Tag Archives: Warhammer 40K

A Lone Fire Warrior

A few weeks ago, one of my friends from the Rogue’s Roost gave each of the regulars at the shop one of his Tau Fire Warrior models to paint.  The idea, as I interpreted it, was that when he got … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Apocalypse 2016

Yet again this year, as has become tradition, the Warhammer 40k players of the family descended on The Upholstery Shop in Austin for the annual Apocalypse game.  This year, I brought my Space Wolves reinforced by as many walkers as … Continue reading

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Me and Competitive Games

I realized something about myself some time ago – my brain is not wired for direct competition.  For many, it seems, there is a general feedback loop about competition that looks like this:

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Imperial Knight Assembled

For Christmas this year, the family that I play Warhammer 40k with every year (Cody, Ian, and uncle Clayton) pitched together to get me an Imperial Knight kit.  As the epitome of the walker, this has been on my list … Continue reading

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Leeman Russ Unbound

You didn’t actually think I’d work on painting the Wulfen Guard without also painting Leeman Russ did you?  This is my second shot at designing, building, and painting a Leeman Russ model, and while his rules aren’t done yet, I’m … Continue reading

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The Wulfen Guard

Once I got the basic Kingdom Death: Monster stuff ready to go for my game at the shop, it was time to break out my paints and do some painting for my Thanksgiving Warhammer 40K army.  Specifically, I recently added … Continue reading

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The Big Game

Every year, those of us in the family who play Warhammer 40k get together at my Uncle’s Upholstery Shop in Austin, Colorado and play the big game.  The goal is two-fold: to get together and spend some family time together, … Continue reading

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Warhammer 40k is Basically Football, Part 3

The Game Warhammer 40k and Football share the most similarity in their execution of the game. I think this is likely due to the fact that they are both attempting to simulate certain aspects of war itself. One similarity is … Continue reading

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Warhammer 40k Is Basically Football, Part 2

The Community Just as football is built on its community, so too is Warhammer 40k. In both cases, fans of both games spend at least as much time talking about the game as they do watching or playing it. The … Continue reading

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Warhammer 40k Is Basically Football, Part 1

Quite often, I end up explaining my hobbies to my friends and coworkers (though not often to my family, since they’re a lot of who I play with). Warhammer 40k and other miniature wargames I think are the hardest to … Continue reading

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