As I madly dash forward in preparation for tomorrow morning’s day 1 start for a local warhammer tournament I look to a few things.
Now I have a stupendously simple theme. Blue-grey, grey wash, browns, reds, silver with some gold and bone with a brown sand basing scheme. Easy to paint 1 or 90 models to the same consistency and not overly taxing for someone who isn’t super well experienced in the hobby.
The last few days are fixing up little details here and there as well as painting some optional summon pieces, just in case. Over time my models have bounced, knocked or dropped into another model/terrain or off the table. This means the paint has some wear on it but a nice simple scheme means a simple fix.
Now magnets are my preferred choice. My reason is simple. I hate foam..
For those who dont know what this process is the simple version of it is this. You glue magnets to the bottom of your miniature bases. The bigger the mini the more or bigger magnets you use.
Magnets (rare earth magnets) means I need ferro-magnetic substance for the magnets to stick to which is easy. A lot of stationary places sell self adhesive ferro magnatised rubber sheeting. Same stuff you have for magnetic photos on your fridge. I have used this material to create a box for my army where they all sit safe and secured in the box magnatised to the rubber sheet.
The other is sheet metal like cookie tins or, my new favourite, cookie pans. They come in massive sixes and for me. They hold my entire flesh eater courts army for this weekend. The great thing about this is I can move around and my models wont fall off, bump into each other and its easy to get all my models on and off.
Now the armies in warhammer have dozens of pages of rules dedicated to explaining how your miniatures interact on the battlefield. Where plausible I try to simplify this process by reducing reliance on my phone or a big book by having reference sheets. Just something to make the game go easier.
The player pack
Reading over the scenario’s, rules and regulations and requirements from the Tournament organiser(s) is key. May save a disqualification if you forget to bring a printout or ticket.
The battleplans, if the pack have them, may make you change your tactics or think of new ones ahead of time. This really just means you can speed up your game.
Time limit per round. For us horde players its a bit thing. For Gargants with between 4 and 9 models not so much.
For me this is my process for the last few days. Paint, mend, magnatise, read and remember to relax. These things are meant to be fun, not daunting.
Thats all from me so don’t forget to reroll those 1s,
The Brazen Wolfe