Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Larry eMail re: Bell of Lost Souls Site Shutdown



The intrigue around the site closures of Bell of Lost Souls and Faeit212 is the biggest buzz in Gaming right now. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

BoLS and Faeit212 down - Faeit212 out!



Bell of Lost Souls and Faet212 have both gone down.  The question is why.  

Blood Angel Space Marine Cosplay



A spectacular Blood Angels cosplay by Henrik Pilerud.


I love any of these Marine cosplays you see.  The amount of work is amazing.  


Tomorrow, more on the Imperial Fist Terminator! 

Loken

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dice of War - SoCal's Newest Game Store



Dice of War Games is a new game store I am starting with some friends and former Games Workshop employees.  Located in Southern California's Inland Empire (45 minutes east of Los Angeles) in the town of Rancho Cucamonga, Dice of War Games will carry all the usual suspects in miniature, tabletop and card games.  

Please go like the Dice of War Facebook Page and like it! 

MINIATURES GAMING

On the miniatures front, we will focus on Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Malifaux and Flames of War.  We will hope to add Infinity and Dystopian Wars real soon as well.  I would expect July/August launches for those two lines.



APOCALYPSE GAMING


Dice of War will of course be the home of SoCal Apocalypse, Southern California's biggest Apocalypse gaming group.  And being that we are now 10 minutes from my good friends Wayne Clark and Bill Moran, who run their own Apocalypse games out of Wayne's garage, that group will be joining us for our games (especially in the brutal Inland Empire summer's!).  I have been playing with Wayne and Bill for 3 years and they are great guys.


GAME TABLES


Dice of War Games has 2,200 square feet of space, with another 800 sf of warehouse space that will be converted to store space next year.  Expect 6-8 tables to start with the ability to put up another 6 tables for big events, and still have room for Magic and other gaming.


EVENTS


Expect monthly tournaments for every game system we carry.  Team tournaments are a favorite of ours and we are planning on having innovative and fun events.


GAME CHAMPIONS


Have a favorite game?  Want to help promote that game, run tournaments and be a notable citizen of the realm?  Well, we are looking for Game Champions for each game system we carry.  If you like sharing your game and want to earn store discounts and hang out with the coolest game store staff in the known universe, then contact me about being one of our Game Champions.


SODA & SNACKS


We have a big fridge that will be stocked with all your favorite soda and drinks, as well as snacks so you will never get thirsty or hungry at Dice of War!


TCGs AND TABLETOP GAMES

We have Magic!  And will be hosting everything from Friday night Magic to bigger events.  Other card games like Yu-Gi Oh! And Pokemon and a wide selection of Tabletop games as well!

Please go like the Dice of War Facebook Page and like it!  

Loken

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Helbrecht Pattern Land Raider




This 3D model has been a round for a bit but it is so deserving more publicity!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Adepticon 40K Team Tournament Army Showcase - Part II


Teleport Mishap!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Spikey Bits Trade-In Program!



I am a big fan of Rob Baer and his company Spikey Bits and his store FTW Games.  Well now Rob has a new idea and asked me to post it. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Horus Heresy Weekender - Here I Come!



I just booked my airfare to The Horus Heresy Weekender.  If you are an Apocalypse40K reader, let me know and we will raise a pint in Bugman's!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Resin Addict Releases 28mm "Fiddler"


The Fiddler is a new 28mm resin mech from the guys at ResinAddict.com.  I interviewed Magnozac on this great new piece.

Adepticon 40K Team Tournament Army Showcase




Eleven armies made the 40K Team Tournament Army Showcase on Saturday evening.  Here they are! (in three parts)

New 40K FAQs Released!




New 40K FAQs are up.  13 our of 18 armies got FAQ updates.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Adepticon Saturday Photos



Been here at Adepticon since Friday night.  As always, it is the best gaming event of the year.  Here are the first batch of photos. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Forge World Releases Necron Tesseract Ark, Sentry Pylon



Forge World has just released two new Necron models as part of Imperial Armour 12.  Both are spectacular models as we have come to expect from Forge World.  

