Showing posts with label Magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Magazine. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Wyrd Chronicles Issue #17

And another magazine I nearly missed! Wyrd Chronicles Issue No. 17 is out since beginning of April. And I can only say: Fear the Bunny! Really awesome cover here ;)

Wyrd Chronicles No. 17
In this issue you can find among others:
  • Festival Day: It's a Wyrd Earth Day story
  • Building a Park: Learn how to assemble some fantastic terrain!
  • Smuggler's Run: A one-shot adventure for Through the Breach
  • Luther the Pascha Hare: A hare raising tale full of cuddly (and nod so cuddly) bunnies
  • Tyrannus' Tutelary: A guide to painting the War Wabbit
  • Painting Contest Winners: Frozen Moments
  • Painting Contest Winners: Crystal Brush

My favorite article this time is the tutorial for building the park. Very good ideas and tips in there and it looks really cool!
So even if you are not playing Malifaux, you can find some interesting stuff in here.

So long,

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Ironwatch Issue #32

Issue #32 of Ironwatch Magazine, the Mantic Games Fanzine has arrived in the beginning of April. I nearly missed it so with a bit delay my post.
    Ironwatch Issue #32
As usual it contains a nice mixture of Kings of War, Warpath and all Mantic related topics like:
  • Iron Forge
  • The Battle of Gawick Upon Tibble
  • The Bloodstone of Cerillion
  • Tutorial: How to Paint Dreadball Xtreme Convicts
  • Building it Up for Those Damn Martians to Tear Down
  • and many more
I especially like the Mars Attacks tutorial from Terrain Tutor, since I also followed the process on his Youtube channel.

If you haven't checked already, take a look, its free and fanmade and totally supported by Mantic. I like this pretty much therefore I to spread the word as usual :)

So long,

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Irregular Magazine back again!

Irregular Magazine No.1 Vol.2
Seems like the hobby magazines stream doesn't stop at the moment. Today I can tell you that an old acquaintance returned: Irregular Magazine. After more than 2 years the just published their first issue of the so called Volume 2 of the magazine. Really cool if you ask me.

The contents of this issue are the following:
  • Editor's Challenge: Army on the Cheap
  • Strange Aeons - A Short Story
  • Salute to Marc Miller
  • Star Destroyer Scratch Build
  • DnD 5th: Rise of Tiamat
  • Creating Alien Landscapes

The article about the scratch build Star Destroyer is really really awesome and the Alien Landscape tutorial shows with which unbelievable stuff we can build terrain.

If you haven't done it yet, go risk a look. It is free and they desire every support for a good relaunch.

So long,

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hobby Magazines: The Campaigner Issue #11

The Campaigner Issue No. 11
Another Hobby Magazine I stumbled over is The Campaigner (thanks to Terrain For Hippos). So what is it all about? Maybe I just let the magazine speak for itself and quote something of the approach they have:
The Campaigner hopes to offer hobbyists content that both interests and educates them. To provide them with the right tools to sensibly and realistically approach any challenges that come their way.
So without any further chit-chat the contents of this issue (which you can download here):
  • Interview: Chris Avellone
  • Worlds of Roleplay: He Did It With His Staff!
  • Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
  • Terrain Crusade: A Song of Blades and Scenery
  • The Game Mechanic
  • Featured Hobbyist: Liam Honan
  • Plus: News
If you don't know the magazine already, give it a chance. I really love that they approach many different aspects of our hobby, not only tabletop but also RPGs, board games and lots of other stuff.

So long,

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Figure Painter Magazine Issue #22

FPM Issue #22
The Hobby Magazine madness continues: Figure Painter Magazine Issue No. 22 is out. This time its not a free magazines like before but it is absolutely affordable with its price of 1.30£ and I think you can't go wrong with spending that one.

To be honest I didn't buy the magazine for the last couple of issues because I am waiting for the bundled version of the last 10 issues. But as far as I know the older issues and the reading examples who were out, the quality even improved and its a real awesome magazine for that price.

If you have the possibility, check it out.

So long,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Wyrd Chronicles Issue #16

Wyrd Chronicles Volume 16
And another Hobby Magazine this week! Today its the Wyrd Chronicles Volume 16 from (who would have thought it) Wyrd Games (producer from Malifaux if you didn't know).

