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Will Mordheim Rise from the Ashes?

Will Mordheim Rise from the Ashes?

    I attended Origin Game Fair a few weeks ago and, in addition to seeing many wonders (watching Uncle Atom of Tabletop Minions conduct a painting tutorial; looking at some of the very best wargaming tables I’ve ever seen; seeing every table, chair and ledge in a massive convention center occupied by footsore gamers) I also had the joy of playing in my first-ever game of Mordheim. This year, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of Mordheim, actually, and it’s probably one of Games Workshop’s most beloved (and late-lamented) properties. For those not in the know, Mordheim is a skirmish...

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Kickstarter Part 4 - The Kickening...

Kickstarter Part 4 - The Kickening...

    I’ve written periodic pieces about Kickstarter and its relation to the wargaming and minipainting hobbies, and wow, there’s a lot of intersections there. I try not to pay too much attention to Kickstarter (because when I do I, y’know, spend money… but there’s just so much cool stuff out there!) but every so often a topic comes up that I think you lovely people out there in the Blogosphere (are we still calling it that?) might be thinking about, too. Or not. Whatever. Read this anyway. But seriously, something that’s captured my attention on and off is how...

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Achilles Heels

Achilles Heels

    So, first off, before I get into the meat of today’s article, I’d just like to point out that, wowzers, this is my SEVENTIETH piece for GameMats.com. It never ceases to astound me whenever I reach one of these milestones and it’s been a pleasure to be able to share my hobby experiences like this. Ok, personal tomfoolery over, and on to today’s program. I think we all pretty much have miniatures that we prefer to paint, that we feel we’re best at or at least have a better handle on painting than other kinds of minis. Looking...

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Tutorial - Painting the Pilgrim City Ruined House

Tutorial - Painting the Pilgrim City Ruined House

For today’s piece, I’ve decided to take you through my process for painting one of my Pilgrim City terrain pieces which I got right here from GameMatsDotCom.   These are some great, characterful terrain pieces that will look great on your tabletop, and they also take paint very well.     This is the Pilgrim City Ruin piece, which has been 3D printed in a good, neutral “sprue gray” color, if you will. This is a three-piece structure, because much of the Pilgrim City terrain is modular. However, for my purposes and how I plan to use the piece, I...

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Organization

Organization

  We recently had some work done on our house, and as a result, the hobby stuff that I – admittedly – had carelessly allowed to just accumulate in the “finished” portion of our basement had to be moved.      And, in its various boxes and bins, it’s all currently sitting in the unfinished “storage” portion of the basement and it’s mocking me because, yeah, I know, the time is coming very swiftly when I have to get in there and organize it. I don’t want to. But I need to, for my sanity. First and foremost, I need...

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