Monday 4 March 2024

Game 1 - Warriors of Chaos - 2024/03/04



It's been quite a long time since I played any game and wrote a battle report. However, with the release of the Warhammer the Old World, I really wanted to organize something as soon as possible to test the new game. Fortunately, my brother was also very interested in trying out a new army and we played our very first TOW game online on Universal Battle 2

Warhammer the Old World

When I read the rules for the first time, my impression was that Warhammer the Old World is a different game to what I have known so far through all the editions of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. It is because there are so many, often subtle, changes to the rules that only look familiar on the surface. And quite a lot of completely new ones. 

At the same time I really wanted to see if I could come up with the version of the 8th edition army that I really liked playing with. Hence, the army I used in the very first game is very much an early idea. I assumed that there will be a lot of changes to be made afterwards. I simply considered it as an experiment, hoping that some of the prior experiences would still help in learning the new game. 

Outcasts in the Old World

We decided to build armies at 2000 points. I don't know what will be the new standard yet but I thought it is a good starting point. I should have enough models painted for such army so if I settled on something, it should be easier to re-base it. We also assumed that with the new rules, there will be a lot of time spent on checking them during the game. Hence, we hoped 2000 points would be a good balance between how many different things we could include in a single army and time spent on a game.

Saturday 22 April 2023

Mortem et Gloriam - Game 59 - 2023/04/21



After more than 2 years since my last game of Mortem et Gloriam, I have finally managed to play one! Let's hope it heralds the come back to regular battles.

Rob was my first opponent in 2023. For this battle I asked him to bring his veteran Mid-Republican Romans. Rob has just recently won a tournament with it, so I knew I am in trouble! But I also knew that he is going to help me to get back to speed after a break. And it is great to have a historical opponent too. 

We played Maximus at 10,000 points per side. This is the snapshot of the army Rob brought:

Sunday 9 April 2023

Monster March 7 - Final!



The 7th Monster March is over! Many thanks to all the participants! Once again, you made it an absolute pleasure for me to host this small painting challenge. Once again, you provided so many great examples of cool modelling and painting. Plenty of inspiration for each other and those, who simply watched and cheered up for you!

In the final update I am going to post the last entries from each participant. For those who completed their projects, congratulations and well done! For those who haven't yet, keep going! While MonsterMarch7 is over, one of the goals was to begin and continue with your hobby projects anyway! 

Ok, let's check the final updates!

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.