The Savage Hammer Team
Meet Wayne From Savage Hammer
Meet Zack From Savage Hammer
My Warhammer journey started back when I was about 14, my school had started a lunchtime Warhammer club. The Lord of the Rings movies were a big thing and most kids were playing MESBG. Tucked away in the far corner though was something I hadn’t seen before, huge heroic Space Marines fighting hordes of grotesque daemons. This started me off in to 40K, this was when I began collecting Necrons (RIP my 4000pts of Necrons I sold for £100) the entire army I painted in a day, black undercoat, silver dry brush, done.
My friends and I would play most weekends building bigger armies and branching into Warhammer Fantasy with Dark
Elves, I can still smell the enamel paints and old school GW inks. As we got older we all moved away from Warhammer and moved onto other hobby’s, I wouldn’t think about Warhammer for over a decade. Into my late twenties I picked up some Tau and Tyranid models to play there released kill team game and took my first steps back into painting, cheap brushes, thick paint and wonky highlights. Like many people, I really got back into Warhammer during the pandemic. So armed with paints from various older projects and a Beastclaw Raiders Start Collecting box I got painting, it’s worth mentioning at this point Ito hate painting. So using the free time of lockdown I set about trying my hardest to base and paint the best model I could, below is what I achieved and I was pretty pleased with it.
I started with Age of Sigmar and quickly graduated to 40K. At this point I made my allegiance with the 14th Legion, Death Guard. When I started, I would dread sitting down to paint but now it’s my favourite aspect of the hobby and you’ll usually find me painting. I’m constantly trying to develop my skills or learn new technique and I love helping newer painters understand everything I wish I’d know at the start. I knew Wayne through work and one day we talked about how work was rubbish and how awesome it would be to start running Warhammer tournaments. With Wayne’s never ending ideas (and me doing what I could to support him) Savage Hammer quickly grew from an idea into what it is today. We’re committed to hosting the best tournaments possible and we’re always looking for ways to improve, with any luck we will become one of the big events on the gaming calendar. It all begins with an idea.