As a youngster, trying to collect a decent army to play 40k with nothing more than a paper route was nigh-on impossible. So I hit upon a cunning plan…
What scale of miniatures are the cheapest, and most ubiquitous? Dear old Airfix and Matchbox 1/72, of course. All of a sudden an impressive Imperial Guard force could be raised with an investment of less than £30, AND an 8″x 4″ games table could be replaced with something roughly the size of my mum’s dining table.
A few pics to whet your appetite:
WIP Khorne Chaos Cultist
Of course, CheapHammer isn’t just about downsizing scale. There are many fantastic modellers and resources out there to help the wargamer on a budget, and I’m pleased to be able to present a few for your perusal:
Luke’s Affordable Painting Service: Coming at you from the heart of Yorkshire, this YouTube channel is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration
Wyloch’s Crafting Videos: If Leonardo Da Vinci worked with hot glue and insulation foam, he’d be this guy. DIY minis, fantastic terrain ideas and more!
The Terrain Tutor: The ever-affable Mel, who can build seemingly anything from insulation foam and foamboard
Games Workshop: Yep, you read that right – that’s a link to the FREE core rules for 40k 8th Edition!
Check out this post on how we built and painted our ruined buildings:
And a whole new board:
This page will keep evolving as we delve deeper and deeper into the hobby – the beauty of it is, there’s always something new to learn!