Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Well it is a start...

Hey guys, Huron here again, man has it been a while. I have to admit that taking it easy has some advantages (though once you see my list of what I have been up to, you will question if I have been taking it easy), no deadlines, no models I have to have painted, no worries about not having X hobby thing painted, etc.

I has allowed me to find the time to play more and different games, which has lead me to rediscover board games and non-collectible card games and things of that nature. With December coming to a close however, I think it is about time to get back on the horse, set some goals, come up with a plan, and get to work. For one, there is a new 40K tournament season starting just around the corner. I said last year that my Griffons were under powered in the current meta in my area by the end of last season so I was going to do a new army for this season.

Additionally, I have put back on the black in the last few weeks and stepped up at my local LGS Huzzah Hobbies as a Pressganger again. That means catching up on what I have missed over the last 2 years and probably painting up some new demo sets and a new 35-50pt army to use.

Bah, there is to much to write down in paragraph form, so in comes a good old list.

What I have been up/Going to be up to in early 2011.
  1. Started Flames of War - Late War Russians
  2. Started Uncharted Seas - Shroud Mages
  3. Started Dystopian Wars - Japanese
  4. Started playing/Purchased Dominion (Deck Building Card Game)
  5. Started playing/Purchased Resident Evil's new Deck Building Card Game
  6. Purchased Invasion from Outer Space Board Game (From Flying From Productions)
  7. Started playing/Purchased Wings of War base game and 2 planes
  8. Dabbling with getting back into Monpoc
  9. Reactivated myself as a Pressganger for Privateer Press and started organizing a new League and Tournament for Warmachine/Hordes
  10. Stopped playing Malifaux, we will see if I get back in, in Jan 2011.
  11. I am in week 3 of a Warhammer Fantasy Escalation League that will be running through February
  12. Played some Apoc recently, has me thinking about getting my Blood Angels finished so I have a new army to play with short term
  13. In the conceptual and testing build phase for a Steam-Punk Ork 40k army I am thinking about build to use at the Nova Open next August. Was 100% sold on the idea until I figured out what it would cost to create 3 Ork Battlewagon Steam Trains, now rethinking possibly or doing some revising.
  14. Scatter Brained and starting new projects or wanting to finish old projects or something else every other day it seems.
Well that is my list of what I have been up to. I have articles coming in the near future, probably after I get my work area cleared up and find my camera again. But never fear I shall return, looking for me in 2011 if not before.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hey guys, Huron here again. Sorry I haven't been around that much. Between work, club gaming stuff, tournaments, trips, etc and now being sick I have not had the time to really do that much hobby. I have some projects waiting in the wings that as soon as I get back to them I'll have lots to talk about them. Flames of War, Malifaux, Fire Storm Armada, and Uncharted Seas are the games I have been playing lately.

Add in 40K Killzone and a bit of Exillis and that rounds out what I have been up to. Expect updates on all of it soon, just as soon as I get rid of this cold.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Back and planning another!

Hey guys, Huron here, back from Warstore Weekend. I had a good time and will have all the coverage for you tomorrow but today I wanted to talk about another Con close to my heart, Adepticon! Registration has opened and if you are planning to go in 2011 I will be seeing you there. I still have to figure out how I am getting there (though I will likely drive) I will be headed out Thursday and will be headed home the Monday after. Here is what my weekend looks like.


Traveling to the show. Then once I get there meeting up with the TEW (the Eternal Warrior, previously DLT) guys, the Independent Characters guys, and who ever else wants to go and get Adeptiparty-con 2 started off right.


9:30 - 11:30: Hobby Seminar - Airbrushing for Figurines with Mathieu Fontaine - I am really looking forward to this seminar and using my airbrush for more then just base coats is definitely something I need to learn to do and do more to help speed up - improve my painting.

12:00 - 5:00: Warhammer 40K: Killzone - Never heard of Killzone? Where have you been hiding? Under a rock? Killzone is a fan made skirmish expansion to Warhammer 40,000 first created by Big Jim from Galaxy in Flames, and then developed and worked on by the Killzone committee and is currently in Beta Testing. I am looking forward to this event and have been helping to test the Killzone rules recently in anticipation.


