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This is my corner of the community where I share all things Warhammer hobby related including current news and rumors, my armies, Youtube videos, and even tips, tactics and hobby tricks.

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Descent of the Kharadrong Raiders: An Introduction

With the start of the new year, I figured it was time to formally introduce the world to my newest army and current project: The Kharadrong Raiders.  No, I didn't spell their name wrong. This post will cover their conception as an army, the initial round of photography and finally the background lore I've whipped up for them. Putting the Pieces Together So, what are the Kharadrong Raiders?  The Kharadrong Raiders are obviously my take on the Kharadon Overlords.  When this army was first

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Adepticon 2017 AOS GT - Part 1 - The List

I just got back from Adepticon and what a weekend it was!  While I went to ACON not expecting to play in the GT, I ended up being cajoled into playing in the GT and did surprisingly well. I surprisingly found myself sitting on Table 2 in Game 5 and ended finishing 10th overall after losing in that final game to the individual who finished 1st.  I’ve had a lot of people ask questions about my list, so I figured I would do a blog about it and then follow that up with a couple battle reports from m

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Descent of the Kharadrong Raiders: A New Flight

Reinforcements have arrived for the Kharadrong Raiders! Previously, the younger element of the remnants of the Grimharaz lodge were represented in the predominately Kharadron core of the army. With this new flight, more of the whole spectrum of the lodge is represented.  Let's take a look! The traditionalists of the lodge, still adamantly aligned with Runefather Zharrik, are represented in the Fyreslayer Vulkite Berzerker and Auric Runesmiter units.  Take note of the protective ur-gold rune

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Warhammer Skirmish Expansion Announcement

Hey folks, Vince and I have finally went public on a community project we're working on for Warhammer Skirmish.  For those familiar with our AOS Mordheim we wrote back in 2015, this will be using much of the same content and bringing it forward to be compatible with AOS Skirmish.  Many of the subsystems/elements will be modular so that people can use what they want and ignore what they don't.  The first version will be rules and text as we'll be looking for play testing and feedback; a more refi

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Havok Tables!

I figured I would show off some of @Holy Hammer Hern's beautiful tables from Holy Havok.  Check out these beauties!     Table 1: Aelf, Shrine of the Phoenix I didn't have the opportunity to play on this board but it is my understanding that wizards who occupied the tower could measure from either of the beacons to determine range to their target. Table 2: Aelf, Temple of Khaine This was another table I didn't have the opportunity to play on.  The two temples/shrines

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Venomtongue Spiderfang of the Wyssan Wood: Part 1

“In the dark fetid corners of Ghur you will find the Wyssan Wood. Dwelling amongst its primeval depths reside the Venomtongue Spiderfang grot tribes.  These feather-bedecked grots have mastered all manner of webbed horrors: the stealthy, bone-armored Spinebacks, the lightning-fast striped Wolfhunters, and the bulbous Purple Skullbacks.  Swarms of mottled spiderlings are prodded ahead of the creeping horde and mountainous Arachnaroks bring up the rear.  But the horrors do not end there, for suppo

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

AOS Tactics Beyond the Basics: The Pile In

Hey folks!  I'm starting a new video series on exploring some of the more advanced functions of basic AOS mechanics. In my first video, I look into the "Pile In" mechanic.  I'd love to hear any feedback you have on the insights or what other topics you'd love for me to explore in the future.  Enjoy!  

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2018 Coverage

Heya friends!  As many know, this past weekend was the Holy Wars 2018 narrative event in the Chicago-area.  Holy Wars is the premier narrative hobby event in North America that miraculously balances the highest levels of hobby with the highest levels of competitive play.  This year was certainly no different.  I've posted some photos at the end of the page with stand out armies at this year's event.  Photos of @Holy Hammer Hern's beautiful tables can be found in my Holy Wars 2017 posts from last

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Havok Wrap-up with Army Photos

Holy Havok is over and what an event it was!  Vince and I were in competition for three of the five top awards (Best Overall, Best Appearance, and Best Warlord).  Ironically enough, we ended up placing second in all three categories.  We were technically tied for Best Overall and they had to go down three tiers of comparisons (Match points, Sportsmanship, and then to play schedule) to decide on who took home the hardware.  Considering Vince and I have never played these forces together (and my s

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Disciples of Tzeentch with MC1Gamer

I had the opportunity to go on MC1Gamer's channel this evening and do an overview discussion of the new Disciples of Tzeentch book.  You can check it out here:    If you aren't a subscriber of his, I'd encourage you to subscribe to his channel.  For those of you who watch Warhammer Weekly, we'll be having a special guest on Wednesday: Rob of Warhammer TV!  We'll be talking about the Warhammer community on the show.  You can see it live at 5pm EST on Weds or I'll be posting it he

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Horned Legion of Mireguard: Part 2

Daemonic reinforcements have arrived to the corrupted spires of the Mireguard, with still more on the way.  Joining the ranks of the Horned Legion are the maliciously adorable Nurgle Chaos Furies (kitbashed) and the pustulant plague bearer horde.   Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks.  More is on the way in the coming weeks as well!

