Friday, 24 November 2017

The Great Washed (Agrax)

Chaos Cultists! This brave band of cannon fodder has served the Thousand Sons well in their debut battles, so it would be criminal to keep playing in their base coats.

Chaos Cultist converted with Kairic Acolyte heads for Thousand Sons Space Marines, Warhammer 40,000

Let's whip out the Liquid Talent and get started!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Nun But The Brave: Sisters of Battle vs Thousand Sons

We bring a new faction into the Skype battles - the Sons take on the Nuns!

Warhammer 40k battle report - Cloak And Shadows - 1100 points - Sisters of Battle vs Thousand Sons.

Rouse the Anchorite!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Dusting themselves down after a double-loss on the weekend, I, Stylus, will be bringing the Thousand Sons out to battle.

Whereas I, Kraken, shall be attempting a win with the Adeptus Ministorum. Yes, the seldom-seen Battle Sisters will be out in force tonight!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Shoot Like An Egyptian: Necrons vs Thousand Sons

This universe isn't being enough for two Egyptian themes...

Scarabs at the ready, in the second of my weekend realspace battles, the Thousand Sons take on the Necrons!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tears of the Sons: Thousand Sons vs Death Guard

Apparently you don't need Skype to play Warhammer? Upon this revelation, I took my Thousand Sons out into the world for couple of floorhammer battles.

First up: the Death Guard!

Monday, 13 November 2017

The Real Steel Shady

Warhammer Underworldss: Shadespire must have had a good launch: all my social media has suddenly been filled with images of the same three models.

Angharad Brightshield, Steelheart's Champions for Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
"You have a WOMAN'S Stormcast, my lord!"

So here they are again!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Dusty Bins

More Thousand Sons marines - but bigger, dustier and with even less dynamic poses!

Thousand Sons Scarab Occult Terminator

 Here come the Scarab Occult Terminators: bulky armour, fancy weapons and a 90 degree restricted field of vision (like Batman!)

Thursday, 9 November 2017


I always said I wouldn't do this. O, obsessional hobbying, how you make fools of us all*.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Neverending Tau'ry

A fresh wave of T'au today.

Friday, 3 November 2017

It's the Worm's Turn


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Review: Massive Darkness

Not so long ago, I gave my final verdict on  Mantic's Dungeon Saga. Not long afterwards, CMON's Massive Darkness arrived in the post - the second big, glossy dungeoneering board game I've backed over Kickstarter in the last couple of years.

So how do they match up?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

All Wight By Me

Happy Halloween! Let's start a Deathrattle army!

Wight King with Baleful Tomb Blade, Deathrattle, Age of Sigmar

No, that would be crazy. Or would it? The Start Collecting! boxes have broken my will and I just don't know any more...

Sunday, 29 October 2017

EXT: The Lord's Tower

One last trip to the frozen ruins!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Heard The Good Newts?

No, not the start of a Seraphon army (maybe just a little one? The kids would love it if I started painting dinosaurs). 

Skink Starpriest for Seraphon, Age of Sigmar
Little Isaac here will stand alone, defying gravity.

This wee chap slithered out of the Silver Tower Arcane Heroes box set, which means I have a variety of random heroes on my painting desk.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Trollpuddle Martyr

Another quick-fix job from the dawn of time.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Service Guarantees Citizenship: Inquisition vs Tyranids

Nobody quits, everybody fights!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

We've found some kind of smart bug on Planet RAH-59. Two of the Inquisition's bitterest rivals must team up to fight it. I, Stylus, will stay safely behind the front lines with the tea and medals.

But I, Kraken, will lead by example - from the front, disgorging my million young from a beaked maw! Which is how I learned to fight as an RAF cadet, many years ago. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Warlord of Galahir: For Real This Time

Dungeon Saga! It's the final *final* quest for Warlord of Galahir. Somewhat unimpressed by the milk run that was the last mission of the campaign, we asked Kraken to unleash his inner sadist and design us a proper finale that would shed blood and test our mettle.

I didn't realise I had an inner sadist. I thought he was mostly on the outside these days. 

So we bring you the concluding chapter to Warlord of Galahir: the warlord has been slain, and now our heroes must escape the green tide and, not matter how many of them fall, to get the hostage out alive!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Da Red Devvulz

-Knock knock.
-Who's there?

