Friday, October 19, 2018

Teclis : Wisdom of The Light

Teclis, brother of Tyrion, High Loremaster of Hoeth, descendent of Aenarion, Warden of The White Tower, and recently God of Light.  Teclis has been a divisive character over his long history, but without question, he is one of the most important beings who shaped many major events in The World That Was.  There is no doubt as we venture more into Hysh we will see Teclis playing a major part in The Mortal Realms as well.  His story is always closely connected to his brother Tyrion and even during The End Times when Teclis followed his own Agenda and had to oppose his kin but his loyalty and love remained.  Teclis always played the long game that most could not or choose not to see and this more than anything else would make others see him as distant and cold.  This would make Teclis a lonely figure as we examine his past and who he was in The World That Was.  He was burdened with destiny and gifted with hope and without Teclis the lore we all love would never have happened.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Hobby Table : 10-17-18

UPDATE:  I had a few generous people reach out to me and offer to be guest writers for the days I am away so you can now expect regular posts while I am away on the usual Mon, Wed, Fri schedule.  Big thanks to Matt and Paul for helping me out!

Hey Everyone!  Before I dive into what has been on my Hobby Table for the past week I want to make a small announcement.  As you are already aware I will be vacationing to England with my wife next week for some sightseeing, some Warhammer, and seeing some great friends.  Due to the trip, I will be taking a short break from my regular blogging schedule.  My last post before I leave will me my Community All-Gates on 10/22 and you won't see another blog post until I return with a  Hobby Table on 10/31.  Taking a break has been a tough decision as I have been very consistent and didn't want to break the streak.  Looking back I don't believe I missed a post or took a few days off for about two years or so and I am very proud of that fact.  However, I want to focus on the trip, take lots of pictures, and enjoy my time as opposed to making sure I get another post out.  I don't want to leave you all hanging while I am away so this Friday you can expect another Character History post where I dive deep into Teclis, who he was, who he is, and his efforts to save everything time and time again.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Community All-gates : 10-15-18

Hey Everyone!  Welcome to the "Community All-gates", the weekly feature on The Realm Gate Blog where every Monday I plan to highlight something or someone from around the Age of Sigmar and Miniature Painting Community.  It might be an Event, a YouTube Channel, Blog, Army List, Model, Hobby Project, or anything else that catches my eye.  This past weekend we saw the Michigan GT, Armies on Parade, as well as the anticipated Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament Finals at Warhammer World.  Be sure to check out the post from Dan over at AoS Shorts to see the results of the GT Finals.  Today, however, I want to point you toward one of the best Twitter threads going on right now.  Neo Steve Foote is participating in Inktober, but with the idea of creating his dream Wargaming tables and they are great to look at and get inspired from so be sure to follow the thread and check every day for his latest table idea.

Friday, October 12, 2018

What is Your Favorite Narrative Twist?

Everyone loves a good story and the Warhammer Universe contains some of the best one could find.  As we collect, build, and paint out models we are also getting invested in the lore.  Once you find a faction that you connect with it is very easy to begin diving deeper and deeper into that factions history, stories, and heroes to help you build your armies narrative.  Warhammer Fantasy Battles had decades of lore built up through the years and Age of Sigmar has been going from strength to strength with each new releases and novel.   As more and more lore is released it is inevitable that some twists to the story will happen.  Some are small and add a different bit of flavor and other twists can you know to its very core.  Today I want to talk about my favorite plot twist that hit me so hard it has shaped my views of armies into The Age of Sigmar and changed everything I knew about my original Warhammer love, The Asur 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Hobby Table : 10-10-18

Hey Everyone!  Despite the fact that my local area has continued to be in the 80°F/26°C we are finally into Autumn and as such, I decided to have a bit of fun with my favorite art piece from the Daughters of Khaine Battletome.  Normally this time of year is the best time to prep your hobby for the coming winter months with building and priming (if you use a rattle can) but I am hoping November will be more agreeable.  If you live in the Northeast U.S. like me I hope your weather finally begins to cool and the humidity levels finally begin to drop.