Sunday, 21 August 2016

Hobby Update - 2016/08/21

Greetings!

Wargaming for me is not only about battles and following battle reports. It is also about painting miniatures and modelling too. Unfortunately, I have not given that part of the hobby enough attention on this blog (and in general). 

I tried to change that a few times but it seems like a not steady or constant focus but the period of times when I get something done followed by long periods of doing nothing. However, one of the things blogs are for is keeping that motivation at a level that allows you to get things done. I was in particular impressed by this series of articles:


It would be absolutely fantastic to do something similar. An update once a week covering what I have done during the last seven days hobby-wise. I hope I will be able to follow the example and do something each week. I just needed a slightly different name and came up with the simple Hobby Update to take into account things that may not necessarily fall into the category of painting or modelling but would definitely aid me in my hobby. I hope you will enjoy these articles too!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

KoW Game 24 - Kingdoms of Men - 2016/08/14

Greetings! 

I had another opportunity to play against my friend, Michael, who used his Basileans last time. We played over Universal Battle again, although knowing what Michael is assembling and planning to get for his KoM army, I can't wait and see it in real life!

I noticed that armies of Men in various systems often are portrayed as average. On the surface they don't seem to have any particular strength or eye catching center piece. Somehow, however, I always found them a very difficult enemy to defeat. It may be due to their numbers or maybe simply to the fact that in order to make the best out of these forces one has to play very well! 

At the same time I was always jealous about the fact that they have such a huge range of choices available, also in terms of models. That's why I was curious what Michael was going to choose for his army and here are the details of his list:

Kingdoms of Men - Army List

20 Foot Guard, Regiment - 135
- 5 Mounted Scouts, Troop - 100
- 5 Mounted Scouts, Troop - 100
- General on Winged Beast, Hero - 190
20 Foot Guard, Regiment - 135
- Wizard, Bane Chant (2), Lighting Bolt (3), Scarletmaw’s Fenulian Amulet - 90
40 Berserkers, Horde, Chant of Hate - 255
- Wizard, Bane Chant (2), Lighting Bolt (3) - 65

40 Arquebusiers, Horde, Brew of Keen-eyeness - 270
- Beast of War, Light Balista - 220

10 Knights, Regiment, Maccwar’s Potion of the Caterpillar - 215
10 Knights, Regiment, Brew of Strength - 225


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

KoW Game 23 - The Brotherhood - 2016/08/03

Greetings!

My very good friend Michael is currently building his unique force of the Brotherhood. He has quite a few units already and he is proceeding with the painting. However, he was obviously curious about the army in terms of battle field prowess. From my part I wanted to test some minor changes to my own army list and since we haven't played against each other for some time it was a great opportunity to do so! 

This time we played on Universal Battle again but I hope there will be an opportunity to meet this  army in reality as it is always a great pleasure to play against great looking forces. 

The Brotherhood - Army List

10 Order of the Brotherhood, Regiment, Brew of Strength - 235
- 5 Villein Reconnoiterers, Troop - 100
- 5 Villein Reconnoiterers, Troop - 100
- Villein Siege Artillery, War Engine - 80

10 Order of the Brotherhood, Regiment, Crepognon’s Scrying Gem of Zellak - 235
- 5 Villein Reconnoiterers, Troop - 100
- Forsaken Beast, Monster - 125
 
10 Order of Redemption*, Regiment, Maccwar’s Potion of the Caterpillar - 280

 6 Order of Forsaken, Horde, Blessing of the Gods - 290
- Forsaken Beast, Monster - 125
- Devoted on Horse, Hero, Heal (4), Lightning Bolt (3) - 115
- Exemplar Forsaken, Hero, Brew of Haste - 215


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Bases for Kings of War army - Part 2

Greetings!

