Archive for July, 2015

Books

Posted: July 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

Post to share books and magazine articles I am currently ..trying to find the
time to read

Obviously White Dwarf and Visions current editions

Wargames illustrated

Thunder and Steel

Riders of the dead (Kislev)

End times Thanquol

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Here be Giants

Posted: July 17, 2015 in Giant Army
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Prior to the realease of the Age of Sigmar. I had the idea of making an all Giant army for giggles and putting into a game of Whfb 8th. And to ignore the ruling that only allows one giant and just balance with points.

The thing about AoS is it should allow me to do just that !

So on this whim I decided to add to my existing 1 Ogre Kingdoms giant and scour for some giants, the intention to procure different types

One can never have enough Giants. And anyway every army can field them now so they all need to be based and clothed appropriately.

…(Reminds me of my parents – and Starwars Figures coversations, why do you need 3 Han Solos ?
Hansolo in his black suit. Hansolo in his Hoth winter Jacket, you get my point but it is essential that I collect them all !!)

So

Ebay first choice found 2 number current edition giants on a buy it now

A wargamming friend of mine had a metal goblin giant in a poor state but fixable

Another Ebay search yielded the final Giant (shhh dont tell the wife) for now
Which was the Tomb Kings bone giant again in metal

Would love to get and Albions Giant set and the Forge world one ! The first one being rare and pricey the later just being pricey so we will see.

Will post pictures once the Giants are completed

And even a battle report !!!

So Pictures of the Giants
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2 more current edition giants procured these will be in construction early october 15

Started these giants a few days earlier than planned.

One will be a standard Ogre Kingdoms Giant the 2nd will be a chaos conversion.

13th May 16 -Just a thought ? GW do you read my blog ? (Doubt it) Just wondering as the sons of Behemat allows me to use my 5 giants perfectly.

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Hello here’s my ongoing thread for my thoughts and tips on the assembly of the Age of Sigmar miniatures

Firstly I would like to say that these miniatures are really well produced and have barely any mould lines are fun to construct and are wonderful models.

If I may I have few critisims though – some of the parts are very delicate and will not stand up to the rigours of transport and play no matter how careful the player is.

The models are formed to help with assembly although are going to cause issues for some people due to there delicate nature.

Hard learned tips not in the assembly book and from my experience in general over the years

Golden Rule

Think about what you are doing and dont rush in.

When clipping from the sprues be extra careful some of these parts are so delicate it would be easy to missclip or break a part, believe me came close with the Prosecutor wings a few times
And Korgaraths Head. There seems to be a lot of tension in these sprues !

Forces of Good
Stormcast Eternals

Lord Celestial

Do not mount the Lord

Although not a disaster if you do ! I have and would prefer if I hadnt as this would make painting easier and neater around the saddle area.

The lords arm is difficult to assemble check it with a dry fit first but it clips in and under the shoulder pad

Prosecutors

The wings are very delicate and I toyed with the idea of magnestising them.
With a 2mm Rare Earth Magnet. I havent but I have magnestised the underside of the base with magnetic sheets so that I can store them upright in my storage boxes which have a magnetised base to them.

More on that in a later post.

The wings are also very delicatly formed to the joint where the two attach to each other. I would recommend superglue activator here.

Liberators

Do not mount the shields, painting behind them will be difficult. I found this out when in my haste I assembled the WD free mini completely and as with the Lord Celestial did not learn from my previous experience due to my impetulence to assemble

It is best to paint these seperately attach later and snag the join to the arm.

I have found that the joint to these is difficult to attach even with strong superglue such as gorilla.
Again I recommend investment in a can of superglue activator here.
GW could of provided a better pin to fit the hole at the elbow.

More to follow as assembly progresses and photos of my finished miniatures

Finished WD free issue Liberator

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Forces of Chaos
Khorne Bloodbound

Mighty lord of Khorne

With this mini I recommend assembling the hound and lord seperately and not attaching until you have base coated them. With the lord leave off the armour and cloak and base coat seperatly.
Paint the hound to near completion then attach all to the base using a dry fit first to ensure that the collar and chains line up and you get a good fit with the lords arm.
Attach the base coated cloak and armour to the lord and finish.

