Saturday, 17 October 2020

Game 148 - Order of the Brothermark - 2020/10/17

Greetings!

In the second game of Rage of Isolation 2 I played against Michael, the organizer of the event. Michael stepped in for this round as a Bye-buster as one of the players had to withdraw from the tournament.

What is more, Michael decided to use the player's army anyway, which is a challenge in itself, especially when it is a completely new army Michael has never played with before.

I have not had a chance to play against this particular faction under 3rd edition yet either, so it was already very exciting! I was really curious how Order of the Brothermark would look like after the split of the Brotherhood into two, separate army lists.

One would obviously expect some knights to be present but at the same time there were a few, quite tempting options that were not available in the previous version.

Here are the details of the army Michael was commanding this round:

Order of the the Brothermark - Army List

Ogre Palace Guard Horde (OPG), Large Infantry - 235
Ogre Palace Guard Horde (OPG), Large Infantry - 235

Order of the Abyssal Hunt Regiment (AH), Cavalry, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding, Aegis Fragment - 245
Men-at-Arms Spearmen Regiment (S1), Infantry - 125
Men-at-Arms Spearmen Regiment (S2), Infantry - 125

Villain Skirmishers Troop (S3), Cavalry - 95
Villain Skirmishers Troop (S4), Cavalry - 95

Villain Siege Artillery (SA1), War Engine - 90
Villain Siege Artillery (SA2), War Engine - 90

Exemplar Hunter (H), Hero (Cavalry) - 125
Priest (P), Hero (Infantry), Heal (3) - 75
High Paladin on Dragon (PoD), Hero (Titan), Aegis Fragment - 315

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Game 147 - Forces of Nature - 2020/10/11

 
Greetings!

It's been a much longer break since I last posted a battle report. It was not due to lack of battles to write about as I participated in another local online tournament, played on Universal Battle 2 platform. 

This tournament was organized by Michael and was called Rage of Isolation 2. If you would like to check the full player's pack, here is the link:

Rage of Isolation 2 - Player's Pack

This time we played at 1850 points and as in the previous event, pre-designed maps were randomly chosen for each round. It made sure all participant played on the same battle field. We used online clocks as well, in order to limit the time of the battle and make the experience as close to any regular event. 

There were additional objectives too. Each player had to choose one each game and once the objective was selected, it was not available for the following rounds of the tournament. The objectives were selected in secret so players did not know during the game what is their opponents goal for extra points.

However, the most intriguing changes in comparison to the previous events were about the army selection. First, if you chose a faction that you have never used in the tournaments in the last 2 years - you got extra points. Second, factions were assigned to 5 tiers and depending on which you chose, you could either get bonus points as well, or get some deduced!

The aim was to provide a strong incentive to play with something one has never played before and use armies that may not be as powerful as these that are played with most often. 

I must admit that I almost did not take part in this tournament due to rapidly shrinking amount of spare time for hobby. And because of that I didn't quite thought about what else would I like to use instead of my Elves. In the end, I decided to go with the same army I have always played with, despite the heavy handicap it would mean in the event. 

There are two main reasons I decided to do so. First, it was easier to scale down my existing army and play with what I know. Second, and more importantly, I would have a great opportunity to test my army against armies I have never played before! That was too tempting to overlook so I hoped my opponents would forgive me using the same army as always. 

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Game 146 - Varangur - 2020/05/24

Greetings!

In the last, fourth round of the Rage of Isolation tournament, being played on Universal Battle 2, I played against Michael. The Big Boss and Tournament Organiser himself! If you were following my games from this event you would notice I did not post about the round 3. It is due to the fact that, unfortunately, the game was not played and I moved straight to round 4.

Michael plays with many armies but for this event he chose evil Northern Alliance, i.e. Varangur. It's been a while since I played against this army and I have not yet fought against them under 3rd edition rules. It was great that I had the first hand opportunity to see this army in action.

