Thursday, December 23, 2021

#HoHoHobbyVices Holiday Gift Exchange!

Hey Everyone!  Today I wanted to do an unboxing of the amazing gift I received during the #Hohohobbyvices Gift Exchange I recently received.  Before I dive in I want to give a big shout-out to Andrew who organizes this each and every year!  Follow him on Instagram and Twitter!  The man is a fellow Hobby Hero and a wonderful human and being my first year joining this exchange I can safely say that it is an amazing experience and a great way to meet someone new within this amazing Community!  Be sure to go follow the talented Pascal (the person who sent me a lovely gift) over on Instagram as well!

Friday, December 10, 2021

REVIEW: Templar Objective Markers for AoS and 40k

Hello Everyone!  Today I am very excited to bring you another review of an excellent new product to the blog.   The team over at Templar Objective Markers reached out to me not long ago and asked if I would take a look at their Objective markers for both Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40k.  There is currently a Kickstarter for the Objective markers if you are interested in jumping on board.  Having played on and with the markers from The Honest Wargamer and Facehammer, both of which are quality products themselves, I can say there are some nice improvements to the kit from Templar that are well worth a look.  

Monday, August 9, 2021

D'ua Lipana, The Sanguine Priestess

Hey Everyone!  Today I want to show off a bit of lore for my new Khrone Hero!  I have had a Khrone army for Age fo Sigmar for quite a while, but I never gave them a proper leader, but that has finally changed.   D'ua Lipana, The Sanguine Priestess is a fallen Khainite who has found, what she believes, to be the true god of murder!  As usual, she is based on one of my favorite Pop Stars and this time the base of the character is Dua Lipa!  I hope you enjoy this early draft of lore and as always stay Stormcast Strong Happy Hobbying!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Guest Post: The Narrative armies of Gerbil Papa

 Hey Everyone!  Today I have a guest post from a Gerbil Papa.  We have connected over on Instagram over Warhammer as well as Fitness!  Below you will find his various army lore and pictures of models from those very armies!  Be sure to check him out and give him a follow on Instagram and enjoy the lore!

Stay Stormcast Strong and Happy Hobbying!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Penance of The Tayrathian Cult

    Hey Everyone!  Today I wanted to reveal my narrative for the upcoming Rend 4 Battle Across the Realms IV, Triumph and Treachery Event.  I am really excited to continue Tayrathi's story through this event and narrative and I hope you all enjoy it as well!  Glory to Morathi-Khaine!  Happy Hobbying and stay Stormcast Strong!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Strength Hammer Blog Update

On today's I wanted to give you all some insight into changes coming to the blog for 2021.  Over the past few months, I have felt my content slipping a bit more into content for content's sake as opposed to being truly passionate about what I am writing.  In order to combat this, I sat down and really considered what posts of mine did I really enjoy and have wanted to do more of in the future?  Two article series really stuck out to me as I reviewed my older content.  The first being my Life Lessons and Wargaming and the second being my exploration of the history from The World That Was of characters from Age of Sigmar's current lore.  My plan going forward is to give you articles either for these two ongoing series or something like it every two to three months in order to give you longer and higher quality content to read as opposed to weekly posts that may be, more or less, filler (algorithms be damned).  As I write army lore for my many Warhammer armies I might slip them in as well between these core posts.  You can expect the YouTube and Podcast content to carry on as they have been.  I am excited about these changes to my blog and I hope you are as well!

Happy Hobby and Stay Stormcast Strong.

Chuck Moore

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Army Lore: The Pleasure Cult of Mistress Ga'Gar

Hey Everyone! Today I wanted to introduce you to the character I have created for my new Slaves to Darkness army. Mistress Ga’Gar (based on Lady Gaga) is a Chaos Lord seeking pleasure all across the realms for her dark deity Slaanesh. I hope you enjoy this short piece about my new character.

Steam rose in the chill morning air of Ghyran as the hot blood poured out of a stab wound of a prone marauder.  Mistress Ga'Gar breathed deep at the scent as she watched the life fade from the mortal sacrifice before her.  The marauder made no effort to staunch the flow of his lifeblood as ecstasy overtook them in their final moments before stillness was all that was remained.  

Placing a finger in the still cooling blood, Ga'Gar drew curving shapes upon her Melusian form, the infernal symbols of her Dark God, Slaanesh.  A portion of the ecstasy felt by the sacrifice passed into her body as she finished the sixth of the blasphemous symbols on her body.  This had been a worthy sacrifice to begin her day, but she was a Pleasure Queen and there was still so much time left in the day to experience even more passion from the blood spilled of others, but yet she let her mind linger while staring at the pooling blood before her.

Blood used to be all she cared about, but those memories had become hazier and hazier over time.  Besides her name, she couldn't fully remember much else besides a few flashing images in her mind's eye.  Great Cauldrons, Blood covered Aelves, and a blonde-haired Queen who lead them all.  These fading memories and her Mesluian body were enough to tell her she once worshiped the God Khaine.  However, she did not know which Temple she had called hers and why she, along with a number of other Khainites, turned their worship to Slaanesh.

It hardly mattered now though as Slaanesh filled her and her followers with all the pleasure they could desire.  Their supplication and devotion to their new Dark God were more than enough.  Ga'Gar caringly picked up the dead marauder in her clawed left arm, a blessing from her new deity, and placing it in the nearby pyre.  As the flames consumed the sacrifice a cloud of purple smoke erupted forth from the pyre engulfing her for the briefest of moments.

In that moment she saw a sign from her Dark God.  A primordial form birthed from the maw of Slaanesh taking shape in the Realms.  She did not know exactly where this being had settled, but she could feel the pull of it now and she would follow it to its cradle.  Mistress Ga'Gar and her Slaves to Darkness would set off to welcome the child, but mot without plenty of pleasure found along the way.