Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Warhammer 40k/30k: Just When I Thought I Was Out...

Whelp, here we are almost 6 years since I quit ''Modern'' GW (Accept a brief 30k fascination a couple of years back) I find myself looking at trying 40k once more.

40k 8th Edition has everyone talking and mostly good reviews has peeked my interest somewhat.

Trouble is GW prices are still insane and the start up costs could get you a 2 week holiday abroad.

I wanted to try the game and not have to buy another force on the off chance I didn't like the game, so I had only real 1 option and that was use one of my forces for other game systems and the easiest one to port over was my Emperor's Children 30k force.

50 Power Level Space Marine Force

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Ghar Rebels Pt.1: First Squads

Once again welcome  too the loyal Readers, Minions, Bots and random link clickers to OoaB.

So 2 posts in one week? 

Yeah that doesn't happen that often anymore.

Anyhoo as you may have guessed from reading the title that I have started yet another Gates force, this time the little shooty feckers known as the Ghar Rebels.

You may remember way back in early April when I posted the Beyond the Gates of Antares - Shall I? Blog post that I just couldn't choose between Ghar and Boromites.

In the end as we all know I went with the Rock Gods themselves, the Boromites. But now it's time for some Ghar loving but not the Ghar Empire as first thought but their more entertaining Rebels.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard Meet Up No.1

Sunday evening the Herts Shard (A small group of Hertfordshire and surrounding areas based players of Gates) met up for our first get together.

Short story is that I lost but I had a blast and had some good old banter.

There was 2 games going:

Ghar Vs Algoryn


Boromites Vs Algoryn Vs Ghar

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Herts Shard

Just a quick post for those who play Gates and are down south(ish) in the UK.

I've just started a new gaming group for arranging games of Gates.

I've found it's kind of a dead spot around me for non-GW gaming so hoping this will help to improve things.

So come join us and lets get some gaming in!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Warlord HQ Open Day Pt.2

It seems Pt.1 went down rather well so here's Pt.2.

Right so Pt.1 left off with all the shiny toys on display so lets start Pt.2 with the toy haul I bought then shall we?

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Warlord HQ Open Day Pt.1

So yesterday myself and a fellow Watford Wargamer Club member and friend woke up early and headed up to Nottingham for the first ever Gates Open Day at Warlord HQ.

Of course we had to stop on the way up at the infamous Watford Gap Services for a Bacon Roll and a much needed wee (Not in that order though hehe).

Tables for the Tournament and Open Gaming tables at the back
Now we weren't playing in the Tournament but rather both brought up forces for the Open Games and we were invited by the Primus Shard gaming group to take part in their 3 Vs 3 Game.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.5: Rock Father & Overseer Squads

Two Blog posts in one week and both Gates related, aren't you all lucky pluckers (Don't say that too fast mind).

With progress stillcontinuing on my Boromites in preparation for the Gates Open Day at Warlord Games HQ on the 1st of July.

Now bear in mind I'm not sure of what I'll be using in terms of a list so I'm just painting up everything I own and seeing what people I can find for a game or 2 on the day.

So today's offerings:

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.4: Gang Fighters and Army Shot

Welcome Sinners, Minions, Bots and other unwashed masses once again to the dark dank area of the interwebs known simply as Oldhammer on a Budget.

So if you remember I'm working on a Gates force which will be used in the upcoming Open Day at Warlord Games HQ.

Since it's only just over 2 weeks away I need to pull my finger out and finish the last dozen or so Boromites and Drones.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Bolt Action: Free French - Reinforcements

Bonjour, je suis votre amical Chico amical et bienvenue chez OoaB.


I happen too speak the language of Google Translation with the best of them!

Heh, moving on I've finally finished off all my stock piled Free French and/or French Foreign Legion for Bolt Action.

You can view the greater part of the force HERE

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bolt Action Open Day - 5th August

On the 5th of August my local games Club Watford Wargames are running a Bolt Action Open Day.

Opening Time: 10am-6pm

Location: Watford Wargames, South Oxhey

Including the following:

Intro Games - Learn to play while the beloved Dad's Army try and stop the Germans rampaging though Walmington-on-Sea
Pitched Battles + Campaign themed games - Up to the players to sort themselves out.
Open Tables - For any gaming/painting use.

£5 fee per person 

Hope to see you there, ta ta for now

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Horus Heresy: Fulgrim the Illuminator

Good morning loyal readers and fellow Heretics.

Another random post this but I've kind of gotten my Sci Fi Bug back again and have been painting lasercannons and pew pew stuff (Technical terms those).

Anyway you may remember way back in June last year I posted some Emperor's Children.

Since then they were gathering dust unloved. But by chance while rooting though my Lead Pile I came across something I forgot I had (Happens alot).

A limited run (300) Kabuki Models not-Fulgrim.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Happy 4th Birthday Blog!!

Dark Future Cake?.. Almost? Ok maybe not.
Wow so it turns out this wee little Bloggy is now 4 years old!

So it's time to party! Oldhammer style.. so Party like it's 1989!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Back of Beyond - Chinese Painted Pt.6 (Army Shot)

Welcome Readers, Minions & Future Bot Overlords.

We have reached Pt.6.. Yes! 6!

So while I have been painting up other projects (Some of which will be posted soon) I haven't stopped painting my beloved Nationalist Chinese.

I would say I'm not 80% towards total completion.. not that any force is really complete.

So pictures!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bolt Action - Winter Soviets

Welcome comrades to the glorious Red Army.


