Battle for Medusa V Over – Victors Declared

Recently Games Workshop released the conclusion to its 40k Summer Campaign the Battle for Medusa V.

The conclusion states that, as suspected, the Imperial Guard and Space Marines win…yet again. Yawn

More interesting is the information that over 60 thousand gamers participated and played more than 92 thousand games to decide the outcome. That’s 1.5 games per gamer. Logistically this is impressive because the campaign was worldwide. Collating and keeping track of everything in such an endeavor is a nightmare. The coordinators deserve a round of applause for doing as good a job as they did.

Who Lost?

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Podcast Equipment – We Can Cast in the Field

To grow beyond our existing setup and expand the possibilities we’ve purchased new equipment. This equipment will allow us to podcast out in the field away from our equipment at my house.

New Equipment

We purchased an iRiver IFP799 mp3 player and a Sony Digital ECM-MS907 Electret Condensor Microphone.

We are very excited about this new equipment for all the possibilities that come with it. The iRiver IFP-799 has been touted amongst podcasting circles as a great buy. It has 40 hours of battery life and 1GB of storage. Our average podcasts are 20 minutes long = about 20 MB. That means we can get 5 casts stored on the iRiver IFP-799 before we have to save it onto a computer. This will come in really handy for cons or events such as when Alex Fennell, owner of Mongoose Publishing, comes to Danger Planet Games this October.

The Sony ECM-MS907 comes highly recommended by CC Chapman, host and producer and podcaster of Accident Hash a show that features podsafe music. Any recommendation by him is good enough for us. He even said that the iRiver IFP-799 and the Sony ECM-MS907 were his initial setups. Hopefully we can put this equipment to 1/4 of the great use he has!

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Mongoose Publishing Founder & Owner, Alex Fennell, to Visit Danger Planet

Straight from the Danger Planet Games newsletter we have some exciting news! Alex Fennell, owner and founder of Mongoose Publishing, will be visiting Danger Planet Games in October.

He will be discussing their new game, Starship Troopers Evolution, at the store. Danger Planet, as you will recall, is owned by Brian Lasiewski who is former Sales & Marketing Director for Mongoose Publishing.

In their newsletter Danger Planet has stated

On Saturday October 7th Mongoose Publishing founder and owner Alex Fennell will be at Danger Planet to answer questions and provide intro games for Starship Troopers Evolution. Following the previous two years of the game’s history this will be the first major update of the game’s core rules. Be on hand to play and see how your army stacks up under the revised system. See prototypes of upcoming releases and get your questions answered directly from Mongoose Publishing! Alex will also likely be able to provide a great deal of information pertaining to MGP’s other popular games including Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, RuneQuest, and their upcoming Battlefield Evolution. It’s the British invasion of Danger Planet, don’t miss out!

If you can’t be there don’t worry!  Our very own Jonathan J. Reinhart, aka ^Raven^, will be at the store to ask questions and get the 411.

If you have questions you want to ask Alex Fennell, owner of Mongoose Publishing, about the new game or any of MGP’s other games let us know!

All you have to do is contact us with your questions and Jonathan will do his best to get answers.

CWF-2006-09-07 Solo-Cast w/ Tale of X Gamers & Horror Clix

Today we mix things up by discussing Horror Clix and our unique Intra-System Tale of X Gamers. ^Raven^ tells all in today’s cast.

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1) Theme, Zombie by Devin Anderson (Electronic)

2) Thursday September 7, 2006, CWF Game Discussions Podcast, Welcome, name, Tale of X Gamers, Horror Clix.

3) Discuss Inter-System Tale of X Gamers

Tale of X Gamers Posts @ CWF

Tale of X Gamers Rules Update @ CWF

Tale of X Gamers FREE Registration @ CWF

Games Workshop Official Website – Choose Your Country (For Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Lord of the Rings & Specialist Games)
Mongoose Publishing Official Website (For Starship Troopers, Babylon 5 & Gangs of Mega-City One)

Battlefront Miniatures Official Website (For Flames of War)

Privateer Press Official Website (For Warmachine & Hordes)

Dark Age Games Official Website (For Dark Age)

Reaper Miniatures Official Website (For CAV & Warlord)

Rackham Official Online Store (For Confrontation & Rag’narok)

Crocodile Games Official Online Store (For Wargods of the Ægyptus)

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6) Discuss Horror Clix

Horror Clix Official Website

Danger Planet Games Official Website

7) Promote (High Elves Forum)
8) Closing comments, next cast will be a Duo-Cast w/^Raven^ & Angron on September 10, 2006.

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11) Exit Theme, Pop Science by Devin Anderson (Electronic)

Next cast will be a Duo-Cast w/^Raven^ & Angron on September 10, 2006..

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.