Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Busy-ness!

Happy Holidays to everyone!
Each of us at Santa Cruz Warhammer wish you a wonderful holiday season!

We’ve all been rather busy lately with life and hobbying. Here’s some of what SC Mike has been busy with - A Winter WWII-Themed Cadian Army! Wow! Amazing stuff Mike. Keep up the amazing work!!!

“I finished the fourth and final uniform painting scheme for my new guard army, based on the German army during the failed Russian campaign. This one has the reversible camo uni, showing the standard army camo pattern all the way. I also modified the helmet color, less green, more blue mixed in. Group shot are the Four I am going use.” ~ SC Mike

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nurgle's Rot Tutorial

Things have been a little slow hobby-wise for me recently. I've been playing in our local Blood Bowl 7's league but haven't done any painting or modeling in nearly 2 weeks!

SC Mike however, keeps pumping out amazing things! Take a look at his Nurgle Land Raider...

If you're wondering how to achieve this cool "rotting" effect, check out SC John's tutorial here: Nurgle's Rot Tutorial

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sprucing up your gaming!

Recently we started a new season of Blood Bowl 7's. Pezman has been running the league for us for 4 straight years now. Not only does he run the league, but he provides a weekly run down of stats (best thrower, most td's, most kills) and league standings.

I do my part to enrich the league experience by writing a bi-weekly newsletter for my team. But mine goes a bit deeper. My newsletter is produced like a school newsletter since my 7's team is supposed to be from the University of Greifswald - the Demi-Gryphs! Greifswald is my own made up Empire town in the mountains south of Nuln. (Yes, I know Greifswald is a real town in Germany!😊)

I include images, a student news sections, a classified ads section and more. Here is the latest issue:

Little touches like these go a long way to improving the overall gaming experience for everyone

Many of my league-mates can't wait for the next issue or even do back-stories, team bio's and newsletters of their own. It makes for a richer atmosphere and leads to intense, friendly rivalries!

I did a similar type of thing when I ran a large map-based Warhammer Fantasy campaign during the End Times. I had a weekly newsletter and each issue featured one of the campaign generals and their exploits! Here's a pic of the first page from Week 11 of the campaign - 
I hope I've inspired you! Keep up the good work!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Upcoming Blood Bowl 7's League

A bunch of us Santa Cruz folk are getting our teams ready for a new season of Blood Bowl 7's League. This is our 4th (I think) year of 7's run and organized by the world famous Pez!
We have a dedicated SCBB7's Facebook page where we talk smack and show off our painted goodies.

Here's what I've done so Catcher and Thrower for my team the Griefswald Demi-Gryphs!

Here are some other images from league-mates...

Jason's Ork WIP

Joseph's Troll WIP

Evil Space Elves' Ork Team WIP

 Josh's Norse Team WIP

and Chris' stunning human team - The Reiksport Pirates

There are other players too but I don't have pictures for them yet. This should be another exciting league and I can't wait for it to start! I'll post league updates occasionally...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017


It seems we've all been quite busy lately. SC Mike has been painting and converting up an incredible Nurgle warband. He's already challenged me to a match soon too! I can't wait!
Here's some of his stuff:
The latest corrupted brother
The warband grows!
 More Poxwalkers

I've been working on my Primaris forces, albeit slowly.
I've got a squad of Hellblasters and a squad of Intercessors assembled, primed and ready to paint. Here's a pic:

Primaris Intercessors ready for paint
Our friend Pezman is preparing to run a Blood bowl 7's league in a couple of weeks so I've also been getting my team assembled and modifying my pitch - more on that later.

SC John has also been corrupted by Nurgle and is working on his new Nurgle army as well. Here's a peek of what he's been up to:

Poxwalkers & friends

Plague Marines & more!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

I hope you've been getting in tons of gaming, modelling and painting!

With all the excitement over the new Warhammer 40K, I thought I'd share a little of what I've been up to...
Besides painting Primaris Reivers and playing in the Konor Campaign at our local FLGS, I've also been busy updating my website that I created for my Space Marine Chapter - The Archangels.
I've had a website dedicated to them in all of their incarnations since about 2001. You can check it out here if you're interested!
The story for my space marine chapter has been completely overhauled for the new 8th edition of the game and introduces Primaris Marines into my chapter. I've also been going back to Bolter and Chainsword and updating all of my chapter info on my old entries there as well.

This new version of 40K makes the game very enjoyable and much quicker to play. It has reinvigorated many who have been burnt out on playing to come back and check it out.
SC John and SC Mike have even been working on new projects as well. Here's something SC Mike is working on at the moment - Amazing Mike! Keep up the great work!!!
I know this page doesn't get updated much, but we've all been quite active on SC Warhammer and The Barter Bucket over on Facebook. Please check out our pages there!

If you love writing online fluff for your wargaming hobbies, please feel free to share the links!

~SC Glenn