Monday, December 31, 2012

Ice Cavern Terrain

DungeonMasterMark's YouTube channel has a new video on Ice Cavern Terrain.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pogre's Miniature and Model Thread Milestone

I've mentioned Pogre's Miniature and Model thread here before and likely many already know of its existence on EN World, but as of yesterday a new milestone has been reached.  In 2012, Pogre has managed to paint (and paint well, IMO) one hundred figures.  The thread has been going since August of 2003, so in eight months there will be another milestone achieved, that of being around for a decade, but for now we'll simply shout "Huzzah and Congrats" to Pogre for this fine feat and his great efforts.  If you haven't already, bookmark that thread for browsing when you're looking for color schemes, modeling ideas, or just some inspiration to get you to pick up a brush.  See more here!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

28mm Dark Age Saxons by Analogue Hobbies

Over on the Analogue Hobbies blog is a recent posting showing off some 28mm Dark Age Saxons fixed up as a faction.  See more here!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic Contest

Over on The Painting Clinic YouTube channel, you can get the details on his Facebook page contest.  You guess the number of minis in a jar and can win an airbrush.  See more here and enjoy the video!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

10,000 Pt Empire Army from Blue Table Painting

Late last week, Blue Table Painting posted a video of a 10,000 point Empire army on their YouTube feed.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Basing Ogres with 3++ is the New Black

Over on the 3++ is the New Black website ( ) is an Ogre Basing Tutorial with a lot of great ideas and photos.  See more here!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Santa Frog

If you get a kick out of holiday themed miniatures, you'll love Santa Frog and Tadpole Tim, sculpted by Dave Summers, over at Dark Sword Miniatures.  See more here!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bases for Flying Creatures with Terrainaholic

Terrainaholic has a new YouTube video showing "How to make your own flying stands with plexy glass."  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bones Unboxing - Vampires from Reaper

Over on the ReaperMiniOfficial YouTube channel is a new video showing off the Vampire minis from the Bones miniatures line.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

EQNWS YouTube Reviews of Fireforge Minis

I've mentioned the eqnws YouTube channel in the past and the thorough reviews that can be found there.  Here are a couple from earlier this year of some Fireforge Miniatures boxes of mounted soldiers, the first of Teutonic Knights and the second of Mounted Sergeants.  Here's a link to the Fireforge Games website and their Facebook page.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Demon City Table Project from Terrainaholic

Terrainaholic has a new YouTube video showing the early progress on his Demon City project.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thorin's Map

If you are planning a Hobbit campaign (regardless of the game system you decide to use), you might be interested in picking up a copy of Thorin's Map from the good folk at WETA Workshop.  See more here!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Board Game Review: Kingdom Builder

Over on The Boardgame Family YouTube channel is a new video, a "Board Game Review: (for) Kingdom Builder." Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ares Games Heralds The Battle of Five Armies for 2013

Over on the website, you'll find information on their 2013 game The Battle of Five Armies.  Read more here!

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Painting Clinic Review of Army Painter Quicksahde

Over on The Painting Clinic YouTube channel is a video review of the Army Painter Quickshade products.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


There is a cool website and app available at that allows you to make 3D figures and print them out.  See more here!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Purple Worm Painting

There is a new blog post on The Lost and the Damned showing how the Reaper Purple Worm figure can be painted.  See more here!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Terrainaholic's LotR Elven Set Painted

To follow up on the 30 minute challenge Terrainaholic showed in video format on his YouTube channel last week, he has a new video posted showing off the painted LotR Elven Set.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Warpath Unboxing with Worthy Painting

Over on the Worthy Painting YouTube channel is an unboxing video of the Warpath - Forge Fathers Battleset from Mantic Games.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

d20 Dark Ages Blog 52 Minis in 52 Weeks

The d20 Dark Ages blog has a recent postings declaring success in the goal of completing 52 minis in 52 weeks.  See more here!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Terrainaholic's 30 Minute Painting Challenge

As he says in the video, the 30 Minute Painting Challenge is not about competing with what happens in the video.  It is about challenging yourself to put together a quick project for yourself.  Check out Terrainaholic's YouTube video and add a video response here!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Worthy Painting and Basecrafts Woodland Set

Recently over on the Worthy Painting YouTube channel, John unboxed a Basecrafts Woodland basing set.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Nail Decals for Minis Says Doctor Faust

Over on ThePaintingClinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust suggests grabbing standard water transfer decals that get used for finger (or toe) nails to decorate your miniatures.  Spoiler: They aren't all hearts, flowers, and rainbows.  Enjoy!

