Thursday, May 28, 2009


HeelanHammer is a new UK Warhammer Fantasy podcast. At the moment they have only done one episode. I really enjoyed listening to episode one that I thought it worthy of a mention. The hosts are Dan Heelan and Wayne Kemp, two guys from the Portsmouth UK area. Hoping to hear a lot more from these guys in the future.

Link to website

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Old Base Sizes & Unit Strengths

I found this Reference Sheet for Base Sizes and Unit Strength on the web. It is a very old document dated 2003, so please take this information with a pinch of salt.

For example Chaos Dwarfs and Dogs of War are mentioned and no Ogre Kingdoms, must have been published prior to the release of the Ogre Kingdoms army.

However this could be useful for someone building a Chaos Dwarfs or Dogs of War army.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Army Roster Template

I have compiled two Army Rosters for both my Warriors of Chaos and Ogres Rosters 1500 lists. These are printed on a A5 size pieces of card. I used to print army rosters in A4 size, but after listening to an episide of the baddice podcast they mentioned printing A5. I thought what a good idea so now print to A5 size, saves some space on the gaming table.

Ogre Kingdoms 1500 Army Roster

Warriors of Chaos 1500 Army Roster

I have deliberately smudged out all the information which could infringe upon the Games Workshop IP copyright protection, so there is not a lot to see.

However you can download a blank Army Roster Template, right on the images below and select 'Save Link As' to download the template rosters.

Template Roster (Open Office Format)

Template Roster (Microsoft Excel Format)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Warriors of Chaos 1500 pts

I have put together this 1500 points Warriors of Chaos army to play some games against my Ogre Kingdoms army with my son. We have added some Ogres (Ironguts) from my Ogre Kingdoms army brings it up to 1500 points.

Exalted Champion (195 pts)
Mark of Tzeentch, Chaos Runesword, Collar of Khorne, Hand Weapon, Chaos Armour, The Will of Chaos, Eye of the Gods

Exalted Champion (184 pts)
Battle Standard, Rapturous Standard, Sheild, Additional Hand Weapon, Bloodcurdling Roar, Hand Weapon, Chaos Armour, The Will of Chaos, Eye of the Gods

Chaos Sorcerer (226 pts)
Barded Chaos Steed, Level 2 Sorcerer, Mark of Tzeentch, Dispel Scroll, Power Familiar, Conjoined Homunculus, Hand Weapon, Chaos Armour, The Will of Chaos, Eye of the Gods

Chaos Marauders x 15 (110 pts)
Chieftain, Musician, Standard Bearer, Flails, Light Armour, Hand Weapon, The Will of Chaos

Chaos Warriors x 14 (268 pts)
Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer, Additional Hand Weapon, Shields, Hand Weapon, Chaos Armour, The Will of Chaos

Chaos Warriors x 11 (281 pts)
Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer, Banner of Wrath, Shields, Mark of Khorne, Hand Weapon, Chaos Armour, The Will of Chaos

Ogres x 3 (180 pts)
Musician, Standard Bearer, Chaos Armour, Great Weapons, Hand Weapon, Heavy Armour, The Will of Chaos, Causes Fear

Chaos Spawn (55 pts)
Causes Fear, Unbreakable, Lurching Horror, Flailing Appendages

Sunday, May 17, 2009

40K Radio

40K Radio are the world’s first internet radio program dedicated solely to Warhammer 40,000.

They focus on all aspects of the game, including news, rumors, product reviews, and tactics. The hosts are Spencer Harding, and Scott Steva along with various special guests. The shows are shown live on, but living in the UK I haven't yet stayed up till the early hours and watched. I tend to listen to these guys whilst painting, they can be hilarious.

40K Radio forms part of the Wargammers Radio Network, along with Podhammer, World's End Radio and the D6 Generation.

Click on my side bar banner to listen to the latest episode and link to the website.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blood for the Blood God

I purchased my second Back Library Warhammer Fantasy novel today, Blood for the Blood God.

