In this miniature hobby-world, there are three kinds of people: 1. People who want to paint, and even enjoy it, but don’t have the entire skill set to achieve their […]
It’s an interesting topic to talk about. I know many us, me included, drink coffee on a daily basis. We drink it for many reasons. Some like the taste, others […]
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.
Great tutorial on basing miniatures with do-it-yourself materials. Ancient ruin themed bases work with so many tabletop themed armies and models that this should be helpful for many of you […]
A recurrent topic that I hear locally and through the social media grapevine, is the inverted success and struggle between these two game systems: Privateer Press’ Warmachine (3rd edition, aka […]
I love a good challenge. I love to paint. So, when I received a painting commission request for 320 termagants/hormagaunts (Tyranid army by GW) I immediately accepted! Why not? A painting […]
“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” –Oliver […]
I have a large collection of models that I’ve painted. Too numerous for me to count. The ultimate driving force that motivates me to paint is discovery. Whenever I feel my toes […]
Last night, I played an awesome game against my buddy Armando. Kreoss2 versus his mercenaries…. didn’t really matter what lists we were playing. It came down to the last few […]
We all know that tabletop gaming is a lesser well known sub-culture within our society, and while historical wargaming as a hobby has been around decades and seemingly enjoyed by […]
As a Press Ganger, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to run a successful event. I feel that every time I organize a league, I get better at finding ways to improve the experience for the players. I think I’ve come to a comfortable place now where I understand the mechanics of what works and what doesn’t, […]
One night I decided to paint my third Crusader heavy warjack. You never know when you might need another one of these beat-sticks. The Harbinger’s tier 4 theme list comes […]
I found this compilation of tips/advice from the Privateer Press forums. It provides a really good overview of how those brilliant studio models are painted. How to seal metallics so that they stay brilliant: Quentin The figures are sealed with a standard “dull-coat.” I personally love the way sealant dulls the metallics, but I also really like the look of […]
Burn out. The feeling of not wanting anything to do with playing the tabletop war game. It’s a difficult experience to describe, but is likened to the sensation of apathy, […]
I’ve had a busy week, but it’s not an excuse to avoid writing a small blurb on a great hobby! In between painting commissions, I try to experiment with different […]
This post is in regards to the upcoming Journeyman League I’ll be organizing this September. This post doesn’t apply to everyone, so take it with a grain of salt. It’s an […]