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  1. 14 points
    evil_bryan

    2019 OFCC Date Announcement

    The date for the 2019 OFCC will be August 16th - 18th We are returning to the Hilton Vancouver for another year! Expect additional event details in future posts.
  2. 13 points
    mechanical_hans

    New Guy

    Hi everyone, I'm new with the Ohio group. I figured I would post some of my first models.
  3. 13 points
    Xavier319

    The infection is spreading

    So, at this point, It looks like we might be bringing Team D, as well as two or maybe THREE more Ohio teams to OFCC. Our unrelenting lobbying and bullying is paying off!
  4. 13 points
    Weav

    Your 2018-2019 Ordo Fanaticus Senate!

    Once a year, your favorite group of local wargaming organizers gather at Bohemian Grove to elect the next year's Ordo Fanaticus senate. After many rounds of combat and games of strength, a group of strong-willed individuals have come together to facilitate, organize, administrate and promote wargaming in the Pacific Northwest, under the proud banner of Ordo Fanaticus. You, the wargamer, are the most important part of this fine community. As a result, please leverage the senate to help support your endeavors, be it a new league, a pick up game, or even to assist in running events. Please join me in welcoming and congratulating the 2018-2019 Ordo Fanticus senate. Your humble servants are: Consul: @ninefinger Jeffrey Pro-Consul: @evil_bryan Bryan Campaign Czar: @DisruptiveConduct Khan Treasurer: @Blustorm Nathaniel Chaplain: @Weav Weav (Jason) Fabricator General: @Burk Burk (Mark) Senator: @Raindog Eric Senator: @Exile Pete Senator: @peter.cosgrove Pete Senator: @Jay Jay Senator: @ROGRE Jason Senator: @Dark Trainer Matt Senator: @Bosco Jesse The Ordo Senate is very excited for the upcoming year, including the 2019 OFCC and more. Want to get involved? Join us for our next senate meeting on 11/3/2018. Senate meetings are public, and we encourage non-Senators to attend and participate. Please, stop by the Ordo Fanaticus clubhouse on Sunday or Tuesday Game nights; click here for more - What is WoW? Hope to see you there! FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER Jason Weaver - Weav Ordo Fananticus Chaplain
  5. 13 points
    Mindtaker Miniatures is a proud sponsor of OFCC and will have tables at the event for all three days. We will have our full stock with us for you to shop between events. This would also be a perfect opportunity to drop off a consignment or have us take a look at a lot that you have been thinking of liquidating while you're here. We can also give you a free estimated appraisal while you're at the event to give you an idea of what your items are worth and how much you could potentially make. In addition to our stock, we plan to have a table for last minute painting/miniature repair with paints, brushes and modelling tools available to anyone who needs it. We at Mindtaker know that everyone got their painting done well in advance of the event, but just in case, we'll be there to help you out for any accidents that happened.
  6. 13 points
    spagunk

    Dudemans?

    Did someone ask for dudemans? Really? Are you sure you didn't ask for them? Well, since you're already here, have some dudemans.
  7. 12 points
    Chikin

    WHOA, that happened at OFCC

    During my second game, we overheard Blood Bowl calling “Dice Down”. We stopped playing 40k, and after cleaning up the table realized we had another hour for the game. Finished it by having a beer with my opponent in the bar.
  8. 12 points
    Craeat

    WHOA, that happened at OFCC

    Skkipper: leans over toward my table "All I want is nine inches" Me: "doesn't every man". Skkipper: rolls dice, leans over again "reality hit its only 5 inches"
  9. 12 points
    fluger

    Don't call it a comeback!

    Just an FYI that I'm emerging from classes and work and finally will have free time to play and talk about 40k. I'm going to be trying to revive WarPorch in the near future as well.
  10. 11 points
    necrontyr

    Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread

    WAAAGHship Entaprize
  11. 11 points
    fingolfen

    My New Armageddon Pattern Basilisk

    Hey all - I'm actually finally getting around to working on a Death Korps of Krieg army, and one of my support vehicles is an Armageddon Pattern Basilisk. I've been posting the progress down in the Artificiers Forge board, but I'd figured I'd post the "finished for now" photos here as well. I will likely go back and add some additional weathering when a few more vehicles are completed so I can keep the weathering consistent, but it's ready for the table! Full photo-set at the link below, but I've attached a few good high-resolution photos to this post to give you an idea of the final product! https://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2018/11/armageddon-pattern-basilisk-done.html
  12. 11 points
    Okay, now that I have an appropriate click bait title for what can be an emotionally charged issue I can get started. 🙂 After answering this question for one of the captains, I thought it would be useful to post my position so others had the opportunity to judge me harshly. 🙂 Not having list rating in this year's 40K OFCC reflects my personal opinion on it not being worth the effort it takes. I have a few issues with list rating that I am happy to share to better frame my decision not to have it. List rating requires early list submission, which historically has been a challenge for many teams List rating is terribly subjective, and the only way to minimize that is to have lots of raters reviewing the same lists to come to an average score List rating is very time intensive, which is multiplied as you have more the one person rating the same lists List rating requires an encyclopedic knowledge of all of the various 40K armies, rules, and unit interactions Finally, list rating causes drama because regardless of how hard you try there will be folks who are unhappy with their rating My alternative to list rating is reward versus restriction. With achievements like Old School and No Surprises, I want to encourage people to build friendlier lists and openly share them with the community (who can provide feedback as needed.) Also, tools like Challenge matches and the Captain's forum can also be leveraged to further enhance the team/player experience. It is not a perfect system and still needs work, but I believe it is the better way to go. Now that I have said my piece, let the judging and feedback commence!
  13. 11 points
    In the grand world of the game, there are many ways to play and many places to play. Some people prefer the garage with their good friends. Some like to push the limit of the rules to face stomp their opponents. At Ordo, we like sportsmanship and hobbists. We don't mind losing, but we want it to be a fun game at the hands of an opponent we would gladly play again. We want community builders, not hobby killers. If our style is not yours, go create your own community. We've spent almost 18 years making this one. When you have run over a decade of 40 man tournaments, let us know what works for you.
  14. 11 points
    Watching the look on my opponenet's face as I get first turn with my GSC against his three knights. He never played against GSC and looked slightly worried. Got my butt totally kicked in that game but totally worth that first turn look of concern.
  15. 11 points
    Jay

    Jay's painting table.

    First up we have my ad mech. I’ve just started them. I will post more about them I’m the 40k forum later.
  16. 10 points
    With the recent purchase of a decent 3D printer, I thought my first lofty goal would be to build an entire 4x6 terrain table for 40K. Here is the layout for Tile #1: One down, 23 more to go! Why Corvus X? All of the files I have used so far came from Corvus Games Terrain and X refers to the unknown number of filament spools it will take to complete this project. 🙂 My goal is to have it completed and painted in time for this year's OFCC.
  17. 10 points
    necrontyr

    He has returned...

    Posted 05/03/2019 Abaddon Revealed 80 days ago, we made a promise* – that Vigilus would belong to the Warmaster. You’ve speculated, you’ve gazed into the depths of madness with the Daemon Engine and you’ve clamoured for more news on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page. At last, the countdown is over. Take a look at this: That’s right – Abaddon the Despoiler is BACK. As the observant among you may have guessed, when we teased a new Primaris Lieutenant back at the LVO, we weren’t being entirely serious…** Abaddon is an integral part of Warhammer history – the star of countless books, campaigns and tabletop battles, this legendary overlord is perhaps second only to the Emperor as an icon of the 41st Millennium, and he definitely gets out more. The Warmaster has been one of the chief architects of the Imperium’s current woes, and it’s only fitting that he returns now with a new model. The original Abaddon miniature was a classic, and in this new model you can see the inspiration from Jes Goodwin’s iconic designs. The Talon of Horus is every inch the barbaric and intimidating weapon that killed Sanguinius, while the screaming, twisting form of Drach’nyen is brought to life as never before. Even among the twisted arsenal of the Heretic Astartes, these implements of war stand out as truly terrifying. This incarnation of Abaddon is also a lot bigger, standing nearly as tall as a Primarch, towering over other Chaos Space Marines and making for an instantly eye-catching addition to any collection. This model draws from decades of art and lore to provide a definitive, rich representation of an iconic character. No detail has been spared in this kit, with every armour piece replete with rivets, battle damage and barding that speaks to the Warmaster’s millennia at war. We know that Abaddon means different things to different fans. Ask one person, and they’ll tell you about Abaddon the arch-traitor, a devoted servant of the Chaos Gods who seeks only to destroy and despoil. Ask another, and they’ll tell you about Abaddon the visionary, the liberator – the charismatic lord of a recast brotherhood. You’ll be able to customise the model to fit how you see Abaddon the Despoiler, with a choice of three heads. One, snarling and wrenched with fury, cleaves closely to the classic representation of the character. Another, wrought in the visage of Horus, pays homage to his dark heritage. A final head depicts Abaddon with a respirator, giving him a brutal, impersonal feel, tying him to the masked, savage warriors he leads in battle. Abaddon’s cloak is also optional, giving you yet another way to personalise your model. Of course, Abaddon’s return is bad news for Vigilus – and he will be released alongside the thrilling finale to the Imperium Nihilus series, Vigilus Ablaze… Vigilus Ablaze Vigilus now stands on the precipice of annihilation, as the war for control over the Nachmund Gauntlet enters its next phase. Chaos has arrived in force on Vigilus, spearheaded by the Black Legion itself. Hardened by millennia of relentless combat and fresh from blood-soaked subjugations in the Imperium Nihilus, they are a force of nightmares, combining the ancient might of the Space Marine Legions with unspeakable and unholy gifts. Where the previous Imperium Nihilus book focused on the varied forces of the War of Beasts, Vigilus Ablaze is all about Chaos, bringing to life the vast and myriad forces gathered to annihilate this once-impregnable world. A wealth of rules content will expand your options for Chaos armies enormously, with Specialist Detachments, new datasheets and more. Perhaps you’ll strike from the skies with a pack of Raptors led by Haarken Worldclaimer – or crush your foes beneath a clanking tide of hell-forged metal with hunting packs of Daemon Engines. Shadowspear and Abaddon are the start of a bold new era for Chaos. As those of you who’ve been following the Daemon Engine might have guessed, there’s an army of new models waiting to be revealed, including some things you’ve never seen before and new takes on units you know and love – like this guy. What’s this Havoc carrying? Looks like the Warpsmiths have been cooking up some new guns. Emperor, help us all… Stay tuned! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be guiding you through the best set of releases for Chaos Space Marines ever with regular in-depth previews right here. If you’re now looking to start a Black Legion army (and who could blame you?), make sure to pre-order Shadowspear this weekend, which will give you the core of your new Heretic Astartes force! * Well, technically, it was Haarken Worldclaimer. ** Though he does come with an unfortunate loyalist victim on his base.
  18. 10 points
    Brick Bungalow

