Sunday, 31 October 2010

COCKTAIL: The Elliots Feature #1

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here once again with useless filler an awesome cocktail feature! Ok so you all know how I feel about my work...

-Yeah I know...I'm cool like that...-

I'm not the only barman with some cocktails to pimp on the internets you know! So, faithful internets, fill your boots with the best that Elliots, Prestwick has to offer. As usual, give them a try at your local bar this weekend for an awesome surprise and give us your feedback! Just remember who sent you; The Elliots Bar Team mofo!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Submission for HoP Scary Model Contest!

So HoP want some more filler content ehh...scary models ehh, well I put it to you sir that this would terrify any man!

"Blue Waffle ain't got s*** on me..."
-Armorcast Decapussywhipper-

Happy holidays everyone!

Love, Dave

Friday, 29 October 2010

Drinking a Man's Drink #2: Scotch Whiskies

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here with the first of a couple of drink's articles to be released today. Now I've been promising an article on the drink of my homeland so I figure I'd better sit my arse down and write it! Prepare for a monster post folks, for it has driven me mad! Enjoy!

So Scottish Whisky (or just whisky if you live in the UK...tends to be either foriegn folks -who are allowed- or pretentious people who think they know more about the world than they actually do who call it Scotch) is an old, old spirit. The drink was first noted as the Gaelic "usquebaugh", meaning "Water of Life", phonetically became "usky" and then "whisky" in modern English. According to the Scotch Whisky Association, no one knows exactly when the art of distilling was first practised in Scotland; it is known that the ancient Celts practised distilling and that the liquid they produced -the usquebaugh - evolved into Scotch Whisky.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Calixian Schism: Prelude III - Our Own Little Heresies...

Ahoyhoy internets, in the storytelling mood once agin, so here is the final prelude article for the Calixian Schism. I hope they have inspired you to get involved. Once again, drop me an email at if you would like to participate and I'll get you pimped out with a character sheet and all the relevant data/programs you need.

++File M.41 959 – 000829+++
+++Log of Interrogator Thaddeus Drake+++
++Record Begins++

“Throne!” I yelped as I awoke with a start, cold sweat dripping profusely from my brow and down my back, coming to a grey pool at the base of my spine. Throne, the residual pain was astonishing. Pronounced veins on my forehead coursing with blood, bloodshot eyes struggling to focus and a pale disposition gave me the look of a man of far more advanced years than my own, and Throne the sound, the sound of those blasted drums just wouldn't go away. Frost coated the obsidian walls of the chamber and the vicious smell of ozone penetrated the sweet scent of incense sticks, making every breath a hellish struggle against my gag reflex. He was there again! The man.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The Calixian Schism: Prelude II - Drake...

Inquisitor Drake's log, M41 979.230 18.03 hours standard time.

++Recording Begins++
[Singing heard in background, male, Dark High Baritone/Tenor and Soprano]
I looked into your heart and saw you pure and whole
Cloaked under the night with nothing to suppress
A woman and a man, no more and yet no less
We said things in the dark we never dared to say...
[Audio log beeps, showing low charge]
[Male vocal ceases]

Frak...I left this thing on! Sod! [Calls to background] Serena, my apologies my dear, my journal was on, we can continue darling.

++Recording Ends++

The Calixian Schism: Prelude

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here once again with some content for my upcoming web based Dark Heresy game! -good God Emperor, 2 relevant posts in 2 days?-

So first thing's first, the day of the game. After seeing some comments, notably from the American/Canadian guys who want to join in, it seems Tuesday at 3pm your time is a little...difficult shall we say. Thus the plan is to have the game on a Sunday evening (GMT) which should make things easier for pretty much everyone. Please, if you're interested at playing at this time, give me a comment or send an email to
We'll discuss your class ideas and the way this will work, it looks like it will involve Ventrillo, online dicerollers, Googledocs and an online whiteboard at the moment, but any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

So with that in mind, here's a little something to wet your whistle so to speak and get you in the RP mood. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Hunt the Alien: Seconded to the Deathwatch

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here once again with some hobby for a change.

-Good lord, I hear you cry, the chap has gone insane, some hobby talk on a 40k blog, this is heresy!-

Well for those of you that remember, last week I posted my thoughts on building a new Imperial army in response to the way 5th edition has treated my beloved Deathwing. After a lot of thought I realised that I didn't fancy making my own chapter, becuase I have such a connection with my Dark Angels -as cheesy as that sounds- So what to do, what to do. I moved to my second love, the Daemonhunters, but I realised there that I just wanted to make the characters in my DH game into an army on the table top...and besides...Daemonhunters competative? Nahh

So then it hit me. I love the Inquisition, and what's ALMOST as cool as Grey Knights and ISTs? The Deathwatch.

Monday, 25 October 2010


Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here once again in my quest for awesome filler content -woo lazy times- So here is #1 of a new weekly feature, showcasing some awesome articles other folks have done on the internet this week -pretty awesome ehhh-

I love all the guys who are featured this week, some have really informative pieces that helped me with my vast ignorance of things in general, some made me laugh, some made me cry, some even made me want to get drunk and sky dive naked with a large hippo

.....yeah I know....

