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13Jun/200

Mordheim – Luthor Wulfenbaum

Late last year, the Mordheim Facebook group surpassed the 10,000th member (and now has reached beyond 13k members) and for that occasion they planned something special.

"They" is a bit unspecific at that point, as Tuomas Pirinen, the author of the Mordheim rule set, took upon to coordinate this idea. And after a huge brainstorming, they decided to go with a special miniature, incl. rules and artwork.

With Artwork by John Wigley (who did part of the original Mordheim Artwork) and miniature design by Owen Matthew Aurelio, the project started, supported by Heresy Lab.

Mordheim - Ye Editor Speaks Mordheim - Luther Wulfenbaum Mordheim - Luther Wulfenbaum

11Jun/200

Frostgrave: A Sword and Sorcery Adventure – Part 5

DRAGOOON! Who hasn't heard that in a fantasy setting before! Dragons belong to the classic fantasy genre like fries to ketchup and coincidentally my daughter has a toy that is just that: a dragon.

Frostgrave - A Sword and Sorcery Adventure

10Jun/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur

For the Realm of Chaos I sorted the miniatures into god-specific warbands. One for each of the four dark gods, covering the chaos champions with the according mark of chaos. But what about the undivided chaos? I thought the Beastmen would be a perfect fit.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

9Jun/200

A miniature Odyssey – Peltastic start

While I was removing moldlines and assembling the first minis, I had the idea to give each troop of my Mortal Gods army a certain theme. Well, that's not that easy, since there were no real uniforms in ancient Greece - everyone brought what they had with them to the battle. But since I'm more the "Rule of Cool" type, I decided to give the first squad of Peltasts a Thracian character, i.e. shields with rather rural looking patterns like cowhides and helmets in Phrygian style.

A miniature Odyssey – Peltastic start A miniature Odyssey – Peltastic start

Unfortunately I noticed after the first model that I only had one Phrygian helmet in the cast and eventually turned them into a few common mercenaries. Although there was no real uniform in ancient times, I will use green tones for the rest of the troop and keep the helmets in silver.

7Jun/201

Weekend Update CW 23/2020

From one short week to the other, welcome to the weekend update.

Earlier this week, I got the info that Heresy Lab did ship out the special Mordheim miniature of Luthor Wulfenbaum. This miniature was produced for the occasion of 10.000 members in the Mordheim group, and everything was coordinated by Tuomas Pirinen.

Heresy Lab - Luther Wulfenbaum Heresy Lab - Luther Wulfenbaum

5Jun/200

A miniature Odyssey – Of Mortal Gods and inspiration

At the beginning of March, the starter box of Mortal Gods found its way to me, which was exactly my thing, as I have a little bit of a thing going for Greek mythology. That' s why now is a good opportunity to make a longer running project out of it, to paint everything up and put some heart into it.

A miniature Odyssey – Of Mortal Gods and inspiration

For projects of this kind I have a few preferences. I like it when I have everything I need to play in one box. Meaning there are two factions in the box, an easy to learn set of rules, game equipment like dice and the likes, terrain and a game field.

4Jun/200

Frostgrave: A Sword and Sorcery Adventure – Part 4

Due to my private commitments, the Frostgrave project has frozen a bit at the moment, but I'm currently trying to pick up the thread again and have changed a few little things on my warband that I simply didn't like.

Frostgrave - A Sword and Sorcery Adventure Frostgrave - A Sword and Sorcery Adventure

The modifications are limited to the visual appearance only. First of all, one of the goons urgently needed a more natural pose. The stretched out arm, which made him look a little bit like a theatre puppet, was cut off and trimmed in such a way that I was able to reattach it in a slightly bent position. This gave the model the impression of a more tense posture and it now really looks as if he would take a swing with the club.

3Jun/200

A trip down memory lane … first time to Warhammer World

Easter Sunday, April 4th 1999, was the first time for me to be at Warhammer World. Visiting the museum and store at the "new" (back then it was) Games Workshop headquarter in Lenton, where they are located until today.

But how did I, a merely 15 year old lad from the west of Germany get to the British midlands? My father took us for a trip to England, doing some groundhopping in and around London, and was looking forward to pay a visit to Nottingham, a city that took to him, when he was there a few years earlier, for the UEFA quarter finals second leg with Bayern Munich against Nottingham Forest. And what a happy coincedence, that there was more to Nottingham than just football. Today it is the other way around, when I'm at Nottingham, I usually drop by the stadium City Ground and bring something back with me for him.

While cleaning up and taking stock of my collection, I stumbled upon the tickets for the museum from that day, and would like to take you with me to a trip down memory lane. There were two types of tickets, one for the gamers which cost a few pounds and the ones for the "squigherders" (that was at least the name, the tickets had at Games Days for the parental chaperon) that were free, for those who accompanied the juveniles.

Games Workshop - Warhammer World Ticket

29May/200

Journey of the Maulers: Fans for fans

Since the beginning of the Journey of the Maulers series, which now consists of 23 articles, I have decided to paint fans for the team. After I had painted the Maulers completely, I wanted to be able to put one more fan on the bleachers for each game I played. As a small "thank you" to all who tested the Wanderleague approach with me.

Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

24May/200

Weekend Update CW 21/2020 – Oldhammer, mexican food and equipment

Prolonged weekend over ascension thursday / fathers day!

Cutting Matt Warlord Games - Gaming Matt Open Sea Hagen Miniatures - Black Seas & Cruel Seas Items

Working from home continues and my "office" is more of a studio than an office-in-home, so I work where I usually do my reviews and such. The notebook took a toll on the cutting mat and the exposure to the heat made it warp quite a bit. Therefore I replaced it with a new one and added a smaller A3 one on top. But will switch back on monday, when the regular work week continues.

And finally my Warlord order arrived, including my new open sea gaming mat, that I want to use with Cruel Seas and Black Seas. Along with the ships by Hagen Miniatures, I am looking forward to put the naval week(s) on here.