The Hobby Corner 

So Jimmi has very kindly invited me to do a few posts on things related to this amazing hobby. First an introduction of sorts, my name is John, but I tend to go by the name Randalthor on most hobby sites after falling in love with the world Robert Jordan created in his Wheel of Time series.

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Merry Christmas! I’m Selling my Star Wars X-Wing stuff

Hi Everyone,

‘Tis the season to buy my stuff 🙂 so I’m putting some of my models up on eBay, to begin with, my entire Star Wars X-wing Imperial collection. If anyone wants to make me an offer, please drop me an email at Alternatively you can wait until this goes up on eBay in a day or two, I’ll post a link when that happens.

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My Introduction to Firestorm Planetfall

Hi All,

It’s finally happened. I’ve been bullied and cajoled into taking up Spartan Games’ Firestorm Planetfall. This isn’t technically my first array in to this system, Chris “Small Coffee” Blackburn lent me a core helix of Directorate (which I then duly painted up for him) in the hopes that it would spark off a new love, and unfortunately it didn’t work at the time.

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About Me

Hi I’m Jimmi!

I’ve started this blog as a way of showcasing my various hobby projects, including scratch building, modelling, painting, rules designing, tutorials, and general gushing over new cool things.

I’ve been in the hobby for about 6 years now, starting with WH:40K and quickly moving on to other things as the years progressed. I’m currently enjoying Frostgrave, Dreadball, Planetfall, and Warzone Resurrection to name a few. Generally speaking I like games that have a strong narrative and are not too geared towards tournament style play. Characterful models are also a big thing for me, which is why I still like GW models despite the fact that GW make them!

I’m a total perfectionist, and will often spend absolutely ages on one mini trying to get it as good as I can do (which unfortunately is still not as good as I’d like it to be!!), this has had the positive side effect on me that I have absorbed loads of handy tips and information over the years about the hobby. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some of that with you!

Always end on a joke I say, How many tickles does it take to make a squid laugh?



Jimmi Waz 'Ere

Obligatory ‘About Me’ post


I’m Jimmi, and this my friend, is a war gamers blog!

I’ve started this blog as a way of tracking my various hobby projects. It’ll include things like picture and video logs for things I’m making and painting, also things like house rules and campaign progress reports. Finally, I’m hoping that I might get enough of a readership to be able to share my ideas on a couple of games I’m currently making (rules wise).

About me? I’m 30 at the time of writing. This will probably change as the years roll on. I live in Sheffield with my girlfriend (‘Mole’), my cat (Megatron), and two Guinea Pigs (Newt & Xena-Morph). The naming conventions there should be indicative of my mental age.

I’m into war gaming (obviously), I particularly enjoy being creative over things like house rules and really getting to grips with the inner workings of a game. I also am a big fan of playing games too – for the record I consider myself more of a balance-appreciating narrative gamer than a tournament or WAAC gamer. Over the years the main games I’ve been playing are 40k (not so much now though), Dreadball, Warzone Resurrection, Planetfall, God Slayer and a couple of others.

I also like PC games, though I tend to get bored of them quite quickly. The exception here is Medieval II Total War, which is a game I still whittle away days playing, despite it being nearly a decade old now. I think it’s the cool RPG element of it that I really like. Narrative 🙂

On a non gamey front, I’m also quite interested in politics and society. I blog over at The Broken Cage where I typically lay into the government for everything I can. Bastards.

Professionally, I work for an airline. In marketing. Database marketing.

I also like very dry humour. And sarcasm. Watch out for that, you’ll probably be reading a fair amount of that.

I ride a motorcycle – I own a 2008 Triumph Bonneville T100 which I’ve been riding since about 2012. Here’s a token picture of my bike at Stormin’ The Castle biker festival a few years back.

My Bike

We’ll leave it at that shall we? I imagine that the first bunch of you guys will already know me anyway, and others can play catch up and piece together pictures of me based on my posts 🙂