Showing posts from April, 2012

Bryssling: Now With Let's Play!

M-hmm. This the Big News. As you know, I like to use the weekend post for a bit of Weekend Silliness. However, I wanted to do something a bit more substantial too. So, for my last post of April (the 30th is my birthday so I'm off to celebrate) I decided to do some Let's Play. For those who don't know what this is, TV Tropes has a good explanation.
As a child, I enjoyed the Robot Wars TV show, and have fond memories of the Arenas of Destruction PS2 game. However, that's not what I'm playing. Instead, I'm going to Let's Play all the Game Boy Robot Wars games, no matter how bad they may be. And the first one is something, let me tell you.
As with my video batreps, the snarky alt-text is back, if annoyingly blurry (I shall try to fix it for later videos), and there seems to be a lag issue, but no matter. This is Bryssling, so we shall be ambitious but rubbish, as we aspire to be. Enjoy. The first one is for GBC, so it doesn't really benefit from a bigger s…

Brysstory: Cadian Bikers

You never forget your first. That's a general rule for many things. It also goes for rules writing. This is the first ever entry I drafted up all the way back in October 2009 for a basic Cadian Biker unit. I'm finally writing the first Brysstory article, a series which will bring all the stuff I did hobbywise before I had this blog into the blog where it's more accessible. Anyway, here's the entry:

Cadian Bikers: 80 points

WS     BS    S     T    W    I    A    Ld    Sv
  3         3      3   3(4) 1      3     1     7     4+     (The Sergeant had identical stats but +1A and Ld)

Unit: 4 Cadian Bikers and 1 Biker Sergeant
Equipment: Cadian Bike w/twin-linked lasgun, laspistol, frag grenades.
Unit Type: Bikes

Add up to 5 additional Bikers for 15 points eachFor every 5 Guardsmen one may replace his laspistol with:a grenade launcher or flamer for 5ptsmeltagun for 10pts a plasma gun for 15pts.The Sergeant may exchange his laspistol fo…

Weekend Silliness: Modern Art

Today, we at Bryssling are celebrating the launch of our Modern Art Division. I hope that by sharing these pieces with you all, you might gain a little insight into your lives.

Here stands the gambler Fall, forever uncertain Always ruled by luck.
I call this one "Man With Dice." It celebrates the uncertaintly of life, how you may seem to be the luckiest person alive but at your heart you are a mediocre waste of time, hence why the head is made only of 2s. The core is two big 4s, representing a solid foundation on which to build your life. The entire piece is symmetrical, to show that it could go either way.
Moving on to the next piece:

Faithful companion, Could fall at any notice, Whining as it goes.
This one is called "Lucky Dog," and requires some explanation. I lost my cat to a road accident when I was young, but the only reason I knew that is because it had the strength to limp home and tell us. It was a brave and powerful moment, and years later I now realise that…

More Necron Updates- Overlord & Tomb Blade

Hmm, my post rate's really gone up as of late. No idea why. Normal service will probably resume in a few weeks. This has been lying around for a week and a bit now. Anyway, to business.

I've been working away at the increasingly large pile of Necron stuff on my painting table...well, I say table, it's a piece of chipboard I use to paint the despairingly large Necron force on my windowsill. Anyway, first up is the Tomb Blade, who cameoed in his fully painted state last time:

Like I said before, it had received a coat of Boltgun Metal or something like it before I received it, so all I've done is given parts of it a bronze trim, done the eye and wiring in green and washed it in Badab Black. The important thing is that it doesn't just look like a metal blob anymore.

The other good thing is that the magnets seem to be doing their job, but I still don't like moving it in too jiggly a fashion. Thankfully, the other four are able to be mounted on standard flying stan…

One Year On And Still Snowed Under

It's ironic. It hailed briefly today. And my post title is snow-based. Anyway, this is my 'Wow, one whole year' post.
Wow, one whole year.
Right, that's that out the way. So now I can make my proper speech. I've been thinking. Since the merger, what is Bryssling? I can cover so many things, but really, I need to boil it down to the key elements. Here's my attempt.
Bryssling is innovation. I started out a guest writer, thinking up concepts and custom rules and trying not to fit into the standard hobby template. That innovation quickly spread to article titles and post ideas. I've written haiku poetry. I've assumed the mantle of the Clarkson of 40k. I've used puppets to make a point. And now I have the skills to convert things.
Bryssling is subversion. I'm relatively young in the grand scheme of things, but I've never thought of myself as a stereotypical youth. I have a great appreciation of old things which some of my peers don't have. …

