Wednesday, August 16, 2017

INTERVIEW: Brandon from GMM Studios


There are many hobby heroes out there in the community, but I don't think any of them are anywhere as prolific as Brandon from GMM studios. You may have seen his work around before without realizing it, but he does all of those extremely well painted armies that boggle the mind with their size. Not only are the armies massive and very well done, but the display boards and photography are amazing as well. Today I have an interview with this miniature mastermind as we talk about his recently completed Stormcast army, commission work, massive displays, and more!

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Beauty of Battalions


Everyone who plays Age of Sigmar is aware of Warscroll Battalions and the many benefits they offer in the game. They offer much more than just that though, and I was very excited to see their inclusion in the game system. So, what do I think are some of the best benefits of Battalions?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mini of the Week 8-11-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

REVIEW: Space Marines Codex


There's a new edition of Warhammer 40,000, and that of course means a new Space Marine Codex to coincide with it. This version packs much more of a wallop though with the advancing storyline and the brand new Primaris Marines. So what does the newest tome for the Adpetus Astrates hold?

Monday, August 7, 2017

REVIEW: The Crimson King


The long awaited follow up to A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill is finally here with The Crimson King! Bridging the gap between Prospero and how the Thousand Sons end up on Terra, this book takes us on a mystical and exciting journey through the Warp as Ahriman attempts to reunite the fragmented shards of his father's soul.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Mini of the Week 8-4-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

INTERVIEW: Tony from Warscroll Builder


Today I have a special interview with Tony P. of Warscroll Builder fame. This website has been a hugely important part in the initial and continued growth of the hobby, so much so that GW themselves reached out to him and integrated it into their own Community site! Tony talks to us a bit about his hobby, the origins of the site, and more.

Monday, July 31, 2017

REVIEW: Shattered Shard by The Immortal Realms


The Immortal Realms was kind enough to send me one of their upcoming Shattered Shards terrain pieces the other day. These things just scream high fantasy to me, and luckily they are extremely easy to put together and paint and look great on the table.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mini of the Week 7-28-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How To Structure Building an Army


There are a ton of different way to go about building up your newest army for Age of Sigmar or Warhammer 40,000, from collecting what you like best to setting yourself a hard deadline for an event or tournament. All of these are valid ways to go about it, and each suits different people and situations. Today I thought I would go over a few of these and the pros and cons of each.

Monday, July 24, 2017

TUTORIAL "CLASSIC": Imperial Fists


With the new Warhammer 40,000 in full swing and a plethora of Primaris Marines getting shown off online I figured this was the perfect time to revisit one of the most viewed articles on Mengel Miniatures, my Heresy-Era Imperial Fists Marine painting tutorial. Though this model is fighting in distant past of the Imperium, this guide is also perfect for the new Primaris Marines of the 41st millennium.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Mini of the Week 7-21-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

REVIEW: Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 Magazine


Just like Age of Sigmar before it, the new Warhammer 40,000 got a Getting Started magazine to act as the perfect entry point for anyone curious about the game. So, what's inside and how does it compare to the Age of Sigmar one from last summer?

Monday, July 17, 2017

REVIEW: Path to Glory


The General's Handbook last year introduced us to a brand new Narrative way to play, Path to Glory, and this year it gets its very own book as it's expanded out to cover every faction. So what exactly is covered in this 88 page expansion to Age of Sigmar?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mini of the Week 7-13-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

REVIEW: Plague Garden


Josh Reynolds returns to AoS in style with Plague Garden which sees Gardus plunge headlong into Nurgle's realm once again, but this time in pursuit of his friend and Lord-Castellant, Lorrus Grymn. Can the Hallowed Knights prevail in the domains of the Chaos gods themselves?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Matched Play Battle Report: Destruction vs Nighthaunts


Having recently finished assembling the second half of my Nighthaunt army I was eager to get a full 2,000 point game in with them. I also plan on taking this army to a few tournaments over the next year, so I wanted to see how it would do in a hardcore setting. Luckily for me Brad, aka Rhellion on Twitter, is in my local gaming group and is known to run pretty tough lists. In fact, I haven't won a game against him yet; could my Nighthaunts clinch the win though?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Mini of the Week 7-7-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

REVIEW: The Master of Mankind


If there was ever one book from the Horus Heresy series that people have been waiting for, it was a book about the Emperor. While The Master of Mankind delivers on this by giving us some of the closest and most personal looks at this larger than life character, it also gives us so much more, with a rich cast of supporting characters and peeks into other elusive aspects of the setting, including hints and twists that tie in more closely with the 41st millennium than the 31st.

