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Hi 9th Age Fans,
Welcome to the Battle Focus Blog.
This really is just a hobby blog for us “table top” hobbyists. I am by no means a professional painter but I do love getting big, painted armies on the table.
I will be posting up my hobby plans at the start of each month and my successes (and failures) at the end of each month. I hope that it gets you keen to also make some commitments to your own hobby and share your photos on the 9th Age forums, the 9th Age Hobby Corner Facebook page, Twitter or wherever you share your hobby photos.
Unit a Month Challenge (or the “5 models a Month Challenge”)
I was chatting to a new player down the club a few days ago, he was telling me about the “4 models a month” painting challenge he does as part of a hobby Facebook group. He was saying that committing to just get 4 models done a month is enough motivation for him to get the paints out and once he’s done that he usually gets a lot more than 4 models done.
So I thought, let’s get this going with the 9th Age Community via the 9th Age Hobby Corner Facebook page and the 9th Age Forum. But we need to make this our own challenge so I propose the totally different and completely unique – Unit a Month Challenge otherwise known as the “5 Models a Month Challenge”.
July Hobby Plans
I’ve found myself in an odd hobby mood lately – painting different units for different armies. But a wise mad once said, whatever keeps you motivated to get the models painted. So my commitments this month are another odd assortment of models.
Sigrun the Maneater by MoM Miniatures – WoDG Doom Lord
I’ve had this guy on my paint desk for a while so it’s time he got the tabletop paint job he deserves.
2 Medusa from Games Workshop – DE Medusa
My DE army is the closest army I have to being fully painted to a nice standard and I feel like I should finish up the few items I have still left to paint.
2 Inquisitor from Games Workshop – EoS Prelate
This is a small part of a bigger army planned for the next few months – more to come on this shortly.
Well that wraps up my first blog post and my first months commitment to hobby progress. Feel free to check back at the end of the month to see my progress (or lack of) and post up your own hobby progress.
Jack “Willi” Williams
To say that I was happy with Victrix would be an understatement. I did my best to avoid any real distinct pictures of their models so I would have fresh eyes on the sprues when they came in, and I was floored from what I saw. The amount of models you get for the price you pay is in league with Perry and Fire Forge, and the amount of detail is astronomical on these models. There is also a delicious amount of bits and options, and a single sprue is a modelers dream when it comes to customizing units just how you want them. I will keep the words short on this one, but let the pictures and video speak for themselves.
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I got another episode for you, this time about the Organization behind the project that is The 9th Age. I think I've managed to solve my volume issue this time, but to compensate my voice failed me so prepare for a lot of moans and guttural throat sounds.
Other than that, I can only say that I hope you enjoy it.
The models being painted are the Triarii by Dragon Claw Miniatures:
Tabletop Playground, gaming in VR:
Tabletop Playground supports 9th Age: Looking for beta testers!
Krakon Games, Evil Eye Clan:
Last Sword Miniatures, undead kickstarter:
Terrain by Shieldwolf Miniatures:
A guided tour of T9A factory and offices:
Guided tour of T9A Factory and Offices (part 1)
Until next time
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Wow, what a tournament! Now all the batreps are out (no spoilers here though ), we can focus on the good stuff - the players! Tried to get a good mix of hobbyists, elite players - and of course the Master himself! - but as always, we didn't get nearly as many as we would've hoped. Still the ones we did are golden so stop complaining yeah! Lots of fun and a big thanks to all those that did get involved with us on this. There really isn't a lot of time in between games at a tournament so we really appreciate it!
Ed Murdoch - @Scottish Knight
Nav "THE MASTER" Hussain - @Navster
Warren Brewster - @Warren01
Goblins Grotto - @Thegoblinsgrotto
Felix Newman - @Fthunder
Shane Sheppard, Callum Mellis & James Hodges (TOs & Tech guy!) - @Flipper boy, @cm284
Wow, we have finally reached the last battle of the tournament for each of us. Both of us sitting on 3/4 wins and looking to continue the trend and end on a high! @PTG - Hyper-G pits his wits against a fellow Highborn player - complete with Dragon mage (good ol' boy!) - while I get a rather favorable match up against a Beast herd army with plenty of hitting power. Lots of highs and lows, but as always plenty of fun throughout! Make sure you stick with it to the end to hear some of the final standings of the PTG boys!
...is it bad that i'm routing for the elf player?!?!
Saurian Ancients vs Highborn Elves
Highborn Elves vs Beast Herds
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