Following on the heels of the infamous 'Blue-Helmeted Fallschirmjäger Debacle of 2018'--a debate in which I took no part but have heard from everyone about ad nauseum--I have wondered about the term 'rivet counter' with both interest and concern. I say I am interested and concerned, but in truth I am interested because I am concerned. … Continue reading What is a Rivet Counter?
And my force keeps getting bigger! The lovely folks at Sherwood Wargames sent along another Victrix set (the Hypaspists) and I have been able to kitbash a bit. I have always loved the Hypaspists because they had a bit of versatility to them; they could be equipped in different and unique ways depending on their … Continue reading My ‘Mortal Gods’ Project: More Greeks!
Moving along on my Mortal Gods project, I wanted to spend a bit more time detailing so I chose a stand-alone figure for my next miniature to paint. Using the Victrix plastics (again, for all US peeps, definitely go check out Sherwood Wargames), I put together a heroic-type character to represent one of the promachoi. … Continue reading My ‘Mortal Gods’ Project: Athenian Promachos (Hero)
Stravos Zouliatis posted some additional sculpts he is working on for Mortal Gods: Test of Courage in the Facebook group for the game. Check these out!
Here's a quick post for you all. I received my first Victrix plastic kits from Sherwood Wargames (Athenian Armored Hoplites and Greek Peltasts) so of course I had to build a ton of them right away. I constructed a few basic units of everything to start. Being as I have never painted up ancients before, … Continue reading My ‘Mortal Gods’ Project: Athenian Hoplites
A few weeks ago, Andy Hobday--creator of some of the most beloved skirmish wargames around (Test of Honour, Gangs of Rome)--along with his company, War Banner, announced a new game he is working on which focuses on the Classical (Pre-Hellenistic) Aegean States : Mortal Gods: Test of Courage! Dude... check out the marketing! To say … Continue reading Forthcoming Game: Mortal Gods – ‘Test of Courage’
A big thanks to Andy Hobday and team for sending these over to review. I have to say I am really, really excited about these miniatures and have been waiting for what seems like an eternity to have them in hand! After some mix-ups at the post office, I am happy to say that the … Continue reading Unboxing: ‘Warring Clans’ – New Feudal Japan Range
This is a post I have wanted to make but haven't--for who knows what reason (not me; I haven't a clue). As my primary German army is Afrika Korps, I have modeled my Konflikt '47 German walkers/Panzermechs to fit the army. I figured it might be useful to post about them, especially given how trendy … Continue reading Showcase: Konflikt ’47 DAK Walkers
This fellow! Apparently... there may have been a mistake, because I never thought in a million years I would win a painting competition. But nevertheless, I entered several categories for Warlord Games' Summer Painting Competition (SOPCom) and... I won Best Paraded Army! I I know, right?! I still can't believe it. But I guess the … Continue reading Who has Two Thumbs and Just Won a Painting Competition?
A few years ago when I was just getting back into miniatures, models, and wargaming, I stumbled upon Hero Forge. At the time, they had a handful of options for customization, and the prices were a bit much, but I picked up a couple anyway. I was impressed by their Miniature Designer which felt a … Continue reading Review: Hero Forge Custom Miniatures