Wargames Nerd

A blog for all my nerdy games, miniature painting, and other shenanigans.

First down, four more to go!
Also too lazy to highlight post wash #YOLO

Now done with the Juggernaut!

I kinda screwed up the ice axe a bit, but at this point I don’t care and it’s good enough for my purposes.

Finally done! Now I just need to give him a Devlan Mud/Badab Black wash and a base and I’ll call it good. 

Next up are my Shocktroopers.

Finally done! Now I just need to give him a Devlan Mud/Badab Black wash and a base and I’ll call it good.

Next up are my Shocktroopers.

"Tabletop Games"…

Back in the day, about 15 years ago now, when I got into 40k and GW games first, this wonderful hobby was introduced to me by GW themselves as “tabletop gaming”—does anyone else remember that?

In the community, it seems like in the last few years there has been a shift towards calling our beloved games and the hobby as a whole lots of other things like Miniatures Game, Miniature Wargaming, Wargaming or similar terms. Tabletop gaming now has become a new word for just plain old Settlers-of-Catan-style board gaming.

Isn’t that weird? I don’t understand why that shift happened, or am I just making this up? Anyone else observed this trend?

A little before and after of the Sherman so far.
After the first coat of colour, I washed it, and dry brushed it with several shades of green. Now I need decals and weather those too…

One bright day, I will have the whole palette of MIG products and 502 Abteilung oils for proper weathering :/

What did I do today? I wanted to go to a party, had a weird fight with my girlfriend, then she flaked because I don’t know why, she says she’s not mad but I don’t know, maybe she just doesn’t want to see me so I didn’t feel like going to the party anymore and decided to be awesome instead and so

I started working on my Khador warjacks again. I had finished the Destroyer almost a year ago (wow I can’t believe it was this long ago already) and somehow I has lost interest and did other stuff instead.

It seems to always go this way… I invest lots of money in some game, then I’m motivated for a while and likely waste more money on it, and then life takes over, I lose interest, and then there’ll be a new thing I get into and the whole thing starts over again. In the end I have all this money tied up in unfinished armies for games I’ve never actually played because I can’t get my shit together.

So today I magnetised my Juggernaut to get him ready for painting and while that one dried I started work on my Bolt Action Sherman.

Maybe one day I will actually have a painted, playable army in a miniatures game…

This. Game. Is. Fucking. Amazing!

Warhammer Diskwars is probably as close as you can get to miniature Wargaming without having to worry about painting, building, and storing miniatures, learning thick rulebooks and complicated tables.

It’s basically an extremely streamlined version of a mini wargame and it’s a lot more accessible to people who are more into board games than wargaming, and so it’s a great introduction to the whole concept.

I really love it because it’s a quick game, it’s easy to explain, it’s very tactical, and army building is easy and quick but still very rewarding and fun.

Especially if you don’t have a lot of time (or money) for real miniature tabletop wargaming (or you just really hate what WHFB and GW have become, like me), then this really is a great alternative and really scratches the itch (for me at least).

I can hardly wait for the upcoming expansions with Dwarves, Undead, Skaven, Wood Elves etc.!

5 out of 5 squigs-a-lobbin’

(Source: gruenherz)

sartorialjohnnyboy:

Colour Sergeant William McGregor, 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, July 1856. He was wounded during the Battle at the River Alma on 20th September 1854 and wears both the British Crimea and the Order of the Medjidie Turkish medals. 

sartorialjohnnyboy:

Colour Sergeant William McGregor, 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, July 1856. He was wounded during the Battle at the River Alma on 20th September 1854 and wears both the British Crimea and the Order of the Medjidie Turkish medals. 

