Friday, June 29, 2018

Choosing your Army in The New Edition

Hey Everyone!  Tomorrow sees the release of the much anticipated new edition of Age of Sigmar.  Everyone will be going out to pick up the essentials like the Core Rule Book, Malign Sorcery, and the latest Generals Handbook.  While everyone will be looking to get to grips with the changes and how they affect our current armies a new edition is also a great time to look at starting a new army as well.  Today I want to look at some of the ways you can begin a new army and how a new edition is a great time to do just that.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Weekly Hobby Update : 6-27-18

Hey Everyone!  Age of Sigmar's new edition is almost here and there has been a lot of content coming about the exciting changes coming to the game we love.  I am very excited to see the 24-hour live stream from the Warhammer Community Team this coming Saturday to kick things off strong.  Speaking of content and being strong I am very happy to announce that I have made the move into YouTube with my new channel Strength Hammer.  The goal of the channel is to provide entertainment, instruction, and information on my two passions of Warhammer and Lifting.  The first episode is now up and I would love if you check it out!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Which Color Paint is your Go-To?

Hey Everyone!  Today I wanted to chat a bit about paint, color choice, and what you find yourself using more so than not.  I don't plan to discuss brands of paint as much as what colors you feel are comfortable to paint with and what you always seem to grab when painting a model or an army.  If you are looking to dive more into types of paint and how brands might differ there is a lot of resources already out there such as Vince Venturella's channel over on YouTube which you should definitely subscribe to if you are not already.  I find it very interesting how color preference can shift subconsciously over time or be a hard choice and my own history of color preference is full of both.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Weekly Hobby Update : 6-20-18

Hey Everyone!  Summer is almost here and the heat and humidity have already hit my area hard giving me the perfect excuse to paint in my nicely cooled basement.  On top of getting my paintbrush working more than it has been in recent weeks, I finally started recording some video for my upcoming YouTube Channel.  I have to admit it is a much bigger challenge than it seems at the start.  If you are one of the many YouTube creators out there my hat goes off to you and all you do to create content.  However,  I am not deterred and plan to keep pushing on to get my first video out soon.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Life Lessons and Wargaming: You Are Doing Better Than You Think

Hey Everyone!  Today I return to my ongoing series "Life Lessons and Wargaming".  The point of this article series is to look at the little lessons we learn throughout life and how we can apply these to our Wargaming hobby.  After my last article in the series, a commenter gave me the idea for today's post "You are Doing Better than you Know.  I had received this advice a while ago as I was beginning my journey in fitness with weightlifting daily.  When we set long-term goals it is easy to feel like we are not making any progress, but in reality, you are and it is something you need to always keep in your mind.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Weekly Hobby Update : 6-13-18

Hey Everyone!  Another week has come and gone as we move toward the release of the new edition of Age of Sigmar.  While I cannot wait for the new edition it seems like time is moving very quickly for me as Coalescence, NOVA Open, and Realms at War : Aethermy is coming on quick.  There is still a lot to do for these events and while it is months out I am already feeling the crunch to ensure I get everything I want to be done in time.  The biggest tasks remaining are for Realms at War as I am diving into some recent lore to develop my Aethermist and Aetherlab.  I still have a solid plan for the models, but a few recent sudden inspirations might see me change my plans a bit.  While a bit might change it will still be heavily Daughters of Khaine themed.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Rend 4 : Age of Sigmar Summer Team Tournament

Hey Everyone!  Last weekend I attended The Rend 4 Summer Age of Sigmar Team Tournament run by Neil.  I had a great time and my dice rolls were much better than the previous Rend 4 event.  Rend 4 is located in Ravenna Ohio which is about a three-hour drive for me, but I am happy to say more than a few members of my local club, Ligonier Legion Wargaming, and of the nearby Steel City Sigmar group made the trip out to give Pennsylvania good representation for the day of gaming.  Today I want to cover my games and overall thoughts about the event and my hopes that Neil will turn this into a full two day Grand Tournament next year!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weekly Hobby Update : 6-6-18

Hey Everyone!  Another week goes by and we are another week to the release of the new edition of Age of Sigmar.  It has been a busy week as there has finally been some nice weather to prime, a weekend tournament over in Ohio, airbrush troubles, and getting the official date for the release date for the new edition.  This past Saturday Rend 4 held their summer one-day event in the form of an Age of Sigmar Team event.  I will be covering this much more this Friday so be sure to check back then.  It is also Coalescence month so be sure to check out if you have one happening in your local area or consider running one yourself.  I am very much looking forward to the event I am running and since it was pushed back a week it looks like it will be a great send off to the original four-page rule set of the game we all love.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Life Lessons and Wargaming: Mental Well-being and Happiness

Hey Everyone!  Today I add another article in my ongoing series "Life Lessons and Wargaming".  The point of this article series is to look at the little lessons we learn throughout life and how we can apply these to our Wargaming hobby.  A friend of mine pointed out I had been neglecting the concept of mental Well-being in the series.  If I am honest I have been avoiding the subject for a while as there are a lot of people who suffer from anxiety, depression in our world and I cannot hope to understand what these people go through.  I have loved ones close to me who struggle with these and I have learned, and am still learning, how to sympathize with it.  However, I have never struggled with it from their perspective so I worried I would come off wrong in an article about Mental Well-being.  All that said mental disorders are not the focus of the article.  The focus is on working toward developing your own Well-being and Happiness.