Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays from Give'em Lead

Happy Holiday's Friends and Followers.  It has been quite a year!  I hope you find some hobby time over the holiday season.  I appreciate all who comment and interact here in my little slice of the interwebs.






Wishing you all a glorious 2016!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Frostrgrave is Old news...Zombicide Black Plague arrived at my door today!

So yes Zombicide Black Plague arrived today! Cya later frostgrave, LOL.  I am so excited!  As you can see it came in a custom box of nerdage.  I am just blown away by the quality of this game.  This is just the main game set.  All of the add ons are supposed to arrive first quarter of 2016...no biggy.  I would much rather wait for it to be right, then get a rushed product.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Frostrgrave Warband

So I finally got my Frostgrave warband painted up.  Most of these figures had been languishing on the painting table begging to be finished.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Legions of Undeath

So I have been meaning to get a start on my undead horde before the actual horde gets here.  Yes I helped fund Zombicide Black Plague because you know fantasy zombies!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A traveling Oldhammer Wizard for Forstgrave

This lovely magic user is a a Mark Copplestone sculpt from Grenadier miniatures.  Available from several sources, I got mine from Mirliton.  He reminds me a lot of Disney's Merlin.

He might be a perfect start to a Frostgrave warband.  I have been hearing so many good things about Frostgrave, I might need to give them a try.

He has been languishing on the painting table begging to be finished for months.  He finally cast a spell that got the job done.

I can't say enough about these Grenadier Copplestone figures with their clean lines and and effective poses.  The miniatures virtually paint themselves.  They have truly stood the test of time.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Mk 1 Terminators are duh sh*t!

So a bunch of us got these sweet new Mk 1 terminators from Drew Williams. Who is quite the sculptor in my opinion.  Well I as soon as I got mine I cleared my painting table and got to work.  Here are the results.  There are some rough spot on the paint job but that was the plan.  He looks very grungy crawling along the corridors.

The banner:  I was actually going to attempt to repaint that whole image.  I started to and realized that the minute details were going to be lost by the paintbrush.  So I opted to just paint the outside borders then gave it several washes and weathered it up a bit.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

My new elephant from Kaha miniatures. It's Oldhammer cause it's a Wayne England!

So Kaha Miniatures released this, and I had to have it!  You can also find them on Facebook.

Anyway I have renamed mine Tusk for now, and he will be the monster muscle for Klint Beastwood's warband.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hammer Hollow Progress #5: The Photo Shoot

So I got the board 95% so finished enough to get a game on.  Well before everyone got to my house I decided to do a quick photo shoot.  Well everyone wanted to take part.  Enjoy!!!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Hammer Hollow Progress #4

Well after the flocknado it was time to get down to business.  You might notice I have made a stand of woods for the spider wood.  I got the idea from the Warhammer General's Compendium.

I have also added foliage to the standing Warhammer trees, several bushes, fallen leaves, and pumpkins hidden into the landscape.  Next up will be the various skeletons, treasure chests, and other little atmospheric items.

This has been my favorite post about Hammer Hollow yet.  Things are really starting to take shape, and it is beginning to look like the vision I had in my head.

 


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hammer Hollow Progress #3

So things are now flocked as you can see below.  Now the real fun begins adding foliage and other small details.  That is for another post. ;)


Friday, October 30, 2015

Hammer Hollow Progress #2

So things are now flocked as you can see below.  Now the real fun begins adding foliage and other small details.  That is for another post. ;)


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tim Prow Redux




I broke a rule of Stillmania and repainted a miniature...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Not your Normal Orctober post

So Orctober is upon us.  I seem to have an aversion to those inclined to green skin.  I don't do it intentionally, but there it is.  I seem to keep to my chaos army and that's about it.

However I recently stumbled upon this gem, and inspiration struck.  Morglums Marauders is an excellent background to a rather interesting Orc and Goblin warband.  Reading through it we soon realize that this murderous band is held thinly together by by a strong leader.  However his command it seems could disintegrate at any moment.

I find these kinds of forces very interesting, they are obviously very Oldhammer.  They come with self imposed idiosyncrasies and a touch of eccentrics which make for a very uncontrolled fight.  These are the types of forces I seem to be drawn to.  Have a look for yourself and I will tell you how this article has inspired me.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hammer Hollow progress #1 Hills of Excrement

So I have got the base foam pasted and based coated.  Apologies for the poor pics but I was in a rush, and the light was not cooperating either.  I have gone with the ground color as my normal color for my fantasy bases.

