Wednesday, 25 October 2017

'AoS Live!' Battle Report: FEC vs Nurgle (Key to Victory)

Adam (@warhammernerd) and I played a very good narrative game this week, we begun a week before coming up with stories of our armies and why they were there, what they were doing, after a while, the army lists were produced and a battleplan was selected based on the below Narrative background lore we produced. Read through the background first and then watch the video below which is a live streamed game playing out the story. Hope you enjoy! 


Thursday, 19 October 2017

'AoS Live!' Battle Report: Brayherd Vs Stormcast (Starstrike)

Good Afternoon Everyone.

Another Warhammer Live video, this time featuring Kye Baker and his Stormcast. This was a great game and came right down to the wire. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Review: Firestorm, Map Campaign Supplement

Good Morning, Today I bring to you my review of the narrative map campaign system Firestorm. It is a new way to play Age of Sigmar and a narrative expansion to be used with your mates, down your club. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Let's Chat! The State of Narrative Play

So in a new element of the channel, I have teamed up with Alexander from Fjordhammer to bring you a monthly live streamed chat show, updates from the community, a topic of interest and hobby updates. Roughly an hour long (although this episode may go on over a few episodes... Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 13 October 2017

'How I Paint' Live: The Jabberslythe (Part 1)


In this episode I begin the process of painting the Custom Jabberslythe I am building for RAW17, this should have actually been the second episode but due to technology always wanting to fail me... the first one failed! But Enjoy!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

'AoS Live!' Battle Report: Brayherd Vs FEC (Duality of Death)

Good Afternoon Everyone.

Another Warhammer Live video, this time featuring Adam James' Flesh Eater Courts. This was a great game and one in which many Goats and Ghouls. Hope you enjoy!



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

'AoS Live!' Battle Report: Brayherd Vs Sylvaneth (Scorched Earth)

Good Afternoon Everyone.

So I thought I would show you something new I have been working on, Live Age of Sigmar! Each week on a Tuesday I aim to bring you a Live stream of a Battle Report for Age of Sigmar, possibly 40k, the blog posts will be short except for detailing the battleplan and army lists. This is will be a mixture of Matched Play, Open and Narrative play games. I hope you enjoy the stream (of which will be viewable here after for free) and without further ado, here is the first in the new series. 'AoS Live!'



Thursday, 10 August 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Brayherd, Bestigor


Its been a while since my last post, due to holidays and a bit of a hobby lull. But today i bring you a painting guide for the Bestigor. These are cool minis and using the same technique as I have for my Gors and Ungors, pretty easy to do. Here is 'How I Paint' them. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Darklands, Galagaak Raging Tarvox


Its Tuesday! So today I bring you another painting guide. This time, its the Galagaak, Raging Tarvox model from Meirce Miniatures which I shall be using for my Ghorgon. An incredible resin model, here is how i paint him. 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Battle Report: Path to Glory Campaign (Part 1)


Paul and myself tested the waters with the new Path to Glory campaign this week, we started from the top and started working through the battle plans. Gotta say, it has probably been the most fun in a while I have had with playing Age of Sigmar! The campaign begun with us picking our warbands, this was the only part where we picked, everything else along the way we rolled for which made for some great moments later on.

Mojgorox had brought to war his trusted Gor herd, most devote to him and a horde of Ungor including some Raiders, those "trained" to use bows! For himself he was of course the Lord of War which meant he could bellow orders to others or himself to hit harder. He also had come to possess a Runeblade to allow him to attack faster and a Bane Weapon which doubled the amount of damage inflicted. All of the these weapons had been fused into his claws as the rest of his armoury was.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Mythos Wildborn, The Goat


Good Morning everyone! Today is a special day as this is the release of the 'How I Paint' Series on Mojgorox, the leader of my Brayherd and soon to be the most feared Beastlord in all the Realms. The model is from Paranoid Miniatures and the Wildborn Faction called The Goat, it was the very essence of what I wanted Mojgorox to look like. A Beastlord twisted beyond comprehension by the Chaos Gods.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Matched Play Battle Report: Brayherd Vs Flesh Eater Courts (1.5k)