Some time ago I wrote an article about the approach to basing my army for Kings of War. Here is the link to it: 


Back then I had to make a decision what to do next. First, how to proceed with painting of the "Frozen" ground and how to spice it up further. Fortunately, greenstuffworld helped again! I contacted them directly asking if they plan to release any new textured pins and they asked me what would I like to have. I mentioned that some kind of ancient Greek mosaic type would have been fantastic, as I was thinking about creating "Ancient ruins" theme. 

To my great surprise and joy they actually made such a textured pin and as soon as it was available I immediately ordered it with some more sculpting material. Thanks a lot guys, that is simply amazing to know that the company listens to the customers and creates products based on their suggestions! 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

KoW Game 22 - Kingdoms of Men & Forces of Basilea Allies - 2016/07/02


Greetings!

I had a great pleasure to play against Mr. Devean and his Samurai Tengu themed army that was composed mainly out of Kingdom of Men list but included Forces of Basilea allies too. He suggested we play a very long time ago and I would like to apologize that I kept him waiting for so long. However, he is a very patient person that also aided him greatly in the game! 

I am looking forward to the day when his army will be fully assembled and painted as the work he has done on some miniatures is very nice already! But he informed me that he hasn't received all the orders yet so it may take some time to finish this project. In the meantime we have Universal Battle

In addition to the fact that the army has a very nice theme of Japanese Samurai force with some mythological creatures present, it also was composed in a way that made the allied contingent adding some flavor as well as a dangerous force on the battle field.

Samurai Tengu - Army List

40 Pole-Arms Block, Horde, Fire Oil - 170
- 5 Mounted Scouts, Troop - 100
- 5 Mounted Scouts, Troop - 100
- Hero, Mounted, Crystal Pendant of Retribution - 115

40 Arquebusiers, Horde, Brew of Keen-eyeness - 270
- Army Standard Bearer, Mounted, Boomistck - 95

20 Berserkers, Regiment - 140
- Wizard, Mounted, Bane Chant (2), Lighting Bolt (3), Inspiring Talisman - 100

20 Berserkers, Regiment - 140
- Wizard, Bane Chant (2), Lighting Bolt (3), Scarletmaw’s Fenulian Amulet - 75

10 Knights, Regiment, Maccwar’s Potion of the Caterpillar - 215

Forces of Basilea Allies

6 Elohi, Horde - 300
- Ur-Elohi, Hero - 180

Sunday, 19 June 2016

KoW Game 21 - Night Stalkers - 2016/06/19

Greetings!

I had a fantastic opportunity to play against Jules aka HaggisMacbeth (for wargamerau and Mantic forum members). He started building a great looking Night Stalkers army and he is sharing pictures of his amazing creations on forums. If you haven't seen his topics yet you should give yourself a favor and check them, here are the links:



You can already read his reports from our game there and I must say it is always great to have both sides telling the story of the same battle but from two different points of view. In this case, quite literally as Jules took a lot of cool pictures during the game too!

As he wanted to play with painted models only it was a game at lower points, 1400 to be precise. Here is the army list Jules brought for his first Kings of War game!

Night Stalkers - Army List

20 Spectres, Regiment - 140
- Shadow Hulk, Monster - 170
- Banshee, Hero, Diadem of Dragon-kind - 165

20 Spectres, Regiment - 140
- Planar Apparition, Monster - 165
- Dread-fiend, Hero, Quicksilver Rapier - 130
60 Bloodwarms, Legion, Brew of Strength - 320

3 Needle-fangs*, Regiment - 85
3 Needle-fangs*, Regiment - 85

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Kins of Dave 4 - Summary

Greetings!

My first KoW tournament was over so it's time for some summary. First of all, many thanks to Dave C. for organizing the event. I remember him being responsible for many great events for Warhammer and I happy to see him stepping up and doing it again for KoW. With such an experienced TO players in Canberra can be sure that there will be plenty and regular high quality events to attend to! Well done, Dave! I am definitely looking forward to attending more of your tournaments and I hope time will permit that.

Many thanks to 3D6 shop crew as well. They were hosting many activities that day so it was nice that they found a few tables for us. They provided all the mats and terrain we needed for that small tournament. Thanks a lot!