Posted by Blue Table Painting at 6:52 PM
Here are a couple of worthwhile vids about living well.
And then there's this guy, who is presented as a bit of an oddity, but to me seems like the seeing man in the valley of the blind: he's sane
I've been thinking about this sort of thing recently: live like a king, die without a penny. The federal government is devaluing the currency (just wait until the "stimulus" gets turned into ten times that amount in debt! I hope they find that the public isn't buying it) perhaps faster than what you can earn in interest. What if traditional retirement (ie save up enough to live on the interest) won't work in the future?
Just something that's been percolating for me.
One plan I'm considering is simply not accumulating any assets, only perhaps some use-able commodities. What else can have value but not be considered an asset? What cannot be looted by lawyers or the IRS? Goodwill with a local farmer? A skill that can be turned into cash easily (bike repairman)? Loyal children with good jobs? There's your social security. Is there a commodity that has a shelf-life of 20+ years that can be both consumed, sold or traded with relative ease? Deodorant, Soap, Propane?
Right now I have a negative net worth. A bum walking down the road who picks up a $0.05 can and puts it in his bag is richer than me. His net worth is "positive one nickel".
I think you're starting to get a little paranoid about these economic things... The United States has been in debt since WW2... If the United States crumbles... burdened by debt... you're not going to have to worry about someone taking your assets... Besides only reading what the doom and gloomers are saying perhaps you should look at what other economists are saying as well? Carpe Diem is a blog that only sees good news in the economy (I know, I find it hard to believe as well)
The best thing you can do is keep your personal finances in order... That means paying off that debt and then, if you're sure, the whole FED and Federal govt. is a scam to invest in real assets. Property and commodities... Just make sure you own them...
If you want to be really paranoid, and about something that will probably happen before the US collapses under it's debt... start looking into what peak oilers are saying: Cheap credit depends on cheap energy. Our culture is dependent on cheap energy. Cheap energy is a thing of the past.
Enjoying the site and the videos... I'll be a customer as soon as my own personal debt is paid off!
I really appreciate feedback on the blog. I am open to differing viewpoints. I would like to air various sides of an issue. If what I write is unfounded, then let's hear why.
The only thing I would take mild issue with is the use of the work "paranoid". That means that someone is imagining danger when there is none: an unreasonable fear. I maintain that my concerns are well-founded, and if anything, the majority of Americans are suffering from the opposite of paranoia: there are dangers that are not being recognized. This is not tin-foil-hat-conspiracy-theory. It's everyday stuff that profoundly affects the well-being of common citizens.
Here are some additional thoughts:
Don't drink the water from the pool the Banks have created. It is poison. It will hurt you. You don't need their "products" (so-called). There is a better and healthier way. This from the guy who likes Twinkies! But you get my point.
My sincere hope is that some readers will start looking at things differently. Through my experience as a business owner my life view has changed. I have felt the heavy hand of government. That they can destroy a small business or destroy someone's life, liberty and property is not some imagined threat. It is real. It has already happened to me. I managed to survive. But now that the sharks have ripped off one of my feet, I am much more careful as I swim in the water nowadays.
What hurts small business hurts the workers. That really bothers me.
Through this experience I started to read more and more on politics. Then I dug down to a layer where it was clear that I had to read more about economics and banking. I'm no expert. The more I read, the less informed I feel. However, the study of it has given me ideas for my business, and helped me to understand how things work.
I no longer wish to trade glass beads for my life essence.
I once read a book called "The Religion Worth Having". The thesis of the book was that there is a way-the-universe-actually-is and that the more that a religion, or an individual, or a society conformed to the actual and real laws of that universe the more successful it would be. A ship can't vote it's way around the Strait of Magellan. It must have accurate maps and follow sound nautical principles. I think the founding fathers referred to this as "natural law". That's sort of a blank area for me right now.
PS- some have noticed that I have comments turned off on my blog. I prefer to have people email me comments and then to post them.
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- You get free shipping for your projects.
- During the course of the five to ten months we will make at least five videos related to your projects or dedicated/useful to you somehow.
- You get two shots of free shipping for Forge World stuff (we will cover for shipping, but you cover models).