So this week I got to play Adam with his new Flesh Eater Courts, ok they are unpainted but he is learning the army as he paints, similar to me with the Brayherd. This time the game was at 1500 points, still Matched Play as it is probably the best way to learn what an army can do. The battleplan we rolled for was Escalation which is a pitched battle with the diagonal zones.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Rise of Empires, The Wizard Tower


Hi guys! A little bit of a different 'How I Paint' today, I thought, seeing as I took pictures of all the stages I would go over what I done to create the Wizard Tower which will be part of the Rise of Empires event in Feb 2018, the terrain piece is roughly 3 foot x 2 foot and will be the centerprice of the Collegiate Arcane District table. It was so much fun to build and paint, and I learned as always a lot along the way. Here is 'How I Build and Paint' it. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Review: Age of Sigmar Path to Glory


Hello and welcome to this post all about Path to Glory! This time an official Games Workshop release and another awesome supplement to Age of Sigmar. Ok so this will be the theme of this review, awesomeness. As you may know, I am a huge fan of Path to Glory and went as far as to create warband tables for all the factions for an event I ran in Feb 2017. You can find then tables here.. Unofficial Path to Glory tables

It is a fantastic way of playing with unique ways of building your army. You do not even need to go anywhere near Matched Play points here.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Miniature Showcase: Bishmeister, The Moonclan

So today is an epic Miniature Showcase, I am joined by Christian, otherwise known in the community as Bishmeister! I was lucky enough last year to meet Bish and talk about his amazing Moonclan army he had bought along. The army is only half of it though. It is the display they are featured on that really pulls in you, your imagination runs wild and you are left in awe of the most amazing hobby ever. So buckle in and enjoy the ride as Christian shows us just what Hobbying is and how it should be done.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Matched Play Battle Report: Brayherd Vs Ironjawz (1k)


So tonight I managed to finally play my first game with the Brayherd, I have 1000points painted and challenged Matt Ransley to a 1k Matched Play game. This is the army I shall be playing for the foreseeable future, Beastmen were my first love in Warhammer and after selling my original army back when AoS dropped (personal life financial stuff), I have wanted to redo them in Age of Sigmar. Matt has been playing a year or so no, although hasn't played many games, his Ironjaw army is amazing and received a painting nomination at Realm Hoppers at the beginning of the year.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Brayherd, Ungors

Today I bring to you my blog post on the Ungor with Mauls and Shields, these are pretty similar to the Gor models I showed a few weeks ago too. As you will see, I also painted 20 Ungor Raiders at the same time. You can find the painting guide for that too. 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Miniature Showcase: Graham Shirley, Zombie Dragons! Part 2 of 2

If you haven't read part one of this interview yet, please go to... http://www.hobbyhammer.com/2017/04/miniature-showcase-graham-shirley.html - That post covers the bases of the models, this one covers the dragons themselves.

Sean - So this is part 2 of the Zombie Dragon Showcase. I know you have loads of commission work on too but how did you manage to fit both in in what is about a month?


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Review: Dominion of Chaos, Battletome




Today I have my well overdue review of The Battletome: Dominion of Chaos. This is probably one of my favourite out there due to my love of scenery! The book gives you loads of battleplans to play with your collections of Age of Sigmar terrain. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Brayherd, Ungor Raiders

Today I bring to you my blog post on the Ungor Raider, these are pretty similar to the Gor models I showed a few weeks ago too. As you will see, I also painted 30 normal Ungor at the same time. You can find the painting guide for that soon. 


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Gaunt Summoner


Finally onto the main man himself! Mr. Gaunt Summoner. I put this model off until last thinking it would be pretty difficult to do. Turns out with what I have learned with washes and glazes, it was pretty easy and quick to do. Here is How I Paint him.

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Review: Beastclaw Raiders, Battletome

This is the next in the Series of reviews on the narrative gaming aspects of the battle tome books. By this I mean the battle plans, Path to Glory tables, battalions etc. If you are looking for more of a competitive gaming low down, I would recommend listening to FaceHammer and if you are looking for more of a background aspect, Mengelminiatures.com would be your best point of call.


Firstly, before I delve into the gaming aspects, I wanted to touch on the background to the book itself. If you haven't read it, do it, it is a great fresh take on a Faction that although received no new models, has been made viable and rich in story with some genius writing. The background covers how the Beastclaw tribes are forever being chased by the EverWinter because of a pact they made in times old. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Brayherd, Gors

Welcome to the first in the series, 'This is How I Brayherd'. I have decided to bite the bullet and go back to my first WHFB love.. The Beastmen! And specifically, Brayherd! The posts will probably be far between due to the amount of models in this army, 184 to be precise. But here is the first post which is the basis of the army, the Core. #EatBrayLove

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Review: Stormcast Eternals, Battletome


Hi guys, I know this has been out a while but I am going to be working my way through the battle tomes and doing some reviews on the narrative gaming aspects of the books. By this I mean the battle plans, Path to Glory tables, battalions etc. If you are looking for more of a competitive gaming low down, I would recommend listening to FaceHammer and if you are looking for more of a background aspect, Mengelminiatures.com would be your best point of call.

The first thing I would always say when creating a Narrative army for gaming is work out the theme, work out their story and where they personally fit into the world. The Stormcast book is great for helping you with this, they have pages of Stormhosts, wit their little blurbs of where they fit. But of course, you could always create your own, Sigmar is constantly creating new Chambers and so why not have a custom paint themed host and create their story from there.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Kairic Acolytes


Finally I get round to the Kairic Acolytes, I used a similar technique for their skin to which I done for my Fyreslayers and also Nurgle Rotbringers. But I do detail it all again below. These models are strange but because of their detail and definition they are a joy to paint! Here is 'How I Paint' them.

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Monday, 12 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Tzaangors


Good day everyone. So carrying on with my Silver Tower 'How I Paint' Series, today I have for you the Tzaangors, the Daemon Beastmen of the Arcanites. These miniatures are so ridiculously detailed, they are quite daunting to start, but, as you can see below with a few tricks they come together pretty quickly. Here is 'How I Paint' them.

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Friday, 9 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Skaven Deathrunner


So far in the Silver Tower series I have gone through techniques of using washes over white to achieve an instant cool definition for skin. Here I repeat that process and show you how you can achieve this using a wash to get good looking Caucasian skin tones. Again as before, I show you ways of painting miniatures fast but still looking great. Here is 'How I Paint' the Deathrunners. 

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Grot Scuttlings


Another day, another Silver Tower update! This time Grot Scuttlings, the little spider grots. These were pretty easy to do but the legs can be a little pain. Here is How I Paint them. 

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Monday, 5 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Ogroid Thaumaturge


Another day and another instalment of the Silver Tower Series. This time the beast of a model, the Ogroid Thaumaturge! I wanted to try and achieve a bit of a darker feel to this model than on the box art, it is a menacing looking model as you can see. Here is 'How I Paint' the Ogroid.

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Friday, 2 June 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Brimstone Horrors


The final set of Horrors are the Brimstone, basically little annoying flames that are produced from exploding Blue Horrors. Easy to paint and great fun on the table. Here is 'How I Paint' them..

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Blue Horrors


Next on the Silver Tower list was the Blue Horrors, these are exploded out of the Pinks as the Horrors die, the crazy faced offspring! I will admit, I followed a Duncan video for these guys but if you haven't seen it here is 'How I (and Duncan) Paint' the Blues!

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Pink Horrors


So with a gap between armies, I thought it time to finally paint up my Silver Tower boxset. I have already finished the Stormcast, Fyreslayer and MistWeaver but today I move onto the Tzeentch stuff. These are some great kits and I have been excited to start them. I started here with the Pink Horrors and here is 'How I Paint' them. 

