Sunday, December 31, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Refounding of Tayrathian Temple Ghyra

 Hey Everyone!  Today I have a small bit of lore I wrote for my event this weekend.  The Tayrathi Classic 2023.  It ties into the lore of the event I wrote and sets up a fresh new start for Tayrathi in her original Temple home.  Enjoy and be sure to follow my Instagram to see all the fun from this weekend!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The Tayrathi Classic 2023 - Event Pack and Tayrathi's Blood Battlepack

Hey Everyone!  Today I am doing a simple post to share the event pack and my custom Battlepack for my upcoming Age of Sigmar event this weekend!  The pack is very much a narrative event pack so there is likely some skewing potential with the rules, but that's sometimes part of the fun for me.  I hope you enjoy it and feel free to use it for your events if you ever wish.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 11.13.23

 Hello and Happy Monday everyone!  Yet another new week is here and it is time to look back at last week's hobby from yours truly.  However, it is also time to look ahead at the upcoming Warhammer 40k Grand Narrative and World Championships of Warhammer.  I will be there as usual working the show so be sure to follow my Social Media, especially my Instagram, to keep up to date and be aware that next week's blog will be delayed or even pushed back a week....or the following week I am also attending the Square Based GT.  With all that said let us jump into the post!

As  a heads up I plan to take a break from these style of posts for the foreseeable future, but you can expect other posts both her eon the blog and on my Youtube!

Monday, November 6, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 11.6.23

 Hello and happy Monday everyone!  It was a busy week with one main project last week taking up most of my time.  The Warhammer 40k Grand Narrative Terrain work me and my team are doing is pretty much done!  It has all been built, painted, weathered, and washed.  There are a few more hours of final touches to complete it before I ship it out by the end of the week, but I am thrilled to see it come together these past weeks.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Big M's Power Hour October 2023 - Stormcast 4e Speculation


Army Lore: Arliana Grandleaf of The Cavaroc Guard, of The Living City

Hello everyone!  Today I have some new Army lore I created for my current army project from The Cities of Sigmar.  My army is set firmly in The Living City of Ghyran and with this army, I want to tell the story of the common person in the realms and their journey through his High Fantasy setting.  This first story focuses on a Steelhelm from my army named Arliana Grandleaf and one of her early battles as a city guard.  

Monday, October 30, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 10.30.23

 Hello all and Happy Halloween!  October has come and gone very quickly, but this final full week of the month saw some great hobby, fitness, and music!  I hope everyone has a spooktacular Halloween and more Warhammer planned for this week.  Let's explore last week after a Sigmar candy break!

Monday, October 23, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 10.23.23

Hello and happy Monday all!  It's time to recap my week in Warhammer goodness.  Despite a Work Conference, I managed a nice week of Warhammer and fun.  First up is a picture from my WHFB 8th ed game with my buddy Aleks as we prepare for the upcoming Square-Based GT in November.  We started small, but we have more practice in the future to get some reps in before the big event in the frozen North.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 10.16.23

 Hello and Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a great week and enjoyed all the reveals for Warhammer Day this past weekend!  If you want to watch some in-depth reviews of the reveals feel free to check out Warhammer Weekly where I was a guest for the reveals!  To kick off the hobby this week I shift focus to Taylor Swift and the recently released Eras Tour Film.  I spent time making Friendship bracelets for the show and I have to say it was harder than expected, but a fun and different hobby experience.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 10.9.23

 Hello all and Happy Monday!  Another great week is upon us so it is time to look back at last week and the hobby goodness contained within.  First up was my very first game of Warhammer Horus Heresy with my friend Luke.  Having had my army for a while now it was great to see how the game played and I have to admit I love how it flows.  Space Marines feel tough and hard to kill and the game is exciting to the very end.  Let's continue after the break to see more hobby fun from last week!

Monday, October 2, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 10.2.23

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  I hope your prior week went well and are excited to dive into my last week of Hobbyt, Fitness, and a bit of Street Fighter.  To kick things off for the post is a Warhammer Ancients game I had last week with my friend Mark.  Romans versus Romans in a brutal battle!  It's always fun getting some Ancient gaming out to mix things up!

