Tuesday, May 9, 2023

TUTORIAL: Jungle Bases

Basing can add a ton of character to a finished model, from framing the model to setting them in a specific location. Often this just involves some painted sand or texture paint with some static grass on top, but you can take it even farther if you want. That's what I did here with my Seraphon and their jungle bases. Find out how to make your own jungle bases today!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Why You Should Collect and Play: Seraphon

They're aztec dinosaur people riding other dinosaurs, what's not to love about that! What? You wanted a more in depth article than that? I mean, if you're not hooked by that first sentence... Okay, I guess I can go into it more, but, I mean, dinosaur people! So, what makes the Seraphon such a cool army to collect and play? Lets find out! (It's cause of the dinosaur people. Obviously.)

Saturday, April 15, 2023

REVIEW: Arks of Omen - The Lion

The wait is finally over! The final book of the Arks of Omen series, and the much anticipated return of a certain Primarch has finally arrived. The Lion is here, and with him the conclusion of Vashtorr's nefarious scheme. What has he been building to? Where did the Lion come from? How's Dante involved? Let's find out!

Friday, April 7, 2023

REVIEW: Arks of Omen - Farsight

Welcome back to Arks Week here at Mengel Miniatures! With the final book in the series, The Lion, announced, it's time to cover the three books that followed Abaddon. Monday saw angry Ron, and Wednesday we covered the nefarious Vashtorr. Today we take a look at the hero of the T'au Empire, and one of the coolest characters in 40k (in my humble opinion), Commander Farsight! This is the first book to not focus on a Chaos character, and the only one to have a xenos front and center. What does Farsight have to do with Vashtorr's collection of artifacts? Let's find out!

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

REVIEW: Arks of Omen - Vashtorr

Welcome back to Arks Week here at Mengel Miniatures! With the final book in the series, The Lion, announced, it's time to cover the three books that followed Abaddon. Monday saw the angry red giant burst into the scene, and today we take a look at the IT support of the ruinous powers, Vashtorr! What nefarious schemes does this half machine, half demon have in store for the Imperium? What are his plans for the artifacts he's collecting? Let's find out!

Monday, April 3, 2023

REVIEW: Arks of Omen - Angron

Welcome to Arks Week here at Mengel Miniatures! With the final book in the series, The Lion, announced, it's time to cover the three books that followed Abaddon, kicking off today with the angriest of the Arks books, Angron! What has the most violent of the Emperor's sons been up to since his return to the galaxy? Let's find out!

Monday, February 13, 2023

TUTORIAL: Iyanden Wraithguard

Do you like robots? How about yellow space-elf robots? Well then you're in luck, because so do I! I've always had a soft spot for these unfortunate Eldar and with the ease of contrast paints it seemed like the perfect time to tackle them in a step by step painting tutorial!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

What's Old is New Again: The Old World and Movement Trays

It's no secret that The Old World game is coming, and probably sometime in the next year or two at this point. We've even had quite a bit confirmed about it, but there's still a lot of mystery surrounding the return to the world-that-was. A few things we know for sure is that it will be 28mm, so existing armies and models will be compatible, and that it will be on square bases again. With all of the new stuff for AoS though that will seemingly be compatible with the Old World, part of me wonders about how the square bases will be implemented. Join me, on my journey into the speculative for this new game!

Friday, February 3, 2023

Why You Should Collect and Play: Beasts of Chaos

Do you hear the siren call of the bestial wild? Then the Beasts of Chaos might be for you! These true children of Chaos have long been a staple of the Warhammer universe, and in my opinion are one of the coolest looking armies. With a new battletome, updated lore, new rules, and a brand new Beastlord model, now is the perfect time to jump in. I even have a special guest contributor today in the form of the one and only Eat Bray Love to show off his amazing army and talk a bit about what makes the models so cool!

Friday, January 13, 2023

REVIEW: Arks of Omen - Grand Tournament Mission Pack (From an AoS Perspective)

Although I started out this hobby by playing 40k back in the mists of time known as 3rd edition, I've been primarily an AoS player for the last few years. Since 9th edition launched I've been slowly dipping my toe back into gaming on the 40k side and went to my first tournament this past Fall using the Nephilim book. Now a new Grand Tournament Mission Pack is upon us, with changes to how the Matched Play version of the game is played. Instead of a standard review of the book, I'm going to instead look at it through the lens of an AoS player. So, what does the Arks of Omen pack contain?

Saturday, January 7, 2023

REVIEW: Arks of Omen - Abaddon

The latest narrative series of supplements for 40k is here in the form of the Arks of Omen! This will be a series of books, with each on focusing on a different character, starting off with the big bad himself, Abaddon. So what does this book contain within its damned covers and what evils does it portend for the Imperium of Man?

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Gray Matter Gaming Mats and Magnet Trays Review

I'm a big fan of local businesses, so when Gray Matter Gaming, based out of Metro Detroit in Michigan, asked me if I would like to take a look at their battle mats and movement trays I couldn't pass up the opportunity. This company took two staples of modern gaming and put their own spin on them to introduce elements to increase the ease of use by the average gamer. So how do they stack up against the competition?