The rocks are going to be a burnt sienna brown. (Yes I know, the hills look like giant piles of shit at this point).  Hopefully we can get that remedied. LOL

 With the trees and flagstones being a bone color.  The tower on a whim is going to be black.  I though battles fought around a dark/black tower sounded pretty sweet.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Welcome to Hammer Hollow

So I am finally getting around to putting my terrain board together.  This has been in the planning stages for quite some time.  Well with a bit of free space on the painting schedule, I decide to get after it.

After scouring the interwebs for inspiration I finally settled on what I needed.  I got my hills cut, my accessories ordered, and bought some spray foam.



Saturday, September 26, 2015

A giant's tale...

So I have been on the look out for a Ral Partha Cloud Giant for some time now.  I finally got my hands on one!  What better way is there to show off an newly painted miniature then with a nice little oldhammer comic.
 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Oldhammer blog, to me at least, Madhouse Society

So I stumbled upon the fine blog of Urion Franz today over at Madhouse Society.  He has been around for a bit, but what really drew me in was his new Oldhammer chaos project which is simply gorgeous.
Take a look for yourself.  Nice huh!
 Anyway, I thought I would give him a bit of a shout out, as this was the first I had seen of him around the Oldhammer community.  Head on over and give his blog a look, oh and help a brother out, and hit is follow button. ;)

As for me.  Real life has really put a damper on my hobby time.  However do not fear faithful followers.  There is much in the planning, and given a free minute I will be strating some lovely new projects I hope to share with you all.

Until next time, keep those dice rolling, and they paintbrushes brushing!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Tablequest...what's that? Click and find out!

Tablequest is only the best new free wargame ruleset you can play with your Oldhammer minaitures.
If you can't take my word for it, check out this sweet battle report Bulldog Lopez and I  played with it!  It was pretty ball'n, especially using Bulldog's Mighty Forest as a backdrop!!!  Enjoy, and I look forward to hearing from those who give the rule set a shot.

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Lootz Iz Gotz

So I better get my Oldhammer weekend posts wrapped up. Today is a short one. I will spare you so you can save up for the last battle report.

Here why don't I just show off the loot I scored. ;)



I have been collecting the old paint set boxes.  This was the last one I was after.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Klint Beastwood: A Frostgrave, Oldhammer Barbarian

So you may remember my post way back before Oldhammer weekend about my excitement over the Frostgrave Barbarian.  Well I have finally got him painted.  I looked through many pages of online photos for inspiration.  Finally settling on some similar schemes shown below.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Remember the Alamo: 13 Hours to Glory

So here is the showcase game report of the weekend!  Many Thanks go to Brian Kirkell for Gming, supplying the scenario, terrain, and many of the miniatures for this one.  Also special mention should go to Frederick Kober for assisting as game master, and supplying troops as well.

Enough of the chit chat Grove!  On to the pictures!  Okay okay.....

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: A side quest to the Frank Frazetta museum

On Thursday Me and Bulldog Lopez decided to go up to the Frank Frazetta museum....cause you know Oldhammer!  LOL

We got off the highway in East Stroudsburg and then we are on these little rural roads being choked by the encroaching forest on each side. We came to our turn off, and we could hardly see the lane in front of us the brush and brambles were so thick.  Then a clearing opens up and we could see the museum

Anyway here are the pic's!!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: More Heroquest

I got to run two more quest on Sunday, a couple players had never played.  So it was pretty cool introducing them to the epicness of the game.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Who posed it best

So me and Bulldog Lopez decided to have an army pose off.  Help us out with who did it best for each pose.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Battle Masters

Frederick Kober said he had a copy of Battle Masters to play, with nothing to do I jumped at it.  DeathJester25 came over and agreed to be the empire, and I took the chaos. (of course!)
What ensues was a bitter struggle across every hex of the battle map.  With my chaos horde being defeated by the fine generalship of DeathJester25. ;)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: The Frog Hunt

The frog hunt was ran on Friday in 2 installments by Brian Kirkell.  I started playing in the first game, but had to excuse myself.  I'm glad I got to play in the late knight..see what i did there...game.  Brian kept us up till 3am with his amphibious shenanigans.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Day 2 and 3 recap

So I am trudging along with all the comic reports as we got to play a lot!  So till I get those up you will have to make do with these random shots I took through out the day Saturday and Sunday. ;)

Front Row L-R:  Chris Bulldog Darrin Fishkiller Lopez De Las Casas Aguilar Escobar 1LT, USA, Ret.(Stolen Valor), BlueIn VT, H. Kirkell, Weazil (on computer), Me, Lissane Lake. Second Row L-R: Dustin, N. Wood, Orclord, Sean (hiding), F. Kober (covering Sean), J. Kirkell, B. Kirkell.  Third Row Back Right: ardyer(salmon shirt), Deathjester25, A.Sayers.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend USA: Heroquest


Oldhammer Weekend USA...it begins!

