External Link: One Page Rules

15 06 2014

I recently ran across a little corner of teh interwebs doing the gods’ work: One Page Rules.



These fine folks are trying to condense the rules for various GW games to one page. They currently have single-page rules for 40k, Kill Team, and Grimdark Racing. Their proposed docket includes: 40k/Infinity Hybrid, Blood Bowl, Epic Armageddon, Warmaster, Titanfall Wargame, XCOM Wargame, and generic rules to play with any miniatures. Personally, I’d love to to have a the rules to Blood Bowl on a single sheet—though I wonder if that can be done given the preponderance of charts involved.

GW Took Slightly Less of your Money Last Year

16 01 2014

New financial report out from Games Workshop today. Apparently, they aren’t taking as much money of your money as they used to (according to Bell of Lost Souls). Their revenue is down from £67.5m 2012 to £60.5m in 2013, but this meant a drop of almost a third to the profit margin:  from £11.1m last year to £7.7m in 2013. Still a nice chunk of change, but cue wild speculation that this will cause a radical uptick in GW prices this upcoming year.

Paint Tool I Need to Link

19 12 2013

After having searched for this link half-a-dozen times, I’m realizing I just need to put a link to Dakka Dakka’s Paint Range Compatibility Chart here on my blog. I find myself looking for it far too often.

Backstory: For those not in know (as I was until recently, coming to the hobby as of late), Games Workshop decided to redo their paint line about a year or so back. They changed the names, and in some cases the pigments, of their entire Citadel line. This coincided roughly with a new edition of Warhammer 40k and a new way of doing miniatures ironically called “finecast.”

This is sometimes referred to this as the Time of Sundering—too many changes too quickly turned many folks off to 40k. GW had delved too greedily and too deep into the wallets of their gamers. Some shops dropped GW entirely in protest. Many hobbyists jumped to Malifaux and Warmachine. Others walked the streets for weeks or even months with half-painted miniatures in their hands crying out in high piercing wails for the Devlan mud wash they would never see again.

What this all means to someone who doesn’t even play 41st millennial, dystopian, miniature wargames is that all the bloody paint names changed. So, when looking at tutorials or even just talking to folks who have been in the hobby for a while, you need to translate from old Citadel to new Citadel while also keeping mind say, Reaper, P3 or Vallejo. Loads of fun. Hence, the chart.