Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Making the Most of Your Painting Time


For me, painting is a huge part of my hobby; probably the largest part of it honestly. I love gaming, and all the other aspects of it, but there's just nothing like bringing the models to life through painting them. Sadly, there's only so much time in the day, so how do you fit it all in?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mini of the Week 12-7-17


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How to Hobby When You Can't Hobby


There's a few things in common every hobbyist has; we all love to hobby, whether that's painting or gaming, and we all are short on time to do that. It's the constant struggle greater than Horus vs the Emperor, greater than Archaon vs Sigmar, greater even than Duncan vs a single thick coat of paint. So, what are some ways to overcome this obstacle?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mini of the Week 12-1-17


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Age of Swag-mar


To me, there is nothing more satisfying then rolling up to a game of Warhammer with matching dice, cards, and other accessories for your army. The dice roll better if they match the army, it's a scientifically proven fact. Luckily for us, Games Workshop has been coming out with more and more add ons for each faction.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mini of the Week 11-24-17


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

REVIEW: Cadia Stands


With 8th edition of 40k in full swing, the novels are finally starting to cover the events of the new storyline as it progresses. Cadia Stands is the first full length novel to take place during the events of The Gathering Storm, and focuses in on one of its most pivotal moments, the fall of Cadia itself.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mini of the Week 11-17-17


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Age of Reynolds: An Interview with Josh Reynolds


There have been many terrific stories and books set within the Mortal Realms from several different authors, but none have been as prolific as Josh Reynolds. With five complete AoS novels to his name, and a multitude of novellas and short stories, we have spent more time in the Age of Sigmar with Josh's characters than any other. Today he talks a bit about his three most recent stories, Plague Garden, Spear of Shadows, and Hammerhal.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mini of the Week 11-10-17



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Thursday, November 9, 2017

REVIEW: Hammerhal and Other Stories


The newest release from Black Library for Age of Sigmar was a bit of a surprise, but a really fantastic idea! Hammerhal and Other Stories acts as a great place for anyone new to the Mortal Realms to read a selection of novellas and short stories about AoS, including one brand new novella from the AoS master himself, Josh Reynolds.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mini of the Week 11-3-17


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Colors of War: Painting for Rules


It's been all the buzz in the Age of Sigmar community lately, rules that require you to paint your models a specific way to benefit from certain rules. Some like them, some are indifferent, and a lot are upset about it. So, why include these requirements and why do I think it's a good idea?

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mini of the Week 10-27-17


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

REVIEW: Astra Militarum Codex


The Astra Militarum, or Imperial Guard, are a staple of the 40k universe, and the new edition of the game is no exception. Released with some shiny new rules, including rules for individual regiments, the Guard are back in a big way.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mini of the Week 10-20-17


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

REVIEW: The Eight Lamentations - Spear of Shadows


Josh Reynolds has penned many of the Age of Sigmar novels and has become a bit of a leading figure in the world of AoS narratives. His latest novel, Spear of Shadows, has been anticipated by many since it was first announced, since like City of Secrets before it, it focuses on a non-Stomrcast centric story. It also has Grungni in it, the duardin god! So how does this adventure story fare?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mini of the Week 10-13-17


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017 Michigan GT Wrap Up


Another Michigan GT has come and gone, and I once again took a Death army to the Age of Sigmar tournament, this time of the ghostly variety. This is the first major tournament under the new General's Handbook for me and my Nighthaunts; so five games later, how did they fare?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Mini of the Week 10-6-17


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

REVIEW: Codex Death Guard


The sons of Mortarion have returned to the galaxy to spread Nurgle's gifts with an all new Codex. In their first ever solo Codex, and the first Chaos Legion to get it's own full Codex, period, the Death Guard are back, with some crazy good new models and the same quality lore, artwork, and rules to go along with it!

Monday, October 2, 2017

REVIEW: Shadespire


What is most likely one of the most hotly anticipated releases from Games Workshop this year, Shadespire, is almost here! I was lucky enough to get an early review copy to check out and get a few games in. So what exactly is Shadespire?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Mini of the Week 9-29-17


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Monday, September 25, 2017

REVIEW: Season of War - Firestorm


Games Workshop is about to light off a Firestorm of excitement in the narrative community for Age of Sigmar. See what I did there? eh, eh? This new campaign system in a box really is amazing with the amount it contains in rules, backstory, and physical content.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mini of the Week 9-22-17


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Nighthaunts Under the New General's Handbook


I was lucky enough to have started Nighthaunts almost a year ago because I liked the faction and they were quick to paint, and so I was in the perfect position when they got some awesome Allegiance Abilities. So how do Nighthaunts play under the new General's Handbook?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mini of the Week 9-15-17


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

REVIEW: Dante


Dante by Guy Haley is part of a series of ongoing explorations of well known characters within the Warhammer 40k setting, and I'll admit, I thought it was just going to be a simple bolter filled Space Marine story at first. It's so, so much more than that though and I was blown away by the surprising angles taken to explore the Lord of Angels and the excellent writing.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Importance of Mysterious Terrain


An integral and important part of Age of Sigmar that can often be overlooked, Mysterious Terrain is a fantastic addition to the game. While you may think it just adds more complexity to your games, here are the reasons why I think it should always be used.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mini of the Week 9-8-17


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

QUICK REVIEW: Auction of Blood


I have said it before, and I'll say it again; Josh Reynolds is the master of Age of Sigmar fiction, and he's proved it yet again with the quick read Auction of Blood. Tying into his upcoming Spear of Shadows novel, which I'll be grabbing this weekend, this short does a great job at establishing some serious atmosphere and getting you to care about it's main character in a rather short page count.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Change is Coming...


I can finally talk about it, and there are some exciting changes coming to Mengel Miniatures. So what do we have to look forward to in the future?

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mini of the Week 9-1-17


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 30, 2017

REVIEW: Dark Imperium Novel


The new era of Warhammer 40,000 is here, and with it a new era in the background and fiction for the grimmest and darkest galaxy out there. Dark Imperium by Guy Haley is our first glimpse into this newly evolving storyline, focusing on Roboute Guilliman around 100 years after the launch of the Indomitus Crusade. So how is the thirteenth Primarch dealing with life in the 41st (42nd now?) millennium and the resurgence of Chaos?

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Unofficial Tomb Kings Battletome FAQ


The new General's Handbook is here, and along with it some new and updated compendium scrolls, including for the Tomb Kings! This seemed like the perfect opportunity to release an FAQ on the Unofficial Tomb Kings Battletome and also take a look at some of the new opportunities the compendium updates allow us.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mini of the Week 8-25-17



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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

REVIEW: Warhammer Age of Sigmar Open War Cards


A new addition to the game with the release of the General's Handbook 2017, Open War cards present you with a fun and exciting new way to play. What could a deck of cards possibly bring to Age of Sigmar? Well, a pretty innovative and fun way to approach scenario creation!

Monday, August 21, 2017

REVIEW: General's Handbook 2017


The most anticipated release for Age of Sigmar this year is finally here with the General's Handbook 2017! Promising updates on all three ways to play, new points, and Allegiance Abilities for a whole host of factions, does it deliver on those lofty goals?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mini of the Week 8-18-17


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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


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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


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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.