Friday, October 20, 2017

Mini of the Week 10-20-17


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, 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


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, 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


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, 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


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.

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


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.

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


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, 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


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, 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


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 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.