Category Archives: Miniature Games

Looking for writers! Let’s start a community/network!

Hello Nurglings!

A long time ago, I asked if there was anyone out there that would like to write for this blog. At the time I didn’t get that many readers and the ones that did come on here often probably weren’t bloggers themselves. But now the number of readers has been going up steadily (yay!). So I thought I would give this another chance. This time with a little more proper request.

What am I looking for?
– Anyone is welcome to leave a message here and tell me you’re interested! It doesn’t matter what gender, how old, or where you’re from. Just enjoy writing!

– You love games and gaming

– You love writing about games and gaming!

– If you already have a blog where you write regularly that is great!

– I’d love to see people that interested in any of the following; Card Gaming in general, YuGiOh, Miniature Gaming, nerdy things, “life of a gamer” issues/thoughts and ideas.

Something that’s important for you to know is that I’m not looking to steal time from your blog writing, if you have something that you’re posting on your blog that is interesting for gaming nerds I will simply share it on my blog as well. Sure I’d love to see you write something specific that would fit on here but it’s not a requirement.

What do I as a guest writer get out of this?
– Info/PR for you and your own blog! I will make a page specially for anyone that wants to share their writing on here. There you can write a small presentation on you with a link to your own blog! (Presentation is of course optional).

– Be a part of a bigger community. If this goes well, and we get a few bloggers together, there is no end to what this could become. Next step may be a website, YouTube and Twitter account under a collaboration name.

– This is a thing that’s supposed to be FUN! Always remember that.

What is this project?
– The whole idea with this project is to create a small community with writers/gamers and hobbyist that LOVE to share their thoughts on different subjects in gaming.

– This blog will be a spring board to share our articles and thoughts to work our way up in the blogging world.

– Together we can do great things!

– Most importantly, this project is supposed to be FUN. Not a goldmine, not a publicity stunt for anyone, but a fun project with an evolving community and goal.

So what are you waiting for? Already have something that you feel would be worth sharing? Leave me a message!
And if you have any questions? Leave me a message!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Want to work in Canada/ or from your home? – MiniWarGaming is Hiring

Hello Nurglings!

MiniWarGaming is a store/community/youtube channel and site that I’ve been following for a long time. Love their videos, the people (seems to be) awesome!
And they are currently looking for new people to work with. If you’re interested look at the video below for all information about the job and how to apply.
To see more of MiniWarGaming just go their site or YouTube channel and check them out.

Good luck if you apply!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Warhammer 40k – New daemon minatures “revealed”!

Hello Nurglings!

Guess what, there have been a few image leaks on the internet. Images of what you ask? Well the new Daemon models in Warhammer 40k of course! Awesome! And cause I’m Nurgle, I will share with you these miniatures!






(Here is also a video of someone showing the images)

So is this for a new Daemon Codex? Or is it for a combined Chaos Space Marines/Daemon Codex? That would be awesome but probably won’t happen when they just added the ally rules.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Warhammer 40k – Codex: Chaos Daemons in the making?

Hello Nurglings!

Oh it’s time for something other than card/board games (again). Miniature gaming! Yay! So Games Workshop, creators of Warhammer Fantasy and 40k uploaded a sweet video to their Youtube channel today. The name of the video: “A disturbance in the warp.”

This is most probably a hint on the next codex to come, in the video we see flashing images of different types of Daemons. So Codex: Chaos Daemons is probably coming! I’m truly excited about this, mostly because I decided to finally create an army in Warhammer 40k that fits my nickname and favorite chaos god in the lore: Nurgle.

I’m going to wait for this Codex to come out before I start with my plans, even if I already created a list for Chaos Space Marines and Chaos Daemons aaand Imperial Guard (a traitor company). Since all of these different armies can ally with each other in the 6th edition rules. It will be sweet to have them all together on a display.

Oh… you wanted to see the video. Well go ahead.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

New Pages – Coming Soon!

Hello Nurglings!

Yea as it says above, new pages are coming up! Well, you know, pages on this blog? I bet most of you don’t click on them to often but I thought I would a about me page and a page with images of all my miniatures from different miniature games. Here is a preview of a few images (some of them you’ve already seen).

I may also add an “archive page” for all the deck lists that I’ve posted on here so that you can just click a link and get right to it!
So that’s what I’m working on right now, also want to do some video content for my YouTube, so I’m trying to figure out what I should do with that.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

IKEA Shelf = Battlefield display for your game miniatures!

Hello Nurglings!