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 9:36 PM
I ended up proxying out several ideas and looking at a lot of the Tau lists that are posted on the internet I think the reasons folks underestimate the Tau are sevenfold -
1. They insist on running with loads of firewarriors as their troop base instead of kroot. Firewarriors are really NOT good. At range firewarriors do ok, but once folks start closing they must embark the devilfish and move away or die.
2. They forget to add in a bunch of kroot hounds (the punch in the list) to the kroot. I think this is largely because the models aren't particularly sweet and being metal, are so expensive. Having said that, it's NO excuse as there are SO many other alternatives (WFB chaos wolves, flesh hounds of Khorne [just as expensive but better looking], the wolves from Goblin Wolf riders (don't know if this would work as I've never seen the set), Vampire Count Dire wolves [i'm sure some theme could work], heck maybe even get creative with a box of tyranids).
3. They equip their battlesuits with fusion and flamers following the thought that melta and template are 5e essentials for SM, CSM, IG, Eldar etc... This takes the battlesuit away from its core competency - long range death with a move that allows you to constantly stay out of range of basic infantry. JSJ allows you to essentially move 12" while firing. Since every battlesuit you buy will generally have a misslepod, there should be no transports either.
4. They overload on stealth suits (cause they look cool) without realizing that battlesuits can generally do it better and cheaper (except markerlights).
5. They buy stealth suits to use as markerlight carriers without realizing that pathfinders can do it better and cheaper (plus you can use the devilfish for your fire warriors).
6. Adding stealth suits takes elite spots (the firepower of the tau) and keeps you from having full complement of battlesuits. i think you want 1-3 fireknife groups (plasma, missle and multi-tracker), 0-2 deathrain groups (twin linked missle pods with either target array or flamer), and 0-2 firestorm (burstcannon, plasma, and mult-tracker). I think commander(s) should always be fireknife (I hear airbursting frag is pretty decent too though, maybe with a misslepod...). Fireknife eat marines, terminators, transports and characters. Deathrain = transport death, Firestorm = death to infantry.
7. They use vespids because they were cool in Dawn of War even though they could be the most useless unit outside of Necron Pariahs.
8. They steer away from piranhas with a fusion blaster because a SM landspeeder is about the same price but has better BS, equiv defense (doesn't count as open top), and probably has a secondary weapon liek a HF thrown in as well. However, by doing so they take away their fastest unit (and fastest anti-mech unit). The points shouldn't be compared on a relative basis, but rather on a what it brings to your army basis...
Anyway rant over...
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 7:53 PM
[Up at 4am again]
Today we played our first game of Hordes. Renn's Trollbloods vs Brigh's Orboros "Solid Stone" force. I didn't record it mostly on account of some unpainted figures (I wouldn't want your delicate eyes being sullied by white primer). Brigh's army is a tough nut to crack and I think the learning curve is steep. We all learned a lot about how the game is played.
Hordes is more like a game of gladiatorial combat than a wargame of battlefield tactics. It's very rich and complex. I plan on doing some how-to videos.
For my part I managed to paint a unit of Ferox Riders (guys on sabre-tooth tigers), a Cyclops Shaman and a Basilisk Krea. I am holding off on pictures until the entire force is done, 858 points in total. I painted the Krea a lime-green which really makes it look like a toad. Is that a bad thing? Well, I like it.
The typical game of Hordes is played at 750 pts. That's like a 2000 point game of Warhammer.
Got the spreadsheets uploaded for Hordes, too.
Here's how to use them (or just email me a list):
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 3:02 AM
I've been hunting around for more information on this topic. I found this potent article:
The essential part that I'm trying to verify is if the "reserve" is a portion of the total deposits (what we're taught in "It's a Wonderful Life" and what most people believe), or if the "reserve" is the base amount of the deposit and the remainder is conjured out of thin air. Naturally, if the latter is true, then there is a great motivation to keep that under wraps and perpetuate the former idea in the minds of the masses.
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Here are some of the Skorne I've painted up so far. Point-wise it's about half-way through. Um, but really not truly half-way, just trying to keep my steam up. The tradition Skorne colors are brass and red (sound familiar?). But I decided to go with this green-turquoise color. I think it's working.
