Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Reader's Choice: The Next Codex Review?

Greetings, good tidings, and otherwise generic introductions to all.  I come to the reader's of the blog to lend us their thoughts on which codex they would like to see a review of next.

There have been several codex releases since sixth dropped, and I would love to lend a machete to the intellectual thicket of how people view the armies that be.  I deeply enjoyed my in depth look of the Black Templar codex, and though I have played it for some time, I have never review the Imperial Guard.  Possibly because the book is so full of options that it is hard to really narrow down a look at how the army wants to play, when the codex offers so many choices.

That said, I'll review just about any codex currently out.  I'd prefer not getting into armies that have been rumored to be coming soon, as I don't want the work of a review to be moot before it's even finished :P

So... what army would you like to see a codex review for?

Monday, June 24, 2013

From the Vastness of Space...

A friend and long time 40k player recently informed me this past weekend that he hosts his own blog.  He has a vast array of armies and approaches the game in a great way mixing skill and fun.  Rites of Battle is happy to add him to the Wargamer's Blog List.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Forgeworld: New and Improved!

For those of you who do not frequent GW's largest (and only) subsidiary company's website, it might be a different experience for you when you return.  With the success of the Horus Heresy only just starting and the large quantity of models it now has, the website has been updated substantially, including the checkout process.

One does have to wonder however with so many alternative routes to obtaining the highly detailed resin models through third party sources for upwards of 20% + savings... will this update be worth the time and money invested?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

History Repeats itself in Recent David vs. Goliath

A Press Release from Winston & Strawn LLP
CHICAGO, IL – In a classic David-versus-Goliath battle, Winston & Strawn LLP represented Chapterhouse Studios LLC on a pro bono basis in a cutting-edge federal trademark and copyright dispute in the Northern District of Illinois (Games Workshop Limited v. Chapterhouse Studios LLC 1:10-cv-8103). The verdict of this jury trial, held in June 2013 before Judge Matthew Kennelly, confirms that copyright and trademark law should not be used to block add-on products. Winston & Strawn has litigated the case since 2010, and co-counsel law firm Marshall Gerstein joined the matter in 2012.

Monday, June 17, 2013

40k in the Shadow of the Colossi

Hello everyone, Godfrey here with a look at what is happening to the scale of 40k.  While normally, my talk of scale is based around the point level at which we play this game, today I'm going to take a look at the scale of the miniatures being pumped out by Games Workshop.  It's hard not to have seen some of these new models as they tend to take up quite a large amount of space on the table... at least in terms of vertical scale.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Picture of the Day

That odd moment when you come back to your apartment, and find out your maintenance guy plays Orks.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Unsung Hero of the Imperium

Greetings Gentlereaders,

I apologize for my recent hiatus.  I've been trying to get settled in and simultaneously getting ready to move again.  I've not had the opportunity to play much warhammer but I have been able to speak with Son of Horus and others around Bloomington.  It's taken some time to convince me, but I think it's time to shine a light on an under-appreciated option.  Yes, I'm here to talk to you about why the heavy bolter is not  a bad weapon, but one who is fundamentally good and should shine brighter in the metagame for a good while.  More after the break.