Nada! That is right, currently I have no plans for Saturday. I may join in on something eventually, but I wanted to leave Saturday open as I know Bill and I will be Podcasting at some point, and there will be lots of other things to do a the con besides playing in registered games. For example a certain some one owes me a challenge game with her Chaos Marines... She knows who she is! ;) And the one thing I didn't do last year was play that many pickup games against people I didn't know. That is something I want to rectify this year if possible.


8:00 - 4:00: 35ss Malifaux Tournament - Malifaux is really my favorite game at present and I am excited to play in this event. I know that Bill will be playing to, will you?

9:00 - ?: After Con Poker Tournament and Mixer - Last year I had fun at this event and was knocked out early and went to bed, I won't make that mistake again. Bill stayed down stairs and played into the wee hours of the morning talking and having fun. I will definitely be down for some fun games to unwind and have fun after adepticon this year. I will also probably bring some board games with me for those of us that get knocked out early and want to hang out still. Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Hex-Hex, and Bang seem like the right sort of games for this.

Well that is my schedule, what is yours. I'd love to know what events people are playing in and who will be in the same events as me (so that trash talking may commence). Also if you have ideas of what I should do with my Saturday Morning/ Early Afternoon let me know.

See you next time.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another Weekend of Gaming Excitement!

Hey guys, Huron here. Sorry I do not have anymore coverage for you from BfS. I still have 2 games to go but my monitor at home has died. Well actually I can still turn it on, but everything is very smurfy and blue and not much else. So I will need to pickup a new monitor before I get back to posting my games from BfS.

So now to the meat of things, the Warstore Weekend. Myself and 2 other of my good friends will be getting in my car very early, O-Dark thirty actually, and heading up to the con tomorrow morning and spend the rest of the weekend up at the con. I am looking forward to seeing many of the people I saw recently at BfS and reconnecting with a few people I know who will be there that I have not seen since the last time I was at Gencon back in 2008.

I currently have no definitely plans for what I will be doing, but never fear, a good ole' coverage will be made next week.

So enjoy your weekend and if your are going to be up at Warstore Weekend look for me, I will be the tallest guy in the room, wearing black gamer shirts, talking to my camera. ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BfS Day 2, Game 4

Hey guys, Huron here, back with another Battle report from BfS. Sorry I know I told some people that I would have this out on Monday but I have been having some computer trouble again recently. Sigh, if it is not one thing it is another.

So in this game I get to play against Dan (Nyhil) and his beautiful Vraks Traitor Guard army. Check out the couple of pics that I got of the army.

A really beautiful and inspiring army. I spent more then one of Dan's turns completely distracted staring at his army. Well without further ado, on to the battle report.

Wow that was a fun game. If you want to find out more about Dan's armies, you can check out his blog @

Well that is it for now. Next up, Day 3 and my new Nemesis returns. Then on to a rematch from my 2009 trip up to NY. See you guys next time.

Friday, October 15, 2010

BfS Day 2 - Game 3

Hey guys, Huron back again with another battle report from my games a the Battle For Salvation tournament held up in White Plains, NY this past weekend. This battle report covers game 3 for me on Saturday, and features my new nemesis, Neil from the 11th company. NN (nemesis Neil) and I played twice over the course the weekend, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. NN was running a very tough Ghazghkull Ork force comprising several squads of Boyz, Mega Armored Nobz, Lootaz, Ghazghkull and a KFF Big Mech, and no less then 4 Battle Wagons. Ouch!

In this game I continued with my tactic of setting up a fire base and putting down a punishing amount of fire power while out flanking with just 2 minimum squads of marines in rhinos. However I deviated a bit and put the Libby and Terminator squad in reserve ready to deep strike in and strike at any damaged battle wagons from the side. I chose 2 of the 4 battle wagons, the 2 mega nob squads, and Ghazghkull as my KPs. He choose the speeders, Razorbacks, and my terminators as his.

The game was hard fought and came down to 2 turns of Ghazghkull, the Big Mech, and a the 3 surviving Mega Nobs in the squad with them running from Khan as Khan and his squad butchered its way through Ork boyz to go after Ghazzy. Finally Khan and his squad caught up to Ghazzy, killed all but one of the Nobz (having slaughter the other squad 2 turns earlier), and doing 2 wounds to Ghazzy. Ghazzy responded by punching Khan 3 times to which Khan failed 2 of his invuls and died. A good close game with a dramatic finish, 5 KPs to 3.