(Please Note: I show ways of painting miniatures in efficient time but maintaining quality, this is How I Paint them, not always how they should be painted, you are free to use and distribute photos and use any techniques I go over freely too)

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Coalescence 2017: Skirmish Edition


Hi Guys, in this post I shall be detailing how we as a club will be changing Coalescence into a Skirmish Event instead. We aren't able to all do a full Saturday but we can do a Tuesday eve regular games night event, so here is how we changed the Event pack to play Skirmish instead. We thought as we are creating a Skirmish edition Event pack, we may as well share this to the world too. I can see a lot of clubs being in the same boat as us, not being able to participate on the 10th but as they hold a regular games night weekly, a club night would be better suited to play the event at.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Review: Age of Sigmar Skirmish


Good day all! Today I have a special review of Age of Sigmar Skirmish, the brand new supplement or even stand alone game from Games Workshop. I have been excited for this for quite some time now, at the end of March a group of us were lucky enough to go up to Warhammer World HQ and playtest the rules and experiment with integrating it into other forms of Narrative play.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Miniature Showcase: Paul Buckler, Ironclad

I have a very special guest today on the miniature showcase. Paul is a Hero when it comes to community driven projects and an inspiration to most at his gaming club and beyond. I saw on Twitter last week that he had completed in record time 2k worth of Overlords, one of the first I had seen and i loved the look of his Ironclad. I wanted to get him on for many reasons, one being to find out a little more of the 'Dogfather' as he is known! Here is a small interview and some pics for you!


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Podcast: Episode 2, Another Car Episode


Welcome to the another episode of HobbyHammer, a brand new podcast coming from us, The HobbyHammer club in Ramsgate, Kent. again another car episode but again the quality was pretty good and the conversation wasn't shit, so we thought we may as well upload it and send it out into the big wide world.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Miniature Showcase: (Jake) Ex Profundis, AoS28

Today I have a special feature on the creator and Hobby and conversion hero Ex Profundis. I talk to him about his AoS28 project and his warband, the corrupted Nurgle army. I hope you enjoy and leave any comments below as always!


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Warhammer Community! Miniature Showcase Special

So I am super excited today and have completed one of my Hobby goals! I have my army featured on the Warhammer Community Website!


Steve Foote approached us 'Only The Faithful' NEO's a while ago to ask if we would like to partake in something upcoming for Warhammer TV. A narrative take over day. A whole day dedicated to running our own short narrative whilst playing some games on TV. We all of course said... YES! Whilst we was up a few weekends ago at Warhammer headquarters (more info coming on this soon), we took our minis up to have them photographed by the WH photo team, our minis were taken off into the aether, somewhere we were definitely not allowed to follow. If only the miniatures could tell us what they saw in that room!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Battle Report & Review: SCGT Battleplan, Realmgate Wars

'With the sound of Skaven screams still ringing in their ears, they fell back and headed towards the Gnawing Sea and the Maw gate which should have led them to Azyr. Instead as they emerged from the portal, the heat hit them like a brick, in front of them was a war torn ruined city, gradually being reclaimed by the surrounding deserts, they knew they were in Shyish, but did not know where. The Realmgate they emerged from was one of 4, positioned in a diamond, as the last of the War Council came through, the gate plasma turned from a Blue hue to a Green one to match the other 4.

Across the battlefield and emerging from the far Realmgate stood a Feast of Ogors, huge beasts of the Gutbusters, armed with huge cannons and weapons. The objective here was clear, claim the Realmgates and begin the process of altering their pathways. The Acolyte manning the Luminark had a plan.. it was a suicidal one, but one that may just work. He received blessings from Bretorri the Life Wizard and the Shadow Wizard too, with the Mystic Auras surrounding the machine, he flew back into the Realmgate and emerged instantaneously across the battlefield in front of the approaching Ironguts and General Tyrant. The Acolyte charged the weapon and fired direct into the Boss, he was thrown back off the sand dune and before he could recover to his feet, the Luminark charged forward into him, the Acoylte took a swing and connected again knocking him down, a horse rose up and slammed down hard onto the Tyrants head, splitting his skull and ending his rein.

