Thursday, 20 August 2009

Which reminded me of...

While the zombies was a humourous subject described in a sensible study, I am reminded of a paper called:

"The integration of GIS, remote sensing, expert systems and adaptive co-kriging for environmental habitat modeling of the Highland Haggis using object-oriented, fuzzy-logic and neural-network techniques "

By Oleg McNoleg, 1995. Computers & Geosciences Volume 22, Issue 5, June 1996, Pages 585-588.

If you have access to it (still at Uni) I'd reccomend it for a good giggle!


While not a particular fan of the Zombie genre, I enjoy a good bout of Umbrella Corporation derived undead infection as much as the next person. So I fully appreciate this study, discussed by Big Mike!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Just read this and wholeheartidly agreed with it - the game evolves. Codex's get updated. Models change. In the Grim Darkness of The Future, There is Still only War.

Deathwing 1500 on foot.

Tired of building a 16 page report... So I'll take a break and stick up my 1500 foot Deathwing list!

Based off Stelek's deathwing list here, I've chopped it down to 1500pts and twisted it a little to use what I have/like.

HQ: Belial, Master of the Deathwing
Lightning Claws
5 Command Squad
Bolt Pistol (x5); Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Armour; Melta Bombs (x3); Chainsword (x1); Power Weapon (x2); Meltagun (x2)
1 Apothecary

Troops: Belial's Deathwing Terminator Squad
Chain Fist (x1); Lightning Claws (pair) (x1); Cyclone Missile Launcher
1 Apothecary
1 Sergeant

Troops: Deathwing Terminator Squad
Chain Fist (x1); Lightning Claws (pair) (x1); Cyclone Missile Launcher
1 Sergeant

Troops: Deathwing Terminator Squad
Chain Fist (x1); Lightning Claws (pair) (x1); Cyclone Missile Launcher
1 Sergeant

Troops: Deathwing Terminator Squad
Chain Fist (x1); Lightning Claws (pair) (x1); Cyclone Missile Launcher
1 Sergeant

Elite: Venerable Dreadnought
Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Extra Armor; Twin Linked Lascannon; Missile Launcher

I've had a couple of succesfull games with this setup, and its power comes from putting out a reasonable number of shots, not dying to return fire (2 Medics), moving while shooting, and slapping anything that comes within fist range!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Wohoo! 3 Columns is the way to go!

After a few hours of painfully tryng to get three columns here, I finally found excellent guidance here. Although I did find alot of good info at various places, this one worked for me. *Queue Happy dance*

Addendum: I've also used the info here to tweek widths and tidy everything up a bit. Thanks to both!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Farmer Geddon's Forces

The games I alluded to in the first post fall into 3 categories. The first is Games Workshop miniature games. I've been playing, collecting and occasionally painting since approximatly 1992, when I started Man'O'War (yes, I'm sure you've heard of it!) I've... Accrued many many mini's from many many armies over the last 17 years. Here's a list of what I have in cases (ready to play) and in boxes (unbuilt and and playable)...

Bloodbowl: Dark Elves (Nagaroth Nightmares, 1994), Humans (Nuln Blackhands 2005), Custom Northmen (part built 2001)

Necromunda: Escher (2003)

Warhammer 40,000:

Eldar - 2500ish playable, 2500 in boxes. Started 1995ish.
Dark Angels - 4000ish playable, 2000 in boxes. Started 2000.
Imperial Guard (Preatorians/Cadians) - 1500ish playable, 1500 in boxes. Started 2002.
Chaos spacemarines(custom) - 1000ish in boxes, started 2003.
Orks (speed freeks) - 2000ish in boxes, started 2005.
Tau - 1500ish playable, 1000 in boxes. Started 2008.

Warhammer Fantasy Battle:

Gobblins (No Orcs!) - 2000ish playable, 1000 in boxes, started 2000.
Dogs of War (still a legal army!) - 1500ish playable, 1000 in boxes. Started 2001.
Wood Elves - 1500ish playble, 1000 in boxes, started 2005.
Empire - 0 playable, 2000 in boxes, started 2006.
High Elves - 0 playable, 2000 in boxes, started 2007.

Over time I hope to throw some posts and pictures for each force...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

First things first

A bit of a fad, hopefully not a passing one, is to document your life, loves, and significant events for the whole interweb to digest. My life is fairly ordinary as such things go, my loves include my wonderful girlfriend, her cooking, my family, books, music, good tv, and games. Oh, and the colour purple.
Someone may benefit from this record, not least I hope, me.