Why Do a “DIY” Regiment?

Our foe is well equipped, well-trained, battle-hardened. He believes his gods are on his side. Let him believe what he will. We have the tanks on ours.— Gen. Andreas Carnhide on the eve of the Liberation of Lyubov One of the joys of wargaming is a well-painted army with a compelling character that suggests a … Continue reading Why Do a “DIY” Regiment?

Interpreting Dates in the Imperium of Man

Since Rouge Trader, Warhammer 40K has used an arcane dating system.  I thought I'd do the obligatory explanation of horology in the 41st millennium, and make sure people can figure out some of the weird dates.A typical date might be 4.423815.M41. This can be broken down into 4 basic parts- 4.  423   815  M41.The first … Continue reading Interpreting Dates in the Imperium of Man

Figure Scale

Okay, so you've been a wargamer forever and you want to do conversions from plastic model kits, Christmas Village accessories or some other non-traditional source. Will it be compatible with your gaming stuff? Short of taking a figure with you to size against it (not always practical) you need to under stand what the various … Continue reading Figure Scale