Posts Tagged ‘Wargaming’

Weird 15mm Games I should run: Zombies On The Buses…

Posted on July 7th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have some weird ideas for wargames, and while most can be somewhat surreal at times, there are some that really stick in my head. A lot of these would be ideal games for conventions as they aren’t really ideas you’d use in a campaign over…

Flying the flag’. A quick n’ dirty guide to making your own flags using cotton. Part 1

Posted on July 4th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Augsburg Regiment TYWThe most frequent request I have had whilst displaying games at wargames shows is “How do you make those cloth flags?” I thought it would be useful to pass on some of the ideas which I have now been using for over 25 years. I f…

Grinning Skull’s Chinwag: Interview with Jim Hintz of Lone Gunman Games…

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Hello all, today we’ve got a new and hopefully regular article series here on the Grinning Skull, our very own Chinwag with leading industry persons and notable members of the community which I hope will entertain and enlighten you about o…

Grinning Skull’s Chinwag: Interview with Jim Hintz of Lone Gunman Games…

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Hello all, today we’ve got a new and hopefully regular article series here on the Grinning Skull, our very own Chinwag with leading industry persons and notable members of the community which I hope will entertain and enlighten you about o…

WSS Collection, Julian Blakeney Edwards – Part 2, Grand Alliance Infantry Units

Posted on June 30th, 2014 under . Posted by

Jyske or Jutland Regiment – DanishBarry Hilton – It has been a while since I first posted some pictures from Julian’s long departed collection so I thought it timely to delve into the archive for another selection of work that went from me to South Lon…

Miniature Obscura: Unusual miniature ranges you might not be aware of….

Posted on June 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

My fave things about miniatures, is the fact there are loads of really weird and wonderful stuff to be found, yeah I like the usual stuff too, but I much prefer the more out there and wacky. In fact, the weirder the better! I thought that I’d hig…

Miniature Obscura: Unusual miniature ranges you might not be aware of….

Posted on June 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

My fave things about miniatures, is the fact there are loads of really weird and wonderful stuff to be found, yeah I like the usual stuff too, but I much prefer the more out there and wacky. In fact, the weirder the better! I thought that I’d hig…

The Crimson Slaughter Supplement – A Review

Posted on June 25th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Crimson Slaughter might be the last of the “old school” 6th Edition-style supplements, as “supplements” (or should that now be “sub-Codexes”?) from here on out appear to be stand-alone Militarum Tempestus style …

Rumours (?) New Games Workshop Realms of Battle Board Spotted!

Posted on June 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You’ve heard the rumours – Games Workshop is apparently making a new Realms of Battle Board with a more urban “Imperial Sector”-theme. Now – thanks to the folks over at Lords of War Gaming, we have a first picture! #1 &#82…

Review – Tabletop Tyrant Squire Plastic Figure Case

Posted on June 24th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

My miniature collection grows, thus I need storage. Since I already own a few cases from Tabletop Tyrant, such as my trusty Kingmaker (behind the books in the pic above), I was more than happy to see Tabletop’s newest addition, the Squire Plasti…

Bonus Boss

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

redmanphill

I picked up a few Black Orcs recently on eBay. This miniature was included so I decided to paint him up as a break between the tedium of rank and file. I had to spend a lot of time cleaning him up as he hadn’t arrived in a good shape. Mainly the arms n…

White Dwarf Weekly #21 – The Ork Codex Arrives

Posted on June 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The 4th (!) week of Warhammer 40K Ork-releases? Is it just me, or does this feel a lot longer than when Games Workshop was doing these releases once a month? Anyhow… at least in this one we get the Ork Codex, which went up for pre-orders and will…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Doggerland Ice Age Mammal Miniature Set Kickstarter

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Another KS campaign I quite like the look of, is the Doggerland Ice age mammal miniature set. The styleof these minis is right up my alley in terms of execution of style, I really do like cartoony stylised stuff, so its no wonder my eye was draw…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Doggerland Ice Age Mammal Miniature Set Kickstarter

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Another KS campaign I quite like the look of, is the Doggerland Ice age mammal miniature set. The styleof these minis is right up my alley in terms of execution of style, I really do like cartoony stylised stuff, so its no wonder my eye was draw…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Paper Kits by Stonehaven Miniatures Kickstarter

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  I wanted to highlight this great and innovative kickstarter campaign for some really useful and unique looking paper terrain. As you know, I do like paper kits, especially for wargaming purposes, its an easy and cheap way of getting plenty of sc…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pop-Up Miniature Terrain Paper Kits by Stonehaven Miniatures Kickstarter

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  I wanted to highlight this great and innovative kickstarter campaign for some really useful and unique looking paper terrain. As you know, I do like paper kits, especially for wargaming purposes, its an easy and cheap way of getting plenty of sc…

Unboxing the TIE Fighter Expansion Pack for X-Wing

Posted on June 19th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve resisted the TIE Fighter expansion for X-Wing for a while. In many ways, it is the least economical of the expansion, as you get not just one, but two TIE Fighters in the X-Wing miniatures base game (and many people buy multiple copies of th…

5 Demon-Winning Ork Miniatures

Posted on June 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

We’re up to the neck in Games Workshop’s make-over of the Warhammer 40K Orks. So it is that time again. Let’s take a look at what the world’s best painters have done with Games Workshop’s Ork miniatures to date. Enjoy. #1 …

DreadBall Azure Forst Clarification And Apology

Posted on June 17th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Three days ago, I posted an article criticising Mantic Games for their latest announcement of a special ‘Azure Forest edition’ of their bestselling DreadBall game. As pointed out by vigilant Mantic fans and by Mantic Games themselves, prett…

White Dwarf Weekly #21 Cover – Looted Wagons & Meks

Posted on June 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whispers of what we’ll see in the upcoming White Dwarf appeared earlier today. Now there is also a cover (confirming a lot of it, such as the exclusive (?) Looted Wagon Datasheet). Let me know what you think! Z.Author informationZweischneidI am Z…

Defensive Behaviour.. building fieldworks with Warfare Miniatures accessories. Part 4

Posted on June 13th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

gun platform – I did two sections like this in the original four.A lot of fancy detailed painting could have be done on these defences but the effect I was looking for was very particular. I wanted a massive, consistent, interesting but at the same tim…

Ork Releases Week #3 – Mek Gunz, Still No Codex

Posted on June 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The third week of Ork releases is coming in the form of Big Meks and some of their favourite toys, including the Shokk Attack Gun in plastic. Again, there does not seem to be a Codex in the mix though, meaning the Ork release will (at least) be spread …

More 15mm 40k Space orc(y) goodness. Squiggoth WIP

Posted on June 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To carry on with my 15mm space orc lot, I thought I’d share my latest addition to them, my squiggoth. It’s a repurposed scotia-grendel 28mm warbeast (a Kev adams sculpt I think) that I had knocking around. With an added howdah and a large c…

More 15mm 40k Space orc(y) goodness. Squiggoth WIP

Posted on June 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

To carry on with my 15mm space orc lot, I thought I’d share my latest addition to them, my squiggoth. It’s a repurposed scotia-grendel 28mm warbeast (a Kev adams sculpt I think) that I had knocking around. With an added howdah and a large c…

Terrain Workshop: The Oggum settlement (part 1)

Posted on June 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, it’s been a while in the making, but here is a mostly done terrain set up specially for my Grinning Skull Oggum (oggam) figures. I’ve been meaning to take some pictures for ages, but haven’t got round to it until now. My inside …