Congratulations! You are now the Chapter Master of a Space Marine Chapter, Commander of an Imperial Guard Regiment, Canoness of an Order of Sisters of Battle, or what have you. The first thing you should do is decide where your army comes from. If you are stuck for a name, you could use the name … Continue reading Designing a Homeworld
The phonetic alphabet assigns code words to the letters of the English alphabet acrophonically so that critical combinations of letters (and numbers) can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by vox regardless of their native language, especially when the safety of navigation or persons is essential. The paramount reason … Continue reading Phonetic Alphabet
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 understand what the various scales … Continue reading Figure Scale
One thing that always frustrated me as a gamer is my eyes are always bigger than my budget. I am very good at coming up with cool army lists but they require things like 8 Space Marine drop pods ($400 at GW prices) or a dozen Valkyries ($720 at GW MSRP) or a squadron of 3 Salamanders ($115 not including shipping!). … Continue reading The Frugal Gamer
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?