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9Jul/200

Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar

About a year ago, I've shown you Munchkin Warhammer 40,000. The licensing deal with Steve Jackson Games does not only covering the grim dark sci-fi setting of the Games Workshop brand, but Warhammer Age of Sigmar as well, and so in November of 2019 the fantasy counterpart of Munchkin Warhammer was released, first in English and just last month as a localised German version of Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar by Pegasus Spiele.

Pegasus Spiele - Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar Pegasus Spiele - Munchkin Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Munchkin started out in 2001 (almost 20 years ago!) as a not so serious card game, where you as the publishers say: Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Your goal is to reach level 10 before anybody else, by exploring dungeons, killing mobs, looting them, and using the loot to kill bigger mobs to proceed faster. All that in a world with a lot of tongue in cheek humour, parodising well known elements of fantasy worlds and role playing games.

8Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part IV

Just a brief heads up and life sign that I am not slacking off and waiting for the deadline to give me further motivation. It is day 8 of the summer project and 23 days to go until I have to have my block completed.

I started out with the black primer as mentioned in the last part of the coverage (Hooves and Fur Part III), and my first learning from this is, that I'll dust the other miniatures on top of the black primer or at least give them a light grey / white drybrush, to give me some orientation. It's been a while since my last painting batch and depending on the models you are working on, this helps to bring out some of the details.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

The first step was to fill in some of the base colours, so far I did the following.

7Jul/200

Frostgrave – More Characters from Felstadt and the Lost Islands

So we have build quite a couple of Frostgrave kits over the last few weeks, and we have a lot of spare bits to toy around with. As did Dino with his Sword & Sorcery adventure. So let's see.

This is just what's left from both first wizards sprues and added a crewmen and a soldier sprue, as a base.

Frostgrave - More Characters Frostgrave - More Characters

6Jul/200

A miniature Odyssey – Our arrows…

…will bloat out the sun!!! The first half of the first block is done. I have to say that the whole thing turned out to be more difficult than expected. The first step was still relatively easy, the skeletons were completely washed with Sepia, and partially with Devlan Mud and Black.

After that I tried to emphasize some of the accents with Bone again and then with White. But here I already got to the first hurdle - I just can't paint the same thing for so long and so I had to split the first block earlier than I thought.

A miniature Odyssey – Our arrows... A miniature Odyssey – Our arrows...

5Jul/200

Weekend Update CW 27/2020 – Summer projects, HANS and large terrain

This week the summer project on TabletopWelt began, and we participate with 4 projects. Mostly because Dino motivated us to do so. Even I managed to get some paint on my beastmen, but only a bit, as my week was quite packed, more on that later.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

Dino registered his Mortal Gods projects for the summer project, Swarley went with BlitzBowl and Gregor with Azande!

3Jul/200

HANS! Number 5 is alive

Late last year I participated in HANS! the traveling wargaming treasure chest, and another one was sent on its way in June, just to arrive on wednesday at my door step.

DHL didn't do the best job this week, after destroying a package and losing its content from Nuremberg to me, that was one bad experience and now taking over a week to ship HANS! about 280 km within Germany, wasn't that great either. But thankfully HANS arrived in good shape.

As I wasn't keen on picking this one up at the post office, I took care to accept HANS in person and as they have the tendency to drop by while the little on sleeps, I have mastered the art of catching them before ringing the door bell. And there he was, in all his packed glory.

HANS! arrives 

With all the shows and events being cancelled this year, and my last contact with wargaming person being my visit to Warhammer World in january, I was really really looking forward to do some digging through the boxes.

1Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part III

The kick off of the summer project and we got everything we need. A deadline, prepared miniatures, a manageable scope and peer-pressure. This is what we've waited for. This is it boys, this is war! Each month beginning from today, I have to paint six miniatures reach my goal. So I split the models into three groups.

I did the basing and as mentioned in the first article, used different sizes. So far the regular ones went on 25mm round bases, the heroes on 32mm and the minotaur on a 40mm round. After that, I took care of the gaps in the bases with grey stuff from P3 and added some smaller pebbles on the larger bases.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

1Jul/200

A miniature Odyssey – Start of the Summer Project

Finally I can start with the summer project of the TabletopWelt board and paint my army of Hades! Although I'm not sure yet if this is a good or a bad thing, because, as I already mentioned a few times, I have to paint 18 miniatures in three months, which I usually don't even manage in a year.

So there's this bunch of skeletons and I have to commit to the first of three blocks. I think it will be best to start with the archers, because they also contain the most non-metallic colors - the arrows, the quiver and the bow.

A miniature Odyssey - Start of the Summer Project

30Jun/200

White Dwarf #453 April 2020

While some of you may already the #454 issue, the April issue of White Dwarf arrived here last week. Due to the corona post hick-ups my subscription copy was lost, but the Games Workshop customer service took care of it, and send a replacement on its way.

Therefore we have the regular cover of White Dwarf #453 April 2020 (yet the month stated has to be taken rather loosely, as Grombrindal explains over here).

White Dwarf - 453 April 2020 White Dwarf - 453 April 2020

29Jun/200

A miniature Odyssey – Zombies?

While I was sitting brooding over the skeletons, I must have unconsciously grabbed a Mantic zombie and modified it with parts from the frame of the Victrix Peltasts. I probably played way too much Titan Quest over the years and now I think zombies would fit well into the Mortal Gods setting.

A miniature Odyssey – Zombies?