Black Library Print Raffle for #WAAC


cropped-waac-round-2-e1400572147423.pngThat is a mouth of a title…

So first raffle of the year, and it is a very very nice one as I have 2 prizes to give away.

A huge thanks to Jamie (@_hotrodthug) on twitter for doing the leg work for me and also to the authors that agreed to sign the artwork.

These include Nik Kyme, Gav Thorpe, John French and Ray Harrison. Which is absolutely fantastic 🙂

Here are the prints you can win, child is for scale and apparently is not also up for raffle (something to do with bad parenting 😉 )



This years aim is to hit the £18000 barrier and I am hoping we can achieve that.

For those who have never come across WAAC before;

In 2014 I lost my Mum to Cancer, the MacMillan Nurses were amazing in looking after my Mum but also my Dad and I wanted to give back to them. Thanks to everyones help we have been doing that ever since and as I have said we are well on our way to hit £18000 in those 4 years!!!

As always if you want to help with a donation, run an event, raffle some models please let me know 🙂

So do you want to win some lovely signed artwork? and help charity? of course you do now for the technical part..


  • 1 Raffle ticket = £1 donation to
  • Multiple purchases are fine (MOAR tickets = MOAR chances) so feel free to give me all your monies 😉
  • When you donate please ensure that you say Black Library in the comments
  • Please make sure JustGiving have your email (you may need to log in) as I will need those emails to contact the winner. IF you don’t want them to have your email feel free to drop me a DM on social media.
  • The draw closes on the 1st of May 2018.
  • A draw will be made and the winner will get to pick a print. A second winner will receive the second  print.
  • I am not responsible for rules governing other countries, with regards raffles/gambling so you as individuals will need to take responsibility for those not me.
  • Finally remember WAAC has a new meaning Wargamers All Against Cancer!

Dark Age Arena of Death

Welcome to the Dark Age Arena of DEATH!! (*thunder and lightning*), so a bit of fun we are going to have ourselves a little sport in the shape of some one-on-one hacking and slicing!

The competitors have been carefully chosen with some strict rules about who can take part (200 points and not a character). Which leaves us with a selection of monsters to watch. Interesting a couple of (sub)factions have lots of choice so we are going to first work on the finding a champion for each faction.

But first the rules, we have the coliseum for the competitors to go at each other with (18” gap between models and no terrain and 8 rounds of combat), it is set-up and ready to go!

The first rounds of DAAD! Is going to be to see who is going to be the Skarrd Champion, between the 4 Abominations and the Juggernaut

Round 1 of the Skarrd Cup in which the Blood abomination takes on the Decay Abomination.

 Decay blinks first and comes rampaging forward and stops closer to Blood and readies itself for the carnage to come. Blood smelling something red charges forward with murder in mind but before it can get too close Decay lets rip with its ranged weaponry.

But whats this? There appears to be something wrong with its gun…….O.M.G! Something is really wrong, some sort of malfunction has occurred and all but blown the gun to nothing but a charred stump! Things can only get worse as Blood makes into swinging range and proceeds to cut two huge chunks out of Decay with some of the shrapnel pieces embedding itself into the skull of the Decay pilot

What a spectacular start for Blood surely there is no way back now for Decay?!

(Wound count 6-2)

Blood continues it enraged attack onto the wounded Decay, but in its frenzy it only manages to make one telling blow onto Decay and pays for its misses with several tubes and power couplings failing due to the maniacal flailing and malfunctions.

Decay sensing a possible weakness tries to strike down Blood but its life force is slowly ebbing away and it is only able to deal a small amount of damage.

(Wound count 3-1)

Decay desperately strikes out hoping to catch Blood out and it almost succeeds with two hits finally finding their mark the last one critically so. But it still isn’t not enough as Blood swings one last time to completely remove the Decay pilot as a bloody stain.



Round 2 of the Skarrd Cup in which the Toxic abomination takes on the Horde Abomination.

Horde ambles forward reading itself for the coming of Toxic, which comes it does but due to the distraction of the shooting from Horde there is nothing but a draw between the abominations.

(Wound count 6-6)

Horde starts it attacks into the distracted Toxic opponent, with a few of the swings proving almost deadly to Toxic. The stunned Toxic goes on the defensive and makes some parrying blows into the Horde managing to also hand back some of the damage it has also taken.

(Wound count 3-4)

The Masochist that is Horde decided to take its chance to enrage itself and try for more swings into Toxic. But with the enraging of itself, it manages to cause even more damage onto itself. Clearly the pilot will need replacing if it survives, it almost comical fashion with Horde writhing in its own self-harming rage Toxic cannot even land a decent blow!!

