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The Count's Tavern / Strange News - Those EU Bas****s
« on: April 01, 2016, 04:09:55 PM »
From The Warlord Games site ........................


Warning: EU Health And Safety Notice

April 1, 2016  -    News & Announcements  - Tagged: News   

Health and Safety

New EU regulations are soon to come into force which require us to make all products in bendy plastic as of 2017 – due to a dramatic increase in the number of reported injuries sustained by hobbyists while working with metal, resin, and hard plastic model kits.

As such, Warlord Games are happy to oblige and we’re proud to announce that – throughout the rest of 2016, we will re-tool all of our existing ranges from their current metal, resin, and hard plastic composition – to the new user-friendly, EU-approved soft plastic.

Further, all pointy bits (such as spears, knives, bayonets etc) will be required to have any sharp or pointed ends rounded-off in order to prevent serious injury. Makes sense to us, and comes as something of a relief – the Warlord staff having endured decades of callous-building from seemingly endless, torturous run-ins with lethally sharp pike blocks…

There was even rumour that certain members of the Warlord team (mentioning no names, Dave Matthews,) had been spotted intentionally sharpening their pikes in order to inflict more damage – though these allegations have since been retracted (at pike-point!).

Here at Warlord Games we are – of course – very safety conscious, and so behind closed doors, we’ve been working with our suppliers on some samples using this new medium – and just a few of the Warlord staff have reported their findings.

We appointed Rich ‘Stabby’ Dando as Chief Personnel Botherer, and he was characteristically enthusiastic to undertake a rigorous (or should that be ‘relentless?’) stint of A/B testing – first, attacking them with our current models, then with the new, safer, soft models…

Rich was, of course, the obvious candidate – and indeed proved very eager to undertake this specialist role, as he has been banned from handling any sharp objects since the incident which we refer to only as ‘The Great Pincushioning of Boycie’.

Darren Evans, Warehouse Supervisor extraordinaire’s reaction went from a prickly “Ow! – Don’t poke me with that again! – come back here you little…”   to a more pleasing “Ooh, that tickles!”

Dave ‘Boycie’ Lawrence of the Warehouse team reacted with a dramatic “Ouchie!” when prodded violently in the trachea with a metal model, but with a more EU-friendly purring noise when attacked with soft plastic.

Dave Matthews from Accounts enjoyed the attacks, regardless of the model’s material type – H.R have been informed, and his contract is to be re-worded accordingly.

Rick Priestley celebrated his 18th birthday earlier this week, and as an extra special treat, we decided to jab him in the kidneys with some of our fine Napoleonic Line Lancers. He refused to provide a statement for this article, and has threatened several of the web team with legal action following a brief stint in A&E.

Customer safety is – of course, of absolute priority to us here at Warlord Games – so we will ensure that we poke as many staff as we can over the coming months to ensure that the new guidelines are adhered to, to the letter. We will of course keep you updated on the matter as advancements are made.



Please direct all complaints to afool@dpartmentofeuhealth-safety-exec.eu – Thank you and have a nice day.

The Count's Tavern / Games Show
« on: March 06, 2016, 05:48:30 PM »
I thought people might find this interesting - report on the Hammerhead show yesterday.

A show where they just exhibit and participate in games - no sales stands, - apart from a bring and buy.

Lots of nice gaming tables



Age of Sigmar Discussion / Site Reorganisation Discussion Link
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:11:59 PM »
There is a Site Reorganisation Discussion going on in the Counts' Tavern

As this board is one of the busiest currently, and there are members who post here but may not visit other areas here is a link.
Pop in and see if you have something to add.


The Electors' Forum / Site Reorganisation Discussion Link
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:11:23 PM »
There is a Site Reorganisation Discussion going on in the Counts' Tavern

I know there are members who post here in the EF but may not visit other areas here is a link.
Pop in and see if you have something to add.


The Brush and Palette / Site Reorganisation Discussion Link
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:09:58 PM »
There is a Site Reorganisation Discussion going on in the Counts' Tavern

As this board is one of the busiest currently, and there are members who post here but may not visit other areas here is a link.
Pop in and see if you have something to add.


The Count's Tavern / Site Reorganisation Discussion
« on: February 12, 2016, 10:46:34 AM »

Edit: I've split this from one of the "Thought" threads.

We had a discussion last year about how we reacted to AoS and possibly re-organised the site.

A separate section was set up for AoS, rather hastily in my opinion in the end to try and stop the arguing, and there has been the occasional mention by staff since about reviewing the whole site.

I personally think there are things we can do to make the site better, improve the organisation, and see if we can recapture the traffic and atmosphere we had.

