Wish I knew who did this so I could give them proper credit.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
There is a prominent Adepta Sororitas/Sisters of Battle group on Facebook ran by James Otero. It's a closed group so James is free to run it however he wants, I will not debate that. That does not mean that I have to agree with policies put into place for the group.
We all know it's hard being a Sisters player. Games Workshop has allowed the army to flounder for decades with poor rules and the lack of plastic models. It could be worse, the Sisters could have been done away with like the Squats and this point maybe that would have been the better option.
The cost of being able to field a base Sororitas army of two units of troops and an HQ is $175. Even worse for people elsewhere, $302 for our friends in Australia. Even for veteran Sisters players the cost of adding new units has a large barrier, $103 if I want to add one Retributor squad, $55 for a Dominion squad. The prices may not seem quite that bad but seeing how all the models are all metal and exclusively sold by GW on their web shop or in GW stores, that's insult to injury.
Back to the matter, James decided that any posts of models in the group had to be entirely Games Workshop models and conversions (as it seemed to me) would be okay as along is was mostly GW parts or if he found it to be acceptable. He went out of his way to specifically ban any posts related to Raging Heroes. Again his group, he can run it however he sees fit, but I'm calling bullshit on the whole thing.
Other companies have filled the Sisters of Battle void, primarily Raging Heroes because of Games Workshop's deliberate lack support for the army and its players. My problem of banning players from community groups because they had to go to another manufacturer is just a deaf, blind and dumb decision. Communities such as this should not be barring new or existing players for any reason outside of negligent behavior. Either you're an ambassador to the hobby and the game or you're an elitist jerk. If you take the elitist jerk route, I'm going to call you out on it.
I don't care if you're a shop owner or some admin in a Facebook group. The moment you start completely barring people from a community, you're inflicting harm on it and quite possibly causing that new player to abandon a game or hobby that he/she was looking forward to be involved in. It's not their fault that GW put a gate up. I despise it as much as new hobbyists being told that their paint jobs suck or that they should quit. It goes hand in hand with super fans talking down to new fans or fans of a property that may not know absolutely everything about it. Stop it.
And speaking of the models by Raging Heroes, the whole over sexualized argument, just stop. Sexy models are not going away and the ones Raging Heroes have put out are no worse than stuff that's been released in the past. The argument that the armor is not realistic, just stop, the setting for these games is not realistic. The people making these models have the right to artistic freedom, just like a group admin has the right wield the ban hammer, even if done so ignorantly. Kind of funny though; I see people crusading against models the likes of Raging Heroes, but I have yet to see any of those same people complaining about Kingdom Death and others.
Anyways, I gave my two cents in the group, I left and am now contemplating starting a new Sisters/Sororitas community group. Rant over, at least for now, because I have a podcast to record.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
It's a shame that the Daughters of the Crucible from Raging heroes do not have an equivalent in Warhammer 40K. That's why John and I have made up some homebrewed rules for these stunning models.
We looked at what story background Raging Heroes had put out there during the Kickstarter campaign and decided to go with something of a gun slinging character unit based on the Blood Angels Death Company.
These rules are available for anybody who would like to give these rules a go and help us refine them. If you share or post them elsewhere, even if you alter the rules, please dothe right thing and credit us appropriately.
Act of Faith: Redemption by Victory or Death- This Act of Faith may be used at the start of any opponent’s Assault Phase. Until the end of the turn that this Act of Faith is used, this unit gains the Counter Attack special rule.
May add up to five additional models for 20 points each, a maximum of ten Daughters may be taken per army.
Let us know what you think and send us feedback from your games.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
In this episode: John spins tales of his adventures at Adepticon, we talk briefly on the new Death Guard models, 8th Edition, Greg got his Sisters of Eternal Mercy from Raging Heroes, the guys discuss a big upcoming hobby project. All that and more.
Available on iTunes, Podbean and Stitcher Radio.
Please subscribe and share
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Still some issues with the new eqipment but that won't stop us as we go through the datasheets for the Triumvirate of Ynnead and the forces of the Ynaari. We follow it up with some Adepticon, Horus Heresy discussion and speculate on the greatly rumored Fulgrim Daemon Primarch.
Available on iTunes, Podbean and Stitcher Radio
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
It's been several months since we last recorded anything. We want to apologize to our listeners for such a lengthy delay without any communications as to what's been going on. We've stated from the start that this was something we were doing for the fun of if and when we had time to record and we just haven't. Between our jobs and having kids that are highly active in school, there just hasn't been any spare time and even so, that is no excuse for ignoring our audience. Bad news is that its not likely to get any better in the near future. We're not ready to hang this up just yet though.
In this episode, you can hear that we're very much out of practice. We were also using some new quipment and even with testing it still sounds not as good as it should. Greg tried reading some of new hotness that Saint Celestine now has and he failed miserably as he tried to read without his glasses on. The whole show just didn't sync well, even for our half-assed attempts at recording podcasts.
Anyways, we cover a lot of stuff that we've missed. Magnus and all of the new Thousand Sons goodness, Fall of Cadia and the Triumirate of the Imperium, Adepticon, Custodes, Heresy Weekender, and more.
Thank you for checking us out.
Available on iTunes, Stitcher and Podbean
Thursday, February 9, 2017
If anyone out there wants to help support the podcast and blog or just wants a shirt, you can do so by sending an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the size(z) you need and your shipping info and we'll give you the PayPal info.
The shirts with shipping will run $25.00 and $35.00 for those outside of America and Canada. There is also an option to have a name/nickname on the back just under the collar for an additional $5.00.
The cut off will be Friday, February 17th as we want to have the shirts out for Adepticon.
We have one episode that should be up anytime now and another inbound on Sunday.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Anyways, a huge shout out to the guys at The Long War and especially Rob for running such an awesome channel over at twitch. Those guys do an amazing job supporting the hobby and community.
Monday, January 23, 2017
I'm sure there some Dark Eldar players that may disagree with me, but the ravager/raider is now the worst build I've experienced since getting into this hobby fifteen some years ago.
I had so many problems with this thing that I decided to not add any others to my force. On top of that I am now considering having my raider assembled and painted through a commission service.
I got so frustrated that had to set it down, walk away and give up. Any attempt to correct an assembly issue just made things worse.
I'm done and I am not doing another.