Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The Destruction Army Is Complete - Road to Facehammer GT

Yes I've managed to finish the whole Destruction army in record time, so much so for the first time ever I'm not going to be painting the night before the tournament.

I know the list isn't optimal at all, but I'm going to have fun and meet loads of people, if I get a win then great, if not I'll be propping up the bottom tables with a frequent trip to the bar all weekend.

Unfortunately I don't think I'm going to have time to do any scenery for the army. If I wasn't ill for a whole week I probably would've had this past week to paint up themed scenery, but hey you can't win them all.

The army allows me to expand out each allegiance over time but using the same colour scheme it will tie into one massive Destruction Grand Alliance that should look cohesive.

Now to bring on Friday and the Facehammer GT!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Tales of Sigmar Podcast Episode 7 - The Endless Deserts


We have our very first guest for the Tales of Sigmar podcast as Tyler Mengel joins Dan and discusses everything to do with The Endless Deserts and his fantastic work with the Tomb Kings in Age of Sigmar. For the hobby progress Adam and Chalmers go through their recent painting and gaming as the days until the Facehammer GT looms near.

As you can see we also have a brand new Podcast logo as we reveal the winner of our design a logo competition.

Like always you can find us on Twitter - @talesofsigmar @dangermouse425 @elfordminis

Also all of Tyler's projects can be found here;


Monday, 12 September 2016

The Final Stretch - Road To Facehammer GT

So I’m finally back. I’ve been ill and bed-ridden for what’s felt like an eternity, and I’m finally getting back to some sort of normality. Just what I needed with only a couple of weeks until the Facehammer GT. Now the rush is definitely on.

I’ve chopped and changed my Destruction army a few times the past week, I need to get a list which is easy enough to finish off painting and will look decent on the table. I know it’s not going to be anything near an ‘optimal’ list that I wished for but I’m just glad I’ll have something new painted up for the event.

So firstly what is going to be in my two different lists? Well…

List 1 – 2000pts

Mega Boss on Maw-Krusha

Frostlord on Thundertusk

Orruk Weirdnob Shaman

20 x Moonclan Grots

20 x Moonclan Grots

20 x Moonclan Grots

4 x Mournfang

5 x Orruk Brutes

List 2 – 2000pts

Mega Boss on Maw-Krusha

Moonclan Grot Shaman

20 x Moonclan Grots

20 x Moonclan Grots

20 x Moonclan Grots

2 x Mournfang

5 x Orruk Brutes

1 x Stonehorn Beastrider

1 x Thundertusk Beastrider

So I’m feverously painting away the past few nights and hopefully by Thursday the army should be fully painted up and ready for the tournament. I’ve currently got 20 Moonclan Grots to finish painting, the Moonclan Grot Shaman to paint up and four of the Mournfang Riders to build and paint and then I have to base the whole army with the snow and dead grass. Should be pretty doable over the next couple of nights.

I’m not planning to create a masterpiece for this army, I switched to the Moonclan Grots because they’re easy to speed paint, mainly drybrushing all the robes and skin. Down the line I’ll expand out with more Ironjawz and Bonesplitterz. I think when I do that I’ll take a lot more time in getting them painted up and try to make them the best I can.

But for the Facehammer GT it’ll have to be speed-painted Moonclan Grots to fill out the battleline units. Who knows maybe for Blood and Glory in November I’ll aim to have a full Ironjawz army on the table.

Hopefully for the end of the week I’ll be able to get some army pictures up and might even be able to squeeze out one practice game before the tournament. (That would be a first).