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 art. I prefer a smart theme before NMM.

I give kudos to master painters and successful generals of the hour and go back to having fun with the hobby! — Khaiell

"Chillon! thy prison is a holy place, / And thy sad floor an altar" wrote Lord Byron, the father of the Romantic movement (and also the father of the first programmer Ada Lovelace). Whenever you crawl a dungeon in Descent, Dungeons&Dragons or Baldur's Gate, you are retracing the 1816 poet's visit to Ch√Ęteau de Chillon on Lake Geneva. »
Real-world inspiration 2017-02-03 Khaiell
A lot of players don't realise that the vertical and horizontal scales of miniatures-based wargames are different from each other. The battlefield is highly compressed to allow playing battles on a table while at the same time designers keep model proportions normal. This creates challenges for modelling realistic yet playable terrain »
General Tips 2017-01-27 Khaiell
Fantasy depictions of huge castles usually show gargantuan white walls reaching the skies. Let's have a walk through a real, monstrous castle that never fell to a siege and see what was practical in castle construction »
Real-world inspiration 2017-01-20 Khaiell
Futuristic castle is an oxymoron but as it looks cool it is something you may want to build. This is how. The guide may be useful for any walls, not just fortresses. »
How to build terrain 2017-01-13 Khaiell
My original imperial bunkers from early 2000s oozing dark technology with pipes and gubbinz are fun but sometimes you want a more streamlined design. I came up with a bunker modification that allows building a lot of them in a batch. Useful not only for wargaming but also crafting projects for kids. »
How to build terrain 2017-01-06 Khaiell
Games Workshop produced an enticing-looking kit of dark future cityscape gubbinz to help you decorate bases of larger models. Unfortunately they took the low road and made a cheap rip-off of their true Warhammer 40k City Buildings line »
Reviews 2017-01-01 Khaiell
The 2005/8 Chronicles of Narnia movies? rocky hills were shot in real world Sudety mountains on the Poland-Czechia border. That?s understandable as the rocks there are uncannily shaped and surrounded by mystery as subjects of pagan rituals in ancient times, precious stones and gold mining in the middle ages and as secret uranium mines of the Third Reich more recently. »
Real-world inspiration 2016-12-22 Khaiell
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