Michael decided to bring the army that is focused on melee and almost every single unit in it was able to deal a lot of damage in its own. Here are the details

Varangur - Army List

Frostfang Cavalry Horde (FC1), Large Cavalry - 265
Frostfang Cavalry Horde (FC2), Large Cavalry - 265

Huscarl Regiment (H1), Heavy Infantry - 225
Huscarl Regiment (H2), Heavy Infantry - 225

Draugr Regiment (D1), Infantry - 75
Draugr Regiment (D2), Infantry - 75

Reaver Troop (R1), Infantry - 135
Reaver Troop (R2), Infantry - 135
Reaver Troop (R3), Infantry - 135
Reaver Troop (R4), Infantry - 135

Snow Fox Regiment (SF), Swarm - 80

Lord on Frostfang (LoF), Hero (Large Cavalry)Aegis of the ElohiSnow Fox - 215
Magnilde of the Fallen (M). Hero (Heavy Infantry) - 175
Cursed Son (CS), Hero (Heavy Infantry), Mournful BladeMask of the Reaper - 160

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Game 145 - Salamanders - 2020/05/17

Greetings!

In the second round of the Rage of Isolation Universal Battle 2 tournament I had a great pleasure to play against Ben who commanded the army of Salamanders. You may know Ben as Bensome of Direct Misfire fame. If you don't or have not listened to this great podcast yet, you are really missing out! I suggest that you go and check it out, especially that the new episode about Ratkin Army has just been released!

It is not the first time when I had an opportunity to play against Ben as we played against each other at CanCon 2014. Six years ago! Boy, time flies indeed! If you are interested, here is a battle report from the game when we played something different, with a bit different composition of the armies and at the time when it was mandatory for me to include blurry pictures! :)


I was obviously very happy to have a rematch and it was great we played with the "same" armies but in a different system. I am quite lucky that my opponents bring very interesting armies and Ben is no exception! He definitely followed the rule of 2 while composing his force! Here are the details:

Salamanders - Army List

Tyrant Horde (T1), Large Infantry - 240
Tyrant Horde (T2), Large Infantry, Brew of Haste - 260

Kaisenor Lancer Regiment (KL1), Cavalry, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding - 210
Kaisenor Lancer Regiment (KL2), Cavalry, Mead of Madness - 205

Salamander Ceremonial Guard Regiment (CG1), Heavy Infantry - 160
Salamander Ceremonial Guard Regiment (CG2), Heavy Infantry - 160

Ancient Troop (A), Heavy Infantry - 120
Ghekkotah Warrior Troop (GW1), Infantry - 60
Ghekkotah Warrior Troop (GW2), Infantry - 60

Fire Drake (FD), Titan - 210
Phoenix (P), Titan - 195

Clan Lord on Fire Drake (CL), Hero (Titan), Brew of Sharpness - 335
Herald (H), Hero (Heavy Infantry), Lute of Insatiable Darkness - 85

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Game 144 - Undead - 2020/05/14

Greetings!

Welcome to the first battle report from the online tournament called Rage of Isolation! This even is organised by Michael, who was recently interviewed on Counter Charge podcast about building Kings of War scene in Sydney:


I participated in a similar even Michael organised last year just before the release of 3rd edition of Kings of War. It was a great experience and and I was really happy he decided to do something similar again. 

The games are played over Universal Battle 2 platform, with one week time to arrange your game with your opponent. There are four rounds planned and armies are at 2300 points. However, the composition restrictions are used for 1995 size armies. If you are interested, full player's pack can be found here:


We are currently into 3rd round although I have not played my 3rd game yet. If you want to check the current standing, please follow the link:


There are 18 players participating with quite a diverse armies and you can check the details of the army lists here:


Please note that players are not allowed to change the army lists and need to play all four games with the same force as during the usual event.

In the first round I was paired with Matthew. We have played against each other twice so far and the last time was during CanCon 2020 a few months ago. Matthew decided to bring Undead army this time and I must say when I saw his army list I knew I am about to face a very tough foe!

Undead - Army List

Soul Reaver Infantry Regiment (SR1), Infantry - 250
Soul Reaver Infantry Regiment (SR2), Infantry - 250

Wight Horde* (W1), Large Infantry - 260
Wight Horde* (W2), Large Infantry - 260

Zombie Regiment (Z1), Infantry - 70
Zombie Regiment (Z2), Infantry - 70
Zombie Regiment (Z3), Infantry - 70
Zombie Regiment (Z4), Infantry - 70
Zombie Regiment (Z5), Infantry - 70

Deathpack Regiment (D1), Swarm - 75
Deathpack Regiment (D2), Swarm - 75

Vampire Lord on Undead Dragon (VL1), Hero (Titan), Blade of Slashing, Lightning Bolt (4) - 335
Vampire Lord on Undead Dragon (VL2), Hero (Titan), Lightning Bolt (4) - 330
Revenant King (RK), Hero (Cavalry) Undead HorseSurge (5) - 115


Sunday, 10 May 2020

Game 143 - Trident Realm - 2020/05/10

Greetings!


