Looking back on old hobby memories

In this latest post, I’ll be uncovering some old photos of my early days of joining the Warhammer hobby. I haven’t realised I still had these, or even remembered having these photos taken, so this is going to be a fun trip down memory lane!

what your about to see is a an early history of my beginning into the table top hobby, and what they mean to me now when I look back on them. Just a warning though, a lot of these are very bad in quality due to shaky camera quality, and the model painted are not the most pleasing to gaze upon lol.

So without further or do, lets dive in!

HPIM0404Tomb kings scenery at Warhammer world 2010

HPIM0405Giant sized Rat Ogre (anyone know the what they call these?)

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The Island of Blood game board was used for the 8th edition Warhammer Fantasy when the new boxed games was released back in 2010, featuring the High Elves and the Skaven. I got the opportunity to take some photos of the game board when it was available to play at Warhammer World, looking at it close up was amazing to see the depth of detail being done to create it. Sadly, its no longer available to play at Warhammer world (about eight years to be precise!).

Whilst playing at Warhammer World with my shoddy painted Skaven (today they’re not as bad now, check the Skaven tag on my blog if your interested in seeing how my army looks now), I took a few photos of a game I had with a friend. These photos remind me a lot about 8th edition and what it meant for me as a wargamer, it was hard to play back then, but I had fond memories of the games and people I’ve met when the world was still turning. Now, Mallus turns in it’s darkened state above the realm of Azyr.

This was a collection of photos showing both the Lizardmen vs Dark Elves, played on a grass mat with meh painted scenery. Back then my Dark Elves hadn’t been painted properly as I didn’t have a colour scheme in mind for the army. in fact, it would be eight years later until I’d finally applied a consistent colour scheme in the livery of red and silver. These photos were taken roughly around 7th/ 8th edition days.

Finally, one final photo that in my opinion is one the most important one from all shown here today…….

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This photo isn’t the best one taken (and sadly the only one), its not a picture of the best painted miniature ever, not even me seeing my favourite BL author in person, nor is it me rejoicing at finishing painting 40x Clanrats for my Skaven army. for you see, this photo was important to me as its one of the earliest photos taken showing me gluing my army of Dark Elves at Christmas. This photo is a story of beginning, how at this moment of history captured was a record of my journey into the hobby of table top wargaming. 

To you, it might not seem much (I wouldn’t blame you as the photo quality is pretty bad), however to me, finding this photo this week after looking through old photos for my dog was a big thing for me. It reminds me of where I’ve started when I started the hobby, and where it’s led me today.

I hope this post has inspired you to look back in the past and remember your early days when you first went to your local GW or gaming club. It may remind of the good and bad days when looking back, but those memories remind you of who you are today as a hobbyist.

Until next time,

Bjorn.

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From Exiles to Dark Elves

From Exiles to Dark Elves

I’m back with a new batch of Exile models that I’m currently adding to my newly re-painted force. So far, I’m pleased with the current progress on my collection, somehow a spark of imagination and motivation has flared bright for me to finally get back into painting my Druchii. I think I’ll just call them Dark Elves for now on for simplicity.

It’s not just for simplicity though, for I intend to play this army back in the days of the old World for the Dark Elves, because I don’t like how all of the models are now split into smaller AoS faction. Since my army is set in the old world, I can finally use my stored source material for research and inspiration!

This is all of the source material I’ve gathered for reasearch relating to the Elves of Warhammer fantasy, including White Dwarf magazines, rule books from 7th and 8th edition, army book/ expansion supplements and ‘The Sundering by Gav Thorpe.

My current plan is to choose an alligence between either Ghrond or Naggarond for my army to join. I based this descision on the models I’ve collected in my collection. Most likely I might join Ghrond, as I have a two sorceress and a third on a Pegasus (kit bash project coming soon) which fits well for Ghrond. However, I have a lot of models that are more closely linked to Naggarond, including the Black Guard of Naggarond, Dreadlord and Cold One Knights. 

Now for those who might be wondering how my force background will possible be usable in AoS, I have an opponent who I’ve played against for many years who has a Highborn faction for AoS. He’s said that he would even play his faction as High Elves, so it’s possible that we could agree on a game set in the Old World (using AoS rules).

Below are photos of my current batch of painted models I’ve done.

Black Guards of Naggaroth
Malus Darkblade (allied)

Master with Battle Standard (1)

Master with Battle Standard (2)

Shades

Beastmaster on Manticore

My next phase for this collection is to paint two units of x20 Dreadspears and Darkshards, as my core Battleline units. 

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

The Grey-mane Dynasty Lore series guide post

The Grey-mane Dynasty Lore series guide post


Welcome to The Grey-mane Dynasty lore series, a fan made collection of stories in the setting of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The individual and multipart stories have links to the rise and fall of a once proud and united dynasty, and how it affects those who have survived in the aftermath. 
Each story tells a tale of locations, characters and events that tell of the events from the Age of Myth, to the fall during the Age of Chaos and hope anew in the Age of Sigmar. 

Below are links to the lore series in chronological order:

More stories and fan made lore will be coming soon, which will be added to the link list above. I plan to repost this post when I’ve done a new lore post, so new readers won’t be confused.

I hope to continue this series to the point where I have enough story narrative/ lore content to help me start an AoS campaign, or additional fan made material for AoS games. With your feedback and help, I can be confident and guided on the right path to achieve this goal. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, if you have questions, advice or anything that comes to mind, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

-Bjorn
[note: this is completely fan made lore series and is in no way affiliated with Games Workshop. All names, locations and other material related Games Workshop are owned by their respective creators].