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EXTRA - Death Guard Army

EXTRA - Death Guard Army

  Following the article a couple weeks ago,  “The Hobby Gods Must Be Crazy!” we received some requests for photos of the Death Guard army I wrote about in that post. So we decided to post some images and to give you a bit of background into the army itself! Hope you enjoy. At the risk of sounding like a hipster, I was interested in Death Guard before they were cool – and had their own codex. My oldest Death Guard model – the resin Typhus – was finished about four years ago, complete with resin water effects base. What’s...

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Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team

Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team

  More than most new games premiered by Games Workshop, Kill Team, which made its debut this summer, really seems to have taken sectors of the wargaming world by storm. I tend to gauge these things by my Twitter feed. And while you’ll see folks still, of course, playing Age of Sigmar, 40K, the latest “new hotness” (in this case, Titanicus – though mostly what I’ve seen is people assembling their models; I’ve yet to see any photos of games played come across my timeline) and also a selection of “independent” and historical games, Kill Team is ruling. Everybody seems...

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The Hobby Gods Must Be Crazy!

    This year, I officially finished off my Death Guard Army for Warhammer 40k. Nearly 4,000 points of minis in all, totaling 189 individual models. It was the most major hobby undertaking of my life. I’d never spent so long doing anything like that since I was in grad school writing my thesis. And apparently I’m going to be doing it to myself again because I have two more armies on sprue waiting for me to get at them. This is the time to run out, grimacing, into the night, shaking my fists at the sky and screaming “Why,...

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Expanding a Universe

Expanding a Universe

    In addition to interesting gameplay and miniatures, one of the things that keeps wargamers coming back for more is the universe that’s centered around a particular game. In some instances, becoming involved and informed about that universe is a fairly simple endeavor, especially if you’re playing historicals. The source material (i.e. historical books, films, museum exhibits) for the game is readily available in libraries, bookstores, streaming services, etc. You can customize your units as intricately as you want, and provide them realistic and fascinating backstories, because what they’re recreating on the table really happened – In World War...

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Letting Go

Letting Go

    There’s a wonderful old “Calvin & Hobbes” strip in which Calvin asks his dad what it’s like being an adult. His dad replies that it’s not so much different than being a kid, except that as an adult you’re more attached to your toys. It’s worth noting that, as he says this, he’s doing maintenance work on his mountain bike. That heart of that strip is right. As kids, sure, we love our toys and play with them, but as we get older, the toys shift out of favor and new ones take their place (cue the theme...

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