Wednesday, 30 November 2011

General Ramblings: The Utopia of Balance

I had a bit of a discussion with Abakus in the comment section of this article.

We basically had different views on a specific phrase, mostly, I believe, because we read it different ways.

Long story short, it got me thinking about what would be the ultimate balanced army. Utopian, really. And we're not talking about a balanced force, but a balanced Army Book, Codex, Forces of, or whatever.

The matter we didn't agree on was whether it is good for an army to have choices that scream 'you must have this!'.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Terrain Thoughts: WarmaHordes Obstacles

And here's part three.

Obstacles.

Trying to think of a good intro...

Failing. Let's just get on with it, shall we?

Friday, 25 November 2011

Rantette: Necron Reception

And we interupt your regular programming (which would have been another Terrain THoughts post about WarmaHordes) to bring you Incarias' (only somewhat late) rantette about the Necron Codex' reception.

And, since I'm lazy, I'll just sprinkle the whole thing with pictures taken straight from the GW webstore.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Terrain Thoughts: WarmaHordes Forests

I actually wrote the second instalment of Terrain Thoughts? Yay me!

So, continuing on the subject of WarmaHordes, the next terrain feature up for discussion is forests.


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Terrain Thoughts: WarmaHordes Water

Terrain.

It is one of the most important aspects of a wargame, capable of changing the course of a battle quite significantly by its placement, nature, or absence.

Which is why I feel justified in looking at a few types of terrain here. I'll start off with WarmaHordes (since that is what I'm playing right now) but might branch out.

Today is about water.



Tuesday, 8 November 2011

General Ramblings: The "You Shut Up Now" Rule

So, I'm still kind of struggling for ideas.

Sure, I could do a hobby post. Badly, probably. But that would require me to get my camera out. I could similarly actually photo my Trollbloods collection. But that would not only require the camera to be out, but brought down to the club, where my Mega-Smurfs are languishing in a display cabinet.

I could whine about the Internet. I'm sort of good at that. But no one's actually annoyed me thoroughly enough lately. At least not about anything even remotely Incarias-related. The politics are staying off this site for now. Mostly.

So, I'll talk about my club. And one rule we have that deserves spreading.

I like to call it the 'You shut up now!' rule.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Opinion Piece: Why Pirating Benefits Wargames Manufacturers

This one might annoy people. I'm aware of this fact.
 
I'd just like to make it clear that this is not intended as an argumentation for pirating in general (that's a can of worms that belongs elsewhere). It isn't even an argumentation for pirating material made by wargames manufacturers. It is merely a look at how I (that is, me, personally) see ways in which said pirating might in fact benefit the manufacturers far more than it hurts them.



There, that's the disclaimer done with.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WarmaHordes: Onwards and Forwards - Choosing a Second Army

Yeah, I know it's been a while. No, I'm not going to apologize. Onwards and forwards.

I started WarmaHordes maybe four months ago. Since then, I've been frenziedly assembling, painting and playing my Trollbloods. I've now got to the point where I cannot field all (or even half) my models in a single game at the club.

Faced with this fact, I've decided to get a second army, rather than keep expanding the Trolls ad infinitum (except they will probably still get the occasional reinforcement; no army is ever finished, after all).

I've gone with Cryx. This post will be about why.