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A new ‘Patreon Exclusive’ podcast series

I have decided to try a new format for the Patreon Exclusive podcasts for 2019. All $3 backers will now have access to a new podcast series – ‘The Secret Diary of a Gamer (Aged 52)’ With a title inspired by Adrian Mole (The original Secret Diary was published when I was 15) and content inspired by Atom Smasher from the Tabletop Minions YouTube channel, this new series will chart my journey through the gaming hobby in 2019, and will most likely include many musings, false starts, hobby hints & tips, observations and perhaps the occasional rant. You can find episode #1 here* *Please note, you will need to be a Patreon supporter of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast at the $3 level to have access to this content.

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Painting 2018

The sum total of my painting in 2018 was not as good as I had hoped it would be. I managed to get through the wargames shows I went to without buying too many models, very few in fact, but I still struggled to paint very many last year. I did manage to paint the minimum requirement for a game if Dust using my Axis, I still have more to do. There were some individual models I finished for various forces, I really like the Wargame Exclusive Grey Knight styled model which I now use as a HQ proxy. I found some more old Ogryn models and finished those off, I now have six for my Scrunt army. A few other units got finished off, British Navy, Sky Hussars on modified smoke plumes and some Meridian Bots. Then of course there was the Star Wars transporter conversion, the main reason there was little progress in painting miniatures. I was a much bigger project than I thought it would be… It is nearly finished, honest. Apart from the big model, I have also spent a lot of time designing and making MDF terrain,

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Outlook 2019 – The hobbywhip for the boss

While Dennis summarized 2018 in his annual review quite smoothly, I‘ll take a look into the glass orb for 2019 and do what a true hobbyist can do best: make plans and try to do everythin possible that they turn out differently! Accordingly my main point on the list of good intentions for the new […]

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That Was 2018

We set out at the beginning of 2018 with an objective, this was to play as many of our shortlisted games as possible. We agreed on the list, concentrating on our favourite games and those that we really should give another go. This does mean that a few others may now be classified as shelved, at least for a while. So in 2018, assuming I have not forgotten any, I got at least one game of the following: In Her Majesty’s Name Dust Heroes Of Normandie Frostgave Gaslands Bushido 40K Tanks Steam Wars Space Hulk Fist Full of Kung Fu Rivet Wars Dragon Rampant Rogue Stars Bolt Action WWII Bolt Action Konflikt 47 Confrontation Kill Team Some games, such as Steam Wars (obviously), 40K (best edition in years!), Gaslands and Frostgrave has a good few goes. Of course, we still managed to miss a few games out from our shortlist, not too many, but we will have to prioritise these in the New Year.

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Annual review of 2018, preview of 2019

Yet another year on the chaosbunker and with 2019, we're heading towards the 10th year of this blog and my 23rd year in the hobby. Chaosbunker continued with the bilingual content, offering the articles in both English and German. And similar to last year, this year was quite busy, again, both in wargaming and private […]

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Looking forward to the Holidays

Christmas is near, the holidays have begun and I will spend my two weeks off with the family as well as with the hobby. I got a little christmas present from Radaddel. Thank you very much, always a satisfied customer and with this little bonus towards the end of the year more than ever. Some […]

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28mm Portaloos on Thingiverse

I’ve had a few folks question me about various small 3D bits and pieces that have appeared on this blog as well as the Facebook page. Many of these were created with the intention of releasing them as scatter terrain pieces. They are now released as a pack of 28mm scatter terrain on Thingiverse, including the portaloos, tape drive, lockers and drums: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3270343

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Halftrack Recovery Vehicle on DriveThruRPG

The second of our planned three vehicle packs is up on DriveThruRPG today! This pack lets you print and build a variety of sci-fi Halftrack Recovery Vehicles in 28mm scale. All our vehicle packs work together, allowing you to mix and match parts for even more variety on your sci-fi tabletop. This pack will be followed by the Environmental Rover early 2019.

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