wellborn
10. John Connelly
11. Richard Johnson
12. Brian Phinney
13. Chris Carslile
14. Philip Beightol
15. Rain Coleman

16.Thomas Oakley (Bracket 3 ace)
17. Mike Tester Sr.
18. Alex Hill
19. Brent Crihfield
20. Clayton Campbell
21. Mike Haspil
22. Reggie Carlisle
23. Chris Berry

24. Adam Tricolca (Bracket 4 ace)
25. Kevin Rose
26. Shane Billingsly
27. Andy Shellenberger
28. Gavin Sullivan
29. Andrew Fenner
30. David Johansen
31. Patrick Murphy

32. Brandon Sullivan (Bracket 5 ace)
33. Brandon Hershey
34. Brain Waltman
35. Mike Tester jr.
36. Jeff Lowe
37. Chris Busey
38. Imagine Rigney
39. Wes Hall

40.Matt Wyatt (Bracket 6 ace)
41. Sid Stallings
42. Brain Busey
43. Manny Cordova
44. Logan Lybbert
45. Jennifer Hill
46. Neal Quigley
47. Andrew King

48. Jeremy Grove (Bracket 7 ace)
49. Dan McDowel
50. Chad Brown
51. Kenton Young
52. Tyrel Carlson

*If you dropped before day two or DQ'd you are not in the standings.

Saturday, November 5

Thursday, November 3

FEAST OF BLADES TOMORROW!


Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

Tomorrow, Feast of Blades kicks off!  Registration begins at 7am and dice are rolling for the team tournament at 10am.  For questions email Feastofblades(at)gmail(dot)com. Honor Your Chapter!


   "...He which hath no stomach to this fight,
   Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
    We would not die in that man's company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd...

    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his   
    scars, And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.' 
    ...Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day...
 And gentlemen 
    in England now-a-bed  Shall think themselves 
    accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
                                           - Henry V