Let's enjoy wargaming as a fun, social, laid-back hobby! Farseer Khaiell

I enjoy nicely painted miniatures but I don't care for miniature painting as a fine craft. I prefer a smart theme before smooth transitions or NMM.

I give kudos to those who can do them and go back to the hobby. — Khaiell

Games Workshop updated their line of texture paint, adding (among other) two products: Astrogranite and Astrogranite Debris that may be useful for simulating imperial architecture. Let's see how they compare to other products I used... »
Reviews 2016-12-02 Khaiell
This topic is the elephant in the room in any cardboard crafting projects. Therefore I updated this classic article with new, detailed pictures to show you how this works in practice and what can you do about the problem »
General Tips 2016-10-20 Khaiell
There is a fine balance in making a tabletop hill the right mix of a gaming token, a unit display stand and an eye-candy. When you let it slide in one of the directions it will lose its unique capabilities of elevating your wargaming experience to the next (excuse the pun) layer. »
How to build terrain 2016-09-03 Khaiell
An issue pops up from time to time how tall should your trees be in a wargame. It matters gravely for abstract line of sight rulesets but is also important when choosing model trees for your true line of sight game »
Real-world inspiration 2016-07-29 Khaiell
I keep my Space Marine, Eldar or fantasy Empire banners mostly grim and serious. But dwarves have this over-the-top grumpiness combined with a passion for down to earth, beer-soaked humour that just doesn't work taken with a straight face. As the vertically challenged ones wear simple, unfunny outfits the best place to display their attitude are their standards »
Modelling 2016-07-20 Khaiell
Having beautiful banners custom made for your units elevates your army to the next level. In a way, especially for fantasy troops, it is the flying colours and vivid coat-of-arms imagery that makes your playing pieces be what they are, not just a heap of plastic. It is no coincidence that in many strategy games units are represented just by their unique standards. »
Modelling 2016-07-01 Khaiell
2nd edition Warhammer 40k box set came with a large set of "2-D" ruined buildings that resembled theatrical decoration more than model dioramas. I pulled some out of the basement for a photoshoot to see if they are viable on the tabletop almost a quarter of a century later... »
Reviews 2016-06-17 Khaiell