Here is the Video:

Check back on Monday when I cover my game with Dan Oppedisano, the winner of the best painted army at the BfS and a really great guy. The fluff and detail he put into his army really shows. Check out his new blog, for more details about his army if you can't wait till Monday for all my coverage.

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

BfS Day 2 - Games 1 and 2

Hey guys, Huron here. Today I have another battle report for you from my games 1 and 2 of the Battle For Salvation tournament held on the weekend of October 8-10, 2010. I had fun. My first opponent, John, played a Shrike Space Marine list with 2 Assault Squads, Normal Terminators, a Vindicator, and then a few Assault Squads... oh and a squad of sniper scouts. We played a close fought game till the last few rounds when some bad dice on his part rolls turned the game in my favor and I had a solid win, taking VPs, 3 of 4 table quarters, and all 5 KPs.

This ran me into Jeff, a BA player with a tank heavy Alpha Strike list. He won the right to go first and picked a quarter that except for a bit of difficult terrain, but me in a wide open deployment area (we were playing spearhead). Long story short, he zipped up and unloaded, killing, stunning, or shaking everything I had on the table pretty much, leaving me unable to strike back until the end of turn 2. At that point I didn't really have much left and my dice rolls were so bad that nothing was hitting anyways, it was a miracle he didn't destroy me complete and table me. At the end of the game I had a few Marines, Khan, and 2 rhino left hiding in a corner contesting an objective. I had a good game with Jeff and finally got to see what Alpha strike BA can do.

Here is the video:

Ouch, brutal second game. Well that left me squarely 1-1, which set me up for my best game of the day, vs Neil from the 11th company. More on that next time though.

Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Battle for Salvation - Friday vs Jawaballs

Hey guys, Huron here. So today I start my coverage of my trip to the 2010 Battle For Salvation tournament held up in White Plains, NY this past weekend. I had a blast. The tournament was using a modified Nova Open Format that adds in Kill Points as a fourth possible win condition (though there were still only Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary mission each round). I ended up going 2-2 and made it to the bronze bracket on the Sunday where I promptly lost to Neil from the 11th company, again...

This first video is of my pre-tournament Celebrity Grudge Match game vs Jawaballs on Friday night. I had fun playing Jawaballs, but in the end he beat me pretty soundly. I reserved everything which was a mistake that I make sometime when using Khan, and was actually the reason I dropped him from my list for the Open so I would not have the option. Losing this game actually helped me quite a bit as it got my head in the right place and me commited to a tactic I would use for the rest of the weekend of minimizing my out flankers to 2 half tactical squads in Rhinos and creating a solid fire base with the rest of the army so that all the unit were better able to support each other and not be overwhelm individually.

More on my strategy in a future post, not on to the part you all want, the battle report. Make sure you watch to the end for some special bonus content with Fritz and Black Matt.

I hope you enjoyed the battle report and see you soon for coverage of my games 1 and 2 at the Battle For Salvation Tournament.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Prep Complete - Battle for Salvation

Hey boys and girls, Huron back again. Well this weekend is the Battle for Salvation tournament up in White Plains, NY that myself and a few of my locals will be attending. I will be on hand playing a challenge match vs Jawaballs on Friday also, so check back next week for lots of coverage.

Here is the list I will be taking.

2000pts Howling Griffons BfS Tournament Army

160pts Kar'sarro Khan
140pts Librarian w/ Terminator Armor, Storm Shield; Might of Ancients, Nullzone

195pts (10) Tactical Marines w/ Power Fist, Flamer, Missile Launcher
035pts Dedicated Transport: Rhino

200pts (10) Tactical Marines w/ Powerfist, Meltagun, Multimelta
035pts Dedicated Transport: Rhino

105pts (5) Tactical Marines w/ Power Weapon
075pts Dedicated Transport: Razorback w/ Twin-Lascannon

115pts (5) Tactical Marines w/ Power Fist
075pts Dedicated Transport: Razorback w/ Twin-Lascannon

