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BOYL 2019 - The Great Ash Waste Race

Hi All,For the final game of BOYL Saturday we were treated to a race run by Axiom of Magpie and Old Lead. Each player converted up their own rider and mount for some apocalyptic wasteland mayhem.What follows is my somewhat sketchy account, in comic form. I hope it comes across as fun as it was.Well done to Whiskeypriest on winning the race. Poor Mr. Saturday came in second because everyone was taking pot shots at his award winning figure, even yours truly.Anyway, Axiom is a cat herder extraordinaire, and kept a huge game running smoothly. Next up I'l probably do my Racer build log and then a talk about a new method for comicafying photos that I've learned. This will give me time to try the new method out on my last BOYL report, Terminator: Apotheosis.Thanks for looking.

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Return to BOYL - Kev Adams' charity Oldhammer head sculpt finally painted...

Well, it's been a little while since BOYL and I finally got to finish painting the Orc that Kev did a head sculpt on. Proceeds went to Prostate Cancer UK, a worthy cause indeed. You can donate here if you care to. The original head sculpt...this is on the body of Zagerth the Executioner by Warmonger Miniatures... you can purchase it directly;https://www.warmongerminiatures.com/collections/great-orc-characters/products/goc022The Orcling executioner he came with. I passed this to a friend who could not be there this year.My version... just needs varnishing now... the rat is a plastic Games Workshop one, a very useful item from (I think) some old Skaven sprues.Borrowed off the Warmonger site is the finished original painted by the renowned Kevin Dallimore...And below, more of Kev's head sculpts from the BOYL weekend...Kev is a top bloke and a most excellent sculptor. He's been involved in the industry since forever it seems... lots of pics of his minis on this (no longer updated unfortunately) blog;http://k

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BOYL 2019 - Strontium Dog: The Shicklgruber Grab

Hi All,Another game from BOYL. This one was put on by Michael (Aiteal) and he really put a lot of love into his table. A fun and wacky scenario. Enjoy.I didn't really do much in this game against Bulldog Lopez, Erasmus Papafakis, and Asslessman. I made the mistake of taking a pot shot at Asslessman before he killed me and ended up winning the game. Unfortunately I also didn't get a picture of Bulldog's figure, which he sculpted himself. It was really cool.Anyway, I'm slowly painting up some stuff for a local game of RT, dreaming of Cyberpunk adventures and Warcry for next year. We'll see where this goes.Thanks for looking.

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BOYL 2019 - An Epic Clash

Hi All,Here is a comic battle report of the Epic battle that Asslessman from Leadplague ran for us at BOYL 2019.The Ork side consisted of myself and WhiskeyPriest, led by The Otto Von Bismark.The Imperial side consisted of Rochie, Curis and Pat.The Traitors were Mr. Saturday, Thansants and Bulldog Lopez.Strap in for the ride of your life.Sorry for the abrupt ending, pictures during a game can be hit and miss. I missed the obscene number of Space Marines, Rhinos and Land Raiders my Gargant destroyed and Bulldog Lopez blowing the weapons off my right side right at the end. I ended up running away with the game with something stupid like 39 victory points. I owe it all to The Otto Von Bismark who had a vast knowledge of the rules and capabilities of the Gargants.I think we all have the bug to paint up more Epic forces now.Welcome to Laurent AP, thanks for following the blog.Happy hobbying to everyone, thanks for looking.

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BOYL 2019 - Realm of Chaos mini Campaign

Hi All,On the Friday a group of us met up at Warhammer World and played in a linked campaign using warbands we had rolled up from the Realm of Chaos books. We rotated opponents and played three scenarios.Here is the campaign from my Champion's perspective.So I got very lucky with objective placement in the first game. I barely outlasted my opponent in the second game, we apparently attacked each other with the marked unit. In the third game the bewitched/possessed sword really messed with me. I had won it after the first scenario and it essentially made my champion useless for the next two battles.Anyway, loads of fun, fantastic models and bonkers shenanigans occurring.I may do a break down of my warband next before moving on to the next battle report.Thanks for looking.

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BOYL 2019 - An Overview

Hi All,Well, I made it to BOYL this year and overcame my hang ups about driving abroad and doubts about my ability to finish my figures, or my skill at the hobby.I took tons of pictures, but I tried to distill it down to a few pages in this comic report. Enjoy.I wish I had talked to more people, but I didn't know who everyone was and I wasn't sure how to talk to some of the luminaries of Warhammer. But that's on me, everyone at the event was very nice.Anyway, as I said in the comic report, you should try to make it to this  event if you enjoy the old games and figures.I'd also like to welcome Alan Luiz to the blog. Thanks for following.

