Fighting Tigers:
Codex <> Tactics <> Gallery <> Allies and Enemies <> Tales of the Tigers

Other Pages:
Main <> What's New <> Site Index <> The Tiger Roars <> Themed Army Ideas
Events and Battle Reports <> Campaigns <> Terrain <> FAQ <> Beyond the Jungle

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Intro <> This site <> Fighting Tigers <> The Jungle Book

FAQ about this site
Everything you might want to know about the Jungle…. 

Navigating the Jungle
Who runs the Jungle?
What's so special about the Jungle?
How can I submit something to the Jungle?
Linking to the Jungle
Re-posting material outside the Jungle
How long has the Jungle been around?
Why isn't there a forum at the Jungle?

Navigating the Jungle
This site consists of two portions: one devoted to my Do-It-Yourself Space Marine army (the Fighting Tigers of Veda), and one devoted to “everything else” related to 40K. 

Fighting TigerThe information on Fighting Tigers is intended as an example of what one can do with some basic rules and a lot of creativity. By reading through the material, visitors can glean a lot of ideas on creating their own armies, characters, and background stories. Most of what there is to know about Fighting Tigers is contained in the Codex, Tactics, and Gallery sections.

The best place to start is the Codex. The Codex is (more or less) written in the same sort of style as the GW codices. It tells the story of the Fighting Tigers, describes their distinctive paint schema, and introduces some of the characters in my army. Unlike other “homemade” codices you may have seen on the Internet, Codex: Fighting Tigers of Veda avoids “special rules,” stressing stylistic approaches to creating interesting armies.

The Tactics section describes each unit in my Fighting Tiger army, what each unit is equipped with, and how I use them. Included are lots of examples, suggestions, and advice—usually learned “the hard way”—on playing Space Marines. Some of what you find may also be applicable to other armies.

The Gallery section is where I post photos of my models and discuss how—and why—I created the more unusual pieces. I started collecting my army back in 1987, so I have a lot of out-of-production miniatures and conversions that you might find interesting and inspiring.

Rounding out the Fighting Tigers portion of the Jungle are Allies and Enemies and Tales of the Tigers. I took actual games I’ve played and used them as the basis for the Tigers’ history: "A&E" offers short descriptions of friends and foes that have fought alongside or against the Tigers. "Tales of the Tigers" are 40K short stories that delve deeply into the milieu of Veda and its characters. 

While I hope that you will find the Fighting Tigers fascinating, I realize that you probably want more—much more—than that from a 40K website. Hence the “Other Pages” portion of the site. 

Here you’ll find Themed Army Ideas that offer suggestions and tips on creating distinctive, customized armies. The Tiger Roars section offers commentary by myself and others on the 40K game. Campaigns provides scenarios and rules for long-term play. Events and Battle Reports depicts games I’ve played and what I’ve learned from them—avoid my mistakes! Terrain offers suggestions on scenery, including lots of examples requiring little time or money to make. What’s New keeps you informed on the latest happenings in the Jungle, the Site Index is organized by subject and is always kept current, and Beyond the Jungle offers scores of other 40K sites to visit. 

Ozone Scorpion
Here at the Jungle, you'll find battle reports, rants, Themed Army Ideas (like the Ozone Scorpions above left), 
campaign scenarios, coverage of gaming events (like Spring Offensive, above right), and lots more!
Fighting Tiger Marine image by Niklas

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Who runs the Jungle?
I do. My name is Kenton Kilgore, and I do most of the writing, most of the graphics, and all of the upkeep. I get a lot of help from Patrick Eibel, my best friend, who pitches in with the writing, offers excellent editorial advice, and participates in the Campaigns and battle reports you’ll find here. I also accept contributions from other writers.

Kenton KilgorePatrick Eibel
Me (at left) and Jungle Guide Patrick Eibel (at right)

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What’s so special about the Jungle? 
At the risk of sounding conceited, I’d say “lots of things.” First off, the Jungle is meant for you, the visitor, not as a showcase for my pals or me. If it’s not informative, interesting, or (at least) entertaining, you won’t find it on this site. While some of the material may be specific to Space Marines, hopefully those of you with other armies can glean some ideas or knowledge that you will find useful. 

Secondly, the Jungle offers lots of innovative but practical ideas. What do I mean by “innovative but practical?” That is, ideas that stay within the current rules (and thus do not require your opponent’s permission) that you can use in actual games (to varying degrees of success). “Special rules” are kept to a minimum. After all, what good is a brilliant idea that no one can benefit from? 

Thirdly, the Jungle presents in-depth discussion about 40K. Warhammer 40,000 offers lots of opportunities for discussion, but many websites fail to post anything other than cursory analysis or facile observations. Not so, here. 

Lastly, the Jungle is regularly updated at the beginning of each month. In fact, I usually have new material up a day or two before the “official” release date. 

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How can I submit something to the Jungle?
I’m always willing to look at submissions, but I admit I’m pretty picky. And I usually have a backlog of material, so it might be a while before your stuff goes online. If you’re interested, please take a look at my submission guidelines.

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Linking to the Jungle
I’m happy to exchange links with any 40K site: just send me an e-mail. I’ll also mention your site on my What’s New page as one of the “Latest Links”; hopefully, I can direct some visitors your way.

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Re-posting material outside the Jungle
Every so often, someone asks if they can copy some of my material and post it on their site. As long as people ask first, include my name as the author, and supply a link back to the Jungle, I’m usually agreeable (I didn’t always used to be, but I’ve lightened up). I would prefer that people re-post material like editorials or Themed Army Ideas or other non-Fighting Tiger stuff, but I’m flexible. 

I haven’t yet (knock on wood) been plagiarized online, but I can assure you that if I ever discover such a thing, I will employ every means necessary (including lawsuits) to protect my rights. Copyright laws are valid on the Internet, too. 

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How long has the Jungle been around?
In 1999, I got the idea for the site and started writing up material. Some stuff (such as the Codex: Fighting Tigers of Veda) came earlier and I edited it for the web. The site debuted on February 7, 2000 and has attracted a rabid following. The Jungle gets about 1500 hits a day--not bad for a "niche" site!

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Why isn’t there a forum at the Jungle?
Two reasons, really. One is that I think it would be too many hassles to set up and run. I already have enough 40K projects on my plate, I have a demanding job, and I have a wife and kids. And I’d also like to spend more time on non-40K creative writing and maybe get back into role-playing games (especially Dungeons & Dragons, which got me started in gaming).

The second reason is that there are plenty of other great forums out there, and at best, I could only duplicate—but not improve on—what they already do. So why bother? 

What are these "Visitors' Favorites" mentioned on the main page?
"Visitors' Favorites" are articles that visitors have told me--through e-mail and personal conversations--that they enjoy more than others. The list changes from time to time, with older articles dropping off and newer ones coming on. 

Have a question? E-mail me
 
 

Intro <> This site <> Fighting Tigers <> The Jungle Book


Last updated February 2011
 

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Fighting Tigers:
Codex <> Tactics <> Gallery <> Allies and Enemies <> Tales of the Tigers

Other Pages:
Main <> What's New <> Site Index <> The Tiger Roars <> Themed Army Ideas
Events and Battle Reports <> Campaigns <> Terrain <> FAQ <> Beyond the Jungle