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29Apr/220

HANS VII – Return of the traveling tabletop box

It is that time of the year again! Hans! Returns once more to my door step. And it is the 7th time, that is on its journey.

HANS VII - Return of the traveling tabletop box

I've written about HANS! in the last years, so you can see what came around in 2019 with one of the first HANS that I participated, in 2020 with HANS V! and last years 2021 and sixth tour prior to leaving TTW.

15Apr/220

Warhammer 40,000 – Battlezone: Fronteris – STC Hab-Bunker and Stockades

Let's look into the final plastic kit of the Nachmund bundle, the Fronteris STC Hab-Bunker and Stockades.

Warhammer 40,000 - Battlezone: Fronteris – STC Hab-Bunker and Stockades

With a price tag of 65 EUR or 50 GBP (~60 EUR) it is the most expensive of the three "new" (the STC Hab-Bunker is a re-release from the Sector Fronteris) plastic kits from the extended Fronteris range. Like the others, the Hab-Bunker and Stockades don't cover the rules for Warhammer 40,000 with the instructions, but the terrain traits and additional Narrative Play abilities are part of the War Zone Nachmund: Vigilus Alone campaign supplement that is available separately for 42,50 EUR.

15Apr/220

Warhammer 40,000 – Battlezone: Fronteris – Battlefield

The final piece from the Nachmund bundle is the Fronteris Battlefield for Warhammer 40,000.

Warhammer 40,000 - Battlezone: Fronteris – Battlefield

At a price of 45 EUR or 35 GBP (~42 EUR) RRP, you receive two double sided battlefields made from card board. Each is measuring 30" by 22.4" (76cm x 56.8cm) and 1.5mm thick. These are the new measurements for Warhammer 40,000 games, not the classic 4 by 6 feet anymore.

13Apr/220

Warhammer 40,000 – Battlezone: Fronteris – Vox-Antenna and Auspex Shrine

Next individual review from the Nachmund bundle is the Vox-Antenna and Auspex Shrine.

Warhammer 40,000 - Battlezone: Fronteris – Vox-Antenna and Auspex Shrine

Like the Fronteris Landing Pad, this is a 28mm scale terrain set has a RRP of 55 EUR or 42,50 GBP (~51 EUR). It covers two large sprues, each covering one of the items shown on the packaging. The assembly instructions don't cover a data sheet for the Vox-Antenna or Auspex Shrine, those rules (suggested terrain traits and additional narrative play abilities) are part of the War Zone Nachmund: Vigilus Alone campaign supplement that is available separately for 42,50 EUR.

11Apr/220

Warhammer 40,000 – Battlezone: Fronteris – Landing Pad

As announced on Saturday with the Battlezone Fronteris Nachmund bundle for Warhammer 40k, we'll be covering its contents one by one, starting with the Landing Pad.

Warhammer 40,000 - Battlezone: Fronteris – Landing Pad

The boxed set with terrain in 28mm scale and has a RRP of 55 EUR or 42,50 GBP (~51 EUR). It consists of a large sprue and single casted piece for the topper. The instructions don't cover a data sheet for the terrain piece itself, those rules are part of the War Zone Nachmund: Vigilus Alone campaign supplement that is available separately for 42,50 EUR.

9Apr/220

Warhammer 40,000 – Battlezone: Fronteris – Nachmund

Today is the release day of the latest terrain box for Warhammer 40,000 - the Battlezone Fronteris Nachmund. It was originally announced in January as part of War Zone Vigilus and now is finally here.

Warhammer 40,000 - Battlezone: Fronteris – Nachmund Warhammer 40,000 - Battlezone: Fronteris – Nachmund

It went on pre-order last Saturday for 175 EUR and Games Workshop was kind enough to send me a copy for a review. The Nachmund boxed set is a bundle of the individual kits, shown below.

27Feb/220

Necromunda – Water supply

After writing about the Ash Wastes coming to Necromunda, I felt the urge to build some terrain. I stocked up on some kits lately, and bought these two sprues from eBay.

Necromunda Terrain

But why the need for more terrain in Necromunda? I already have a truck load of bulk heads to recreate the classic kits along with some of the older 40k terrain kits. But to me, I always wondered, if Necromunda is about gang war, trying to sabotage the operations of the other houses, damage the production capacities and keep the rival house from fulfilling their commitments towards the guilds or higher houses. So why aren't didn't we see actuall production facilities? Mine shafts, melting pots, production lines or other industrial terrain, and not just shells of multi-level towers with walkways.

29Dec/210

The true meaning of X-Mas … erm Warhammer

While I was looking for some special interest content / ideas, I browsed through my copies of the Citadel Journal and some of the articles, especially the conversions, reminded me of something, that often gets lost in the nostalgia of Middle- and Oldhammer.

Citadel Journal

I am looking online for the last missing pieces, a few poses to give my squads more variations and such, and I came across people who are collecting boxed as new kits and blisters (sic!). And while I can absolutely understand paying an extra dime for untouched and especially complete miniatures (just calculate the effort to strip painted miniatures and the time, costs and chances to get your hands on that missing bits), I honestly don't understand the appeal of collecting sealed blisters (unlike let's say action figures, you're just looking at a few grams of metal, a base and a sponge), to a degree keeping the boxes (they have the original artwork, are nice to look at, but keeping them sealed? yeah ... no).

20Dec/210

Oldhammer – The Hunt – 2021 status

While consolidating and taking stock, I made the decision that I wanted to keep the scope of my collection to the mid to late 90s Games Workshop miniatures. I narrowed it down to certain projects and evaluated, which to complete or sell off.

The original idea was to write about "the hunt" for Old- and Middlehammer, which I started in 2019 with a brief introduction on how to start your project and to scope it. The ongoing process of sourcing your stock / the needed miniatures was covered in two more articles, one rather generic with basic information and another focused on the Imperial Guard. From there I went on and covered the progress, introducing the individual units, with detailed information on design, alteration, prices and so on - for example with Chaos Space Marines. And all that went more or less well until early 2020.

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It is not that I lost interest on continuing the series or stopped the projects. It is primarily due to the fact, that the circumstances have changed so much, that it is rather difficult to write about something, like price values or suggestion, that aren't reliable or useful at the moment up until the unforeseen future. And it is not a single incident, more a rather unlucky combination of multiple things, that lay heavy on our small niché hobby.

17Nov/210

Thunderhawks – Hooo!

Closing the gap on the area between Adeptus Titanicus and Aeronautica Imperialis got a bit easier, with the recent release of Astartes Aircrafts. And among those aircrafts, is one of the most famous flyers the Space Marines have, the mighty Thunderhawk! (Imagine the Thundercats intro ... hooooo!)

Aeronautica Imperialis - Astartes Aircrafts

I have to be honest, the Thunderhawk has a special meaning for me. Beginning with the first Thunderhawk, all metal kit, that was released in the late 90s and I even held that one on my first visit to Warhammer World in 1999. And that particular kit got much more attention this year, when Emil a.k.a. Squidmar got one of these Thunderhawk kits, painted it up and sold it for an impressive 25.600 GBP.