How are you doing? What? Have I talking to much about miniature games and board games latley? Well you know, this is a gaming blog! Anyway, today I found some old pictures of an IKEA shelf that I have at home (stored away right now) that lets you use shelfspace as a battlefield display for your miniatures.

Yes I said IKEA shelf. Yes I said battlefield.
Wanna see it? Here you go! (Sorry about not having a complete picture).







So I had an idea, I actually need to get this shelf properley up on my wall, and to celebrate this. I’m going to make a second shelf! I thought I would make a tutorial or… ”how to” post and/or a video about how you can do one yourself. And that is without having to buy plenty of expensive citadel/GF9 buildings. I mean if you want that on your shelf you’re welcome to put that on there of course!

So, next week Nurglings, I will show you how to make a sweet display!

Until next time, take care Nurlings!
Cya soon!

Collectible games – Pt.2 – Things to think about when starting

Hello Nurlings!

Something I need to start with: it can be expensive! It all depends on what you’re going to play, how much money you WANT to put into it and what the reason you have to play it. If you’re playing for fun with friends, the cost shouldn’t get out of hand, but if you wish to go to tournaments and do well at them, the cost may go up.

So a few things to remember are listed below, most of them are written with Trading Card gamers in mind, but I bet you can still find some useful tips.

It takes time.
Trust me this may not sound like a problem. Obviously you want your hobby or game to last for a long time and collectible games do that. You usually stick with them for a long time if you actually like them; the problem is not the time it takes to play, but the time it takes you to get where you want to be. For example, if you want to make one big awesome Warhammer army, it will take time to assemble that army, paint it and for some of us: just getting all those miniatures. If you’re prepared to be invested, you should do fine.

YOU must enjoy it.
This is not only about the game itself. When playing a game where you can go many different paths with your collection, you should ALWAYS stay true to yourself. If you like something within a game that people don’t consider fun or cool but you do, then stick with it. You should always do what you consider fun and never feel bad/weird about changing opinion on that.

You may start out thinking that a certain type of a deck in a card game or an army in a miniature game is awesome. And then through testing and experience find out that it wasn’t for you, then switch it up! Sell your older things and get new stuff that you enjoy instead, there is nothing wrong with that.

Where and when do you want to play?
This may not seem important, but where and when can change how you work out your hobby. Do you only play once every month with a few friends? Do you go to a gaming store and play tournaments and meet new people? If you do indeed play at home with buddies, you may not always need to get the best stuff for your Magic The Gathering deck or Warhammer army. As long as you and the people you play with have equally much fun, you should get along with playing what you want and how you want.

If you instead tend to go out and play with new people and play at tournaments and other events. You may want to learn how that feels first, make a small inexpensive start with the game. Try it out with new people; see if you actually enjoy the game mixed with that crowd. Some hobbies like Trading Card Gaming can be somewhat hard to get into at first, but once you get to know the people you will see that they’re mostly awesome.

It may end up… costing you.
Yup, as I said earlier, these kind of hobbies CAN be very expensive. But it’s an expense that you may not actually see. When you buy products you may think that it’s not a big deal, but much like smoking and other unhealthy habits you may find that all these small costs become a huge sum in the end.

Be smart with your buying, get things you KNOW you need instead of buying things that you THINK you need. When getting new things for your game, plan the buying before you actually do it. This way you will see ahead of time how much it will cost you and lets you think about, instead of impulse buying new things all the time.

Trade
This is true for the Trading Card Game player, even if your collection starts small you will surely have a few cards that other people are interested in. Keep a track of card values through websites and Ebay and do smart trading where you get the most value. This way you can trade yourself up and get better and better cards. This may take some time if you only have a small gaming group in your area, but I promise you that it’s worth it.

This was just a short list of… tips and thoughts, I hope you guys enjoyed it.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Collectible games – Pt.1 – What is it?

Hello Nurglings! Article time!

Being a nerd has never been as popular as it is right now, several different subcultures today are proud to be nerds or gamers. Just like many other trends tend to come and go, gaming and nerd culture seems to simply rise in popularity every year that passes.

You may see it as a trend like anything else, and for some people I bet that’s the case. But it’s also one of those things that make people stick with it. The gaming culture is easiest to compare to a sport like soccer/football, if you’re interested and enjoy it, you always will be. Unless of course some outside force changes this, much like soccer hooligans scare people away from club matches… and that is understandable but even then I still believe that you love the game.

If you’re a gamer that LOVES to play analog games (board-,card-, miniature games) much like myself. You will see that many of these are becoming collectible games. I thought I would talk about this today! What a collectible game is, what it means to you, and how you can handle being a part of a hobby that may never stop growing. This is certainly true for popular card games like Magic the Gathering and miniature games like Warhammer.