A Novel about a champion of Khorne who roams the Chaos Wastes slaying all who stand between him and his destiny.

Can anyone defeat him or will the Wastes be drenched in the blood of fallen champions.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ogre Kingdoms 1500 pts

I have put together this 1500 points Ogre Kingdoms army to play some games against my Warriors of Chaos army with my son. We have added some Chaos Ogres from my Ogre Kingdoms army to the Warriors of Chaos which brings it upto 1500 points.

Bruiser (184 pts)
Heavy Armour, Skullplucker, Wyrdstone Necklace, Causes Fear, Bull Charge

Butcher (180 pts)
Bang Stick, Dispel Scroll, Causes Fear, Bull Charge, Immune to Poison

Bulls x 3 (136 pts)
Bellower, Additional Hand Weapon, Light Armour, Causes Fear, Bull Charge, Ogre Club

Bulls x 3 (136 pts)
Bellower, Additional Hand Weapon, Light Armour, Causes Fear, Bull Charge, Ogre Club

Bulls x 3 (139 pts)
Bellower, Ironfists, Light Armour, Causes Fear, Bull Charge, Ogre Club

Ironguts x 3 (199 pts)
Bellower, Standard Bearer, Warbanner, Causes Fear, Bull Charge, Great Weapon, Heavy Armour

Ironguts x 3 (174 pts)
Bellower, Standard Bearer, Causes Fear, Bull Charge, Great Weapon, Heavy Armour

Leadbelchers x 3 (175 pts)
Bellower, Causes Fear, Bull Charge

Leadbelchers x 3 (175pts)
Bellower, Causes Fear, Bull Charge

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Forge World 2009 Catalogue

My copy of the Forge World 2009 Catalogue arrived today. Thats 56 size A5 pages of resin crack, mostly for the Warhammer 40K player. The Warhammer Fantasy player only has 1 page.

The Forge World stuff really makes me wish I wanted to play Warhammer 40K, may be one day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Battle for Skull Pass, The Novel

I have really enjoyed reading this short novel. I particularly liked the paragraph where a drunk Dragon Slayer was described as a Flagon Slayer. Also who would think that a cowpat could cause the Goblins to fail an animosity test, brilliant!

The novel really did fit into the world portrayed by the Battle for Skull Pass box set, for instances why aren't there any Squigs in the box set, and why does it contain a pony drawn grudge cart?
Read this novel to find out!

This was my first Black Library novel, I enjoy it so much will be purchasing some more Black Library Warhammer Fanstasy novels.

Roll Call Miniature

I painted this 120mm scale Napoleonic miniature about 12 years ago, back in 1997.

The miniature is from Roll Call Military Miniatures, they were a Nuneaton UK based company which produced resin miniatures in 120mm scale. The company seems to be no longer trading, and I don't think their products are available via any other manufacturer.

It is painted using Humbrol Enamel paints. The miniature is looking a bit tatty, and the painting style a bit outdated as I was unaware of some painting techniques such as washing and dry brushing back then. Therefore I will be giving this miniature a bit of a make over during the coming months.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Painting Ogres Update

My two Maneaters, two Hunters along with four Sabretusks are now all built and primed ready for painting. I am going to give myself two weeks to complete painting on the Maneaters, and three weeks to complete painting on the two Hunters and four Sabretusks. This gives me a week spare to hit my target of completing my 2500 points Orgre Kingdoms army by the 21st June. I have already varnished the other miniatures in the army, just need some more cans of Testors Dull Cote to complete.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

White Dwarf & Direct Debit

It seems that a lot of people in the hobby don't purchase White Dwarf, either because of the price or content. But I quite like reading it every month. I have purchased it every month for the past couple of years.

On the Games Workshop website the cost of one and two year subscriptions are £40 and £76 respectively, thats a one-off cost. If I purchase the next 12 issues over the counter it will cost me £54.

Direct Debit gives me the first three issues for £5 then £9 per quarter, that 1 free issue every quarter. Therefore the cost spread over 12 months is £32 for the first year and £36 for the second year. Direct Debit gives me a saving of £40 over two years against the over the counter price, and a saving of £8 on the two year subscription.

