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Your favourite Aussie Wargamer here to let you know that I have been uploading videos like mad on my Youtube channel! I have been doing product reviews and V-Logs. I also have a few battle reports for those who like seeing how we do it down under! So please subscribe to the channel to stay up to date!New Sign

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New Podcast will be out later this week, bringing up the episode count to 7!




The Greenskins crushed my Bone Brethren, but not without a fight.


My Howda crew from my Tomb Kings Khemrian Warsphinx
GET THEM! My Howda crew from my Tomb Kings Khemrian Warsphinx

Both armies arrogantly marched onto the battlefield. The Greenskins arrived ready to WARRRGH as the Reckless undead stood to protect their realm of Khemri. The servants of Settra the Imperishable arrived to the field mounted on horseback, chariot, war sphinx and carried by a magical cloak that caused the sands around them to carry the wearer around the field of war. Two Liche Priests accompanied the regiment. One was a learned high priest.  Due to his rank he was adorned in the Cloak of Dunes. His apprentice of many years accompanied the cavalry on horseback. Each could move across the field with haste.  They had 5 spells between them to protect and strengthen their brothers in arms.

The Greenskin invaders:

Quarreling together as they marched onto the field it was a wonder that such an army could operate. The Orc foot soldiers bickered as they fought each other for control of the ranks which made them charge unsuccessfully into a line of cavalry. Their archers also failed to work together. While these sections fought amongst themselves, the hulking mass holding the left flank emerged.  His stench unbearable for the living.  Luckily the Army of Khemri had lost their ability to notice such odors.  The giant that had followed the army into the battle saw his prize. The horseman’s bones of the Tomb Kings would be a valuable tool for him to pick the remains of the unlucky that became trapped between his foot and the earth from his toes. He swung his club and scattered the bones of only but a few of the gallant horseman.

Retaliation Can Be Deadly:

The cavalry took the head on attack by the enemy giant swinging his club in a large swathe at them.  Meanwhile chariots picked their target and the night goblins eyes lit up as they saw the would-be death charging before them.  The night goblins collectively smirked.  With a single unspoken command they released the fanatics.  The fanatics leapt out from the night goblin ranks.  Traveling across the ground they attacked the charging chariots.  Despite having the advantage of a well-planned charge the chariots were destroyed as soon as they came within striking range of the goblin swords.  This hurt the Skeleton warriors deeply, however no brain meant no psychological harm happened. They kept marching forth.

Death is the Only Adventure,

As the Army of the Tomb Kings tried to inflict as much damage as possible they failed in keeping the important people animated. The assault by the giant caused the cavalry to crumble to dust. This left the Hierophant, the Warsphinx and the Casket of Souls in the battle to deal with the greenskin menace. After the death of the Hierophant at the hands of the giant, the remaining units worked together to cause as much damage as possible, though not enough to save them both. The Orcs had won, their greenskin could be seen raiding the lost tombs of the fallen enemy. Remember that those who sleep beneathe the desert sand will awaken again.

The Forces that Clashed.

For those who have watched the YouTube clip, the points were 1200 a side and this battle is a part of a 12o0 point round robin competition.


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Geeks Explicitly 25 Delayed

We apologize for the delay in releasing Geeks Explicitly Episode 25. Normally episodes are released every Thursday after being recorded earlier in the week.

This week marks the one year anniversary of my grandfather’s death and it has been a rough time. I am sorry for the delay but promise that episode 25 will be published soon.

Here at TCPN we don’t like to leave you empty handed. I can tell you that episode 25 is a top 5 list episode sharing great sci-fi aliens.

To give you something to amuse yourself now, watch this video clip from the Big Bang Theory.


Fiat Lux! The top 5 ways to speed up your tabletop RPG game.

Playing until 2am can be awesome… unless it’s because you’re still on the first encounter. Here are 5 ways that DMs and players can work together to keep combat moving quickly, making sure you’ve got a good balance of RP and tactics in your games.

Do you have your own way of keeping gameplay moving fast? Let us know in the comments below!

Fiat Lux: TrollTips #1 – Easymode for priming and painting minis.

Welcome to the first Fiat Lux! If you’ve never painted a tabletop mini for your roleplaying events you’re missing out. Here’s a quick way to save yourself a lot of time and trouble at the table by temporarily basing your minis, making them easier to handle. Painting pros and longtime hobbyists tend to customize this solution, but the solution you’ll see here is a great option if you’re starting out.

Do you temp-base your own minis for painting? If so, how? Tell us in the comments below!

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