Note: The esteemed Doctor Faust has an update he is sharing around the web -
Not everything I say is 100% guaranteed to work. Take in point the recent video on nail decals. I ordered more from a few different eBay sellers. The ones I ordered from lstarstyle or Lucky Star Style are in fact printed on extremely thin clear plastic instead of standard decal paper, meaning they have a thick edge and don't bend around small folds. Fairly useless for minis. I admit I didn't buy samples from EVERY seller on eBay before making that video and I have no idea how common are these "plastic" decals. If you ordered decals from some random seller of off eBay and get these useless decals I apologize. I had no idea of their existence up until now. Buyer beware.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Stone Texture Tutorial from Battleground Hobbies

Over on the Battleground Hobbies blog is a neat tutorial on modeling buildings with stone textures.  See more here!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hobbit Figures Being Painted

Over on the Four-Color Figures blog, Scott is working his way through painting the new GW Hobbit figures, Dwarf by Dwarf and so on.  See more here!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Medieval Warfare Magazine Issue 2.6

The sixth issue in the second volume of Medieval Warfare Magazine has been released.  Read more here!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Litko Raptor Mounts

Some time ago, I mentioned in a blog post here that Litko had some excellent horse mounts that can be used in combination with most standing miniature bipeds.  Imagine my delight upon discovering that they also have Raptor Mounts which you can find here!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Foam Castle from Epic Fantasy

Over on the Epic Fantasy YouTube channel is a new video showing "How to make a Foam Castle - that really looks fantastic!"  Enjoy!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Castelli Reviews: Hannibal Rome vs Carthage.

An interesting boardgame my buddy Wayne has coaxed me into trying, not that it takes much for any pre-gunpowder Era wargame, is called "Hannibal Rome vs Carthage."  On the Castelli (harrymaxryan) YouTube channel, about a year and a half ago, is a very well-handled review.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Double Floor Designs with Terrainaholic

Terrainaholic has a new video on his YouTube channel showing "How to get double floor designs."  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey Strategy Battle Game set from Games Workshop

YouTube's Worthy Painting channel has an unboxing video for The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey Strategy Battle Game set from Games Workshop.  Having watched the unboxing video, I can say I think that the figures and scenery pieces look amazingly good.  The sets are selling for $125.00 MSRP, according to my buddy Rich at Games Plus in Mount Prospect, IL, and he told me they have a handful of the limited edition sets (with the Radagast the Brown special figure) going on the shelf this morning.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2012

ZombieSmith Casting Video

About a year ago, Josh from ZombieSmith put together a video showing some behind-the-scenes casting equipment and techniques.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quick Tip from Les

Over on the Awesome Paint Job YouTube channel is a video showing how to quickly add shadows to a painted figure with an oil wash.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yury Serebryakov's Sculpting Blog

You will be amazed at the level of detail that goes into the sculpting of miniature figures in the many pictures on Yury Serebryakov's Sculpting Blog.  See more here!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kamloopian Fort Build

The Kamloopian is back, baby, and he's scratch-building a 1/72 scale model of the Hudson Bay Fort.  He's got the first five installments up on his YouTube channel, so strap yourself in before you hit play because the total on the videos is over an hour and a half of Kamloopian goodness.  The first two are below, the newer three you'll find on his channel. Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Rock Giant on Chuck's Plog

On Chuck's Plog ( ) is a pictorial article on his latest miniature creation, a rocky giant with dual-basing so that it can be used in multiple systems.  See more here!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Battle of Brown Hills - Gygax Report

Over on the website is a recently discovered report from Gary Gygax on The Battle of Brown Hills.  Read more here!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Board Gaming Bars and Cafes

If you happen to be in Chicago, Guthries Tavern on the Northside has a selection of board games you can play.  If you know of other such places, be they bars or coffee chops or whatever, please add them in the comments below.  See more on Guthries here!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple Arena from Terrainminion and Terrainaholic

Over on the Terrainminion YouTube channel is a new arena, simply built using Hirst Arts, that you can get from Terrainaholic for $40 or $60 with drybrushing already done.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Clones, Retro Clones, and Old School Modernizations

There are a couple of useful pages for keeping track of all the so-called RPG clones, retro-clones, and other Old School stylized games on the current market.  Read more here and here!

