I am a flagging Warhammer player. I love the game and always have, but it has seriously slipped in popularity and accessibility in my local area. Collecting is expensive and often unrewarding - as it's hard to get a game in. Playing can be tiresome and lacking - Warhammer can take a fair bit of time to setup and play, making is less desirable next to smaller/skirmish games around...
Neil of Orange here, with a bit of a musing around collecting Wood Elves - mostly with a focus on Warhammer Fantasy Battle, hope you enjoy the trips down memory lane and my thoughts and hopes for the future. With rumours of a new book on the horizon (only their 3rd solo book ever - I think I have about 6 undead books now) I got nostalgic over this long weekend.
I started playing Warhammer in its 3rd edition. During this time thanks to the rulebook coming with paper cut out units in the back I played with just about every army there was - and pretty large armies at that. The fact they were practically 2 dimensional didn't matter, I played on the floor and had a huge amount of fun. Every army was in a single book to start with (Warhammer Armies, see below) so access to rules and lists for everything was made very easy. My first foray into actual miniatures was for Warhammer 40K, thanks to the likes of Space Hulk, but as I become more engrossed in the hobby I started considering collecting a fantasy army.
I find sculpting alien bases a bit therapeutic. I've done over 25 designs for my fledgling company, Krakon Games.
Here's a handy little tutorial showing how I go about it.
First, select a base.
Then roll some putty - enough to cover the surface of the base with about 2mm of thickness.
Wet your thumb and slowly push the putty into the base, right up to the edges.
Neil of Orange here with a write up of my successful Malifaux event from 22/03/2014.
I was looking forward to this event as the first one since wave 2 had been made official - a lot more models were now available for my players to use. This was however tinged by some sadness as it marks the last event I will be running in the 7th Heaven Games shop as soon they will be closing. The club will continue in a new venue and I'll be looking to host events if enough interest continues, but its very unfortunate to lose an independent game shop.
I will start by announcing I purchased an Imperial Knight. At £65, this would have required at least 6 games of 40k to be played. However, I am selling my Eldar Revenant Titan for £150, so the "purchase" was budget neutral.
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