(Source: bantarleton)

kruegerwaffen:

BF 109E-4 COCKPIT
1. Machine gun firing button2. Control column3. Rudder pedal4. Fuel cock5. FuG VII radio control switch6. Fuel contents gauge7. Cockpit light control8. Pitot head-heating warning lamp9. Circuit breaker10. Airspeed indicator11. Engine starter switch12. Turn and bank indicator13. Altimeter14. Compass 15. Instructions for flap settings, landing speed, etc.16. Clock17. Revi C/12D gunsight18. Boost gauge19. Compass deviation table20. Tachometer21. Propeller pitch indicator22. Undercarriage position indicator23. Fuel and oil pressure gauge24. Undercarriage control lever25. Undercarriage emergency control lever26. Mechanical undercarriage position indicator27. Filter pump control lever28. Coolant temperature gauge29. Oil temperature gauge30. Low fuel warning lamp31. Elevator control wheel32. Landing flap control33. Oil cooler flap control34. Throttle control35. Main instrument light36. Engine instant-stop lever37. Engine ignition lever38. Starter coupling lever39. Canopy release lever40. Seat height adjustment lever41. Tailplane incidence indicator42. Circuit breaker panel43. Oxygen hose44. Main instrument light45. Radiator flap control46. Fuel pump auto switch47. Map holder48. Pilot’s seat 49. Seat harness adjustment lever50. Fuel injection pump51. Remote control ventilator52. Oxygen apparatus

Luftwaffe porn

kruegerwaffen:

BF 109E-4 COCKPIT

1. Machine gun firing button
2. Control column
3. Rudder pedal
4. Fuel cock
5. FuG VII radio control switch
6. Fuel contents gauge
7. Cockpit light control
8. Pitot head-heating warning lamp
9. Circuit breaker
10. Airspeed indicator
11. Engine starter switch
12. Turn and bank indicator
13. Altimeter
14. Compass
15. Instructions for flap settings, landing speed, etc.
16. Clock
17. Revi C/12D gunsight
18. Boost gauge
19. Compass deviation table
20. Tachometer
21. Propeller pitch indicator
22. Undercarriage position indicator
23. Fuel and oil pressure gauge
24. Undercarriage control lever
25. Undercarriage emergency control lever
26. Mechanical undercarriage position indicator
27. Filter pump control lever
28. Coolant temperature gauge
29. Oil temperature gauge
30. Low fuel warning lamp
31. Elevator control wheel
32. Landing flap control
33. Oil cooler flap control
34. Throttle control
35. Main instrument light
36. Engine instant-stop lever
37. Engine ignition lever
38. Starter coupling lever
39. Canopy release lever
40. Seat height adjustment lever
41. Tailplane incidence indicator
42. Circuit breaker panel
43. Oxygen hose
44. Main instrument light
45. Radiator flap control
46. Fuel pump auto switch
47. Map holder
48. Pilot’s seat
49. Seat harness adjustment lever
50. Fuel injection pump
51. Remote control ventilator
52. Oxygen apparatus

Luftwaffe porn

"Wunderwaffen" is the title of a French comic/2-part graphic novel I’m currently reading and if you’re into aerial combat and/or alternate WW2 stuff, then you might want to check it out!The airplane shown here was an actual German design for a coal fuelled jet fighter (yes, coal!) from 1944—Lippisch P.13A

"Wunderwaffen" is the title of a French comic/2-part graphic novel I’m currently reading and if you’re into aerial combat and/or alternate WW2 stuff, then you might want to check it out!

The airplane shown here was an actual German design for a coal fuelled jet fighter (yes, coal!) from 1944—Lippisch P.13A

crimjapes:

Citadel Paint Conversion Chart.
For returning painters like myself who still have some colors from the old range of Citadel Paints, I found this chart to be extremely helpful.
You can download a PDF of it here.

Reblogging for archiving purposes. I will never get used to those new names

crimjapes:

Citadel Paint Conversion Chart.

For returning painters like myself who still have some colors from the old range of Citadel Paints, I found this chart to be extremely helpful.

You can download a PDF of it here.

Reblogging for archiving purposes. I will never get used to those new names