    Game Room

    Our west side game room has a face lift and is ready for action. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42221077_917602428434686_6151012536515821568_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=9f29d50fcfc0bbc6cc7de5fb84e26449&oe=5C2E8DBB
  19. 10 points
    Dusldorf

    Just Dusldorf things

    Over the past few days I finally finished what is probably the most complex conversion I've undertaken so far. In fact it's not really a conversion so much as a diorama. Behold my Vostroyan Deathstrike missile! If you're wondering whether it's supposed to look like something cobbled together by North Korean or USSR operatives, yes, yes it is. The missile itself was augmented with the fuel canisters and piping from an old Hellhound kit, vents/fans from a drop pod kit (not visible in the first image), plus some plasticard and Forgeworld brass etched inquisitorial icons. After all, who else but Inquisition would build a missile whose firing would probably cook its entire crew alive? In a 40k universe where Karamazov no longer has an orbital bombardment that can target friendly models, I reckon this is the next best thing. Aesthetically, the goal with the platform and missile ensemble was for it to look jury-rigged yet very important. A flying church of death, if you will. I created the scaffolding with plasticard i-beams, miniature chicken wire, and the cable from a Leman Russ accessories sprue. Here's another angle. You can see that one of the gaskets on the missile is still missing a skull. These skulls are from the IG vehicle accessories sprue, and I haven't yet found another. In this picture you can also see one of the drop pod vents on the side of the missile's nozzle. The crew themselves are resin recasts of Vostroyan mortar and lascannon team members. I didn't mean to buy recasts, but they were included in an eBay lot and described as official. Front and center is a replication of my "master of ordnance" conversion, which some of you may seen on the tabletop in years past; here he is dutifully receiving target coordinates from one of his superiors. His control panel is made from plasticard and an interior bit from the Rhino sprue. His antennae are again from the Leman Russ accessories sprue. The guy on the left is about to set the rocket off. I still need to find a suitably thin piece of wire or cabling that I can connect to his remote. Here's a better view of the missile and scaffolding. The scaffolding is trimmed where it would cross over the model's base, creating something like a cross-sectional view. After the model's painted I will cover the green stuff with snow flock. And the best part of this project? Everything is magnetized! 😀
  20. 10 points
    Hi, this year i wanted to work on something i started poking at a little bit before last years OFCC. i wanted to do a kind of lizardman in 40k kind of army and aztec themed marines combined. I figure i like the idea that the Slann were actually another race created by the same old ones who created the orks and fought the C'tan/Necrons. Some might have survived because Deus Ex warp and maybe were able to convince some marines possibly from one of the destroyed legions to work with them or maybe they just built their own cause space frog magic... Anyways here is what i started with. here are some color tests. i'm trying to go for a bright central american kind of color pallete and will try some animal prints and such. for the display board i'm doing like a jungle covered necron tomb i'm trying to remember to post pics as i get things done but for now this is my sneak peak.
  21. 9 points
    Hey all! I am the captain of team Kill! Maim! Beer!, and we are looking for two players to fill out our roster for this year's 40k team event. Perks of joining our team include (but are not limited to): one KMB branded pint glass, an undisclosed quantity of free beer and/or whiskey, solid (but not impeccable) team paint scores, and the opportunity to game with @Gorgosaurusrex and I (we may be twins, but I swear we are different people). An ideal candidate will have some or all of these desired qualifications: takes a laid-back approach to playing 40k (values having a good time more than winning), likes beer (not mandatory), and... well, that's it. Bonus points if you bring an army with snow bases, which will match ours! I will be bringing my World Eaters army and Greg will likely field his Valhallans, in case you were wondering. If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter either as a post here or a PM (kidding, but that would be funny). Cheers!
  22. 9 points
    PLEASE NOTE: This is Version 1 of the Guide and it may change as we get closer to the event Welcome to the 2019 OFCC 40K Team Event Players Guide! (as of 3/12/2019) This post will outline everything you need to know to play in this year's 40K Team event. This is a 2 day, 5 round event on August 17th and 18th. As you read through this guide, you will notice that this event is not referred to as a tournament. OFCC is about focusing on the experience and not the outcome. There is nothing wrong with wanting to perform well and to celebrate victory, but if that is your sole motivator for playing at OFCC then you may be disappointed. The Basics: This a team event and it requires every player to be a member of a team in order to participate If you are new to Ordo or new to OFCC this can feel like a pretty big barrier, but there are several options available to you Join an existing team As players come and go from our hobby and our area, we have existing teams looking to fill opening with new players These connections are normally made through the Ordo forums, but can also be done through the Ordo Facebook group Watch for posts and/or start a post and make your interest known Start a new team Due to the popularity of the event, we are regularly adding new teams of players to join us annually Taking the initiative to join other interested players to form a new team is a great way to dive into the OFCC experience with both feet Offer to play as a ringer If you are not ready to make the commitment to join an existing team or start a new one and would just like to check out OFCC, maybe offering to be a ringer would be a better fit Ringers are standby players who are available to fill in due to absence or illness during the event weekend Although there is no guarantee of play, many times ringers have an opportunity get a game or two in over the weekend If anyone is interested in playing and doesn't know where to start, you can always reach out to me via email or PM Team Requirements: The team size is 4 players One team member must be designated as the Captain Due to the added responsibility required of being a team captain, players must be approved to become a team captain Approval can be through forum post, PM, or email A list of all teams and their approved captains will posted publicly and updated regularly Becoming a Captain: For returning captain's, the approval process will be little more than a formality as they are generally familiar with the duties and responsibilities required for that role For new captains, the approval process is not designed to serve a gate to restrict your access to the event but rather an opportunity to prepare you to be successful in that role and ensure you want to take on the additional responsibility Any player looking to become a captain for their team can contact me via email, PM, or through the dedicated post that will be started shortly after this guide is published Captain's Responsibilities: Team Captains are the true heroes of OFCC, and greatly contribute to what makes this event a success. Team Captains will be asked to: Submit a Team