In the second game at 2300 points per side I played against Jeff again! We were about to submit our army lists for a local online tournament to be played on Universal Battle 2 . More about the tournament in the next battle report :)

I noticed in the past that even if I may not be able to play many games prior to the event, it does pay off to play a game or two. I did not intend to make many changes to the army list but I wanted to see if the items choice and allocation is what I would like to play with during 4-battles tournament. 

Jeff also wanted to have one more game to decide on the final list. But what is also important, we wanted to play with the use of an online chess clock to be used in the tournament. We used the one recommended by Michael, the tournament organiser:


We were allocated 10 minutes each for the deployment, followed by 90 minutes each for the game. It looks like a lot of time in comparison to normal tournament. However, some games on UB2 are done with the use of chat. And even if you are talking directly to your opponent, the online games always take longer for me. I was thus very intrigued and I hoped I would not time out!

Jeff decided to take Trident Realm to the tournament and here is the army he used for this battle (spoiler alert, he made some last minute changes to it before submitting the list to the event):

Trident Realm - Army List


Gigas Horde (G1), Monstrous Infntry - 205
Gigas Horde (G2), Monstrous Infntry - 205

Depth Horror Horde (DH1), Large Infantry - 185
Depth Horror Horde (DH2), Large Infantry - 185
Depth Horror Horde (DH3), Large Infantry - 185
Depth Horror Horde (DH4), Large Infantry - 185

Placoderm Regiment (P1), Infantry - 160
Placoderm Troop (P2), Infantry - 105
Placoderm Troop (P3), Infantry - 105

Tidal Swarm Regiment* (TS), Swarm - 70

Depth Horror Eternal (DHE1), Hero (Large Infantry) - 115
Depth Horror Eternal (DHE2), Hero (Large Infantry) - 115

Naiad Stalker (NS1), Hero (Infantry) - 95
Naiad Stalker (NS2), Hero (Infantry) - 95

Thuul Mythican (TM1), Hero (Infantry), Lightning Bolt (3) - 100
Thuul Mythican (TM1), Hero (Infantry), Lightning Bolt (3) - 100

Naiad Envoy (NE), Hero (Infantry), Lute of Insatiable Darkness

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Game 142 - Sylvan Kin - 2020/04/29

Greetings!

It's been a while since I played against Ed. In fact, exactly 10 games ago! You can read about this battle here:


It was thus about time that we played against each other again! Fortunately for me, despite the fact that Ed is playing quite often these days (at least in from my point of view :)), he was kind enough to save a spot for me in his gaming calendar.

This time, Ed used his Sylvan Kin version of the army that is designed around Forest Shamblers. In addition, we played at 2300 per side. If you are interested, here is the link to the topic Ed writes on KoW Forum where you can check the photos of his growing Sylvan Kin army:


And here are the details of Ed's Sylvan Kin army:

Sylvan Kin - Army List

Forest Shamblers Horde (FS1), Large Infantry - 200
Forest Shamblers Horde (FS2), Large Infantry - 200
Forest Shamblers Horde (FS3), Large Infantry - 200
Forest Shamblers Horde (FS4), Large Infantry - 200

Forest Shamblers Regiment (FS5), Large Infantry - 120
Forest Shamblers Regiment (FS6), Large Infantry - 120
Kindred Archers Regiment (A), Infantry - 120

Wild Gur Panthers* Troop (GP1), Cavalry - 85
Wild Gur Panthers* Troop (GP1), Cavalry - 85

Wiltfather (W), Hero (Monster), Sacred Horn - 315
Tree Herder (TH), Hero (Monster), Mace of Crushing - 265
Forest Warden (FW), Hero (Large Infantry) - 90
Avatar of the Green Lady [1] (GL), Hero (Infantry) - 185
Master Hunter (MH), Hero (Infantry) - 115

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Game 141 - Trident Realm - 2020/04/19

Greetings!

In the second game I have played after a break I had another great opportunity to learn from the Master himself! Jeff is always happy to play even though his gaming schedule seems to be super busy! 

By the way, if you have not listened to one of the most recent Counter Charge podcasts, here is the link to the episode where you can listen to the Master himself. I highly recommend it!


As you have probably noticed from my previous battle reports, Jeff is constantly experimenting with new versions of his army lists, even if he is playing with the force from a single faction for a period of time. 

