Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Dark Ages Church

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Saint Augustine arrived in Britian AD 597 to revitalise Christianity.  For the next four hundred years, crudely constructed churches like this one appear across the island. A humble friar takes a stroll around the Saxon minster at sunset. “But Curis,” I hear you cry, “Friars didn’t exist until centuries after the Dark Ages ended.  Your …

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Dungeon & Dragons: Great Wight Shark

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

James over at Gonzo History is running a competition inspired by Gary Gygax’s antics designing the original D&D monsters.  Legend goes that young Gary, looking for fantasy monsters to populate his dungeons, got  a bag of cheap plastic monsters from Hong Kong and made up names and rules, bringing  Rust Monsters, Bulletes, Owlbears to life …

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Choose Your Own Adventurers – Episode 14: Necromunda Mauretania, Space Amazon

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Necromunda’s just been re-rereleased, and there’s a piece of art floating around in White Dwarf and Warhammer Community that doesn’t correspond to any of the miniatures released yet, but is a lovely call back to a couple of 1980s classics. Necromunda Mauretania makes all her decisions on the hoof. The hoofed mad-haired Amazon in stockings …

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Robin Hood’s Friar Tuck

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Friar Tuck, legendary tonsured companion of Robin Hood, joins my miniatures collection. “Praise the Lord!  And pass the tax rebate!” Friar Tuck was an impulse purchase whilst acting as Nottingham cultural attaché for visiting family members.  Warlord Games (a Nottingham company) have a small range of Heritage Miniatures they’ve slipped into local tourist spots like …

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Chaos Thug Life 2

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Citadel Miniatures Chaos Thug range is melting pot of influences and ideas.  Unlike Games Workshop’s modern Chaos Marauders, who are uniformly bearded barbarians, the classic Thug range had odd chaps with mullets, Saracen-flavoured archers and even stray ninjas. Hot as thuggery. It makes the individual Thugs fun to paint, as they’re each full of …

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We’ll be back after these messages

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

If you are a regular reader of polyhedroncollider.com or a regular listener to the Polyhedron Collider Cast you may have noticed a downturn in our output over the last few months. The good news is that we fully intend to continue with the podcast, albeit at a slower pace. The bad news, however, is that I am seriously considering either taking a hiatus from creating written reviews or maybe even stopping completely. Either way I think you deserve an explanation.

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We’ll be back after these messages

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

If you are a regular reader of polyhedroncollider.com or a regular listener to the Polyhedron Collider Cast you may have noticed a downturn in our output over the last few months. The good news is that we fully intend to continue with the podcast, albeit at a slower pace. The bad news, however, is that I am seriously considering either taking a hiatus from creating written reviews or maybe even stopping completely. Either way I think you deserve an explanation.

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TUTORIAL – Company of Iron Custom Epoxy Tokens…

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So you got your Command Deck for Company of Iron but no tokens. Fear not! Here’s a quick and easy way to create your own set using a little elbow grease. SUPPLIES & TOOLS NEEDED EK Tools 1″ Circle Punch … Continue reading

TUTORIAL – Custom Magnetic Army/Miniature Case

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There are several players in my local meta that have spent years building all kinds of magnetic cases. So I decided to poke and prod their brain about it. A big shout out goes to Dustin, Trevor, and Michael for … Continue reading

Squiggy Stardust – the Orctober Squig

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

It’s Orctober, and as my initial plan to model and paint a Warhammer 40,000 scale Ork Spleenrippa  has stalled, I fired out this David Bowie inspired Squig.  Presenting Squiggy Stardust. He could lick you by smiling. Other musical Ork mashup ideas considered were: The Notorious S.Q.U.I.G. Red Grot Chili Peppers Squig Squig Sputniks Björk Tina …

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Monthly Retrospective: Railways of the World, Queue, Roll Player, Captain Sonar, and The Gallerist

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Another month rolls by and since I doubt any gaming will be had by Halloween, that it’s best to get

Preslotta Citadel Miniatures Gnorman Gnoll Reinforcements

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Decades of exposure to Games Workshop’s marketing materials has conditioned me not to paint individual figures, but regiments, and then armies.  There was no stopping at just one Gnorman Gnoll.  Gnot on your gnelly.  eBay trawling has turned up two more preslotta gems from 1981–3. Lord Tisserand with his hawk Antonius, accompanied by two Gnolls. …

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Choose Your Own Adventurers – Episode 11: Indiana Jones, Xenoarchaeologist

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Warhammer 40,000 and archaeology.  My two hobbies melded together.  There’s not been this much combination of leisure pursuits since the notorious Inquisitor Bingedrink. “1988 Rogue Trader Citadel miniature?  That belongs in a museum.” You might wonder what Indy is doing in the forty-first millennium, but seems Games Workshop had a serious thing for the archeologist …

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