Archive for May, 2014

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Face Off 2014 Gallery

The past weekend, 24-25 May, saw the first Face Off Warhammer tournament, run by The Dwellers Below. It was held at The Ibis Hotel in Melbourne Victoria, Australia. There were over 70 players attending, with the winner being Sam Morgan using a Bretonnian army. Regular The Campaigner contributor, Owen Top, was there to capture the […]

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Not all paints are equal

Meg Maples has posted an interesting comparison of a small selection of current paint lines on her website Arcane Paintworks. Well worth a read for anyone even half-serious about their miniature painting. There is a slight bias towards P3 paints. This is understandable given that they support two brush blending techniques (the technique Meg uses […]

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WIP Magazine on the way

Another independent magazine for hobbyists is on its way. Called WIP Magazine, this publication is aimed squarely at miniature painters and modellers. From their Facebook page: W.I.P. will be useful for beginners as well as interesting for the most experienced… how many times have you embarked on a very uncertain journey when starting a piece? […]

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Battlefield Noir

The team at¬†Briefly Salmon, which includes regular illustrator for The Campaigner Craig Lee, have made it to the finals of the Battlefield Film Challenge with their animation, Battlefield Noir. It is set in the Battlefield world, but re-imagined as a noir detective monologue. Dark and brooding, it is punctuated by the¬†ridiculousness of online gamer actions. […]

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PAXAus 2014 panel submissions open

Today panel submissions for PAXAus 2014 officially opened. From the release: If you would like the opportunities to present at PAXAus, you can now apply for a panel opportunity. We welcome a wide range of content – from Q&A, discussions, game shows, presentations, screenings, demos, and more! If you have something to say about gaming, […]

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Tabletop games in the New York Times

The growth of tabletop games bought to life through crowdfunding sources like Kickstarter hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recently the New York Times ran an article on the growing popularity of tabletop games, using two games Cards Against Humanity and Robot Turtles as examples. For those of us entrenched in tabletop games, this is something we have […]

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Looking for Gamer Dad contributers

Almost since The Campaigner started the Gamer Dad feature has been a regular fixture. At the helm has been Paul O’Grady, who has informed and educated dads the world over with interesting tips and ideas. And so Paul is off for a well deserved rest, travelling with his family and seeing the world. The Campaigner […]

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Tristan Morris talks Proxy Army closure

A few days ago Proxy Army announced its shutdown. They had been primarily looking at introducing affordable and adaptable 3D printing technology into the tabletop and miniatures hobby. The Campaigner talked to Tristan Morris, President and founder of Proxy Army, about the companies closure and the reasons behind it.   What are the main factors […]