Open to comments, but be constructive - no long rants about GW or AoS.

What could be organised better?

What Board options would you like to see?

What are we covering badly, and what is being done well or ok?

If you have suggestions for Boards > Child Boards then name and show them in the breakdown you would like to see.
I made some suggestions further down - suggest other alternatives if you want.

The 2016 Bash will be held on:

Saturday May 14th, Sunday May 15th and Monday May 16th

The Monday is a Public Holiday in Belgium.

So Travelling Friday 13th and probably going home Tuesday May 17th

Usual Venue - HQ Club at St Niklaas, Belgium.

It seems we all agree the IBIS is the best hotel, but we have left booking too late in the last couple of years, so we plan to book a number of twin rooms BEFORE Christmas this time, for the full 4-night stay (Friday to Monday inclusive).
Those rooms will be allocated to people as they confirm they will definitely be coming. Once those rooms are filled it will be pot luck if there are still vacancies at the IBIS or we will look at last year's 'New Flanders' hotel as back-up.

Edit December 10th 2015
65 euro, single room, includes breakfast
78 euro, TWIN room, includes breakfast for two.

Booking 6 rooms now.

Edit: December 13th 2015
We have discussed a single payment for all evening meals:
Soth has suggested a figure of 60 euros for all 4 evening meals.
These 4 meals will probably be one restaurant, one spaghetti night, one BBQ night, and one pizza/toasted sandwich night at the club.

This will mean we can tell people get an exact cost for accommodation and breakfast and dinner for the whole Bash, with only drinks and lunch or snacks as extras.
Soth can balance the 4 evening meals to the money available, and stop subsidising them out of his own pocket do much. 
{Of course regulars know that you make sure you have big empty pockets so lunch can be prepared at breakfast.}

You may add posts below signing up, or asking questions.

This post will be edited with new info and the attendees list.


Definites  - the assumption is 4 nights in the hotel sharing Twin Room unless noted otherwise

WarhammerLord Soth                  (Belgium)              No Hotel
Midaski                                       (UK)                       
Mr PieChee                                  (UK)   
Fr1day                                        (UK)
rufus sparkfire                             (UK)
Finlay                                          (UK)
Valmir                                         (Germany)
StealthKnightSteg                         (Holland)
Ratman                                       (Holland)
Xathrodox86                                (Poland)
Henerius                                      (Holland)              Hotel 4 Nights    SINGLE
Philby                                          (Holland)               Hotel 3 Nights  SINGLE
Shavixmir                                    (Holland)               Hotel 3 Nights  (Fri Sat Sun)
Commandant                               (Belgium)                Hotel  3 Nights (Fri Sat Sun)
Novogord                                     (Belgium)              Hotel ONE Night  (First - that is the Friday )
Mrs Novogord                               (Belgium)              Hotel ONE Night  (First - that is the Friday )

Gobbo                                         (Holland)
Commander Bernhardt
Erwin                                          (Holland)

...........and of course there will be the usual post by Grutch musing about how this could finally be the year he actually attends ................  :engel:

The Brush and Palette / Primers and Undercoats
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:07:47 PM »
I've run out of my stock of GW Black spray and so went hunting for alternatives not at the GW price level.

However I found this thread below which I found very interesting and the comments from 'IainC' I have not heard before:

Whole thread:

The Citadel Chaos Black spray isn't a primer, it's a basecoat. You should always prime models with a primer as this will ensure the best possible surface to paint on. Not only will you have a nice uniform colour to start with, you'll also have a slightly rough and porous texture (called a 'key') which will help your paints stick better. Paint directly onto bare metal or plastic tends not to cover well as the oils from the moulding process or your fingers will form a barrier on the surface of the model which repels the paint and makes it go streaky.

I've highlighted the first sentence because later in the thread he goes on to say this, including the next bit I have highlighted:


It's a little confusing as some people use the terms interchangeably. They aren't always the same things however.

A primer primes the surface for painting. It should be the first step because it adheres well to bare metal or plastic and gives a finish that is slightly porous and has a little bit of texture to it. These properties mean that paint applied on top of it will cover better. The Skull White spray is a primer.

An undercoat is a coat of paint that provides a good colour to start painting from. For most people, this will be the primer they use as well but it's possible to prime with one colour and then undercoat with a different one afterwards - for example I prime my Grey Knight vehicles with the white primer and then undercoat them with Chainmail from my airbrush. Chaos Black spray is an undercoat.

A basecoat is often used to mean exactly the same thing as an undercoat. When it's used to mean something different, it means a base colour for a specific area of colour that you then shade or tint in some way. For example I undercoat my Grey Knights with Chainmail but then I use Scab Red as a basecoat for the weapon housings.

