A Room with a View

A Room with a View

As well as starting to paint my dwarfs I’ve made a start on my scenery collection.  Working on the premise that ‘painting the biggest thing would make the biggest difference to the look of the table’ I began with a hill.  Bearing in mind that it is frustratingly difficult to get a decent photo of … Continue reading

Warhammer World

Warhammer World

For the past few months I’ve felt strangely draw to the city of Nottingham.  It is the hub of the world’s war-gaming.  The capital of all of Geekdom.  I knew one day I would have to visit my Mecca and so recently, as we happened to be passing through, I packed the family into the car … Continue reading

Rug Boilgut

Rug Boilgut

Another short piece of fluff to delight or otherwise.  Let me know what your thoughts are. ‘Rug Boilgut hauls himself to the top of the nearest rock and sniffs the air, his huge nostrils searching for a scent whilst his dark eyes scan the horizon.  The Orc’s huge frame is spattered with foreign blood and layer upon … Continue reading

Painted by G

Painted by G

Sorry I haven’t posted this month but I’ve been away enjoying a summer break.  I haven’t been slacking though as I took my paint set with me!  I’ll be getting back to the serious business of posting this week but its just a quick congratulations today. I know it’s a couple of weeks late but I … Continue reading

And So It Begins.

And So It Begins.

I have painted!  It’s been almost fourteen years but I have once again dipped my brush into my Chaos Black (why don’t the pots stay open?) and painted!  I have painted!!!  Yes it’s something of a momentous occasion.  It is like confirmation that I am back in the hobby, it is my homecoming, it is like I have begun … Continue reading

Green Skins, Red Blood

Green Skins, Red Blood

Dwarves vs Orcs & Goblins – 2500 points After much eBaying I have a very respectable throng together.  I’ll not waffle my way into this one.  It’s all about the action.  My opponent: Painted By G.  We’d thrown some dice before this but this was to be something of a big one.  Two thousand five hundred points.  It’d … Continue reading

The Call to Arms

The Call to Arms

Poor Little Guys Unfortunately, the current plastic Dwarves from Citadel are, in a word, horrific.  They are desperately in need of a re-release.   How, when miniature making technology has progressed so far and, correct me if I’m wrong, the models of every other army have seen the benefit of these changes, have the Dwarf models … Continue reading

Avatars of War IndieGoGo

Avatars of War IndieGoGo

Just a very quick post today about some models that I’m pretty excited about but which haven’t even been sculpted yet (or at least haven’t been previewed). Avatars of War are a Spanish miniature company whose main sculptor is Felix Paniagua, formerly of Games Workshop.  There are already a few excellent Dwarf minis from AoW but they’ve recently … Continue reading

The First of the Fluff

The First of the Fluff

I’m busy writing a campaign pack with a friend of mine and I’m on fluff writing duties.  Comments and ‘constructive’ criticism please. ‘The small contingent of Dwarfs huddled together at the foot of the hill, silent and unmoving.  The minutes had been long since the lookouts had first spotted the flicker of approaching torches.  Word had been sent … Continue reading

Who’s Got My Back?

Who’s Got My Back?

Commitment Issues There is no bigger decision in the hobbyist’s life than deciding which of the various races they will take into battle.  Dedicating yourself to any army is a massive commitment.  It is a huge drain on both time and money and should not be done without serious forethought.  It’s difficult to explain how and why … Continue reading