Colors used, all Vallejo:
After I take pics I see all sorts of flaws that need to be smoothed out. Things not visible in person. It's really unfair.
The bases still need some grass on them, too.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 9:14 PM
Hey all. Here is how to set up a commission. I have updated this. Notably, I got rid of the old Tank Factory special and replaced it with the "get one painted, get another painted free" type special from recent months (minimum three pairs = six vehicles). That one is a better deal and more accessible.
Also note the Trade-in deal also allows you the option to just get regular kits (not assembled or painted) shipped to you, as well as getting your models assembled/painted. See below for details.
Thanks for your inquiry.
Getting a Quote
As a general rule of thumb it costs $500-1200 per 1000 points in an army. This is if we provide everything (models, assembly, and painting). This varies based on a number of factors, mostly the quality of painting you choose. If you just want painting only (ie you have your models already assembled) the cost is about half of that.
Attached is a spreadsheet outlining all costs of your project. Or you can download a generic sheet for your army here.
Here is a video on how to use the spreadsheet. You do not have to fill this out yourself. I will be happy to work from an emailed list.
You have three options to get a quote:
A) Fill out the sheet yourself This spreadsheet will auto-calculate all costs associated with your commission. If you are providing and/or assembling your own models you will naturally zero out those totals.
B) Send a list of what you’d like done. What models need assembly? Cleaning? What models are you providing? What models would you like us to provide? I’ll send back a detailed quote.
C) Call me and I will set everything up over the phone with you. 801 372 8545.
We have several specials available. Only one can be applied.
1) Level 2—models can be given a basic paint job. Save 30% off painting.
2) Artistic License—we decide completely how a project is painted and based. Save 10% on painting.
3) Combine Level 2 and Artistic License. Save 35% off painting
4) Tank Factory—Get three tanks painted and get three painted free. See below for details.
5) Tradein—trade in your current range (in print) kits and models as part of your payment. This can be combined with other specials. Details below.
Scheduling a Project
This project will be scheduled officially for completion in 25-35 days. If you need your project for an event (like a tournament), please make that known, we can often accommodate that.
To schedule a project, we need the following things:
1) The models (or a list of models to be acquired).
2) A deposit as indicated on the Project Breakdown spreadsheet
a. Pay by phone with major Credit Card 801 372 8545
b. Pay via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
c. Pay by MO (see website Service Guide for details)
3) The Instructions .doc sheet filled out and returned.
Terms of Service
I would recommend that you look over our Service Guide .
Minimum Run Size
Generally speaking, Levels 2-4 are reserved for whole units of models or vehicles/monsters. Levels 5-6 are for individual hero types.
Also keep up to date with our Daily Blog: http://www.bluetablepainting.blogspot.com/ I keep that updated almost daily.
I’d be interested to know how you heard of Blue Table.
If you want to contact me for any reason:
Email at email@example.com
Phone number is (801) 372-8545
Facebook ID is bluetablepainting http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633040196
Google Chat ID is bluetablepainting
PS- if you have any problem with the spreadsheet, just let me know—I can send the quote as in-line text.
Tank Factory Special
Here are the details-- they must be in pairs. There must be at least three pairs (six vehicles). You can't have a two chimeras painted regular price and then get two baneblades done for free. But you could have a chimera and a baneblade done then get two more of the same done free. Tanks don't need to be the exact same to count as a pair, just similar (so you could pair up a Hellhound and a Chimera).
All the vehicles in a project need to be roughly the same color scheme. Doesn't apply to Forge World. Must ask for the special by name before the project is underway. Normal assembly rates apply.
Here are the trade-in rates for Spring/Summer 2009. I'm offering service credit in trade for models (you can also get kits, see below). Read this completely as I have recently improved almost every aspect of this program! .
You can usually get a much better deal going to the secondary market (local shop, ebay) on your own. However, the advantage of trading in with us is that you are likely to be able to unload disparate items without a lot of hassle (e.g. finding various buyers, setting up payment, lots of minor questions). .
