28 Sep 2009

Combat patrol duty

I don't know about you but I find theres an army of a particular type of that army that you'd just want to have a small little display force, Ron's post on bikers (using the Hawk Lord colour scheme) reminded me of how I'd love to have a tiny force of such a chapter. Another one is the sable swords (a chapter which has very little (if any) fluff written about them and I hope to be using them in an upcoming blog series)

Those of you who haven't head of combat patrol (only a few of you I should think) it is a mini - version of 40K based on games two 400pt armies, the only force requirment is a single troop choice although there are a few restrictions on vehicles (no amour value over 33 (worked out by adding all sides togethor) E.g. a land raider is 42, whilst a Rhino is 33) no models with more than 2 wounds and also no ordanance weapons, it makes fitting a game in much easier if your strapped for time and fair for what your able to field. Even if you have plenty of time a combat patroll makes for a game were your in no rush to throw dice or flick through rules at the speed of a flip book.

If you want the full rules for combat patrol you can get them here

26 Sep 2009

Feed Demon review

Sorry about the lack of activity but with job searching, a housemate moving out and a whole lot of other completely un-related to war hammering I have barley had the chance to keep up with internet activity so first on the list FeedDemon review!

FeedDemon is a RRS feed program that keeps track of all updates that you've subscribed to (Including the 'Follow' option on blogs) in an easy way to manage and great way of seeing who's updated and how many times since you last read it.

This is what is looks like when you load it up, the latest 10 posts up there and other general stuff, on the left is your taskbar lets have a closer look
This sidebar shows every single blog you're following and in brackets the number of times it has updated since you last read it. When you click on the blog you get this pannel
by clicking on the little arrow it extends the full story in the program (although BOLS have rigged it so you need to visit the site to read the whole story) which you can do by clicking the title, which it can then act as a mini browser looking like this:
Pros: Lets you keep up to date and lessens the chance of missing a post and is easy to use

Cons: The problem of no comments will be increased as there is no option without entering the browser mode, and it occasionally skips a blog when updating

Try it out, see if you like it but make sure you comment! It frustrates blog owners when they don't get appreciation or praise from their fellow blogmates make sure you do it!