Friday, December 28, 2012

A Trip Down Ghoulio Lane

I was back in Canada for the holidays. Was able to have an AWESOME game day with BigWillie.  3 games in a single day.  Flames of War 3rd ed, Axis and Allies, and I showed them Force on Force for the first time.  Great stuff.  Hoping to see the pics soon.

But while I was tidying up the basement, I found a bunch of stuff from our old high school/college days playing Warhammer Fantasy Battle 3rd, and 4th editions.  I'm giving all my (my brother's actually, but he doesn't play anymore) undead to BigWillie since his buddy plays still.  But before we move on, I wanted to show some photos of this old stuff that was such a part of our early years...

First up, my brother's undead horde.  Some great figures, and not all of them either. There was a whole unit of mummies and wraiths I forgot to photo.  In my own collection, there were plenty of Skavan heroes, and other random stuff (old Dwarf Flame Cannon and Gyrocopter for starters).

The skeletons to start things off.  Constructed from an awesome skeleton box that had an entire army in it for not much money.

Wraiths and some Ghouls

Carrion Birds and Death riders..

Sweet Zombie Dragon.

Arkhan the Black I don't think he's in existance anymore.  Pity, a great model.

The Skull Chucker Catapaults

Next up my orcs that I wasn't able to bring down to California.  I'll be picking them up to sell at a later date..

Possibly my favorite scratch built model ever, a goblin mole machine.  Originally designed as a "digger" for Fantasy Rules! 2nd Ed.  I was looking for something to play other than WHFB, and found Fantasy Rules! Although we never really played the game, I built this guy as I had a left over 40k Gretchen doing nothing.  FR also got me into DBA once I had some ancients, so that started a whole historical thing.  You can also check out all my old orcs and goblins on this photo page (created so I could sell them on barter town more easily):

Some savage Orc Boar Boyz

I thought I was sooo funny back then.  The original savage orcs also had smiley faces on their shields etc. and one my Bretonnian Knights was painted as a dairy cow camo (no pics of him but I still own the  unit. 

I forget which Orc warlord this is, but the banners were my own..

A home made Snotling Pump Wagon.  Note that you can take the base of snotlings out of it and then use them as regular snotlings if you so choose.

Rock Lobber

Some random Fanatics and Goblin Wolf Riders.  My fanatics and savage orc boyz (which I sold earlier this year) were the only thing my poor army really had going for it!

I don't think they use these guys anymore, but they were magical beings to help your wizard cast spells

I also dug up my old Bloodbowl Team, which I brought with me back home in case people here want to play again (I sucked at this game).  They are known as the "Orcland Orl Blacks" and even have the black uniform and white stripes.  Some of my best Orc paintjobs, and my favorite minis.  The Kamikaze Lineman, and the Savage Orc Blocker with Face Tattoos being among the better ones.

And even some Bretonnian Ships for Man O War.  My old scratch built cork fleet that Ghoulio and BigWillie won't forget did not survive the years, and these days I'd use Spanish Main ships for micro fighting sail like this, but a fun game anyway.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holiday Festivities - WIP's

Howdy'all. It's been a while since I've posted anything - but I am here to remedy that with a gift of some WIP's so Ghoulio doesn't chase me down with his car. I've been super busy over the past months but when ever I got a chance I'd throw some paint on the DV models or work on my nurgle-chaos themed warband or randomly - demons. So I present my holiday offerings of the start of my Word Bearers via the DV box, some Plague zombies and old school(now at least) bloodletter allies.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

1st Game of Kiss Me Hardy

A bit late, but I had a great game of "Kiss Me Hardy" by Two Fat Lardies.
Its an age of fighting sail game.  Ours was 4 British ships, a 1st rater, 3rd rater, 5th rate and 6th rate (almost a frigate) took on 2 French 3rd Raters, a Spanish 120 gun monster 1st rater, and a smaller french ship.

The thing about this game was that the rigging was RIDICULOUS.  The guy James who put the game on put a huge amount of effort into his ships.  ALL the lines were there, so the ships were amazing to look at and play.  I don't even think I got a good close up shot of them.

Anyway, we also used some nice plastic "fired" tokens which look quite nice to show who's shooting who because its hard to tell at such a distance.

I had to leave early, but when I left, the Spanish monster had been distracted by my British 6th rater for quite a while, allowing my two larger ships to double team the other French ships.  Unfortunately we'd taken quite a bit of punishment so its was still in a balance.  I wanted to post the pictures anyway since it was such a good game, even though technically its not "fantasy" as Legio is generally (Covering Fire, our other blog is focused on FOW, so what is an historical gamer to do?!).

A really simple system using TFL's standard card driven turn sequence.  Makes me want to go out and buy some Langton ships!

Can't wait for XMas to arrive.  I'll be showing BigWillie and our parents Force on Force using his 40k figs. Should be a blast.

Good closeup of the lines here. Just beautiful.   My ships are on the bottom of the picture blasting the two upper French/Spanish ships.  Of course, they are shooting back..

The maneuver circles you can see are for different "Rated" ships, so the large one is for bigger ships, the smaller one for 6th raters and frigates.  This allows smaller ships to out-turn their larger opponents.  Reminds me rather of the old Car Wars "manoova doova" that my brother and I used to use.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Warmachine Vassal and Choir Leader Finished

A weekend of painting has the Vassal of Menoth and the Choir Leader finished.  This brings my painted force for the Protectorate up to a full 15 points.  They particular guys painted up nicely.

Next up is probably the Exemplar Errants.  Those guys were a complete pain to glue together, but I think they should paint up nicely. A little complicated but nice.

Anywhere here are the Vassal and the Choir Leader.  After I'm finished a few more I'll base 'em.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winter War is Upon us!!!

Over the weekend I attended a 20 person tournament at a local game store. The tournament was 1500pts and allowed Forgeworld (40k approved), Allies and Fortifications with no comp scores which meant no limitations. I know for many of you this might sound like a nightmare situation when going to a tourney because you will expect to see the most heinous, “Ard Boyz” type lists imaginable. I personally had a totally different take on it. In my opinion 6th ed is so new who is to say what is overpowered and what isn’t? What type of list is “offensive” and what isn’t? It’s just so early in the edition everyone is still learning how to play it so penalizing players for trying things out doesn’t see right to me. When I talked to the organizer and he said he just wanted to open the doors to everything and see how the chips fell as this was his first 6th ed tourney and I think that was the perfect way to go. You know the funny thing is? This tourney was one of the most balanced, evenly represented tournaments I had been too lol. There were no “Ard Boy” type lists at all which was great. Even though people had the option to bring any Forgeworld nasty to the table they didn’t. Good to see that putting faith in your gaming community pays off once and a while lol. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Warmachine Protectorate Choir and pKreoss Done

I finally finished painting both my Kreoss Warcaster, and the choir, both or which are basically required for me to be able to play even a 15 point game of Warmachine.

First off, the entire crew: