Thursday, 31 October 2019

The Rise Of Empires - A Tale of 4 Gamers

I'm back!

Welcome back to the blog! Welcome myself back to the blog! It has been a while to say the least. My hobby juices are flowing once more though and I wanted a space to keep up to date with the upcoming Tale of 4 Gamers of which Ben Crowe, Dave Morgan, Matt Jones and myself from the Kent OutKasts club will be taking part. We are aiming to complete this over 4 months with a mini tournament at the end. Each of us have selected an alliance and faction within to start from scratch, paint up and play games with. 

So without further ado.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Review: Chaos Battletome. Beasts of Chaos

I can not believe I am sitting down to write this one. The time of the Beasts is upon us and we have a new shiny battletome, Beasts of Chaos. Games Workshop have been kind enough to send me an advanced review copy for this one. They clearly herd me braying loud enough! So happy to be able to share my thoughts of the book with you guys. Disclaimer, this is slightly late as I wanted to give the review justice plus I also wanted to get a review game played against Kye Baker (a fellow Narrative Event Organiser and part of the Only the Faithful team). I will dive into the Lore, Narrative possibilities, the Organisations of the new Greatfreys, the Marks, Artefacts, Battle Traits, Command Abilities, Spells and finally changes in the warscrolls.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

'How I Paint' Series: Khorne Daemon, Skarbrand

Its been a while...

Wanna know how I painted skarbrand? Then your in the right place. I never preach that this is the right way to do it, hence I call these How "I" Paint series, but I do hope you find techniques in here that will help you with your own models.

Friday, 1 June 2018

AoS2 Quick Review: Faction Focus, Beasts of Chaos

A topic close to my heart, today I am venting some initial thoughts on the Faction Focus that appeared yesterday, Beasts of Chaos. A little background: So I am as you would probably know, an avid Brayherd and previous Beastmen player, basically I love goats... I have played Beastmen throughout 7th, 8th and into AoS too. After some personal matters, I had to sell my first (well third but best and longest) Beastmen army, during 2017 I started on them again and have been building them up since. 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

AoS2 Quick Review: Realm Artefacts and Endless Spells

The Malign Portents have really messed up the Mortal Realms and made them an even more deadly place, Endless Spells is one way in which AoS is changing. A first for a tabletop game, spells can now manifest physically on the battlefield and will move around with a life of their own. 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

AoS2 Quick Review: Summoning

Welcome to a new segment which will be a quick overview and review of something that has caught my eye in the past weeks for AoS. 

This week I take a look at summoning and the potentials of it in Age of Sigmar 2! Firstly, the idea of summoning is cool, being able to bring additional units and models onto the board by means of magic and arcane ways is so thematic to Warhammer now. In most of the stories and lore it details very frequently armies raising from the grave or teleporting down to the Realms, or beasts being summoned from the surrounding areas to aid (or not aid) factions and alliances. If Games Workshop get this right, it will be a massive plus for the game, if they get it wrong, well..

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Welcome to HobbyHammer 2.0

Welcome to HobbyHammer 2.0!

After months of fighting with Blogger and GoDaddy, HobbyHammer is back. Apologies for everyone who has needed the painting guides and other things over the past few months but somehow I have managed to get everything back. So it is all still there and go check it all out!