Monday, September 25, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 9.25.23

Hello all and Happy Monday!  Another week has come and gone and lots of hobby was had.  This past week was the kick-off of the next huge project on my plate for Games Workshop for the upcoming Warhammer US Open 40k Grand Narrative!  It will be a fun project so stay tuned to see it come together in the next few months!

Monday, September 18, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 9.18.23

 Happy Monday and happy new week everyone!  Last week saw a continued explosion in hobby on my plate, but I have been up for the task so far.  First and foremost is a large terrain project that a few friends and I are tackling for the upcoming Warhammer US Open 40 Grand Narrative.  The picture is a little over half of the total terrain as my hobby table could not handle any more.  Keep an eye out for a lot of progress on this in the coming weeks as we work towards our November Deadline.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 9.11.23

 Hey Everyone!  I hope Monday has gone well with you and you can excuse the late-in-the-day posting of my weekly hobby update!  It was a great week and a busy start this week, but I wanted to get this post out on time so please enjoy.  Having recently gotten the new Cities of Sigmar box you would think Aos would be all my hobby, but while it was top of mind it was Fantasy that took center stage.  Check it out after the break.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 9.4.23

 Hello, and Happy Labor Day to all my US readers!  It was a great week once again full of hobby, Street Fighter, games, and Reveals!  I was happy to have had a chance to catch the reveal live while getting in some games and as for the reveals they were all great and I am tempted greatly by the new Old Wolrd model to start Bretonians!  Jump after the break to see the entire week of fun!

Monday, August 28, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 8.28.23

 Hello and happy Monday everyone!  I hope this week is full of Warhammer and health for you, but it's that time to reflect on the prior week of Wargaming fun.  To kick it all off I began moving some Dipossesd models from my Cities of Sigmar army back to my fantasy Dwarf army as with the updated rule set I do not see them performing very well and with Anvilgard now well and entirely gone as a subfaction I decided it was time to look ahead to building a new Cities of Sigmar army by proceeding the new box set.  My Anvilgard army also had a few humans in it as well and these are heading into Mordheim in the near future.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Nashcon 2023 Event Recap

Hello everyone!  I am back from Nashcon 2023 and felt like doing an event recap here on the blog.  I will also be doing a recap on the podcast, but there is something very satisfying in typing out my experience in this blog that really cements the experience and all of the fun.  If you have not already seen the pre-event podcast be sure to go check it out to understand the full story you will read about below.  If you have done that already then jump after the break to read all about my Nashcon 2023 experience!

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Tayrathi's Payment Comes Due

 Fresh off the heels of my lore for Gitcon 2023 is my Nashcon 2023 lore for Tayrathi and her Kharadron saviors, Fleet Maxa'Va.  This bit plays more into the recent Strength Hammer Podcast episode (#66) so be sure to check it out and enjoy this bit of lore all about Tayrathi below!


“As per the agreement of payment for services rendered; in the evacuation of The Tayrathian Temple and for future services to be rendered in the form of delivering all members of The Tayrathian Cult (except for a small contingent of willing volunteers to join the Crew of Fleet Maxa’Va) to a new location for the founding of a new Temple location; The Tayrathian Cult shall represent Fleet Maxa’Va in the Trade Alliance Agreement of Fleet Maxa’Va, Grugni’s Reclaimers, and Grumdren Forgeheart’s Flying Circus.  Fleet Maxa’Va shall transport The Tayrathian Cult to and from the Tournament.

The Tayrathian Cult assumes all risks and injury for participation in the Trade Alliance Sgreement and may retain all awards and accolades won, but spoils and loot of the Trade Alliance Sgreement as well as all glory won shall be retained by Fleet Maxa’Va.  In order to facilitate this agreement a representative of Fleet Maxa’Va shall accompany and assist The Tayrathian Cult.

