Monday, 28 November 2016

'How I Paint' Series: The Hobbit, Ruins of Osgiliath

This is another great terrain set I bought from GW, it is from the Hobbit section and is called the Ruins of Osgiliath. They have been doing a special offer of 3 sets for £54RRP and so I snapped it up. Again I wanted to show how far this set can stretch and this is how I build them up.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

#RAW16 HobbyHammer Army Lists

I have been asked a few times to list down the Army Lists taken by us to #RAW16, now bear in mind these army lists were for 2500 points in total and battle line restrictions could have been ignored. I have also included a small blurb on each army, but for the full discussion of the lists, you can listen to the new HobbyHammer podcast over at 

Sean Houghton - Free People: Legend = Bret Lord on Carmine Dragon

#RAW16 Game 3 - An Uneasy Truce

The third game was a doubles Coalition game, I was teamed up with Andy Talbot off Age of SigBrah and was against Jayson and Andy Burton. This was Stormcast and Free Peoples against Skaven and Khorne!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Podcast: Prologue Episode, Ohh Baby!.. I like it RAW

Welcome to the first episode of HobbyHammer, a brand new podcast coming from us, The HobbyHammer club in Ramsgate, Kent. This was purely a tester episode that we recorded in the car coming back from the Event, but 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.

#RAW16 Game 2 - The Quest Begins

Game 2 was against Simon Roberts (@simonroberts87) and his Grots! A smaller game at 1200 points and this time on the Realm of Ghyran Skyoak table. This game was so much fun, I love playing the Moonclan and their shenanigans. I was up against 80 Grots, 5 Fanatics, A shaman, his aspirant and a Magma dragon.

Straight away as soon as the Magma Dragon was placed I knew Reggio's goal in this game. He would become a legendary Dragon hunter and kill that thing. I had a secret Alliance objective too of killing his General who was his Aspirant. Set up was 12" around a Realmgate and 12" away from enemy deployment zone and you had to search for fragments hidden in Terrain pieces. 

Monday, 21 November 2016

#RAW16 Game 1 - The Legend of Reggio!

What a weekend! What an Event. I have just got back from #RAW16, the first of what I hope is a new kind of Age of Sigmar event, a narrative based 6 game mammoth event. First a massive shout out to the organisers and all round awesome people, Jim, Steve, Mark and Ming, Also a massive shout out to the fellow Legends, the participants and amazing new friends.

RAW16 enabled me to tell a story of Reggio and his Wolves of Ghur on their quest to learn more about the fragments buried around the Mortal Realms. He, like all the other players started his journey as a small aspirant, a warrior marked for greatness. I will try my best to tell his story through this post and hopefully give you a small look into just how awesome this was.

SPOiLER: Reggio done his job and will go down in history as The Most Famous, his reputation surpassing every other, although he died in a last brutal battle, his journey saw him do things no fear mortal should be able to.

Through the Realmgates:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Warhamer Scenery, Chapel

Today I bring you a lost gem in the Warhammer scenery world! This is part of the old fortified manor which included the Watchtower and Walls and Fences, I managed to obtain one and once it was together, I realised just how awesome it is! 

Monday, 14 November 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Arcane Ruins

I wanted to log this down in a blog to show just how far this £18RRP terrain set can stretch with a little imagination and a bitz box.
Today I bring you all the terrain pieces for the various Realms using the Arcane Ruins set. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Chaos Dreadhold, Overlord Bastion

Today I bring you a mighty terrain piece, the Overlord Bastion.

This is first in a long series of How I paint terrain articles, some will be showing you how to paint up Games Workshop terrain, some will be other manufacturers and some will be scratch builds.

This thing firstly is huge and nearly broke me, I still have another Skull Keep and a Malificant Gate to paint up to, but here is How I done it.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Building the Rise of Empires; Realm Hoppers 2017

I probably bit off more than I could chew on this, but so far I have loved making, painting and building the terrain for the Realm Hoppers event in February 2017. I know this year is only a one layer, but I am mostly building for the future of this event too, knowing that from 2018 onwards it is to be a larger 2 day narrative event. Plus I wanted to make sure who ever comes to the event will be able to immerse themselves in the narrative feel as best as they can, the best way to make a great story is to play on great looking boards.

This page serves as the landing space for all the terrain pieces of the Realm Hoppers event, I have split the sections into the tables that will be played on, on the day. In time this will fill out as more and more pieces are finished, hopefully, my aim to have small 'How I Paint' series on the majority of the terrain to by clicking through on the relevant pictures. 

I hope you enjoy looking through! (Disclaimer: A lot of what you see is Work in Progress)

Table 1: Realm of Aqshy - Brimstone Peninsula (Fire)

Overlord Bastion (Centrepiece)