Shocked at the sudden demise of their leader, the Ogors rushed the Luminark, the Acolyte with his last breath uttered 'For Sigmar!'.'

This week I played Mark and his Gutbusters, Mark has a great win ratio in the club and not many have beaten this Ogor list, it was great game and came right down to the wire. I picked an agenda in secret which happened to be, Kill the General. In this scenario, it was very much like Border Wars from the Generals Handbook, but with the twist of the objectives being Realmgates which you could Hop between. You scored 1 point for controlling your own Realmgate, 2 for each on the Borders and 4 for your opponents. 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

'How I Brayherd' Series: The Story and History of Mojgorox, Beastlord

Mojgorox 'The Risen' - Beastlord of the Render-Bray 

"We rend! We destroy in the name of our father's! We care not of your thoughts and gains but only of your blood! We are hungry aren't we? This land is ours, given to us by father to breed, excrete and devour. We, your child farm these lands, like Father Nurgle's Virus, Like Father Khorne's carving knife, like Father Tzeentch's knowledge and Father Slaanesh's consumption. 

Narrative Gaming in The Age of Sigmar

A topic close to my heart, Narrative gaming has of course always been there, through previous editions it has been lost in the aether but has made a huge come back in Age of Sigmar. Games Workshop have really given us an infinite possibility of playing narrative games, campaigns and events and although the priority lately has been on Matched Play, I can really see the more open side of the game making a return.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Battle Report & Review: SCGT Battleplan, Domination

This week I played Kye. We worked out since Generals Handbook has dropped and the club has expanded, we haven't actually played a competitive game of AoS. When we play, we always play a narrative or open battle using GW Campaign book battle plans.... This week was no different! :) We had a great tactical game but the stories soon started to flow. 

'As the last of the plague was rid from Mitzmanheim in Uglu, the relics were secured and harnessed by the Mages. The residents of this ruin begun to emerge from the buildings to look upon the brave warriors who had saved their homelands from the disease Nurgle had been spreading for the past century. The Mages stayed for a while, using the time to heal their wounds and also attend to the Runefather Griminir who had been badly injured by the battle. More Fyreslayers heeded the call of the Horns of Grimnir and before long the army was back up to full capacity. 

They headed west towards the Gate of Huninfir, a passage into the Realm of Ghur and their next task. Sigmar had sent word to them to tackle a rising clan of Skaven in Carcassonne, this was not the end mission for the Council but a call direct from Sigmar could not be ignored, the War Council would fulfil their duty to the God King.'


Monday, 10 April 2017

'How I Base' Series: Custom Wound Dials

Hi Guys, A short one today but wanted to show you something cool! I have been a dice man when it comes to allocating wounds to my models in Age of Sigmar, but with the growing number of multi wound models and Heroes I wanted to do something else. I found a site called Counter Attack Bases, which actually do so much cool stuff for war games. Check it out for Terrain, Dice, Markers etc when you get chance.


The bases come in 3 parts, bottom actual dial and the top. The top is completely flat and crying out for being based. Here is 'How I Base' them.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Miniature Showcase: Graham Shirley, Zombie Dragons! Part 1 of 2

Welcome to another Friday which can only mean one thing, Miniature Showcase! Today I have one of the best UK painters I know, Graham Shirley, or as most will know him on Social Media, Painted by G. I have been admiring his work for a while now and I am so happy to have him featured on this blog.

Because of the nature of this project, I have decided to split the blog post into two separate articles, the first will cover the bases he has done for the models, the second the miniatures themselves. You will soon see that the bases deserve their own feature anyway and could easily be awesome terrain on a gaming board, the fact he has incorporated them into the base for models is awesome and insane.

