This past week and a bit has seen the much hated Arch Warhammer explode in rage as Games Workshop launch legal action to get him to drop the Warhammer from his name.

My mate Darryl summed up the series of events quite expertly here, but needless to say, I think this is a good thing.

That some people’s first exposure to the hobby would be via him is genuinely horrifying, because in all honestly, he is a far right, racist, homophobic, bigoted arsehole.

He represents the worst of our hobby and I am glad he is being pushed further and further out of the hobby, although sadly the usual suspects like The Outer Circle are backing him.

Warhammer and wargaming is for everybody, but if you get enjoyment out of excluding others, then frankly I don’t want you in my hobby community. I will not tolerate those who are intolerant.

I want a diverse fan base, because more diverse players means more players who can utterly humiliate me when we throw dice, more amazing paint jobs for me to drool over.

So if the simply idea of a more diverse player base triggers you, then bugger off and go whinge about it on Parler and let the rest of us for whom simply being a decent human being is our baseline, happily coexist.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by abandoning the T’au and picked up the new hotness, some Zone Mortalis Floor Tiles!

Got them at 11:15am on Wednesday and finished them just after 4:30pm!!!

I then turned my attention to the Thermic Plasma Regulators I got at the same time, for which I am using a different spray, Wilkos Gunmetal spray, which in colour seems to be about halfway between Leadbelcher and Iron Warriors.

I decided to do these in a slightly cleaner style to show that they are actually working parts, which are sort of maintained.

I then went back to the T’au Pathfinders and got those finished up, the Devilfish was finished Friday and the Pathfinders, Drones and Darkstrider on Saturday.

On Sunday I tied up my desk and set to work on the remaining Warlord Battle Titan Weapons, these were a Macro Gatling Blaster, Paired Gatling Blasters and Paired Turbo Laser Destructors.

This means I now have a complete armoury for the Warlord Titan.

I then put on my desk some Death Korps of Krieg Autocannon teams for Niki. And I also put on the painting handles my Stormcast Eternals Evocators to work on them when the washes need to dry on the Krieg.

But I didn’t do any work on them on Monday because I was doing some prep work for the live stream and tidying up my desk.

What I did do was run a live stream in which I built a few of the Sisters models and tested the streaming setup, which you can see below.

So what does my painting queue look like now?

  1. Death Korps of Krieg Autocannon Teams x 3
  2. Death Guard Chaos Spawn x 2
  3. Stormcast Eternals Evocators x 5
  4. Space Wolves Blood Claws x 15 & Space Wolves Captain
  5. Millitarium Tempestus Tempestor Prime, Command Squad and Valkyries
  6. Stormcast Eternals Castigators
  7. Sons of Horus Tactical Squad x 10
  8. T’au Breacher Team x 10 & Devilfish
  9. Death Korps of Krieg Mortar Teams x 3
  10. Blood Ravens Redemptor Dreadnought

What I Am Reading

Not a lot but I did read Of Their Lives in the Ruins of Their Cities by Dan Abnett which I quite enjoyed.

I don’t know why I left it so long to read Gaunt’s Ghosts as I am quite enjoying them.

I am almost finished listening to Devastation of Baal by Guy Haley and should hopefully be finished with it tomorrow, it’s quite good so far.

What I Am Playing

Noting has been played this week, me and a Lindsay were gonna play Pandemic Hot Zone North America on Sunday but she watched Frozen 2 and fell asleep instead.

What I Am Backing

Fiasco arrived, which is nice, looking forward to trying this out when Megan returns.

I am still backing Project Infinite Hole for Paranoia, because it’s Paranoia!

And I have backed my 100th project in the form of Alhambra Roll and Write! I know it’s Queen Games so it will be subject to terrible communication, and huge delays, but I love Alhambra.

What I Am Cooking

Not much but I did make an omelette for breakfast on Sunday for myself and Lindsay, filled with cheese and mushrooms!

What I Am Spending

As mentioned in the painting section I bought the Zone Mortalis Floor Tiles along with some Thermic Plasma Regulators and some Typhus Corrosion from The Outpost.

I also bought a couple of cans of Grey Seer Spray from Battle Bunker which I need for my Nighthaunt, my Zone Mortalis Walls and my Age of Sigmar scenery, plus two pots of Mournfang Brown, a pot of Iron Warriors and some Iron Hands Steel Air.

I also mopped into Battle Bunker on Sunday when me and Lindsay took a drive to get out the house, I meant only to pick up a dry brush, but ended up buying a pot of Tau Light Ochre Air, XV88 Air and a mug in addition to the drybrush.