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Kings of War: Hellfire and Stone – Scenario 1

Monday, May 19th, 2014

A friend and I have decided to play through the Hellfire and Stone campaign for Kings of War.  You may have seen the post of me making the Mine that was needed for this scenario.  This scenario was good fun to play, enjoy the battle report!

Let’s Make! A Dwarven Mine

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

So it’s been some time, but I’ve finally got around to building a new piece of terrain.  I’m pretty sure it’s been years since I last built something, which is no good at all.  It felt good to get something built and done in one sitting as well.  That said, here’s a video of me working on the mine!

Here’s some high res images of the completed mine!

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Games Workshop Astra Militarum Officio Prefectus Commissar Review

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Plastic Blister

So I have to be honest, I haven’t really bought any of the solo miniatures from Games Workshop in years due to their pricing structure and value.  I’ve been playing enough 40k lately, however, to make some of these worthwhile to me.  I have a handful of Commissar’s already, but I figured I’d pick up another since I like to run large platoons of infantry when I play 40k.  My approach has always been numbers over small super powerful units.

Back of blister, easy to see what’s included

The new blister packages that they have are nice since none of the parts are floating and you can make out everything included on the model itself. This model was simple and really had only one option, either Plasma Pistol or Bolt Pistol.  I opted for a Plasma Pistol, cause why not?

Sprue and base

The sprue quality on these models is far better than their larger counterparts like tanks sized sprues.  This model easily has some of the highest quality plastic bits I’ve seen in a long time on a model.  Each piece was rather easy to cut and clean and put together.


The only thing that bugs me on this whole model is the oversized hats, I’ve had plenty of IG models over the years, their hats have been progressively getting larger over the years.  I’m not sure how I feel about this, but I’m leaning negative.  It’s weird, but normally I have an opinion one way or the other on models and am not stuck in the middle on something.


As mentioned at the start, my biggest gripe is cost of this miniature, it’s far higher than other models in it’s size/category but is up towards the top in terms of quality.  I’m not sure where it exactly lands in the grand scale of bad to awesome, but it’s certainly not at the bottom.  Overall I can’t recommend this one based on price, but it certainly isn’t a bad model either, so I’m kinda ‘meh’ overall on this one.  Either way, this commissar will for sure be doing his far share of executing insubordinate guardsmen in the near future.