Sunday, 26 March 2023

Monster March - Part 4



Welcome to the part 4 of the Monster March 7 painting challenge! We have only one week left and this is the moment where many participants enter the final stages of their projects. More and more of them reach the finish line already. Some even continue with additional projects, taking a full advantage of the momentum they have built until now. 

Some others can already see the end of the project, with a lot of time and effort put into them. The progress made is awesome and it helps to keep up the pace. 

However, regardless of where you are in your respective project, keep up fantastic work! What is more, you can still join the challenge, if only to begin something you haven't started yet or pick up the old project that needs some finishing touches!

Let's see what are the specific updates for each participant in the last week.

Sunday, 19 March 2023

Monster March 7 - Part 3



Welcome to the 3rd part of the Monster March 7 challenge. We passed the half way through already but there is still significant amount of time left to complete your project. Or to begin a new one for some! 

Please, remember that you can still join at any stage! In the meantime, check out last week updates to keep motivated and inspired!

Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Monster March - Part 2




Welcome to the second update on Monster March challenge! Last week the majority of participants were busy painting their models with base colours. However, some of them already completed their initial projects and are moving fast to the next ones! 

We also had a few more participants joining in! Please, remember that you can join at any time!

Let's see what did they all achieve last week!

Sunday, 5 March 2023

Monster March 7 - Part 1



Many thanks to all who responded to my first post and pledged some project to the Monster March 7 challenge! It is great to see that you are happy to join this year. I must say that the participants always choose very interesting models to paint. It is no different this time!

Let's go through the list of the participants and see what kind of models each one of them pledged.

Friday, 24 February 2023

Monster march 7 - Introduction



It is my pleasure to invite you to the seventh season of the Monster March painting challenge! As in all previous years, the goal is to pick a modelling and painting project to be completed over the course of a month of March. While the main theme is to focus on anything that is BIG, it is really about using the opportunity to model and paint whatever you may wish to do at this time. Previous years proved that it can be very motivating to participate in such challenge, as mutual support of other hobbyists kept everyone going. I highly recommend you check the outcomes of the projects submitted in the previous years. Here are the links:

Monster March 1 - 2017

Monster March 2 - 2018

Monster March 3 - 2019

Monster March 4 - 2020

Monster March 5 - 2021

Monster March 6 - 2022

If you would like to join (and I hope you do!), then please, continue reading to learn about the details. 

Sunday, 23 October 2022

Game 163 - Twilight Kin - 2022/10/23



It's been a while since my last battle report. Once again, real life had quite a lot of "distractions" in store for me in the last half a year. As a result, I had very little spare time for hobby in general. 

I am thus grateful that Duncan reached out to me and suggested a game by email. It helped me to rekindle the interest in Kings of War and to try an carve out some time for the hobby, no matter what. I also want to take this opportunity and thank Duncan for his great patience, especially in the period prior to commencing the battle. 

I have never had an opportunity to play against Duncan before. I met him virtually in March when he attended Monster March together with his daughter and submitted some really cool models! So it was great to have the opportunity to play the game together as well. What is more, he also decided to field his Twilight Kin. The army I have played before only once. Considering it is currently being heavily reworked before its new incarnation is going to be published, I thought it is going to be an interesting battle.

Twilight Kin has any interesting units to choose from and I did not know what to expect. Here is what Duncan decided to bring this time. Both armies were at 2000 points:

Twilight Kin - Army List

Blade Dancer Neophytes Horde (N), Infantry, Fire-Oil - 205
Cronebound Butchers* Horde (B1), Large Infantry - 200
Cronebound Butchers* Horde (B2), Large Infantry - 200

Twilight Gladestalkers Regiment (G3), Infantry, Dragonshard Shield - 195
Cronebound Abyssal Horsemen Regiment (H1), Cavalry, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding - 255
Cronebound Abyssal Horsemen Regiment (H2), Cavalry, Potion of Caterpillar - 255

Cronebound Gargoyles* Troop (G1), Heavy Infantry - 85
Cronebound Gargoyles* Troop (G1), Heavy Infantry - 85

Cronebound Mind-screech (M), Monster - 150

Summoner Crone (SC), Hero (Infantry), Drain Life (6), Scorched Earth (2) - 115
Army Standard Bearer (A), Hero (Infantry), Lute of Insatiable Darkness - 85
La'theal Bleakheart[1] (LB), Hero (Infantry), Drain Life (7), Fireball (10) - 165

The army has 12 units, 9 scoring and total unit strength of 22.

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Game 162 - Forces of Nature - 2022/04/23



Welcome to my most recent battle report! It took me some time to organize a game (again!) but fortunately, I was able to do so. It was played on a freshly updated Universal Battle 2 platform. This time I had a great pleasure to play against Ed and his Forces of Nature army.

It's been a while since our last game so I was really happy to catch up and play again. Ed has been running variations of the Forces of Nature army for some time, including the formation. However, this time he did not use this particular option. The army list offers nice variety and provides a lot of options to choose from. 

Here is the army Ed chose for our game:

Centaurs & Elementals - Army List

Earth Elementals Horde (EE1), Large Infantry - 220
Fire Elementals Horde (FE), Large Infantry - 220

Earth Elementals Regiment (EE2), Large Infantry - 130
Centaur Bray Striders Regiment (CBS), Cavalry, Frenzied Otter - 165
Centaur Bray Striders Regiment (CBS), Cavalry, Frenzied Otter - 165

Hunters of the Wild Troop (HotW), Large Infantry - 90
Hunters of the Wild Troop (HotW), Large Infantry - 90

Beast of Nature (BoN), Monster, Wings, 7 Attacks - 205
Greater Fire Elemental (GFE), Monster - 175
Greater Air Elemental (GAE), Monster - 180

Druid (D), Hero (Infantry), Conjurer's Staff, Bane Chant(2), Surge (4), Heal (2) - 105
Gladewalker Druid (GW), Hero (Infantry), Tome of Darkness, Ring of Harmony [1], Heal (4) - 135
Unicorn (U), Hero (Cavalry), Lightning Bolt (5) - 120