Saturday, 13 December 2014

On the desk: Painting High Elves

Tremble with despair! Lord Manton has returned...

Hello all. It's no surprise that I've been way into Warhammer Fantasy lately (hasn't everybody, though?). So I thought I would show you how I paint my High Elves. I'm also going to talk a little bit about why I do the things I do, so hopefully you can use the basic ideas in your own projects.

In this tutorial, I'll be painting a Bolt Thrower crew member. He is a fairly generic model and will be good to show the most general and useful points for painting an army. This tutorial should get your army up to a nice Table-Top Standard; it will look good on the table without bing a masterpiece up close.


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Mustering Your Forces: Getting Started With Wargaming

Welcome back, peasants.

Today I want to talk about getting started with wargaming in general, but more specifically getting an army started with Warhammer Fantasy Battles. I hope to impart some of the wisdom I've gathered over my many years of starting, abandoning and rediscovering various armies in both Fantasy and 40k, as well as a couple of other games.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Battles, Battles, Battles

Alright! Hey, everyone. Woohoo! Yeah, exciting!

So I haven't posted in a while, and for that I am deeply sorry. The reason (excuse) I'm going to use is that I've been busy actually playing games and doing hobby stuff!

A couple of weeks back I played a big ol' 2,500 point battle of Warhammer Fantasy against my nemesis Jimzan the Everliving. He brought his Vampire Counts, I brought my High Elves and it was a blast! I highly recommend you go check out the great report he wrote up by clicking the link.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

What's Tactics Precious: Space Wolf 1500pt List

Scum and Villainy unite! For a new post has come.

I was down at my FLGS the other day and I played a 1500pt game against 3 Imperial Knights, a Dreadnought and a Stormraven. I brought the following list:

Sunday, 26 October 2014

It's in the Cards: Boss Monster

Hello! Welcome back, filthy worm babies!

Lately I've been talking a lot about Warhammer 40k. It's my main hobby and has been my main hobby focus for the last few weeks, but today I want to talk about something different: Boss Monster!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Milestone! And Preparation.

It's official, we just hit 666 views!

Well done, everyone. This was a group effort. You're all beautiful.

I other news, I played my first game with 7th (6th) Ed Chaos Space Marines tonight against a Deathwing army with some Ravenwing thrown in for fun.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

40k Supplements: Whither the Future?

Good day to you all, you sick, mindless web-drones!

Yesterday I was having a conversation with my buddy, Jack, at my FLGS as he put together the first of SIX Razorwings. We got to talking about the lamentable loss of our dear departed, Asdrubael Vect.

Asdrubael Vect: Not pictured.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

White Dwarf: Thoughts

Good morning, you foul denizens of the Web!

Today I want to talk about White Dwarf. I'm also going to show off some of my Space Wolves that I've been working on lately.

Njal Stormcaller

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Space Hulk: Rules for Tau and Chaos Space Marines

009. M3

In the cold dark of the Melbourne winter in the year 2009, from a dusty shed at four in the morning the cries of terror and my second-best Arnie voice could be heard exclaiming “Face my Assault Cannon, bitches!” as the inevitable, inexorable advance of the pesky gene stealers overran my hopes of successfully completing the mission.

That's right! It's Space Hulk time again. So it turns out as of today you can pre-order the new copy of Space Hulk from GW. If you missed it last time, make damn sure you get on it this time around. There will be cries of “Oh, but it's too esspensive!” from the denizens of the internet, but to be honest, once you've squared yourself and your wallet with GW's prices this game is a straight up bargain. At AU$190 it clocks in at $25 more than Dark Vengeance, but you get a veritable butt-tonne of miniatures and some very nice looking corridor, room and door pieces which are super fun for games of Deathwatch or Dark Heresy and any other sci-fi RPG you care to mention, or just for using in different little missions from the type in Imperial Armour IV: Anphelion Project to your own boarding actions.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Rumble in the Brunx - A Campaign Introduction


Jarl Manton Wolfen-Wolf strode onto the strategium deck of the Fjord Fjairlane as a lord enters his Court. Clad in simple brown fatigues, plain pants tucked into black, fur-lined boots and a simple tunic. The symbol of the Great Company, a skull transposed over a wolf's head silhouette on a blood-red diamond, was the only mark of his command, yet the presence of the Wolf Lord could not be ignored. Across his shoulders was draped a red cloak, trimmed with the grey pelt of a Fenrisian wolf, the alpha predators of the icy wastes of Asaheim.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Wolf Lord Manton Conversion Tutorial

The newest edition of 40k is what a few people are calling a “sandbox” rules set. This is the best example yet of Games Workshop's push to get their players to “forge the narrative”. Basically they've decided that their strongest product is the wealth of fluff that they've built over the past 25 or so years and so they've given us this large expansive set of rules that lets us, the players, play the games we want to play. If you want to play a small skirmish between two rival warbands; you can do it. If you want to see massive technologically questionable machines battle giant xeno-beasts, wiping out ground troops like the expendable fodder they are; you can do that too.

In light of this my friend Jimzan the Everliving and I have decided to forge our own narrative in an upcoming campaign that will shape the saga of my own Wolf Lord, Manton “the Destroyer” Wolfen-wolf, and his Necron Destroyer-lord Jimzan the Everliving. Naturally that means creating our own characters and converting models to represent us on the fields of war.

Without any further ado, I bring you Lord Manton “The Destroyer” Wolfen-Wolf.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Welcome to That's How We Role!

So, as you can see, welcome. This is the first ever post on That's How We Role and boy, is it a good one! (Probably not).
I am a sorcerer!