Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thought Provoking Tuesday
I have decided to try out a weekly update type post. The Thought Provoking Tuesday post will be a way for me to share blog posts that I thought were really interesting either from a game perspective or a hobby perspective. They have given reason to pause and think about how I model, paint, or play. This week's 5 thought provoking blog posts are:
Mind War FTW- Missile Spam and Codex Creep by The_King_Elessar. This is a great article about comparing the strengths of codexes through the medium of missile spam to determine if there is any codex creep truly happening. I would love to see if Elessar will write additional articles that seek to derive conclusions using other measures.
3++ is the New Black- Abuse Puppy laments the Grey Knights' effect on the Tyranid codex. I don't know if his perspective is a bit too pessimistic or not, but he has some great points. I perceive his arguments to be true initially, but eventually I think that Grey Knights will normalize like every other codex and there won't be so many players out there as new, shiny codexes come out. I also think there is a correlation between new codexes and the number of inexperienced player using them. I think a canny Nid general could outplay many less experienced players who are using the GK codex. Of course, in tournament play, trends do seems to develop quickly.
Miniature Wargames Conversions- Lantz from the Magnet Pro gives a wonderful tutorial on how to make resin molds. I, for one, have always been leary about trying resin molding, but Lantz really spells it out in a wonderfully written tutorial.
Tentakel- David Stillberg works on a stunning conversion for a Blood Angel Chaplain. Again, the resin casting and sculpting included in the model make me think that I need to start working on those skills for myself.
3++ is the New Black- Kirby talks about Karamazov and his uses in a Grey Knight army. I love the fact that Kirby considers this lesser talked about and used model. He definitely brings up some nice options.