If you want to trade in, we need a list with retail values and condition (e.g. new in box, new on sprue, assembled, primed). The rates below are a multiplier. If the entry says 0.30 it means you would get $30 for $100 worth of retail items. Just take the retail total and multiply it by the number. You do not need to figure this out; you can just send in your list of stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the past I have only allowed for half or less of a project to be paid in credit this way. But for the time being I am lifting that restriction. . I just know there's someone who goes out to their garage, surveys the mass of unpainted models, sighs then turns out the light. This program will hopefully allow someone with the "white primer horde" to finally show up with a painted army. As an added bonus, your models will get a good home where they will be painted and loved. .
We don’t need painted figures. Exception: if they only have a little bit done with them; not too thick, not too many layers. Primed models are OK, again not too thick. .
You can also get a credit of at least $10 to help with your shipping costs. This is on request. .
If you want to trade-in figures, but don't have a project ready, that's OK, I will confirm your total and then you will have it on tap for when you want to use it. .
This trade-in is recorded as a payment on your project. It is non-refundable except at our discretion (eg you can’t refuse the project and then get your trade-in amount refunded as cash). Trade-in can be applied to cost of models, assembly or painting as you wish. This means you can also just get models sent to you (this is limited to models that are commonly available, eg not Forge World)..
Generally, we only need in-print models that are currently in production. .
These rates and conditions may change so it is recommended to check in every once in a while. I am likely to update the numbers about once a month. The plan right now is to update every first of the month. Fairness is the guiding principle. .
Forge World 0.49 . Assault on Black Reach Models:
Complete set of orks $9 credit
Complete set of space marines $9 credit
Space Marine Dreadnought $5 credit
Small rulebook $5 credit
Template sprue (complete) $3 credit . Chaos Space Marines 0.23 . Daemonhunters 0.20 . Daemons of Chaos 0.29 . Eldar 0.20 . Imperial Guard 0.35 . Necrons 0.20 . Orks 0.25 . Space Marines 0.35 . Tau 0.25 . Tyranids 0.26 . Witch Hunters 0.21 . Warhammer Fantasy 0.25 . Hordes 0.25 . War Machine 0.25 . Battlefleet Gothic 0.11 . Lord of the Rings 0.17
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"Give me Liberty or give me Death." is no idle phrase. It is the seed of the idea of Freedom: liberty is more valuable than life.
The President's Oath of Office is ever so short:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
So, when I hear a president say that he is going to keep the American public "safe" my response is:
"Well, thanks for taking care of the second most important thing (life). Now how is it going with the preservation of the Consitution? How vigilant are you that my civil liberties are being protected?"
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It's midnight. I'm down at the studio.
That pic is of my interpretation of an Eldar Falcon. All parts are magnetized. I made an option for a prism cannon, but the crystal looks like a giant carrot, so I'm going to change the color.
With the help of some earplugs I'm managing to sleep through the night. I'm a light sleeper: birds chirping, dogs barking, and other nocturnal shufflings wake me up and I can't get back to sleep.
My mother-in-law has been in this week, which I mentioned before is yummy for my tummy. I've eaten great food breakfast lunch and dinner all week long. This morning it was scratch baked biscuits and gravy with some ice cold acai-berry juice.
The Hordes stuff is in and I should have my faction under the brush early this coming week. Renn and Brigh were getting in a practice battle today over lunch. Our goal is to have our factions all painted up and ready to roll by this coming Wednesday.
I have one (one) slot left for the Pandora special. I may have only sporadic communication over the weekend. If you want it, go ahead and send the $500 deposit. I will confirm and get things underway this coming week. It has been a real brainbuster to get these armies up to the points while keeping the cost reasonable, but I've got at least six good options cooking. It has been great for the creative energy.
The family and I headed out to a family reunion at an old pioneer outpost. That place reminded me of some of the dilapidated or abandoned mining, logging and farming settlements we would come across traipsing around the backwoods of Oregon. I took a nap in the car. I was getting cranky.
So it was around 10pm that my wife dropped me off at the studio to pick up my car and finish up some webwork.
My sincere thanks to those that visit this blog and the youtube channel. I really appreciate those that have supported Blue Table Painting.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 10:59 PM
hey guys question..where would be a good place for me to find say wings for a demon prince???
You can order Balrog wings (or other types) from GW.
Sometimes you can find a workable set for cheap at a local toy shop (by scavenging from a toy of some kind).