Age of Sigmar First play

Posted: July 13, 2015 in Age of Sigmar

So having purchased AoS yesterday and only managing to assemble half of the lord celestial my son and I decided to have a game.
Our main objectives were to learn the rules.
Play until a clear winner emerged.
Not allow for now the more out there rules such as sudden death, and the amateur dramatic boosts such as facial hair, Mirrors, Dancing and talking to models like prince Charles talking to his plants, these seem like fun but can come later.

Terrain

We set up terrain as per the rules on our 4 foot square board and ended up with 1 piece in each corner
Dreadstone blight
A wood in one a wood opposite it and
Skull island in the other

We divided the table straight down the Middle and gave the high elves the Dreadstone blight for the mage buff and wood.
The ogres had Skull Island and the other wood.

The Armies

We choose 2 armies Ogre Kingdoms vs High Elves.

We decided to look at taking the following
1 Lord/General
1 Wizard
1 warmachine – something shooty
What would in 8th have been termed Core troops to balance
And allow the ogres a giant to see how a Giant works in play

This worked out to 5 warscrolls and 60 wounds each

The armies as played
High Elves
Prince Imrik on a dragon
Mage
Repeater bolt thrower
22 Archers
20 Spearmen

Ogre Kingdoms
Tyrant
Butcher
Ironblaster
Giant
6 Bull Ogres

Evenish at 59/60 wounds

Thoughts on the first game

The game works well is fun to play.
And truly has for us an important style which is beer and pretzels for us its iron brew and cheese puffs !

We need to work out and play with more of the rules before we can use effectively. Rules such as magic which seem a bit vauge and innefective to us.

The result Elves win looks like the boy gets a bonus next game

Age of Sigmar

Posted: July 11, 2015 in Age of Sigmar

Purchased Age of Sigmar today.
First impressions of the models are they are excellent sculpts.
Some delicate parts but with minimal clean up and mold lines.
I intend to base coat them using an airbrush which is something I need to practice. Therefore we will see hows this goes in this blog entry. Pictures to come soon when some progress is made.
Also saw a demo game and speaking with other gamers and the store manager, who is serving his last day with GW. (So no reason to sell a poor product !) All agree things are very positive for AoS

Dreadstone Blight

Posted: July 9, 2015 in Scenery/Terrain

After a break from painting dreadstone blight. I decided to start it again in anticipation for some terrain to be ready for AoS. Although a long way from finished. The photo shows my attempt at doing a blue glow around the creature being summoned from behind the walls, work still needs to be done to the stonework and doorways- brass features and to rebuild the floors and stairs

Tip – Do not assemble the floors ! You will find it difficult nay impossible to paint the magic circle.

I dropped mine with a during a storage related balancing issue. (We all have those ! Items purched up high out of reach within a finger tip of reach) anyway the walls fell off as it hit the deck no damage, phew ! so this kickstarted my renewed interest in painting this piece.

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Thanks for reading

Ogre Kingdoms

Posted: July 7, 2015 in Ogre Kingdoms
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Photos of My Ogre Kingdoms army
Started along time before the blog so just a collection of photos of My Ogre Kingdoms Army

Stonehorn

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Firebelly

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Butcher

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Ironblaster

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Sabretusk

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Yhetees

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Hello world!

Posted: July 7, 2015 in About

Well here goes my start of my blog about my wargaming hobby addiction.

A little about myself

I started warming in 1985 aged 11 with warhammer fantasy battle with a school friend. First white dwarf purchased uk number 85. I have worked as a Constuction Engineer in the UK for the last 20 years, Got married, kids took the usual hiatus from collecting and gaming, got divorced took up collecting again and gaming with fantasy battle 8th. Met my partner who is very supportive of the hobby, even when I rabbit on to her about things she does not understand. She does like to look at my miniatures and give constuctive criticism on how they are painted and has expressed an interest in Bretonnian and Lizardman armies ! They are yet to come out of the boxes!

I have an interest in all war and military history and occasionally dabble in selling of Wargaming products on Ebay.

I have started this blog at a very poignant time with my preorder of Warhammer AoS due in 4 days time.

In this blog I aim to document my hobby even prior to this blog, share my opinions, rumours, my miniatures and things that interest me in the Wargaming world not just GW.

Cant help but feel a bit daunted by this blogging lark !

Bye for now Warbitzman.