Image thanks to Joseph Browning of Expeditious Retreat Press

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tabletop Wargaming Defined

There's a neat little video on the vlad48 YouTube channel for beginners about tabletop wargming and its origins that is worth watching.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Building a Ruined City with Terrainaholoic

Terrainaholic has used the Modest Magic $40 Castles and Keeps set to build a ruined city.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

TerranScapes Revisits Airbrushing

Late in October, TerranScapes revisited airbrushing after getting some feedback and watching some tutorials following his video on airbrushing earlier this year.  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thor's Hammer Giveaway

Over on Storm the Castle and Epic Fantasy YouTube channel, you can still get in under the wire for his Thor's Hammer project contest giveaway.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Free Delving Deeper Reference Rules Bundle

The Delving Deeper Reference Rules Bundle is currently FREE at and related online stores.  See more here!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Scratch-Built Ladders

Over on the website is a new tutorial on scratch-built ladders that is easy to follow and produces wonderful results. Read and see more here (use Google Chrome to translate)!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kev's Lounge Hero's Hall Papercraft Terrain

Kev's Lounge has a new Papercraft terrain offering called "Hero's Hall: that looks phenomenal.  See more here!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Storm the Castle's Medieval Diorama Complete

Over on the Storm the Castle YouTube channel is a new video showing the completed Medieval Village diorama.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Terraclips Temple of the Frog

An enterprising gamer has used the Terraclips building sets to recreate The Temple of the Frog.  Check out the pics he posted over on photobucket here!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fat Goblin Games Maps Kickstarter

Fat Goblin Games has a new Kickstarter project featuring maps.  See more here!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Free Wargames for Unemployed from GMT Games

A recent article on heralds GMT Games efforts to supply free wargames to the unemployed.  Read more here!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Roman Ship and Building Models from Hotz Artworks

Check out the Roman Ship and Building Models from Hotz Artworks.  They are part of their Roman Seas line and you can see more here!

Friday, November 9, 2012

1/144th Millennium Falcon from Doctor Faust

Over on The Painting Clinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust has spliced together his 3 hours of videos on his 1/144th scale Millennium Falcon build.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

TerranScapes on Hirst Arts Buildings

On his YouTube channel, TerranScapes takes a fresh look at how to utilize Hirst Arts Buildings in his product lines.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to Choose the Perfect Board Game

The Silver Oaks Casino's department or marketing memes came up with a pretty good one.  See more here!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Airbrushing Faces from BuyPainted

Over on the BuyPainted YouTube channel is a neat video on how to paint faces of miniatures with an airbrush.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kraftmark ProCreate Putty

I hear good things about Kraftmark ProCreate Putty and, though I haven't tried it out myself just yet, I thought I would mention it for others to consider.  Read more here!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Plinth Burning

Over on the Coloured Dust game blog about painting and modeling miniatures is a new post about burning plinths to give them texture and character.  Read more here!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Worthy Painting Does Mantic's Kickstarter Orcs and Elves

Over on the Worthy Painting YouTube channel is a new video showing off some of the Kickstarter miniatures from Mantic including Orcs and Elves.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tabletop Does Star Fluxx

On the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel is a new video in the Tabletop series with Wil Wheaton in which he plays Star Fluxx with guests Alex Albrecht, Chloe Dykstra, and Jordan Mechner.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LURCH! and Superstitions 50% Off for Halloween

I thought it might be nice to put LURCH! The Zombie Chess Game and the Superstitions Sourcebook on sale at 50% Off for Halloween.  See more here and here! -

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Age of Empires III

I mentioned yesterday having gamed a bit over the weekend and one of the board games in the offing was Age of Empires III.  I had a great time and managed to come in second out of six, though it was a distant second indeed with 94 victory points to 119 for the winner.  Read more about this fun game here!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pocket Battles: Romans vs Celts

I had the chance to play Z-Man Games's Pocket Battles: Celts vs Romans and had a very good time.  It's a simple enough wargame and very inexpensive.  There are also three types available including Macedonians vs Persians and Orcs vs Elves, with more on the way.  Read more here and here!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hanging Cage Prisons

Over on the gaming blog, are some cool pics of hanging cage prison minis.  See more here!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mine Carts from the Lost and the Damned

Over on The Lost and the Damned forum, Mortis shows us how to make some nifty mine carts.  See more here!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Casualty Miniatures

Someone on Facebook was recently in search of some miniatures that represented dead figures.  A while ago, a local friend and I split a pack of Old Glory figures called "The Slain Casualty Pack" which were planned to use a markers for a wargame though we switched gears before implementing that solution.  In any event, quite useful as dungeon dressing or to denote wargame units that have been injured or depleted.  See more here!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Buildings by terrainproject on YouTube

