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Compare... and Contrast

Compare... and Contrast

  Likely, by the time this piece hits the internet, Game Workshop’s latest miniature painting innovation will not have hit the shelves yet and is still weeks away (or at least pretty close to it): the Contrast line of products. While they have been teasing them for a while (word came down earlier this spring about a painting product that would speed up and simplify the process of painting large numbers of minis, and a number of people predicted it was going to be a Citadel-branded airbrush), the full nature of the actual product was only confirmed at WarhammerFest over...

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Batch Painting 2: The New Batch

Batch Painting 2: The New Batch

  If you’ve been reading these articles for any length of time, you know that I really don’t like batch painting. “Why don’t you like batch painting, old fella?” I hear you cry. Because it’s the Henry Ford Assembly Line Method applied to something that’s supposed to be fun and creative. It’s dry, it’s utilitarian, it’s mindless, it’s blah. For the uninitiated, batch painting is when you have a group of miniatures – all part of the same army, etc. – that you’re going to paint in a similar color scheme. You start with one mini, apply a particular color,...

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More Random Musings...

More Random Musings...

  Well, we’ve got the flu flying around the house again, so this week, why don’t we dig into my subconscious and see what weird gaming and hobby musings are lurking there waiting to be discovered…   I’m finally noticing on my Twitter timeline that people I follow are really, consistently starting to play Adeptus Titanicus. Now, I know the game is popular, that it sold out in some places, so the fact that I personally haven’t seen a lot of folks bringing it to the table likely doesn’t mean much; indeed, I have seen people posting their paints and...

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Think Small Part Three: Think Smaller

Think Small Part Three: Think Smaller

   Believe it or not (I certainly can’t), this is the 60th piece I’ve written for Gamemats.com, so first I want to say “Woohoo!” and a big thank you to everybody who’s read this blog and encouraged me. Here’s to 60 more. Also, this article is the latest in an accidental series I started writing about small wargaming companies. These pieces have tended to get positive reactions and interest, so hopefully this will continue that trend.  About three years ago, I got one of those prepaid credit card-gift card things for Christmas, and I decided to spread the wealth to...

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Not too long ago, I was playing Kill Team with a friend of mine. The board had been set up with a fairly intricate set of terrain, and there were additional odds and ends like crates and so forth. It all looked pretty detailed and, as much as we could, fairly realistic. As we continued to play, someone who was observing the game commented that what we were doing looked a lot like “a dollhouse.” And, y’know, they weren’t wrong. There are actually all kinds of similarities between wargaming and, well, dollhouses or other aspects of children’s play....

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