Refusing to render payment shall see The Tayrathian Cult permanently entered into the Dammaz Kron of Fleet Maxa’Va and immediate expulsion of all members from the fleet despite location or elevation”


Exert on the payment section from the one and hundred and thirty-page contract between Fleet Maxa’Va and The Tayrathian Cult for services rendered.  This and all parts of the contract are confidential until the start of the Trade Alliance Agreement of Fleet Maxa’Va, Grugni’s Reclaimers, and Grumdren Forgeheart’s Flying Circus.  Fleet Maxa’Va.  All found breaking this confidentiality shall be added to the Damnaz Kron of Fleet Maxa’Va and receive eternal enmity from The Tayrathian Cult.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 8.14.23

 Hey Everyone and Happy Monday.  I hope you are ready to get after this week as it promises, for me, to start slow and end in a flurry of Warhammer with Nashcon this coming weekend!  While I am excited about reaching the end of this week let us first look back on last week's hobby!  The first bit is a watch-through of Chaos Rising, a fan film between the forces of Bretonia and Khone, and is well worth a watch if you have not done so already.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Big M's Power Hour July 2023 - GHB 2023 - 24


Weekly Hobby Update 8.1.23

 Hello and Happy Monday as usual my friends!  It has been an excellent week for Hobby and Fitness with new models, painted models, and an event played with weightlifting along the way!  This weekend also saw the EVO Tournaments and the CrossFit Games happening which meant when I wasn't Warhammering I was glued to the streams for all the great Fitness and FGC action!

Thursday, August 3, 2023

The Flight of the Tayrathian Cult

 Hello everyone!  Today I have a new piece of Army Lore for you to enjoy! The story picks up with the Tayrathian Cult shortly after having been rescued by my Kharadron Overlord Fleet, Fleet Maxa'Va, during the siege of their Temple near Har Kuron with the Tayrathian cult now in transit to a new unknown home, but a battle is on its way even in the skies. It will be the Kharadron who has to pull the heavy lifting and ensure Tayrathi and her flock make it to their new home and fulfill their end of the contract.  This narrative is for this weekend's Nashcon Prep Event my friend Aleks is hosting called Gitcon 2023.  I am looking forward to tieing my army narratives together more and more with content such as this so please enjoy and look forward to my upcoming Kharadron Overlords, and likely a hint of Daughters of Khaine, lore for Nashcon itself as this ongoing story unfolds.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 7.31.23

 Hello and happy Monday all!  Last week was the hottest week of the summer where I live in the US, but it didn't slow down my hobby and I had enough moments of good enough weather to prime a few projects to paint up.  I did use some of my time indoors beating the heat to play with the new Warhammer Filters on Instagram that you see below.  Jump to after the break to see the rest of my week!

Monday, July 24, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 7.24.23

Happy Monday friends!  It has been a while since my last weekly hobby update post, but that's due to my trip to Tacoma for the US Open event with the team!  Tacoma was, once again full of wonderful scenery, and pleasant weather.  Jump to after the break to see more about Tacoma and my hobby from the past few weeks. 

Warhammer US Open - Tacoma 2023 Travel Vlog


Monday, July 10, 2023

Strength Hammer Episode 61 - Casually Competitive


Weekly Hobby Update 7.10.23

 Happy Monday all!  What a great week it was last week full of Warhammer, Fotness, and a new Taylor Swift album!  Let's not waste a moment and dive deep into it starting with a huge narrative siege!

Monday, July 3, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 7.3.24

 Happy Monday all and for those in the US Happy Independence Day (tomorrow)!  Another week has come and gone so let's jump into my week of Warhammer hobby and fitness.  Check it out after the break.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Strength Hammer Episode 59 - Chuck Doesn't Shut Up About the Taylor Swift Concert/New Army Process


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Monday, June 26, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 6.26.23

 Happy Monday everyone!  It has been another great week full of Warhammer, Street Fighter, Fitness, and plenty of Taylor Swift music.  Honestly, I am still not over the Eras tour concert I attended, it was such an amazing experience!  However, the Warhammer has taken off this past week so jump to after the break to see more!

Monday, June 19, 2023

Tayrathi’s Hope - Ynnari Lore

 Hey all!  As promised her is a bit of lore around Tayrathi as she exists in her true form within the Warhammer 40,000 setting as a follow of the Ynnari.  I do plan to expand on this lore in the future, but between this and my Drukhari Tayrathi lore, I hope you enjoy the story I am working to create within the setting for my believed Tayrathi!

