Warmachine and Hordes

Why Should You Play Warmachine and Hordes?

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Why play Warmachine and Hordes, a tabletop miniatures game? The reason to play is simple: Warmachine/Hordes is a simple game with emergent gameplay (e.g., game complexity arises from many simple elements). There are many warmachine and horde factions rivaling each other within the Iron Kingdom Universe–where the game takes place. Within this context, the game …

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How to Play Warmachine and Hordes (Quick Start Overview)

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Are you looking for a quick overview of how to get started playing Warmachine and Hordes, the tabletop miniatures game from Privateer Press? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In Warmachine and Hordes, players take control of powerful armies of steam-powered war machines and savage warriors in an epic struggle for domination of …

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How to Dry Brush Miniatures & Models (Tips, Photos)

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Okay, so you want to dry brush miniatures? Dry brush painting is one of the simplest and most under-rated ways to paint miniatures. When painting miniatures, many people head straight for the more advanced techniques. But, why? Dry brushing is not only simple, but many professional painters rely on it to complete their work. Dry …

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10 Great Wargaming Tables for RPGs and Tabletop Games

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If you’re an avid gamer, then you know the importance of having a proper gaming table. You already know that you’ll want a table that is the proper size for your favorite game for a great experience. The best wargaming tables are not just about size, however; you’ll find that amazing gaming tables may also …

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Speed Painting Miniature Armies (Simple Tips and Tricks)

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Want to paint miniatures faster? Have a horde army collection that still wears bare plastic gray? Speed painting and quality don’t usually mix well. But, with some planning and a few shortcuts, you can get a decent quality paint job on a miniature with little effort. In this article, I share some of my tips …

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20 Cool Wargaming Tabletop Terrain Finds on Etsy

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Are you looking for cool tabletop gaming terrain? If you’re looking for 28mm or 35mm scale terrain, buildings, or unique landscape features for Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, or other tabletop wargames, I’ve discovered a lot of great pieces on Etsy. Etsy is a online market that hosts independent vendors who sell a variety of …

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Wargaming: The Illusion of “Balance” (Editorial)

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In a typical tabletop wargame, two forces meet in a pitched battle: one against the other. Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, or even an accurate recreation of a real-life historical skirmish, it doesn’t matter. There’s something enjoyable and thrilling (perhaps, a tad sadistic) about miniature wargaming. Of course, a major draw for games is the …

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Watercolor Washes: How to Paint a Warmachine Warjack (10 Steps! )

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Are you painting miniatures and looking for new techniques to try? Miniature painting tutorials are everywhere. But, the use of watercolor for washing miniatures is a fairly unique way to paint models. In this article, I show you how to paint a warjack from the Retribution of Scyrah faction of Privateer Press’ Warmachine tabletop strategy …

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Grymkin: Skin & Moans Warbeast (How to Paint)

I never expected to pick up the Grymkin faction (Warmachine/Hordes tabletop game). But, when I saw the models and the night-marish style….Taking control of monsters of bad-dreams couldn’t be boring, right? I now own a large collection of Grymkin models. They are fun to paint! In this article, I quickly detail how I painted the Skin …

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How to Quickly Repaint a Used Miniature (Stormwall Colossal)

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Do you get used models for your miniature hobby and tabletop games? It’s quite popular to buy used and repaint miniatures for tabletop games, e.g., Warhammer 40k, Warmachine. Sometimes you get a used model with a bad paint job and you have to refurbish it. How do you refurbish and repaint a used model or …

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Menoth Crusader Warjack: Quick n’ Dirty Paint Job

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Are you looking to paint your Warmachine Hordes models faster? Painting miniatures faster requires some dedication and a bit of planning. You also have to reduce the amount of detail you expect to paint on a model. In this article, I show you how I quickly speed painted this Menoth Warmachine miniature so I can …

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Practicing Non-Metallic Metal (NMM)

I’ve been painting 40k and Warmachine models for a few friends. And for kicks, I’ve been trying my hand (and eye) at painting non-metallic metal (NMM). For the less versed, this is the method for painting metallic surfaces without using metallic-containing paints. RELATED: 8 MUST-KNOW PAINT BLENDING TECHNIQUES FOR EVERY PAINTER The technique requires a …

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Gaming Burnout Syndrome is Real and How to Solve It

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Are you tired of games or gaming in general? Experiencing gaming fatigue? Gaming burnout or fatigue as it is known is a real issue for any gamer who plays tabletop miniatures games (and even video games). It’s the feeling that you don’t want to play anything related to your gaming hobby. The most common description …

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