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GMG Let’s Talk! 009 – …About Kitchen-Table Games

  Welcome to another Let’s Talk! Today I’m joined by Chase Strolenberg from the Learned from Gaming Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/learned-from-gaming-podcast/id1266704678) to talk about the latest trend in small-scale Tabletop Wargames that you can set up and play at home in a space no bigger than your Kitchen Table. Intro Jingle by Kevin McLeod GMG Let’s Talk on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5FtAVzqQzcaPIMlgmMh42v GMG Let’s Talk on SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/guerrilla-miniature-games RSS Feed for any App you want to listen on: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:648706932/sounds.rss

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Warhammer Underworlds - Ylthari's Guardians - TO DONE!

Ylthari's Guardians - TO DONE!Lets start with Ylthari, admittedly my least favourite, and still so, but she came good in the end. The tree sprite is cute, vines were defined and the dark wood is alright but her face didn't quite work for me and I couldn't quite get the detail I was after.Still, I'm far from disappointed, in fact I'm really quite pleased with the result as she was so far behind compared to the other 3 and I just couldn't see the vines working.Admittedly I haven't done much to them to make them 'work' but just the basic application of the highlights to the washed and glazed base coat has managed to lift it out of the realm of mediocrity. The Silver Birch bark markings on her wand/staff worked out nicely too.Horny Dude aka - Skhathael. What works - sword, [possibly] horns, hair and skin. What I'm dubious about is his bark loin cloth and his face. The horns are reminiscent of Silver Birch thanks to the bark splits but because they're obviously horns it's a little confusing - like p

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Warhammer Underworlds - Ylthari's Guardians - Grime of the ancient forrester

We left these guys particularly pale and interesting. Despite the pre-shading and zenithal highlights I was far from happy with where they were going. I had envisaged a reduce palette that was indeed pale but my natural desire for high contrast and the lack thereof in the white compelled me to add more shading.I mixed some Waywatcher Green Glaze and Army Painter Soft Tone together and washed it over the recesses and anti-zenithal areas. The green gave me a hint of 'mossiness', despite the fact the moss is orange on their bases! That extra tone has made so much difference in the models.The 'amber' blades have also been highlighted [that white sparkle got a bit messy] but the Bloodletter Glaze has worked a treat and is a good alternative colour replica of the original green version [I think]. The fact these glazes have been replaced by Contrast equivalents is rather annoying as I was under the impression they don't mix with water/washes. My ability to blend those colours has really helped and you can see t

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Warhammer Underworlds - Ylthari's Guardians - Hobby progress at last

Horny dude! With a plan in my head I started to get the bark lighter, this was a pretty big gamble going pure white as there's no going back from it.I left the red primer and bone primer visible in some areas - there's no point zenithal highlighting if you don't take advantage of it. Although I'll probably cover it all up with shade washes in the end.Now at this stage I started to hit the snags with my blog which didn't inspire me to keep regular records of where I was at. It took a bit of time to reconcile the bases and suddenly I have the orange moss done and went for yellow leaves on the ground... how the hell that fits with the red leaves on the Sylvaneth because usually they go yellow, orange then red before they fall off. But this is all make-believe so maybe in my wood they go red, orange and the yellow when they fall off?And horny dude progressed a fair bit while I was 'off grid'. All the skin tones got shaded with Bloodletter glaze, mixed with a bit of soft tone. I also shaded his sword and added Rhi

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Warhammer Underworlds - Ylthari's Guardians - Big Build - TO DONE!

As everything is so disrupted at the moment and I had officially admitted to myself I'd entered a mojo recession I did the only thing I could do - bought more toys! Ylthari's Guardians have long been on my mind and I thought I needed something to try and kickstart my mojo.All along I had plans to paint these at autumnal Silver Birch and luckily there are is a lot of art out there to help pin down that look. In fact too much because you can do the leaves yellow, orange, red or clearly a mixture. On top of that the Birch itself can be shaded in all sorts of ways from monochrome, to ivory or even turquoise shades. And that doesn't even take into account how to treat the ground, or how most of the Sylvaneth in the warband do not have smooth bark to do the little black marks on.And Spider-Man, into the Spider-verse threw in this inspiration. Not that it helped pin down what I was going to do.So I just went with what I was familiar with. Army Painter Skeleton Bone Primer zenithal highlight over Red Oxide. The

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A SHORT Post Today

GET IT?!The past couple of weeks have seen me working on some little projects (get it? Get It?!) that I thought I could finally share. Due to a trade with a friend, I came into the possession of some more Westfalia Halflings and I decided to expand my force a bit. I added eight more Halberdiers to the existing unit of twelve, so now I've got a nice meaty group of guys to anchor the core of the army. Ready to Rumble. Or at least their bellies are rumbly.Now that I've got a good sized army, it was time to add some scenic bits for them to defend. I built the two Hobbit Hovels in the first picture because I just couldn't wait for the resin ones Forge World is producing to come out. Before making them, I scoured the internet for a nice step-by-step set of instructions on how to make a hobbit dwelling and nothing seemed to give me what I was looking for. I'm building a third hole at the moment and I'm taking pictures as I go, so I expect to put up a tutorial soon. Over in Age of Sigmar-land, the latest Ge

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Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire Garrek's Reavers - TO DONE!

