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

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Monster March 6 - Final!



I need to start with apologies for a delay in posting the final update. Some real life interference pushed my planned update from the previous weekend. I hoped to catch up during the week but work related things said "no". And the fact that my computer has just decided to die, did not help. 

However, I hope you will enjoy this post regardless! It was another fantastic experience for me personally, as I am always amazed and inspired by all the contributions the participants submitted.

To begin with, I always learn about new models I did not even know exist! Then there are some very creative ways the participants approach their respective projects in terms of modelling and/or painting. 

And of course, it is a great pleasure to meet new participants and welcome back the returning ones, who contributed in the previous years. 

So, let's have a look at the final update, where I am going to show the works of all the participants with their most recent update after the whole month!

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Monster March 6 - Part 5



This week passed away really fast for me so I am very happy to see that many of the participants continue making a very good progress on their respective projects! 

We are getting close to the final update and the end of this year's Monster March challenge. It means that many of the participants have completed their projects already, and some continue with their stretch goals. In general, models are often look almost finished and it is fantastic to see all the accomplishments already. 

Well done everyone! Let's see what did everyone paint last week!

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Monster March 6 - Part 4



We are now past the half-way through the Monster March 6! It is great to see the continuous progress the participant make. For many, it is the time to start working one some more intricate details of their models. Some are already working on their stretch goals too! 

However, please remember that it is never too late to join so if you are thinking about starting a new project, just let me know! 

Let's see what's new from the last week!

Monday, 14 March 2022

Monster March 6 - Part 3




Time for an update on the progress after second week of Monster March 6 painting challenge. It is usually the time when the first layers are painted on the models. Of course, participants have their own pace! 

Once again, it is absolutely amazing to see all the progress made and such a wonderful variety of projects and models. It is also fantastic to see that there are more people joining the challenge as well!

Let's have a look!

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Monster March 6 - Part 2



It's time for the update on the progress the participants of the Monster March 6 have made so far. You could see all the amazing models they pledged in the Part 1 blog post.  It is great to see a really strong start and good progress in the first week!

What is more, more people are joining the painting challenge too! Thank you very much for doing so! Please, remember that there is always a good time to join. Just check the details on how to contact me in this post:

Monster March 6 - Introduction

I would like to take the opportunity to thank a few readers who let their friends know about the challenge and thanks to that we have more people joining! That is awesome, thanks a lot! 

Ok! Let's see what did everyone do last week!