Tale of X Gamers Rules Updated

The rules have been updated because of the release of Warhammer Fantasy 7th edition.  We feel that participants shouldn’t have to include the cost of rulebooks and army books in their monthly expenditures.

This has been updated in the rules below.  See #5.

  1. You are allowed to spend no more than $75 USD for the first month. This is your startup money.
  2. You are allowed to spend no more than $40 USD for each month thereafter.
  3. You can spend less than the above limits but you cannot spend more.
  4. Any unspent money can be carried over to the following month. This is great to do if you have a big purchase you want to make.
  5. Rulebooks and army books do not come out of your funds.  They’re a FREEBIE!
  6. You can collect any army for any system at any points level. I’m collecting a 1k Tomb Kings army for WFB. Steve is collected 1,850pts of Howling Griffons for 40k. The choices are limitless.
  7. You must post no less than 1 time each month. Your post must say what you bought/intend to buy, how much $$ you spent and how much you will have left, and what you did. I.e. what you assembled, painted, converted, and how you did it such as colors used and etc. You are encouraged to post as often as you want and to include photos.
  8. You are encouraged to write fluff for your army and to adapt the fluff to your purchases and vice versa. This is not a requirement.

Tale of X Gamers-Howling Griffons

The beginning of my budgeted army are two tactical space marine squads. I choose to do the howling griffons chapter due to the difficulty of the color scheme. Both tactical squads contain 10 marines, one plasma riffle and one veteran sargent. One veteran sargent uses a power fist and bolt pistol, the other a power weapon and bolt pistol.

The first tactical squad is finished, which is the one lead by the power fist sergeant. I also recently stumbed upon an old Librarian I was not using and decided to make use of the model and make him into a howling griffon.

Warvault Goes Down, Hackers Triumph….or Do They?

Warvault Owner, Angron, announced today that Warvault has experienced downtime caused by hackers exploiting a hole in PHP.

The exploitation has allowed the hackers to run their own software. In defense Warvault’s web hosting company has closed the site down until a fix is implemented.

The Warvault team is hard at work to fix this issue. They’ve asked for YOUR help! Here’s how:

If you are an experienced coder with time enough to perhaps throw your hand in to examine what exactly has gone wrong here and the means with which to help us repair it, please, get in touch. Same goes for knowing a coder of being able to put us in touch with one!

Angron also said, “I have noticed worryingly erronous vote patterns for a few, unnamed, sites. If you are the owner of this site and are aware that there is something wrong, or indeed are exploiting a hole in Evo Topsites in order to up your vote count, own up.” He promises that he won’t ban the site that owns up. He just wants to get Warvault back on its feet.

If you can either help or know someone who can please contact Angron at contact@warvault.net.

If you know who the hackers are please contact Angron at contact@warvault.net.

If you are a hacker exploiting Warvault, please stop and grow up.

40k Sized Forgeworld Tau Manta Released

Today, in its newsletter, Forgeworld (FW) announced the release a fully-working and usable 40k sized Tau Manta.  The model is 25 inches long with a wingspan of 34 inches. It is the largest Games Workshop (GW) model ever produced! It weighs roughly 28 lbs without the included Tau “army” loaded.


The kit includes:

  • 1 Gigantic Tau Manta Model (w/ fully-detailed and usable interior of 2 decks)
  • 48 Resin Seated Fire Warriors
  • 1 Resin Seated Ethereal
  • 6 Gun Drones
  • 2 Hammerheads
  • 2 Devilfish
  • 8 Battlesuits

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TXG – Tomb Kings Rising from the Sands

Hello one and all. This is your friendly neighborhood ^Raven^ reporting in. This is my first post about my army for CWF Game Discussion’s Inter-System Tale of X Gamers.

I am collecting a Tomb Kings army for Warhammer Fantasy Battles. My short-term goal is 1,000pts with my long-term goal being 2,000pts.

For the first month, September 2006, I have $75 USD to spend. Tomb Kings rely on their General and Hierophant to keep the army undead and going. At 1,000pts I can have no more than 3 heroes. This means I can choose between Tomb Prince, Icon Bearer, and Liche Priest entries from the army book.

Tomb Kings (TK) also rely, heavily, on their Core troops. In the first few months I’ll want to purchase my leadership and some Core units.
Below are my purchases:

September 2006 (1st Month, Startup $$)

1 Liche Priest Blister – $7.50

1 Tomb King Blister – $5

Total (without tax) – $12.50 with $50 left.

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