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X Wing Regionals post-event list ideas

Posted on July 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

My 100pt list for the Wellington regionals reflected a list I like to play (multiple interceptors) balanced out with a nod toward the prevailing large ship meta (autothrusters) in terms of how it worked over the event a couple of things stood out.As us…

X-Wing Regional’s Report

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Great days gaming at the Wellington X-Wing Regionals on Saturday, 27 competitors playing 5 rounds dominated by Interceptors and Decimators with (somewhat ironically) only a single X-Wing in sight.  First up thanks to Adam Baenre who came down from…

Making Terrain Boards Part 3: Cutting the River

Posted on July 25th, 2015 under . Posted by

The key feature of the terrain boards I’m building is the river that winds its way across all three surfaces, providing a tactical challenge for figures that can’t cross it or needing to capture bridges and fords across it. See how I did it after the j…

Historicon 2015

Posted on July 24th, 2015 under . Posted by

I’d written off Historicon this year after we made plans for a week long vacation in California. I couldn’t spare the additional days off, and resigned myself to visiting one of the other HMGS cons later in the year. My son really wanted to attend Hist…

More Word Bearers progress

Posted on July 24th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Getting more and more Word Bearers finished and my overall force is starting to build in size with the addition of Cultists and some Bloodletter’s..Unit of 14 CSM all complete (except one guy still waiting on his Melta Gun)Painted this guy a while ago …

Dwarfs @ Panzershrek – Final Games

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Day 2 of Panzershrek and we finished with 3 more games only one of which went my way.  Unfortunately because I didn’t write these games up soon after the event I’ve forgotten the majority of the details so the pictures will just have to tell the t…

Word Bearers get their first run

Posted on July 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Thanks again to Jeff’s hospitality Caleb and I managed to get in what were my first ever games of 7th Edition 40k yesterday.  My 40k experience prior to that had been a single 6th Ed game nearly 2 years ago.  We went for 1000pt forces using s…

Summer Update

Posted on July 17th, 2015 under Posted by

I saw a lotta cool stuff recentlyI haven’t posted lately because my summer has been so busy. Work continues on the terrain boards, but I’ve been doing quite a bit more hobby and gaming related activities as well. Check out my adventures after the jump….

Book Review: Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beevor

Posted on July 16th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Something a bit different this morning a book review.  I’ve been a fan of Antony Beevor’s work since I read his book Stalingrad several years ago.  It remains one of my favourite pieces of narrative history even after multiple readings. &nbsp…

Dwarfs @ Panzershrek – G2 vs. High Elves

Posted on July 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

“Following the death of Godrim Fireforge at the hands of the Tomb King horde the Thorinkin retreated to their mountain fortress to rebuild and enter yet more names and ill-deeds into their book of Grudges.  The name of Tomb King P’eter Wil’liam’so…

WIP – Heresy Era Word Bearers

Posted on July 14th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Finally getting my Word Bearers project back on track and have managed to get a lot of painting done this last fortnight. I started off by stripping all of my MkIII/IV marines (not sure why now) and attaching some FW Word Bearers shoulder pads to them …

Dwarfs @ Panzershrek 2015 – Game 1

Posted on July 14th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

“Godrim Fireforge stood amongst the Warriors of his clan watching as the vast army of undead deployed in front of him.  Hordes of Skeletal archers, massed ranks of chariots and 3 giant constructs walking statues in the shape of lions.  The ai…

Dwarfs @ Panzershrek 2015 – Part 1

Posted on July 13th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Back from another Panzershrek and another outing for my Dwarfs under the glory that is 8th Edition Warhammer Fantasy.  Not my best weekend of gaming results wise but I had a hell of a lot of fun playing some great opponents and in some tough games…

Valdemar Miniatures

Posted on July 12th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was recently contacted by Valdemar Miniatures – and looking at their website they look to have a pretty stunning series of products. Including 3D Printed ships suitable for Viking Longships and small Medieval Cogs. They describe their figures as

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Avatars of War Doomcrusher’s pictures & unboxing

Posted on July 8th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Further to my post this morning about the Avatars of War Doomcrushers that I recently received I finally got the pics I took while unpacking them off my phone.Front of the boxMy kids got extremely excited when they saw the box the models came in as it …

AoW Doomcrushers arrive in time to gather dust

Posted on July 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Well with AoS effectively (for me) killing off WHFB I found it incredibly funny (well not really) that a year late I finally received my Doomcrushers from Avators of War on Monday. These were their alternative to the existing GW Hammerers range for my …

Playing Age of Sigmar first experience

Posted on July 4th, 2015 under Posted by

The following write up is from a club mate of mine who gave AoS a go last nightRead Jeff’s analysis here terms of his ability to analyse the game it is pretty high.  Jeff is one of the b…

On the painting table: Word Bearers

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Getting back into the painting and modelling aspects of the hobby at the moment.  The arrival of a small package from Forgeworld containing items for my 30k Word Bearers has really helped but I’m also aiming to finish off a few other little projec…

Dwarfs vs. Wood Elves: 8th Edition for the win!!!

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Final practice game before Panzershrek the weekend after this one comes to town, 2 days and 6 rounds of 8th Edition WHFB goodness.  Unfortunately despite the best efforts of several people only 4-5 of the 24 strong field will be bringing Dwarfs – …

How army comp works in Age of Sigmar

Posted on July 1st, 2015 under Posted by

Waterloo 200th Anniversary (3)

Posted on June 29th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from our previous Wellington & Auckland refight posts, on Saturday 21 June a third Waterloo Re-fight happened in New Zealand – at the Christchurch Wargaming Club, in 28mm using General de Brigade rules rather than Blackpowder that had been used in

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X-Wing Regionals List: Ride of the "3 Amigos"

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Decided on a list for the Wellington X-Wing regionals in months time. Going to take my 3 Amigos list which has been a consistent favourite of mine. Although I didn’t use it effectively the other day and it is somewhat fragile in terms of hull points …

Carolingian vs. Viking Rematch No.2

Posted on June 28th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Thursday night Roundie and I had our third Dux Bellorum encounter with Carolingians vs. Vikings – and like last week it turned into another tense struggle that almost went to the wire! Those scurious Vikings once again invaded the Frankish Empire

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Video tutorial for making a great X-Wing gaming board

Posted on June 26th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Really want to build my own game board for X-Wing especially after seeing the great boards used at Cerberus Games.  Quick search and I found this fantastic tutorial amazingly simple method for a great result.  Hard to believe the small view c…

Restarting the Word Bearers Tale of X gamers project

Posted on June 24th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

A couple of years ago Pete Dunn over at FieldsofBlood got a small group of us involved in a project called “Tale of X Gamers” basically a 30k Horus Heresy themed idea to build a small force of space marines from either the Loyalist or Traitor Legions.S…