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Crypt Creepers

More scouts!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Dustbusters: Adeptus Mechanicus vs Thousand Sons

10010 0100110 10010110-ight!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Polish up your King Tut headgear -  I, Stylus will be taking the Thousand Sons out for their inaugural battle!

And polish everything else you've got - I, Kraken, command the might of the Machine God and therefore need a lot of grease!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Disc Jockey

Hey there, pop-pickers! My Thousand Sons are going into a smash-tastic battle tonight, and I couldn't send them in without a leader...

Thousand Sons Exalted Sorcerer on Disc for Warhammer 40,000
Not half.

Let's spin up the discs!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Knightfall: Aeldari vs Renegade Knight

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This lance ain't so bright
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Yes, it's us again. Kraken vs Leofa (Hi!), and hot from the success of his Renegade Knight against the noble Salamanders, Leofa is bringing the big lug up against the elegant eldar. I mean Aeldaer. Aeildairy. You know, the Vowel People, them.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Some People Are Worth Melta For: Salamanders vs Renegade Knight

"Bringing a Knight to a 1,000pt game would be too reductive!"

"Nah - as the only target on the board, you'd kill it easy!"

Only one way to find out...

Everyone pile on the Traitor Knight!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Cult Movie

I got to feeling like a machine, and that's no way to feel.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Thousand Sons Dressing

This isn't what you think. I haven't been sucked into 40k. This is not the beginnings of a new army. You can all go about your business.

Thousand Sons Rubric Marines for Warhammer 40,000

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Plaguing Away From Home: Crimson Fists vs Death Guard

Infect Them With Our Blight!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Hot on the heels of our last battle report, I, Stylus, find myself back in the general's chair. This time, I'm trading in the nice, healthy green of the Orks for the verdant putrescence that is the Death Guard.

And in the bold corner, making his all-skype fight night battle report debut, iiiiiiiiiiit's LE-O-FAAAAA!  Hi [waves]  I'll be bringing my Wombles.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Back Door Man

Some days, I despair of myself. This week, I got excited by tiny plastic doors.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

10 Angry Men

I couldn't do the full twelve. Khorne didn't have the patience.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Nobody Expects The Orkquistion: Orks vs Inquisition

Our Chief Weapons are Surprise, Ruthless Efficiency and Fright!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

I, Stylus, will continue our tour of 8th Edition Warhammer 40k with an army of mine that hasn't seen action since 1992 - the Orks! Some of the original models (with their original paint jobs) will feature, along with some of the most outrageous proxy models we have ever used. Waaaagh!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Brayherd Battletome

Always the neglected sibling of the chaos faction, if the absence of a battletome for the Brayherds gets your goat, then look no further than this splendid hobby creation:

An unofficial battletome by Hobbyhammer, this is easily as good as the real thing: fluff, battleplans, warscrolls, allegiance and artefacts, pitched battle and skirmish points - all of it laid out in the recognisable Age of Sigmar style.

(There is even a hobby section - check out page 33 for a contribution by our very own WoffBoot.)

Judging by their inclusion in General's Handbook 2017, we won't getting an official Brayherd book for a while, so this will do very nicely.

It's almost enough to make me want to paint up the remainder of my Brayherd models, after this battalion box somehow fell into my eBay basket...

Just fell in there, I tell you.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


Move over, Dungeon Saga. Time to plumb some new depths.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Scout Car

Break's over! Back to the war.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What the Hell Are You?

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So yeah, these AvP minis.

Monday, 14 August 2017

When Doves Cry: Crypt Angels vs Dark Angels

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Keep your grouping tight
It's All-Skype Fight Night

40K is definitely flavour of the month right now. Here's a third battle report, fought in nearly as many days, and it's one for the power armour fans out there. Marine on marine action, hot hot hot!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Deep Cleanse: Space Marines vs Chaos

We remain in the 41st millennium for our next battle report: the humble Space Marines take on a mixed bag of Chaos!

Warhammer 40k battle report - Cleanse and Capture - Space Marines vs Chaos.

Gee, that's a lot of Smite!
It's an all-Skype Fight Night!

I, Stylus, am back in the 40k saddle. This time, borrowing from Kasfunatu's considerable collection to put a 1000pt Adeptus Astartes force against a mixed bag of Chaos Marine and Daemons. Death to the heretic!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Short Controlled Bursts: Space Marines vs Genestealer Cults

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She doesn't have bad dreams because she's just a piece of plastic. 

They mostly come at Skype Night.

