Monday, February 23, 2015

Riders of the Dead- A Gathering of Might

Well..... I've had a busy couple of weeks, but I did manage to hit my target of 1500pts finished by AGOM (this weekend just gone). I currently only have photos of the Tsarina and an army shot for now- unit shots to follow later.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Creating a Gifts of Chaos Deck

I searched high and low for the cheapest way to do a Gifts of Chaos deck for the Call to Glory campaign.

You could just get your hands on a boat load of regular playing cards and then pick up some sleeves but my inner perfectionist would not allow the playing card images bleeding through the paper. I wanted to find blank cards.

The cheapest blank cards I found were these blank bastards on Amazon. You get about 500 for $13.50. Interestingly, they're actually not full-size playing cards. They're the same width as the cards from Dominion and other board games.

These blank cards actually fit the Mayday Games euro card sleeves perfectly. They're a little cheaper on the actual Mayday Games site FYI. You can get clear or black ones.

So first you print the cards on the Campaign Google Drive. Cut them to size, hopefully with a paper trimmer and not slowly with a scissors. Drop the paper card into a sleeve with the playing card and you're good to go. They'll have the feel of real fancy cards. If you use clear sleeves, you can print out an image to put on the back of all your cards.

To start with, a single box and three 100 sleeve packs is likely enough for up to a 5 man campaign. The actual card count for everything from Release #1 and Release #2 is probably 600 cards or so, but you won't have anywhere near that many in play to start with. You may need an extra pack or two before the end.

For the 7 man campaign, I printed out a bunch of extra level 0 and resource cards so I picked up extra sleeves out the gate.

Full disclosure: if you buy cards or sleeves through these links, a portion will go to support the podcast and blog!

Call to Glory Campaign #1

Can you hear it? No need to pretend. Most can’t. Some hear it as the occasional distant rumble. Others, perhaps, as a tinny echo dancing at the edge of their hearing. For a few, however, it is a constant rhythm. A steady thrum, like the beat of heart. For the chosen, it is the beat of their heart, their lifeblood. Those destined souls are one with the call, the call to glory.

Seven warlords will give themselves over to its embrace:

The Bastard
The Bear
The Butcher
The Journeyman
The Legend
The Raj
The Tallyman

Seven mad fools begin the journey but only one Everchosen can end it.

Point Hammered Episode 120 Show Notes

Episode 120 has been released. Check it out!

General Discussion
Part 1 of the Call to Glory campaign rules.

Email of the Week
Mark C has some old fart warhammer questions.

Voicemail of the Week
Nicol gives a buzz to let us know his ass is pumped for 9th!

Event of the Week
August 15-16

Johnny's current (audio)book
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

 Rodge's current (audio)book
The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron
This is the second book in an old school light hearted fantasy series. The first book in the series is called the Red Knight. Get it at one of these links to support the cast:
600+ page ebook/paperback on Amazon
30+ hour audiobook on Audible

Johnny's current obsession(s)
Nick Offerman - Paddle Your Own Canoe

Rodge's current obsession(s)

Johnny's music pick
Tim Barry - Lost & Rootless CD

Tim Barry - Older & Poorer

Tim Barry - Clay Pigeons

Johnny's Point Hammered History
How simple it used to be to buy some minis, build them, and paint them up.
These days it's all about conversions, and themes and telling stories.
Oh, to be so lazy with it all again!

Rodge's blog pick
Goldmunds Welt Warhawk Riders
These are phenomenal!
Johnny's army theme

Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars
If Rodge doesn't get married on Sept 11th, do the terrorists win?

Question of the Month
Have you played in a warhammer campaign before? What rules did you use? Did you finish?

 Let us know your thoughts on this question, the podcast or anything else by leaving comments below or contacting us through one of the following!!

601-TRY-HPBV (601-879-4728)
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Books for Bastards #4

I ran into a few stinkers during the book binge. Who starts of their book with a list of jewel ranks and titles by gender? The same person who writes about magical cock rings that mind control 17,000 year old magical warlords.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Books for Bastards #3

On my trip to California for the Choopapalooza event, I actually got in to old fashioned reading-with-your-peepers books again. I ended up burning through the ones I brought with on the trip pretty quickly and kept that mojo goin.

