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@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN


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#3001 Pale Rider

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:24 PM

Didn't it make you want some Grey Knights and Guilliman too?



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:33 PM

So I've discovered since really diving into the Black Library, there are two types of books.

 

The first is just pure, licensed entertainment value. They're by no means award winning novels, but they are enjoyable experiences.

The second are insidious marketing tools designed to make you crave their peddled plastic in ways that are frightening upon introspection.

 

In the case of the former, Apocalypse by Josh Reynolds under the Space Marines Conquests sub-line, is a great fun read all on its own.

 

In the case of the later, The Watchers of the Throne is making my palms itch for a Custodes/Sisters of Silence army.

 

It's easy to tell the bolterporn from the quality.  If it's by Chris Wraight, Dan Abnett, or ADB just read it. Goto's not around anymore but he's the go-to trash author.  That's probably Gav Thorpe now.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:14 AM

Didn't it make you want some Grey Knights and Guilliman too?

 

Not really. The Grey Knights are there but not what I'd call characters, and Guilliman's Guilliman. Don't get me wrong, I like Guilliman but as a narrative focal point not as a "BUY OUR MODELS" kind of deal.

 

 

So I've discovered since really diving into the Black Library, there are two types of books.

 

The first is just pure, licensed entertainment value. They're by no means award winning novels, but they are enjoyable experiences.

The second are insidious marketing tools designed to make you crave their peddled plastic in ways that are frightening upon introspection.

 

In the case of the former, Apocalypse by Josh Reynolds under the Space Marines Conquests sub-line, is a great fun read all on its own.

 

In the case of the later, The Watchers of the Throne is making my palms itch for a Custodes/Sisters of Silence army.

 

It's easy to tell the bolterporn from the quality.  If it's by Chris Wraight, Dan Abnett, or ADB just read it. Goto's not around anymore but he's the go-to trash author.  That's probably Gav Thorpe now.

 

 

Of the books I've read since returning to the hobby in July, I'd say Justin D Hill is pretty low on that totem pole. Cadia Stands was an absolute mess of a novel, with characters popping up and dropping out of the narrative left, right, and center and entire chapters that mean less than nothing to the overall narrative. Also apparently the main character of the book doesn't even show up until halfway through it while the character we start the book with is relegated to a cameo appearance at the end.



#3004 Pale Rider

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:32 PM

Didn't it make you want some Grey Knights and Guilliman too?

 
Not really. The Grey Knights are there but not what I'd call characters, and Guilliman's Guilliman. Don't get me wrong, I like Guilliman but as a narrative focal point not as a "BUY OUR MODELS" kind of deal.


But you should have a full collection. Like this...



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:59 PM

Maybe when I'm 80. For now, I haven't bought a single model since my Atalan Jackals, because I'm sticking with the pledge to not buy more until I'm finished assembling/painting what I have.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 10:12 AM

Guess who's back...back again...

 

The Old World's back.

Tell a friend.

 

 

Not super surprising given Total War: Warhammer and Vermintide making the setting more popular then ever, but Games Workshop is returning to the Warhammer Fantasy Battle roots with Warhammer: The Old World, making it akin to the Horus Heresy for 40k. Whether that means all new models will be produced by Forgeworld, I have no idea.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 10:35 AM

i was just about to post that.  i think ill stick with Kings of war for my rank and flank game though. 



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 11:17 AM

Joined the 21st Century last night and got a Smartphone. So have my output:

 

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:23 PM


won't lie im kinda excited for the next psychic awakening book. 



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:40 PM

So I'm a total newb when it comes to the Tabletop game, so I really hesitate to criticize other players and their strategies. But this? This was a murder.

 

 

I just...I don't get the White Scars player's thinking with this one. Why would you rush an entrenched enemy position when the objective is to score as many points as possible? I know the caster remarks on the First Strike point, but throughout this match I just felt like the White Scars player was dumping far too many dice and dedicated attacks onto single shot units.

 

The Dragons, for example. I don't know Eldar so I'm not sure how big a target they should be, but rather than dump all his Invictius attacks into the squad and waste some of the Repulsor's shots with it, why not offload Khan and have HIM deal with the Dragons with the Invictius and Repulsor running interference?



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:27 AM

I know only so much about 40K but with what I know about AoS and the comparison between the two, a lot of 40K players don't play with the mindset of playing for the objective. Also, a criticism I have is that the map allowed a little too much camping on the home objective. The Eldar player didn't need to move much. Also, was Khan the warlord? If so, that skews some things on the risk/reward.
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#3012 Rust

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:23 PM

I'm not sure about LoS rulings, but to me I'd have just pounded the Eldar's position with the Repulsor's weaponry while daring the rest of the army to attack entrenched positions. Maybe swing the Land Speeder around the flank and concentrate most of the weapons on the flier.

 

But again, that's me armchairing as a total newb.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:37 PM

a lot of his dice rolls went south in that game too. 



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Posted 16 December 2019 - 12:20 PM

I'm not sure about LoS rulings, but to me I'd have just pounded the Eldar's position with the Repulsor's weaponry while daring the rest of the army to attack entrenched positions. Maybe swing the Land Speeder around the flank and concentrate most of the weapons on the flier.

 

But again, that's me armchairing as a total newb.

 

They're White Scars.


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:16 PM

pAcKaGe

 

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Part of what I got with some Holiday cash (A Jackal Alpharus is enroute).

 

EDIT: And the night's productivity -

 

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#3016 Rust

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:14 PM

Genestealer Familiars are the smallest models I've tackled thus far.

 

They strain my mind, eyes, and hands.

 

On the plus side, they're fantastic means to test out my Patriarch (and by extension, any future Purestrain Genestealers) color scheme. And I'm happy to report I think I'm going to be happy with it. Warpfiend Grey for the fleshy bits, Caliban Green for the chitin, and everything aggressively slathered in Carroburg Crimson.



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 07:24 PM

www.warhammer-community.com/2020/01/04/reveals-from-the-new-year-open-day-2020gw-homepage-post-1/

 

Nice Shadowsun sculpt


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 07:47 PM

Understandably, I'm more interested in the Genestealer Cult rules/sculpts that come with Shadowsun (Since you can see the foot of a Patriarch in her promotional image). Those Drones she comes with though....

 

Anyway, my Magus is done and I did a family shot:

 

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The Genestealer Familiar showcases the ultimate color scheme I'm going to be going with for the Patriarch. He was originally leaning on a Astartes helmet. Mistakes were made painting that, so covered it got.



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Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:53 PM

My Jackal Alphus came in today. I figured I'd build the bike part at least. One thing lead to another and...

 

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So yeah. Six hours later and...



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:28 AM

It looks good, certainly tabletop quality.

 

Have you been using any of the new contrast paints line? I'm terrible at remembering what's named what. Some of my friends are managing frankly absurd turnaround times on painting minis.


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