Wednesday, October 24

Pre-Heresy 1k Sons - Feast of Blades Raffle Army

Check out this sweet raffle army by Next Level Painting for this weekend's Feast of Blades Invitational Tournament!

Wednesday, October 3

Tickets for Feast of Blades selling fast

It is not too late to purchase your tickets for the Invitational.  If you haven't received a welcome email from us send an email to and we can verify that you are on our list.

All other events are still open too, simply purchase your ticket and submit your army list (if required).

Friday, September 21

Feast of Blades 6th edition FAQ is live

Version 6.1.0 of the FOB FAQ is now posted up.  It may be subject to change (We will post notices of changes here and on the main site.)  If you have additional questions or think we got something horribly wrong ;) to
Thank you

Tuesday, August 7

Tomorrow, August 8th, at 6:30 pm MST (8:30 EST) we will be broadcasting a mission that may or may not be (wink, wink) at the finals.  Tune in to the link below. We will also have a live staff member to answer all your Feast of Blades questions in the live chat during the game.

Sunday, August 5

Feast of Blades tickets go live @ 12:01 EST

Feast of Blades tickets go live in 15 minutes (12:01 Eastern).  They will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  The invitational will have 200 slots with over 300 qualifiers so it is important to act quickly to ensure your spot!!!

(Use "Registration," link)

Monday, July 2

thoughts on GW rules design in 6th

So, like the rest of the gaming world this weekend was full of 6th edition.  I read through the book a few times and has about half a million "Did you see..." Calls and texts to help me miss parts I skimmed over.  Overall I was impressed with the rules design behind 6th. For example.

Thursday, June 21

It's Wargames con time!!

Im just about to get on the plane with my crew and head down to WGC. If your there come say hey and talk some corporate finance!

here is my mug again for everyone

Tuesday, June 19

FOB qual mission 2 live game, USTREAM. 6:00 MST (8:00mst)

Just a quick reminder about tonights UStream. We will have the reigning champion codex (Black Templars) face off against the new kids on the block (Necrons). We are set to start at 6:00 MST (8:00 Eastern). We will have plenty of staff in the chat room to answer all your questions

Thursday, June 14

Last night we had our monthly staff meeting.  One of the main topics of discussion was 6th edition and what we are planning to do now that GW has released the 6th edition date.

This decision is FINAL and will not be changed.  It also overides anything we have told you before in any communication, public or private.


Qualifiers AFTER AUG 1st:  6th edition
Qualifiers before Aug 1st: 5th edition

If you feel that your store needs an exception please email Feastofblades (at)gmail (dot) com.

Feast of Blades

Square to Round: Iron Wolves and 6th Edition

Today we have some contempt or dread goodness, read on for more!

Thursday, June 7

Feast of Blades LIVE mission on ustream! 6:45 MST Today

We are excited to announce our first live UStream of 2012!

The feed will start at

6:45 pm Mountain Time on Thursday 6/7/12. 

We will be playing through a Qualifier Mission and answering any questions that you might have about the mission.

You can access the stream through the UStream website with a search for Feast of Blades, or you can just click on the link below.

PS- no, I'm not dead, I just want to take a slight break before 6th ed to get my head on straight, lol


Friday, May 11

The world is flooding! fire will consume all! Stop whining about 6th

Lately it feels as if a lot of people are running around crying "the sky is falling."  Well, I'm here to tell you that it isn't. Come on in the water is fine.

Tuesday, May 8

Freehand masterclass: Dali

Salvador Dali: Persistance of Memory

Today I wanted to do another quick post on what I have been up to lately with my painting.  Maybe we will even get into a little bit of an artsy-fartsy-discussion...

Friday, May 4

New Flier rules and analysis

 Sometime in the last day or so the new flier rules were leaked, well nobody invited me to the leak party so now Im going to have to make up for it but doing a unit analysis right here on the inferno.

Wednesday, May 2

Aquila News: 6th Edition Vehicle rumors!

Breaking news!!! There are some new vehicles (and new rules) coming to 6th ed. Read on for more.