Future firefight time, and it's a notable occasion - Stylus's first game of 40K!

I am ready, man.  I am the ultimate badass.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

X-Wing: Bombing Run

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Back almost instantly with a second outing for the new bomber!

Monday, 7 August 2017

X-Wing: Twofer

Cancellations! Of normal social events, anyway. Which meant Kas and I squeezed an extra game of X-wing into our week. 

With a very delayed write up!

And then, some weeks later, a second outing, replete with the new Wave 11 ships.

New toys!

Two reports for the price of one, then!

Do you think this is Game of Thrones Star Wars humor at

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Electric Duel-a-Ghoul: Flesh-Eater Courts vs Disciples of Tzeentch

Sir Loin ate heartily from his venison stew, scooping the generous cuts of meat from their thick, warm gravy before sinking his teeth into the trencher with a satisfying crunch.

"Lord Gnaw," he acknowledged the king's emissary and proffered him a goblet of ruby-dark wine. "I hear of dark rumblings upon our northern frontier."

"Indeed," the courtier took the offering and drank deep. Lord Gnaw was a vast man, almost bent under the great weight of his shoulders, with his leathery cloak wrapped about him like wings. "The followers of the false gods are attempting to blot out the sky with their magics."

"Barbarians," Sir Loin opined, picking through his platter of sweetbreads and choosing the freshest pancreas.

"The King wishes us to ride forth without delay. There is no time to summon the yeomanry; take only your knights."

Sir Loin rose from his meal. "I have a dozen of my finest warriors at hand. Let us fetch them from their supper table and thence to battle. The quest will sharpen their appetite."

Age of Sigmar battle report: 'War of Storms' between Flesh-Eater Courts and Disciples of Tzeentch.

A quest for the cannibal knight?
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Lucy's on a Skyweaver

Diamond Geezer, Get Serious.

With diamonds, being the obvious implication. Because Harlequins? And they have diamonds? Is this getting through at all?

Friday, 7 July 2017

3:10 Tau Yuma

Hi! Kraken is away on holiday, but that doesn't mean we, his paintbrushes, are.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

For the Greater Gangrene - T'au vs Nurgle Chaos Host

By my depleted leucocytes!
It's All Skype Fight Night!

The lure of 40K is hard upon me. The itch! I must scratch!

Oh no, wait, it's just the symptoms of early onset Nurgle's Rot. Great.

Kraken here, along with Kasfunatu, battling via remote as we bring you a 40K matched play report. As a representative of the Greater Good, I shall be commanding the T'pau sept.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Dungeon Bashing

Okay, Mantic, let's talk final scores.

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What? There are DS heroes we haven't painted?

Sunday, 25 June 2017

40K: To Punch an Alien

In the Grim Darkness of the Fortyfirst Millenium
I still buy plastic crack

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Behold! Two men in their forties playing an appropriate game!

Heh, I am still in my thirties for a little while longer.

Damn you, ageless Kasfunatu!

I am Kraken; age has not wearied me, nor the years condemned. Twelve of the buggers, I think, since last I ventured into these waters. Well, not really, it's basically Age of Sigmar with guns, and I venture out into those waters all the time. But I'm allowed to celebrate a little. All these 40K models I've painted, and nary a game in all this time.

So hurrah! Break out the bolters and burn yourselves a heretic, we're back in business, boys!

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Reptile week here, for some reason.

X-Wing: NorraRey vs Missile Spam

Having just returned from the US, I was searching for jetlag cure and an evening's entertainment. Step in Kraken and another scum list.

Think Kraken, think Scum. That's what I'm aiming for with this series of Xwing games, and I won't stop until we become synonymous.

Monday, 19 June 2017

What's That You Saih?

99% of my collection may be boxed up in storage, but a brave few models have escaped the all-encompassing bubble-wrap, like the Fellowship fleeing Khazad-dûm.

Nothing but single-figure updates for the foreseeable. So let's start with the Mistweaver Saih!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Armies On The Move

Mistakes were made.

Friday, 16 June 2017


Man and machine!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Warlord of Galahir: Soiled Goods

Our last foray into the Galahir! Save the merchant! Grab the loot! Kill the warlord! Increase productivity! Be happy!

A report from Dungeon Saga, Warlord of Galahir - Mission 6: I Believe These Are Mine.

As usual, Kraken, Leofa and Stylus (me) played over Skype. And to judge by the mission's introduction, we're not the only ones phoning it in.