Thus you can always count on some variations, even if Jeff has some principles he usually follow in the way he designs his armies (go and check the podcast to learn more about it!). This time, Jeff returned to Trident Realm of Neretica and here are some details of the list he took (we played at 2000 points per side):

Trident Realm - Army List

Naiad Wyrmrider Horde (WR1), Large Cavalry - 220
Naiad Wyrmrider Horde (WR2), Large Cavalry - 220
Depth Horror Horde (DH1), Large Infantry - 185
Depth Horror Horde (DH2), Large Infantry - 185
Depth Horror Horde (DH3), Large Infantry - 185

Knucker (K1), Monster - 150
Knucker (K1), Monster - 150

Naiad Wyrmrider Centurion (WRC), Hero (Large Cavalry) - 160
Naiad Wyrmrider Centurion (WRC), Hero (Large Cavalry) - 160
Depth Horror Eternal (DHE), Hero (Large Infantry) - 115
Depth Horror Eternal (DHE), Hero (Large Infantry) - 115
Depth Horror Eternal (DHE), Hero (Large Infantry) - 115

Monday, 13 April 2020

Game 140 - Night Stalkers - 2020/04/13


Greetings!

It has been a while since I played a game of Kings of War and wrote a battle report. In fact, the last game I played was in January!

Such things are never planned to happen and yet ... 

Fortunately, I managed to get two games recently and I hope I will be able to get back to regular plays and battle reports. 

I was really nicely surprised that Mr Erasmus Burger (on FB or DarkBlack on Kings of War Forum) reached out to me and offered a game of Kings of War! Erasmus has recently completed his first game in the frame of Call to Arms tournament and I highly recommend his battle report that you can find here:


Thanks to Universal Battle 2 we could play our game across time and space! Erasmus brought his trusty Night Stalkers army called "Tentacle Street Sneakery Club"! 

Although I have been using Good Army Lists to build my armies for some time, Erasmus reminded me that I may also want to register for new Mantic Easy Army by sending me his beautifully formatted army list. Here is 2000 point version of his force:

Night Stalkers - Army List

Scarecrow Horde (S2), Infantry - 130
Doppelganger Regiment (D) - 145
Butcher Horde (B1), Large Infantry - 205
Butcher Horde (B2), Large Infantry - 205
Scarecrow Regiment (S3), Infantry - 80

Shadowhound Regiment* (S1), Infantry - 190
Soulflayer Regiment* (S4), Large Cavalry - 165

Terror (T), Titan - 250
Shadow-hulk (Sh), Titan - 225

Void Lurker (VL), Hero (Titan) - 270
Dread-fiend (DF), Hero (Large Cavalry) - 135

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Monster March 4 - Final

Greetings!

We have finally arrived to the end of March and because of that, Monster March 4 challenge is officially over! 

I am really happy I could host it 4th year in a row and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants for joining the painting challenge this year!

There were some amazing ideas, projects and models that you pledged this year. I am always amazed by the creativity people show, both in their ideas for models, and execution of their chosen projects. It is a privilege to host a painting challenge like this!

I am also very glad that people kept coming during the entire month! That was the idea from the beginning, whenever you start is less important than the fact that you do! 

In the final post about this year painting challenge I am going to list all the participants. Please, do not worry if you have not finished your project during this month. There is a lot going on in real life and the painting challenge aims to help you dealing with other issues by providing enjoyable distraction. I just hope all is good on your side!

First, the links to each post and update for the Monster March 4:






And now, all the participants of this year challenge!

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Monster March 4 - Part 5

Greetings!

Welcome to another weekly update to the progress the participants of Monster March 4 painting challenge. It is already week 4 and we have only two more days left of the month. 

I am going to post a final update on 1st of April featuring all the participants. 

This time, however, it is going to be regular weekly update. Some of the participants have already finished their respective projects. Well done!

For others, the last week was the one when they managed to accomplish their goals. Congratulations!

What I found amazing in particular is that we still had people coming and asking to join the fun! At the same time, those who have already finished their projects, embarked on stretch goals and painted some more! 

It is truly amazing and I am really happy that people kept coming pretty much every week!

Let's see then what do we have this week!

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Monster March 4 - Part 4

Greetings!

Time for another weekly update on the progress of Monster March 4 painting challenge! We have only one week left but some of the participants are either almost there or have already finished their projects!

