Monday, 2 January 2017

AoS 004 - Bonesplitterz vs Nurgle

Happy New Year, guys!

Thought I'd share another battle report from my early gaming days of Age of Sigmar. This game was uploaded quite some time ago, but only getting the chance to share it now.

This was the third time I played with the Bonesplitterz list - plenty of boars and plenty of shooting!

Hope you guys like the batrep. Also you will notice some newer batreps on the channel which are games that were played during 2016.

Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

WH AoS 003 - Ironjawz vs Ironjawz

Today we have an Ironjaw civil WAAAGH! in the realm of fire.

This batrep goes on for an hour and 44 minutes, so make yourself some tea, work on your latest hobby project and get stuck into the latest battle report!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Age of Sigmar Game 2 - Ironjawz vs Nurgle

G'day everyone! I'm back with another Age of Sigmar battle report - this time I'm taking on the Nurgle filth, featuring the Glottkin and a heap of Putrid Blightkings.

Just a quick comment on the length of the videos. I really like the long, video formats of battle reports. This definitely inspired by Blue Table Painting, Mini Wargaming and others out there. I like watching and listening to these long battle report videos whilst I'm doing hobby and hope I can contribute the same sort of videos.

I'm hoping to get some more gaming done this weekend, so stay tuned for more battle reports.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Age of Sigmar Battle report (via YouTube)

G'day guys!

Just an update, I decided to make a battle report for Age of Sigmar on my YouTube channel. It's in full video format, runs for an hour, so it's perfect to run in background while you're hobbying away.

Hope to make some more battle reports and hobby content in the future, so if you enjoyed it, give my channel a 'Like' and subscribe!


Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Making counters for Frostgrave

G’day everyone, thought I’d share some ideas about how to make some Treasure markers for the tabletop miniature game, Frostgrave.

The game is made by Osprey games, and while they have some cool objective markers made by them to use in the game, I thought I’d do something different and really make these Treasure markers stand out on the table.

There are some wonderful miniature pieces you can use for markers. I decided to use pieces from the fantastic range of Reaper: Bones miniatures. Each pack costs a little over 4 dollars here in Australia, so they’re really great value and have excellent details to boot.

It’s a good idea to add your pieces on a base of some sort, just to keep it tidy and gives you the chance to add a nice scenic base with the markers. The picture above shows what I’ll be using in this example – these are 32 mm bases from Games Workshop. Depending on the size of the actual pieces you’re using, you may want to use something smaller, like a 25mm or 20mm base.

Next up, you’re going to need some tools. I used Liquid Green Stuff to fill in some gaps between the model pieces and the base; Mourn Mountain Snow texture to add some texture on the base; and some Agrellan Earth to add the cracking effect on the base. Finally, you’re going to need a sculpting tool of some sort to help you apply these on the model itself.

If you’re a wargamer, I’m sure you’ve accumulated some bits and bobs of pieces over the years. These can certainly add more detail and flavour to your objective markers. In the example above, I’ve got some rocks, skulls and weapon bits. You can never have enough detail on your markers!
Now, it’s time to start putting it all together.

With Frostgrave, you’re going to need at least 6 Treasure markers altogether, so that’s what I’ll be doing here.  

Now, it’s time to start adding detail to your base. Some might like to keep it simple by simply adding sand and flock after they’ve finishing painting their models. However, for this example, we’ll be adding the Mourn Mountain Snow and Agrellan Earth texture beforehand, so we’ll be painting those parts as well.

The Agrellan Earth texture does a really good job of adding that cracked effect on the base.
Once the texture paints have dried and you’re happy with the amount of detail you have on your markers, go ahead and prime your models for painting.

I’ll start off with these wooden crates so I can work with the same colours on my palette.

Before I get into too much detail with the pieces, I drybrushed the bases. When I was happy with the texture and colour of the base, I finished off the remaining detail on the pieces.

The picture above represents all the layering and highlighting done. Next up is to add some tufts on the base. Mininatur has a fantastic range of grass tufts. I’ll be adding a couple of tufts here and there on the individual markers.

Since Frostgrave has a winter/snow setting, I’ll be adding some snow flock on the models.
The technique which I like to use with adding snow flock is to mix PVA, water and white paint. This prevents the PVA from being too transparent when it dries and you won’t have to add multiple layers of the snow flock to get that white look.

And you’re done! Pretty simple, isn’t it?

You can add multiple layers of snow flock for extra thick snow if you really wanted to, but I decided to keep it really simple.

I hope you've found this to be both helpful and inspiring so you can create some great looking counters for Frostgrave (or for any game!).

Happy gaming!