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Why Do You Paint Miniatures? It’s REALLY Not What You Think

Why Paint Miniatures? My Answer May Surprise You

Have you ever had this question asked? “Why do you paint miniatures?“ I’ve had this question asked to me many times by many people. It’s a profound question at its core. For many hobbyists, it’s a question that comes up over and over again. Why paint? Why build or make things? The answers are always …

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Casual Vs. Competitive Miniature Gamer? Target Audience Matters

Are you a casual tabletop or miniature game player, or are you competitive?

This is a great article that examines the ups and downs of the marketing strategy of a huge game company (i.e., Wizards’ of the Coast, maker of the Magic The Gathering collectable card game), as it relates to the two types of players out there: casual and competitive players.

I highly-recommend this read (link here or below) to anyone who enjoys a bit of perspective into the mechanics of game design, marketing, and sales.

Emergence – Winter Gaming

Apologies to my loyal readers! I’ve been very busy and pre-occupied with non-gaming life; with the year ending, I’ve been catching up on many work and home-related things. Since I still have things to do today, including an incoming family gathering, I’ll summarize. On December 22nd, on a blustery winter day, at Clockwork Comics, Orange, …

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A Few More Inches….. (Reznik vs Kaya – 35 pt Battle Report)

Here’s a game filled with adversity, yet filled with courage. Reznik– Crusader|Vanquisher|Repenter|Vessel of Judgement|Vassal Mechanik|Wracks|min Choir|Knights Errants|Covenant of Menoth|Gorman DeWulfe (played by Andrew) Kaya the Moonhunter & Laris – Winter Argus|Warpwolf Stalker|Feral Warpwolf|Argus|Druid Wilder|Shifting Stones|Stone Keeper|Gorax (played by Shane) As a killbox scenario, I allow my opponent to go first. I want to see how …

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Saturday Afternoon Gaming – 25 pt Reznik Menoth vs. Phinneus Shae Mercenaries

Battle Report (25 pt) – Non-league game (with journeyman league Week-4 army restrictions) Reznik – Crusader|Vanquisher|Repenter|Reclaimer|min Choir|Knights Exemplar|Covenant of Menoth|Gorman DeWulfe (played by Andrew) Phinneus Shae – Buccaneer|Mariner|Freebooter| Sea Dog Crew full unit|Lord Rockbottom|Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile (played by Dan) In this game, I learned a lot about how important decent dice rolls can make …

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Battle Report (Menoth Reznik Vs. Minions Lord Carver)

Battle Report (25 pt army) – Journeyman League Week-4 Reznik– Crusader|Vanquisher|Repenter|Reclaimer|min Choir|Knights Exemplar|Covenant of Menoth|Gorman DeWulfe (played by Andrew) Lord Carver – Gun Boar 2x|War Hog|Farrow Brigands full unit| Targ|Farrow Razorback Crew (played by Eric) I’m not that good at tracking battle reports (yet), so my pictures don’t align at all to the game. Most …

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At the Journeyman League

I’m in the midst of a Journeyman League. I must say that I’m having a great time playing in our local Warmachine/Hordes community. Tonight I played three excellent games. All fun, despite all the heart-wrenching moments….Ugh. Warmachine/Hordes can be an unforgiving game. You might as well raise the white flag after one negligent activation, or …

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