Who is there right mind would buy the one-off subscriptions, when direct debit is a better offer? Or am I missing something here?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

40K Catachan Army

My wife bought me a Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard Catachan Battalion box set for Christmas 2007. I wanted to include pictures of all my painted miniatures on this blog, so have included these miniatures as well.

I also purchased and painted a few metal models, one Captain, two Officers, two Ogryns and some snipers. I especially wanted to paint some of the new Ogryn miniatures, these looked awesome in White Dwarf. It was painting the Ogryns that gave me the inspiration to build an Ogre Kingdoms army in Warhammer Fantasy, painting a larger size miniature for a change was appealing.

To make this a complete and valid army I have about 25 more squad miniatures to paint for another troop choice, and will need an additional Ogryn to build a proper size Ogryn squad. Also I especially like the new Catachan command squad released this month with the new Imperial Guard Codex, so I may purchase this box set as well.

May be one day I will complete this army, probably to around the 1000 point mark. But at the moment my focus is purely on my Warhammer Fantasy miniatures.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

40K Catachan Captain

My Imperial Gaurd Catachan Captain miniature on a custom base made from the bits from the heavy weapons sprue and a stone from my garden.

40K Catachan Officers

My Imperial Gaurd Catachan Officers.

40K Catachan Ogryns

My Imperial Gaurd Catachan Ogryns. I need another to build a valid squad of three, may be one day.

40K Catachan Heavy Weapons

Some close-up shots of my Imperial Gaurd Catachan Heavy Weapons Squads.

40K Catachan Heavy Weapons

My Imperial Gaurd Catachan Heavy Weapons Squads. Two Heavy Bolters and a Missile Launcher.

40K Catachan Squads

Two squads of 10 Imperial Gaurd Catachans each with a Vox-caster.

40K Catachan Snipers

Three Imperial Gaurd Catachan snipers.

40K Catachan Sentinels

My Imperial Gaurd Catachan Sentinel Squad.

Miscast Podcast

This is a new Warhammer Fantasy podcast based in the US. The podcast has not been up and running for very long, episode 6 is currently the latest version. The podcast is hosted by Jason Justice and Sean Jackson.

Being based the US it provides a different insight into Warhammer Fantasy. Along with Podhammer (Austrailian) and Bad Dice (UK) we now have different views of Warhammer Fantasy across the globe!

Link to website

Monday, May 4, 2009

Testors Dull Cote

Since Games Workshop stopped selling a Matt Varnish, which was excellent. I have struggled to find a comparable product. I did try Humbrol Matt Cote, but found that for metal miniatures this left a sticky residue which remained on the miniature for many weeks. I even had to strip and re-paint my Ogre Kingdoms Tyrant, because the sticky residue which was still on the miniature for weeks after being applied.

Eventually found a UK supplier of Testors Matt Varnish in cans and bottles Antenociti's Workshop.

This stuff is excellent even better than the Matt Varnish from Games Workshop. The matt finish is brilliant. I will from now on varnish all my miniatures with the Games Workshop gloss varnish first and then spray on a coat of Testors Dull Cote and it really does matt the gloss finish down very nicely.

All of my Ogres are finished using this method.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Battle for Skull Pass, The Novel

I have purchased my first Black Library novel today whilst on a trip to Warhammer World in Nottingham.  The Battle for Skull Pass The Novel by Nathan Long.

High in the mountains, the dwarfs fight an eternal battle against their greenskin enemies, the orcs and the goblins. When the ambitious Dagskar Earscrapper sets his sights on taking Skull Pass, the conflict between goblin and dwarf is re–ignited. Can the stoic dwarfs, led by Godri Thunderbrand, fend off the greenskin invaders and save the fledgling settlement of Karak Grom? Or will the banner of the Crooked Moon boys fly high above Skull Pass? 

After reading the novel I will post a review.  I am not the fastest when it comes to reading, and have a lot on at the moment so this may be a while.