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 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 on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Riders of the Dead- 1500pt army finished!

I finally got around to taking some better photos of the finished 1500pts of Kislev!
Work has already begun on the next few units to bring the army to 2400.

In the meantime, hopefully you enjoy these pictures, and please leave some comments to let me know what you think!


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.

I also won Best Army!!!and also Best Unit (Bear Riders) and Best Large Model (Tsarina) at the tournament. Crazy happy! My first ever painting award.

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.