Missionary with Plasma Gun

One of my favourite miniatures of all time just got reprinted, the “Missionary with Plasma Gun”. This beauty was sculpted by Brian Nelson in around 1997/98 to accompany the first Sisters of Battle Codex. Although you wouldn’t have guessed it unless you were around back then (or unless you guessed from the colour scheme). I thought I’d put the miniature in perspective with other miniatures available at that time I’m being overly harsh of course, with any release there were highs and lows, this brought us some fantastic other miniatures…

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Should we be worried about the Battle for Vedros?

No matter which way you slice it we are currently experiencing a pretty good time for wargaming so why should we be worried? Not much has been made of the Battle for Vedros after its initial release, if you aren’t aware, Games Workshop has repackaged a number of kits including snap fit Space Marines and Orks and sold them to toy and game shops to cater to a 8-12 year old audience. It seems like a harmless venture, Workshop is trying to open up a new market using its existing IP and pre existing…

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Christmas Gift Guide

The idea of buying presents for people is wildly outdated and was eventually abolished back in 2027. However if your friends and family still want to honour your presence for another solar cycle with a small gift and you have already brought literally everything that Games Workshop sells (who hasn’t at this point) why not try some of the below: Flashy Dice Full disclosure – Dice can be purchased from any gaming shop anywhere. here Wyrmwood Gaming Dice Holder Somewhere to hold a small number of those dice. here Dragon Shield Standard Sleeves Dragon Shield…

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Wargames Illustrated

The worlds premier tabletop gaming magazine is the tagline, I’ll be the judge of that. Not to be confused with the Women’s Institute, Wargames Illustrated is £4.95 ($8.95, €6.95) for 106 pages with 27 pages of adverts including one for a military history degree course from the university of Wolverhampton. After that i probably don’t need to mention that this is a heavy going historical wargaming magazine but the weird thing about it is that it only occasionally loses my interest, the only time in fact was when one of…

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Wargames Soldiers & Strategy

Continuing my magazine binge I picked up Wargames Soldiers & Strategy, from hereon known as WSAS, from my local WH Smiths for £4.50 it’s 82 pages of which only around 7 of which are adverts which is a refreshing change from the Games Workshop publications, not that third party miniature companies adverts are a particular eyesore. The unique selling point of this magazine is that each month it tries to base itself around a different theme, this month was creatures like aliens, zombies and other horror tropes. The general content…

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Initiative Magazine

When I heard about a new wargaming magazine 112 pages long for £1.30 ($1.71 or €1.54) in full colour I jumped on it. It’s from the same guys who already publish Figure Painter Magazine so they have a pedigree, the catch is that it’s online only and you have to download it from a link you get emailed to you after you order. Ultimately I can live with this as it means the magazine can be 3 to 4 times cheaper than a version that had to be printed out….

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Gear Check – Gaming Day

This week I’ve drawn up a list of everything needed to carry before heading to a tournament / organised play event / mega game or just a lazy Saturday at a mates house. Remember that victory cigars and expensive whiskey is optional, however if that’s how you roll you don’t need me pointing some out. Water, 1 litre – Most people will first thing if the alcohol, this is folly and should be consumed later in the day. Do Not Break The Seal before the afternoon, madness will follow. Sweets…

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