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Long time no see…

Oh, that’ embarrassing. The break. The blog, The everything. There’s no excuses /I could think thousands, but none of them really matters/. The truth is I’m a lazy blogger with even lazier attitude. But no more… Time to re-animate this corpse. Get it work one more time. Especially I got so much to write. For the last year I painted three entire fully playable armies, I had plenty commission work to boost up my painting morale, I played dozens of battles, and I’ve been to many exciting places. And it’s going to be even more crazy. So, long story short I need to do a short recap of the last year, plus get along with everyday things. Piece of cake. I was doing this before so I could do it again, right? First series of posts will be about the painting challenge I entered, with another new exciting project. Hush, for now, but It’s going to be a wild one. I tell you that! Details, very very soon. The challenge is starting November 1st, so …

Letters to The Blood God

Hey again! Everything is splendid here. Working slowly over my new project (pictures soon) and meanwhile I have my another finished project. Today, my beloved daemons of entire Warhammer Universe – The Bloodletters of Khorne! I was big fan of Khorne daemons since 4th WHFB edition and Chaos box set. I was pretty new to Warhammer setting, and Chaos was…simply…wow! All photos and illustrations were pretty big deal for me. Unfortunately, I was a young teenager with no funds to collect several armies at the same time (I was Dwarf guy these days), and Chaos was something out of my reach. Until release of 5th edition box – Realm of Chaos. That was a few years later, I got my first job and I can spend some extra money to get latest models of beastmen and daemons. Especially, this illustration by Mark Gibbons caught my attention. Yeah, late 1990s were Chaos years for me thanks to this guy:) Oh, man! The Bloodthrister daemon was a big deal for me! I bought one, and then the …

Battle Report: Warhammer 40k – Blood Angels vs Raven Guard (2000 points)

And the next battle report here. Warhammer 40000. My Blood Angels (once again) versus Raven Guard (commanded by my friend Miłosz). 2000 points. Game played as a part of ‘Fading Suns of Corinth Sector’ campaign. Unfortunately not all models were painted (especially on my side. shame on me), but I joined this campaign to train my Wh40k skills and I was so eager to do it, so I skipped my ‘only painted models’ resolution. Well, it was a choice:  this or I should wait another year or two (by looking at my progress in painting Warhammer 40000 miniatures). This is the last report with unpainted models. No more. Time to implement more strict policy. 2017’s resolution. The game was played in October 2016 in Faber Hobby Store in Warsaw, Poland. Scenario – Relics Gravity distortions and launch of next Necron generators had significant influence on the weather and tectonic movements. The whole continent were struck by terrible storms, strong winds and earthquakes. Each of the factions were after the answers, helping to understand those anomalies, …

Blood Angels Rhino

It has been quite some time since I was  painting anything for my Blood Angels Army. And recently I had a opportunity to take a quick glance at the state of my Space Marines. Well, they don’t look impressive. In April this year I started painting challenge when I entered the campaign with my Blood Angels. The idea was to paint at least one more squad/vehicle/character before the next battle of the campaign starts. This way, in every subsequent battle of the campaign, more and more of my army will be painted and eventually all of Blood Angels will see red. That was the plan… …but you know how it is with the plans. They never work. Well, maybe not every plan, but painting challenges? Not in my case. There too many awesome miniatures to paint in my collection, just to focus my efforts on only one type, and to coordinate all my efforts to paint exactly one mini until the deadline – it seems to impossible. So, let’s be honest – this whole Blood …

One day in Gentlemen’s Club – Malifaux Tournament

I’m not exactly tournament guy. Too much pressure mixed with so called ‘power gamer’ attitude – definitely not for me I used to think,something like that. Some time ago, by accident in one of the local hobby stores I bumped on Polish Malifaux Henchman – Rafał. He asked me if I will come to the tournament he organizes. Well, obviously, my answer was  – no. First, I’m still rookie in Malifaux and second, tournaments are not my cup of tea. Well, I always admired men with such charisma, that they are not need to make a big of speecch to convince someone to act. Rafał, apparently is the guy, cause in few sentences he realised me that this tournament will be great idea to participate. Advantages – three games during one day. I’m rookie allright. And I will probably loose all three, but I’ll learn my lesson and gain the experience. Therefore, I will become better player. Actually I needed that – I’m in that stage: I get Malifaux rules, but to fully understand all …

