Discovering Frostgrave 2nd Edition

About a month or so ago while browsing YouTube, I stumbled upon a interesting table top Fantasy skirmish game that really caught my imagination. The game is called Frostgrave and features players controlling a party of adventurers, headed by a wizard and wizard’s apprentice as they battle not only the other player, but also A.I. controlled monsters in an attempt to find treasure. Though characters share similar starting stat profiles, ten different schools of magic with a vast amount of spell options mean you can really make something that feels unique. This elegant simplicity (to start) yet complexity really appeals. I’ve not yet had chance to play sadly, but I’m really excited for this one so wanted to bring it to your attention, as well as show off some of the minis I’ve been working on for it.

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1 Year of WordPress Blogging & Hobby updates

I received an e-mail this morning notifying me that this blog has been active for a year and what a strange year it has been. A side effect of the Covid crisis and being forced to stay in lockdown has been an increase in spare time for hobby projects. It’s been an opportunity to work through my backlog and get a few long term projects cleared away. What’s more, it’s been an opportunity to begin blogging about the hobby. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. 😀

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Warhammer Fest 2021- My thoughts on what we saw

Anyone with a social media account in the hobby will no doubt have seen the bombardment of news and previews this week for all things Games Workshop. Usually an in person event, this year Warhammer Fest was online and this meant I got to see the reveals myself first hand. As we are now a day after the final preview, I thought it would be a good time to briefly talk about what we saw and share my thoughts for what is coming.

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Warhammer Quest Cursed City- Why it’s not for me.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt already heard all about Warhammer Quest Cursed City and the coming pre-orders this weekend. From the preview stream events to the articles on Warhammer community, the new board game has been slowly revealed to the hobby community and the response can only be described as “Take my money!”

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Adeptus Titanicus Dominus- Early Access Steam Release

While on my recent food shop, I came across a copy of White Dwarf Issue 462. I don’t usually get the magazine, however this issue came with a free steam code for a bunch of Warhammer games. Now while I do own many of the headline titles such as Dawn of War, Space Marine and Vermintide 2, I was missing a lot of the smaller, more obscure titles so figured I would buy a copy. I got home, used my code and left my pc to download.

Fast forward to a little earlier this afternoon and I received an e-mail from Steam saying Adeptus Titanicus Dominus was now available to purchase and play for £23.70. Checking my copy of White Dwarf, I noticed that Dominus was part of the 12 game bundle and so I logged into Steam to boot it up.

Before we proceed please note this game is in Early access and it shows. More on this later.

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Using the Green Stuff World Textured rolling pins- Miniature Basing

When approaching the basing stage of any project there are a number of options available to create a finished base and give your miniatures a sense of presence. You could simply buy resin cast bases from a 3rd party supplier. If you want a cheaper alternative then you could simply glue flock and static grass to the base or even a fine grit sand/ salt (to be covered in PVA glue and later painted). The Citadel texture paints (and similar products) are another option which provide a fast basing solution and give a good range of finishes which can be painted over for further customisation. If you want a mountainous finish, sheets of cork boarding can be broken up and used. (Though I’ve yet to try this option myself.) Needless to say, there are a ton of options to bring the base of your miniatures to life.

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Baldur’s Gate 3- 40 Hours later…

I’ve reached a point with Baldur’s Gate 3 where I can no longer progress. Not because I have seen everything or become bored, but because I’ve encountered a game breaking bug which means I cannot rest my party at camp. Knowing this was an early access game, I cannot be too upset, after all I knew what I was getting into. This knowledge doesn’t curb my disappointed at not being able to play on however, because what I have seen so far is so good.

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Biostrip 20- Thoughts after stripping an army.

The tub!

There are a number of reasons why you may decide to strip the paint off some miniatures. Perhaps you just got yourself a “Pro-painted” army from E-bay and can’t bare to look at the pigment clogged faces. Perhaps you found some miniatures you painted when you where less skilled and want to have another crack at them. Perhaps you just screwed up. Whatever the reason, at some point in your hobby, chances are you will want to get the minis back to bare plastic. There are a number of ways to go about doing this, however for the purpose of this post we will be discussing a product called “Biostrip 20”.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access Thoughts

Title Screen on first launching the game. Exciting times!

I recently picked up the early access copy of Baldur’s Gate 3 and though this blog is a place where I want to discuss table top gaming and the hobby, I really feel this PC game has a place here. My reasoning for this is because unlike Larian Studio’s previous Divinity: Original Sin series, this feels less like an isometric video game and more like a table top game.

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