Friday, April 27, 2012

Tournament Alert

Sorry for the late notice everyone, I just found out myself.  There is a 500 point tournament going on this SUNDAY at 9:30 am up in Lafayette at the Game Preserve.  I you are up for some interesting gaming head on up that way.  There will be some restrictions on what is allowed, so make sure you read carefully before you decide to go or not.

Specifically, no duplicate vehicles, no more than T6, 1-4 troops and 0-1 of all other FOC selections are the highlights.  Expect to get in  six games with one hour for each.  Good hunting for anyone that attends.  Link to the facebook event is below.

Monday, April 23, 2012

40k: Art or Science?

Hey Folks!  I thought it'd be fun to post up this little chat and see what you all thought.  Believe it or not, I actually got the idea for this article from my girlfriend, who puts up with my addiction to the little plastic space men.  You know it's true love when you find that.

Anyway, the thought comes to me on how people approach 40k.  A lot of factors come into play when determining how people view it, including things like what they do for a living, and how they think.  The game has what I perceive to be two basic views, Art and Science.  Now by art, I'm not referring to the hobby aspect of it at all.  This is sheerly about one's approach to understanding and acting in the game.  So I guess I'll try to describe these as best as possible.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A "Touch" of Terrain

So some people say that on rare occasions, they catch a bug and start painting terrain.  Well if that be the case, I must have caught an elephant or something.  Needless to say I have been working on terrain these last couple weeks, and it has been quite rewarding, and productive.

A while ago I was tackling a block of 20 Death Korps infantrymen. I found myself about half way through hitting that "is it over yet" feeling we all get with huge swaths of unpainted infantry staring back at us.  So I had happened to look over and saw a couple of the Planetstrike Craters just lounging about in the corner that hadn't even received a primer coat yet.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Da Event Calendar

It's finally here!  A new page on Rites now includes The Event Calendar.  The calendar will include information about much of central Indiana's gamer groups, and we hope to keep it updated frequently.

Just follow the link on the page to the Calendar and start planning those weekend excursions.  We're hoping with a common calendar between groups, we can help them avoid scheduling events on the same weekends, so the players from the area can hit as many of the stores and play as many other gamers as possible.

Hope this helps everyone as much as we intended it to.

~ The Rites of Battle Administratum

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Compounding interest

Morning everyone,

It's been quiet around here, but I just got some new information that makes my 40k spirit a bit happier.  For reasons that are well beyond me, GW has decided to rebrand and change their paint line.  Now you can't get Orkhide Shade and Dark Angels Green (both of which I use for my marines), but you can get Caliban Green.  Tentacle Pink isn't back, but you can get some Emperor's Children Shade.  Here's a nice little conversion chart that I found on All Things 40k and wanted to pass along to any of you who are looking to buy any Citadel paints in the future.  The real fun for gamers is after the break.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Size of a Marine

I found these when digging around on the interwebz.  I thought they gave a decent look at the scale of a Space Marine pretty decently.  There is a really interesting thought that popped up in my head though.  We all know the scale of the tabletop miniatures is a little off.  For example, looking at the first picture, we can see that a marine should stand almost 2 feet taller than that of an average human.  So lets take a comparative look at marines and Imperial Guardsmen from the tabletop.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mail Bag

 Hey Folks.  For those of you inerested in contributing to the Guest Articles, Rites of Battle now has it's own email address.

We'd love to hear more from you guys, and are always eager to read and post new content.  Hope to hear from you soon!

~ The Rites Administratum