In case you were wondering, some of the parts to make my groovy Rough Riders were sculpted by Rob at Curious Constructs.

Monday, 16 April 2018

The Greatest 40k Hobby Adventure Ever Told [Part 3]

The Pride of Praetoria. A thin red line stretching to the horizon, backed up by big guns. This is how I always imagined Praetorians going to war. 

I had made it to Warhammer World! Before telling the rest of this story though, I'll pause to show you the army properly. The photos from the battles are mostly from a distance with the army spread out in whatever formation I thought was tactically best for the mission. These army shots on the other hand give the full effect, which is well worth a look. I took these photos at the end of the weekend before packing up to go home. This was my first opportunity to step back and appreciate the army that I had worked so hard to finish. 

Without further ado, I am pleased to present

The last few of The Blood Lion Crusade Army, 
Commanded by Major-General Margrave Chretzo Sigenandus,
Marching under the banner of the Praetorian 5th Brigade, 
The Pride of Praetoria.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Greatest 40k Hobby Adventure Ever Told [Part 2]

(Part 1 here)
[Please excuse my over use of Gifs. It was tough for me to write some of this out. Also sorry for the long post - I could not break this part of the story up. If you can make it to the end it is worth it!]

Our first few weeks in Sweden were hard. Nothing seemed to go to plan at all. Without all the details this was me:

Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Greatest 40k Hobby Adventure Ever Told [Part 1]

Big call right. - Trust me, it's worth it.
The Easter break provided me with the opportunity to finally pen this epic tale. 
Enjoy it while downing a few choccy eggs ;) 

Being married with young kids, along with having a job that is hard to leave at work, means that finding opportunities to game can be really tough. In the past it has been the norm that I will organise a 'game day' with my mates and it will be cancelled because someone’s kid gets sick or someone’s wife pulls the pin on it. It happens and we move on. It makes the time we do play special. It is probably why we take photos, blog and celebrate the games that we play so much (thanks Muppet). This epic tail (over a few posts) is about that ultimate 'no holds barred' battle between real life and gaming. This time however, I set the stakes higher than ever before. This is the story of one man battling against extremes odds to play a game of Warhammer on the other side of the world.
I visited Warhammer World back in 2009 during a quick work trip to the UK. It was great. No, it was awesome. “How cool would it be to one day come back to the UK and play a game with my own army?” I thought to myself. It was an impossible dream. How would I even get an army from Australia to the UK? No, it's ridiculous. I was engaged and had no kids at the time but even then I knew it was a ridiculous dream. This year that dream became a reality.