200pts (5) Assault Terminators w/ Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields
275pts Dedicated Transport: Landraider w/ Multimelta, Extra Armor

105pts Dreadnought w/ Multimelta, Dreadnought CCW w/ Storm Bolter

105pts Dreadnought w/ Multimelta, Dreadnought CCW w/ Storm Bolter

090pts Landspeeder w/ Heavy Flamer, Cyclone Missile Launcher

090pts Landspeeder w/ Heavy Flamer, Cyclone Missile Launcher

The army totals out at exactly 2k which is nice. This is going to be the last 40K tournament for this army this year. I am going to be retiring them after BfS and starting to work on something new for next year. I have been working on this army for just over a year now and I am happy with what it has achieve. As for my next army, I am not sure what I will pick just yet. Whether that will be my already 50% done BA Army, Orks, Exodites, or something else, who knows. But more as I make the decision.

See you guys on Sunday for the 101010 Killzone madness.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Can Jawaballs come out and play?

Hey guys, Huron here with a little update. I will be attending the Battle for Salvation 2010 GT October 8th to the 10th in White Plains, NY. The BfS is a 2000pt tournament that is using a system similar to the Nova Open and you can find out all the difference on the most recent 11th Company Podcast where Bob (the tournament organizer), Neil (11th Company Host), and I break it all down for you.

So on Friday there is going to be a series of grudge matches between internet personalities and while don't think of myself as a super popular internet personality Bob has allowed me to throw down a challenge so here I go:


I am going to make mince meat out of your silly Blood Angels!
You are going to need a new army when I am done destroying yours!

Yeah that's right!
I went there!

You heard it here first folks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nova Open Round 1

Hey guys, sorry it has taken so long, but here is round 1 of my Nova Open coverage. I have been having some technical difficulties again, but I hope they are pasted.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Malifaux, Eater of Souls... and free time.

Malifaux has been around for a while, I have even mentioned it before. However I have never discussed just how hard it has grabbed and sucked me away from playing other games. Until recently, Warhammer 40,000 was my game of choices. I played 40k several times a week and paint 40k minis and dreamed about new 40K armies. While the dreaming is still there a bit, thanks to my over abundance of GW stuff everywhere in my apartment right now, since Huzzah Hobbies opened back on August 14th (Same day as the Nova Open) Malifaux has been taking up every scrap of my free time.

From assembling and painting models, to thinking about terrain I want to build to actually kicking in and starting to work on some Malifaux has pretty much sucked the life out of the rest of my hobbies. If you had talked to me back in July or early August I would have told you that I'd planned to have my new Lizardman army painted and be hip deep in Warhammer Fantasy right now. I'd be facing all the denizens of the Old World learning to use by cold blooded army. Not so. While I have played some fantasy a few weeks ago, I have gotten n0 painting done on them and have no plans to pick them back up anytime soon.

In contrast, the fall 40K Tournamant scene is ramping up with 4 Tournaments in October - November that I have my eye on. The first is the Battle for Salvation GT in White Plains, NY. I already have my ticket for this bad boy and will be scheduling hotel accommodations when I get paid at the end of this week. I will need an 1850pt army painted and to be ready to go for another Nova Open style tournament in about a month from now. My Griffons while ready really aren't up to snuff in that format and all my other possible armies to chose from all need a lot of work and testing. What does that mean, I will probably take some form of Griffons army, but will probably have to do a good amount of overhauling and painting of new units before the event. But with Malifaux eating up my time, I am going to have to find some balance to get some work done on them.

The other three tournaments are the 40K tournament at the Warstore Weekend which I have agree to go to with some friends of mine (but I have not purchased tickets or made hotel arrangements for), Mechanicon, and the Da Boyz GT up in Rochester, NY. All three of these events will be lots of fun and I hope to make the majority of them, but it is going to take a lot of work to get everything together for them.

