Friday, February 13, 2015

Warhammer: Warclouds Random Snapshots and Comments

Hey Folks, 

I'd planned to write this earlier but you know. Life and stuff. 

Warclouds was the 7th and 8th of Feburary and it was a 2800pt team based tourney. I entered my Ogre Mercenaries (posted earlier and finished the day before lol) while my little bro Nathan bought his Wood Elves 
Our team name was Beautey and the Beast. Nate's army looked boss, he has put a lot of effort into it and it came up really well. 

Instead of posting a game by game blow here are some random Action Shots :) 
First game we faced a horde of Skaven and Night Goblins and were outnumbered like 5 to my Ogres smash into about 160 Skaven Slaves. A timely spell cast by Nates Treeman Ancient killed the Skaven General and BSB which allowed my Ogres to smash through the slaves and crush the flank. Minor win to us! 
Nates Treeman Ancient, Chunk the Giant and his Hero on Great Eagle combine to destroy the Skaven Abomination...after the Skaven had killed off most of my Ogres. We slot this one sadley. 
Here the Maneaters have ripped apart a huge unit of 12 ogres and characters and pretty much single handedly won us the game. The Maneaters kicked butt when they weren't wiped out by magic and tended to smash pretty much anyone and anything they came up against. I loved them! 
Our last game - the Skaven (there were three Skaven armies and we fought all of them) and Nurgle Chaos have refused our flank so my Ogres are storming forward. This one ended in a very tactical draw. 

After the dust had settled we ended up placing Fourth - the same as last year! Nate and I really enjoy this weekend and would like to thank all our opponents as well as Basil for hosting. 

Also I was pretty surprised to pick up Best Painted! Which was awesome :) 


Friday, February 6, 2015

Warhammer: Ogre Mercenaries for Warclouds

Hey Folks, 

So Warclouds is tomorrow and about a month ago I decided to take an Ogre army to fight along side my little bros Wood Elves. A quick order to Mighty Ape and a bunch of Mantic Ogres were on their way...

I quite like the Mantic models as they are not fat slobs like the GW models but hard bitten mercs. So I decided to them as erm hard bitten mercs :) 

All up assembly, conversions, basing, base painting, dipping and re painting with highlights and detail work took about three weeks. Including a marathon 10 hour session today. 

Wish me luck for tomorrow! 


Monday, February 2, 2015

Infinity N3: ALEPH Training Sim

Hey Folks,

Long time no blog (3 months in fact!) due to life and reasons and stuff :) 

Last weekend Ben came around with his new ALEPH force. I'd been thinking about some terrain concepts so set up a table with very simple base shapes (Tupperware buildings, large polystyrene hex bases I'd made, hexagonal gift boxes (an idea I stole from Jamie that day no less)) and not a few wooden building blocks. 

As a table this looked crap of course visually but the shapes, fire lines and overall aesthetic was pretty cool. In my mind it looked awesome anyway! Also both Ben an I had a little to paint (read: a lot) so I played around with some Apps and to steal another idea from Jamie (imitation, flattery etc) did this;
Cartoon photo app and a comic strip created app. And yes Jamie that's a Tacitcal Armoured Gear you can't really see...the arms race is on! 

Mission was armoury, I went real subtle and bought a heavy infantry link team AND the Iguana. Which was a bit silly but fun!
I let Ben go first and they AI troops bounded forward and got first dibs on the armoury. However my counter assault got going with Mr Sad (my Intruder Sniper) dropping an HMG Dakini but also driving off the Asura who was on suppression fire. Forced four saves and Ben passed three...which was to become a theme lol.
In the end the Igauna got popped by a lucky shot with the Asuras multi rifle (and then we got ejection wrong). The Mobile Brigada link team got to the objective and held it for a turn until being gradually aro'ed and isolated. Highlights were the Brigada shrugging off three mines (next time Bens bringing monofilament...) and the Deva hacker dodging or saving multiple shotgun and light flame thrower blasts. On the flanks an aerial infiltrating Garuda got Mr Sad and the Dasyu was unopposed. 

Ben got his Secret Objectives while I couldn't so 5-2 to Ben! 

Great game and looking forward to the next one. 

In case your wondering here is the table in all its no cartoon glory ;) 
Also ad the Lunokhod and his Kola friends. I love the iguana model!
Bens Aleph - his painted Dakini is Boss