Roster by email or PM containing the following details as they receive them: Review the team's army lists and have them submitted on time Remind their team to purchase their event tickets Ensure the team meets OFCC painting and basing minimums Educate new players about the spirit of OFCC Determine player matches during the event Review scoring sheets and report game results during the event List Rating and Matches: There will be no list rating this year, but captains are expected to review and submit lists prior to the event Once again this will be a Team vs Team competition, with Captains determining the match ups each round Also, Teams will have the ability to prearrange Challenge Matches for each of their games on Saturday (3 in total) Challenge Matches: Challenge matches are optional, and not required for play on Saturday All challenge matches must be prearranged by 8/1/2018 Both Captains must agree to the challenge match After 8/1, challenge matches cannot be changed Challenge matches must be arranged through the Captain's forum, via email, or by sending me a PM Challenge matches must be confirmed by me before they will be scheduled, do not assume it is been scheduled until you receive your confirmation A list of all confirmed challenge matches will be publicly posted List Building Restrictions: OFCC is about celebrating our hobby, demonstrating good sportsmanship, and playing fun games. Players are encouraged to bring armies that reinforce those values. This event is designed to encourage and reward players who embrace the experience. The army size must be no more than 2,000 points It can include any 40K units from any number of 40K approved Games Workshop or Forgeworld sources The maximum number of detachments your army can contain is 4 The number of times each datasheet can be included is 4 (6 for Troops) List Building Guidance: Over the years, OFCC has taken many approaches to list construction. We have used rating systems, review processes, unit restrictions, and list building guidelines with varying degrees of success. All of these systems were used to serve a common purpose, which was to foster an environment where every player had their best chance to play 5 great games. This year, I will outline a few things to avoid when building your lists for OFCC. Baring the near countless special abilities present in the units across the 40K universe, most things can be boiled down to their lethality and durability. When you compare the damage dealt or taken versus their points cost, you will develop a sense of how lethal or durable they are in comparison to other units in your army and, with enough experience, their overall effectiveness in the larger universe. It is not a bad thing to want to make good choices for your army or play with the best units, the problem is when those choices are taken to the extreme. When that happens then there is little room for casual or friendly play. Enough preaching, here is the actual outline: It is okay to take effective units from your Codex, but avoid maximizing those choices Extremely lethal or extremely durable units can be unpopular, use with caution Building a force that dominates one phase of the game will always be tough on your opponent Take advantage of the relative safety of the OFCC gaming environment to make diverse and unique choices for your army. Between Captain's match ups and challenges rounds, it would be hard to find a better place to bring something crazy and different. Captains will be asked to review list from their team and will be encouraged to post that list on the Captain's forum to review with their peers. Event Specific Rules: This event will use the Games Workshop 8th Edition 40K rules and the Games Workshop official FAQ documents Some beta rules are under consideration and this section will be updated if they are allowed in the event UPDATE - The beta Adeptus Custodes rules from Forgeworld have been approved for use If there is something specific you would like to be considered, please ask What to Bring: Your painted and based army (see Painting and Basing Requirements) Dice Tape measure A printed copy of your army list A good attitude and desire to have fun Painting and Basing Requirements: All models within OFCC armies must be fully painted and based Painting must include 3+ colors Effort must be made to transform or replace the bare plastic base Models that fail to meet the event minimum cannot be used during the event Models, Counts As and WYSIWYG: Games Workshop models are not required for this event Alternate models should reflect the same scale as the Games Workshop equivalent Weapon upgrades and certain model specific wargear should be represented on the equipped model It is impossible to outline all the examples, so here is a good rule to follow If a unit would be impacted by the removal of something equipped to a specific model (banner, special weapon, etc.) then it must be represented Proxies are not allowed in the 40K Team Event A proxy is a placeholder when you don't have an appropriate model to use Counts As armies are allowed during the 40K event with the following guidelines: Effort must be made to represent the model/unit in question Representation must be consistent across the army It is the responsibility of the player who bring a Counts As army to inform their opponent early and often about what is being represented Any specific questions or additional guidance should be directed to me Awards: The Team Based Awards available this year will be: Best Painted Best Spirit Marshall Johnson Award (Best Sportsman) Best Overall Best Overall will be calculated from 40% Sports, 25% Painting, 30% Spirit, and 5% Captain Achievements The list of Captain Achievements will be published prior to the event Note: Although we do not award a Best General, we do track battle scores and use them to break ties in all award categories Also, the bonus award Roll For Initiative will earned by the first fully paid 40K team Missions: The Mission Pack will be published on June 1st and will contain all 5 of the OFCC 40K Missions. Event Scoring by Category: Each team will have the ability to earn points in each scoring category (Paint, Spirit, Sports) before the event AND during the event. The total points scored will determine team's position in each category and contribute to calculating the scores for Best Overall. Pre-Event Scoring: Each player/army that achieves one of the below items will score 1 point per completion. If all players on a team achieve the same item they will receive a bonus point. Painting: Photo Spread - Team post on the Ordo Forums with pictures of each army Early Screening - Display your army Friday evening for paint judging Spirit: Advanced Planning - List submitted for review before 7/28/2018 All In - Ticket purchased before 7/14/2018 Sportsmanship: Going Old School - Sources?!? You mean source! Your whole army fits within a single Detachment with no single model over 400 points or over 20 wounds No surprises - Start a dedicated post on the Ordo 40K Forums for your team, then add information about your players and their army lists List Submissions: All army lists should be emailed to 40K.OFCC@gmail.com Army lists should include all units, wargear, corresponding points cost, and source(s) Include the name of the Team in the title of the email and label each list with the name of the player Questions: For any questions, please feel free to reach out to me in the following ways: Send a PM through the forums Reach out via Facebook Send an email to 40K.OFCC@gmail.com Stop by in person at WOW on a Tuesday night We look forward to seeing you in August! TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE!
  23. 9 points
    scottshoemaker

    Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread

    Don't be an idiot. Follow Sam Lentz.
  24. 9 points
    Update time! I decided to print some scatter terrain for the table to make it a little more dynamic.
  25. 9 points
    Thanks to everyone who came out and played this weekend. I know lots of people love to see the scores from weekend, so let's waste no time. 🙂 Although we do not award a Best General, I do track performance as well. 🙂
  26. 9 points
    happycamper

    Army at OFCC

    Just though I’d share this picture Bryan took at OFCC of my army cause orange is poppin in this light lol next year display board!!!
  27. 9 points
    Dark Trainer

    WHOA, that happened at OFCC

    So I figured I'd start a thread about those awesome, shenanigan, memorable, or wild moments. Doesn't have to be about the game either (could just be a funny social situation, etc). Keep it positive, no griping or grumbling. My shenanigan: my game two was an EXCELLENT game against a great opponent. My shenanigan was being tabled turn 4, but placed all 6 of my objective markers too far away from him to get to using veil of darkness to teleport across the board to a corner in his deployment, we let the game run to turn 6 to see if he could make it, game ended before turn 7 and I won, even though I was tabled turn 4. The best part was both of us tried to advocate the other should win (Bryan helped settle rule as per the sheet). We laughed, and had a great time. Tell us your stories!
  28. 9 points
    Skkipper

    WHOA, that happened at OFCC

    8- 9" charges from deepstrikers during the event. they all failed game 4 I learned my terminators have 2 wounds.
  29. 9 points
    evil_bryan

    OFCC Missions

    I know I have been late to the party with the 40K Missions, but I wanted to start getting out finished missions prior to the event for review. I also wanted to use to some of the missions to showcase something we will have available starting at OFCC, our token set! Note: You are certainly not required to have the token set to play any of the missions, but I am sure it will be hard to pass up their blood splattered beauty. 🙂 Now, on to the first mission - Mission: Land Claim Each Player has 6 Land Claim tokens (numbered 1-6) that can be deployed on the battlefield during the course of the game (use dice if you do not have tokens.) Each number on the tokens represents their victory point value if they are in play by the end of the game. Deployment: Dawn of War Placing Land Claim Tokens: Tokens are placed at the end of the movement phase Any unit can place a token The number on the token (x 6") represents the minimum distance the token must be placed from your board edge (Token #1 - 6" or more from your board edge, Token #6 - 36" or more from your board edge) Tokens must be placed on the table surface or on the ground floor of a terrain feature and within 3" of the unit placing the token Destroying Tokens: Any enemy unit not in melee combat can destroy an opponent's Land Claim token by ending their turn within 3" of that token Destroyed tokens are returned to the controlling player for possible future placement The only way to stop your opponent from destroying your land claim token is not allowing them to end their movement within 3" of it You cannot destroy your own Land Claim token Primary Scoring: Most points in play from deployed Land Claim tokens, tokens are worth their face value in points Bonus Scoring: Most tokens placed during the game - 1 Point Most tokens destroyed during the game - 2 Points
  30. 9 points
    https://cascadiangrimdark.blogspot.com/2018/07/sector-imperialis-breakdown.html Now that clear pics are up for the sprues of the new Sector Imperialis kits, I decided to give them a look, see which ones look like they have the most potential, and which of the kits makes the best deal. Between the various kits, there are six different sprues referred to, some of which have two pictures on the website, but are apparently one sprue. First off, we have the Ruins sprue. This is one of the two-parters, and is included in all the kits. The Sector Imperialis Ruins kit consists of only this sprue, but unless you're really desperate for more of them, it seems like a bad deal at US$35 for just the one sprue. Pretty standard stuff, fairly similar to the previous Ruin kits. These can stand on their own, or be added on top of the intact wall sections to make ruined upper levels. Looks like there's a reason they're in every kit. Next up, we have the Wall Sprue. Another common one, part of every kit other than the Ruins, and two of them are in the Sanctum and Basilicanum kits. These are where the scale differences from the previous GW Ruins really start to be noticeable, being far taller, and making use of that for some fairly impressive arched windows. It is nice that half of them should be solidly LoS blocking for anything up to the height of a Rhino or so, but you might still want to "board up" some of the larger windows for better LoS blocking, since none of them are completely solid. Also, note that the two round vents in the sections on the left are the right