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White Dwarf Guides for building and painting an Undead Army

Hi All,As usual I am all over the place and having trouble finding the focus I need to get things done. I think last time I mentioned that I would share some resources I found in White Dwarf that deal specifically with putting together an Undead army. I found those in #'s 142, 211 and 226 (Thanks, Rochie!). So let's tuck in, shall we?Trying to give you a little more of the cover for reference.So they made a pretty sweet army here, using most of the range from the time.3000 points seems like the most fun size of army to collect. For me it seemed unattainable at the time. You can also see that it allows you more freedom with characters. Making 1000 point lists is very difficult in that regard. One thing I didn't notice mentioned in the article was that you can only have one unit of Skeletons armed with spears. Of course I have too many spear armed skeletons because I didn't pay attention to that when I was buying and assembling figures. :pSo all of these issues have guides for painting the iconic skeletons that

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The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay

Another historical based but actually fantasy setting novel, this time we go to the middle east Moorish Spain inspired lands for a story of intrigue.And even if this almost 600 page book turns out as garbage, it would have knocked me back half a euro anyways...In the once powerful empire of Al-Rassan, King Almarik is on the ascendancy, adding city after city to his realm aided always by the notorous Ammar ibn Khairan - poet, diplomat, soldier and assassin.  Almarik's empire is threatened only by the ambitious Jaddite kings of the north who are eager to reclaim the lands they once held.But the Jaddite lands are divided and their own celebrated war leader Rodrigo Belmonte and his warband are forced into exile.  Thus in the exquisite lakeside city of Ragosa, Rodrigo and ibn Khairan meet and serve - for a time - the same monarch.  And observing the byplay between the two men is Jehane, the beautiful, accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the

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Filling up the wargame library with Freebooter

Around the Spiel toy fair Freebooter Miniatures released the second edition of their pirate skirmish, Freebooters Fate. If you have visited Freebooter at shows in the past, you know it is always worth a visit. The crew is dressed like sailors and pirates, they have treats (chocolate gold coins, gummy bears and such) and often […]

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Bleach

Now on Netflix, this is a Live Action movie of the well-known anime.Produced by Warner Bros, this japanese film was unleashed on the public in the last half of 2018.Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager who lives in Karakura Town with his father, Isshin, and younger twin sisters, Karin and Yuzu. He has the ability to see ghosts, a talent that brings him to the attention of a katana-wielding young woman, Rukia Kuchiki. Rukia explains that she is a Soul Reaper, whose duty is to guide dead souls to an afterlife called Soul Society. Those who die in anger are transformed into monstrous beings called Hollows and it is also a Reaper's duty to purify them with their weapon, Zanpakutō. When Rukia struggles to contain a Hollow, Fishbone D, from attacking the Kurosaki residence, she decides to transfer her Reaper power, Reiryoku, to Ichigo, transforming him into a Reaper. He proceeds to purify the Hollow. The next day, Ichigo learns that Rukia is posing as a new transfer student to his high school. Rukia says that she h

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[EN/PL] Imperial Dwarfs / Krasnoludy w Imperium #1

Hello everyone!I invite you to an entry dedicated to dwarves who live in the human Empire today. On this occasion, I painted a very old dwarf mini from 1991.He will join the ranks of my band under the command of Josef Bugman.I invite you!Imperial Dwarfs is a term used for the Dwarfs that have immigrated to the Empire of Man, merging into their culture and providing the Empire with Dwarfen skill and expertise. Imperial Dwarfs are the “second people” of the Empire, its most important race outside of Humanity itself. These are not the Dwarfs of the Karaz Ankor, the ancient “Dwarf Empire” of the World’s Edge Mountains, but expatriates whose ancestors, distant and more recent, have fled falling Dwarfholds or come to believe that the cause of the Dwarfs is lost, and that they should begin a new life among the largely sympathetic Humans of the Empire.       These expatriate Dwarfs feel a special bond with the Empire, for its founder, the divine Sigmar, led an army that massacred an army of G

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Blood Bowl – Skycastle Titans Part 4

The moment I thought, "Okay, now I'll just be playing with the team", the painting contest thetacklezone.net grabbed my attention. The site is still fresh and has the option to find tournaments and leagues for Blood Bowl as well as an artwork section where you can take a look at some beautifully painted teams and […]

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Forest Mage - Robin Hobb

A fresh story by Hobb, this book takes back to the Fantasy style of novels like those in the DnD line and such.Humans, wizards, the stuff you like to read while sitting back, without expecting a Tolkien or Martin layered story that keeps your brain in overdrive to hold track.The Speck plagie has decimated the ranks of King's Cavella Academy.  Those who survived the epidemic will never completely recover and many cadets have been forced to return to their families to face lives of disappointment and dependancy.  Far from being a broken man, Cadet Nevare Burvelle is unusually healthy after his convalescence and, as other cadets begin their final journey home with heavy hearts, he prepares to return to Widevale in high spirits, simply to visit and attend his brother's wedding.Now that Nevare has freed himself of the Speck magic that endeavoured to turn him against his own people, a bright future awaits him.  But the plague has infected him in ways far more mysterious than the merely physical. 