I got the chance to ask a few questions as well. Here is the Showcase!


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Battle Report & Review: SCGT Battleplan, Capture and Control

Good Morning! So last Tuesday I played the third battleplan from the SCGT game pack, Capture and Control, I played against Paul Flory and his Nurgle. 

My story continues on, The Karl who defied all odds and captured the Silver Tower at the last saved his Council he had sworn to protect. For the gratitude of the Mages, he received an extra portion of Ur-Gold and is now in charge of leading a larger group of Vulkite. The battle was heavy on the War Council, but managing to secure the Silver Tower, it disappeared from Chamon and remerged on the edge of an abandoned town, soaked in shadow and mist, it could only mean they had travelled into Uglu, the Realm of Shadows. Artur turned to Grominir, the Runefather, neither said anything, but they knew and had heard of the rumours of this place. They found themselves in Mitzmanheim, long had it had its glory days and now lay in ruin. 

"My Lord! Up ahead! We are not alone here..", Grominir looked up and saw the ground moving, a sea of plague bundled towards them. The Runefather ordered the Fyreslayers to surround and protect! In the centre of the town lay two relics, glowing with power, subconsciously they knew these needed to be protected. The Relics held the power to get back to Azyr..

Monday, 27 March 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Fyreslayers, Auric Hearthguard


Another unit for the fyreslayers, this time the Auric Hearthguard. If you have seen any of the previous painting series on fyreslayers, you will see that the basics are all very similar, but because of the weapons on these guys I thought i would do a separate article on how to paint these so...

Here is 'How I Paint' them.

Friday, 24 March 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Fyreslayers, Runefather on Magmadroth


Welcome to slayer world! First stop, Runefather on Magmadroth. In todays 'How I Paint' Series I show you how I went about painting up my Magmadroth and Runefather too. I wanted to go for bright colours on this model, the fluff behind my army is that this Runefather (name not decided yet) has just gone his separate ways from his main lodge, he was one of many sons and not one that was in line anytime soon to gain Father status. He decided to set up his own lodge instead and was given a group of brave warriors by his father to go out with. He travelled into the Magma caves in Ghur and found a young Magmadroth of which he now calls his own. The younger the Magmadroth, the brighter their colours.

Here is 'How I Paint' him:

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Battle Report & Review: SCGT Battleplan, The Silver Tower

Good Morning! So last night I played the second battleplan from the SCGT game pack, The Silver Tower, I played against Ben Crowe's hard hitting Stormcast army using the new Allegiance abilities and Battle Traits. 

My story continued from the Herald of the Storm, the War Council in that previous battle managed to secure the 4 altars to open up a Realmgate. The Wanderers Host could not stop the shear force and brick like nature of the army. The army have now found themselves in Chamon, a huge building stands in front of them. Artur Sigi, the BattleMage upon the two headed Griffin, fell and has been badly wounded. The Jade Wizard, Frieda spent a long while healing him back up but has now been left too weak to continue, in her place, the warband has been joined by a Gold BattleMage dispatched from Azyr to aid them further. This building must be held and controlled, but fate is fickle and the great illusionist has cast his magic upon the whole area, nothing is what it seems. 

In front of them, the see a huge host of what they think to be Orruks, in reality, it is all fake, the Orruks they see are in fact a host of Stormcast sent on the same mission by Azyr. But with the vale down, the War Council sound the war cries and charge on to attack! The Stormcast also have been tricked, instead of allies they only see Tzeentch Arcanites in front of them, they too send the message to form into attack formations. The stage is set. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Fyreslayers, Vulkite Bezerkers


Fyreslayers are awesome! I have wanted to do a small fyreslayer army for a while and for a number of reasons. One, the models are fantastic, Two, the fluff is great and Three, I have many Order Alliance models now and sometimes coming up with a Matched Play army that mixes them all together is difficult. With Fyreslayers though you get some great little Battleline units and because of their fluff basically explaining they are mercenaries that will fight for anyone if the price is right, they fit into most armies fluff wise too. 