TESSERACT ARK

The Tesseract Ark is one of the most powerful Necron war machines encountered on the battlefields of the 41st Millennium, and so sophisticated is its design, it can be manufactured only by the most adept of Crypteks. Built around a contained singularity torn from the heart of a dying star, in battle the Tesseract Ark can siphon the destructive energies of this captured star-fragment and unleash them in a variety of terrible ways. Most notably, the armoured bulk of the Tesseract Ark is surrounded by a gravitic distortion effect, a potent defensive mechanism.

The Tesseract Ark, designed by Daren Parrwood, is a complete multi-part resin and plastic kit, packed with detail. The forward armour and arcane projector array of its singularity chamber give it a unique profile, making a fantastic and menacing centrepiece for a Necron army. 



 The Tesseract Ark costs 55GBP, about $ 84.


SENTRY PYLON WITH GAUSS EXTERMINATOR


The stasis-tombs of the Necrons are vast and shadowy edifices, and many an Imperial Explorator expedition has made planetfall on a dead world only to vanish without trace; slain at the hands of the unliving guardian-constructs that watch over their slumbering masters.

Among these defences are automated weapons platforms of strange design known as Pylons. Some of these are huge, cyclopean constructs, but Imperial tactical logisticians have codified smaller, tactical variants as Sentry Pylons. These powerful devices are arcs of glittering metal equipped with a weapons array that can strike down enemy aircraft at ranges so great as to be almost beyond comprehension. Some are outfitted with a gauss exterminator array, a larger and more potent example of the hellish energy weapons carried by the Necron soldiery, which can also be employed against ground targets with no loss of effectiveness, scouring vast areas clear of life and cutting buildings down to little more than smoking rubble.

The Necron Sentry Pylon with Gauss Exterminator, designed by Stuart Williamson, is a multi-part resin kit that stands almost 6" (150mm) tall. The Sentry Pylon’s cruciform arc profile is packed with detail, making each a fantastic painting project as well as a potent battlefield unit. 

 The Sentry Pylon costs 46GBP, about $ 70.


Full rules and background for these two war machines can be found in Imperial Armour Volume Twelve: The Fall of Orpheus, and both the Sentry Pylon and the Tesseract Ark are available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 3rd May.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Starting an Apocalypse Army



The question often comes up, "What is a good model or formation to add to my army for Apocalypse."  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Puppetswar Releases Heavy Bikers



Puppets War has released a new resin bike model that can stand in for a Space Marine biker.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Secret Weapon Launches Tablescapes Kickstarter



Justin McCoy, the founder of Secret Weapon Miniatures, has launched a Kickstarter for "Tablescapes".  These are 12" x12" tiles that are similar to Games Workshop "Realm of Battle" boards, but half the cost and way more versatile.  I am a huge fan of Justin's work and I hope you will all support Justin in his efforts.  Here is the video:


   

Its pretty clear that Justin will blow through his goals, having already raised $ 68,000 of his $ 80,000 goal after only a few days.  


Go check the Kickstarter out here

Loken


 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Forge World New Releases - Destroyers, Rapier & More.




New releases are up on the Forge World site.  Basically the items we saw for sale last weekend at the Forge World Open Day.  More juicy Horus Heresy Goodness.


Legion Mk IV Destroyer Squad

Considered dishonourable by some Legions, who eschew them altogether or make little use of them, the arsenal of a Destroyer squad includes rad-weapons, bio-alchem munitions and the crawling horror of phosphex. These hellish devices, which irrevocably taint the ground upon which they are used, have been forbidden by the Emperor’s own edict, and with good reason. For during the long nightmare of the Age of Strife, many life-sustaining colony worlds were rendered barren by their use, becoming uninhabitable charnel houses where once these verdant planets held thriving civilisations.

It is little wonder therefore that those who wield these potent weapons of destruction are heavily protected from their effects – the fire-blackened and chem-scalded Destroyers being clad in modified and reinforced suits of power armour, essential to withstand the pernicious rad-taint of their own weaponry. Often shunned and distrusted by their Legion brothers, the Destroyers are deemed a necessary evil at best during these violent times, yet none can deny the potency of their relic-weapons.
Models designed by Will Hayes, the Legion MKIV Destroyer Squad contains a set of five multi-part resin models with five pairs of Tigrus pattern bolt pistols, as well as three phosphex bombs and an optional rad-missile launcher.. Available to pre-order now for despatch from the 3rd of May.