Cult of Tayrathi - Drukhari Lore

Hello all!  I am very much in the mood to write up Tayrathi lore as of late and I had a version of Tayrathi I never wrote andy background for with my Drukhari Army.  As such I wanted to write up a short piece of lore for this version of Tayrathi as we move into 10th edition 40k.  If you think this is all then stay tuned for some Ynnari lore around Tayrathi coming out soon...

The Butcher's Bill and Defense of Tayrathian Temple

Hello everyone!  Today I have some more Tayrathi Lore for you all!  In the recent White Dwarf #488 there is a narrative flashpoint campaign between the Daughters of Khaine and Ogor Mawtribes!  This supplement sees the Ogors on a warpath to Har Kuron and puts the location of The Tayrathian Cult, The Brutos Hills, right in the center of the conflict.  As such I planned a game night with my local Ogor player Brad to see how it plays out.  Check out the lore in setup for the campaign below and you can expect a follow-up narrative with the aftermath here soon!

Weekly Hobby Update 6.19.23

 Happy Monday everyone and Happy Juneteenth and Father's Day to the fathers from yesterday!  I apologize in advance as these posts are fewer hobby updates as of late and more just weekly life updates, but that's where I am at currently so if you are staying for these posts thank you for joining my journey, even if the hobby part of it is the tiniest bit as of late.  From the best Concert of my life to, fitness and Street Fighter as well as a bit of hobby check after the break.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Strength Hammer Podcast Episode 58 - Stillmania!



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Monday, June 12, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 6.12.23

 Hello and Happy Monday all!  It has been a few weeks since my last post due to my time traveling to the Warhammer US Open in Kansas City, but that means there is a lot of hobby and fun to catch up on from the past few weeks.  From KC to Warhammer, Fitness, and Street Fighter...yeah...Street Fighter came out so get used to me talking about that as well.  Check it out after the break and enjoy my flight photo below!

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 5.29.23 (Posted 5.30.23)

 Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you had a great Memorial Day if you were in the US and had some good food, good company, and a relaxing day.  Today's post will be a short one as there wasn't much going on in my hobby world as I prepare to head out for the first US Open of the 2023 season!  Continue on after the break to see more of the last week!

Friday, May 26, 2023

Strength Hammer Podcast Episode 57 - More Warhammer with Ben Mudge


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Monday, May 22, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update - 5.22.23

 Hello and Happy Monday friends!  It was a slower week for hobby, and the image below might indicate why, but I did get a few items completed as well as my usual fitness goals.  So if you are like me and you cross into the worlds of Wargaming, Fitness, and GIthing Games then continue on below to see a recap of last week.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Strength Hammer Episode 56 - Finding your Hobby Niche...and lots of Excitement over Map Campaigns...


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Monday, May 15, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 5.15.23

 Hello and happy Monday everyone!  Happy Mother's Day t the mothers out there and I hope you had a relaxing day yesterday.  This past week was a nice week of hobbying despite not having any specific project at the moment, other than a bit of secret GW hobby work.  It turned out to be a great week, including learning how to play Killteam finally as you see directly below, but check out the full week of hobby after the break!

Monday, May 8, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 5.8.23

 Hello and happy Monday friends!  It's another beautiful week to go crush some hobby and some fitness.  This past week was surprisingly busy with hobby including the first episode of a new podcast I am part of, Broken Concentration: Rediscovering The Old World.  Jon, Andrew, and myself started this podcast to talk all thing Warhammer Fantasy and Old World so be sure to check it out.  To see the rest of my week, check out after the break!

Monday, May 1, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 5.1.23

Hello and happy Monday and happy May everyone!  This past week was exhilarating for Warhammer!  New Warhammer+ animations for Blacktalon and WarhammerFest! This is my favorite episode of Blacktalon due to the focus on Daughters of Khaine.  Also plenty of great reveals for Age of Sigmar and The Old World during Fest.  Feel free to check out AoS Coach's watch along as I was with him to enjoy all the sweet new reveals!

Monday, April 24, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 4.24.23

 Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!  As you read this I am traveling for a work conference but wanted to make sure I got my week recap out for you all to read over your morning coffee or tea.  From massive building projects to a Warhammer GT there is plenty that happened so be sure to check it out after the break!

