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8th Edition Plans - Out with the Old in with the Blue

I've always had this fear of change with my hobby. I been a Games Workshop hobbiest for about 25 years now and every time an edition ends and a new one begins I move away from gaming for awhile. I still build and paint but lose interest in the play part. I fall behind and become distant to friends I share the game with. NOT THIS YEAR, even with the change bigger then any other edition (minus perhaps Fantasy to Sigmar) I'll be active. Actually I have already started collecting my new army even before any list choices can be 100% hammered out. For Ultramar! Yep I am shevling the white Scars and...

Lvo day 1

Day one at lvo.... I'll go into more detail when back home but my first game I lost against genestealers/4 tyrants... They rolled amazing including like 5 first turn charges and having first turn. I did manage to kill all hive tyrants and score some points....Had a chance to win but lost my last bike holding an objective....Honestly we both agreed we never seen someone roll as good as him. Basically this put me in the bottom poll....So I decided to start drinking....Lol Game 2 I tabled eldar....Wrath knight, 2 d servants, 6 spiders and jet bikes. I always do well against eldar Game 3 should...

CanHammer 2016 Blog Whatever Day It Is

Well a few days left before we go to our team event. Display base is made (report on the build later on) ... painting is however not done. Going to crunch as usual and get done what I can. I am hoping to still score full points even if a few things are not 100%. I've played a few games lately and have done well. My goals I to force draws in matches I don't think I can win. The biggest struggle I've had though and I like to mention is the time it takes build, paint, play. It's been hard doing it myself and perhaps I missed the ball on something I could of started. I think it would help and be...

CanHammer 2016 Blog Entry IV

Well it's been a busy few weeks of nothing to do with my army... Kinda sucks but I am back to the grind to get ready for the event. The last two days I crunched put two rhinos and twelve guys. Still puts me way behind getting done in time but hey why not build a display board...lol. I still have 7 rhinos 3 pods 3 land speeder storms and 24 men to paint. I think I can get about half this done completely and the rest 3/4 done....I lt should score full points still but this is a lot of painting. I have been working to the highest standard I can do and its time consuming. Hoping I can hide the...

CanHammer 2016 Blog Entry 3

Well lately it's been paint, paint, paint... It's going slowly but I did want to show how I paint... usually in front of CNN because I am such a political nerd I setup this amazing paint station. I keep things simple....wet pallet...few colours out...few models...and slowly chip away. I was setting goals weekly of fully painting things but instead I switched to getting the guys roughly done then at the end I am going to do final highlights and weathering after the army is at that point. So basically it puts everyone half fully done. The army looks good enough like this that I could still...

CanHammer 2016 Blog Entry 2

Back from my Vacation, refreshed and ready to crunch on this army. In the two days since being back I built these 3 pods and the rhino here... Both converted so it took some time. I really like the spikey tracks swap on the rhino (and all the others in my army)... I also put them all the way around which tacks some time but it's a neat look like the older versions from the rogue trader days. The pods are slightly converted to look a little more like the deathclaws on the cheap. I also forgot to leave out ten models I put banner on thier backs. All my squads have that...it's an older thing to...

CanHammer 2016 Blog Entry 1

Well this is the start of a blog for my CanHammer 4 person team tourny event I will be attending at the end of April. This entry wont be followed up until mid month (Cruise next week) but other wise should be a weekly account of my struggles...lol. I'll post the exact list tomorrow in the List Crit section on the site. Basically I will be using a Space Monkey army (White Scars) in Gladius Strike Force Formation!!! I am excited to be running it and should have lots of games to account leading up to the tourny. This week I Painted up 12 Scouts of the 15 needed...based and everything. To finish...

Favorite You Tube Channels and Reviews

I find painting/building to be an extremely fun part of my hobby experience however it can also be very boring when alone. I often used to sit by the computer and surf while I hobby which actually took away from paint/building time, unitl I started finding some youtube channels I could listen to without having the need to watch! Listed here are a few of my favorite to keep things moving at my gaming station. 1. Miniwargamerjay https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNdMFZCWJgzWotmB3G7SV0g This is my favorite...he...

Painted Armies

I been looking around at painted armies on the interwebs...mainly armies on parade type photos from larger tournaments and events. What an amazing site it would be to see some of these up close and personal! There's something to be said about seeing a fully painted force. I love looking at details and conversions and my mind races imagining fluff of these models as if they were real... Battle display boards for events telling a story. ..This scar from a genestealer nearly costed a valiant marines life or this hull damage from a land raider didn't stop it blazing up the field of glory in a...

Bloggity #2 This is a Club "itoysoldiers"

Well recent events have lead to The Chosen Realms forum going down...forever. Basically it's an abandonment of half the clubs members due to a clique that started it not rolling dice in the same tabletop systems. Without notice or anything basically half the club lost blogs/photos/posts just basically a lot. That's ok though I am not here to blabber on about a loss but a solution of what we can now be! A little background on myself since I haven't been as active in the community as I was 7+ years ago. I was a Chosen Realms member long ago... decently active on the forums and played club games...

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