Friday 25 August 2017

Chapter Master Pedro Kantor

So having played a few games of eighth edition 40k recently it has become clear to me that special characters are much more useful in this new version of the game! With this in mind I decided to replace the venerable brother-captain who has been leading my force of Crimson Fists since 2002 with a new commander! Clearly there was only one choice of new Warlord for my force.... Chapter Master Pedro Kantor!

Sunday 13 August 2017

Scenery Renovation! - Budget Gaming

It is amazing how a bit of effort and time can breathe new live into certain hobby projects. Recently I was clearing out my hobby storage bunker when I came across a big box of JAVIS resin scenery that my best mate and I bought in 2004 when we got back into the hobby.

Most gamers in  the UK are probably aware of JAVIS products but I'm not sure how well known they are in the international community. As a company their roots lay in producing model railway scenery, but a few years ago they diversified in into making wargames terrain for the 20mm-28mm market.

Sunday 6 August 2017

Warhammer 40k: Crimson Fists vs Grey Knights

So this weekend one of my best mates was on leave from a tour of duty with the Royal Navy and we got together to play a game of eighth edition. This was my third go at this new system but it was his first so we kept the Army Lists deliberately simple in order to let us pick up the rules without too much complexity.

For me this was also the perfect excuse to try out my latest gaming mat which is the beautiful 'Concrete, 6x4 mat' from Martin and the team over at URBANMATZ. I have loads of mats from these guys and I can't praise them enough! They make the tabletop look awesome and roll up which is means they can be stored easily, something that is vital when storage space is at a premium.

Thursday 3 August 2017

My First Fantasy Skeletons

Over on the Oldhammer Forums there is a pretty cool challenge in the painting area for people to post pictures of Fantast models that they have never attempted here is my attempt! Loads of skeletons!