(Wound count 3-2)

The Horde clearly has malfunction completely as it can gain control of its limbs. Seeing this Toxic advances menacing and finally puts the Horde out of its misery


Round 3 of the Skarrd Cup in which the Toxic abomination takes on the Juggernaut.

Toxic deciding to take the fight to Juggernaut, it readies itself for the beast to come forward! And forward it comes brushing aside the incoming shots from Toxic and manages to get a glancing blow onto Toxic for an explosive start to the round.

Juggernaut continues its assault thrashing Toxic viciously before clearly hitting something important and sending Toxic into a poisonous cloud of destruction!


Welcome to the final round of the Skarrd Cup in which the Blood abomination takes on the Juggernaut.

Blood not learning from its brothers in earlier rounds, moves towards the Juggernaut and readies itself for the Juggernaut! This time the Juggernaut is hurt from the shooting of Blood and the gaping wound it suffers clearly causes more damage as the pair clash in the middle of the arena!

(Wound count 4-6)


Blood having stunned the Juggernaut in round 1 continues its attack but clearly something is wrong with the mechanical parts of blood being so close to the Juggernaut. It does manage to land some telling blows onto the Juggernaut but several systems are clearly failing and some viscous black liquid is seeping out of several rents in Bloods armour.

The Juggernaut clearly in its small minds senses the damage Blood has sustained due to its Malfunctions is enough to finish the job and it does so with a horrendous roaring sound as it splits Blood in half.


It advances forward as the representative of the Skarrd faction.

WIP Fallen Knights and Help Needed

So I said to myself that I would use the blog as a more living blog, rather than just showing what I have painted I would show the process a little more.

With that in mind I have been working on my Fallen Knights, a cross-faction army for 40K which I can use as Grey Knights and as 1k Sons as and when I choose, with hopefully the least amount of effort or different models.

I am working towards the GK side of things as I have that codex 🙂 So here is a WIP shot of one the guys and the look I am going for!

Admittedly it is WIP but you get my bonkers idea. Thoughts are welcome 🙂

My big problem at the moment is how to apply this scheme to this!!

I was thinking tentacles and warpflames etc. on one side of the ship, but I am currently unsure so any help/ideas would be welcome! 🙂

Tabletop Scenics Orc Kustom Workshop Review

Hi all,

Its been a while since I have done some MDF sniffing! Well new year new addiction right? Today I got my hands on some new terrain from a new (to me anyway) company called Tabletop Scenics.

In this case it is the Orc Workshop, which lets be honest is very orc(k)y but it has a strong post apoc feel as well so for anyone playing such things this should fit in nicely!

It’s all nicely packaged with full colour picture of the kit and when we crack it open I am pretty stunned. Not only do I have some nice instructions for building (and all CAD diagrams it’s almost like building a GW kit), we also get a lot of sheets of MDF….sorry HDF must make that difference know 🙂

So the actual kit is a little overwhelming for a terrain kit, we are talking several sheets of the HDF stuff all tightly designed. Something that I did note when looking things over was some of the sheets were thicker than other pieces which in itself is not unusual (thicker bits for weight support etc) but that the HDF is thinner as a material than a lot of MDF I have dealt with in the past.

With this in mind take care as it can be pretty easy to tear pieces as you get them off the sheet. Listen to the instructions given and don’t be ham-fisted like myself!

So of the little details this kit has is pretty damn nice and you can feel the time and effort the guys have put into this.

The build itself was pretty straight forward with the help of the instructions, especially as parts can be scattered across more than one sheet although you will need a full evening if not a little bit more to get this kit built as it is a biggy!

I have to say this is the closest terrain kit that I have played with that you can almost treat like a model kit as the little tweaks you can do as you build means you can actually build something a bit more unique and well more orcy which I suppose is a good thing for the mad greenskin tinkers.

(You may notice my kit has a support strut missing, the middle one. This is totally me being unique and not being ham-fisted during building….honest)

Something I really enjoyed was the layering of pieces in this kit. The roof for instance is 2 layers of HDF. This adds some nice depth to a piece you wouldnt normally get and it looks cool 🙂

The addition of things like the generator and the crane also crammed into this kit means you can really have some fun with it but also its bonus scatter terrain and we all need more scatter terrain.

Scale Shots

As always you don’t appreciate the size of these kits until you have them side by side some models. So if a daemon primarch can almost hide behind it you know you have a decent sized piece of terrain.


If you want your own workshop you can pick it up from HERE, and for the price its rude not too as this is some amazing next level HDF terrain! That OK is very much aimed at a certain sort of green player but the options for post-apoc systems as well is too good to pass up. Now to convince the guys at TS to do a 20mm-ish version for Gaslands 😉