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Dave's Day Off #2

Feel the awesome. enjoy your Saturday everybody.

Love, Dave

Friday, 22 October 2010

RPG: The Calixian Schism, we need heroes...

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here with a little follow-up to last week's Curse of the GM PC post that's going to take an interesting turn -....for the awesome!-

So after the post went live and I re-read through it again, I discovered something - I really miss roleplaying. I mean for a start, it's super fun; a group of mates all together hanging out and chilling whilst playing an awesome game. Second it's an escape of sorts, to live like someone else for a few hours a week. Finally it's an outlet for creativity, be it in the demenour of the character or the narrative of a plot- intregue, action, investigation, emotion etc coming into play.

So I was bummed out somewhat by the realisation that half of the old group has "left" (well...I say left...became somewhat douchey, but that's another story with far too much politics for my liking) and we would never have those times again. Then, browsing -stalking Lauby, Brent and Dethtron- the HoP page I came upon a startling discovery: CLICK HERE TO SEE MY DISCOVERY

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

40k: Caught the Imperial Bug...and help a Bro out.

First thing's first. I'm sure you've seen because it's on every other blog out there, Big Jim's marines have been stolen so please, please, please keep an eye out for them on ebay etc. Having the models you've spend hours of your time and hundreds of your hard earned bucks stolen like that really sucks so I urge you all, be on the lookout, theres a chance (albeit slim) that we can help a brother out and get his models back.

Anyhoo internets, on to the jist of our little post. The Eldar are progressing well, however one thing really is bugging me at the moment. Eldar can play 1 list and be viable. Mechdar -woop- with Dragons and Avengers in serpents, Eldrad and Falcons/Prisms to dakka dakka. I love my Eldar, but I don't want to play like that. So until we get a glorious new dex that will make the useless units that I love -Warp Spiders, Support Platforms and Guardians...oh yeah and more psychic awesome- viable I intend on getting back into an Imperial book. Now my DA were awesome back in the day, but the book...well...the book isn't so grand...

Crap 'Dex makes Brother Berathor angry...very angry indeed.

Monday, 18 October 2010

WoW catacalysm trailer out now !

Hey guys and girl, just thought id post the best world of warcraft trailer i have seen so far, enjoy!

click here for the link :) Gav x

Friday, 15 October 2010

Dave's Day Off #1

Ahoyhoy all DaveHowitzer here once again with shizzle completely unrelated to gaming -as usual- So I feel this may become a somewhat regular feature depending on my nights off from worky work. This feature needs very little explaination, simply put, I'll be featuring awesome tunes for your weekend if I happen to have an evening off. Simple!



Thursday, 14 October 2010

RPG: The Curse of the GM PC

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer back once again with something a little different. Something gaming related.

Yes, dear readers, today we shall be delving into the world of the RPG, more specifically the pen and paper RPG -even, even more specifically, I'll be discussing this from the standpoint of a Dark Heresy GM- and to be really specific I'm going to be talking about the man we all love to hate. The GM.

Now, being a GM is tough business, I know, I was a Dark Heresy GM for 2 years until teenage stupidity, gossip and the insatiable need to smoke weed of some members broke the group up, which was very sad. I think it kinda gets to good GMs who have an excelent story planned out if they don't get to bring it to a conclusion -but I digress, that's for another article. The GM has to come to the table each week with at least a rough plan of what is going to happen; even if it's a sandbox game; has to balance the power of the players against the foes they face and most importantly juggle the real life personalities in the room and make sure people get with the proverbial program. -which trust never easy-

Dead Rising 2 Review

-Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here, with a little announcement! It's time to introduce a brand new member of the CSNS family, my very good friend Steve the Llama who will be our new commentator on all things videogame. expect some reviews of the most kickass new console games in the future, starting off with his awesome Dead Rising 2 review. Check it out, give him some comments and support a borther trying to live the dream.
Love Dave-

Ah… Dead rising, if ever a game deserved a sequel it was this. For me, Dead Rising was one of the best things about the 360 (aside from perhaps Mass Effect). A combination of aneurism inducing difficulty (in parts) along with a simple yet addicting formula as likely to get you hooked faster than the finest Class A wonders available on the streets of Glasgow. Its premise simple, funny and brutal all at once: pick up random crap, kill zombies with said crap; repeat. Unusual features like the limited 72 hour game cycle, real time events which didn’t wait for you and the ability to spit with the power of a 9mm handgun all add to make an experience to warm the heart of anybody who loves to slay the undead.

GAMING: WoW players, I feel your pain

Ahoy there buddies, gavtheman here with a cool and exciting new post. First of all i need to apologise for my inexcusable lack of posting, second of all I was scared to open internet explorer due to this catostrohpic world of warcraft patch 4.0.1 (5.29  heard me). Recently I've been revising for exams which are due in a month so I won't be posting quite so much over the upcoming weeks.

