Armies on Parade 2020: Best of Craftworld Eldar

Armies on Parade is an annual competition that Games Workshop has been running since around 2011. In a normal year, each participant brings a display board to her local game store to show off a selection of models from a single faction while visitors marvel at the maniacal attention to detail and overall aesthetic awesomeness. … More Armies on Parade 2020: Best of Craftworld Eldar

Forging the Narrative: The Literary Merits of the Black Library and Where to Start if You’re New to 40k Fiction

About seven years ago at San Diego Comic-Con, my wife and I spent an evening drinking with some people we had just met, all of whom turned out to be science fiction authors. I asked the affable guy across the table from me what he had written, and I could see him tense up a … More Forging the Narrative: The Literary Merits of the Black Library and Where to Start if You’re New to 40k Fiction

Rethinking Heavy Weapons; the Best Loadouts for 9th Edition

Even without a new codex, a lot has changed for Eldar in 9th edition. New rules and a new meta have significantly altered which units see competitive play, and in a few cases models that haven’t left the display in more than five years are forming the backbone of top tier armies. [NOTE: I could … More Rethinking Heavy Weapons; the Best Loadouts for 9th Edition

An Exclusive Engagement; How to Assemble a Craftworlds Combat Patrol

If you haven’t played any of the 500pt Combat Patrol missions yet, you are missing out on a great new way to play 40k. These games are fast, surprisingly dynamic, and highly tactical. I admit that I was a little worried that the Combat Patrol format would either just be a dice game or would … More An Exclusive Engagement; How to Assemble a Craftworlds Combat Patrol

Don’t Sell Your Army; Reorganizing Your Lists for 9th Edition

There is quite a bit of doom and gloom floating around online about the state of Craftworlds in 9th edition. While some of the salt is justified, Asuryani have some considerable strengths, and if you had a good list for 8th edition that wasn’t all cheese, you probably still have a competitive list for 9th. … More Don’t Sell Your Army; Reorganizing Your Lists for 9th Edition

Make Some Room for the Laughing God! Harlequin Allies in 9th Edition

There is no better way to spice up your Craftworld army than by adding a detachment of Harlequins. These killer clowns offer some potent units and combos that are highly competitive when piloted well. Harlequins are also just really fun to play, and you don’t need to spend much money or paint many models to … More Make Some Room for the Laughing God! Harlequin Allies in 9th Edition

How to Make DYI Banners for Your Models, (or “How to Make Those Fugly 90s Shining Spears that GW Still Sells Look Cool)

The picture above is of my converted shining spears with some easy-to-make pennants added to their lances. I lead with this photo because I thought it was the most engaging one to come out of the project, but I actually think that to do-it-yourself pennants have even more to offer if you are using those … More How to Make DYI Banners for Your Models, (or “How to Make Those Fugly 90s Shining Spears that GW Still Sells Look Cool)