Look up "McFarlane Dragon" on eBay. These resin kits are really good and there are like 40 types of wing on them. They cost about $20 each though.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 8:40 AM
I am holding out two more spots for this during this week. I plan on ordering materials this coming Monday. I have been meeting with both assemblers and painters talking about the possibilities.
More to come.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 6:34 AM
Before we begin today's exercise, I want you to first think about your income. How much do you make every month? Now I want to think about that as your life. Out of the eighty years on this earth, how many of them will you spend at work? Money is a representation of your time, an ultimately limited and invaluable commodity.
Additionally (by way of preface), please do not take the tone of this article as conspiracy-theory, or a rant against the injustice of the system. Think of it more as a product review, or perhaps a customer's feedback about a company or an industry.
When a bank receives money on deposit (say, from you opening an account) it is allowed to put this money "on reserve". This means that the bank can loan out ten times that amount. This is called "fractional reserve banking". They keep a fraction on reserve.
So, if a bank has $1000 on reserve it can make a loan for $10,000.
Now, let's say that you walk in and want a loan for, say, a car. If the amount of the loan is $15,000 the bank is allowed to make that loan on the basis of $1,500 in deposits (the reserve). So, where does the other $13,500 come from? It doesn't come from anywhere. That other 90% of the money wasn't saved, invested, or deposited. The bank did not have it. It was conjured from nothing based on your signature to repay.
This is called "fractional reserve banking". It's not conspiracy theory, just a fundamental fact of how the banking system works.
But this is ever so different than how the common man thinks it works. I always thought the bank loaned out money that it got on deposit. That's how it's explained in "It's a Wonderful Life".
Let's go back to your car loan for $15,000. Let's say that over the course of the loan you pay back the principle plus $3,000 interest. What is the bank's profit? $1500 on reserve has doubled to become $3000 in interst payments from you. Not only that, but you also paid back the invented money to the tune of $13,500.
You paid back money that never really existed.
The real kicker is that it's possible that you were the very person that has the $1500 reserve dollars on deposit. Because the bank is allowed to leverage your money at ten to one you have made yourself an indentured servant.
One more time, slowly. If you keep $1500 on deposit at your local bank, and then take out a loan for $15,000 from the same bank, you will pay them back $18,000 over the course of X years. On your own money.
Look it in the eye: a bank is a creature that produces no tangible good or service. It takes an apple, stores it, lends out ten fake apples, and collects thirteen real apples. A bank is not only the least valuable business on the street, it actually has a net negative affect on the community in which it resides.
I'd like each person reading this to think of his or her private debts. Now imagine that each one is only really worth one-tenth of its value.
In some cases, reserve money is leveraged out at even more ludicrous rates of 30:1 or 40:1. Your home could possibly be backed only by $5,000 of reserves.
This is worse even when considering the purchase of a home. Let's say a man buys a modest home for $200K. Conservatively, he will pay back $100K interest on top of the $200K in principle, representing perhaps two or three years of his life working to pay money for only $20K of real money on deposit. He has been made an indentured servant.
Right now you are paying into this system. Even if you rent (you're just paying indirectly through your landlord).
It is through this means that the banks are able to buy up the town and make everyone squatters on what is now their property. Seriously, think of what the total property value in your city is. Let's take a town with 10,000 homes in it, each worth a value of say $200K. So, a bank with 200 million on deposit can effectively provide loans for everyone to "own" their home. The truth is that they have traded beads for the land and made every inhabitant a feudal serf. A well-dressed, well-fed, well-housed serf.
This leveraging of money (ie taking deposits and then inserting ten times that in invented money into the pool) also makes prices higher. About ten times higher. Houses and cars are so expensive because of the inflated money supply. Easy credit makes prices go up.
It is a swindle of mind-breaking proportions.
By the time you die you will have indirectly built a summer home for a Banker somewhere. You will have built his yacht without so much as a thank you in return.
It breaks a fundamental law of the universe: "by the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat thy bread all the days of they life". Or if you prefer, "you can't get something for nothing."
So, what to do about it? Here's what I'm working towards. First, pay of my debts. Sure, it rankles me that they are collecting on money that doesn't represent an honest investment. But that's all right. It is not for me, but for God to deal as he sees fit. I hope He is merciful to them.
