Tutorial: Painting a Galaxy Cloak
Horus Heresy
Painting a galaxy cloak, or night sky, is something I have been wanting to do for awhile now, but never thought I could achieve with decent results. I put this mental block up around this technique by telling myself “You aren’t quite there yet as a painter,” but the truth is you can’t make progress as a painter unless you …
A Pilgrimage to Warhammer World
Age of Sigmar
Hey all, Alpharion here once again. I know it has been a little bit since I have written anything, but life got a little crazy. Between helping organize a local GT and getting married, I had almost zero personal time for anything related to wargaming.  I was recently lucky enough to take a trip across the pond and had a chance to …
Alpharion’s Hobby Review – Fallout Hobbies
Off Topic
I figured I would break away from the usual and do a bit of reviewing of the instruments and tools I have come across while enjoying this hobby. My goal with this series of articles is to show you both the pro’s and con’s of each product, and why I like or dislike it. This first review features Fallout Hobbies, …
Age of Sigmar: A Second Chance
Age of Sigmar
With the General’s Handbook on its way soon, I decided to give Age of Sigmar another shot. I will admit that I had all but given up on AoS after running the scenarios in the starter box with a friend. Something just felt weird to me. I couldn’t put my finger on it then and I used that as an …
Age of Sigmar: Matched Play
Age of Sigmar
Yesterday the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Facebook page teased some “Big News” to be announced in 24 hours time. Instantly the internet was alight with all sorts of speculation. Would we finally get a points system for AoS? The more cynical members of that Facebook group insisted that the “Big News” was just the FAQ that Games Workshop has been …
Horus Heresy Shadow War: Opening Engagement
Battle Reports
With the recent release of The Horus Heresy book Retribution, my friend and I decided to take part in a campaign presented in the book. Shadow War details the battles between two Astartes legions or mercenaries (known as Blackshields) fighting at the fringes of the Imperium of Man. These battles take place far from the main conflict, but may prove …
Return of the Great Devourer
Warhammer 40,000
Hey all, Alpharion here again. With the recent release of the Genestealer Cult in the new Deathwatch: Overkill board game I decided to tinker around with a list featuring their new formation. Somehow I knew Games Workshop would pull me back into my first army. They seem to have a way of doing that, unless of course your first army …
Horus Heresy: Alpha Legion vs Blood Angels 1,500 points
Battle Reports
  Alpharion here again with another battle report. This time turning the clock back 10,000 years to wage war in the greatest civil war ever fought, The Horus Heresy.  The game was against my buddy Jason, who owns the beautifully painted Blood Angels army. As this was my first time playing 30k, or any Space Marine army for that matter, …