This issue contains, among other stuff:
  • The Bone Stag Cometh: A Malifaux scenario.
  • All Work, Cosplay: Become your favorite Master!
  • Hazardous Material: In Malifaux, terrain eats you.
  • Peaceful Malifaux: Can you win without fighting?
  • Death of Metal: A Sabertooth Cerberus gets painted.
  • and much more 

As far as I understood it, it is an official magazine from Wyrd Games. Therefore its layout and content is in my opinion pretty well done and I was very surprised while reading it. It even has some more geeky stuff (the Cosplay article) in it, which I really liked because sometimes its good to see some other stuff outside our tabletop box.

So long,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Wargame Bloggers Quarterly Issue #3

Issue #3 of Wargame Bloggers Quarterly a purely community made magazine is out. If you don't know it yet, a short introduction from their Google+ page:
The Wargame Bloggers Quarterly (WBQ) is a FREE community driven electronic magazine (PDF e-Zine) composed of the best wargames and miniature painting content from the collective blogosphere.

It is more based on historical wargaming and thus I can't tell you too much about the contents but the two tutorials are most certainly interesting for all tabletop hobbyists:
  • A tutorial about painting faces
  • A tutorial about basing
  • A rant about 28mm not being a scale

If you haven't checked already, take a look! It is totally free, community made and in my opinion deserves some attention.

So long,

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hobby Magazines: Ironwatch Issue #30

Ironwatch Magazine Issue #30
Ironwatch Magazine Issue #30
Issue #30 of Ironwatch Magazine, the Mantic Games Fanzine has arrived.

As usual it contains a nice mixture of Kings of War, Deadzone and all Mantic related topics like:
  • Q&A with Chris Palmer
  • Humans in the Endless Keep, a Dwarf Kings Hold scenario
  • The Trouble at Gawick upon Tibble, a Kings of War scenario
  • The Battle for Goat Sector 58, a Deadzone batrep
  • and many more

If you haven't checked already, take a look, its free and fanmade and totally supported by Mantic. I like this pretty much therefore I try to spread the word :)

So long,

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hobby Magazines - Ironwatch Issue #25

Ironwatch Magazine Issue 25
Ironwatch Magazine Issue 25
Issue #25 of Ironwatch Magazine, the Mantic Games Fanzine has arrived.

This time it contains a nice mixture of Kings of War and Warpath topics like:

  • Kings of War scenarios
  • Gallery of professional painted Mantic miniatures
  • An overview of an undead army
  • Second part of a Warpath story
  • and many more

And there is also one short notice about the planned hardcover variant for the magazine:
Due to technical difficulties, availability in hardcover has been put on hold for the immediate future. We will attempt to get them to you in hardcover as soon as possible!

If you haven't checked already, take a look, its free and fanmade and totally supported by Mantic (so you'll see lots of images).

So long,

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hobby Magazines - Ironwatch Issue #17

Issue #17 of Ironwatch Magazine, the Mantic Games Fanzine has arrived yesterday.

This time it is pretty Kings of War heavy and includes topics like:
  • Kings of War Tactica
  • Tutorial on how to make an orc hut
  • Painting step-by-step of the Goblin shaman
  • The first part of a new short story
  • and many more
I personally like the articles about the painting and terrain best, because I can't use all the Tactica and new model rule stuff since we don't play Kings of War. And I like that there are again many pictures of Mantic miniatures, on some you can see what you can make out of them.

If you haven't checked already, take a look, its free and fanmade and totally supported by Mantic (so you'll see lots of images).

So long,

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hobby Magazines - Portal Magazine Issue #31

The new Issue of Portal Magazine has arrived:
Portal Magazine Issue #31
Portal Magazine Issue #31
This issue contains following stuff:
  • Guide To Painting the Stonehorn with We7
  • Grular Invader,Alkemy and Reaper reviews
  • Golden Thrall Report
  • Painting Avatars of War Orc Shaman
  • News, new releases and gallery

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hobby Magazines - Skavenblight Gazette #14

Skavenblight Gazette #14
Skavenblight Gazette #14
Since a few days Issue No. 14 of Skavenblight Gazette is published, therefore time to have a look at the sneaky-plaguish Skaven magazine.

