Warhammer 40K

(Semi) Live-Blogging the GW Finals in Grapevine, TX

Hi everyone, and welcome to me following up on one of my dumber ideas. Namely, flying up to Dallas to watch some friends play Warhammer. Thanks to some clever finagling on my part, I've managed to turn this into half family vacation, half no-expenses-paid business trip, and it's all upside for you, Dear Reader. I'll be periodically updating this article with timestamped updates as the weekend rolls on covering things I think are interesting and adding photos as time (and the TOs) permit. The event is taking place at the...

Age of Sigmar

HTPE: SRM’s Stormcast “Greekcast” Eternals

When Dominion dropped earlier this year, I was hype as hell for the new range of Stormcast. In place of the big fat babymen of AoS' launch, we had these statuesque spearmen, chariots, and big honkin angel ladies. These models screamed "Ancient Greece" to me, and not just because I'm going through a Greekaboo phase with Goonhammer favorite Hades and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. I also wanted to get away from the typical blue and gold of the Hammers of Sigmar to really make this army my own. To start, I...

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Magic the Gathering

Commander Best in Show: Fast Interaction

When it comes to Commander, despite the massive number of available cards in the format once you get into more serious play there are a number of cards that show up over and over in decklists. I think it's worth essentially making a list of these cards and discussing why they are worth playing, and why they have become the "default" cards for decks. We'll be calling this series Commander Best in Show and looking at these card groups. In this inaugural edition of Best in Show we're focusing on interaction, but upcoming editions will also feature mana rocks, ramp, rituals, counterspells, protection, free interaction, and lands. These cards are the building blocks of decks and, budget willing, they should by default go into any deck of the given colors. Decks ought to be running 5-15 pieces of strong interaction, and of that most should be instant speed. One way to make keeping these on hand and putting them into decks easy is to use Moxfield's packages feature. This particular package, curated by me, is available here: My Fast Interaction Moxfield Package You can just add this to any deck when building on Moxfield. You can also copy it and edit to your...

Hobby

Goonhammer Hobby Round-up: November 2021

There's just one month left in 2021 - let's see what our contributors have been painting as they head into the holiday season! Pendulin It's November and it's time to beef up my Custodes with a pair of big beefy boys, starting off with the biggest and beefiest among them, a Telemon Dreadnought. This guy was a joy to paint, as there is something zen-like about edge highlighting. Just zone out and trace edges. Real happy with how he turned out, especially the red fade and his "I'm gonna getcha!" hand. Grabby! I followed the Telemon up with a Contempto-Achillus Dreadnought, who was similarly great to paint. The shoulders have the same red fade as the Telemon, but I smartly chose to not photograph it because I am smart. And of course I jammed him to the brim with magnets so I can pose him like this and shout "WOLVERINES!" Taking a step back from 40k, I also painted up some Dropfleet Commander ships. I've yet to play a game of DFC, but these ships were just too cool to pass up. Last up are photos of two Kill Teams that took a while to frame and set up. They aren't new models per se, but...

Gaming

(Semi) Live-Blogging the GW Finals in Grapevine, TX

Hi everyone, and welcome to me following up on one of my dumber ideas. Namely, flying up to Dallas to watch some friends play Warhammer. Thanks to some clever finagling on my part, I've managed to turn this into half family vacation, half no-expenses-paid business trip, and it's all upside for you, Dear Reader. I'll be periodically updating this article with timestamped updates as the weekend rolls on covering things I think are interesting and adding photos as time (and the TOs) permit. The event is taking place at the Warhammer Cafe in Grapevine, Texas (a suburb north of Dallas about 4 miles from the DFW airport). It's a fine store, and I'll do a mini review of the location as I hang out here. If you want to catch the games on stream, some of them are being streamed over on the Warhammer Twitch channel. 10:30 - I'm at the store. It's still closed to the general public and won't open until 11, but games are already underway inside and streaming. There's a small line of people out front. The store's running a promotion - spend $100 and get a free battle mat. The mats are the ones from the road...