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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The Philosophy of the Dark Elf (Or Don’t Go In There, there’s two of them…)

Following on from the Eternal Elf , this weary wanderer on the Pewter Road has turned his thoughts once more to Dark Elves, specifically of the Marauder variety One might not go far wrong if one was to conjecture that the Marauder Dark Elf range appears to have been at least in part influenced by Ancient …

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The Eternal Elf

Age of Sigmar is change. Change is often bad. But with Age of Sigmar came the idea of 32mm round bases under fantasy figures, and that, it transpires, is actually good. Witness this: A classic pose of indomitable strength and justified arrogance, multiplied tenfold by the majesty of the new large base. Truly he stands …

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The Bilious Vomitings of an Infectious Hobby

In an offshoot of the tunnels beneath the Lead Mountain, there is a place where the walls drip with mucus, flies buzz, and corpulent little daemons chitter and giggle in the darkness. Here, it is Grandfather Nurgle who holds court. Long days past, the suppurating hordes of the Plague God would shamble out across the …

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The Sanctioned Operative: Dark Future in the Gaslands.

Gaslands is a recent Osprey 'blue book' about autovehicular combat. There is more to be said of it at a later date, but for now here is the first car to be completed (after a fashion) of this particular Warrior of Text-Tarmac: The 'Nola Gay, vehicle of choice of the Sanctioned Operative Redd Harvest, from …

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On the savagery and excessive height of the elf: The Widows Gaze, a review/comparison of Rune Wars DeepWood Elves and Shieldwolf Shieldmaidens

Rumour abounds among the deep delvings that a new fantasy mass battle game slouches towards the Lead Mountain. The rough beast in question hails from the Osprey stable, and has sprung forth from the busy quill of that stalwart scrivener Joseph A. Mcullough, (who blogs here), able progenitor of the canticles of Frostgrave. The name …

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