The Horus Heresy: A Social Network

Social networks – the ties between people – are a really vibrant area of research. They’ve been used to do everything from examining the collapse of Enron to identifying hidden […]

Review: Minitaire Airbrush Paints

I’m new to airbrushing. The praise Carl of The Independent Characters fame heaped on the technique, plus hitting an absolute wall with my usual techniques trying to paint yellow encouraged […]

After a very calculus-heavy last post, I decided I could use some levity. My mind has been on designing Space Wolves lists recently, as I’ll be playing them in the […]

The Math of a Meta

Or: What Variance Hammer actually does for a living. I’ve made a number of posts about “the meta” – what’s currently hot the game, what the distribution of forces are, […]

What's Wrong With The Tau?

“There are two armies ruining the game: Eldar and Tau.” I hear some form of this a lot. Any mention of overpowered factions, units that need nerfing, ‘What’s wrong with the […]

State of the Variance - Year Two

Variance Hammer turned two awhile back, and as I did last year, I’m going to indulge in a little introspection. This allows for the opportunity to talk about where people […]

Review: Death from the Skies

Games Workshop, as it is wont to do, has been working on a summer product rollout, with a supplement, some new kits, etc. A few images leak, certain unnamed rumors sites […]