Thursday, April 16, 2015

Call to Glory Campaign #5

Month three kicks off!!

The Legend's warband grows!

Point Hammered Episode 124 Show Notes

Episode 124 has been released. Check it out!


Email of the Week
The boys get an offer they can't refuse!

Event of the Week
May 16th-17th

Johnny's current (audio)book
Best Served Cold - Joe Abercrombie



 Rodge's current (audio)book
A Dog's Purpose
300+ page ebook/paperback on Amazon
9+ hour audiobook on Audible
Kill Rodge now!
Johnny's current obsession(s)

Rodge's current obsession
Painters of Might and Magic! If you want in on this, get a hold of the Rodge through the contact info below!


Johnny's music pick
Devil Makes Three - Worse or Better

Devil Makes Three - Dead Body Moving



Rodge's Point Hammered History


Johnny's blog pick
Warhammer Visions - Check it out for inspiration.


Rodge's Army Theme
Barrow Kings!
Goddamn that is one sweet chariot to theme any army around!


Johnny's sex toy
Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars
Homemade paint racks!
Will Rodge's turn out as sweet as Domus'?

Question of the Month
How have you been biding your time waiting for 9th? What new games have you checked out?

 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@gmail.com
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vote for your Favorite General!

As part of our ongoing Call to Glory campaign, we are having intermittent painting contests to help encourage everyone to paint some damn models. This is the very first and we need your help to decide!

After reviewing your all the entries, vote for your favorite either by posting in the comments below or replying to the Magnificent Bastards blog thread this post will generate.

This challenge is to paint a General model for our initial forces. They must be a legal unit choice according to the campaign so far, so you will see Chosen and Blight Kings below!

Bastard

Bear
 

Butcher

Legend
 

Journeyman

Raj

Tallyman
 

Comment below to vote for your favorite! You can choose based off the painting, conversion, colors, theme, whatever strikes your fancy!

We will tally the votes on Thursday, April 9th, at 5pm CST so don't wait. Whoever gets the most votes counts as winning a campaign challenge and will get to take home this sweet ass spawn!

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Beginnings of Stupid: The SkullBros Inaugural and Invitational 40k Escalation League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Yo,

With summer fast approaching and WFB being terrible (seriously, who's still playing End Times?), SkullBros have decided to get weird.

Okay, not THAT weird. Fuck.
So we're rocking 40k for the foreseeable future. Not only that, but those boners have put me in charge of an escalation league. Poor choices abound.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Point Hammered Episode 123 Show Notes

Episode 123 has been released. Check it out!


Email of the Week
Davy Calkins brings us his own Point Hammered history segment!

Voicemail of the Week
Ryan Nicol (pronounce Nicole) chats us up about his latest campaign and speech impediment.

Event of the Week
The boys actually had fun!

Johnny's current (audio)book
Best Served Cold - Joe Abercrombie


 Rodge's current (audio)book
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
This is the most recent collection of strange tales by this author. More of the same and sufficiently weird for long time fans.
288 page ebook/paperback on Amazon
6+ hour audiobook on Audible

Johnny's current obsession(s)
The Profession - Steven Pressfield

Rodge's current obsession




Rodge's music pick


Johnny's Point Hammered History
Rodge's blog pick
Rodge is giving their brushes a shot!

Johnny's army theme
Feline Themed Beastmen using High Elf Lions, High Elf Lion Chariot Shoulder
Pads, and Basti models from Gods of War.

Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars
Make your own magic cards you laser.
 Click this link to see how to do this on the cheap.

Question of the Month
Have you used on the Bastard's sex toys? We want to hear about it! (Nerd lisps preferred.)

 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@gmail.com
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Call to Glory Campaign #4

Month two draws to a close!


Legend's Berjerker! (Blight King / Khorneholer)

As always, the rules for the campaign can be found in this Google Drive folder. In addition, you can listen to the rules explained in episode 120 and 121 of Point Hammered. The battles and results below are covered in episode 122.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Call to Glory Campaign #3

We have begun the second full Campaign month. Check it out!

Raj rollcall: Two new 'refurbished' chosen next to one of the original 5th ed plastic chaos warriors!

As always, the rules for the campaign can be found in this Google Drive folder. In addition, you can listen to the rules explained in episode 120 and 121 of Point Hammered. The battles and results below are covered in episode 122.

Point Hammered Episode 122 Show Notes

Episode 122 has been released. Check it out!


Email of the Week
Vince lets his know why he's Germany's The People's Bastard and how his various campaigns have gone.

Voicemail of the Week
Lonehammer gives us a ring!

Event of the Week
Sept 11-13th

Johnny's current (audio)book
Bukowski - Factotum


 Rodge's current (audio)book
Revelation by Carol Berg
This is the second book in a bromantic fantasy series. The first book in the series is called Transformation. Get it at one of these links to support the cast:
400+ page ebook/paperback on Amazon
16+ hour audiobook on Audible
Goddamn, that's a nice set of wings!

Johnny's current obsession(s)
Dan Carlin's Hard Core History
I'm currently listening to the Blueprint for Armageddon series, and it's amazing.

