One of the greatest things about this hobby is the global community that comes with it. Verily it could be said that for the most part, the wargaming community could be used as a model to facilitate world peace. I know of very few other hobbies that actively encourage players to interact with one another to the scale that we wargamers do – using the marvels of technology to transcend borders and linguistical barriers in the name of having a good time with a bunch of mates. One of my favourite ways of interacting with the global community is through the many blogs that numerous wargamers have created to highlight not only their hobby, but also the hobbies of others in their local community.
Project Circle – Run by a good friend of mine, Mark’s blog chronicles his escapades across a swathe of gaming systems. A decent painter as well as an inventive converter and terrain maker, Mark’s blog is one of the first places I visit when I’m looking to try something new (which is usually code for blatantly stealing an established idea of his and using it in my army).
Red Scar Gaming Blog – A relative newcomer to the world of Blogging, Antman is a person of grand imagination and is someone who is not afraid of bringing his imaginings to life. His recent work on a Daemon Prince has been well received by the local gaming community, in particular, his impressive use of ash effects. While his blog only contains a couple of entries so far, I’m eagerly awaiting every new article, wondering what insight his latest writings will bring.
Brovitar’s Blog – An exceptional painter and modeller, Brovitar’s work is a constant source of inspiration for whatever 40K project I’m working on at the time. His painting style is quite distinctive, making every project unique while still remaining true to the context of the universe in which the model exists. His latest project with the Salamander Space Marines is a shining example of this.
Terrain Wench – Incredibly gifted, Terrain Wench’s projects continually raise the bar in excellence when it comes to adding character to your battlefields. Her constant attention to detail and inspiring use of lighting effects makes her works a triumvirate of wonder, inspiration and a dash of intimidation. Keep a lookout for the various ‘How-to’ videos that appear from time to time as they are immensely helpful for terrain makers of all experience levels.
Dice and Brush – A wonderfully well-rounded blog that not only includes inspirational painting progress, but also includes a regular review of the latest White Dwarf magazine. An accomplished painter, Space Cowboy is constantly producing impressive additions to both his Empire and his Chaos Armies, leaving me in constant fear of being so inspired that I find myself starting an Ostermark army of my own. Truth be told, an Ostermark Army would be a fine companion piece to my Chaos forces considering their background and the presence of Ostermark prisoners as unit fillers.
Before I go however, I cannot leave without providing you with a WIP of my latest project – a Salamander Deathwatch veteran.
Catch you all later