Garrek's Reavers - TO DONE! There was a point with these where I had no idea where I was going with them. Luckily I had my Imperial Knights to focus on and with no real reason to be painting them the end result and the decisions needed to get there were broadly irrelevant.Which is a wonderful learning experience -you have freedom to explore with no expectations and no targets to meet. Although it helped I wasn't trying to follow a style it was a slight hindrance in that I had those questions about soft fabrics and wrappings.So I'd definitely recommend doing something purely frivolous if you can fit it in amongst 'must do' tasks.And as a palate [or even palette] cleanser it's also helpful in setting up your next project. It gives you renewed purpose having explored new territory.Good old Garrek, he's a beast of a model in fact. As a sculpt it's really quite clever how subtly he's elevated to the leader statusThe hair was almost by accident that I used purple to shade it. In fact I used it on the skin and

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Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire Steelhearts Champions - TO DONE!

Second of my completed Shadespire Warbands - Steelheart's Champions. And I know it's now Night Vault and the actual game is Warhammer Underworlds but these technically were Shadespire warbands and the name is just altogether better.Just a reminder I [loosely] followed Rob Paint's Model's base guide for these.And I also followed his painting guide for the Stormcast Eternals themselves.He obviously did a much better job and I threw in some battle damage too but I'm more than happy with the result.2 things about steelheart: 1. I love the blending on his sword - I wish I could do black like this ALL the time. 2. The pupils for his eyes or on his top eyelids. It looks OK, but it isn;t right and one day I may have to fix that.The purple wasn't quite as smoothly blended as I'd hoped. It had been looking quite dire and just the edition of that white line across the bottom made it far more interesting and draws the eye away from the dubious blends...I also glossed all the weaponry, again to make up for what I didn't

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Warhammer Underworlds Shadespire Chosen Axes - TO DONE!

I finished the Chosen Axes just before the end of the last Hobby Season, but I didn't take my TO DONE! pics, well apart from one for the end of the season review.With Garrek's Reavers done I thought I'd do all three warbands in one sitting and I ended up loving the Camera360 shots so much I didn't even bother with my digital camera - too much faffing.It's really weird to look at these now, I haven't really paid them much attention since I finished and I'm pleasantly surprised what I actually did.I'm not 100% convinced about the grey on the base, but the flock and skulls are OK.Individual facing shots [where appropriate]. Gratuitous 360° rotation.I can honestly say right now I don't quite know how I did the gold on that axe head. I need to go back and see if there are any tips. It might just be my standard brassy bronze with some extra highlights but that's what I'll go for on my Deathwing Knights when I get round to them.Gratuitous 360° rotation.Gratuitous 360° rotation.Gratuitous 360° rotation.And on a white

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Warhammer Underworlds Garrek's Reavers pt2.

With the Knights complete it's back to Garrek's Reavers and when last we looked at them in December I was unsure about the bases. My conclusion was to just block out the colours and then I might have an idea how to deal with the 'sand'. And so now you can see what my concept is...Yep, they're all red. Given it's Khorne I just wanted them to be red-skinned, which obviously makes their armour and clothes an issue as usually they're the red things. However, a quick view of RobPaintsModels video helped me to just use Incubi Darkness on the fabrics, while the armour was always going to be glossy black. I added copper in places just for something different instead of my bronze and silver as all the pointy sharp bits.All the skulls got picked out, although there were some jawbones I missed - watch out for those. The realisation was then NOT to do anything with the 'sand'. I'll be making the grand glossy, like it's Shadeglass and the sandy areas will remain that colour just matt. Adding in another patch of colour wou

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Let’s Play! – Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Skirmish (2nd Edition)

The latest edition of the Age of Sigmar Skirmish has released in the pages of the January 2019 White Dwarf! Penned by Warhammer World veteran John Bracken (you might remember him from the Gargant mini-game for Shadespire) the core rules let you play Open, Narrative and Matched Play games with ANY models in your collection. Pick a Grand Alliance and go! These rules will be particularly useful for fans of AoS 28 (Dark Age of Sigmar) as they will let you seamlessly use Warscrolls of any type together in a Grand Alliance.

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Warhamer Underworlds Garrek's Reavers

I took these pictures at the end of September, that seems so long ago now. I wanted to further explore what I'd done with the Stormcast but more fantastical. The bases got a rough pale blue base.I then applied a fair bit of purple shade and also green glazes to make it quite ethereal.Here's a close up of the shading.I then drybrushed the base to pick out some highlights, might have lost some of that range of colour.And now I'm stuck as I can't decide what colour to do the piles of sand/dust on the bases. Brown seems so dull, glossy black? Or yellow? maybe I should paint the skulls so there's more context.  I've an interesting take on the rest of the colour scheme, perhaps I should block those in too for the full effect before I pick the colour?

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Warhammer Underworlds Garrek's Reavers

I took these pictures at the end of September, that seems so long ago now. I wanted to further explore what I'd done with the Stormcast but more fantastical. The bases got a rough pale blue base.I then applied a fair bit of purple shade and also green glazes to make it quite ethereal.Here's a close up of the shading.I then drybrushed the base to pick out some highlights, might have lost some of that range of colour.And now I'm stuck as I can't decide what colour to do the piles of sand/dust on the bases. Brown seems so dull, glossy black? Or yellow? maybe I should paint the skulls so there's more context.  I've an interesting take on the rest of the colour scheme, perhaps I should block those in too for the full effect before I pick the colour?

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Steelheart's Champions

This is my Steelheart's Champions faction from Shadespire.  These guys have been painted to match my Stormcast Eternals army for Age of Sigmar.  There are AoS stats for this unit so they will see time in both games.  For Shadespire these guys have done well, winning the first two games.  They seem like a very powerful faction.

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