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K9 Review – War of Ashes: Shieldbash!

K9 Monkey 8 Minute Read September 6

  War of Ashes: Shieldbash is a skirmish game from ZombieSmith. I was able to play a demo of the skirmish game at CelestiCon and found the game play very enjoyable, and the miniatures absolutely adorable (not often you can say that about a miniatures game). The Labor Day weekend seemed to be filled with […]

Parenting 101 – Getting Kids into Miniatures Games

K9 Monkey 4 Minute Read August 30

As mature adults, pushing tiny armies around a board of terrain we made, it is our duty to make sure we are raising responsible children who carry on the gaming community.  Here’s how! With the increase in video games and online gaming, I have taken on the challenge of how to raise a table top […]

K9 Travel – Game Shops of the US NorthWest

K9 Monkey 4 Minute Read August 23

From time to time I find myself traveling with family or for work.  One of the things I love to do is find the local game stores and explore what they have to offer or sneak in a game or two. Recently, we made the drive from San Francisco, CA up to Blaine, WA.  It […]

Open Thread – What if GW Goes Away?


At least once a day a post goes up about the “evil entity” Games Workshop.  So the question I pose, “What if GW packed it up and quit the business?”  What then? Games Workshop has been in some level of gaming since 1975.  They started out with wooden gaming boards, then moved to RPG miniatures […]

K9 Hobby Review – Dark Sword Miniatures DVD

K9 Monkey 5 Minute Read August 2

Recently, I picked up the latest in the Dark Sword DVD sets. This set is led by the multi-award winning painter Jessica Rich. A little background I have been painting on and off for over eight years. I consider myself an above average tabletop quality painter. I am working to reach a show model quality. […]

WHERE DO I START? – A Beginners Guide Part 5

K9 Monkey 3 Minute Read July 26

K9Monkey back with part 5 of joining the tabletop gaming world.  Today we tackle ‘When to look at another game’. Here is where we are in the article timeline (links to previous articles): 1.  How to get into the hobby. 2.  How to pick a game.3.  How to pick an army.4.  How to keep it fun and […]

WHERE DO I START? – A Beginners Guide to Wargaming Part 4

K9 Monkey 5 Minute Read July 12

K9Monkey back with part 4 of the series on joining the tabletop gaming world.  Today we will look at ‘How to Keep it Fun and Fresh’. Here is where we are in the article timeline (links to previous articles): 1.  How to get into the hobby. 2.  How to pick a game.3.  How to pick an […]

WHERE DO I START? – A Beginners Guide Part 2

K9 Monkey 4 Minute Read June 28

K9Monkey back with part two, of my six part series on how to get started with tabletop gaming.  How to pick a game. 1.  How to get into the hobby. 2.  How to pick a game.3.  How to pick an army.4.  How to keep it fun and fresh.5.  When to look at another game.6.  Other […]

WHERE DO I START? – A Beginners Guide to Tabletop Gaming

K9 Monkey 3 Minute Read June 22

K9Monkey here, I am putting out this series of articles to help you learn from my mistakes, and help you successfully join the millions of tabletop gamers out there. Over the next several articles I will cover: 1.  How to get into the hobby. 2.  How to pick a game.3.  How to pick an army.4. […]

K9 Hobby Training – Painting Rust and Patina

K9 Monkey 4 Minute Read June 18

K9Monkey bringing you some quick puppy training on an easy way to get rust and patina effects on your minis. I am going to show you how to use these products I picked up a while ago, and have used with outstanding success on my minis.  These products allow you to easily add rust effects […]


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