And we come back to Malifaux. I have one crew just about done. They are my Outcasts which consist of 10 models right now. Painted I have The Victorias, my duel masters and leaders of my crew and a totem for them, the student of conflict; Taelor, Lady Hammerstrike one of my Melee monsters; and Johan, the Renegade Steamfitter, he is fun to play as he is a jack of all trades. In process I have Bishop, a brawler which is my tank, though he is expensive; 3 Ronin, good jack of all trades models that give the crew some flexibility and the ability to bring back Victorias when they die; and the Convict Gunslinger, a hard hitting bad ass which is a good choice for any crew that could use an extra gun. In the the long run I'd like to add a few more models to this crew, but that is it for the time being.

This weekend I broke out my Resurrectionists and got a few games in with Nicodem, the master of resurrecting the undead. Nicodem is a beast when he has the card, bring all sorts of undead monsters into play using the corpse counters his crew find or create for him (from the bodies of their foes). So far in the 2 games I have played with him, Nicodem has either been card starved and unable to get that many undead out , or card saturated and bring out whatever I want whenever I want.

Waiting in the wings is McMourning, my other Resurrectionist Master which I am assembling now and soon Colette and her Arcanist Showgirls.

So much to do, some many games to play, models to paint, and trips to tournaments to take this fall. I guess it could be worse, I could have no one to play with and nothing to do but go to work each day. But man a guy can get overwhelmed. Thankfully I am not there... yet.

See you next time.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Plan

Hey guys, Huron rolling in for another post. Sorry, no video battle reports yet, I know I promised Tuesday but my evenings have been full of recovering from the Nova Open, Malifaux, and Warhammer Fantasy so I have not had time to get the editing I need to do done. That said check back tomorrow as I plan to get some serious editing done this evening.

So I have a plan. Is it a good plan? Is it a plan I will stick to? I am not sure of either but it is a plan none the less.
  1. Finish painting Malifaux Outcasts and 2k of BAs I was working on last week. Build some terrain for Malifaux.
  2. Really 1b, try out the marine list Stelek devised for me in 5-10 games to see how viable they are and how well I can adopt/figure out the suggested tactics. I need to build a Captain on Bike for the army as well.
  3. Finish painting the 2.5k of Lizardmen I have floating around. Also begin building and prepping the models that I need to paint for final 2k Griffons list based on list Stelek proposed that I have now tested.
  4. Paint up Griffons while playing some test games with Blood Angels.
  5. Start working on Malifaux Resurrections/ Other Projects
  6. Profit!
So that is my plan, well maybe not the profit part, but man I sure wish I could figure out how to add that one in for real.

Let me know what you think of my plan, and what the odds are I can stick to it. If the odds are interesting enough I might just put something down on them.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nova Open is over.

Hey guys, Huron here again. How is everyone. Well the Nova Open has come and gone, and it has left yours truly with some big dilemmas to figure out. For starters I spent a bunch of money upgrading my computer to better handle the requirements demanded of it to broadcast the Open live on Friday and Sunday. This improvements did not to help at all and we had to use Bill's machine for most of the heavy lifting.

Secondly I played in the tournament on Saturday and in a pickup game on Sunday vs Pat's (from the 11th company podcast) Chaos Daemon army. Man did I get spanked. I only won 1 game all weekend, and just barely at that. Never fear, though as I have video to edit into video battle reports to be posted. Expect the first batch to show up here tomorrow.

So with that said, I am left with a dilemma, as I said before. What should I do with the Griffons? They are my best painted army (waiting to see what kind of paint score I got) and probably the only one that will be of that quality when I move onto playing prep games for the Battle for Salvation Open coming in October which, I will be attending. I have my new BA army, which is in the mid level painting stages right now, still a long way to go with lots of play testing to do (still have not played a game with this army yet) before I come up with a final version of a list I could use. Alternatively I could reach into the depths of my gaming closet and pull out one of many projects hiding in there.

I have an idea... and the models for a hard hitting mech hybrid Chaos Marine army that combines aspects of how Mech Guard is played and the current Dread/Monsterous Creature method that is doing well right now. Alternately I could pull the Orks from the depths and give them a go again. Lots to paint in that army but I think it could be fun to play them. The Eldar Exodite (Jetbike Army) is still a work in progress idea so that is out. As is the Renegade IG as I am pretty poor right now and I would need to rebuy/rebuild up the the armored component of the army. Tau would be do able, but I am worried about the competitiveness of the army and the amount of time the learning curve would take to master.

