Saturday, December 9, 2017

In defense of the Battle Journal!

   Ok, my first post in a while that is not a video, but it still may become one...   I'm here today to defend a product.  A Games Workshop product.  Yes, we all know that I am the #1 defender of GW stuff, and that I may be slightly biased, but I'm serious.  And no, this is not a teary-eyed plea to "leave them alone".

  It is however, a plea to some in the community of 40k and AoS to step back and think about these books.  Most of the criticism I hear about these books is coming from folks who are good at the game they play.  If you're one of those, think about how you got good in the first place...

  I will venture to say that you did something along these lines...  You played a lot, you are (or were) young enough to have a good mind and memory for these games  You learned from your games and figured out how to not make mistakes with deployment, movement, positioning etc.  You also probably have a knack for this sort of thing.

  Now, put yourself into my shoes, or some newbies shoes.  Some of us don't have time to play 5 games a week, let alone 5 games a month. 

  For us mere mortals, having a record of what happened, what we did wrong (or maybe right) is huge boon to our gaming.  Some of us are learning new armies and are just starting to make new mistakes.  Having a place to record all these things is a huge help.  I'm trying to juggle my reasonably active work schedule, a podcast, occasional videos, NEO work etc.  I am also OLD and cannot remember what I had for lunch, let alone what I did wrong in game one of the Slobberknocker GT.  Having these books to jot down my notes and my mistakes is a huge help.

  I have often mentioned to James that what makes him so much better than me at AoS is that he never makes the same mistake twice.  I tend to do the same dumb things several times until I remember not to do it again.  Writing down my notes is helping me become a better player and a better opponent to the folks I see at tournaments. 

  So, all you good players out there, when you see me writing in my journal, trying to become a little bit better at the game, don't make fun of me.  (well, actually, go ahead, I don't mind.).  Just understand that this product is not aimed at you, it's aimed at me, the casual guy who wants to give you a better game one of these days.

  Oh yeah, and if you ever forget what turn it is, or who went first, expect me to call you out and laugh at you and make fun of you!!!  Because I wrote it down and I KNOW what turn it is ;)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Video - Wargamer Fritz update / How to make any kind of Texture paint

An update on the real reason Wargamer Fritz's channel was closed down, and how to make any colour texture / base paint that you want.  Enjoy!

Wargamer Fritz’s Blog/Podcast Page -

Nick (IDICBeer)’s Video -

Also, see my Podcasts;

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A look into the General's Handbook 2017 Warlord Edition (vid)

Hey guys,

  Put up a video of the General's Handbook warlord edition.  It's a very nice box, packed with goodies.  I may even order another one.  The cards and markers are nice, the dials are cool.  All around good thing.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Warhammer 40k, First Strike set - First look

Unboxing video and unboxing of the new first strike set from Games Workshop.  Very good box for the absolute beginner and it has a thing or two for the veteran gamer too.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Markers for (new) 40k games, Round 1

  Hello, folks.  I cranked out a set of markers for the new 40k, thought I would share here (as always).  Not nearly as many as previous editions, which is actually a good thing.

Here is a link to the PDF on Google Drive

and here is a screenshot, so I can explain;

The fall back markers are just that.  Mark units that fell back from combat.  Remember, flyers can still shoot.

Advance - yep, mark units that advanced.

Gone to ground - If you do a narrative mission that has a pre-game bombardment, mark units that went to ground to save some wounds.  They don't get their first turn.

Combat Round Complete - mark units when you're done with them in the combat phase

Declared Charge / Charge Target markers - These may seem odd, but they may help you with multi-charges.  Mark the unit that charges multiple enemies with the declared charge marker, then the targets with the corresponding lettered Charge Target markers.  It helps because you may get into it with units that you charged and others that you are just locking down.  The markers make it easier to see who can be attacked in close combat.

Transport / Embarked - When I set up I sometimes forget who is in which transport, these will help with that.

Definitely, download the PDF version, the image file is large and some printers/software will scale them incorrectly.  The PDF version is 1" rounds.  If you need to know how to assemble them, here is the blog post and video that shows the system.

Making Markers for cheap!

Super cheap and look really nice.  So, there they are, hopefully, you will find some use for them.   Enjoy!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Warhammer 40 Limited Edition Box set - the Weigh in!

Well, 40k 8th edition is here, and it's here to kill 7th (thank the gods!).  But, like any good title fight, there has to be a weigh in first.  So, I do just that.  To help justify in my mind the cost of the new limited edition, I weigh it against all my 7th Ed stuff...

Enjoy, let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mystery solved... finally. Why the 4x4 game mats from GW?

  This should come as a surprise to exactly no one, but we do have the answer about why GW battle mats come in only the 4x4 size.  The city ruin battlemat is obviously perfect for Shadow War  Armageddon

  While the Khorne Battlemat is for the new AoS Skirmish game.  Been wondering for a while now about the odd size that just does not seem to fit their games...

  But it's all very clear to me now...

Good on ya, GW.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New Video series! - The Crucible Chaotica

Hey guys,  Just sharing a video from the new series where I will cover anything and everything hobby related.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stormcast Eternals Limited Edition Battletome Review

  Made a video to shoe the LE Battletome for the SCE and a review of it's 'value'.  Spoiler, not worth $80!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MacroMat Review video

I unbox and review the MacroMat from TableWar designs!  A must have if you want to photograph mini's well!


Sunday, January 8, 2017