I know it is quite a difficult time for many so I hope this painting challenge provides much needed distraction. Or simply the way to cope with the things that are often out of our control.

That is why I would like to thank all of you who are participating in this challenge, no mater if you posted any photos of your progress or not. I would like to encourage you to keep going. It helps me a lot to keep calmer and I believe it may be a good way to brave through whatever you may be going through at the moment.

If you had some break in painting that is ok too. There is never too late to come back or even start something new! The intention of the challenge is to encourage you to keep painting no matter what! :)

Let's see what the participants prepared in the last week!

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Monster March 4 - Part 3

Greetings!

It is half of the month already meaning it's time for another update! The participants worked really hard to progress their respective projects. As you are going to see soon, they made some really stunning advancements and the effects are already awesome!

What is also fantastic is that we are still getting people joining the challenge! That's amazing because it is really about starting or resuming that great painting project of yours. As long as you do so, the goal is automatically achieved! 

Without further ado, let's see what are the updates this week!

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Monster March 4 - Part 2

Greetings!


The first week of the Monster March painting challenge is about to end and I must tell you that all the participants started strong. In fact, there are a few more who have just joined as well! It simply shows it is never too late to get that big model you wanted to assemble and paint started!


Just check out the progress participants have made so far, get inspired and motivated and join us! You know you want to! :)

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Monster March 4 - Part 1

Greetings!

Welcome to Monster March 4 first post! It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you all the participants in this year painting challenge. There are some veterans joining the ranks again and there are some new painters too!

I can tell you that all participants chose some really great models. You will see by yourself soon but I just wanted to say that thanks to Monster March challenge I learned about models I didn't know anything about it. This is yet another benefit of participating in painting challenges. You get inspired by other people's choices, ideas and models.

Before I start introducing the participants, I would like to add that you can join the challenge at any time! Please let me know whenever you are ready!

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Monster March 4 - Introduction





Hello!

I can't believe it is almost March! Time flies, seemingly faster with every passing year. However, the good thing about March is that we are about to embark on yet another painting challenge, fourth year in a row!


What is Monster March? In short, it is a painting challenge where you choose one big model from your collection and paint it during entire month. It's the opportunity to paint that centre piece of your collection that perhaps was waiting a bit long for you to start working on it. Or maybe you have just got a great model and can't wait to paint it! Whatever the reason and whatever the model (although the bigger the better!), it is your opportunity to enjoy painting and sharing progress on weekly basis with other participants. 

To have a better idea what it may look like, here are the links to the Monster March challenges from previous years:




If you are interested, please continue to learn about a few more details on how to join!

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Clash of Kings Australia 2020 - Summary - 2020/02/17

Greetings!

In this post I would like to summarise my experiences during the Clash of Kings Australia 2020. However, while the series of the battle reports focused on the games, there is much more to that event than battles. 

I am still going to discuss my observations about the army I took to the event of course! But I also would like to spend some time talking about other, very important aspects of this unique tournament.

In short, I spent fantastic two days with other Kings of War enthusiasts and came home greatly inspired by the armies people prepared with such a great level of creativity and dedication. Happy to catch up with those I met before and meet new players, hopefully forging new friendships. And in general, full of optimism about Kings of War as a great game of mass fantasy battles! 

A lot of people contributed to this overall fantastic event. The battle reports and in particular this post, is dedicated to all of them as a way of saying "Thank You!" for making it such a wonderful experience. I am sure I am not the only one who would share this point of view!

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Game 139 - Forces of Nature - 2020/02/16

Greetings!

In the final, 6th round of Clash of Kings Australia 2020 I faced the army of Forces of Nature commanded by Ken - regular Masters participant and a winner of last year Clash of Kings Australia!

I have played against Ken only twice so far and I lost on both occasions. I hoped I would be able to change the current standings to be a bit more equal. Luckily, one of my very few practice games was against this faction so I wanted to use my experience and apply the lessons learned to this game.

Of course, no two armies are the same and no two players would use even exactly the same army in similar fashion, so I had to come up with a good plan against Ken's Forces of Nature anyway. The army had quite a few units I played against before, be it in the army from the same faction or from another one. Earth Elementals are very good example of these and you could see them featured in the previous battle report. 