Monday, July 3, 2017

REVIEW: Scions of Elysia


One of the very entertaining audio dramas from Black Library, Scions of Elysia by Chris Dow focuses on the Elysian Drop Troops, but the story has a unique twist that puts a fresh spin on what otherwise could have been a very by the books tale.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-30-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SHOWCASE: An "Orkgor" Tells No Jokes


There are armies with a few conversions and a slight theme running throughout, then there are armies like Oscar's Orkgors. The idea behind it is great, but most importantly, the execution of it is on point. To me, these look like they could be official Games Workshop models, they work so well. Take a look at the ever growing orkgor horde and try and tell me you don't feel the hand of Gork (or possible Mork) involved.

Monday, June 26, 2017

GALLERY: The Art of the Unofficial Tomb Kings Battletome


The Unofficial Tomb Kings Battletome that I released several months ago had a ton of awesome original artwork in it. Though you can see all of it in the Battletome itself, I thought I would take the opportunity to showcase the artwork on its own as well talk to each of the artists a little bit about their work and Warhammer in general.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-23-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

OVERVIEW: Coalescence - The Endless Deserts


Coalescence, the global one day narrative event for Age of Sigmar, has come and gone and it was a tremendous success! Locally I ran my own event, set in the Endless Deserts of course. With 10 players fighting for our Keystone Shard, the Eye of Ptra, it was a super fun day with plenty of stories to tell from all of our games.

Monday, June 19, 2017

TUTORIAL: Sons of Dorn Primaris Marine


When I first saw the new Primaris Marines I went through a few different ideas of how I would paint them, Ultramarines, Flesh Tearers, Crimson Fists; but in the end I decided this was the perfect opportunity to resurrect my own chapter from more than 10 years ago, the Sons of Dorn.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-16-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

REVEIW: The Warhammer 40,000 Indexes


Largely equivalent to the Grand Alliance books for AoS, the new 40k released a series of five Indexes to cover all of the rules for every existing army and currently in production model for the system on day of launch. So what exactly do these books cover and how much do they have for each faction?

Monday, June 12, 2017

REVIEW: The New Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook


I was lucky enough to get a review copy of the Dark Imperium boxset, which comes with the same full, hardcover rulebook for 40k that you can buy separately. Not only have the rules been radically revised, but the background of the setting is moving forward in a big way for the first time in over a decade. So, let's crack it open and take a look inside!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-9-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

REVIEW: Vaults of Terra - The Carrion Throne


I'm a big fan of Inquisition books, you can blame the Eisenhorn and Ravenor series for that, and when I saw this new book coming out by Chris Wraight I knew I wanted to read it right away. Exploring the Inquisition allows authors to bring to life all of the day to day smaller stuff about the Imperium that we know is there but often gets overlooked in giant war novels. This one even takes place on Terra itself at the close of the 41st millennium, giving us our first in depth look at the throne world. So, does The Carrion Throne live up to the reputation set by its predecessors?

Monday, June 5, 2017

REVIEW: Dark Imperium Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set


It's been teased for months now, and finally the new Warhammer 40,000 starter set is here! Dark Imperium brings you the new rules for the latest edition of 40k along with two amazing looking armies, one of which is brand new to the 40k setting. There's so much packed into this box, so let's take a look at everything you get.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mini of the Week 6-2-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GALLERY: Kharadron Overlords Arkanaut Frigate


The centerpieces of any Kharadron Overlords army are the Skyvessles. These models are awesome looking and something we haven't seen in Age of Sigmar before. To round out my first batch of Overlords I knew I had to paint one of these up, so the Frigate Death Breaker adds its might to my skyport of Barak-Mor.

