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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

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

30May/200

Weekend Update CW 22/2020

Another prolonged weekend ahead. It's whitsun and that means a holiday on monday. Traditionally a weekend with a lots of festivals, like Rock am Ring, will be a lot less crowded.

As I am still re-sorting the bunker, this week was a bit slow on the articles, I covered the first of the re-shoots with the boba-fett style bountyhunter for Inq28, and Dino continues the Journey of the Maulers with an article on the fans.

The Mundalorian Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

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

26May/201

INQ28 – The Mundalorian

I have built and painted this one in 2009, and decided it is time to new pictures. The bounty hunter "Boba" was created for the Inq28 project.

Inq28 - Bounty Hunter Inq28 - Bounty Hunter Inq28 - Bounty Hunter

20May/200

Oldhammer – Spotting and identifying Recasts

While you're looking for old miniatures on eBay and trading groups the risk of a recast is rather minimal, at least while looking for regular rank & file units in the one-digit value area. Some miniatures tend to be rare and very sought-after, creating prices for a single 28mm miniature of 30 EUR, 50 EUR or in some cases even beyond that on the second hand market. This demand and willingness to pay such prices, creates the interest of mischievous parties to cash in on this situation.

As I am doing the occassional coverage on Oldhammer projects, mostly 40k second edition so far, with a bit of Realm of Chaos, my personal risk is minimal. I bought a lot of the miniatures that are now valued either NIB or second hand from trusted sources. But when I added the Legion of the Damned to my Space Marine lot, of course I thought about Veteran Sergeant Centurius. The model was only available for a brief moment in / around 1996, for the opening of the 100th store in the UK. I am not sure about re-release in the US or Europe for similar events. But the miniature is rare and a real one, ideally NIB, easily makes you 50 to 70 EUR the right time. So I waited and watched the market space and eBay from time to time. I was a bit surprised that the prices dropped below 50 GBP.

Oldhammer - Legion of the Damned Centurius eBay

15May/200

Journey of the Maulers: Third game in the wander league

"Ooooh man Jim, did that have to happen right now?"

"Even Nurgle can't help it if his sneeze knocks out the big leagues for a while."

"But how are we gonna enjoy a little Blood Bowl?"

"How about we watch a game of budding amateurs instead?

"Yeah, that's a good idea, Jim! Those morons don't know how to do anything - at least that should provide some entertainment!"

In the Maulers' third game of the season, Denis was my opponent, who is also known as Baumling in the forum Tabletowelt.de. We know each other for quite a while now and so it's not surprising that the game had a certain build up. For a while I called his Norseteam soft elves and so I guess I got what I deserved in this game. Denis challenged me - with an Elf Union team!

Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

5May/200

The Hobbit – Lake Town House

We started into 2020 with a few articles on Middle Earth terrain, beginning with the Rohan House, and due to the positiv feedback on the overall coverage, I've decided to extend the series and take a look at the Lake Town House as well.

Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House

The Lake Town house is a plastic terrain kit in 28mm scale and as such worth a look, not just for players of the Middle Earth games but far beyond. So let's see what is in the box.

3May/200

Weekend Update CW 18/2020

It's a prolonged weekend this week in Germany, with friday being labour day. A small lot of Dark Elves arrived, to go with my Realm of Chaos project, we had a go at the last missing piece of my Wild West collection and had another Frostgrave review this week.

Warhammer Fantasy - Dark Elves Boot Hill Miniatures Frostgrave - Cultists

9Apr/200

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave – Hrothgorn’s Mantrappers

Following up on the Wurmspat, we have the second Beastgrave warband for this week. This time from the Ogor Mawtribes, Hrothgorn's Mantrappers.

Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - Hrothgorn's Mantrappers Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave - Hrothgorn's Mantrappers

Hrothgorn's Mantrappers and the Wurmspat are the penultimate warband wave for the Beastgrave season. With the introduction of Beastgrave, the price tag went up a bit from 22.50 EUR to 25 EUR. This warband covers 6 models, Hrothgorn the Ogor himself, four gnoblars on three bases, a trap and frost sabre. The models are spread across two grey-blue sprues, along with a card deck and assembly instructions. It seems that with Beastgrave the sprues aren't offered anymore as kits without the underworlds content, the warband boxes are listed among the entries of each army.