In general, Ken's army had tough units, fast units and shooting units, which made it versatile and flexible army for sure. Here are the details:

Game 6 - Forces of Nature - Ken

Naiad Ensnarers Horde (NE), Infantry, Hammer of Measured Force, Frenzied Otter - 255
Earth Elemental Horde (EE1), Large Infantry, Mace of Crushing - 225
Earth Elemental Horde (EE2), Large Infantry, Mace of Crushing - 225

Centaur Bray Strider Regiment (CBS), Cavalry, Frenzied Otter - 165
Centaur Bray Strider Regiment (CBS), Cavalry, Frenzied Otter - 165

Woodland Critter Regiment * (WC), Swarm - 80

Greater Fire Elemental (GFE), Titan - 175

Tree Herder (TH), Hero (Titan), Hann's Sanginary Scripture - 270
Forest Warden (FW), Hero (Large Infantry), Inspiring Talisman - 110
Unicorn (U1), Hero (Large Cavalry, Wings, Lightning Bolt (5) - 165
Unicorn (U1), Hero (Large Cavalry, Wings, Lightning Bolt (5) - 165


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Game 138 - Dwarfs - 2020/02/13

Greetings!

In the fifth round of the Clash of Kings Australia 2020 I met another new player, Brent, who commanded army of Dwarfs. It was thus another classic duel between archetypical armies of many fantasy worlds!

Brent came down from Sydney and he told me he has only recently started playing Kings of War. Excellent! Great to know there are new players joining the ranks! 

The composition of his army was very intriguing. He had some units I knew are tough as I faced them before. For example, Earth Elementals or Ironclad Horde. I was intrigued by Shieldbreaker Regiments as these were similar to Palace Guard, by Brock Riders after changes and the very new Steel Juggernouts. Brent also mentioned that Jeff himself helped him with the design of this army. It is great to have such an experienced and great player in your corner! Here are the details of the army Brent took to the tournament:

Game 5 - Dwarfs - Brent

Ironclad Horde (I), Infantry, Hammer of Measured Force, Throwing Mastiffs - 215
Earth Elemental Horde (EE1), Large Infantry - 220
Earth Elemental Horde (EE2), Large Infantry - 220

Shieldbreaker Regiment (S1), Infantry, Throwing Mastiff - 140
Shieldbreaker Regiment (S1), Infantry, Throwing Mastiff - 140
Berserker Brock Riders Regiment (BR), Cavalry, Brew of Sharpness - 230

Mastiff Hunting Pack Regiment* (MHP), Swarms - 65

Dwarf Lord on Large Beast (DL), Hero (Large Cavalry) - 200
Steel Juggernaut (SJ1), Hero (Large Infantry) - 150
Steel Juggernaut (SJ2), Hero (Large Infantry) - 150
Stone Priest (SP), Hero (Infantry), Bane Chant (2) - 110
Berserker Lord (BL), Hero (Cavalry), Blade of Beast Slayer - 160


Sunday, 9 February 2020

Game 137 - Undead - 2020/02/09

Greetings!

In the game 4 and the first battle of the second day I played against a really nice looking Undead army commanded by Andrew.

Andrew was one of the players from Direct Misfire team! It was great to meet a new player from Melbourne!

Undead seemed to be quite a popular faction during Clash of Kings but I have not played against them so far and it's been a while since I played against this army as well. I was thus very curious what Andrew decided to choose for his force and here are the details:

Game 4 - Undead - Andrew

Soul Reaver Cavalry Regiment (SRC), Cavalry, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding - 265
Revenant Cavalry Regiment (RC), Cavalry - 165
Soul Reaver Infantry Regiment (SRI), Infantry - 250
Revenant Regiment (R1), Infantry - 125
Revenant Regiment (R1), Infantry - 125

Wight Horde* (W1), Large Infantry, 260
Wraith Troop* (W2), Infantry - 120
Wraith Troop* (W2), Infantry - 120

Revenant King on Undead Great Flying Wyrm (RK), Hero (Titan) - 250
Mhorgoth the Faceless (M), Hero (Infantry) - 230
Necromancer (N), Hero (Infantry), Inspiring Talisman, Bane Chant (2) - 90


Saturday, 8 February 2020

Game 136 - Orcs - 2020/02/08

Greetings!

In the last round of the first day of Clash of Kings Australia 2020 I had a great pleasure to play against Matthew who commanded an army of Orcs and friendly Trolls!

It was the second time I played against Matthew, as we did so a few months ago during a local event. It was, thus, a great opportunity for a re-match, although under 3rd edition of Kings of War this time. I was very curious what would be the composition of Matthew's army. I noticed some very interesting changes and as usual, great looking models on the other side of the table! 