I did not realise the GW Black spray was different to the White spray?

It so happens I have a few cans of White left - so in theory I could use them and then use something as an undercoat/basecoat afterwards?


There was a thread in the CT a while back, as they have been working on this for some two years I understand, which I have upd ated, but I think this deserves the widest audience possible and the exhibition starts 23rd of this month and runs to January next year.


Agincourt diorama

I think I might go.

The Count's Tavern / Warpath
« on: September 21, 2015, 12:51:25 PM »
Apparently Mantic launched their Warpath Kickstarter today ............ and funded it in 6 minutes so I have been told.  :engel:

The Brush and Palette / Resin Figures - Flash
« on: August 09, 2015, 06:25:46 PM »
I have acquired some Forge World figures and maybe flash is a bit of an understatement as they have huge chunks of resin attached.
Some Manann's Blades for example are attached at the feet with two triangles which are then attached to a wedge that's nearly the same size as the model.

If they were metal I would happily snip with the clippers, but my limited previous experience makes me a bit wary. I have found the resin a bit more delicate and prone to snapping.

Anyone got any advice or tips.

The Count's Tavern / Perrys Latest Project
« on: August 07, 2015, 05:45:37 PM »
This looks like something I might go see ..................

Off the North Star Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WargamesIllustrated/photos/a.536099046484829.1073741839.478608872233847/874327739328623/?type=1

or the Royal Armouries page for more pics

Quite simply I have old pots with flip tops, old screw tops, newer black flip tops, and now the latest design with all sorts of different colour tops.

I am trying to tie up things like "What's Codex Grey called now?" and many more.

I assume someone has made a list somewhere but my 'Google-Fu' has failed so far.

Oh, and before we get the comments "What this - why is Midaski asking about paint - I didn't think he knew what paint was"

............ just beware, strange things are happening.
Only this weekend I went through a can of primer and then used 4 separate base colours ......................


The Brush and Palette / Clansman & Bretonnian Retainers Queries
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:59:54 PM »

First up - I have some figures with 'clansman' on the slotta - GW 1985
Anyone point me to a picture?

Secondly I'm probably being an idiot, but I have been trying to find pictures of the old Bretonnian Retainers - I think 3rd edition?
I've spent most of tonight going SoL catalogues and cannot find anything between Feudals/Normans and 1994 when Brets went independent.

The Brush and Palette / Storing Hobby Materials in low Temperatures
« on: October 28, 2014, 06:25:54 PM »
I unfortunately am faced with having to keep a fair amount of my hobby related stuff outside in a shed.
Now the UK is not going to suffer the snow and ice and freezing temperatures that some of you fellow members go through, but it will still go below feezing this winter in the UK.

I doubt it will affect my metal figures, but what about today's hard plastics - indeed what about old plastics - do they get brittle or detiorate in the very cold?

Then there's paints - both spray cans and acrylics and glues like PVA, plastic glue, and Superglues.

I've always had my hobby stuff safe and secure inside the house, so none of it has got that cold before. I have some room left indoors so it may be a case of selecting what is safe outside, and what should be kept at a decent temperature.

Any help, advice or experiences will be gratefully received?

Well Boss - you're too slow yet again ...............

The Mexicans even beat you to the Eurobash .........................

Meet my new friends Hosé and his son HoseB ...........................


The Count's Tavern / The Oscars ................... for Gamers
« on: April 23, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
Well, well, well

I have only two of the nominees ....................


The Count's Tavern / Eurobash 2014 Swaps & Discounted GW Sets
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:35:01 PM »
With the gathering due in a few weeks, I thought it might be an idea to see if anyone attending wants to do some swaps or has any bits required.

It's a good opportunity to do face to face trades and avoid postage.

I might be able to find some spares and I will take nice beer as currency  :engel:

The list of sale stock is on Page 3

The Count's Tavern / Salute 2014
« on: February 07, 2014, 07:38:47 PM »

The biggest show of the year:

Saturday April 12th   Venue:  Excel London.

This year’s D-Day themed show has over 150 traders and over 100 games awaiting the 5000+ very lucky people who attend the Excel Arena in April.
This is truly the biggest and most intense wargames show of the year.

Salute doors open at 10:00 on Saturday 12th April 2014.

Tickets cost £10 each but if you buy 10 then the 11th Ticket is free.
Ticket are £11 on the door

More info here:

Midaski will be making his usual pilgrimage, hurling abuse at JustNorth (yes he still lives) and looking for bargains and new stuff.

A whole 3 weeks before the Eurobash, so time to paint up new minis - Yeah right you can see that happening!

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