Age of Sigmar Trial Game

My local game store (AFK Games) had an Age of Sigmar newbie event for anyone who was interested in giving it a go.  I haven’t played Warhammer Fantasy in about 20 years, so it seemed like a good opportunity to try it out.  I packed up my square-based  Empire army and headed out to AFK to see if I could make an army out of the array of figures I had. My Empire Army consisted of a lot of old GW figures as well as stuff from the game BattleMasters.  Back in the days when I played WHFB, Empire was […]


The 2016 Michigan GT

Another Michigan GT has come and gone, and what growth we have experienced!  When we started this event in 2013, it was attended by less than 60 people and we only had one game system. Fast forward to 2016, and we had: Over 300 attendees 11 game systems 750 individual rounds of games played $1252.00 raised for charity Needless to say, we have experienced a lot of growth!  2017 will probably shape up to be even bigger, and will probably be the limit of what our small group of volunteers can handle. We also had a record number of sponsors […]


The Michigan GT is Almost Here!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a month since my last update!  The Michigan GT will be upon us tomorrow, so the last month has been a frenzy of site updates, sponsors, getting people registered, etc.  This is going to be the biggest GT we have run so far with over 260 people signed up to play in our various events.  It’s been a lot of growth, very quickly. When we first started running the GT in 2013, we had less than 60 attendees and one event. My role in the GT is usually that of web developer and […]


Hobby Flashback – Looted Imperial Knight

This is one of the more fun projects I have done, a looted Imperial Knight! This project started out as an idea for some heavy hitting power for my Ork army.  I didn’t really like playing Orks since they did away with clans, but I was already deeply invested.  My solution was to play my Orks as Astra Militarum, or as I call them Blood Axe Boyz.  This solves two problems – it makes my Orks enjoyable to play again, and also gets rid of the alliance issues since both are now technically Imperium units. Eventually I would like to […]


Adepticon Flashback: Grot Infantry Platoon

This was another fun project that was full of character!  My Grot Infantry Platoon was made up of products from Kromlech, Secret Weapon, and Games Workshop.  For the troopers I used the Soviet Goblin Attak Mob.  These guys are awesome, they have a lot of character in their faces, the uniforms are totally cool, and the castings were great! I decided to forego the use of special weapons in this squad as it was a static gunline and the bodies were just protection for the lascannons.  In retrospect, flamers may have been a good option for receiving charges and cheap. […]

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Adepticon flashback: Vendetta Gunship

I chose the Vendetta Gunship for its tankbusting abilities, and because it’s just a cool model.  Unfortunately, the only way to get the parts to convert it is from Forge World which also comes with a minimum order of £250 to get free shipping.  So off to look at third party vendors to see what I can find! I ended up getting the lascannons for under the wings from puppetswar, and a pair of sentinel cannons from eBay for the nose, which came to less than the Forge World kit, even with shipping. As with most of my models in this army, […]


Adepticon flashback: Rough Riders

My last progress post was about my Blood Axe Rough Riders unit.  This was a unit for bonus points in the friendly tourney; it’s a pity that they aren’t as good on the table as they look.  My initial design had a spear tip, but I decided to model it to bring it in line with the description in the codex.  The rough riders are equipped with explosive lances which detonate when the unit initially strikes.  I took some brass tubing and cut it to length, then took an ork stikkbomb and wrapped it in wire against the tubing.  I […]

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Time Flies….

Wow, it’s been almost a year since I added anything to this blog.  Well, let’s do the condensed version for the year… I ended up finishing my Blood Axe army a few days before Adepticon and played in the 40K friendly.  Unfortunately, my army was way too friendly and ended up getting stomped on – A LOT.  🙂 I did manage to tie one game and got several compliments on how my army looked.  Next year I will have something a little more competitive but not over the top! Also, the Michigan GT is coming up in 6 weeks, if […]

Playing catch-up

Once again, months have gone by since my last post, but it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy!  The past few months have been spent preparing for the Michigan GT, which was a resounding success – we doubled our attendance this year and gave away a ton of cool stuff as prizes! My 1500 Blood Axe ork project is also coming along, I managed to get a lot of stuff done. I finished a prototype model for my rough riders, which I am pretty happy with: It’s not in the photo, but I added a stikkbomb to the end […]

Building the Perfect Beast

In part one,  I went over my motives for building my unit of rough riders, where I found parts, etc.  Now that I have everything to do a prototype model, I’m going to put the parts together and see how it looks. As I figured, the Blight Wheel casts were pretty simple to clean, mostly just cutting down the spot where the sprue attached.  I used Kromlech Orc “Afrika Korps” Heads and ork torsos that I ordered from eBay.  Everything seemed to go together really well. I couldn’t wait for my 40mm bases to come in, so I stole one from […]