Brotherhood Update: Bulking Out the Army's Ranks

So it's very, very tempting to cast an eye toward the Necrons, but with a rather largish sum of money allotted for a dream army I'm purchasing from Evil Homer, my Nemesis, I need to be realistic.

Besides, wargaming has reached a scale these days that makes it impossible to collect everything - at least, not at my level of purchasing power!  I have more than enough stuff already to keep me content modeling and painting for years to come, so I shan't be purchasing every army that flashes a leg at me.

So to speak.

Also, and importantly, I'm not done with my Brotherhood yet!  I can't tell you the amount of satisfaction I get from putting together and painting these models... so there you go!

Here's the update:


Roleplaying Miniatures; Blast from the Past

About 6 years ago I participated in a roleplaying game set in a certain 'Underdark' city.

Naturally I built miniatures for all the characters.  It was great fun at the time, but since Drow tend to implode - what with all the infighting - it was only a matter of time before hurt feelings put paid to the whole thing.

Which is a shame, since I was 'winning.'  Ah, well!


Public Service Messages in the Grim, Dark Future

Ouch! Use what the Emperor uses when he's strained too much on his Golden Throne! 

 Try _________________________ for instant relief!


Comic Asylum Tournament, Games 2 and 3

Here's the wrap up on the tournament the Card Pimp in question and I played in last Saturday. Seems like a lot longer than a week ago - these last five works days have been brutal.

Here's a current favorite unit; Scouts with plasma and knives and plasma and chains and plasma and combi. Plasma. What's not to love? In my opinion, plasma is the new melta; the game it is a'changing.


Terrain, Terrain, Terrain

There's a Cityfight tournament coming up! I'm helping build some new terrain, then I'm planning on updating my collection. Also pictured are some pieces I did for one of my recent Bell of Lost Souls articles.


Tournament, Comic Asylum! Game One

The Card Pimp in Question and I went to last weekend's 1500 point Tournament at the Comic Asylum - by far my favorite out of town venue - and had an absolute blast! It was the weekend after I ran my own 1500 point event at Galaxy (which I have a lot to say about, once I get a copy of the breakdown) so I was itching to play.

Hogan, the Brotherhood's much cooler answer to Logan, hangs out with his Rune Priest buddy in a Long Fangs squad.  Also joining the party-of-stupid is a Terminator with Storm Shield.  The general idea is to blast two targets a turn from this squad, so it hunkers in the back.  My route to victory is holding the Eldar up long enough for this unit to rack up KP's.


Brotherhood Update: The Guard... Again

This is normally where Brent talks... and talks... and talks... and I'm like who cares?  Look at the pictures and comment.

Or not, your option.


Brotherhood Update: The Guard

Okay, I'm getting some new Terminators prepared.  I've compressed my initial base painting for the gold down to three different spray paints.  It achieves the same effect much faster - and thinner - than the initial layering of paints over black primer.



Brent's 1500pt Tournament, Missions!

Yea, yea... for 99% of you reading, these last three posts are pretty useless.  I can hear you now:

"But Brent, what do we care if you're running some podunk-North-Texas-tournament?  What about some hugs and gropings?  Where are the hugs and gropings, Brent?"

"But Brent, you support Unicorns, why not support my big toe fetish?"

"But Brent, I want to Stalk Jawaballs, too!"

(I'll do you serious bodily harm on that last - don't test me.  He's mine.)


Brent's 1500pt Tournament: Roll Call!

Here's a little update on the tournament that's in the works for October 8th, this Saturday.

There are 16 spots, and here's the entrants I have listed so far.

Tim F
Jonathan D
Ritchie B
Eric H
Brendan P
Jim M
Mike V
Jeff G
Carlos A
Mike B

Lewis C has turned in a list 1) in case he's available and 2) in case there's a spot left.  There may not be.  I know there's a number of locals who plan on being there who haven't reserved a spot yet.

Send those lists in!

Note: this doesn't mean I'm not supporting Unicorns!  I just thought this was a funny set of pics in my last Bell article.


Brent's 1500pt Tournament, October 8th!

Actually, I'm not sure how much claim I have to the whole thing, but if it's a train wreck you can pretty much bet I'll catch the responsibility for it.

It's going to be this Saturday at Galaxy Books and Comics in Wichita Falls, Texas.  If you're from out of town - and you probably are - email your 1500 point army list in advance to secure your spot.  Assuming you've done this, your rate is ten bucks at the door, all of which will go right into the prize pool.

(If you're a local, you have to both turn in your list and pay in advance, otherwise you're going to pay the door fee.)


Brotherhood Update: Painting Scouts

Ah, a day off to myself!  Plus I feel good enough (translate that to, "Not wiped out," and, "My leg ain't hurting much,") to sit down a paint.

Here's the progress so far.


Testing the Alternate 40K Primary Scenario

I've always been a bit dissatisfied with the scenario generation for 40K.  We all know there are certain missions and deployments that help or hinder armies... why can't we play to that and create another level of strategy?

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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