Oldhammer Weekend was a whirlwind of Oldhammer gaming.  Bare with me I'm a little wore out.
I thought the event went smoothly and from all the feedback so far everyone had a blast, I know I did.
So thanks to all who made it work, you all know who you are.

Anyway enough writing I know you all want to see pics. I have a ton, as I get them edited and reports written I will get them posted up.  This is a walk through of Friday's festivities.  Enjoy!




Thursday, August 6, 2015

RPGing life...or my journey to Oldhammer Weekend!

Gentle followers.  Oldhammer Weekend in the us is upon us.  Unlike most of my compatriouts I had everything painted weeks ago, pre packed last week.  So all I had to do on Wed.  was pack and leave.
Well I got about 3 miles out of town and this happened...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I am a Barbarian and Barbarianism must Ultimately Triumph!


“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
Robert E. Howard


 I got these beautiful figures in the mail today.  The thief is cool, but the Barbarian is what I was after!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oldhammer Weekend is fast approaching

We are three weeks out from Oldhammer weekend here in the good Ol' Red White and Blue.
If your like me you have all your figures painted and your packing list complete.  If your Like Bulldog Lopez you'll probably be painting figures the night before.

 If you have missed out so far on all the fanfare here is all the info.  You can also check out the official event page on Facebook.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Oldhammer Legacy Warband 2015: Zoat in a half shell

Here is my entry for the Oldhammer legacy warband.  I have dubbed him Teenage Mutant Ninja Zoat. Sticking with the required turquoise and bone theme, I have fashioned him after my favorite turtle Donatello.  





Monday, June 8, 2015

Oldhammer: What's a Tim Prow?

What's a Tim Prow?  I saw this question once asked on the OTC.  I thought it was funny.
Then it got me thinking.  Well what is a Tim Prow? 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Oldhammer Chaos Army


                                                                    


Vasken before he died and turned to chaos.
The hordes of Black Vasken the Tattered Prince better known as the Goonies are at the moment complete.  I am very pleased with how the army has come together.  edit: I'm adding a new character....then they are done.....maybe. ;)                                               

I have done my best to stick with the spirit of Stillmania.  I think I have achieved this...except coating my army in the layers of gloss varnish! 


I will be bringing this army to Oldhammer Weekend U.S.A. taking on all comers.   Hoping to slay and cause red ruin!!!



Monday, May 18, 2015

Oldhammer Chaos Dwarf Cavalry

If you haven't found out by now I love cavalry in my fantasy armies.  I especially like dwarf cavalry!  Thanks goodness for White Knights brilliant range, though meant for classic good armies.  I now have two units of converted bad dwarfs.  These units can be bulked into a large unit of 16 or can be fielded separate as 8 dwarfs strong.

Remember you too can add dwarf cavalry to your armies, check out my points crunch post: Here

Saturday, May 16, 2015

2015 U.S.A Oldhammer Weekend Aug. 7th-9th

Here is the agenda so far.  I hope you all are getting as excited as I am about this!!!





Monday, May 11, 2015

Oldhammer Chaos Dwarfs

I have had some time to paint up my next two units for my chaos army.  This first one is my new additions to my Chaos Dwarf infantry  bulking the unit up to 24. These can be had here.  Clam just keeps them coming. ;)


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Orc and Goblin Commission complete.

Just wrapped these up this week.  They were a lot of fun as I had never really painted Greenskins en masse.

The client is pleased with them, so job well done.

Now back to Chaos and getting things ready for Oldhammer Weekend.









Friday, May 1, 2015

Mark Copplestone sculpts Oldhammer Weekend Miniature 2015!




Well Oldhammer world, Fed Ex just dropped off our beautiful box of treasures.  I was impressed with the pictures, but holding them in hand....they are glorious!!!

 Well enough talking on with the pics!!!















This mini will be handed out only at our USA, UK, and Australian community events and will not be available anywhere else.   So for those attending we will have these in supply till they run out.
 
 All info can be found here:  Oldhammer USA Facebook Event page

Registration info is here:  Oldhammer Registration

If you have any other question about the events  feel free to ask!