All posts tagged: warhammer

The Greenskinz are coming!

The painting challenge, I got into, is about to start, so it’s time to reveal my intentions. I got several unpainted armies in different states of completion. All miniatures are stored in boxes, cases or drawers, carefully organised by theme. There, are Undead, Dwarfs, Chaos, Chaos Dwarfs,  Space Orks…and a few more… they all should get my full attention one by one, slowly making a pile of unpainted lead a little bit smaller, but no… what I do?! I add another thing to the pile…Here I am -a self destructive hoarder 😉 It’s helpless case, so I don’t even pretend I’m able to do something with that. Luckily for me it’s not the point here. Instead let’s focus on my next big thing: The Waaghnificent Green Horde To be honest I always wanted to do this. And recently a few thighs happened that triggered the start. First, I mentioned the challenge I’m in – click here do read more about it. This is about painting honour. No retreat. Second, personal matter. Horde vs horde. My …

A Tale of Seven Gamers

A week ago during our Polish annual Oldhammer Weekend, me and my friend Adam had a little talk about our hobby ideas and what next will occupy our workstations. Adam wanted to proceed on his Halfling army project, and I was struggling between expanding my existing projects /my beloved Skaven feel so abandoned, so lonely – they need so much love!/ and starting something completely new. And to be honest, both of us were little bit cranky. We were just playing Warhammer for two long days, and were a bit tired of everything. But, man, those Halfling project got into my head. So, I thought –  I would love to see that. I need to see that! So there was no other option than to throw a challenge to Adam (without this he will probably never start this;). He will paint a fully playable 2000 points Warhammer FB army of Halflings, and I…will paint one of many ideas whirling in my head in recent weeks/months/years. The dare was sealed …and a long story short – …

2nd Polish Oldhammer Weekend 2017. The report

At the end of October I had the pleasure to organize the event – 2nd Polish Oldhammer Weekend. I was prepering for this event for months. Preparing fluff and scenarios. Getting all together to be a proper narrative campaign with nice background story. Ton of work. The Weekend 21-22th October 2017 was a grand final of these preparations. The Weekend I was waiting for full year, since the 1st Polish Oldhammer Weekend in 2016. And it was all worth it, I tell you that. Great deal for all participants. When it come to rules, it had nothing to do with Oldhammer. We played 5th edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battle (so,technically Middlehammer, by definition). I’m quite aware that the name maybe misleading. Some, may be even offended that we suggest the fifth edition is Oldhammer. Don’t be. The thing is, from our Polish perspective, 3rd edition or older is barely alive. Handfull of players, and basically no awareness. Games Workshop products arrived to our country in mid 1990s (I started to collect miniatures in 1994) and …

For Altdorf. A little update for Empire army.

Oh, that was a long time since I  presented my recent painting efforts here. And it’s not that I didn’t want to, but seriously, September and October was a crazy busy time for me. First, I had a ton of work in my day job. Second, I moved back to Poland (by a car. God bless my good ol’ Nissan Micra. Oh, yes. It’s manageable. But don’t ask how:). Third, there was a pile of miniatures I was painting on commission. And finally, fourth – I need to write a crazy amount of content for Polish Oldhammer Weekend. It took me ages, to arrange all scenarios, rules and background. However, it was all worth it. The review – coming soon. …but, no matter what, I did found a spare time to paint something extra for one of my personal projects. At the moment, my Warhammer Fantasy Empire Altdorf Army is still number one. There are a few models I need to paint, and few corrections I need to make to some already finished. But I’m …

2nd Polish Oldhammer Weekend 21-22th October 2017. Warsaw

Another radio silence on my blog. However, I have a pretty good reason for that. Last year I got involved all of the sudden into a organisation of Polish Oldhammer Weekend. And this year, once again I went for it. With a group of friends we are doing it. And I tell you, it involved a substantial amount of work and creativity. Not so much time left for painting (definitely slower tempo in this area) and for regular blogging. But, man! I wrote so much content for this in recent weeks, that my brain hurts. And there’s a lot to be prepared. First of all, the whole weekend will be constructed as big narrative campaign with lots of battles, plots and twists where all players will be involved. First day will be a set of battles where the players will gaining bonuses for the day two. And day two, little bit easier on the rules and restrictions, but bringing a ton of joy. Day two will be a grand finale – all players on one …

For Altdorf. The Empire project update. Part 2

I work like crazy. I paint like a madman! I do this and that – no time to relax. Too many miniatures to paint! Go! Go! Go! Today I go back to my current primary personal project. Oldhammer Empire Altdorf army. I build it to fit WHFB 4th edition army book – so according to the timeline and definition is more like Middlehammer, but who cares. The composition of the army will fit any edition and any game system. From 3rd to 8th, plus Age of Sigmar/ unlikely;)/. I want to be open with the idea. In last Altdorf Project Update Post I presented to you Karl Franz, The Emperor himself, plus his most faithful state troops. It was March and the goal back then was to prepare the miniatures for upcoming BOYL Oldhammer Weekend in July 2017. Well, long story short – I made it (with almost everything. In my last regiment of Knights Panther, the highlights are at the beginning stage. I’ll finish this soon) and I was able to field the army …

Fulgrim. The Primarch of Emperor’s Children

Let me present Fulgrim, The Primarch of Emperor’s Children, The Third Legion of Space Marines. Horus Heresy is a big, big thing. Something that I wanted to go into for a very long time. It’s stuck in my head and I can’t get rid of it. The questions were – how to do it, how much money invest and what’s more important – what’s exactly to start to collect… This was a huge brain teaser for me. Believe me. For a last couple of years I listen to Horus Heresy audio books whenever there was an opportunity. During paint sessions, travelling, jogging. Really, whenever there a gap, I grab my mobile and set of phones and get into  it. And I must say, it’s awesome! Really great stuff to listen to. So intensive fluffwise and, I’m must confess  – it’s amazing marketing tool. I mean – after each book, Forge World’s page was opened to look for some miniatures connected to the Legion I was listening about. It was only a matter of time which …