Monday 30 September 2019

Mortem et Gloriam - Game 41 - 2019/09/30


In the second round of the tournament during WinterCon 2019 I played against Phil. Last time we played against each other (a few months ago during Ascending Valhalla event) he played with Alexandrian Macedonian. This time, however, Phil decided to bring Early Imperial Romans with some Armenian allies. Excellent!

For some reason I consider Romans as the primary enemy for my Seleucids. I thus find it always exciting to play against any flavor of the Roman force. Even in the frame of this faction, there are a lot of options and variations so there is a guarantee there will be no two armies alike. Phil's force was definitely a good example, especially with allied contingent of Armenian cavalry.

Here are the details:

Early Imperial Romans - Army List

Sunday 22 September 2019

Game 121 - Night Stalkers - 2019/09/22

In the next round of Return of the King tournament I played against Jules and his beautifully painted Night Stalker's army. As my pictures to not give justice to his fantastic looking force, I highly recommend that you check his topic with more photos of the units he has collected and painted so far:

For this tournament Jules decided to bring an army in which various units were represented. Here are the details of his army 1850 points:

Night Stalkers - Army List

60 Blood Worms, Legion, Infantry, Lifeleech (2)
- Void Lurker, Hero, Monster, Fly, Crushing Strength (2), Thunderous Charge (1), Regeneration (5+)
- 5 Shadowhounds*, Troop, Cavalry, Height 1, Nimble, Regeneration (5+), Thunderous Charge (1)
- Terror, Monster, Base size (75 x 75 mm), Crushing Strength (1), Ensnare, Regeneration (4+), Shambling

6 Fiends, Horde, Large Cavalry, Crushing Strength (1), Vicious
- Dread-Fiend, Hero, Large Cavalry, Crushing Strength (2), Vicious, Nimble

20 Phantoms, Regiment, Infantry, Fly, Shambling, Crushing Strength (1), Base size (25 x 25 mm)
- Horror, Hero, Infantry, Individual, Surge (8), Bane Chant (2)

20 Scarecrows, Regiment, Infantry, Shambling
- Shade, Hero, Infantry, Individual, Fly, Crushing Strength (1)

20 Scarecrows, Regiment, Infantry, Shambling

Sunday 15 September 2019

Mortem et Gloriam - Game 40 - 2019/09/15


Welcome to the first battle report from the series of four that I played during the tournament WinterCon 2019. It took place in Canberra on 20-21 July. I apologise for the delay in posting about these games. I do hope, however, that I can make up for it with tales of great games against fantastic opponents! 

Before I continue, I would like to dedicate the tournament reports to the player I will always consider as my Mortem et Gloriam mentor - Geoff. He helped me a lot when I was learning the game for the very first time and I was fortunate to play against him a few time since. Unfortunately, Geoff was forced to change the plans in the last possible moment and was not participating in the event. I do hope we will have another chance to play, especially that he initially planned to bring an army of Lysimachus. That would have made for a great thematic game against my Seleucids for sure. Next time!

The tournament was organised for two days with four games to be played. We were not restricted to any particular period of history. The initial match ups were made to pair armies from as close periods as possible. Other than that, we only had a limit of points for the army that was set at 10,000 points.

In the first game I was to play against Leigh, against whom I have already played on many occasions. Leigh is always happy to use different armies from different periods. This time his choice was a force of Magna Graecia. Excellent! A new faction against a great opponent, perfect way to start the tournament!

Here are the details of the composition Leigh brought to the event:

Magna Graecia - Army List