Assorted Geekery

Hacking the Hannspree Hannspad – Part 5 – Installing the new ROM

Now to copy over the files we need to load a custom image… Power off the Tablet, and unplug the data cable, Keep it plugged into the power supply. Power the tablet back on in normal mode. Once Booted, plug the usb cable back in and enable USB transfer on […]

Hacking the Hannspree Hannspad – Part 4 – The ‘Hard’ Backup

The following has been tested under Windows XP SP3 and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, But you should be fine under Windows XP/Vista/7 and any vaguely up-to-date Linux install. You will also need the following files. ClockWorkMod Recovery Okay, The first thing we want to do is Backup everything […]

Hordes of the Things – Part 02 – Selecting a system

So, with this initial idea buzzing around my head I started to round down the specific details.  Firstly miniatures scale.  This was a bit of a no-brainer as the scale it pretty much dictated to you by GW when you choose fantasy.  Although I love 6mm as a scale, there […]

Hordes of the Things – Part 01 – From tiny acorns …

These things always have a way of starting fairly innocuously. Tom and myself were sitting around, enjoying a frosty beer after a particularly hard fought game of “Battles for Empire” (Anglo-Zulu War). To hand was a box of old magazines which I was too sentimental to recycle, mostly ‘White Dwarf’ […]

Hacking the Hannspree Hannspad – Part 2 – Hardware .. Hannspad vs iPad

This was a piece I hadn’t originally intended to write, however I thought before modding the tablet I should learn a bit about its inner workings. What I discovered was that the Hannspad is very much a ‘top end’ tablet, which for its low price I find confusing. What follows […]

Hordes of the Things – Part 10 – Lurker

For 1AP per element, lurkers are cheap and if used correctly, highly effective.  +2 in combat they are hardly the best combat units available, but their ability to appear an any area of ‘bad going’ entered by the enemy means they can cause havoc in your opponents line disproportional to […]