Rodge's current obsession




Johnny's music pick

Shakey Graves

Rodge's Point Hammered History
The nerd lisp voice. Fact or fiction?

Johnny's blog pick
Rodge's army theme
The Tiger Prince of Ind Empire/Ogres combo army.

Johnny's sex toy
A proper strap on. Get pegged fellas!
For beginners:
The Foray
For true pros:
Expanding Inflatable Model

Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars
Make your own magic cards you layabout. Click this link to see how to do this on the cheap.


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@gmail.com
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Homemade Paint Racks

Thought I would write up a blog post detailing how I made up some paint racks on a budget.

First - you need to understand my problem.

My paint area was a nightmare.  I was using some organizer I'd picked up at Hobby Lobby to store paints.  I could never see the paints so I would get them out and leave them on the desktop.  This led to not only this massive mess - but I ended up buying multiple duplicates of paint I already owned but couldn't find.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Riders of the Dead- Kislev Greatswords WIP

Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone. Glad you all like the army!

So it begins again......! I've already started the process to build the army up to 2400pts in the next couple of weeks. Starting with..... 30 Greatswords!

The first 10 Greatswords have been built, and all the sculpting work is finished on them.

This process is long and difficult- I use a dremel power tool to grind away the lasgun, and any 40k style cannisters, packs, pipes, etc. This leaves me with an absolute mess, and most of the models have very little detail left from their shoulders down to their waist/knees. Some of the models have gas-masks, and I grind these away and replace them with some cool looking skull masks.

Then I have to resculpt all the lost detail, giving them chestplates, belts, repairing the clothing, adding sachels/sacks/bags, buckles, repairing the edges of the shoulder pads, adding the swords and filling any gaps in the assembly! NIGHTMARE!




Monday, March 9, 2015

Books for Bastards #5

Continuing on with my recent book posts, I drop my most anticipated releases of 2015. This is a good year for sequels!
 

This is book 2 of the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne and it actually dropped in January. I haven't had a go at it yet, but I loved the first in the series, The Emporer's Blades. It's got intrigue, sweet magics, and medieval special forces all tied together with a slick writing style. This novel looks to rectify a major weakness of the first novel, which was a disproportionate amount of attention on the two brothers at the expense of the oldest daughter. This one give me about a 3/5th anticipatory boner.


The 4th entry in the Gentleman Bastard sequence is due out before the end of the year according to the official website. It seems like each book has its own angle. The first was a great caper, the second a pirate adventure, and the third an extremely boring political election. While the last was a major snoozer, the very last chapter was extremely awesome and sets up what seems to be the big bad for the rest of the series. My gripe with the 3rd one is the lack of stakes. It seems they'll be fine whether they win or lose. With the duo going to war in the 4th installment, however, I don't think we'll have that problem! 4/5th boner here.


The 3rd installment of the Powder Mage series just came out in February. I have to say the previous entries are no literary masterpieces, but I found them genuinely entertaining. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit this third one gives me a 2/5th chubb.


The 4th book in the Demon Cycle is due out at the end of March! The first book is one of the best I'd listened to in a long time. The second and third start out by re-hashing events from the 1st book, which was interesting and also extremely boring if you're reading or listening to them back to back. By the end of the third one, though, shit was starting to get extremely epic and just about ended in a literal cliffhanger. This new one looks like there should be no more flashback dicking around and just forward progression so my book boner is at 4/5ths.


This is the 3rd book in the Raven's Shadow series and due out in July of 2015. I actually read both of the previous entries while on back to back trips this summer and absolutely blew threw them. The main bad guys in this series are incredibly creepy and awesome. The second book had quite a few revelations about their nature so everything is set up for an epic scrum in this third entry. 100% boner here.

Honorable mentions...

It looks like Book 3 of the Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron is tentatively due out in October of 2015. I'm currently enjoying the second book in that series on audio.

A sequel to the Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson is expected in November. This would either be book 5 of the Mistborn series or book 2 in a new sequel series. Sanderson is a writing machine so I'm betting that November date will hold!

Book 2 of the Shattered Seas series by Joe Abecrombie just came out in Feb. The first was a light tale compared to Abercrombie's usual stuff. I will pick this one up when I have a chance.

Sadly, no word on the third Rothfuss installment, The Doors of Stone, or the 6th Song of Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Rogers' Hobby Desk - Episode 121

Here is a look at what I've been up to as described is episode 121 of Point Hammered.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Call to Glory Campaign #2

Here are the standings and hobby progress after the first full Campaign Year!* (*one year in the Warhammer world equates to one month of Earth time).

The Legend has a huge lead on the rest of the boys paintwise!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Call to Glory Campaign #1.5

Still waiting on some final card counts for the second official Call to Glory post.


In the meantime, the remaining campaign rules and cards have been uploaded to this Google Drive Folder to accompany the rules discussion is episode 121 of Point Hammered.

Point Hammered Episode 121 Show Notes

Episode 121 has been released. Check it out!


Topic of the Week
Johnny & Rodge take a break from all the usual bullshit to talk about their latest projects, the second half of the Call to Glory campaign rules, and the Holy Wars GT!

Rodge's Music Pick


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@gmail.com
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)