A Short Story: The Redeemed II

The Liberation of Epdermus

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From his vantage point on the top of a small rise behind the central offensive line, Brother Ashriel looks out across the battlefield and smiled. The attack on the traitor’s last fortification is going well; The Dark Angels’ center, even though outnumbered by the traitors 5 to 1, is pushing the traitors back with superior fire discipline, laying a massive amount of suppressing fire while advancing slowly thru the ruble of what was once the Spire City of Epdermus.

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“Fluff”

Greetings Fellow Generals!

One of the better parts of this niche hobby of ours is the fact that each miniature you own (and hopefully, paint) is part of a greater army and that each army has its own history of wins and losses, Victories and defeats, Heroes and cowards. That army is uniquely your own, no other person on the planet has that exact same army that you put on the battlefield time and again, sure he might have the same minis and copy the exact army list but that’s the superficial. What makes a tabletop army, An Army, is it’s back story (or as some call it: “fluff”).

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The Paint Rack: New Year!

Greetings fellow warriors!

New Year it is, happy we are!

Well, it’s a new year and we at the Paint Rack (yes, that’s the royal “we”) would like to wish you all a very happy new year, may your brush always be sharp, may your paint always flow and may your blending always be smooth

The last minis I painted in 2016, called them done at exactly 11:30 hehehe… what was yours?

“I have not yet begun to fight” – John Paul Jones

The Paint Rack: Undercoating and Basecoating

Greetings fellow generals,

In this article, I would like to talk about the first steps of painting miniature toy soldiers: Undercoating and Basecoating.

Disclaimer: I have to let you know that there is actually a step before undercoating if you are super serious about your painting and that is cleaning the mini with warm water and soap to get rid of excess production oils (and scraping away “flash”) but in my experience, most gamers skip this step because we’re just not that anal about our painting. We want to get our new shiny on the battlefield and killing stuff as fast as possible, not lounging around on the painting table soaking in warm water… Gothar the Bloodthristy does not do jacuzzis…

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Why and How Should You Start Warmachine & Hordes

Greetings fellow generals,
In today’s article I would like to talk about my game system of choice at the moment; Warmachine & Hordes from Privateer Press, and it’s painting intricacies.

Warmachine & Hordes is a competitive tabletop minis game, set in a steampunk world, where each player brings an agreed upon same points costed army to the table and then proceed to try to kill each other; or win via scenario objectives.

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The BIG one

Greetings fellow Generals,

I’d like to introduce myself; my name is Steven and I am a hobby butterfly. (This is a technical term, meaning, a hobbyist who likes to flit from hobby to hobby without ever accomplishing anything worth while, there is a much less technical term for this type of hobbyist: Game wh…. Well let’s just say that the second word rhymes with “more”)
I started out like every other old fart of the tabletop gaming hobby, with Warhammer and 40k, back in the glory days of GW, where men were men and to get a game in, you had to walk 20 miles through snow… And all uphill!

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