Month: July 2017

Every day, in every way…

Better week for me this week. Got the DMH stuff written and published .

Expect the Ascension Tribune to be reporting on incidents through the ages.

Got the point of Saga Knights done too.


And got a couple of units of Tau built. Have written the post but just seeking some photos…half points are a thing, right?


This week sees me with an urge to do lots of different things across several systems so focus may be an issue! No bloody change there then!

1) Work out a 50PL Tau force and get it assembled and based

2) Paint some more Saga Crusaders

3) Paint and work on some Samurai scenery

Hopefully I have a bit of time at home over the next couple of weeks and get get a good chunk of stuff done………bwahahahaha!

Snogs and spanking


Dear Sir

Recently found in the Ascension archive, a letter responding to the story published in the Ascension Tribune

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We shall continue to delve into the archives to see if we can find out how this story resolved itself.

Progress means Progress

So this FDWHP is more of a guideline right? These are things I might do.  Maybe.  Perhaps.  If something else doesn’t come along.  Thats how we couched it right?


Oh OK then, another week another failure.

Not horrendously as I did manage to paint one Chibi to a finish and made good solid progress on 2 more, got a lot of paint onto Father Wilsons followers and even started to put some basecoats down on a Burrows and Badger miniature (a lovely Ferret Rogue) .  Still it wasn’t what I said I would be doing as, per usual, stuff happened.


Pirates arrived for Blood and Plunder (found some lovely Elizabethan models from Foundry that I decided to use), some new buildings got made, Skyrim got in the way (Bad Skyrim)



Oh and that Dragon Rampant painting entry I talked about last week.  Yeah didn’t get that done either.

This week it will be all different.  Honest.

  1.  Finish 2 Chibis (different ones from last week)
  2. Do two more pirate type buildings, probably a stables and a hacienda
  3. More DMH progress – they are getting close to finished and having that whole genre locked down will be a big thing.

Right that should do.



Episode 342 – Tell me more, tell me more

In which Mike and Matt do something that you would have thought that they would know better than to do and lay out what the plans they have for the summer. Its like mid year resolutions. Which is frankly a very stupid thing to do. Its especially stupid as if you asked them today what they said they were going to do when they recorded this then I’m pretty sure that they won’t be able to remember and will make some sort of excuse so that they can go back and listen.



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Not getting any better……

So even though I chose some really simple targets for last week, I only managed to get one of them done.

Saga Warlord for my Crusaders completed, based on a 50x50mm GW base with hand painted banner and shields.

Nothing else done due to work, life and shitty hotel wifi.

This week,

  1. I will try and complete the battle report from Mike and my game of DMH
  2. Finish at least 1 point of these bloody Crusaders
  3. Write the first blog post for my Tau and assemble at least 1 unit of miniatures for it.

We have Summer Showdown coming up at Wayland this week, but I have no desire to play at the moment, symptomatic of falling out of love with wanting to play Malifaux at present. Perhaps I need to find another game to play at events………..40k? Kings of War? Saga? I like to get out and play and dont really care about winning or losing but need something to act as a painting driver.

Love ya



A worrying trend

I’m not sure I like this.  After starting out strongly this was another week where I didn’t complete my FDWHP goals.

I managed two of them as Father Wilson now has a lovely church to call his own


and my Route 666 stuff is based and undercoated ready for Gaslands


bet despite having 3 days to finish one model I just had no painting mojo and didn’t paint a model for my Chibaki crew.

But then you get weeks like that, where you just don’t feel like picking up a paint brush and doing anything with that side of the hobby.  Its the most time consuming and skill intensive thing that we as hobbyists do – the closest to pure art – and you have to be feeling it or the outcomes will just end up in a pot of paintstripper.

I am feeling it this week though so think i will make my goals all painting related – the kids are on summer holidays so hiding in the office sounds like an excellent plan to me.