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Garrek's Reavers

I have been interested in Warhammer Underworlds: Shadepire (or just Shadespire as it is commonly referred to) for a long time but since it was set in the Age of Sigmar setting and I was not playing Age of Sigmar I never thought about trying it.  But now I am all in AoS and with the new version of the game I decided I should get the Shadespire set before they become impossible to get.  Tim and I tried the game out recently and we both really enjoyed it.  I decided that with such a small number of figures I have no real excuse for not painting them up.  Below if Garrek's Reavers, a Khorne Bloodreavers band that comes in the game.  I went with a quick paint approach and I think they look good.  The nice thing about this game is the figures are also usable in AoS as this same unit.  So basically, I know have one unit for my Chaos army already done.Garrek's ReaversGarrek GorebeardBlooded SaekKasus the ChainedArnulfTargor

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Frostgrave at Home

.. of all places! This may not seem like that big of a deal for most of you readers, but it is for me. Sunday marked the first time since the reconstruction of my house that I’ve actually had someone over to play games. It felt historic. Felsted in all its thawing glory Audrey approached me with an odd request from one of her co-workers. Her son, she said, had expressed a desire to play “longer games, not video games, but the kind with rules, where you move pieces around and sit around a table“. The thing is, she said.. “I have no idea what he’s trying to do here, and I’m confused.” Audrey said “You have come to the right place, do I know a guy for you!”  So, with Audrey acting as the middle-woman, I ended up hosting some young fellas at my house Sunday, running an out of the box game of Frostgrave. One of the five warbands I had ready to play To save the kids time and confusion, I had four pre-rolled Warbands that I have set up for fast play. Udoxe

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[EN/PL] Zarbag, the shaman and about goblins! / Shaman Zarbag i o goblinach (Zarbag's Gitz #1)

Hello everyone!Today, quite a feast on DwarfCrypt! I painted the first model for the Age of Sigmar (actually Warhammer Underworlds), which I dont like, but the end of enthusiasm.As a lover and follower of Warhammer from the period before the AoS, I do not think about entering this system, and a few painted goblins will serve as a supplement to my emerging band of green creatures in Mordheim. That's why I put a square stand and no references to AoS.I have already written a bit IN THIS PLACE about the night goblins, that's why today I would like to invite you to a journey through folklore (mainly the Britain), a world of legends and myths related to goblins.Goblins are the most widespread in Britain and northern France. They came to the islands as a form of a kobold. They were (are?) happy creatures but also very malicious.They were believed to bring harm to people. Goblins are not the type of creatures strongly attached to one place. Legends say that they are particularly fond of rock crevices and roots of anc

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Warhammer Underworlds Organised Play 2019

I covered the Organised Play box from the first season of Underworlds, and was able to get my hands on the new 2019 set that was released to support Nightvault. These sets are available to stores as event support sets, and the content should be used as prize support for instore events, like tournaments or […]

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BLOOD BOWL – Journey of the Maulers: Mascots

It is one of my habits to give each of my coaches a motivational mascot and since I have a fable for Squigs, it was once again a specimen of the red-skinned maws on two legs. The model is from Goblin Guild and captures the atmosphere of Blood Bowl quite wonderfully. Grumbla Boz was pulling […]

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Completed Chainrasp Hordes

I knew from the beginning that my Nighthaunt army would have the Chainrasp Horde as the main Battleline unit.  For this I needed lots of Chainrasps and I was lucky enough to acquire three starter sets of models.I now have 60 painted models divided into three 20-man units.  These have been absolutely fantastic in every game I have played.  These are a must have as far as I am concerned.

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King of the Jungle- Old Blood on Carnosaur Showcase

I love Lizardmen. Note, Lizardmen, not Seraphon. The old lizard lore was so cool, and the way they worked before AoS way more interesting to me (if I wanted to play a summoning game, I would have picked Daemons). SO for me, that means my Lizard force is going to be built to WHFB 8th Edition, The Ninth Age and Kings of War. I may use them occasionally in AoS, but my opponent would have to be cool with Square Bases. My Tamurkhan's Horde army will be for AoS. My lizards are going to be for Rank and File battle games.It has been a LONG TIME coming, but I am finally making this army.With that said, I finally finished the my first complete Lizard of my own army. The Carnosaur kit is just such a cool kit, and I loved every minute of making this model.

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