Nords vs. City States Two Player Starter Set Review

It’s time again, my friends, for a new release from Para Bellum Wargames! These are always exciting times, as no company I’ve run across so consistently improves its product quality like Para Bellum on a release by release basis. Each kit shows a new investment and skill from the company, so when a new modelContinue reading “Nords vs. City States Two Player Starter Set Review”

Exalt the Dark Gods: Chaos Marine Prayers

Prayers are a powerful tool in the arsenal of armies that have them, and Chaos Space Marines make extremely good use of them. The Dark Apostle has become a staple in competitive Chaos Space Marine play, with his highly consistent 2+ prayers and of course access to some powerful options (yeah, we’ll talk about THATContinue reading “Exalt the Dark Gods: Chaos Marine Prayers”

Seeking the Sea Jotnar

About a month ago, Para Bellum posted a little surprise to their youtube channel. This absolutely beautiful bastard is the Sea Jotnar, an awaited Nord monster thats been in the works for a while, it would seem. Obviously I’m immensely excited for the model; the Ice Jotnar is easily among my favorite models in ParaContinue reading “Seeking the Sea Jotnar”

The Order of the Crimson Tower

So the Order of the Crimson Tower are up for pre-order. When I first picked up Hundred Kingdoms, the Orders are definitely a big part of what appealed to me initially. For one, I’m just a big fan of these paladin-esque knightly order type organizations in fantasy settings. For another… uh… dope horses? Dope horses.Continue reading “The Order of the Crimson Tower”

Breaking Down the Word Bearers

After jumping around a number of Chaos factions for some time, I have to say Chaos Space Marines really hooked me in a way the other factions haven’t so far. While most of my time initially was spent with Black Legion, I decided I wanted to experiment a little bit with other legions and seeContinue reading “Breaking Down the Word Bearers”

Brewing Up a Monster

As a kid, I collected tabletop roleplaying rulebooks. Rifts, the Lord of the Rings TTRPG, Spycraft, Shadowrun, Exalted, Vampire: The Masquerade, you name it… but few books stuck with me more than the 3rd edition Dungeons and Dragons core rulebooks I picked up when I was young. Of those three books, the most exciting ofContinue reading “Brewing Up a Monster”

Trolls: Learning Nords

Nords are a diverse faction when it comes to ‘types’ of creatures you can bring to bear. We’ve all seen the brutal Jotnars on the table, acting as a massive hammer to bring down on your opponents forces in the later game. Ugr make for a reasonably solid, more elite choice with high damage andContinue reading “Trolls: Learning Nords”

On Writing Worlds: The Reverse Timeline Approach

There’s a point in many a GM’s life where they sit down and decide to write something entirely from scratch. This could be a story within an existing setting all the way to an entire new world, and each comes with their own challenges to overcome. Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part, asContinue reading “On Writing Worlds: The Reverse Timeline Approach”

A Match Made In Hell: Tzeentch/Khorne Daemons

Sup. Chaos! Daemons! Are! Here! I basically got into buying GW stuff because of the Lord of Change miniature, which is one of my favorite minis in all of wargaming to this day. While my interests eventually wandered throughout the ranks of Chaos ever since, Daemons (Tzeentch in particular) were my first love. Then IContinue reading “A Match Made In Hell: Tzeentch/Khorne Daemons”

The Living Legend: Learning Nords

The Hundred Kingdoms can make some pretty solid characters; I talk a bit about kitting out the Noble Lord as a combat character in this article, and building Chapter Mage’s or Theist Priests as magical murder machines is always a good time… but I would say they don’t hold a candle to the brutality ofContinue reading “The Living Legend: Learning Nords”