Welcome to The Old World – Warhammer Fantasy Tournament

As general rule I don’t participate in tournaments. I am little  bit fed up of the idea of winning the game at any cost. The same army list as cheesy as possible, everything must work out like in the most precise clock. I had to win no matter what. ‘Victory is life’ as Jem’Hadar used to say. Yeah, it was pretty important. I stopped to take part in tournaments, around 6th editions of WHFB, as I got little bit bored with playing the same armies, same models, using same list all over again. Thanks, but no thanks. Not any more. I took a break. I needed quite few year to change my approach to any of miniatures games. I realised that victory is not the most important factor (sorry, Jam’hadar…). Having fun is. And by having fun I mean, painting my entire army, telling the story and playing different army lists with wide diversification of models. And, believe me I never been so happy with the hobby as I am now. I paint my minis, …

The Eater of Sins.

Busy, but exciting month behind me. Few games, few miniatures done (just waiting to be photographed and presented here), and then I’ve realised that I still have one more (the very last) model, that I’ve painted in Thailand, back in early days of March 2016 (or even in February). I’m referring to Sin-Eater Observant for Nomads, Infinity, one of the last models I plan to paint to support my Nomads, Bakunin force. At least for some time. My other projects require my unwavering attention. (disclaimer: Infinity players do not read that!;). Blood Angles is number one priority right now. …but let’s stick to Sin-Eater Observant for now. Next week, I’ll finally get my first tutorial game of Infinity. Found the guy willing to spare few hours for me and teach the mechanics in actual gameplay. I was prepering myself for some time now. Reading rules and watching tutorials and battle reports, but there’s nothing like the living tutor to show you what Infinity is all about. So, next week, Wednesday or Thursday, I go to …

Battle Report: Warhammer 40k – Blood Angels vs Dark Angels (1500 points)

It’s been some time since the last battle report I wrote and I must say, I really missed that:). The next battle – Warhammer 40000 Blood Angels vs Jan’s Dark Angles 1500 points was part of our local narrative campaign – Fading Suns of Corinth Sector. First of the series of 6 to 8 battles. The story so far: Ancient race of Necrons set up their mysterious machinery that require massive amounts of power. Star after star was drained of the energy to fuel up the device. Mystery of fading  suns of Corinth caught attention of wise men from all over Empire. Several Space Marines chapters were sent to investigate. Greenskins followed them, hoping for  good fight…and Chaos… they have their own secret agenda there… Scenario My Blood Angels faced Dark Angels in the first turn of the campaign. 1500 points. Battle Forged Armies. Blood Angels defend in this battle. 50% of the army set up normally in the deployment zone. Second half is in the reserves and enter form the second turn with usual …

Reverend Custodier of Infinity

Settled for a while now. It’s been a month already since I got back from Asia and it’s starting to be some king of fading memory. It’s always like that – sitting in Poland, hidden in my room with the cup of tea in my hand. Watching the rain outside, and talking to myself: what the hell am I doing here? Cold, wet and grey. My everlasting Polish impression. I miss bright colours and sunny hot days. Remind me, why exactly I returned here? Oh, wait I remember – one of the main reasons I’m here again is that I’m miniatures freak. I can’t be apart from them for too long or I go crazy (friends and family are also here:). So, Poland again. …but I have few more stuff I painted in Thailand. Like this Reverend Custodier model for Nomads, Infinity. Painted her some time ago in my last days on Koh Chang, but so far I had no opportunity to shoot proper photos and write a few things about her. It’s my second …

Big decision…

This is going to be big step for me. For the last few months, I was working hard as part time/hobby miniatures painter. Basicly, I spend almost all my free time on painting. My wife noticed, that sometimes when I wake up at 5 AM, I go straight to my desk and paint. I do not know what happened, but painting miniatures is at the moment the best thing I can imagine to do. The best way for relax. Actually, my wife recently started to meditate, and she tried to persuade me to it as well. After few sessions I realised, painting minis calm me down/ease my thoughts ten times more than these sessions.  This is what makes me happy the most – I practically skip movies and video games at the moment. Miniatures  – nothing else matters:). …so, I came to this big decision – I start to offer commission painting services. Few folks asked me if I do it. I tend to answer – sorry, I’m not good enough or simple – do …