Monday, May 29, 2017

REVIEW: Echoes of Revelation Audio Drama


The latest audio drama in the Horus Heresy series actually comprises of three separate stories, all focusing on either wrapping up loose story ends or moving the overall story closer to its end on Terra. With contributions from Chris Wraight, Gav Thorpe, and Dan Abnett, Echoes of Revelation promises a lot, but does it deliver?

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mini of the Week 5-26-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

REVIEW: Warhammer Age of Sigmar Skirmish


The Age of Skirmish is upon us with the release of the Age of Sigmar Skirmish supplement. A rather simple addition, it adds a fantastic new way to play the game using all of your existing rules and models, as well as a bit of new background lore on the mysterious city of Shadespire. Let's take a look at what's between the covers!

Monday, May 22, 2017

REVIEW: Cult of the Warmason


Genestealer Cults have always interested me. There is something about them that just feels very unique to 40k, and at the same time very different to a lot of the other factions. When I saw a book featuring both them and the Sisters of Battle from C.L. Werner I knew it was going to be my next read. So how do the Cults fare in one of their few literary outings?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mini of the Week 5-19-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GALLERY: Astral Claws Space Marine Army


The Badab War has always fascinated me, and when Forge World released their books I started collecting an Astral Claws army. It was always a slow burn project and several years later I still haven't gotten a very larger force. With the new 40k fast approaching I decided I wanted a new army and got rid of my Astral Claws, but not before taking a last set of pictures of my boys in silver.

Monday, May 15, 2017

REVIEW: Magnus the Red - Master of Prospero


I am a huge fan of the novel A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeil, so I was definitely excited to see him take back up the reins of the big red giant with this installment in the Primarch series. Taking us back to a time before the Heresy erupted and all was still good amongst the legions, Magnus the Red: Master of Prospero allows us to delve a little deeper into the mystical Primarch and his sons when they were all still getting to know each other.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mini of the Week 5-12-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GALLERY: The Cult of Slaanesh by Elfhead


Today I have a special guest post by Elfhead of the TGA Community as he shows off his fantastically converted and painted Cult of Slaanesh warband. This army bridges the gap from The End Times to AoS spectacularly, and every single model is a unique character in their own right. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!

Monday, May 8, 2017

REVIEW: Warlord - Fury of the God-Machine


I've always been a sucker for Titans. Ever since I read Titanicus back in the day I just fell in love with Titan stories and Warlord: Fury of the God Machine by David Annandale carries on that megalithic torch with a vengeance.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mini of the Week 5-5-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

GALLERY: Aetheric-Navigator of Barak-Mor


With my Arkanauts done it was time to add a hero to lead them, and luckily an Aetheric-Navigator was on hand to take command. This burly duardin was a ton of fun to paint, and fairly quick and easy too!

Monday, May 1, 2017

REVIEW: Scythes of the Emperor - Daedalus


Laurie Goulding returns to the Scythes of the Emperor with another short story, this time as an audio drama. Having moved on from the disaster at the Giant's Coffin, the Scythes are looking to rebuild their fractured chapter. When a splinter of Hive Fleet Kraken happens to attack a world that is currently housing some of their precious gene-seed it is up to a small strike force to retrieve the cargo and its accompanying Apothecary. Can they slip past the tendrils of the Tyranids unscathed?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mini of the Week 4-28-17


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Unofficial Tombs Kings Battletome Contest Winner!


A month ago I released the Unofficial Tomb Kings Battletome for Age of Sigmar, and to celebrate it I launched a competition to win a printed copy of the book. Many entries later and a winner has been chosen. Check out all of the entries, plus the winning army, and enjoy the awesome Tomb Kings hobby!

Monday, April 24, 2017

TUTORIAL: Kharadron Overlords of Barak-Mor


When I started painting my Arkanauts I knew I wanted a unique scheme that looked great on the table, but was fairly quick to paint. After a test model I had my colors sorted and painted the whole unit at once. Hopefully this step by step guide helps you out, even if you don't want your Overlord to come from Barak-Mor.