size and heights to match the various pipeline fittings from the Sector Mechanicus range. The last common sprue is the Floor Sprue. Or rather, the Ruins and Floor Sprue, since half of it is made up of partial wall sections and various fittings. The Administratum and Sanctum each come with one of these, while the Basilicanum has two. The detail is great, but only getting 4 1/2 floor tiles feels a bit underwhelming. I kind of wish it were just the lower part doubled or something. I'll see how my opinion on that changes once I actually get my hands on them and can get a better feel for the size. I also like that the partial floor tiles are designed to fit together to make a damaged, but functionally intact tile. The first of the more specific sprues is the Columns/Flying Buttresses/Small Statues Sprue. Available only in the Sanctum, there's some cool stuff on here, and the presence of this along with the extra Wall Sprue makes a good argument for shelling out the extra US$25 over the Administratum's US$50. As I said, to me, this makes a pretty compelling upgrade over the smaller kit. There are tons of places where flying buttresses make sense to add on, and the statues have all kinds of potential uses. I also really like that the statue on the lower right is cast in two pieces, very cleverly so that they can fit together to build it intact, or look nicely shattered if the two parts are left separate. The remaining sprues are unique to the Basilicanum kit so far. At least among the individual kits. The first of them, the Columns and Arches Sprue, is also included in the Kill Team starter set. It looks like this is mostly used for finishing off walls that would otherwise end with one of the open portions of the wall sections, and the large arched entryway. Looks like one that's good to have around, but you probably wouldn't want a bunch of for most projects, so it makes sense to only have it in the one kit. Especially since it is in the starter set as well, which should make it relatively common on the secondary market. Rounding out both the Basilicanum and the collection of sprues, we have another two-parter, the Large Statue Sprue. These guys look to be about on the same scale as the Space Marine statue from the Honoured Imperium. Or in other words, [big bad swear word]ing huge. Definitely another that I don't mind being restricted to just one kit, tho I kind of wonder if they're going to get released on their own at some point. Tossing in one of the painted pics here as well, since the sprue pic doesn't show the front of them. They look pretty cool, and also like they can improve the LoS blocking of the wall sections significantly, which is very nice. Breaking it down differently, these are available as four individual kits, plus the Kill Team starter. In increasing order of cost, we have: At US$35, the Ruins set, which as far as I can tell, consists of just one of the Ruins Sprue. Doesn't seem like a very good deal compared to option #2. The Administratum set. US$50, only $15 more than the Ruins, and it also comes with one each of the Wall and Floor Sprues. Stepping up to US$75, we have the Sanctum, adding another Wall Sprue and the Flying Buttress/Small Statue Sprue. Seems like a pretty reasonable upgrade price for the extra content. Basically a 50% price bump for a 67% content bump, and it's the only place to get the Small Statue Sprue. The Basilicanum, the last and largest of the stand-alone sets, swaps the Flying Buttress/Small Statue Sprue for the Columns and Archways Sprue, and adds a second Floor Sprue and the Large Statue Sprue. At US$100, that's another $25 to jump from 5 to 7 (almost 8, because the statues are huge) sprues. Again, seems like a reasonable differential, but it's clearly one you're only going to get if you want the big statues. Finally, at US$130, the KT starter doesn't quite come with an exact match for any particular combination of kits, but is roughly equivalent to one each of the Ruins, Administratum, and Sanctum sets (just with the different Column Sprue), which would be US$160 to pick up separately. Add in the two Units (whether using them or selling them), and that's a pretty good bundle deal. From what I see, the best way to go for general purposes is a mix of the Administratum and Sanctum sets. I do hope the Archway Sprue gets released as part of another kit at some point here, just to have it available without buying one of the US$100+ options. I don't feel like it's worth getting the Basilicanum for that sprue, that one's only worth the cash if you want the statues. They did add a couple of different combos of the base sprues to the Sector Mechanicus line a while after the original release (the Promethium Forge and, IIRC, the Ferratonic Incinerator), so I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple more sets show up using just these sprues, and we'll probably also see some completely new add-ons as well, like the Galvanic Servo-Haulers and Promethium Regulators were for Sector Mechanicus. Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!
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  32. 8 points
    dalmer

