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16Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part V

It is day 16 of the summer project's first block - 15 days to go and what is the current status quo?

Well, after applying the base colours in the last step, Hooves and Fur Part IV, so step 1.5 would be clean up and washes.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

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

17Jun/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part II

Having the miniature is the first step, we can put a check on that - Hooves and Fur Part 1! Next on is to go for a paint theme. Usually I'd go on Instagram for that or maybe the according social media groups to look for inspirations, but as we're talking about a retro / oldhammer project, a good ressource are old White Dwarfs or army books.

For that reason I took the army books from multiple editions, 4th Warhammer Armies: Chaos, 5th Realm of Chaos, 6th Beasts of Chaos and 7th Beastmen book out from the archive and went browsing.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

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

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

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

19May/200

Realm of Chaos – Sorting the warbands

While sorting out, what to sell and what to keep, I took a long deep look at my Realm of Chaos miniatures from the Oldhammer to early Midhammer era.

Realm of Chaos Realm of Chaos - Champions of Chaos Stripping Paint

To me, the core of these miniatures, especially the Champions of the different chaos gods, are like the crown jewels of my collection. But just keeping them for the sake of having them, would be a waste. Similar to a car, they are build to be driven, and as such are miniatures not to be kept in blisters, they should be painted and in some cases to be used in games. Why do these old miniatures fascinate me so much? I got into the topic of Oldhammer a few times in the past, once in 2016 when I had my 20th anniversary with the wargaming hobby, and another time a bit more focused on the 2nd Edition of Warhammer 40,000.

27Mar/200

White Dwarf #452 March 2020

Earlier this week the March issue (number 452) of White Dwarf arrived. This is the subscription cover, showing a a full artwork scene between the Space Wolves and Thousand Sons lead by Magnus the Red, created by Jaime Martinez.

White Dwarf - Issue 452 March 2020 White Dwarf - March 2020

The regular cover by Kai Lim shows a Space Wolf riding a giant wolf.

25Mar/200

Oldhammer Empire Banners

I used to have quite the collection of Warhammer Fantasy Empire miniatures. A total of around 22.000 points and therefore I was quite invested in that topic. I enjoyed input like the great WHFRP sourcebooks like Sigmar's Heirs or lore books, like Uniforms & Heraldry of the Empire or Blood on the Reik.

Warhammer Empire Warhammer Empire Warhammer Empire

21Feb/200

Return of Warhammer – The Old World

Games Workshop announced in the midth of november that the Old World of Warhammer would return. And this has created an incredible amount of buzz. So far it has been updated with an insight to the new map of the old world.

Warhammer - The Old World

And so far, we only know, that it is still a lot of time until it returns. At least two or rather three years from now. The setting has been set into relation with Age of Sigmar, as Horus Heresy is with Warhammer 40.000. Interestingly enough the map adds to that theory, as the different coat of arms seen, could point towards a civil war like crisis, like the Time of Three Emperors. A very fitting comparison to the civil war of 40k.

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