Over on the terrainproject YouTube channel are a series of videos showing how to scratch build some miniature houses for Flames of War or anything really, as well as what to do buildings that come out of the mold poorly.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crappy Birthday Card Game

Some time back, my friend Natalie brought a humorous card game to our regular game night called Crappy Birthday which we had some fun playing.  The description from is as follows:
Crappy Birthday is designed to be taken as a gift to a party instead of a bottle of wine or a 6-pack of beer. The goal of Crappy Birthday is to get people talking, laughing, and having a good time as quickly as possible. Don't be surprised if some people dislike the same gift that other people at the table love, because the gifts were designed to start fun and interesting conversations. Crappy Birthday is simple enough that a group of non-gamers can read the rules and start playing within a few minutes. Or if people do not want to play at the party, they can have fun by simply looking at the cards and laughing at the pictures and funny concepts.
Read and see more here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On an OSR Rosetta Stone from -C @ the Hack & Slash Blog

About a year and a half ago, over on the Hack & Slash blog, "-C" posted "On an OSR Rosetta Stone," a nifty conversion chart that he says -
This is a tool that will quickly allow you to look at a published adventure and make adjustments so that it is compatible to your current gaming system
See more here!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Paper Game

Check out Storm the Castle's YouTube channel for a "Halloween Paper Game" that you can download for free and print for yourself and your kids.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Modest Magic Castle and Keep Set

Terrainaholic has a new unboxing video on his YouTube channel showing the Modest Magic Castle and Keep Set.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Encounter Building with Minis

Ben of Ben's RPG Pile has a couple of new videos on his YouTube channel showing how to build an encounter and make the most of minis in the process.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tabletop Plays Last Night on Earth

Over on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, as part of their Tabletop Show, Wil Wheaton gathers Felicia Day, Riki Lindhome, and Kate Micucci to play a game of Last Night on Earth from Flying Frog Productions.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dungeon Master Mark Gelatinous Cubes Update

Dungeon Master Mark has posted an update video on his gelatinous cube production.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Lost and The Damned Yme-Loc Eldar Warlock WIP

Over on The Lost and The Damned forums, a new group of pics on a Work In Progress, "Yme-Loc Eldar Warlock."  See more here!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sarissa Precision Buildings and Accessories

There is a wide and growing range of precision cut buildings and accessories to be had from the fine folks at Sarissa Precision.  See more here!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Plate lines, Sanding, and Battle Damage How To from Terrainaholic

Toward the end of September, terrainaholic had a useful video on "How to do plate lines, sanding, routing as well as dry brushing battle damage" on models.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Monster Stock Art Kickstarter

There is a new Monster Stock Art Kickstarter project.  See more here!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Breathtaking Dioramas from RecreacionesHM

Over on the RecreacionesHM YouTube channel is a video of some of the most excellent historical miniature dioramas I've ever seen.   They'd also make for great game table setups (minis, scenery, terrain, etc.).  Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Medieval Village Models Kickstarter

There is an interesting Kickstarter project going on for 28mm Medieval Village buildings.  See more here!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Post-Apoc Scenery at Lead Addict

There is a cool wargaming and miniatures site called Lead Addict that has a recent post with some cool post-apocalyptic scenery, watch tower included.  See more here!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The TerranScapes Castle Project Part Three

Over on the TerranScapes YouTube channel is a new video showing part three of the work in progress castle project.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dungeon Game Unboxing on

Check out the article and all the great photos of the Dungeon Game unboxing on  See more here!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Back to Terrain Building for Robert Morris

Over the the blog of Robert Morris, Back to the Keep ( ), he writes about his recent return to terrain building and he has many great tips and pictures to prove it.  Be sure to bookmark that blog and check back often for the continuation.  Read and see more here!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Catan Board Accessory

Over on TheSettlersofCatan YouTube channel is a new video showing off a cool game board accessory that they say is "coming soon."  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Prepping Resin Minis with MiniWargmerJ

Over on MiniwargamerJ's YouTube channel is a new video in his Miniature Painting 101 series (Part 6) called "Preparing Resin/Finecast Miniatures."  Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fortress Assault

User "moerith" has some great images of a setup for a Fortress Assault over on  See more here!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mutant Conversions

Over on are some very cool conversion of figures to make them more mutant.  See more here!