So the old Warhammer is gone. Replaced by GW's latest brainfart, Age of Sigmar. As an oldhammer player and veteran since 2nd Edition WFB, I'm not sure how to take it. Of course, this effects nothing in terms of playing WFB, I'll still be able to play, but this new direction GW has taken, leaves… Continue reading GW’s Age of Sigmar. Should I give a sh*t about it?
An old fave of mainstream fantasy today, fleshing out more monsters for the Dungeons of Doom Fighting fantasy miniature skirmish game, the common orc. You might notice that I'm trying to bring some uniformity to the monster stats, this is for making monster cards later for my game. I thought I'd eventually have to do… Continue reading Grim’s Dungeons of Doom: Dwellers of the Pit: Orc (common)
Well, I'll start by wishing all those reading, a happy easter, hope you enjoy your choccy eggs! I thought I would start todays blog updates with some extra shots of my 15mm space orc army. If you saw the last post, that just detailed what I had finished thus far. This time, I want to… Continue reading 15mm Space Orcs: More and more…
I've been turning my hand back to painting up stuff from my lead pile of late, and thought it was about time to start up another unit. Since this old Fantasy Warriors Troll was already undercoated and pre prepared, I thought I might as well get around to it. My trolls are a mixed bunch,… Continue reading Troll Tribe: Old School Grenadier War Troll.
Hello all, today we've got a new and hopefully regular article series here on the Grinning Skull, our very own Chinwag with leading industry persons and notable members of the community which I hope will entertain and enlighten you about our vibrant hobby. First up is Lone Gunman Games' head honcho, Jim Hintz. We… Continue reading Grinning Skull’s Chinwag: Interview with Jim Hintz of Lone Gunman Games…
I just saw this crowdfunder advertised over on Facebook, and thought that it was worthy of attention, it's a new campaign from the folks at Tor gaming, known for the Relics line of miniatures and wargaming rules. (Remember the stitchpunk fantasy football sackboy team?) I'm not familiar with Gamingfunder, but the principle is pretty… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: TOR gaming Relics reinforcements 2 on GamingFunder
Ok, you're going to have to forgive my net connection, it's not great at the best of times, but like I have told you before, I promised to show you some stuff I have been working on. This is a personal WIP for my WFB orc and gobbo army, mainly my troll mob. I must… Continue reading Mini Sculpting: 28mm Ettin/2 headed troll; Fnar-frag the two faced!
Just wanted to let you know about the new free to use wargames/miniatures auction site, brought to you by the guys at Tor gaming. If your not one for ebay and its costs and faff, you'll be pleased to know that Miniature bids is free from all that and should net you a bit more… Continue reading Miniature Bids launched! Free auction site for wargames miniatures and games
Oathsworn if you recall, ran the earlier Dwarven KS a little while ago, this time they are back with a new campaign, and it's one that halfling army wargamers will enjoy. There's a lot of really nice figures in this lot, including the halfling ninja, which is inspired I think. I wouldn't mind a whole… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Oathsworn Miniatures: Heroes Kickstarter
If you remember a little while ago, I mentioned the Tabletop townspaper models KS on here. I must say that in my previous post, I did actually make a blooper about the price of the set (I said £20 a set, rather than the real price of £10 for the set of 6) Well, anyway,… Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tabletop Towns Castle Kickstarter