Then, I plan on taking the maximum amount of my deposit-money out of the system so they can't ensnare other people into debt with it. I will deal in real commodities directly with my fellow man.
Where necessary and possible, I will keep my debts with fellow-citizens and pay interest to them instead (PS- I am looking for an investor in BTP).
I will do what I can to provide my children with homes that are paid for so that future generations can live free.
I will live humbly and live within my means.
Now, some may be thinking that the "services" (so called) that banks provide are voluntary. No one has to buy them. That is true to a great extent, and ties into the call that I am making with this article (which is to get as far away as possible from this dirty business). Bear in mind the effects of the inflation of the money supply. You can't get away from this because everything you buy (especially a house, car, college education) is significantly more expensive because of the effects of invented money.
Imagine that a band of counterfeiters moved into your city and printed off millions of dollars to buy local goods. They could argue that they are enriching local businesses and indirectly making it possible for them to make their house payments. But the fact is that the town is drained of actual goods and services that are transferred to the counterfeiters in the net transaction. It gets worse. There is now an increased supply of dollars chasing after the same amount of goods. They have caused inflation.
Of course, the federal government would say that the counterfeiters are "stimulating" the economy!
Even though it (fractional reserve banking) is legal, this is the same net effect that a bank has on the local community.
It is my opinion that the banks mask the real value of things. If they were to be cut out of the loop, a home might cost only $10,000 or $30,000. You really could save up and pay with cash (or even better, commodity-backed money). Divide everything by ten.
"But Shawn," I hear someone wail, "don't you know that the labor and materials just to build a home is on the order of $70,000." Yes, perhaps, but its $70K of inflated money! The lumber, nails, and labor were all distorted in value by the vast ocean of credit.
As Pete Schiff has pointed out, all the Credit is not the cure, it's the cancer.
Now imagine for a moment a world where there is no lending on interest, and there is no fractional reserve banking. Puzzle it through. How would that play out? Would everyone be in the streets with no home, no car? I suggest to you, gentle reader, that the opposite is true. You would own your home, own your car, own the land, own your life.
Now this can't be right, because wages would be a tenth, wouldn't they?
You cannot opt out of this system. Taxes are levied in order to ensure the existence of the banks. I'm talking about bailouts. Bail out the toilet paper factory. At least they are producing something you can use.
Government should never provide bailouts. If a company needs an influx of cash they should get it from customers and investors. If there is no customer or investor then that business has no right to exist. We should all be very leery of something
Right now there is talk of setting up regulatory systems by which a "systemic" company (read: too big to fail) can be kept straight. No! If a company is that big it needs to be broken up vis a vis the anti-trust laws. Government should ensure fair play and healthy competition. Is that right?
I'm hearing often now cries out against "Fascism" or "Socialism" but never a peep about "Oligarchy".
[PS- as usual, I am open to hearing new information. This is what I have so far. I am a political explorer.]
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 5:22 AM
Still accepting project for Pandora. There's been a great response, better than any other special to date. This morning I sat down with some of the Artists and went over some ideas and we had such a level of excitement for it that we want to do more!
Update: for Warhammer Fantasy we are accepting five "nixes" (three for 40K). We are flexible on this matter. If you own four armies we can guarantee no duplication.
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You don't need to have the retail values for your trade-in list. No need to look that up if you don't want.
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The first book, Warmachine: Prime was released originally in 2003, with a revised edition,
Warmachine: Prime Remix released in early 2007. All of the subsequent books have been expansions of Prime. Each expansion usually introduces new warcasters, warjacks, units, and solos, as well as new model subtypes - such as cavalry units - that add new strategies and complexities to each faction.
Warmachine: Prime - 2003
Warmachine: Escalation - 2004
Warmachine: Apotheosis - 2005
Warmachine: Superiority - 2006
Warmachine: Prime Remix - 2007
Forces of Warmachine: Pirates of the Broken Coast - 2007
Forces of Warmachine is the name of a series of expansions that will focus on a themed army as opposed to having additions to all of the factions. So far, only one book has been released, although it has been stated that more will be announced in the future.