Legion Rapier Graviton Cannon

The Rapier armoured carrier is a semi-automated weapons carriage, equipped with on-board targeting systems and powerful generators. It is designed to mount support weaponry too large and cumbersome for even the superhuman strength of a Space Marine to carry, and the Rapier’s relatively small size makes it an ideal support weapon both in attack and defence. 

The Graviton Cannon is one of a group of gravity projection devices. The Power of the Graviton Cannon is sufficiant to rupture organs and crack bones even inside armour, but it's primary use is to impede the enemy and damage machinery without the risk of seconday explosions.

Model designed by Mark Bedford and Stuart Williamson, this multi-part resin kit is supplied with two Space Marine crew in MkIII ‘Iron’ Armour.



 Legion Rapier Quad Heavy Bolter

The Rapier Armoured Carrier is an ancient device, one of many such technological relics of the dawning days of Mankind’s stellar empire. A bulky, armoured track unit, which mounts a powerful antomantic reactor. One of the carriages common armaments is the Quad Heavy Bolter, able to lay down a withering hail of fire. 


Realm of Battle Board - Crashed Thunderhawk 
 
The Realm of Battle Crashed Thunderhawk makes for a particularly impressive centrepiece; the mightiest of Space Marine flyers brought low, shattered and hurling into the ground. Blake Spence has painstakingly designed the internal mechanics of this mighty gunship after inflicting terrible impact damage upon its hull; revealing the intricate airframe that underpins the Thunderhawk's imposing structure.

This detailed new scenery tile measures 2’ x 2’ (609mm x 609mm) and is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 3rd May.



I hope Forge World releases more Realm of Battle boards.  I can see some interesting ones coming.  Destroyer Land Raiders, Bunkers, etc.  

Loken 


US Games Day Tickets on sale April 20th




Games Day has moved to Memphis, TN, home of Games Workshop's US HQ.  And GW has released the tickets for the event.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spikey Bits Closing Down Bitz Sales!


Rob Baer, the founder and owner of Spikey Bits, has announced he is closing down the bits sales after Games Workshop ridiculously bullshit policy was announced that retailers would not be allowed to sell their product off the sprue.   You can read all about it on his blog here.


Rob basically started the bits business a number of years ago with Battlewagon Bits, sold that business to The War Store, went to work there and then headed off to start his own game store in Virginia.

I am a huge fan of Rob.  He is a great person, a fun gamer to hang with, and a great entrepreneur.  And if you know anything about me (I started 5 companies and speak on entrepreneurship at local colleges and universities) I love supporting other entrepreneurs, and Rob knows his stuff.  he is a real innovator in gaming retail and I support him whenever I can.

So go buy some bits from Rob and say hi to him at Adepticon!

Loken

Knight Titan by Blight Wheel Miniatures




Blight Wheel Miniatures has released "Prometheus" which is a Knight Titan sized mech.  

Blight Wheel's website is here and  blog is here.

You can order Prometheus here.







A really beautiful model that fills a need in Apocalypse armies.  I'll take 3!

Loken



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dominus Armored Siege Bombard



A guest blog by SoCal's greatest converter of 40K models.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Imerial Armour 12: Necrons, Minotaurs & Death Korp



Forge World is taking pre-orders on Imperial Armour 12: The Fall of Orpheus.

Necrons from Forge World Open Day




From Forge World Open Day comes news of new Necron units.

Monday, April 8, 2013

No Plastic Thunderhawk




Is there a plastic Thunderhawk in your future?

Forge World Open Day Video



The best video from Forge World Open Day.

Horus Heresy - Heard at Forge World Open Day




Detailed info on upcoming Forge World releases.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Even More Forge World Open Day Photos!


More photos from Philbrad2 on Warseer.

 
   

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