Tuesday, May 1

A great podcast episode

I listen to a good deal of Podcasts, they are great for my short drive to work.  Usually though, I turn them off when I get into the office and don't listen to it again until I'm back in the car.  Yesterday was different, I had been hearing good things about a podcast called "The Codex Project."  Since my regular podcast (11th Company) hadn't put up a new episode I decided to give this new one a listen, and the topic of the day?  Broken Codex design!

Monday, April 30

Review: Know No Fear

     Duke has been asking me to write some reviews of Black Library books for a long time.  I've resisted the notion because of this simple fact.  Just because I like or dislike something that has been written why should that impact you?  It really shouldn't at all, and I'm the last one to tell you whether you will enjoy a book or not.  I also don't like giving away the best parts of books to someone who hasn't read it.  Whether I put up a 'Spoilers' alert or not is irrelevant.  You'll probably keep reading... right?... I do.

Thursday, April 26

Just when you think you can paint: Best appearance at Adepticon (post fixed)

So, you think you can paint?  That's cute!  I used to think I was a good painter and that I had a chance (however slim) of one day winning a best appearance award at a major event... Then I saw this 

Wednesday, April 25

New Dark Angels Codex: Hidden in plain sight?

Every once in a while, GW will hid upcoming releases in plain sight.  Well the other day I was surfing their blog on the Games Workshop main page and I stumbled across what I am sure is the next codex hiding right in front of me. Lets just jump in and see shall we?

Tuesday, April 24

Chaos Wasteland Game Table Part 3 More Terrain

Welcome back followers of Chaos. Swags here in another update from the realm of pain and suffering that is the Chaos Wastelands.

Continuing on with the terrain discussion I'm going to start with the "Frozen Forest" today.

Monday, April 23

photos of adepticon

Well, I know when I am not at a big event I want to see lots and lots of pictures just to get an idea of what it looks like while you're there.  For those of you who couldn't make it here are a few pictures of the event, Ill do a couple series on Adepticon pictures but here is the first one.

Thursday, April 19

Adepticon Live Cast

here is a great link for people wanting to check out the happenings at Adepticon.  It is being put on by my friend Loken over at Apocalypse 40k.  Sometime throughout the weekend I will be on the show flexing my muscles all crazy like... Or not.

Anyhow, if you can't come say hey in person at least log in and watch the Livecast!


Wednesday, April 18

finding me at Adepticon

The past few times I have gone to large events I am always on the lookout for old friends, but the best is when I meet new ones.  Sometimes though I don't realize I have been talking to someone who's blog I love or who's painting I admire.  So, to get rid of some of the anonymity of the internet (it is a growing trend LINK, lol) I'm posting up a pic of my ugly mug so you'll recognize me.  Ill be playing in the team tourney but other than that you can catch me at the Spikey Bitz booth selling my mega-awesome-GAMER- clothing-line "Imperial Attire,"

Edit: My real name is Chandler but I still answer to "Duke," since it was my nickname through college. Either way...

Come say HEY!


Square to Round: Iron Wolves Recap

     I've decided to do a bit of a recap, especially since the list changed a bit since I first started this project.  Having played WHFB for a long time I was looking to get into 40K for various reasons.  Most of my gamer friends are heavily involved in 40K, not so much into the Fantasy side of the game.  I also had hit a 'burn-out' stage when it came to WHFB and was looking for something to get the juices flowing and rekindle my interest in the gaming scene.  I am also waiting for the various 8th edition Army Books to hit a critical mass that will solve some of the competitive problems with WHFB that I believe exist right now.

Tuesday, April 17

Feast of Blades Invitational commercial

Short post today... Follow the link and comment below! (blogger wasnt liking the link, copy and paste into your browser)

Friday, April 13

Latest freehand and Adepticon prep latest.

Painting... blah blah blah... Writing lists.... blah blah blah... Re-painting the stuff I already painted... blah blah blah... Re-writing my lists...blah blah blah... Oh! Eat, sleep, drink... It must be tournament season!

Thursday, April 12

Adepticon Prep

So, as it turns out, I will be going to Adepticon this year.  I was asked a few weeks ago to play on a Colorado-bsed team with a few guys I know.  The team is using a Custodes theme so how could I say no? here is a rough list of what I need to do to get ready.

