So I was listening to Ben Curry's Daily Podcast the other day and he highly suggested to start a blog on TGA so i took his advice and Boom! Here I am. My name is Anthony and i love Warhammer. I began my relationship with GW between 2003-2004 with 40k 3rd edition. perhaps a year later i moved into Warhammer Fantasy. and never left. as for 40k i stopped playing after 4th ed.
I Loved the Old World and and everything in it the history, and lore. playing 7th and 8th edition through he End Times was amazing. i think the End Times books are some of the best stories i have ever read. the friends and memories i made during those times are wonderful, I had friends who were in my wedding party when i got married who i met through playing games of Warhammer. so if anyone was to ask me why Warhammer, i would say it is because i have met people who have become friends, and those friends have turned into family.
Then the Old World ended and Age of Sigmar came and i thought it was cool, i gave it a shot and i liked it. but without points it was hard to balance games. then with the dropping of the Handbook it seemed like most people have given AOS a second or third try which is good, because i think it is the best game available. i play as much as i can, which used to be about 1 game a week, and now, i am lucky to get 1 game a month. i think that is also why i wanted to do a blog, i just want to talk about Warhammer because its fun.
Since i have been collecting for close to 15 years now, i have a few armies. My first Fantasy army was Lizardmen, they have always been near and dear to my heart. Love their aztec theme, and their Lore, and their play style fit into what i wanted to do at that time. they have had several new books since then and have transformed into the Seraphon, which are difficult to play and i have not used them a ton in AOS. I have recently come back to them, and am trying to find an interesting list to use that is different, yet fun and competitive.
In future posts i hope to go over lists and build and games for all of my armies.
After My Lizards, i Went for a very different Army. I went for A Night Goblin (now Moonclan) army. In the California Bay Area this is the Army i am most known for. tey are my Smurf Army. i loves these guys, Before in 7th and 8th i always felt like i had a relatively low chance of winning each game, but now in AOS i have a very strong chance every single game. i have been collecting these guys for years now, and i still only have about 150-200 painted. and another 800 or so in mostly non-primered plastic. but i have PAPA smurf, Gargamel, his Cat/Mangler Azreal and a few other things here and there. they are always a ton of fun to play.
After them i have my Tomb Kings (not Pictured) they are not really painted or anything, they are barley table top level if that. So once they are more painted i will put pictures up.
My Newest fully functional army are StormCast. these guys are awesome they are fun to play and i like their style both ascetically and play wise. though their new book + abilities change how they feel to me, but i think i just need to play with them a few more times to figure it out. I painted mine in the Anvils of the HeldenHammer scheme, before the new book came out. so i did it before it was cool haha.
Finally my latest project is a slow build army of blood bound. I love the units and the rules, but i can never quite get over the Chaos Fluff, i just gives me the Creeps. So i decided to do my own fluff for these guys, i am calling them The Army Of The Redeemed. So going along with the story of Torglug who became Tornius, this is a blood bound army who all became Redeemed and now fight for Sigmar. I thought about it and the StormCast bring with them the storm of Sigmar. so my guys will bring the Hurricane and the cleansing Rain to wash away the stain of Chaos.
With them i wanted to gloss them over in such a way that they looked wet as if it was raining while the battle was being fought.
let me know what you think in the comments, and i hope you guys have liked what you see and i hope to get to know some of you in the future. i hope and plan to post with thoughts and ideas and whatnot along with hobby progress and games with regularity, what exactly that is i am not sure haha. So for now Goodbye all.