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The Long Narrative

28th Apr 2021

One of the most compelling things about Warhammer 40,000 is the richness of its world. Many authors have spent decades on the world-building task, and even though it may at times be inconsistent and might not always make sense, it adds to the depth of the stories being told. How many times has the myth of King Arthur been written about, and how many of those times have details been changed? It's a never-ending tapestry that is changed every time touch it.

What if there was more to it? What if we envisioned a campaign to obtain some artefact off a planet, or had to extract a squad, but…


21st Apr 2021

Priming before painting is something that most people do. In the 'old days' it was a necessity to make sure that the paint would cover and stick to metal miniatures okay. Most of what people paint now will be either plastic or resin, and in some cases may choose not to prime it first. Personally, I like to prime. I don't think really it's as simple as picking up some spray paint and just spraying it at your model - you need to consider what you're going to do. The colour you prime it with will have an immediae impact on your paintjob - priming it white will make the initial base layers appear…

Review: Citadel Colour Spray Stick

14th Apr 2021

When Games Workshop announced their spray stick, I did wonder to start with whether it was a practical joke. It wasn't April 1st, so it did seem to be real, but with my existing method of using a box to spray in, I didn't have a need for this. Much later, once lockdown in the UK was relaxed, I visited the local store and decided to get one of these as part of the spend needed to get one of their monthly coins (technically medals as they're not legal tender). It was an on-the-spot decision, thinking that it would be worth trying out when priming my newly purchased Battle Sister squad. My line…

Fan Fiction: Terror Incognito

17th Mar 2021

Last year I had a go at Black Library's horror submission, sadly I wasn't successful, but I had fun writing it, and dived into the lore around the Astra Militarum and the Indomitus crusade. I found in writing it, The Imperial Infantryman's Handbook was an essential resource. I've shared the story on for anyone who is interested.

Kill Team Game 3 - Aerial Strike

16th Jan 2020

The Death Guard had overrun a war-torn Imperial city, and the Ultramarines kill team 'The Scions of Pluto' were dropping in to reclaim it. There were three objectives for the striking force, and with this Nurgle infestation it would not be enough to hold them - they would need to be burnt. Anything less than a decisive victory would be a win for the heretics. The Scions of Pluto would need to strike hard, and deployed into cover whilst the Death Guard clustered around each objective. Only Occius Oranius, sniper specialist stood alone - perched on the rooftop.

Kill Team at Warhammer World

7th Nov 2019

When I was young, I was a fan of the works of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingston - particularly their Fighting Fantasy series of adventure books. Over the years I'd collected the main fifty-odd books in the series, and had nice copies of Steve Jackson's Sourcery series as well as some others. This led me into one of their other ventures: Citadel Miniatures and Games Workshop (GWS), via an introduction to HeroQuest - a title that preceded the creation of those brands.

In the years that followed I started to paint models, and collect whatever GWS items I could get my hands on - mostly from…