Monday, 18 August 2014


After reading a number of excellent Oldhammer blogs for months I've finally taken the plunge and started one myself. So what will I post about? Well where I can I'll post about games I have played that fit within what I see as Oldhammer - and that is games that involve minis that aren't overly serious. Most will be Games Workshop games from the '80s and early '90s before the company became (from my point of view at least) focused on younger players for commercial reasons. I'll also post pics of minis I've painted. Anyway without further ado...

My mini collection (many painted, some just cleaned and undercoated)

Over time I'll post some decent photos of the painted minis as I game with them.

Most of my games collection. 

First cab off the rank is my favourite GW game - Dungeonquest. I bought this with the Heroes for Dungeonquest expansion some time back on eBay. The minis are pretty cool - these I painted according to the colour schemes in the game.

I just finished playing a game with my son who is nearly 6. We limited our choice of heroes to those without special rules - he chose Ironhand the Almighty whilst I chose Sir Rolland. I won't give a blow by blow post of the game but I did take a couple of photos of interesting moments during the game:

Both of us got to the treasure room (the dragon is GWs Green Dragon painted up to suit the theme)

Sir Rolland is killed by the snotlings - anyone who has played the game with the catacombs expansion will know how deadly they can be 

 Ironhand escapes Dragonfire castle

Ironhands route from the top corner to the bottom (closest) corner

Ironhand the Almighty's (my son Zac) victory grin! Total haul - 7100 gold crowns! I couldn't believe it to be honest considering how difficult dungeonquest is to win. And I didn't cheat for him either! 


  1. Excellent, welcome aboard the ride of the blogger! Hope you have a lot of fun, and hopefully soon you guys down under can have a cool get together! Stuff looks great, and our shelves have a lot of similarities! Great smile on the little guy - which its all about - and of course, sure it was on yours as well!Keep posting and having fun! - Blake from Oldhammer In The New World

    1. A BOYL Aussie style would be fantastic. Would give me a reason to paint up the 5 WFB armies that I have (2 nearly done at least).

  2. Considering DQs reputation I didn't expect to see an image of a winner at all :)

    Good luck with the blogging.

    1. DQ can be pretty nasty - I don't ever recall getting such a result myself and I would have played it over 30 times since I bought it.

  3. With a miniature/games horde like that, and a homegrown opponent (I do the same with my two boys, 4 and 6), I hope we can expect lots more from you!

    1. I'm actually painting up the hero quest minis for him so we can play that in the next month. Battlemasters is on the agenda too but it will take some time to paint all the minis for that...