Because of the collectible element to these games, they also tend to have tournaments. Different options within the game makes it exciting to compete in. Different components may require different set of skills, and, who did put the best mix together?

What is a collectible game?
A collectible game is simply a game where you collect components. For an example on the opposite of a collectable game: if you buy a Monopoly game (don’t know why you would…) you get all the pieces needed to play the game right out of the box, and there are not many products you can buy to customize that game. … Well maybe some flashier dice.

A collectible game, unlike boxed ready to go games, tends to come with different starters/intro packs instead. These starters tend to give you all the necessary rules to play the game and enough components to try it. From there you can buy new components to the game to make it bigger (yours!). In collectible card games for example you buy new cards and packs to build new decks, decks that you play with against other players that are doing the same as you.

Different kind of collectible games?
So here is a short list of collectible type games, if I missed any or you feel that one or more doesn’t really fit here. Please let me know in a comment.

Collectible Card Game / Trading Card Game (CCG /TCG)
These are probably the most common games from the genre of collectible games. A TCG game is all about collecting cards. You use these cards to build your own deck within the game to compete and play with others. The cards are distributed randomly through Booster Packs (a pack with about 10 to 15 random cards). Also you can usually buy starters and decks that follow a fixed list. These are usually not good enough if you want to try playing in a tournament.

Examples on TCG/CCG Games:
Magic The Gathering
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Pokémon TCG
World of Warcraft TCG

Living Card Game (aka. LCG)
Unlike TCG games (above) Living Card Games uses fixed set of cards. There is a base set for the game where you get enough cards to build between 2 and 4 decks to play with. Then you can buy new packs of about 20 to 50 fixed cards that let you customize your own decks in the game. Not as big when it comes to tournaments but can still be competitive among friends. Living Card Games are almost exclusively done by Fantasy Flight Gaming(?).

Examples on LCG Games:
Warhammer Invasion: The Card Game
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
Android: Netrunner

Miniature Game
Another very popular genre within collectible games. Miniature gaming has always seemed to be considered nerdier than other collectible games. This is probably because of the hobby section of the game where you assemble, paint and work on small miniatures (which can easily be considered toys). Here instead of cards, you collect different miniatures in the form of heroes, units and vehicles that makes your armies, crews and factions.

Examples on Miniature Games:
Warhammer Fantasy & Warhammer 40.000
Warmachine
Dystopia

Deck building Game
In a deck building game, instead of building your deck before the game starts like in a TCG, you instead build your deck during the game. You usually buy a complete game to start with, and then you can buy expansions with plenty of new cards to add. This is not actually a collectible game in the same way as the others. But most often, these games tend to get soooo many expansions that it becomes a collectible game.

Examples on Deck building Games:
Dominion
Ascension
Resident Evil: Deck building Game
Thunder Stone

Be aware that there are a few board games out there that have collectible parts as well, Carcassonne for example has a huge amount of expansions and could easily be called a collectible game.

Part 2 to this article is coming up, until then Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Nurgle’s Warmachine Pirates – Painted and ready for a few more games!

Hello Nurglings!

I’m a person that needs to try out any card game out there, and almost any miniature game out there. If I haven’t, I sure wish that I had the time and/or money to try it and play it. A goal would be to have a functional deck in every card game at any time and a small force for any miniature game at any time.

(Btw. I’m also working on my Tau again for Warhammer 40k! )

Sooo I just finished painting my miniatures for a game called Warmachine, of course I had to play the coolest army around… Pirates! 😀




Until next time Nurglings, I will hopefully have finished my Malifaux crew and finished the rest of my Tau units.
Cya soon!

Sooo tempted to play Warhammer 40k! (6th Edition)

Hello Nurglings!

I’ve always been a fan of the Warhammer 40k universe. Big surprise when my nickname is Nurgleprobe/Nurgle right? Really hard to figure out. So there was recently a new edition release for Warhammer 40k. It’s a miniature game by the way if you did not know, and I’m feeling sooo tempted to bring out my marines and get myself a new army.

I’ve just recently finished painting my Pirates for Warmachine (I will be giving that game a few more tries before I condem it to a box), I also have my Flames of War german tanks to paint, and my Malifaux crew with showgirls… yea. I’ve kinda started something in everything when it comes to miniature games.

Anyway!

Let’s look at this awesome book. Isn’t it awesome? It’s awesome!

Don’t you feel just a tiny imzy wimzy bit tempted too?

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!