Warhammer 40K – Another Big Game Day

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I don’t lose horribly every time I play something.  I some times remember to take photos to prove it as well.

I got a game in on Coronasan’s industrial towers terrain table recently and managed to do quite well against his Grey Knights (along with their Inquisitorial attachment) using my trusty Death Guard forces.

Coronasan has amassed a fair sized collection of these pieces and a full table of this stuff looks nice and impressive.  Its all available through Products for Wargames as laser cut MDF kits and Coronasan has so much of it because he designed the kits in the first place.

I went for a fairly elite force with plenty of vehicles, as my infantry do not always fair well against the large number of Grey Knight psychic powers. Bunging them into transports seems like one way of both keeping them safe and getting them into the fray…

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3 Reasons Why Chinese Martial Arts Degraded Over Centuries

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by Adeniyi Makinde

If one reads or hears the classics, history, or even stories of the martial arts and the martial artists of old, one would conclude that, when compared with those of nowadays, there is a huge gap in the authenticity.

From the heroics of Shaolin Warrior monks in defending the Shaolin Temple from bandits around the year 610 and helping Li Shimin defeat Wang  Shichong at the Battle of Hualao around 621 to the time of the Boxers’ Rebellion, one would know that martial arts was way beyond feeble and fancy movements aimed to show off acrobatic skills and flair.

Here are my three reasons as to why Chinese Martial arts degraded over the years…

  1. Back In The Day, Martial Arts Were Mainly practiced to Protect Lives And Properties

Just like most present-day practitioners, many martial artists learned for self-defense in the streets. However, In the imperial…

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Stand up for yourself: which martial art to choose?

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Any martial art is physical exercise, endurance training and spiritual development. In addition, this is what will always be at hand in case of a dangerous life situation – as professional photographers say, the best camera is the one that you now have with you. So, you decided to start practicing martial arts, but do not know which direction to choose?


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Why is Nova Missing from the MCU?

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought many of Marvel Comics’ iconic characters to life. Superheroes such as Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, and more have leaped from the comic book panels onto the silver screen. Some movie-goers have even been introduced to characters they wouldn’t otherwise have been. On top of that, more super-powered legends are on their way, including Shang-Chi, the Eternals, and Blade. Other characters, like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk are scheduled to make their MCU debut in Disney+ series soon. However, there is at least one major character who is noticeably absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and any announced plans for its future, and that’s Nova.

Nova, aka Richard Rider, is a high school student on Earth chosen by Rhomann Dey, the last surviving member of Xandar’s Nova Corp, to take his place after he dies. Nova’s superpowers include flight, super strength…

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So Sayeth the Odinson: The Rise and Fall of the Image Shared Universe

 

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Greetings from the Odinson,

Twenty-Five years ago, a motley crew of rock star artists made history when they banded together and formed Image Comics.  I go into great detail about this in my column – The Odinson Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Image Comics.  When they launched their individually owned titles, these renegade artists made history.  But, when they merged their ideas and concepts, these upstarts did something that had never been done before in the History of Comic Books.  They created a shared universe that stood shoulder-to-shoulder and even challenged the Big Two for supremacy!

Alas, it was not meant to last.

The Rise and Fall of the Image Shared Universe

Every comic book universe has its beginning.  DC began with Action Comics #1 in 1938.  In 1961, Fantastic Four #1 launched the Marvel Age.  For Image it was no different.  It all started back in April…

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