Wednesday, April 11

Feast of Blades Costume Contest

(copied from We love Wargames!  We also love halloween!!!  This year we are scheduled on one of the weekends that surrounds Halloween.  Well, what a great way to be able to enjoy two things we love... Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Costume contest anyone?  

The Rules:
- Come dressed as your favorite Sci-Fi or Fantasy Character.  
- No actual weapons
- No nudity
- Acting in character is encouraged!
- Costumes can be bought or made...
- Costume with the most votes will win a VERY COOL PRIZE!

The Competitions:
- Best overall costume
- Most funny costume
- Youngbloods best overall
- Best group Costume (assuming enough groups enter)

So, get your armies ready but get your costumes ready too! We will see you (And your alter ego) In October!!!

Feast of Blades Staff.

Tuesday, April 10

Real Time Painting Log 9

Test fig up!!!

My latest Freehand: Lady Justice

For a while now I have been working on my Custodes army.  The tanks have by far taken the longest to do (one because they are big and two, because I need inspiration to do them)

Monday, April 9

Real Time Painting Log 8

End of week 2!!!!

Army list of the week: 2000 pts dark elder

This list comes to us from the Invitational at Feast of Blades.  Overall it did pretty well, qualifying during the Qual by fire event (a last minute qualifier held the night before) and then placing at/near the top 10.

Friday, April 6

Real Time Painting Log 7

Day 10 = 3 more hours.

Took off the bases, put the marines back on the foam core to
go back to the airbrush for more work.

Real Time Painting Log 6

Well its Thursday time for a fresh look.
Lets see what we got.

Wednesday, April 4

40k hobby: Casting with Greenstuff

 Alright peeps, today I want to go over a nice way to cast with greenstuff, legos and casting gel.  Let's jump right in, shall we?

Friday, March 30

Skyrim 40k FTW!!! discussion

Earlier today BoLS released this news article LINK.  Long story short, THQ (makers of the "Dark Millennium," MMO) announced that they will not be making the game into an MMO, but instead will be making it a "...Premium single player experience..." I got thinking to myself about what does an MMO look like that isn't an MMO but is a "premium single player experience."  Then it hit me... 40K SKYRIM!

Thursday, March 29

Real Time Painting Log 5

On we go, No time to talk.

Its the start of week 2, lets go!

Real Time Painting Log 1

How long does it take to paint an army? I have been ask this so often when someone finds out about this thing we do. I then give some smart answer like, How long is a piece of string?

But at some point it might be good to know, so Im doing a real time paint log and were going to find out.

Wednesday, March 28

Chaos Display Board

All this talk about Chaos Marines getting a new dex has quite a few people starting to get ready to take some skulls.

Today I have a recent commission job I did creating a Chaos display for a friend in the 40K Wrecking Crew.

Tuesday, March 27

March of Wolves: Troops

Space Wolves Troops
By: Alan B.

With troops I always take a look at who gets the most bang for the buck, or points so to speak.  In the space wolves codex it is mostly a choice between hunters or claws with some additions.

Monday, March 26

Friday, March 23

The Fall of 'Ard Boyz and my thoughts.

Well, it has been a few days since the fall of 'Ard Boyz and now that I have had a few days to think about it I wanted to get my $.02 out there.  Let's talk about the tournament that was and perhaps look to the future, come along with me on this magic carpet ride.

Thursday, March 22

Codex Review: Space Wolves' Fast Attack

When the words Space, Wolves, Fast, and Attack all find themselves in the same sentence overgrown, rage-addled men atop overgrown, rage-addled wolves are just about the only thing that comes up. Believe it or not, the codex does have other options. In case you've forgotten, we intend to show you all of them.

Tuesday, March 20

March of Wolves: Logan Grimnar Analysis

Logan Grimnar, The Great Wolf!  He is one of the most iconic leaders in all of 40k, This was the guy that got me all excited when I used to play Wolves in 2nd edition.  Through the years, the Wolf king has not fallen in popularity.  Lets go over him and see some of his inner workings and give a few suggestions on how to use him.