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2014, New Year, New Start.

12/30/2013 Leave a comment

Really need to make one of these myself…

Tales of a wargaming butterfly

So as we close 2013, and open a new year, I think it is time to set some goals and make the #warmonger pledge to stick with them. I am hoping to keep these as relatively achievable as I possibly can, a few are hobby related and a few are personal related.

So time to cut the BS and get these goals down.

  • To maintain the momentum of Infinity the Game and help build the community local to me.
  • To paint all of my demo and gaming stuff for Infinity the Game.
  • To get my Kings of War stuff built and painted.
  • To stick with the game systems I am currently playing/planning. (Infinity, Kings of War and Malifaux)
  • To get to the Spring Challenge for Infinity the Game, details can be found here.
  • To host some tournaments near me and with the help of others make the UK a…

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Vallejo Fluorescent Paints – Quick Look

10/08/2013 Leave a comment

Very interesting. I think I may have to pick up some of these for my Chaos Marines.

The Wargaming Bear

After finding out about Fluorescent paints from Vallejo, I though it would be cool to have an army of day-glo daemons 🙂 With that in mind I decided to pick some up as you may remember from Beared-itorials and also conversations I have had on Twitter.

So I picked up the 5 colours in the range; Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink and Orange

An odd set of colours but went with it anyway. Below you can see some of the experiments with the paints;

So the light was very simply the yellow paint over a white base with a wipe of brush around the light as well. I think it actually gives it a very quick/easy OSL effect with little work.

Again over a white base and after a few layers of the green (and yellow as a pseudo-hightlight) along with the blue done the spine. It certainly pops.

So how…

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Let’s Talk About Abaddon

08/22/2013 Leave a comment

Awesome background, I think I finally understand Abaddon. That said, there’s still no way my Chaos Marines would ever want to ally with his mob, but that’s their loss.

Aaron Dembski-Bowden

In recent months, as The Talon of Horus rolls ever onward, I’ve spilled a wealth of words on Ezekyle Abaddon and the Black Legion over emails and hastily-chucked notes to various other authors and IP-tastic souls in the dark conclave of Those Who Contribute to 40K.

This is a difficult book, not only because of the wealth of lore (much of which subtly shifts from edition to edition, meaning you need to choose what to focus on and run with that), but also because of the 40K comedy memes that do the rounds, just like in any fandom. Abaddon, however, gets hit hardest by a barrage of misunderstandings, and lore that remained fairly vague in the past. I hope you’ll forgive me for focusing on the positive and the reality behind the curtain, but I already spend long enough worrying about, and discussing, the negative perceptions. I can’t bring myself…

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Massive Codex Space Marine Q&A

08/22/2013 Leave a comment

Very cool. Think I’ll make a start sooner rather than later on my Imperial Fists allied contingent.


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I’m not even going to pretend I had anything to do with this. It’s shamelessly robbed from someone else’s site but it covers so many questions that I had to share it despite my policy on rumours. This set of Question and Answers have come from 40k Radio and compiled by others. 40k Radio apparently have a Final Print Copy, which is very close to the finished product so the information below should be fairly accurate.

This is done in two sections, the first, is the most recent and the shortest. A previous Q&A is listed below. Basically there is just tons of information so make sure you’ve got the time to read it. Or, for those at work, doesn’t have a pressing deadline…

via 40k radio and compiled by Zion from Talkwargaming

Q: Is it true that what you guys have is an early playtest material, not the actual…

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Leaked Space Marine Tactical Squad Images

08/11/2013 Leave a comment

Like Phil, I’m very glad that the box will still have ten models, I honestly wasn’t expecting that though it does remain to see how much GW will charge.

Hopefully some of the crazier rumours we’ve heard about this box set (all heavy weapons, heresy armour) will pan out also.

Nevertheless, I really like the look of this set as it will both give me extra options for my Chaos Marines as well as allowing me to press ahead with my long-gestating Imperial Fists project.

Heck, I might even paint up a squad of Ultramarines. Fourth Company, of course!


Yes, even more leaked Space Marine images. This time the all important Tactical Squad. Rejoice wargamers because it looks like they’ll be a squad of 10 after all but goodness knows how much they’ll be.

They look like they’ve just been tidied up rather than anything too mental done with them, which is good. In fact it looks like there’s just been sharpening of detail and improving some of the poses. I heard a rumour that they’ll be some bits to make pre-heresy armour variants but we’ll see.


And here’s some snaps of the new Sternguard models as well. Which look awesome. And thankfully in keeping enough with the previous Veteran models that I won’t need to replace them. Hurrah!NewSpaceMarineSternguard

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Leaked Images of Space Marine Centurions

08/08/2013 Leave a comment



centurions2The rumours were true and thoroughly unsurprising as these dudes have been knocking around since the Horus Heresy collectible card game. And actually I’m quite impressed that they stayed as loyal as they did to the art work. Obviously the photos aren’t brilliant but I actually think these could be pretty cool….

Indicative price is 3 for £50 so start saving boys and girls.

And as a bonus, here’s a blurry shot of the anti-air craft Rhino Variant…

RhinoIf this is a stand alone I reckon it’ll be about £25. If it’s going to be rolled into the Rhino/Razorback box, it’ll be about £25…


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A Nature Documentary

07/30/2013 Leave a comment

Yet more awesomeness from Sarah Cawkwell’s blog.

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Observe quietly as we watch the Hateful Troll in its natural environment, the internet.

It is not possible to place a sex on these usually rational creatures, because they may take either form. Nobody has ever got quite close enough to one to find out and their particular breed of camouflage – called a ‘monitor’ – means that unless you actually turn up on their doorstep, you are unlikely ever to know the truth. Rumour suggests that statistically, these Hateful Trolls are male, but there are plenty of females in the mix and females can be much nastier.

See now as the Hateful Troll ambles its way across the rolling internet savannah, searching for its next victim. Their hunting methods are strange; most of the time they seek their prey by themselves, but under the right circumstances, they form tight-knit groups, known by the decent folk of the internet as…

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In Reply…

07/25/2013 Leave a comment

Another sterling and most welcome rebuttal of that idiot’s article.

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Bacon all arguments are invalid

07/19/2013 Leave a comment

Bacon makes everything better.

The Wargaming Bear

Thanks to @MunkeyKungFu for this


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Lemon Painting Explosion Markers

07/18/2013 Leave a comment

I’m going to be picking up some as soon as payday allows and I suggest you all do the same!


When I made the decision to move The Shell Case away from just me writing about my painting antics – mainly because there weren’t any to write about – one of its mandates was to find independent companies and shine a light on whatever they were working on be it rules, models, scenery or all of the above.

Whilst looking at snaps of a particularly messy game of 40k on Facebook I spotted some fantastic looking Explosion Markers. Explosion Markets which had lights inside and made by Lemon Painting who very kindly sent me some to take a look at.

And here they are…


Considering this was taken on my iPhone (other – better – smartphones are available) you have to admit they do look pretty awesome.

The construction isn’t sophisticated – what looks like wadding from a soft toy, a flickering LED candle and paint. But why does it…

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