Gore Chariot Legion was obviously the first unit I noticed, as it was really intimidating! But all elements of Matthew's army looked really great! Here are the details of the army he brought to the tournament:

Game 3 - Orcs - Matthew

Gore Chariot Legion (GC), Chariot, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding - 290

Ax Horde (AH), Heavy Infantry - 215
Troll Horde (T1), Large Infantry - 190
Troll Horde (T2), Large Infantry - 190

Longax Regiment (L1), Heavy Infantry - 155
Longax Regiment (L2), Heavy Infantry - 155

Skulks Troop* (SO1), Heavy Infantry - 85
Skulk Outriders* (SO2) - Cavalry - 105
Orclings* (O), Swarms - 60

War Drum (W), Monster - 80

Godpeaker (GS), Hero (Heavy Infantry), Heal (2), Shroud of the Saint - 115
Krusher (K), Hero (Cavalry) - 75
Flagger (F), Hero (Infantry) - Lute of Insatiable Darkness - 75
Gakamak (G), Hero (Cavalry) - 230


Monday, 3 February 2020

Game 135 - Forces of the Abyss - 2020/02/03

Greetings!

In the second game of the Clash of Kings Australia 2020, I played against Jonathon who commanded Forces of the Abyss army. Although Jonathon is from Canberra we have never played against each other before. It was good to meet another new player!

His army was composed from Mantic only models and his dipping technique resulted in a very nicely painted army. It was a great example one can create an army in a span of a year in a very relaxed way and get a great table top effect! I liked his Warlocks and Archfiend in particular, I think these are great sculpts. He also had really cool idea of using small creatures from various sprues to create horde of Succubi Larvae. In addition, he cleverly used Elohi models to create a unit of Tortured Souls by simply painting them in a matching colours - Dark Elohi if you like!

I hoped my recent games against this faction would help me in coming up with a good plan as I noticed quite a few familiar units.

Game 2 - Forces of the Abyss - Jonathon

Moloch Horde (M1), Monstrous Infantry, Despoiler Champion - 245
Moloch Horde (M2), Monstrous Infantry, Despoiler Champion - 245

Abyssal Horsemen Regiment (AH1), Cavalry, Maccwar's Potion of the Caterpillar - 260
Abyssal Horsemen Regiment (AH2), Cavalry, Sir Jesse's Boots of Striding - 260

Succubi Larvae Horde* (SL), Infantry - 150
Tortured Souls Regiment* (TS), Large Infantry, Blade of Slashing - 125

Gargoyle Troop* (G1), Heavy Infantry - 85 
Gargoyle Troop* (G1), Heavy Infantry - 85

Archfiend of the Abyss (AotA), Hero (Titan), Brew of Haste - 330
Abyssal Warlock (AW1), Hero (Large Infantry), Bane Chant (2) - 110
Abyssal Warlock (AW1), Hero (Large Infantry), Bane Chant (2) - 110


Sunday, 2 February 2020

Game 134 - Forces of Basilea - 2020/02/02

Greetings!


Welcome to the very first battle report from the games I played during Clash of Kings Australia 2020.


In this game I had a great pleasure to meet Trevor who travelled all the way from Queensland together with a famous Team Queensland. Trevor brought one of the trademark factions for the game of Kings of War - Forces of Basilea! What is more, his army was composed entirely with Mantic Models. Well done, Trevor!


Trevor's army was an example of small, elite and hard hitting force. Here are the details of his army composition:


Game 1 - Forces of Basilea - Trevor

Paladin Knight Regiment (PK1), Cavalry, Aegis Fragment - 215
Paladin Knight Regiment (PK2), Cavalry, Aegis Fragment - 215
Paladin Foot Guard (PFG), Infantry, Aegis Fragment - 155
Paladin Foot Guard (PFG), Infantry, Aegis Fragment - 155

Elohi Horde* (E1), Large Infantry, Wine of Elvenkind - 310
Elohi Horde* (E2), Large Infantry, Brew of Strength - 310

Gur Panther Troop (GP1), Cavalry - 85
Gur Panther Troop (GP1), Cavalry - 85

Ur-Elohi (UE), Hero (Large Infantry) - 200
Gneaus Sallustis (GS), Hero (Large Cavalry) - 180
Dictator (D), Hero (Infantry) - 90