Sunday, March 21, 2021

Part 3: Tzeentch's Eternal Conflagration

Kairos Fateweaver, Oracle of Tzeentch

Now that you guys have been following my posts about my recent army commission, let me take you through how I plan on using the army in Age of Sigmar. I decided to split my tactics articles into two parts; one for AOS and the other for 40K, otherwise it would be insanely long.

Part of the reason why I chose Tzeentch as my army is because I love the look of Flamers. I think they're one of the coolest models ever put out by GW and it's one of the units that symbolizes the chaotic nature of Tzeentch himself. Their pulsating, multi-colored tendrils capable of spewing pure daemonic fire is something that all units fear in Age of Sigmar and rightfully so. That is why when I was designing my list and choosing which models to be commissioned, I wanted to make sure I could squeeze in a few Flamer units for both my AOS and 40K lists.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Part 2: Commission Details and Army Reveal!

Hey guys, HERO again with an update on how my army commission is going so far. When we left off last time, I talked about how I ended up meeting the artist, Teemu Sihvonen, and hinted at what army I ended up going with. Before I dive into the army and preview some of the pieces, I want to talk to you about how we got started on the business end.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Part 1: A Journey into a Commission

Behold, the power of directional lighting. Gravehammer Miniatures.

This has been a long, hard year for many people. Not just our hobby, but for millions of people around the world experiencing the effects of the pandemic. While some of you might know me for my writing of strategy articles, I want to bring you something slightly different from my usual and into something a bit more personal. This will be the start of the 4-part series of my journey through getting an entire army commissioned.

I am one of the lucky ones that was not as adversely affected by the pandemic that affected many others. Since I was able to work from home, I was not only lucky enough to keep my job, but save throughout the year to buy myself in the hopes of buying a new computer. My gaming computer has needed an upgrade for quite some time now and I committed myself at the start of the year to save up and buy a new one. However, just as new-gen offerings were coming online, the global stock for some of these items have been completed wiped out. With most of the parts from my computer unavailable, I knew my chances for getting a new gaming rig was slim.

Gaming, and more specifically Tabletop has been a very important thing to me growing up. It is a chance for me to get together with friends, socialize and enjoy a fantasy world where I can think of other things outside of school, work and general hardship. While I can go on about the mental effects of quarantine and prolonged social distancing, it is still one of our best defenses against a global pandemic. However, this meant that I haven't been able to play a single game of 9th Ed. 40K as most of the launch parties in my areas were canceled, and most of my friends share the same mindset of staying at home to protect their families. Most of the tabletop clubs in my areas have been closed for months now with little signs of reopening. While some players have tried going online with Tabletop Simulator, I can tell you right now that it's just not the same. Nothing beats interacting in-person and talking smack with your best mates over beer and pretzels.

With tabletop taking a backseat in my life, it was out of complete chance that I stumbled upon an army being sold on Facebook. My jaw dropped. Not just a little, but to the floor.