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 1 - Overview

I’m finally back from Holy Wars 2017 and what an experience it was.  My birthday was on the Friday leading into the event so I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate it than spending a couple days rolling dice on beautiful tables.   I’ll be doing a series of blog posts over the next couple days regarding the event, the armies, and the tables/scenarios.  In this first blog, I’ll cover my own force and briefly discuss the event.   When I decided to go to Holy Wars this year, I wanted to

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Warhammer Skirmish Expansion "Update"

Hey folks, I've obviously been radio silent on this blog and on this project for awhile.  The long and the short of the project is that Vince and I have around 35 pages written and we were in the testing phase when I put a pause on the project.  Two things essentially brought the project to grounding halt. The first was the realization that the underlying mechanics of the established Skirmish system kept essentially getting in the way.  The base warband composition rules lended itself to sp

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 3 - Pre-Event Warm-Up with Kenny Lull

Pre-Event Warm-Up – Kenny Lull of Combat Phase podcast – Invasion of Ghyran [Table 1]   I opened the event weekend on the night before the official event with a warm-up game with Kenny Lull of Combat Phase podcast fame.   Kenny has been playing straight Fyreslayers since last year and was on track to get his 100th game of pure Fyreslayers during the weekend event.  Kenny was also giving the new Fyreslayer points a test so I jumped at the opportunity to help him get to 100 games and try

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 5 - Game 1 [13-7] with Justin Simpson

At the prompting of my Warhammer Weekly cohost, I was grudged for my first game by one of our viewers.  I picked the Endless Desert table because of my love of Tomb Kings, although this was a bad move given Justin’s force.  Justin brought a regenerating ghoul-heavy Ghoul Patrol Flesheater force to a board whose primary objective was shoving the most bodies into an endless pit.  It also had a split deployment and a random placement for the secondary objective, which was a difficult setup for my b

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 7 - Game 2 [16-4] with Domus

It is rare to have a score so disproportionately reflect the thrashing one receieves from their opponent and yet this was one of those games.  After my big win against Walter, I was pushed up to the top tables where I squared off against Domus’ beautiful Ironjawz, whose images have been making the rounds these past weeks on social media. The objective for the Skaven Hunger Games table was fairly straightforward.  The main table objective was a sinking Belltower that needed to be garrisoned

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 2c - Tables & Scenarios 11-15

In this post, we finish our survey of the stunning tables of Holy Wars 2017, including the floating earth motes of Azyr and the scorched crust of Aqshy.   Table 11 –The Upside Down Battling in the warped reality of Tzeentch is ever changing and swirling in tremendous power. The Great Eye of Tzeentch is ever watching over the upside down. The main objective in this scenario is a series of take and holds of pillars strewn throughout the table, some pink, some standard.  T

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Horned Legion of Mireguard: Part 1

I've been working on my Nurgle Rotbringers for the last couple months and I'm finally ready to go public with the start of the force!  This first batch of troops is basically finished, although I need to do some basing work and a couple touch ups.       The current force is:  The Glottkin Bloab Rotspawn Chaos Warshrine (Kitbashed) Harbinger of Decay (Kitbashed) 15 Putrid Blight Kings 30 Chaos Warriors Hell cannon

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 6 - Game 2 [20-0] with Walter Duncan

I was fortunate to draw Walter for my Game 2 on Bugman’s Grudge because I was harboring a bit of a grudge against Walter myself.  During Holy Havok this last fall, Vince and I three way tied for Best Overall with Walter’s team and Sean Troy’s team (who I got to play in Game 4; more on this later).  Walter was playing his Ogre’s again, who had handly blown up (well, severely crippled) an unbuffed, 30 strong Chaos Warrior block at the top of turn 1 during our last showdown at Holy Havok.  I was ha

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Warhammer Weekly - GW's Rob Symes and Community

This week we are joined by the one and only Rob Symes, 50% of the WarhammerTV Twitch Live Stream team and the Chief Pigmentation Dispersal Officer for Games Workshop and we are talking all things Warhammer Community. We talk through the progress made by Games Workshop in the past year, the live shows, twitch and some of the best moments so far as well as what we can look forward to in the future.  

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 2a - Tables & Scenarios 1-5

By far the most stunning thing about Holy Wars are the event’s tables.  From the Endless Deserts of Shyish to the verdant forests of Ghyran, you feel like you’ve stepped into the Mortal Realms when you sit down at a table.  No detail has been ignored in the crafting of these scenarios.  While many stock terrain pieces are present on these tables, most elements of these tables are handcrafted by Steve Herner and the love and care he lavished on their composition is obvious.  There is not a single

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 4 - The Armies of Holy Wars 2017

In this post I'm simply posting the beautiful collection of armies that were on display at Holy Wars this year.  Holy Wars is a somewhat unique event in that only 2 awards having anything to do with gameplay (best general & best sportsmanship).  The other 4 awards granted have to do with the hobby, including a Best Unit Champion award, a Player's Choice pick of favorite army award, Best Army award (from the judge's standpoint), and the Hobby Hammerist award, which is the highest honor offere

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Warhammer Youtubers 2016 Awards Nominee!

I'm honored to have been nominated in two categories for the Warhammer Youtubers 2016 Awards and I need your vote!  I've been nominated in the Best Painted and the Best Conversion categories and would love your support.   My Glottkin was nominated for Best Painted.       Similarly, my Chaos Warshrine of Nurgle was likewise nominated.      You can see the other nominees here.  I'd certainly welcome any support by voting in the survey here!  

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

 

Holy Wars 2017 - Part 2b - Tables & Scenarios 6-10

In this post, we continue our survey of the tables of Holy Wars 2017.   Table 6 –Nurgle-Drink the Wyrm Otto and devious sorcerer Ethrac, riding to battle on the shoulders of their brother Ghurk, quest for more blessings from Nurgle as they look to harness the power of the mighty Wyrmrid Reaches.     This table had as its primary objective a kill-quest scenario where each player was looking to do more wounds to the resident monster, the Wyrmrid Reaches, than the opp

Thomas Lyons

Thomas Lyons

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