Monday, April 17, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 4.17.23

Hey all and Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great week of hobby and life!  I had an enjoyable week myself including a Bloof Angel commission you can see right below for my FLGS.  It was some proper Old Hammer work and it went quick and was quite enjoyable!  To see the rest of the week check out after the break!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 3.10.23

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you had a great Easter weekend and are ready to go crush another week of hobby and goals!  My last week was a strong week in painting everyone's favorite little balls of metal, the Dwarfs!  My Dwarf Vacation is almost at an end so jump after the break to check it all out!

Monday, April 3, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 4.3.23

Happy Monday Warhammer friends!  I hope you are all healthy and well with a solid week of hobby under your belt from last week.  I had a very productive week of hobby from the small Adeptiwont event with my good friends in Ohio.  From organizing club terrain (picture just below) and storage to painting and even games.  I attacked as much as I could and felt really good about what I was able to fit in with just seven days.  Jump after the break to see it all!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Army Lore: Fyreslayer Lodge Grunds-Ia

Hello Everyone!  Today I bring you some lore from my latest Warhammer Age of Sigmar Army, the Fyreslayers.  Lodge Grunds-Ia takes its name from the pop star Sia, using her black and white hair scheme in some of the mohawks for my leaders, but I wanted to take a different approach to the lore for this army.  I prompted ChatGPT to write my origin lore for this army using a bit of information to get it going.  After a bit of clean up, I was pleased with the result of this experiment.  Check it out after the break!

Monday, March 27, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 3.27.23

 Hello and Happy Monday friends!  Thankfully, I got home from my four-day Warhammer gaming marathon to write today's blog post on time!  While Adepticon was going strong over in Illinois I was lucky to attend a smaller, but just as exciting event in Adeptiwont (as in won't be going to Adepticon this year) over in Ohio with some great friends!  Plenty of games, hobby, and purchases are below after the break!

Monday, March 20, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 3.20.23

 Happy Monday everyone!  This is an exciting week as I bring you not one, but two brand-new completed army projects just added to my collection!  First is an exceptional Tomb King's army built and painted by my good friend Mark, which I simply adore!  The second is my recent hobby project of Fyreslayers I mainly got through gifts this past holiday season!  With two new armies in my collection let's dive right into a plethora of pictures!

Also Happy Spring for those in the Northern Hemisphere like myself!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 3.13.23 (3.14.23)

Hey Everyone!  Happy Tuesday as this post is a day late.  Yesterday was my birthday and with all the fun planned I decided to take an extra day with getting this weekly post together.  To kick things off strong for last week's hobby I picked up a classic item with the Tomb Kings Magic Cards for my, soon to be, 8th edition Tomb Kings Army.  They arrived from Noble Knight games in perfect condition and at a fair price and I couldn't be more excited for this army to be completed.  Now on to the rest of my prior week of hobby.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 3.6.23

Hello and Happy Monday friends!  Yet another week has come and gone and it is time to recap my week of Hobby and fitness.  It was a wild one full of world record-setting games and more terrain-building!  Let's waste no time and jump right in!

Monday, February 27, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 2.27.23

 Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great week of hobby and fitness or doing whatever you chose to fill your time with for the past seven days.  Terrain building has continued at a breakneck pace and the end is finally in sight.  I have also healed up enough to head back into the gym this past week which has been wonderful for my mental health.  Let's dive into my prior week and be sure to check out what eight boxes of Boarding Actions terrain looks like on my local group's table below!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 2.20.23

 Happy Monday friends!  With a new week underway it is time I do my regular weekly hobby update from the prior week and boy is there a lot!  Warhammer Fest and US Event Kill Team terrain is taking up the bulk of it, but hopefully with a solid push this week I can be back to working on my own armies here soon!

Monday, February 13, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 2.13.23

 Hello and Happy Monday everyone!  What a week of Warhammer hobby it has been!  From the Brewhammer GT to a pick-up 40k game and lots of Duardin on the hobby table!  Let's dive right into my past hobby week after the break!  

Also Happy Valentines Day this week!

Monday, February 6, 2023

Weekly Hobby Update 2.6.23

Hey everyone!  It is another Monday and as you read this I am getting back into the normality after playing in the Brewhammer Tournament this past weekend.  You can expect a full event recap on the podcast later this week, but for now, I hope you enjoy the bit of hobby I got done before the tournament this past week.