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Mr Saturday's Big Adventure - Warhammer World and BOYL 2019

In full BOYL mode: Sean, other Sean (TheOttoVonBismark), myself, Thomas (Airbornegrove) and JB (Asslessman).Another BOYL post you say? Well, this one is special, as it's my first one. After many years crying into my pillow while the BOYL photos and posts roll in this time of year, I am at last able to join in. YEAH! Come with me on my whirlwind adventure into hobby overload. Prepare yourself, this is wildly self-indulgent. (Warning: I have shamelessly lifted photos from all over. Should one be yours and you want it removed I will forward the request to HR and legal and we'll be in touch.)I set off to Notthingham last Thursday. After I met up with some of my my gamer bros who had similarly arrived early, we went on the rip. Several drinks later some more folks arrived and buoyed up by excited anticipation we had a couple more drinks. A good start in my book.Day 1: Warhammer WorldOn Friday I rose early and walked through a very sunny Nottingham to have breakfast with yet more of the gaming fraternity. I greeted

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BOYL19 Review

OK, Just like most previous year, I had the privilege of getting my lucky self across the channel to meet up with some very good friends for BOYL !It has become a sort of milestone in my hobby year, one I wouldn't miss.Just so you're prepared, this is going to be a long post with plenty of picture, so now you've been warned, let's just look at what we've had this year !Read Moar Skullz »

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BOYL 2019 - Oldhammer weekend....

Once again the trip to East Stoke in the heart of English Civil War country was upon us......Bring Out Your Lead, hosted by the Ansells at Wargames Foundry HQ, is a 3 day roller coaster of wargaming and the meeting of like-minded people who love the hobby. Many thanks to Diane, Maria, Alisa, Lucy, Harry and Sam as usual.....food and drink kept everyone going into each evening. Unfortunately Marcus was full of man-flu this year so kept himself quarantined away from us all. I've already booked the hotel for next year.....31st July-2nd August 2020.I arranged to meet Mark (Asgard) Stevenson at Games Workshop first thing on the Friday... I was quite worried as I'd encountered no traffic problem all the way from Stockport to Nottingham and felt sure something must have been looming but no, I got there in 2 hours as per Sat Nav. Uncanny. We did the rounds there (including a rather nice bacon sandwich and cuppa in Bugman's Bar)...The gaming hall is very impressive....the Perry Twins, amongst others, helped paint the

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BOYL 2019 Preparation - Terminator Apotheosis

Hi All,Here's a couple of figures I finished yesterday, hot of of finishing my OWAC2 challenge figures the day before. I'll be posting them here in a future post.Anyway, here's a sexy man and his dog.The figures are a Necromunda Bounty Hunter and a Mordheim warhound.  I decided to paint up the dog like a Rottweiler.The figure looks like the Saxophonist guy from The Lost Boys.Anyway, I'm hoping that an Autopistol, Plasma Pistol, Combat Knife, and sex appeal will allow him to kill many robots.Thanks for looking.

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Countdown to BOYL: 44 days

Hi All,Is it time to be terrified yet?I'm wrapping up the OWAC2 but also madly trying to prepare a bunch of figures for BOYL in August. My timeline is a few days shorter than until the actual event because I have so much travel time to get there. Something like an 11 hour flight, followed by a 2.5 hour drive. Ugh.Any way, here's some stuff. (Sorry for the bad pictures.)9 Humans. I realize now that they had the extra arms attribute. Whoops. I'll pretend they have baby T-Rex arms under their jackets. I also really need to dust.The grave guard, or whatever, that I'm using as Grim Reapers for OWAC2.The Renegade, Orks (Extra Joints), Beastmen (Irrational Fear [color]), Assassin (I like the way he came painted, just trying to fix him and texture his base.) Two candidates for the Terminator Game/ Strontium Dogs if I can weasel my way in. And some skellies mixed in. Also the Zombie plague cart that needs to be built. Not shown are the Ash Waste Racer, Great Gargant and Space Marine Terminators that have yet to be bui

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Realm of Chaos Renegade Warband - rolling it up

Hi All,So I started rolling up a Renegade Warband late last year with the intent of getting it ready for a game of Rogue Trader at Warhammer World this summer. After trying to roll up some fantasy bands, and having some issues, I tried to roll up this band with the help of some friends. I highly recommend going over to Axiom's blog on the subject here and reading about it. I am more or less following his lead.While I was writing this post JB wrote about rolling up his warband here.Generate your RenegadeStart by rolling to see the race of your Renegade. The table is on p233 of Slaves to Darkness (StD), and is different from the Fantasy table on p40.My roll 71, Human. Next we need to roll on the Human sub table. My roll 16, basic human. (Uh oh!) M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP 4 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 7 7 7 7 The next thing we meed to do is determine the Power of Chaos we are dedicated to. You could just choose your favorite or make up your own Chaos god, I chose to ma

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