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New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:03 pm

So I've started a new blog at www.variancehammer.com

No comments enabled yet (working on it!) but I've got a couple posts up, one on what the hell does Variance Hammer mean, and a review of some bases and a scenery kit from Secret Weapon Miniatures.

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by cicero » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:27 pm

Nice blog, I find this kind of thing interesting.

Some explanation of your Acronyms in particular and what the specific tests you have done actually show would be helpful. Also your images appear to be broken.

But keep it up!
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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:28 pm

cicero wrote:Nice blog, I find this kind of thing interesting.

Some explanation of your Acronyms in particular and what the specific tests you have done actually show would be helpful. Also your images appear to be broken.

But keep it up!
That old post is old - hoping to update it someday with a better one, but its archived from an old block.

Will go and fix the images - they were working at one point :\

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Wed May 07, 2014 4:13 pm

Took a bit of a break while I was switching blogging platforms, but we're back in business with a rant about "Astra Militarum" as a name.

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Tue May 27, 2014 11:32 pm

Just posted a review of the Valedor warzone.

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:55 pm

Put up some new blog posts based on the data I had from the Las Vegas Open tournament back in February. Going to be doing a whole series of them, like I did back in the day for one of the Throne of Skulls events, just looking at what the meta is and how balanced things are. The first one is just an intro to the idea, and the second one is looking at allies: how common they are, and if allied lists are just flat out better.

The answer: It's weird. Allies aren't all that common (they're a slim majority of armies) and the scary super-combos you hear so much about (Taudar, Seer Star armies, etc.) are pretty rare. Also, hardly anyone takes un-allied Chaos Space Marines. In terms of performance, the average un-allied army did better in terms of overall tournament performance, but there's a clear cliff where to get into the upper-upper ranks of the tournament, you essentially had to be running an allied list.

http://variancehammer.com/2014/06/15/re ... roduction/
http://variancehammer.com/2014/06/15/re ... re-allies/

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:10 am

Posted a review of the KR Multicase: http://variancehammer.com/2014/07/22/re ... sport-bag/

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:37 pm

Busy with work, but just posted a review of Frontline Gaming's F.A.T. Mats. http://variancehammer.com/2014/09/25/review-fat-mats/

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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Loopy » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:51 pm

Agreed on those mats. They are gorgeous.

Keep up the great work on your blog!
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Re: New blog - Variance Hammer

Post by Fomite » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:36 pm

New post looking back at the 2014 HPC from the perspective of someone who failed:
http://variancehammer.com/2014/12/30/re ... challenge/

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