Archive for October, 2013

Played a game of Dystopian Wars this evening. A nice contrast to the slew of Warmahordes games recently. Just a small game clashing the Prussians against Empire of the Blazing Sun as an exercise in practising the rules.
It was great fun with highlights including an Emperor battleship giving an Air Fortress a brutal pounding and a Mechanical Squid wiping the crew of a cruiser out.
There is a talk of a large air/sea/land battle in the future so it could be time to prepare for war!

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Most of the infantry are now done so it is time to begin work on the three character models for this commission.

I have pretty much finished Chakax apart from some detail on his base. The Skink hero has a very dramatic pose so I’ve popped him on an extravagant base made with a Hirst Arts block, some cork and a bit of milliput work. There is also a Skink Priest to do which is the pick of the new Lizardmen range. More on him later.

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50pt Warmachine action with the Trolls facing off with Menoth. More specifically eFeora vs. Calandra and Bruce vs Judicator. I also tried out an Axer and a unit of Fennblades for a bit of a change.
The Menoth came out on top after the early exchanges. The Judicator was throwing out a world of fire based hurt and a shield walled unit of Flame Guard provided the perfect defence for a unit of Zealots who rained down bombs on the trolls.
Unfortunately for the Menites the Trolls spotted an easy win on the scenario, but not wanting to win by a half measure the Dire Troll Mauler spotted an assassination run. Feora had just a slither of her base exposed behind the imposing Judicator and the beast buffed with the Axer’s Rush animus and his own Rage animus steamed in to take her out.
A good win for the Trolls but lucky a lucky one! The Judicator was dangerous and Bruce was lacklustre in comparison. I quite enjoyed the Axer and Fennblades but they didn’t change the nature of the Troll’s strategy enough to get me excited. I’m considering swapping faction for a bit as I’ve used Trolls a lot recently. Current favourite is the Circle Orboros ……Watch this space!

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Good progress with the commission this week. Looking forward to finishing this off now.

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Same fixture as last week and a chance for Cygnar to take revenge. This time Grim led the Trolls and Seige headed up the Cygnar.
In the early exchanges the Trolls did well with the wildly scattering War Wagon gun putting some pain on a unit of Gun Mages. Siege’s fox-hole spell was a real headache giving him and his Precursor Knight bodyguard a haven in the middle of the battlefield.
Mid-game the Pygs came into their own taking out some Knights and a Warjack and it looked like curtains for the Cygnar. Unfortunately a couple of horribly thrown bombs and a failed frenzy test saw the troll’s plan disintegrate and let Siege back into the game.
A war of attrition developed which eventually saw a desperate Grim (without his battlegroup) casting a spell to take the game. Two big rolls followed and the Troll just managed to take Siege down. Phew ! A great game with a very close ending. Siege is a tricky caster to deal with and I think I will certainly avoid taking blast weapons if I play him again.

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Progress has been slower than expected on the Lizardmen but I am getting there. A couple more Temple Guard and the first Saurus nearly finished. I’ve set myself the goal of finishing the whole lot by the end of the month.

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Gunnbjorn comes good.

Posted: October 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Game of Warmahordes with the Trolls tonight. My opponent hadn’t played much in recent times so I took Gunnbjorn out for a more gentle game.
Unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way. Gunnbjorn’s bomber punched a hole through the Cygnar knights with his first bomb exposing pHaley. His second bomb was well placed and it was curtains for the lady in blue.
Short but sweet 🙂

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