This is my second year doing the hobby challenge 'Tales of Instahammer' and I'm absolutely loving it.
If you've never heard of Tales before, the premise couldn't be simpler: each month there's a new theme and anyone participating paints up a new unit or leader that fits, the idea being that by the time the challenge ends in July, you've got a small, playable force painted up.
Tales is everything I love about the hobby: it's inspiring, it gives me a routine/structure to follow (I LOVE a to-do list...) and it's a great excuse to chat with and get support from other avid hobbyists. We have a Facebook Group where we can share our WIPs, chat about the game, and get ideas. We're also very active on Instagram. As someone who isn't part of a gaming group (and doesn't know anyone else who actually collects or plays), there's a sense of community to Tales that really resonates with me.
If you're reading this, I'm going to assume you know my theme for this year is Necrarch Soulblight vampires. I'm going to create an update post once a month to cover off what progress I've made and any accompanying fiction I've written.
Below, you can see what's coming up over the next six months.
Got a question? Ask away!
And if you're on Instagram, do check out the hashtag #talesofinstahammer to see what everyone else is working on!
Month #1: The Withering
Month #2: TBD
Month #3: TBD
Month #4: TBD
Month #5: TBD
Month #6: TBD