1st Anniversary! Necrons VS Dark Eldar

We finally made it. One year of Bryssling. In this time I have amassed all of 24 followers, learned the proper way to run a blog from the driving seat, merged with a bigger blog with the net effect of creating a smaller one with more posts than is humanly possible for one year and mastered the art of puppetry.
I'll do a more formal celebration post later. Anyway, to business. I have a new battle report for you. Today is the day you learn just how much I hate the sound of my own voice. My apologies for how midgety the video looks on here, I'm sure that can be improved but I need to work out how. And you'll need it bigger to read the alt text, which essentially functions as a blog post within a video, written in traditional Bryssling style.

It's two classic Bryssling armies, 'Scape's Necrons and my Dark Eldar, in a 2000 point clash in slideshow form. I won't do real video until I actually own a tripod. Enjoy.

Weekend Silliness: Sniper What?

It's the return of Weekend Silliness, for a while, at least. After all, I need a chance to relax before the first anniversary, right?
So, today, I had a conundrum. One of the posts I absorbed from RulesMan has an absurdly high view count compared to everything else here, the article on how to fix sniper weapons to make them more effective which I won't link to because I don't want to do any more damage. This was after receiving comments in Russian, the only word of which I recognised was 'Dragunov.'
Anyway, I had to figure out the reason for this, as currently my posts aren't accumulating as many views as my daily hits would suggest, and so set my top researcher and the third Top Bryss presenter to work:

Say what you want about realism, it took me ages to get him to stand upright. Meet Sooty, researcher extraordinaire, terrible magician and fellow Latin assistant (yes, I use puppets to teach first year pupils, it's brilliant). Anyway, his amazing powers o…

End Of March Hobby Update

Well, that's the traditional April Fool's post over and done with.  In other news, stuff has happened hobbywise! In no particular order....

Fridgey the Talos and the spare bits Cronos received paint at long last.

Yeah, terrible freehand is terrible. But I just needed to mark it as a Spirit Vortex in some way until I can find a better alternative.

Comparison shot with the old and new Taloi. The new one is noticeably cleaner, with less gratuitous gold abuse (I went instead for limited amounts of Dwarf Bronze). But importantly, both retain the Abyss/metallic blue pattern that is the hallmark of my Dark Eldar. I have also painted my Razorwing, but no pics yet. On to Necron stuff.

Examples of the 2 new Warriors and 4 new Scarabs. Pretty basic as it goes, but that's how my Necron army is. I've noticed that Disqus doesn't seem to want to load on the blog, after 'Scape so kindly pointed it out to me. I'll get round to fixing it somehow. Or not, seeing as it simpl…

Top Bryss Resen(squiggle)a los Omnicidas Necrons

(upsidedownexclamationmark)Hola y bienvidos a Top Bryss! Hoy, vamos a examinar Omnicidas del ejercito Necron, ambos la carta de miniaturas y los normas en la mesa.

Primero, examinemos la carta. La carta de Omnicidas puede construir Omnicidas o Inmortales. Ofrece mucha flexibilidad, pero opinio que la comparacio(accent)n entre Omnicidas y Inmortales no es razonable. Inmortales son ma(accent)s utiles que una cocina, pero en la otra cara de la moneda, Omnicidas tiene un nicho muy pequen(squiggle)o en el ejercito, como un oso bailarino. Creo que la mayoria de la gente utiliza esta carta para construir Inmortales, una parodia muy grande, (upsidedownquestionmark)no?

En un juego de Warhammer 40,000, Omnicidas tienen una norma especial muy poderosa, porque Omnicidas pueden herir un grupo designado en 2+, pero esta norma es mejor con un grupo de 10 Omnicidas, que es muy carro. Ade(accent)mas, Omnicidas tienen un modo especial de Deep Strike, pero no es muy util porque sus enimigos tienen la o…