Category Archives: Reviews
If you’ve been reading my posts for the last couple of months you know I’ve been working to pull together an army for the Standish Standoff 2. Thor did a good job of covering the basics so I won’t re-hash too much of what he covered but it was a great event and I wanted to cover my experiences. I do have some criticisms to make, but they are very minor.
A month ago I began running ads from a service called Project Wonderful. Their site is here. In the past I had tried Google Adsense but I wasn’t happy with the ads that were being delivered to the blog. Adsense is supposed to deliver contextual ads but I rarely found that to be the case. The result was basically earning next to nothing from Google. Nobody wants to click ads for online universities and crap like that. When you have a niche market as us 40K and wargaming blogs do, you need ads that are relevant if there’s any hope of actually getting something out of putting the ads on your site.
I haven’t done one of these for a while but there was something about this book that compelled me to give my humble opinion regarding it. As I’ve said before, I’m no literary savant, just someone who thoroughly enjoys reading.
The only prior book to Nemesis that I’ve read by James Swallow was Flight of Eisenstein, in the Horus Heresy series, which I enjoyed. However, I tend to be terrible at remembering each book in a series in detail and exactly what I enjoyed about it, I just recall how I felt about a book. So, going into Nemesis I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from the author. I’ve read some great stories from Black Library authors and I’ve read some terrible ones. Naturally I was hoping for the former in this book.
I never got the chance to play Kill Team in 4th, though I was familiar with the rules. So, when Battle Missions came out and I saw Kill Team was in there I was extremely excited to finally get to try it out. Last night I finally got that chance, four of them in fact, as we continue our Imperials vs Xenos campaign at the LGS.
I’m not one normally for book reviews. I thoroughly enjoy reading, only 40K as a hobby takes up more time than reading, but I’m not an English or literature expert and thus the technicalities elude me. That being said, here’s my humble opinion on “Path of the Warrior” by Gav Thorpe.
Battle Missions has been out for a little while now and I’ve finally gotten a handful of games under my belt with it and I have to say I really, really like what they’ve done. First off, having more than three missions to choose from is damn nice. The book is packed with 66 missions so it’s going to take you a long, long time to get through them all. Each army has three missions themed for their army but the great part is you can play those missions without using that army. You have Orks and your buddy has Marines and you want to play one of the Eldar missions? Well you can. Some missions have army specific special rules, so if you’re playing an Eldar mission with Eldar then you get X special rule, but they also tell you what to do if you aren’t fielding that army, thus making all missions viable for any army to play.