Mithril Miniatures Warg Riders: The Demon Wolves of Middle Earth Ride Forth to join the Bakshitsu Host

Summoned forth from the goblin-infested halls of the Lead Mountain to support their more lumpen brethen is a unit of Warg Riders. (Though it occurs to this scribe that Wargs are possessed of intelligence and language, so it might be more accurate to describe them as 'Wargs who thought to bring a packed lunch'.) Much …

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Oathmark, Mithril, Em4,Citadel & Warmonger/Wargames Foundry, Reaper, Ral Partha, Alternative Armies Orc Comparison: Expanding the Bakshi Horde: Now with added Orc.

As a follow up to the previous introduction of the Bakshi Orc, and pursuant of several queries, here is a brief comparison of several Orc/Goblin miniatures from various manufacturers, from a selection of Orcs that happen to be scattered among the thoroughfares and foundries of the Lead Mountain, some of whom will be joining the …

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Fritz the Nazgul; Wargaming the 40th Anniversary of Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Lord of the Rings

Hard as it may be to conceive, there was a time before there was a Lead Mountain; a time before time itself; a time before memory and 'membering, before even that glooming Spider Queen, or her long-suffering scrivener. Though few recall or care to remember the darkness of those days, still there were things crawling …

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Et in Arcadia Ego: Further mining of White Dwarf 109: The Imperial Guard

It is written elsewhere that the (mythical & very well-hidden) breakroom in the Lead Mountain is well stocked with inspirational imagery. But the Mountain is Gormenghast-large, and hung over the mantel of a cold and dusty Electro-Fireplace, in a gilded ornamental frame, in a long and cavernous minor anteroom is this masterpiece: The key factor …

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Return to Paramar V: Tiger Eyes Traitor Reaver Titan & Adeptus Titanicus 2018

One of the many delights inside (and surely the others will receive attention in due time), are the vehicle rules to the then new game of titanic battle robots, Adeptus Titanicus. Commonly known as colour text, the article opens with what could safely be called a short story: a full page of Land Raider vs …

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Fiasco at Leeds 2018: A Convention appraisal.

Usually falling on the last Sunday of the month, Fiasco is usually the last show in the calendar for this weary sojourner, so it is ironic that it has ended up being the first show to fall under the Widow's Gaze.  If there is any pertinent information readers would like to know, please ask, and …

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Inquisitor Greyfax model with drukhari witch replacement head in silver power armour

Inquisitor Vidua: Greyfax conversion, review, painting and philosophy

Any Lead Mountain miner worth their salt knows the thrill of the new purchase. The warm glow of acquisition, the breathless anticipation at the prospect of uncasing the fresh metal or plastic, the enticing scent of resin, so sweet. The expectant pleasure of recruiting for our miniature armies. The adrenaline burst of worry as we …

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Beards for the Beard God: Marauder Miniatures Dwarf Slayers

It should come as no surprise, gentle reader, that in a mountain riddled with delvings and workings, tunnels and pits, there dwell beings of a certain truncated nature, commonly known for their stereotypical love of gold, and their propensity for hirsute pursuits. I speak of course, of the Dwarf. A common staple of heroic fantasy, …

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The Ranks Expand: Marauder Dark Elves

Just a quick shot to prove to Her Upstairs that the scribe does indeed work through the old backlog as well as adding to it: A WIP shot of 5 shiny shields, and also evidence that circular bases allow Marauder Dark Elves to form ranks. The thought occurs that placing the officer miniatures on 'Pride …

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PBS1 Skeleton Horde: the archetypal plastic animated bone-men

There comes a time in every young scriveners life when he finds himself at a loss of what to do on a sunday afternoon in the mid-1980s. If you are one of these young fellows, then this article will hopefully guide you towards a fulfilling and constructive exercise that can easily be carried out with …

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