Secret Weapon Miniatures Tau Tokens

I recently started looking for ways to remind me each turn to setup different systems and powers throughout my Tau army often forgetting to declare my Etherals ability, roll Nova, or declare my buff commanders system choices. In searching I came across the Secret Weapon Tau tokens and decided to give them a try in an upcoming game.

First you should note these come in colors other than pictured, but I chose orange so that they didn’t end up lost on the board and defeat the purpose. Further the tokens are thick enough to hold up in a dice bag or army carrier without worrying about them breaking. Solidly made I have no doubt these will be in use for a long time...

Mercenary Campaign

Mercenary Campaign
Start Date: Pending
Player Max: 10
Chapter Duration: 1 Month
Each month consists of one battle and one group game

Group game rotates, each player will host at least one group game. You are welcome to host from another agreed upon location, John Marshall’s house or games workshop are viable alternatives. I’m 100% confident others will set up. You must write the fluff for your group game, but the general scenario is going to built around a scavenger hunt in search of things to support each kill team in some form of impending great battle (feast of blades type thing). The battles are fights in effort to find the months goal, each awarding the winner some benefit towards the months group game (aka strategic redeployment, homing beacon, etc)...

Into the New Year Louisville 40k Open

This year the Louisville 40k group is working on setting up a 2 day 3+ (depending on player count) game tournament for Monday December 30th and Tuesday December 31st. One of the things we are looking into is determing a rule set that everybody can agree on and enjoy. To do this we wanted to have our players vote on their preference for the FoB (Feast of Blades) TO rule set or the Nova TO rule set. You can find the FoB rules here and the Nova rules here. Nova also contains a FAQ for most/all armies that can be found here. FOB FAQ can be found here.  Thank you for your feedback and feel free to leave more comments in our FB thread or on the Forum board.

Which tournament rule set would you prefer we use 12/30/13 and 12/31/13?

  • Feast of Blades Open (FoB) (75%, 6 Votes)
  • Nova Open (25%...

Dragons Brood vs Hive Fleet Dominion

Aurelius Defiant

We like battle reports here at Louisville 40K, and here is an example report from back in September (2013 Sep 14) to show our readers what they can expect to see in the future.

Dragon’s Brood vs Hive Fleet Dominion

1,500 points

Half of Dragon’s Brood’s Third Company (“Winged Victors”) responds to a distress call from an Imperial Guard outpost only to find a barren wasteland and are ambushed by elements of Hive Fleet Dominion!

The game was called after the...

Escalation League Update, 12/14/13

From Al:

“ATTN ESCALATION LEAGUE: i posted a sign up sheet at the store today. please use it to schedule your matches! i only did saturdays and sundays, but if you’d like to play during the week, you may also arrange games for that as well. i will also be requiring everyone who is participating to write down their name and best method of contact so that we can communicate better. thanks, see you all tomorrow!”

Here We Go…!

And the site is now open to the group!

Menus Renamed, Rules Added, and Site Prep is Done!

We had another discussion in the Facebook Group chat this morning, but instead it was about the allowance of Dataslates, Formations, and other such ancillary things into our regular games. And while the core of the discussion eventually returned to the “Discuss with your opponent” standard, it did prompt me to create the Rules page. It’s an idea the group discussed a few weeks back that should help us as we classify the types of games we play with each other. Basically, it helps us establish appropriate expectations when it comes to setting up a game and helps mitigate anyone being “blindsided” by unexpected units or rules.

That said, the page is about done for now. I’ve removed the built-in forums in favor of directing people to the pre-existing Lou40k Google Group, and I’ve re-establishe...

Almost Ready for Unveiling

There was a rather spirited discussion in the Facebook chat group today regarding what the new Escalation rules supplement will do to competitive play. It eventually evolved into the idea of supporting game adjustments with fluff, and a request was made for each player to provide a small bit of fluff background for his / her army.

Since the need for a centralized “home” for the group increases with this refocus on fluff, I’ve decided to push forward a little more swiftly with this site. I hope to introduce the group to it later this week.

Louisville 40k Page Goes Live

Welcome to the more permanent home for the Warhammer 40k gaming community based out of the Games Workshop: Stony Brook East store! We’ve been coordinating over a Facebook page for the past few months, but decided that a dedicated page may be more useful as we grow both the size and scope of our games. This page will serve as an easier place to coordinate as we begin to develop campaigns, special events, and other projects.

For now, you can find links to the Louisville 40k wiki and to our custom BattleScribe repository. And while the wiki is still sort of bare for the moment, more will be added moving forward.