Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K: Getting Started With Space Marines

Space Marines are the secret sauce of Games Workshop. If you play Warhammer 40K there is a good chance you play Space Marines, are thinking of playing Space Marines or will be playing Space Marines in the next year… So what makes them such a solid army besides being at the front of the line for every new release and book? A few points in my experience, in terms of army wide effect vs. selecting Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Hobby

Making A Warhammer 40K Tournament Display Board

If you are thinking about getting involved in the Warhammer 40K tournament scene (or any miniature tournament system), you need a display board ASAP. Before my first Games Workshop Grand Tournament in 2007 one of the guys at the Battle For Salvation gaming club: The Warmaster Matt gave me the excellent advice to build a board for my army. The Warmaster’s AMAZING Imperial Fist Army… Display boards are a great way to frame your army, Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Playing Big Scale Battletech Games

Incoming BATTLETECH from some email feedback on the blog… Is there a point at which large scale games like this could be played IRL?  I don’t really know other games but does battletech handle this scale well?  I think every gaming group has it’s own ergone- the personality of the players, combined with the time and frequency of meeting to play builds a “standard” for the games played over time. My experience in Battletech is Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Eldar Jetbike Tacitcs

Being known for your Warhammer 40K Saim-Hann warhost has it’s challenges… While I have been playing this army the most and longest (since 2007) vs. my other 40K armies (Grey Knights when they were known as Daemonhunters are a close second.), how I play my warhost certainly is not the  only way to play them. My “theme” is that jetbikes are the core, and everything is meched up and flies around- vypers, fire prisms, and Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Going On The Attack With Light Mechs

My quest to become the most feared LOCUST pilot in the Inner Sphere continues… In this week’s BATTLETECH post I want to explore the idea of using a light mech in a direct assault role- you have go out and destroy the target with what you have. Maybe you have some backup, maybe you don’t. Normally I use light mechs in an indirect/support role. Skirmishers like the THORN who run of the sides of the Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K Death Guard Army (Pictures)

Following up a comment request: while I’m mostly known for my Berzerkers of Skallathrax Chaos Space Marine army and my dedication to Khorne, I do have a sizable Death Guard army I can field. The army is old and in need to some major updates- new units, and certainly Games Woirkshop has been showing the love to Death Guard and chaos in this 8th edition of 40K. The challenge I have with it is the Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago
Blog Post: Battletech

Battletech Tactics: Powerful Models

An INTENSE game of BATTLETECH last night. So many epic moments… …and we will get to them in Friday’s BT post. In this post I’m going to share my ideas on using a powerful unit in your lance, and the cause and effect of taking such a unit in your lance. While we are talking “Battletech”, the theory here can apply to a powerful alpha/deathstar unit in any wargaming system. In my lance I took Read more…

By Wargamer Fritz, ago