    Got to paint a bit!

    I haven't painted in a long, long time but thankfully got some time this weekend. Sorry, I don't have a very good camera or lighting
  33. 8 points
    o What: Speed PAINTING TOURNAMENT! o When: Friday, August 16th from 6– 9 pm (Tentatively) o Where: OFCC at the Hilton in Downtown Vancouver o Number of Players (min/max): 4/16 o Timing: Four, 20 Minute Rounds with 15 minute breaks/judging between o Event Style: Bracket Tournament o Cost: $5. o Scoring: Straight up head to head competition in brackets. Winners advance. Audience judges each model. Cleanest, most complete wins the round. o Prizes: First, you get to keep all of the minis that you paint. Second, the winner will walk away with not just the knowledge that they are the fastest brush at OFCC, but… will also get a $50 Gift Certificate to Mindtaker Miniatures! Do you like to take your time and apply two thin coats when one would probably suffice? This may not be the event for you. Participants will be going head-to-head in a bracketed speed painting competition. You will have 20 minutes to paint your miniature. When finished, the judges and crowd will determine the best mini and the winner will progress to the next round. Participant Info · Primed, assembled miniatures will be provided for each round (and are secret until the round starts). · Basic paints and brushes will be provided for contestants but you are allowed, nay encouraged, to bring your own materials. · Please arrive early with enough time to set up your painting area, once set up you will not have to change locations. There will be 15-minute breaks between rounds for cleaning/resetting. · Be prepared for a wide range of subject matter, from AoS to 40K, organic to machine. Primer color will vary as well from round to round. · Completion to tabletop standard is the objective but there is no bonus to finishing earlier than the allotted time. · You are encouraged to join the judging if eliminated. · There will be crowd participation, countdowns and such. Heckling is frowned upon, but cheering is encouraged. This will not be a quiet event. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!
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    andy

    Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread

    Found on Reddit:
  36. 8 points
    fluger

    More GSC previews

    Just $10 a week will let you sponsor a child at a schola progenum which will guarantee her food, shelter, bolter training, and a righteous upbringing. Please, help if you can.
  37. 8 points
    Ish

    New Hobby Shop in North Portland

    Popped into Hobbies Unlimited on my way to work today. Tiny little mom'n'pop type place, mostly model railroad, model cars, and RC planes. But they've recently branched out into the geekier end of things with a tiny little rack of Games Workshop stuff, some Gundam models, and so forth. Very friendly staff and a very pleasant "hanging out in grandpa's workshop" kind of vibe to the whole place. Since most of their focus seems to be on traditional models, instead of wargaming, they've got all kinds of neat tools you don't nomrally find in game stores: Tamiya paints, LED lights, files, screwdrivers, jigs, and all sorts of gadgets, gizmos, whozits, and whatzits... They're located at the corner of N Prescott and N Interstate, with a Yellow Line Max stop almost directly in front of the store. Right now they've got a Post-Christmas Sale going on for a lot of stuff... Including 20% Off on Games Workshop. Hint-hint. Here in Portland, us nerds aren't exactly hurting for choice when it comes to friendly local game stores. But the more the merrier!
  38. 8 points
    necrontyr

    Blackstone Fortress

    Well how about that...
  39. 8 points
    This. I'm not a huge fan of ITC, but I would never tell someone who was thinking of going to an ITC event "Don't bother going; there's no way you can enjoy yourself, unless you are a world class general."
  40. 8 points
    Is there any way we can get a score on whining? Because then I'll have something I might be able to win. Or maybe just an award for best whiner? But seriously, I don't know how you would get a good set of list raters with this edition of 40K. The immense knowledge of every faction and every strategem....no thank you. Hell, the sheer scope of it kept me from even trying to be a ringer this year. I was afraid my ignorance would cause my opponent to have a bad game. There was a time when there were no teams and no captains, and you needed the list rating in order to match people up. But now that the current system is in place, and the captains are doing their job, it seems its working. And there is nothing wrong with people not liking the OFCC. From the start it was not for everyone. There are plenty of players out there that really wanted it to be a tournament, and kudos to the HOGs and Senators that have kept it an Event. LH has decided it isn't for him. There is nothing wrong with that. Seems to me there were plenty of people there that enjoyed the way it is.
  41. 8 points
    I see OFCC as a big gamer reunion. The Marshall Johnson is a excellent Memorial that sets the tone many other events can only strive for. As far as I know ours is the only event of its kind. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we game.
  42. 8 points
    VonVilkee

    WHOA, that happened at OFCC

    Meat on a stick daddy-o.
  43. 8 points
    Thanks for putting these up so soon! Once again, I leave OFCC weekend not burnt out on gaming but feeling refreshed and inspired to play more and paint more (after taking a bit of a break)! Thank you to my 5 opponents--every game was very close and favorite opponent was once again a very difficult decision. Thanks again to Ordo organizers for putting together the best gaming weekend there is, yet again! We love you all!
  44. 8 points
    Ordo Septenarius

    Imperial Knights WIP

    Check it out when you have the chance. Thank you. https://mordheimpdx.blogspot.com/2018/06/imperial-knights-wip-part-i.html
  45. 8 points
    Hello everyone, I finished up 5 more Mutant Rabble for my Renegades and Heretics army. I now have 112 troopers painted up and 32 unpainted infantry.
  46. 8 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

  47. 8 points
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    Started hammering through my queue. i am trying to get as much painting done so i can work on the boards. i will be building my display board and a teammates again. i worked on all my murloc tzaangors. i do them in batches about 5 at a time then work on the other units in between drying. i tried a different pattern on the Aviarch. rather than the forrest frog i tried more of a fish pattern. Finished some raptors that i will use as objective markers. still need to touch up and base and paint on numbers Worked on my termies a little bit. these dudes were origionally going to be riding the raptors but i decided it might look cooler to take an ogor aproach and have them be part raptor. like maybe the slann magics have been merging the space marines with their type. Current squad i am working on. not done yet. infact i will go back over everything in the next couple months as i see things that bug me and as i base them.
  50. 8 points
    pretre

    Random Photo Thread

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