New year, new update format! Rather than looking at projects, I'm instead going to take a look at the various aspects of the hobby, giving a much wider view over it all. But as an intro, I'm feeling pretty happy with January. I may didn't paint as much as I wanted but there was some … Continue reading January 2022 Update
Earlier this week, I ran through what I got up to in 2021, which honestly having gone back through it all I'm pretty happy with. 2021 saw me work on a variety of genres Looking ahead, what are my plans for 2022? Well.... Project 365 First up, my plan to paint 365 models in a … Continue reading 2022 in Planning
2021 is over. It was definitely a hard year for most people, with me finding myself especially struggling by the end with life and work. However, through all of it there was a lot of good! I managed to get a chunk of things done, including a lot of the social side of the hobby … Continue reading 2021 in Review
And so, all good things must come to an end. The Necromunda Campaign that we started all the way back in October came to an end after 6 weeks of furious gaming. It's been a great little ride, giving em a chance to try a brand new game, build up a cool gang for it and then beat up my friends in open combat.
Remember when I said October was busy? November was even busier. Between family stuff, Necromunda campaign wrapping up and starting a Patreon, my actual painting time was pretty limited. But at the same time the "hobby" time was pretty productive, with a fair number of blog posts and scenarios produced. Project 365 Lets take a … Continue reading November 2021 Project Update
As any fan of the blog can see, I am a fan of the Chaos Warriors from Games Workshop. I've painted the Underworlds group, I've painted both the old and new warriors. I even have a set of cavalry to paint up, although the sight of horses is perhaps slightly concerning. So, you might have guessed that when Games Workshop showed off a rather cool looking Chaos Warrior earlier this year and then announced she was event only, I may have been a touch annoyed. Cut to a few months later and guess who reappeared on the Games Workshop site? Announced for a Made to Order promotion, and available for only one week, it was my time to bite the bullet and order something from the GW store rather than my local Leodis Games. It happened to fall over my Necromunda weekend, leading to me waking up on my friend's sofa to see the pre-order up for £21. A little more than you may want to pay but I bit my tongue and bought her, in a large part just because I love the sculpt.
A friend of mine reached the ripe old age of 30 this time last year and, due to lockdown, we were unable to get out and do anything for it. In a year with fewer restrictions (for now), a plan was hatched to go down to Warhammer World to hire some tables for a Necromunda … Continue reading ChargeBlog Goes To Warhammer World
Oh boy. It's been a long time since I've looked at rulesets, even longer since I've written my impressions on them. So why not kick it off with something that has been eagerly awaited? For a long time, there has been a lot of discussion about a tabletop game from Black Powder Red Earth. Keen … Continue reading Impressions: Black Powder Red Earth 28mm
Originally, I was planning to write out long-form battle reports for each and every game of Necromunda. I have been taking the photos in preparation for them, and even starting writing the second set. However, as you might have spotted, I just havent got around to actually sitting down to them. And, with us rapidly … Continue reading Longshore Lockdown: Campaign Update
IT HAS BEEN 10,000 YEARS! Okay well actually more like four since I first heard (over several glasses of beer in the Fox at the Excel) someone saying the magic words for the first time. "What if there were figures that came as both covert and overt versions so you can toggle between them during … Continue reading Impressions: Spectre’s Covert/Overt Figures
October was a busy month between work and playing in a Necromunda campaign (and the return of Escape from Tarkov to steal my late night gaming time) which left barely any time or motivation for painting. But on the plus side, I did only buy a few tiny extra pieces... Project 365 Lets take a … Continue reading October 2021 Project Update
For more details on just what's going on I recommend reading my intro post where I explain the basics The armoured truck rumbled through the slums surrounding the Whisper Broker's compound, each of the ramshackle shacks assembled from the detritus that forms in a busy shipping port, bonded together and covered in a strange sandy … Continue reading Longshore Lockdown – Game 1 “The Caravan Heist”
Image from Dreadquill It is the end times! A pox has swept the docks of Mercy Longshore. Industry and trade have ground to a halt, and the scum of Mercy's underdecks have floated to the surface to take advantage of the chaos. The Great Houses of Syracuse demand the trade through Mercy Longshore flows again, … Continue reading Longshore Lockdown – Introduction
Well a little later than usual. So going to say - September felt like a hard month. Generally low on energy and focus across all things, so naturally the painting suffered a touch. But at the same time, managed to get some game time in which is always a plus. On the other hand, I'm … Continue reading September 2021 Project Update
Just around a year ago, the first playtest version of Skirmish Sangin V2 was put up on the facebook group to be tested. It has taken me this long to actually sit down and get it ready to play, mostly due to finally getting my mojo back to play some Ultramoderns. With the first game … Continue reading Battle Report: Bad Day in Al-Khalas – Skirmish Sangin V2