I am taking the War Council formation (Which is only Heroes in the Colliegate Arcane faction) to South Coast Grand Tournament and needed some troops to protect them as they fight on the battlefield. I thought what better than Fyreslayers and a great excuse to get these models done! 

Here is 'How I Paint' them. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Battle Report & Review: SCGT Battleplan, Herald of the Storm

Today, I bring you something a little different, I played through the first scenario from the upcoming SCGT tournament 'Herald of the Storm', firstly I gotta say, this review is based on my opinion playing with just 2 armies, so the other possibilities are obviously endless.

I also approach this review in a more narrative way rather than giving you tactics on how to play the mission, I will try and give you ammo from playing the game with a story attached. The scenario lends itself to some great narrative. In this game between Adam James (@warhammernerd) and myself, the story was simple. The War Council formation led by Artur Sigi with their bodyguard of Fyreslayers led by Grominir, the Runefather on Magmadroth found themselves deep within the Realm of Life, travelling through some heavily overgrown landscape, in hand they had Sigmarite Hammers, sent on a mission from The Order of Sigmar to return them to Azyr. Suddenly they were ambushed by a Waystone Pathfinder formation led by a Native Nomad Prince, could they hold of long enough to secure the 4 locations on the board to open the Realmgate to travel to the next destination?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Nurgle Rotbringers, Blight Guard

Disgusting!! Today I bring you my guide to painting Nurgle Rotbringers, the adopted children of Nurgle. These have always been on my wish list, I finally took the dive and purchased The blight Guard formation, 1 Lord of Plagues, 1 Rotbringer sorcerer and 20 BlightKings (in units of 5). I opted to go with a pale skin for models, as I feel you can achieve a bit more bruised and diseased effects, plus I wanted to try some new skin tone techniques. Here is 'How I Paint' them. 


(Note: Unless stated, I always thin my paints with a drop of Vallejo Thinner Medium, you can use water, but the key is make sure paints are thin)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

'How I Base' Series: Spring Thaw Theme.


Welcome to the latest basing guide series for Age of Sigmar! I wanted to create a theme for all the Grand Alliance Order units I paint this year. If you follow the blog you will have seen that for the Realm Hoppers event I made a lot of snow based terrain for the Realm of Light Tundras of Shilliax board. I loved doing this and wanted to have an army based in this Realm. I decided what better than to have the Phoenix Temple as the first to be set here. The bases for this army below were all resin bases I got off eBay, they are forest bases. 


If again you follow my blog and techniques, you will know, I try and paint everything to be of good quality but quick to do. I try and find the shortcuts (I know ill never be a golden daemon painter), my basing is normally the same approach. Here is How I Base: Snow bases!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Review: Legends of Sigmar, City of Secrets

Welcome to my review of the latest AoS novel from Nick Horth, A Legends of the Age of Sigmar book, City of Secrets. This was in line with the Games Workshop release of Tzeentch and the new Disciples of Tzeentch battle tome. This was one book I could not put down and below is a small review of what I thought. 


Monday, 6 February 2017

Miniature Showcase: James Chalmers, Khorne Bloodcrushers

I am joined today by James Chalmers from the Tales of Sigmar podcast, I have been watching the progress of his Khorne Daemon army for Realm Hoppers and really got involved in it. I could have picked any of his units for todays showcase, but i have picked out the Bloodcrushers as it has every aspect of what he has achieved. So without further ado, below is the conversation I had with him.


Monday, 30 January 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Phoenix Temple, Phoenix Guard


Welcome back to the How I Paint series! The first one of the year, and hopefully the first of many. Today I bring you the Phoenix Temple and the scheme I used to paint them. This is the first time I have painted any sort of High Elves, they weren't difficult in the regards that they need to be a crisp as you can make it, steady hand required.