So what does that leave me. BAs, Chaos Marines, Orks, and doing some sort of retool of the Griffons to make them more effective. Maybe revamp them a bit into a Space Wolf list. I really have to agree with Dash of Pepper's comment on Dakka Dakka in the Nova Open thread where he said Space Wolves are not necessarily the best army out there, but a decent player will have just as good a chance of doing well with them as a great player with another army. Since I am only I feel a decent player, maybe I should bight the bullet and revamp the Griffons into a Space Wolves army. I have the models sitting around I would need, or at least most of them and it would allow me to flex some of my conversion muscles that I haven't used in a while when making some Thunder Wolf Cav for the army (Already have a conversion in mind, more on it later if I decide to go this way).

What do you guys think? Get the BA's done and start playing them and hope I have time to tweak the list by October? Tweak the Griffons and go Space Wolf? Should I dust off Orks and give them another try? Or should I build the Chaos Marine army I have been thinking about and planning out recently?

What do you think I should do?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nova Open!

Hey guys Huron here, well this weekend is the Nova Open. My Howling Griffons and I will be there all weekend experiencing this tournament. Also, the Games Lounge will be broadcasting live Friday and Sunday on U-Stream so that all you unlucky people who don't live in the area or can't make it out can participate in the fun. Please keep reading for all the details.

Friday, August 13 at 8:00pm the NOVA Open live broadcast will open up to the internet and we hope to see you in the chat room! Preparations have been underway and we at the Gamers Lounge are excited to be hosting this broadcast from the Friday night gaming activities. We will be interviewing the players in the Whiskey Challenge, getting their insights, and tracking how their games go. Who are these players and what is the Whiskey Challenge you ask?

Andrew Sutton (Stelek, Yes the Truth Hurts) vs. Justin Hilderbrandt (Dash of Pepper, Dakka poster)
John Steele (St. John, Three Plus Save blog; YTTH co-author on occasion) vs. Jeremy Chamblee (Chumbalaya, Blackjack and Hookers blog)
Tim Williamson (The Tau of War blog) vs. Chris Dubuque (Jawaballs, The Blood Angels and Warhammer 40K by Jawaballs Blog)
Daniel Matulich (Danny Internets, Bald and Screaming blog) vs. Brad Townsend (Hulksmash, Dakka poster, Hulksmashstudios)

Then on Sunday, August 15 we will be broadcasting footage of the top table for the NOVA Open finals, the games that are determining who gets the "Vegas Golden Ticket"!

For those who can not participate in person this year, join us in the chatroom and take part in these parts of the events.

Well that is it for now. Check back next week for full coverage of the event including pictures and video and my tails and triumph and woe. Oh, and if you are going to be at the Open please come say hello and introduce yourselves. On Friday and Sunday I will be at the Holiday wearing a Gamers Lounge Shirt and on Saturday I will be wearing an Adepticon Shirt and a Black Privateer Press Ganger over shirt ( ;) ). Oh and I will very likely be the tallest guy in the room.

See you guys later.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

#100 OH YEAH! + U-Streaming

Hey guys Huron here with my 100th Post! Feels... good. Anyways enough of that. I just wanted to remind everyone I will be live on U-Stream tonight from 7 until 9. You can join me by clicking on the $100 dollar bill.

IMPORTANT! The weather out my way is pretty poor right now, a good ole several hour thunder storm. WE could use the rain but it is going to make my commute home difficult. I may be a few minutes late getting online, but never fear I will be U-Streaming tonight. Just wanted to warn you.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Painting with HuronBH @ 7 - U-Stream

Hey guys Huron here with an announcement. Tomorrow night, 8/5/10 at 7pm Eastern Standard Time, I will be making my U-Stream Debut. I will be broadcasting a tutorial on how I paint my Blood Angels, from Primer to Completion.

The show should run roughly 2 hours and I will cover and demonstrate several painting techniques including Over Brushing, Dry Brushing, Highlighting, and the use of Washes to create nicely painted High Table Top quality miniatures relatively quickly.

This is the first of a new series of regular U-Stream shows I will be starting in October that will cover a variety of topics from painting, to conversion, to terrain building, and gaming.