Right then

  1. Paint 2 Chisaki Models
  2. Paint a Burrows and Badgers test model
  3. Progress my DMH gang.

In between that lot I need to push on with my Dragon Rampant facebook group competition entry.

Wonder how spectacularly well i can fail at that.




Episode 341 – Its life Jim, but not as we know it.

In which Mike and Matt talk about Bonescon and specifically the plans for the Fools Daily Butterfly House. Before we get there though we wander through SAGA, a trip to Warhammer World and a brief discussion about monochrome painting techniques. Polyglots, that what we are. Must admit I am very excited about the Butterfly House and hopefully if you are a regular listener to this show you are as well. Fun and Frolics will abound as a shining beacon of hope in the mass of competative gaming. Or it will be an utter disaster and Matt and I will be sitting twiddling our thumbs for 3 days. Either way its going to be exciting.

You can get more information on Bonescon here –

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Deary Me

Progress report from last week (commencing 10th July).

ebay stuff – all out bar one package (bloke hasnt paid so he is NOT getting his stuff). I made a small fortune from stuff sold on ebay which will fuel hobby needs ie LoTR and 40k. So thats a point!

Managed to move Tanelorn our of it’s old premises at the Ex Serviceman’s Club in Leytonstone to the new venue at EXP Leisure in Stratford. Getting out was easy. I think it took the 5 of us about 20mins. Getting in to the new venue was HARD work. 4 external flights of steps wiped us all out! I shook the hand of one of the Ex Serviceman’s Club Committee members and said thanks for the last 7 years. There were some short mumblings and that was that. Not one bit of interest in what we were doing, if we had somewhere else to go or a thanks for your support over the last few years. Sadness from me.

The new venue is stupendous and reminds me of the early days of Firestorm in Cardiff on Trade Street before it became the South West gaming centre. The club is an an old Wharf warehouse on a canal. Its a pretty awesome building. Some pics can be found on the club Facebook page but you can see some pics on our ABOUT THE CLUB page here

We held our first club day at the new venue on Sunday 16th and there was a real buzz from our club members about the place. It has really excited me moving to EXP. Lets hope it all works out for the greater good as we are calling it the “3rd Age of Tanelorn”. I reckon the move is worth 2 points myself!

One last thing is I managed to get a game of 8th edition 40k at my mate Nick’s house last Friday. Eldar versus Marines. I really enjoyed the game. So much so I have been looking at the rules! I think that as the new Space Marines Codex is coming out for pre-order, its very likely that I will be building an Imperial Fist force to match my Epic Space Marines. I have not been happy with the choice of Tau for a while. The models do not inspire me 100% and that is what drives me hobby wise. I love their vehicles, I love the Kroot, I am not totally taken with the manga-esque troops and suits etc.

So onto the week commening the 17th July. What can I do this week? In my bid to continue clearing stuff out I’m going to try and put as much of my Circle of Orboros stuff on ebay. The simple reality is that I one too many factions for Hordes/Warmachine and I will never have time to finish building and painting these models. I am happy with my Cygnar and Minions – even though the Piggies (minions) are not built.

Secondly I am going to build a troll for LoTR.

Lastly I am going to progress those Brits again – honest I am!


again with that salty cheese…..

I did quite a lot of hobby this week.

I painted some of my DMH Mexicans that have sat untouched for months (stupid Mike and his influential blog post).

I built and undercoated and then based an entirely new Malifaux crew while at the event at Mike’s.

I played games of Malifaux and DMH.

Yeah……none of those are finishing Crusaders……

Thats 2 crap weeks of accomplishment and as Mike said, this is about focus and completion rather than just achieving hobby.

I have a very busy couple of weeks in the new job which see me away from home for 7 of the next 12 days so I have picked carefully for the next week.

1 – Finish my Saga Warlord

2 – Progress the 3 points of Saga knights towards completion

3 – Write up the DMH battle report and an opening blog post for my Tau narrative for the 40K campaign.

Also failed to lose any weight due to the masses of BBQ food over the weekend…….double drat!!