Warmachine: Legends - 2008
Currently under development is
Forces of Warmachine: Retribution of Scyrah - 2009
Warmachine Mk2 - 2010
with a planned release in January alongside stat cards for all the models in the game. Mk2 is a complete reworking of the game, with every model available changed and/or recosted, alongside the changes to the rules set.
April 2009 saw an open "Field Test" of the Warmachine Mk2 rules, hosted on Privateer Press' website. Players could download a full set of rules, plus rules for every model in the game, and post feedback to Privateer Press through an online field test website.
2010 will bring "Faction Books" for all Warmachine Factions, showcasing all faction models for the four factions plus the Mercenaries. Confirmed in a banner on the Privateer Press website for September 2009 is a new faction, the Retribution of Scyrah.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 9:02 PM
And now for a little pep talk. I play Orcs (3800) Tau (6400 points'ish) and Eldar (4420 points'ish) and I just watched your bat-rep video and I must say your army is awesome, just plain great. Your tactics need a little work.
I play lists very similar to yours, and win loss ration with my Eldar is something like 48wins 8losses of those wins 8 are in 5th ed and 0losses in 5th ed.
Ok warwalkers, when in doubt scatter-laser - 3 warwalkers 6 scatterlasers = 24 shots play lady luck (I usually take 2 teams of these yum)
- always ALWAYS try to take a farseer to give them guide, and to Doom your enemy.
^Against marine armies star cannons are godly.
Rangers are good if they are pathfinders, and if a target is 'doomed', a re-roll to wound is massive. (Again farseer)
Don't reserve your scorpions, infiltrate them close to pathfinders, most enemies will try to get your snipers after you start dooming them, and scorpions are my second favorite (tied with banshee's) Eldar close combat choice (harlequins are by far my beloved). If you can get scorpions into an assault against troops, just watch them tear things up, even marines and terminators.
Vypers are good, scatter lasers or bright lances.
Dire Avengers - Must have Exarch must have bladestorm, again play lady luck with these, bladestorm the poop out of some unit and then charge right in!
Ok lets not see any more losses, we here at GPK are counting on you Shawn, we are counting on the Oceanic Eldar to slaughter those uncultured pesky humans.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 4:18 PM
I'm up bright and early. Mild-mannered and relatively quiet baby is still an awake baby.
I just put up some new stuff in the For Sale section of our website:
I also have some stuff on the block informal-like here:
I just updated this gallery so I should still have everything.
You can buy it and check out with Paypal (you should email me to let me know, linkback is not reliable) or just email me and pay however you please. I can always take a credit card by phone at 801 372 8545.
I will give reduced rates for bulk purchases (min. 4 listings) and will also combine shipping ($9 max for any number of listings).
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 2:50 AM
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 9:56 PM
1908 Pts - Orks Roster - Redjaw Clan
[missing from list: 10x boyz, 15x Kommandos, 1x Snikrot, 1x Deff Dred]
HQ: Big Mek (1#, 100 Pts)
1 Big Mek @ 100 Pts
Choppa; Kustom Force Field; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!; 'Eavy Armour; Cybork Body; Mek's Tools
HQ: Warboss (1#, 145 Pts)
1 Warboss @ 145 Pts
Power Klaw; Slugga; Twin-linked Dakkagun; Stikkbombs; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!; Attack Squig; Bosspole; Warbike
Elite: Burna Boyz (12#, 180 Pts)
10 Burna Boyz @ 180 Pts
Burna; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!
2 Mekboy @  Pts
Kustom Mega-Blasta (x2); Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!; Mek's Tools
Nob Bikerz (6#, 425 Pts)
5 Nobz @ 425 Pts
Count as Troop Troops; Big Choppa (x2); Power Klaw (x3); Slugga (x5); Twin-linked Dakkagun; Feel No Pain; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!; Cybork Body; Warbike
1 Painboy @  Pts
'Urty Syringe; Twin-linked Dakkagun; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!; 'Eavy Armour; Cybork Body; Dok's Tools; Grot Orderly; Warbike
Elite: Nobz (7#, 303 Pts)
6 Nobz @ 303 Pts
Big Choppa (x2); Choppa (x1); Power Klaw (x3); Slugga (x5); Shoota/Skorcha Kombi-weapon (x1); Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!; 'Eavy Armour (x6); Ammo Runt (x1); Bosspole (x1)
1 Trukk @  Pts
Big Shoota (x1); Armour Plates; Wreckin' Ball
Troops: Boyz (30#, 245 Pts)
29 Boyz @ 245 Pts
Choppa & Slugga; Rokkit Launcha (x3); Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!
