Saturday, 29 June 2013

A Flight of Fantasy

I've been back in my hometown in South East Kent for this week, relaxing and visiting family and old friends. I didn't bring Hobby Supplies or models with me as I knew that, a) I wouldn't have much time, and b) I would doubtless forget an important colour or run out of glue or something.

Myself and four friends enjoy a game of Relic

This means that my Hobby fix this week has been a little bit different.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What's Your Game?

Last time I ranted about people who force their opinions onto others, especially those who have one particular aspect of the Hobby that they focus on to the exclusion of all others. I focused on the dangers of such a volatile attitude, and the damage that it could do to our Hobby. Perhaps a little doom and gloom, but I felt it needed to be said.

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Danger of Opinions

Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith

There's something in this Hobby that's recently been truly getting my goat. No, I'm not talking about the endless waves of people who seem to be in the Hobby for the sole reason of hating it - well, not quite, at least. I'm talking about those who are certain that their aspect of the Hobby is the only one worthy of enjoyment, to the exclusion of all else.

What do I mean? I'll see you after the jump to explain.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Blood Bowl and Specialist Games

So, I've started Blood Bowl. 

As a game, it's always kind of sat in the back rows for me, vaguely waving in interest. Waaaaaaay back in 2003, I played a couple of games of it using a friends Orc team, and quite enjoyed it. I remember then, at the tender age of 14, picking up the Blood Bowl Annual '03 and flicking through the different teams. Even though hormonal teenage me quite liked the buxom Amazons, it was always clear which team I would eventually end up coaching.

Yes, of course, Skaven.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

How I Paint: Daemons of Nurgle

A Great Unclean One
And a really cool daemon model!

This is me with my Great Unclean One (Greater Daemon of Nurgle). I first saw this model when I was about 8 years old. It was in White Dwarf; this hugely awesome, disgusting lump of metal miniature, and I wanted it. Of course, being a kid, I was never going to get a £30 model - every time I reached £10 savings, I'd blow it on whatever that would buy me, but that never stopped me wanting a Great Unclean One.

Thank You!

One day I will finish this Titan...

It's been over a year since I first started this blog. In that year I've watched my local community here in Epsom grow, blossom and bloom. In that year I've met a plethora of new hobbyists, made countless new friends and contacts (both in 'real life' and via Twitter), and I've felt my Hobby grow.

Thus, soppy though it may sound, I wanted to pop up a very quick blog post thanking YOU for your continued support of this blog, of my Hobby, and my Hobby Centre for those local. 

It means the world to me to be able to share my Hobby, and to be able to see your Hobby. This is why I do what I do.

Thank you!

The Second Day

The Brettonians line up for battle

After the 45 minute walk home (seriously, why did we book a hotel so awkwardly far away from the venue, town and everything?), a long tactical discussion and a brief nights rest, we awoke the next day ready to try and climb back up the ladder.

As we arrived at Warhammer World, we passed through crowds of coffee-cup holding players and made our way to the first of two tables for the day. Across the board from us was a dauntingly large horde of Skaven and goblins.