Also this is a dry run for the U-Stream system that we will be using at the Nova Open on Friday Night/ Sunday Afternoon.

You can join in by clicking HERE!

I hope to see you tomorrow night.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Howling Griffons part 2

Hey guys, Huron back again. Today I have the second part of a look at my painted Howling Griffons army. To the left you will see a pic of my Landraider, the Big Yellow Bus of Doom, or at least that is what my opponents have named it. This baby delivers blasts of twin-linked Heavy Bolter and Lascannon fire and searing blasts of Multi-Melta fire.

Besides that it also delivers a deadly payload of Assault Terminators and my Librarian. Please enjoy the pics below and let me know what you think.

Landraider Interior

Squad 3


Bonus Material - WIP Sternguard

Let me know what you think.

See you next time, Malifaux is a-comin'...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dipping into the video archive

Hey guys Huron back again with another trip into the Archive. This time I am going way back... way back... way back... okay not that far back... to Adepticon 2010.

Skrivus, of DLT fame and I through down in a podcast challenge game which unit now has been lost to antiquity. I am happy to dust this game off and share it with all of you for the first time.

Skrivus, is playing his beautifully painted Ultramarines vs my defenders of justice, the Howling Griffons. I always suspected that the Ultramarine were heretics at heart, this game proves it I think.

So sit back and enjoy this battle report from the Archive.

Another loss for the defenders of Justice. But I will have my revenge... oh shall I.

See you guys next time.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Return of the Video Battle Report

Hey guys, Huron here, how is it going? Well I have a special treat for you today, the return of my Video Battle Reports. It is all thanks to the program pictured on the left, Pinnacle Studio 14 HD.

You may remember that I got a new computer back in May after both of my old machines did in Feb. Well my new machine is 64 bit and runs window 7 and I have been unable to find a free video editing program that would both work on the 64 bit machine and work with the Mpeg 4 videos my camera records. So this weekend I broke down an purchased Pinnacle Studio 14 HD.

I have to admit that I am still learning the ins and outs of the new software, so this video is a bit rough. I promise the quality will improve as time goes on.

So the video I have for you today features Mike Johnson, one of my regular opponents from my previous video series. Mike and I are throwing down in a knock'em, sock'em, 2500pt game for the top spot of the challenge pyramid and if Mike wins, Mike's 4th defense and his becoming the first Pyramid champion. Mike and I fought this game back in May and luckily I still had the footage to share with you. Enjoy.

Well that is it for today, I hope you enjoyed the battle report. I am going to try to dig up some other old footage I have kicking around from battles past (Maybe even some Adepticon footage if I can find the source). See you guys again soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Look at the Griffons

Well I guess the word is out, while I am not 100% finished with my whole Howling Griffons collection. My 2,000pt army is finished. Here is a sneak peak.

The army has actually been finish for a while. Here is the first batch of close ups.

Squad 1 & Transport

Squad 1's Transport

Interior Detail, all the Rhinos are painted with similar detail.

Squad 4 with Razorback, Khan usually rides with them.
Squad 4's Ride

Librarian with Terminator Armor and Storm Shield. The model next to him is a wound counter.

Well that is it for this time around. I will share the rest of the army as the week progresses.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Over worked.

Hey guys, Huron here, how is everyone doing? I know it has been a while but work has been pooring it on and I have been lost in the piles or that is how it all feels. However there is hope, I see a light at the end of the tunnel and finally feel like I am moving forward.

Next week I will be back in full swing, with some pics of the first concepts of the bases I am giving away as well as picks of the first completed models from the new Lizardman Warhammer Fantasy army.

Until then.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

And we have a winner!

Hey guy, Huron here. My first give away has come to a close. Custom bases of the players choices will soon be winging their way to the winner along with the molds so they can make lots more. So enough of the banter and on to the winner. The random winner for this contest is:


Congratulations BrotherYorei! Please send an email to and we will discuss what kind of bases you want to have made.

Thank you everyone that participated in the contest. I will be doing another when I reach 150 followers.

Thank you for reading.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Prize is Decided!

And we have a prize. I asked and you responded, custom bases and mold. So what do you need to do now? Well here are the details.