This issue pretty much is under the sign of the plague. It has some pretty pictures of Skaven miniatures a article how diseases spread and a HowTo "fire your Plageclaw Catapult" which shows you how you can make the model "fire" (by adding some springs). Pretty geeky :)

The most interesting article this time is for beginning Skaven players: Building an army. It contains the thoughts behind an army project and how the author plans to build up his host. He also explains some of the units and how he sees their usefullness.
Not sure if I as Skaven player myself would agree with him in every point but it is a nice start nonetheless.

Pretty short issue this time. But since this stuff is completely fanmade I will surely not moan but thank the guys for writing this issue.

So long,

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hobby Magazines - Ironwatch Magazine

Ironwatch Magazine Issue 9 - Mantic supported Fanzine
On my journeys through the web I found another Fanzine which immediately caught my attention, namely the Ironwatch Magazine. This is a magazine made by Mantic fans with the support of Mantic itself. Not long ago Issue No. 9 was published. Time to have a closer look at it!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hobby Magazines - Portal Magazine Issue #30

Magazine time again. Issue #30 of Portal Magazine arrived in a complete new layout.

Portal Magazine Issue #30
This issue features:
  • Guide To Contrast Tutorial
  • Kabuki,Reaper and Studio 38 Reviews
  • The Wamp Awards 2012 Results
  • News,new releases,and gallery
  • Mini Radar and Socialise

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hobby Magazines - Portal Magazine Issue #28

It is magazine time again. Today I will talk about Issue #28 of Portal Magazine with a reeeeally cute cover which fits nicely to christmas time.

Portal Magazine Issue #28
  • In The Box sees if zombies are really taking over mid-town America.
  • Two great tutorials from Sean Fulton and Marko Paunovic.
  • Reviews of miniatures from Dark Sword, Reaper, DGS Games, Guild of Harmony and Stephané Simon.
  • News of the New Red Box Games painting contest.
  • Great gallery with all the entries in the successful Sodapop Miniatures painting Contest.
  • The latest news and best releases from around the hobby.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hobby Magazines - Portal Magazine Issue #27

Hello everyone,

some time ago, I wrote an article about free hobby magazines and online portals. Since then I thought about posting when one of these publish a new issue. And I came to the conclusion that I will give it a try and do a short sum up if I detect a new issue being published.

I will start with the new issue #27 of Portal Magazine:

Portal Magazine Issue #27
  • In The Box checks out the new Warhammer board game Chaos in the old world.
  • View from the Hill has the second part to the Brett Reavis interview.
  • Reviews from Studio 38, Mierce Miniatures, Reaper Miniatures, MDP & Dark Sword Miniatures.
  • Our terrain building series kicks off in earnest.
  • Event reports from Euro Militaire and GW's Games Day.
  • Massive gallery included all the entries from the Hasslefree painting contest.
  • Lots of new releases plus all the news from around the hobby and much more...

Whole bunch of stuff this time. As always many pictures of painted miniatures (mostly in a standard I can only dream of doing it myself) and some miniature reviews and common articles, e.g. about the GW Games Day. I won't go too much into detail but two articles stood out for me:
  • The "In The Box" article gives a good overview of the mentioned board game
  • The terrain buildng article is pretty good and gives some nice tips and tricks for making small dioramas

Feel free and give it a try!


P.S.: Let's see if automatic publication works...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Free magazines about tabletop & miniatures

Ok now, since I'm in a big motivation hole, I thought of collecting some of the free magazines and fanzines that I read and share them with you.
For me these free magazines are a great contribution to our wargaming community and they deserve every support possible.


Skavenblight Gazette: A Fanzine about the Skaven Hordes of the Underempire
The Bellower: Fanzine from Ogre Stronghold about... Ogres. Hope it will be continued...
Word of Hashut: Fanzin about Chaos Dwarves. he current issue could be found in the forum

There are some more, e.g. the Druchii Herald, but most of them I know have been discontinued.

Free Magazines:

Portal Magazine: Magazine mainly commited to painting and converting stuff
Irregular: Community driven magazine about our beloved hobby
The Ancible: Magazine specialized to scifi and fantasy wargaming


Tabletop Insider: A german print magazine about wargaming. But(!) the first issue is available for free download.

That's it for the moment. If you know some other magazine, please share them via comment. I will update the list if there are more magazines you should know of.

So long,

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