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Friday, 30 December 2016

What is the Generals Handbook and why you need it

They had to break the game to remake it

It took a while for Games Workshop to release a general rule book for Age of Sigmar. But when they did we got a whopper of a book.

This book is a necessity for AOS players. AOS works really well with story driven narrative games.
The big thing when AOS came out was that GW did a brave thing in removing points from the game. The game went from having an massive ruleset that can be difficult for beginners to a 4 page booklet.
It took a couple of months for GW to release this book. And it was as if they released the new game to let us decide how it should be played. Is that brave or dumb?

They had to break the game to remake it and the they developed the Generals Handbook with the help of Dan Heelan and Wayne Kemp from the HeelanHammer podcast, Russ Veal from Facehammer and Ben Curry from the Bad Dice podcast.

The book has 3 ways to play the game Open play
                                                              Narrative play &
                                                              Matched play

Open play is bring anything you want. bring any amount of units, uneven armies or just arrange something with your appointment. There is rules for more than 2 player games and Triumph and treachery games

Narrative play is your story driven aspect. This has 4 battle plans, themed armies and even has 2 recreated battles. It has multiple ways to run a campaign: Path to glory, map campaign,tree campaign and a matrix campaign

Matched play is your points. It has points for all units for each army and even the recent discontinued armies and units. Is has tournament layouts and pitched battle for matched play games and ladder campaign rule.

The last thing it has in the book is new battle traits, command traits and artifacts for each alliance. This is a great addition and gives you more choice for your army.

Overall this book is a necessity for Age of Sigmar gaming. It gives you multiple ways to pay and explore the game. It encourages you to try different ways of playing and not just straight forward pitched battle. Ony thing that needs to be improved is the path to glory campaign. I was hoping for a more of a skirmish type of build with it but it was more of starting a small army and just add units onto it.
  
Its a great book and there is supposedly another updated on coming out next year. But it's at cheap affordable price and still worth getting.

I have a video up about it on my YouTube channel so you can check that out as well







Thursday, 15 December 2016

Mordheim City of the Damned #1


Just recently bought Mordheim City of the damned for the PS4. I was waiting for this to finally a release on it. Mordheim was before my time but i always liked it especially the skaven!

This is the first mission i attempt with my skaven clan so hopefully i don't do to bad


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Blood Bowl 2: Skaven Vs Chaos season 2 Game 1


Its finally here! The second season of Blood Bowl 2 with my team Clan Skurvy! It seemed last season all we could get was draws and had no chance of getting promoted but this is gonna be our season!

The first game of the season is against our rivals from last season are the chaos team Unstoppable Mashers. These guys are really strong physically and they caused some injuries on us before but we are want to start this season with a win


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Unboxing Skavenblight Scramblers


Do you know how hard it was to get my hands on this box?! It was out of stock almost immediately after it had gone up on the GW website. I have been swamped with so much college work the box has been sitting on my desk for a week but now i finally got time to go through it. Im so happy to see Blood Bowl back especially seeing a skaven team getting released the same time as the starter set. And this box easily can be used an for Age of Sigmar army

Friday, 9 December 2016

Ebay Loot: Old School Skaven & more

Im always searching through Ebay trying to find a good deal. It usually takes a while but i do find good deals. This time i got some old school Skaven models for around €8 inc delivery which was pretty good. i also got some bits from a trade that i wanted to show off too.
(PS if you sell wargaming stuff on ebay and are one of the guys making money off the postage fuck you asshole)

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Does less hobby mean better hobby? Balancing the Hobby, College and Life

#CollegeHasKeptMeSoBusyIHaveNoHobbyTimeAndIAmLoosingMyHobbyPowers


Honestly that hashtag is true! Damn you college for trying to better me and helping me!

Oh hobby desk i miss thee
Seriously though i have hardly got any hobby done since i started college 3 months ago. Im lucky to get out to the hobby shed on the weekends if i can. There is no way i can start doing hobby over college work but at least i'm enjoying college. I'm studying Visual Communications and Design so it's a mix of digital media, art and art history.

So how has this time away from the hobby affected me?

Ever hear the saying absence makes the heart grow fonder? Im itching to get some hobby done now! For a while i wouldn't say getting fed up with the hobby but but maybe struggling to get motivated. But now i'm counting down the days until my christmas holidays! I think having time away from it is what everyone needs to rejuvenate the hobby juices. 

Now that i have a limited time to get some hobby done it makes me make the best of the time i have. The one thing i am now is more organized at projects. A few months ago i'd be stopping and starting projects all the time but now with my limited time i only have about 3 projects on the go. I always keep a notebook in my college bag now for any ideas i come up with. And we have been using mind maps for projects and i want to start doing that for warhammer projects now as well to help flesh out ideas.

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It actually took me going college to start writing down my ideas. anf get organized but it works. When looking at the notebook i had forgotten about Daemon Prince/Verminlord conversion idea. Im hoping after a few months i will have this notebook full of different ideas to pick from. 
Now this is all in theory still. Im itching to start working on stuff now but when i get my christmas break i'm probably going to do fuck all for a few days and laze around the house. But for now the plan is to get the college work done until the 16th then blow the dust off my brushes and get cracking.
College work and life stuff has to be the top priority. But i think the college work is helping me with the hobby also. Especially design because it help with thumbnail ideas and the colour theory in art really helps.

Keep an eye on here over christmas fingers crossed i will have post flying out! :-)








How to remove minor parts of paint from your model

"Hey i did a pretty good job on this model...(turns model around)......Aw shit that part looks like crap compared to the rest of it!" - Spunge Murphy, every time he paints a model.

If that hasn't happened to you at least once then you haven't been painting long enough. This happened to me a good few times and mostly i can paint over it straight away. But then you get times when there is to much paint on it already to put more on it so what can you do?

Usually it's a small part like a gun, sword or a head that's need to be redone and there is an easy way to remove the paint without having to striping the whole model.

Hope this helps