Wargaming Tradecraft

Welcome to Wargaming Tradecraft


This website is dedicated to helping new gamers learn the miniature hobby as well as introduce unique techniques and supplies to advanced artists.

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My primary project is a Warcraft inspired Hordebloods army.

You can view my DeviantArt gallery to see all my art. I do have Twitter and Instagram as well.

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Painting X-Wing in Black and White (and Re-Posing a Protectorate Starfighter)


A while back I posted a full article on my X-Wing Miniatures fleet - Core Couriers. I offered some tips at the beginning of that article on how to paint the ships, but wanted to put together a tutorial covering the process in a little more visual detail. In addition to that, you can read how I've modified this starfighter's wings to be in a rotational position. (More on that at the end of the article.)

As a reminder, my primary project are the Hordebloods, so the repainting of this fleet is just a quick tabletop quality process. Definitely comes together well though and I'm a big fan of the contrast between the dark greys and bright greens.

Traders Galaxy - Lamiar Gun Slaves Review



This week I'm taking a look at a company down under called Traders Galaxy. They've got a unique science fiction line of Dwerg, (Dwarves) Tamarin, (Chimps) Technomancy and what I'm looking at today - Cult of Lamiar.

* Full disclosure, they provided a free unit for review purposes.

Above is the miniature I painted while writing the below review and to the left in more of a flesh tone is pictured the miniatures from their website.

You're able to purchase directly through their webstore and despite being on the other side of the world, shipping was pretty quick. Their blog goes into some army background and even has some links to fan codexes people have written if you want to try these armies in Warhammer 40k.

Read through the review below or scroll down to the bottom for the summary.

X-Wing Rules Differences between Mk 1 and 2


Now that X-Wing Mark 2 has released, people are going to be wondering what's changed from the first to second editions. Overall, the game appears to be fairly similar to the first edition, with a few things streamlined, some additions and a new approach to building lists.

A great step in line with other wargaming companies is that all the rules for X-Wing are available on Fantasy Flight's website if you scroll down to the Support section. Start with Quickstart if you're totally new, the Rulebook for detailed play and the Rules Reference for a great alphabetical index of all the rules. (I'll probably print a copy of this to keep in my P.A.C.K.) They've also released a Squad Builder on both their Website and as an Android app.

Oh, and if you want to see more details on my own greyscale Core Couriers fleet including a little background story, take a look.

Now, lets get into the nitty gritty...