Monday, September 19, 2016

W√ľntercabin Tres!

The views, the spendor...the games!  Another winter (yes, W√ľnter!) cabin is in the books.  Yes, it was eight months ago, and yes I'm just posting now, but better late than never.  Here's the view I wake up to in the mornings.  Not bad for a game weekend.  Speaking of which...

What is it?  Well due to the popularity of our summer cabins where we get the gang back together annually for nothing but what we always have done, game, we thought we needed more.  Hence a halfway point...the winter version!

If you think this is overkill, you should see the food...and booze!  There's way too many games here, but choices are good, options are good, but trunk space, err, not so plentiful.  I think we got a speeding ticket on the way home.  And destroyed a toilet at Arby's somewhere in the middle.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Armies on Parade: Dwarf Fortress!

Every year Games Workshop holds their Armies on Parade event across the globe.  It's a great chance to show up with your army and get a little display in.  Most of the time I gawk at all the entries that aren't my own, and this one is no exception...the Dwarf Fortress!

The big difference now is that I am a GW store, and this sucker I got to see in person.  The cool thing about it is that for one, it adheres to the two-foot square rule, and secondly, it was really only about half done.  Since these were taken, more work has commenced on it, and this year it promises to really be something special.

So the Dwarves (dwarfs!) march out the main doors, but what you don't see is that a tower above the entryway holds all of your dice.  Once you pull the lever all the dice tumble down through the tower and roll out the 'mouth' onto the walkway.  Instant dice tower, and if I may venture, one of the nicest dice towers this world has ever seen.  As always stalwart students, enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Two Titan Tale

Do you like towering engines of destruction?  Do you like incredible feats of resin building, modeling, and painting?  Are you amazed and in awe when you see a "miniature" that towers above the battlefield in the 20" plus range?  Then look no more:

Happy to say that not only do I just know this guy, he's a buddy of mine.  Definitely check out his blog, follow it while you're at it.  Even if you're not a huge 40K fan, my buddy Jon has got some great posts about the building aspect of our hobby, and he's no slouch with the brush.