A variant of the One-Hour Wargames rules, the D3 ECW rules use a combination of D3 (1,1,2,2,3,3) and D6 dice.
Terrain Thralls has a photo tutorial on making terrain that looks like ice floes. They’re cleverly made from foam core, and is intended for Privateer Press’ Warmachine game, but I think it would be spectacular in a variety of fantasy settings. I can also envision a neat Frankenstein vs The Monster scenario.
From YouTube, a fun video of a warhammer 40K game using stop motion. It’s not Harryhausen, but it’s fun.
I find varnishing figures stressful. Untold hours of painting labor can be ruined in seconds. Here is some advice on how to do it right.
Here’s a handy chart for converting between Vallejo and Games Workshop’s Citadel Color paints.