FIRSTLY I have a question. Throughout the last couple months I have had a part-time job at a local hotel and I'm stuck on what to buy. I was thinking about buying an Xbox 360 and Halo Reach but is it worth the money? There is so much more I could buy and I just don't know what to do :/ if you could leave a comment in the comment section below it would be greatly appreciated. ttfn xx <3


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

EDITORIAL: Suit Up, Win Games, Be Awesome

Ahoyhoy internets, it's your favourite lifestyle guru and mixology extraordinaire; the one, the only, the Howitzer here once again, wishing you a very happy first annual International Suit Up Day. To celebrate this momentous occassion in our history, I felt that today should be all about the debonair, the successful and the down right awesome. So with that in mind my dearest readers today we will talk about The Gamer.

-disclaimer: This article is tongue in cheek, so please don't take it too seriously.-

We all know or have been "that guy" in the gaming group. Sweaty, unclean band tee-shirts, the unwashed 2ft long hair, the famous "gamerstench" following you around in a kind of teenage green cloud. Why is The Gamer like this? I think we can pinpoint it down to three main reasons:

1) A lack of self esteem or confidence

2) A lack of ethic to change or make things better in his/her life.

3) A lust for knowledge about their own certain gaming pursuit in the hope that through that they can attain the prestige/acknowledgement that they crave and probably deserve.

So internets, I know I make a bit of a song and dance about the HIMYM -praise be Saint Stinson- lifestyle but that is both tongue in cheek -to raise the kind of campness/undeserved sense of achievement of this blog - and a serious statement. As I have said in a previous article, we gamers are mostly categoriesed socially as smelly metalheads who will grow up to live in their mother's basement and never feel the gentle touch of the opposite sex .-or know- So in writing CSNS I consciously made the decision to promote the "opposite" idea of the gamer, a successful, well dressed, finely refined human being. So in honour of this tremendous day let's explore that side of what a gamer can be.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

COCKTAIL: Dethtron and Kirby Requests

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here once again and hot off the heels of yesterday's super popular cocktail feature lets run with another one! First off, big, big thanks to Dethtron, one of our evil IHoP overlords over at Dick Move who found the time (after posting himself in a suit, which is unashamedly awesome, go Dethtron getting into the CSNS way of life already) in his busy schedule to do a little feature on gaming cocktails a-la me. So to say thank you...big guy, this is for you.

Internets, I need YOU!

In bed...right now...
Ahoyhoy internets, your cherished bartender here with a plea! HELP ME!

What do YOU want from CSNS, the hottest new blog on the sphere. - and way better than that Archnomad guy's blog...what was it called again...-

Drop me an email at or add me on msn or facebook yadda yadda and hit me up with what you want to see on this blog. More gaming? More 40k? More drink? DO IT

Don't be afraid I don't bite...

Love, Dave

Monday, 11 October 2010

COCKTAIL: IHoP Selection

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here once again, taking it down a few gears after a heavy, heavy weekend at the bar. I'll tell you, I'm going to spend today finishing an Avenger unit, playing some Reach and drinking copious amounts of Lilt. -which will be awesome-

So I spent this morning catching up with my podcasts and the blogsphere when what do I find but the name of my little drunken corner of the internet right on the IHoP Top X post!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

40k: 2k Warhost 1.2

Ahoyhoy folks. Based on yesterday's comments from you guys -which I'm very thankful for- here's the updated list. Do the same as yesterday.

Monday, 4 October 2010

40k: 2k Warhost First Attempt

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here with the first draft of the 2k Eldar. Thoughts/ripping it apart please. And yes, Archnomad has already =P

Eldrad 210

Farseer 55
Runes of Witnessing 10
Spirit Stones 20
Fortune 30
Doom 25

Fire Dragons x5 80
Wave serpent 90`
T/l Shuriken Cannons 10
Chin Shuriken Cannon 10

Sunday, 3 October 2010

International Suit Up Day

Ahoyhoy internets, DaveHowitzer here to have some serious talk.

-No, not serious like your Gran just passed away or your credit card has been used to pay for a condo in Bermuda-

As you know, this blog not only promotes Warhammer and all things gamey, I like to think it promotes a certain kind of lifestyle. One where all us gamer geeks can have fun with little plastic men, then go to a bar and be relatively successful with the opposite sex. One where a gamer can not only wear that 4 year old black/grey 'tallica teeshirt, but also wear a fine shirt and tie ensemble that gives him a fiendish glow of awesome. One where personal hygene does not merely extend to brushing your teeth once a week. One where the average length of hair in a group of guys is less than the extreme range of a Boltgun. -insert more gamer steriotypes here-

Friday, 1 October 2010

IHoP Response: Drinking a Man's Drink #1

Ahoyhoy folks, DaveHowitzer here with another drink related post here! First of all, I give MASSIVE plugs to Lauby and all the chaps over at Int'l House of Paincakes for allowing me and my particular brand of insanity into their network.  -and Lauby I LOVE the fact that you dig the theme.-

Now to the task at hand where I shall spin you a disasterous and tragic yarn of horrible nasty times. Browsing my new blogging home I came upon a STARTLING discovery. Now readers, those of you of a tender age look away now...
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