1. Be a follower of my blog, don't worry you don't have to be an existing follower, just click follow on the right -->

2. Respond to this post with a comment saying you want the bases and what your favorite post of the pass is.

And that is it. On Saturday July 3rd at midnight I will roll randomly and pick a winner to be announce here on the blog on July 5th.

Good luck to all.

Monday, June 21, 2010

100 Followers, Time for a give away!

Hey guys, how is it going? So 100 followers, wow I feel special. To honor this moment I am going to have a give away. However what do you, the fans, think I should give away? Here are your Choices.

1) 40K Ork Stuff
2) Custom bases and mold
3) Fantasy unit box
4) Something else (make suggestion in comments field)

For number 1) 40K Ork Stuff, I find myself with a variety of unbuilt, new in box 40K Ork stuff. I have 2 Killer Kans (Metal), a box of Nobz, and a box of grots that I can give away.

For number 2) Custom Bases and mold, if you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I enjoy making custom bases for my models. I will sculpt a set of either 40k or Fantasy bases for the winner (40k (5) 25mm, (3) 40mm, (1) 60mm, and (3) 25x50mm Bike bases if you want them; Fantasy (5) 20mm, (5) 25mm, (3) 40mm, (1) 50mm) and ship them to the winner with a few sets of bases plus the molds so the winner can make more of them themselves.

For 3) Fantasty Unit Box I will purchase and send to the winner a Fantasy unit box of their choice. Or number 4) Something else, if none of the above appeal to you please select number 4 and leave me a comment with ideas for some you'd like to see given away. This could be anything from a painted model to plaid socks, so give me some ideas.

You will find a poll on the right where you can vote for your choice. I look forward to seeing what people want.

As to how the give away will work, more on that next time.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It is over! Wait... no... what?

Hey guys, how was your weekend. Well as I mentioned in my last post I moved this past weekend, it took 3 days, lots of friend and family support but I got it done... or did I. I still have two big display cases sitting in pieces downstairs in my car, the glass taunting me. I have a really bad back and so I can only move things a bit at a time and after emptying the contents of a Strawberry/Banana slushie into my driver seat yesterday I decided I didn't want to risk anything, so left the cases in my car. It will probably take 2 or 3 day for me to get all the parts up here, but oh well.

On other news, the podcast I am a cohost of, Gamers Lounge put out episode 9 on Monday. You can find us on iTunes, at Podcast Alley, or directly on the web by following the link above. Check us out and let me know what you think.

Well have a good day everyone, back to your regular scheduled gaming post tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Moving is a hard thing to do...

Hey guys, Huron back again in Digital Land. How has everyone been? I know it has been a while since I posted last but things have been really busy here. Between projects ending and new projects starting at work, then the old projects cropping back up with a vengeance; podcasting on Gamers Lounge (we are up to episode 8 with episode 9 recording on Sunday); and me moving on this coming Saturday I have had zero time to post anything new.

That said, I have been steadily working on getting my Blood Angels painted up. I was supposed to have 1000pts done on May 30th for the Pathfinder 1000, but do to me having to redo the interior of one of the rhinos and deciding I didn't like how the red was looking on the regular Blood Angel models I scraped a lot of what I had done and started over a few days before the deadline, which really put a hamper on me finishing on time. Below you will find very WIP images of what I am working on for the BA's, let me know what you think.

BA Tactical Squad, Part 1

Death Company, Progress

3 Rhino, 1 Death Company, 2 regular. All with magnetized top hatches

Painted interiors of the 2 regular rhinos, DC rhino interior in prior post.

Fully magnetized Baal Predator, door magnetized to add or remove sponsons, weapons option magnetized too (See second pic)

3 Sanquinary Priest, 1 with jump pack, 2 on foot with power weapons.

And finally a converted Librarian using only plastic parts from a number of kits. Yes the top of the axe is the axe head of the Space Hulk Librarian model. Notice the regular back back and wings combo, it is cool that you don't just have to use the jump pack in order to get the wings to work.

So that is it for now. With me moving this weekend and my internet not being installed until Monday the 14th, I suspect it will be at least till then before I post again.

Look out next week for more BA pics, a look at my new place, and plans for my new gaming table.

See you guys later...

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