1 Boyz Nob @  Pts
Power Klaw; Slugga; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!
Troops: Boyz (30#, 245 Pts)
29 Boyz @ 245 Pts
Choppa & Slugga; Rokkit Launcha (x3); Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!
1 Boyz Nob @  Pts
Power Klaw; Slugga; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!
Fast Attack: Warbikers (3#, 115 Pts)
2 Warbikers @ 115 Pts
Choppa; Slugga; Twin-linked Dakkagun; Exhaust Cloud; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Warbike
1 Biker Nob @  Pts
Power Klaw; Slugga; Twin-linked Dakkagun; Exhaust Cloud; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Bosspole; Warbike
Heavy Support: Battlewagon (1#, 150 Pts)
1 Battlewagon @ 150 Pts
Armour Plates; Boarding Plank; Deff Rolla; Grabbin' Klaw; Grot Rigger; Stikkbomb Chukka; Wreckin' Ball
Total Roster Cost: 1908
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Posted by Blue Table Painting at 5:15 AM
Friday was a fast-paced sprint to the finish line. We managed to get all the Orks done and looking good in time for a battle report (which we played today, Saturday-- I've got 70 minutes of footage to edit for that). Almost everything is caught up. I even spent some time cleaning the place up.
I made a fateful decision today. The Magic has got to go. We're playing it too much. I can hardly expect to be successful at business if I allow such idleness into my life. I haven't played computer games for many years for the same reason. Oh, I want to, but it's just one of those things that needs to get sacrificed. So, I had my wife pick up my collection and stow it. I'm going to see if I can find a buyer.
I am working on getting things booked out to a more acceptable level. I've got to kick it into high gear. So, needless to say, I'm standing by if you have inquiries or orders! There is still one golden spot open for each of the IG specials.
Things are going great at home. My home is a loving and warm place; like a brood of badgers in a burrow. My wife is upstairs cooking oatmeal raisin cookies and making me a sandwich for dinner. The kids are enjoying a long lazy day-- they stacked every pillow and blanket in the house on the couch. They were proud to show me "Mount Comfortable" when I got home.
Today, the big news today is that I managed a battle report with the studio Orks. There is only one thing left to paint for them: a unit of Kommandos led by Snikrot. That will bring it to about 2300 pts. I'll have part 01 of the batrep up tonight for sure. And I still plan on finishing up the Ultramarines rematch, too.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 7:30 PM
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 4:38 AM
I just know there's someone who goes out to their garage, surveys the mass of unpainted models, sighs then turns out the light. This program will hopefully allow someone with the "white primer horde" to finally show up with a painted army. As an added bonus, your models will get a good home where they will be painted and loved.
Assault on Black Reach Models:
. Chaos Space Marines 0.23
Daemons of Chaos 0.29
Imperial Guard 0.35
Space Marines 0.35
Witch Hunters 0.21
Warhammer Fantasy 0.25
. Hordes 0.25
War Machine 0.25
Battlefleet Gothic 0.11
Lord of the Rings 0.17
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 8:54 AM
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 2:17 PM
Sorry kids. Daddy can't push you on the swing today. He's busy painting his Orks.
Over the weekend I managed to bring the horde to the following counts of stuff that is all painted:
30x ork boyz (40 more to go)
1x Mekboy with Kustom Force Field Projecta
10x Burna Boyz (with a mekboy in there, that makes 11)
1x Warboss on Bike, the Forge World one
9x Warbikes (can be Nobz)
Still to be painted:
40x ork boyz
1x Ork Dreadnought conversion
1x Battlewagon (kitbash of ork battlewagon kit and a baneblade)
And that easily makes 2000 points.
My goal is to really hit the brushes and get them ready to play a game this coming weekend. Models that I actually have on hand add up to 1850 points. I ordered a box of Kommandos and plan on rounding that out to a unit of 15 with converted regular models, and the Snikrot which I already have. We're set.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 12:59 AM
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 12:11 AM