Ok, so I was sorting out my Soviets after a game and I thought unlike my other WW2 forces I have yet to show any of these on here.

So here's my completed Soviet force so far, as always these are just the painted ones. The unpainted ones can stay hidden hehe.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.3: Work Gang & Lavamites

Greetings loyal followers and new readers.

Today I continue my progress into the Worlds of the Antares Gates and more accurately my Boromite Clan.

Clan Thanor formally of Guild Rantide:

Being ejected from their Guild by the Guildess for failure to heed to the Matriarch nature of Boromite society, they have since turned to the unsavoury act of Pirates, Bandits and Mercs. 
Hiring themselves out to both the Freeborn and the many million worlds of the Determinate.

After being ejected the outcast members of the Clan have undergone gene-therapy to enhance their skin colours to a brighter hue to reflect their new life and distance themselves from the still loyal members of the Guild.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.2 - Test Paint Scheme

Afternoon loyal readers and Bots, can't forget you after all, when the Machines rise up remember I said Hi and I'm willing to sell out the Human Population hard... Aham..

So after the last post discussing bases (Part 1) I decided they were to large and switched over to the lipped bases. While only a few MM smaller they do look much better.

Warlord Games also got back to me about my missing Boromite Work Gang heads so hopefully they'll come in the post too before too long.

Speaking of Warlord Games I may or may not have placed a order while on the site for the Hardback Rulebook + free £20 Box and the Boromite Dice Bag + Dice.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Boromites Pt.1

Well I went and did it didn't I?

Yep another game for me to spend money on!

So if you remember from this POST I was ummming and eerrring on what race I should do (If I did of course start the game).

So Boromite's won out by simply being nice chunky metals over annoying multi-part plastic kits.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Back of Beyond - Chinese Painted Pt.5

'ello readers we are now are Part 5 of the ongoing BoB WW2 Chinese Nationalist force.

You can view the first 4 posts below:

So despite the musing over the Blog's name and direction I've been busy painting (Nothing changes there).

So what's new?

I've mostly been painting the Levy (Free Squad in Bolt Action for all flavours of Chinese), but also knocked out 2 Cav and 2 Big Sword's and a Bodyguard.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Time for a new name?

So as this Blog is now almost reaching both 4 years old and a half million views (Bots!, Bloody Bots I tell Ya!) I'm pondering a Blog name change to reflect on it's now more open/random nature of my posts.

When I first started this it was all about Oldhammering on a ummm budget, hence the rather simple naming decision.

As it currently stands I'm not that attached/involved in the scene anymore having done everything my nostalgia wanted. So there isn't much 'hammering let alone old.

So should I change the name?

What should I change it too?

Or should I stay with the name and pay homage to the roots of which it came from?


Whats your thoughts?

Ta Ta for now.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Back of Beyond - Chinese Painted Pt.4

'Ello loyal readers of OoaB today we have Part 4 of my ongoing Chinese Nationalist BoB/Bolt Action Force.

You can view the first 3 posts below:

Right now you are all caught up I have a fairly large update for your pleasure, so go get a cup of Tea or park your cheeks on the Toilet.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Beyond the Gates of Antares - Shall I?

So whats all this then eh?

Well a number of people on my Bloggy List have been posting up bits and a pieces from Beyond the Gates of Antares (You know who you are!) and it's been tempting me to maybe dip my toe in the Sci-Fi waters once more.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Bolt Action - Operation Sealion/Dad's Army

So as you might know Warlord Games are releasing a Campaign book for Bolt Action  based on the ''What could have happened'' British Invasion code-named Operation Sea Lion.

The year is 1940, and the German invasion of Britain has begun. With this new campaign book for Bolt Action, players can fight the battles of World War II's greatest 'what if' scenario. Defend the cliffs of Dover and the beaches of Kent from wave after wave of German landing craft. Parachute into the Home Counties in a surgical strike to capture Winston Churchill. Rally the Home Guard in a last, desperate attempt to keep England free of the Nazi invaders! Containing new rules, scenarios, and unit types covering all of the unique features of this alternate history campaign, it offers a chance for all Bolt Action players to truly rewrite the history of World War II.

Now seeing as last years Bring Out Your Lead hosted at Foundry I picked up more or less the full set of Foundry's Home Guard it was due time I got working on them again.

I already had one section finished so I already had a good start.

Anyway enough talking I'm sure you want to see some pictures, being me shite pictures but whatcha expect? hehe

Monday, 3 April 2017

Konflikt '47 - German Waffen SS ''Terror Squad''

'Ello my loyal OoaB readers.

Now I've mentioned K'47 a fair few times on this Blog but have never shown you any finished units.

Well today I bring forth the first completed unit:

Waffen SS ''Terror Squad''

This Terror Squad is made up from members of the 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French).

Armed with a number of unsual weapons like the Gustloff VG 1-5 assault rifle, Krummlauf assault rifle (fires around corners!) &  Luftfaust hand-held anti-aircraft rocket launchers.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Back of Beyond - Chinese Painted Pt.3

Good Morning Vietnam!


China is close enough right?

It isn't Morning?

Bollocks to you!

So it's been 15 days since the last WW2/BoB Chinese update (Blog post HERE) and the force was just starting to look like something other than a random collection of figures, now though it's almost a small gaming force.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Bolt Action: German Winter Wehrmacht

So the last Blog Post I showed you all my WW2 Winter German Armour, now here's the the Wehrmacht Infantry to go with it.

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