These were the End Times. Here comes the Age of Sigmar

tumblr_nqwupePtOM1qcajqko3_1280Warhammer Age of Sigmar was released a little over a month ago, and it has taken me some time to collect my thoughts. One podcast I listen to used the word “bipolar” to describe their reaction, and I feel that it is an appropriate word to use for what I’ve felt. Sad that the Warhammer I loved was gone. Angry that the world I had come to know so well had been canned. Confused on what we could expect in the future. Intrigued by the new world that is there to explore. Delighted by the new miniatures that had come out. In awe of the new artwork being produced. Unsure about what this meant for me. And so on. So what is the verdict? Continue reading

I blame End Times (just like the rest of the internet).

elves2The last two months have been filled with a lot of Warhammer, although that has not left much time to actually spend time doing Warhammer. Allow me to explain.

It’s actually all Tyrion’s fault.

 

Whatever one might think of the End Times, it has certainly revitalised interest in Warhammer Fantasy. Whether this will be start of something more sustainable or the merely the last hurrah of a once great game system remains to be seen. I for one have been enjoying the books tremendously. To say that the changes to the Elven armies has been dramatic is somewhat of an understatement. Fortunately, my army concept is not invalidated by the new developments, and continues to make sense fluff wise.

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The End Times have come

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It seems that The End Times are upon us, and that Warhammer will never be the same again..

Marketing hype, or something more? I remain sceptical of these types of announcements, being a veteran of Storm of Chaos, and after seeing the odd treatment that Warhammer Forge got. But even this grizzled old heart could not help but get curious, intrigued, and in the end enthused.

So was it worth it?

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A little paint and a touch of dip

I had my first actual week of leave (as in, where I wasn’t doing other work) in more than a year, and it was amazing.

One of the things I did was experiment a bit with a way of batch painting which will help getting a semblance of an army ready before 9th hits. For this I tried some of the Army Painter stuff which most of you will probably be familiar with and did some testing.

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