The Dawi-Zharr

Around their dark city the Chaos Dwarfs sunk mines into the earth, delving deep into the rock and filth in pursuit of the treasures that lie below.  They built engines down in the depths…

According to Stuff of Legends, the Chaos Dwarfs first appeared in 1986, but I only really knew them from the 1991 Red Catalogue and 1994 army.  All dirt and gloom, Rick Priestly’s introduction, above, contrasted to the maelstrom of red, yellow, and black paint – set against lush green battlefields – that filled the rest of the book and pages of White Dwarf.

Honestly, I was never a fan, and I don’t think I’m alone.  The Dawi-Zharr didn’t prove commercially viable and have fallen on hard times, although there’s a rumour that they’ll return in Warhammer:  Age of Sigmar:  Warcry.  But that has all changed for me, now.
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Final Doom (Goblins)

It seems like a long time since I last wrote a post for this blog.  I’ve been busy – starting a new job (which has brought me back to Jordan where, coincidentally, I wrote my last blog post).  I also spent the last few months spending more of my free time painting, so I’ve got enough new content to last until Christmas.  But before that, it’s back to February 2018, with eight Doom Goblins from Knightmare Miniatures that ready to paint.

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What is best in life?

I’m waiting in an airport departure lounge at 06:30 in the morning (but my body still thinks it’s a lot earlier), breathing conditioned air and listening to the clatter and rattle of shoes and trolleys, the hushed murmuring of my fellow passengers, and the occasional chime of an announcement.  Later I might buy a bland but overpriced sandwich, or a cup of coffee to wake me up properly.  My flight leaves in three hours and I won’t be home before midnight.  This is not what’s best in life, so today seems like a good day to post a recently painted barbarian.

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Realms of Chaos

I’ve been painting miniatures on-and-off (admittedly more off than on) since around 1991, and I have fond childhood memories of the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual and Fighting Fantasy books.  I collect, and play, retro video games – avoiding emulation wherever possible, and with a particular love of old RPGs.  But surprisingly, until a couple of years ago I’d never actually played D&D, and until last weekend I’d never played any edition of Warhammer.

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