I don't have time to mention all these books on the cast, so I thought I'd use this space to do it. Starting with this bad boy. Best. Cover. Ever.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Books for Bastards #2

As mentioned in the lastest epsiode, I've been a bit book crazy lately. As part of that, I finally crossed the 200 audiobook threshold!

Audiobooks help me paint better!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Point Hammered Episode 119 Show Notes

Episode 119 has been released. Check it out!

Topic of the Week
WAAAGH! Paca baby! Hear all about Rodge & Johnny's Paca experience.

Event of the Week
WAAAGH! Paca 2016 on January 30-31st, 2016!
Get ready!

Johnny's current (audio)book

Dresden - Skin Game

 Rodge's current (audio)book

Great debut novel in a new fantasy series. Book 2 just came out!
480 page ebook/paperback on Amazon
18+ hour audiobook on Audible

Johnny's current obsession(s)
Continuum - Not great, but alright.

Rodge's current obsession(s)
Boooks!!! Check back the next 3 days for 3 new posts all about Rodge's book frenzy.

Rodge's music pick

Rodge's Point Hammered History
The first army building campaign circa 2004. Hint: it didn't go so well. Or did it?

Johnny's blog pick
Rodge's army theme
Desert/Araby High Elves

Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars recap
This thing will kick out at least 1500 army lists before you need to replace the toner!

Johnny's Sex Toy of the Month
Extereme Restraints:
Spreader Bars
Leather Dog Mask

Question of the Month
How have all the 9th ed / End Times wrap up rumors affected your hobby?

 Let us know your thoughts on this question, the podcast or anything else by leaving comments below or contacting us through one of the following!!

601-TRY-HPBV (601-879-4728)
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Riders of the Dead- #KislevKountdown

This weekend was a BUSY weekend! My girlfriend was away for the weekend, and I had no prior commitments, so it was a rare weekend when I knew I could commit a solid 60 hours to PAINTING!

If you want to follow my progress blow by blow, you can check out the Twitter hashtag #KislevKountdown which I kept updated all weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Albion Scenery- Ogham Stones and Forests

Albion Terrain (3)

I’m used to playing games of Warhammer with the bare minimum of terrain, the most interesting of which tends to be the Mysterious Forests! (boring!!)

For our local Shrouded Isle campaign, games can have pieces of mandatory scenery dependant on which tile of the map you are currently fighting over.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Wild Hunt- Forest Dragon


The latest addition to my Wood Elf army is the Forest Dragon!

I've been working on this model on and off for nearly 2 years now. The base model is the old metal Forest Dragon (without the spites/sprites), with some reposing, and the addition of LOTR Fell Beast wings. I built up the scenic base to give the impression that the Dragon was smashing his way through the Forest to get to his enemies.


Painting the wings actually wasn't anywhere near as bad as you might think. Very time consuming, but really just a case of blocking out the main shapes, trying to keep both wings symmetrical. Once you have the blocked out freehand you can highlight as you would any other part of the model.

Then comes the clever bit: the washes.
Once the (garish!) freehand was fully dry, I gave it a good coat of matt varnish, and let that dry also.
Then I gave it a coat of hairspray (yes, hairspray!).
A range of different washes were then applied using the airbrush (you can use this method with a brush). The hairspray underneath means that you can use a damp toothbrush to "weather" the top coat of wash to reveal the brighter colour beneath. It gives a very cool, natural weathering effect (look closely at the bone coloured sections to see what I mean).

Let me know what you think!



Monday, January 26, 2015

Riders of the Dead- progress!

I've been busy! Unfortunately just not busy enough, as my deadline is fast approaching and I'm nowhere near close enough.

The first four Winged Lancers are finished.

as is the first unit of Ungol Horse Archers!


Friday, January 23, 2015

The Wild Hunt- Treeman

Next up for the Wood Elves is my Treeman!

This guy was a pretty major conversion, including bits from the classic Durthu model, Citadel Wood kit, and LOTS of sculpting work!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rogers Hobby Desk - Episode 118

Here is a look at what I've been up to as described in the last episode of Point Hammered. Elves!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Johnny's Hobby Table - Episode 118

Finally I've found some mojo!

 Here's what I talked about in episode 118.

First and foremost are the chaos warriors. Converted up with lance arms from the Chaos Knights box kit as lances. The heads are from Spell Crow Miniatures, out of Poland.