Saturday, 23 April 2022

Game 162 - Forces of Nature - 2022/04/23

 


Greetings!

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!

 

Greetings!

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

 


Greetings!

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

 


Greetings! 

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

 

 

Greetings!

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



 

Greetings!

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!

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Monster March 6 - Part 1

 


Greetings and welcome to the 6th edition of Monster March!

Although 1st of March is on Tuesday, I think it is a good idea to start the painting challenge already! It was fantastic to receive a great response from the participants, both new and returning! Thank you all already! Every year your enthusiasm and creativity make the challenge absolute blast and a pleasure to host!

In this post, Part 1 of the painting challenge, I am going to introduce all the participants who have joined so far. Please, remember, there is always time to do so! If you are interested, please check my introduction post for details:

Monster March 6 - Introduction

And now, let's see who is going to participate this year!

Sunday, 13 February 2022

Monster March 6 - Introduction


 

Greetings!

It seems that the time of the year when all sorts of monsters or simply big models would demand your attention is approaching fast! If you have not started thinking about your next BIG project yet, it is a perfect moment to do so.

Let's start, however, with a brief introduction of the Monster March. In general, it is a painting challenge, where you have a month of March to assemble and paint your chosen model or models. The main theme is, as the name suggests, a big model. Perhaps something monstrous for your fantasy collection/army? Or maybe something titanic for your Sci-Fi host? 

The main goal, however, is to use the opportunity to try and complete painting of whatever you like. And share the progress with your fellow participants. If you would like to get a better idea what kind of contributions and spectrum of models were chosen in the past challenges, here are the links to the posts from the previous years:

Monster March 1 - 2017

Monster March 2 - 2018

Monster March 3 - 2019

Monster March 4 - 2020 

Monster March 5 - 2021

I hope you are interested in participating! The way in which you can join and some more details regarding the challenge are described below:

Sunday, 30 January 2022

Game 161 - Dwarfs - 2021/01/30

 


Greetings!

I was very nicely surprised when after I posted about my very first game in Play By Email, I learned that quite a number of players use this way. I also receive a few generous offers to play this way, so I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who reached out! I will definitely find time to organize a game against everyone who contacted me. 

In the meantime, a sort of rematch was scheduled already. This time, however, Erasmus decided to use another force of his - The Dwarfs of the Fool's Hold! You should check how the army looks like in real life and read their story too!

The Dwarfs of the Fool's Hold - gallery

Who are the Fools? - story 

It was thus another classic match up, with another battle to be added to the long saga of Elves vs Dwarfs conflict. Here are the details of the army Erasmus brought to our 2000 points per side game:

The Dwarfs of the Fool's Hold - Army List

Ironclad Regiment (I1), Infantry, Throwing Mastiff - 125
Ironclad Regiment (I2), Infantry, Throwing Mastiff - 125
Ironclad Regiment (I3), Infantry, Throwing Mastiff - 125
Shieldbreakers Regiment (S1), Infantry, Throwing Mastiff - 140  

Rangers* Regiment (R1), Infantry - 185
Rangers* Regiment (R2), Infantry - 185 

Sharpshooters Troop (S2), Heavy Infantry - 100
Sharpshooters Troop (S3), Heavy Infantry - 100
Sharpshooters Troop (S4), Heavy Infantry - 100
Berserker Brock Riders Troop (BR1), Cavalry - 125
Berserker Brock Riders Troop (BR2), Cavalry - 125

Steel Behemoth (B), Monster (Chariot) - 245

Berskerker Lord (BL), Hero (Cavalry), Gnome-Glass Shield - 150
Dwarf Army Standard Bearer (AS), Hero (Infantry) - 50
Flame Priest (FP), Hero (Infantry), Inspiring Talisman, Bane Chant(2), Increase to Fireball (10) - 120

This army has 15 units, 12 of them are scoring and the Total Unit Strength is 24.

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Game 160 - Salamanders - 2022/01/23


Greetings!

It has been some time since I played a game of Kings of War "live", either with real models or online. It was thus a great that when Karl reached out to offer me a game on Tabletop Simulator I had some spare time to do so. It was our long overdue re-match too! We played our first game almost exactly a year ago. You can check it here if you are interested:

Game 152 - Salamanders - 2021/01/26

If you are interested in playing Kings of War on Tabletop Simulator platform, I highly recommend you read Karl's article on Mantic Blog:

How to play Kings of War on Tabletop Simulator

And check all the goodies Karl prepared for you on this FB group:

Kings of War - Tabletop Simulator  

There are a lot of very useful functionalities built in now, that make the experience even more smooth and user friendly. I also learned that you can have moving models as well, in the same way as they are in computer games! I hope I am going to find some time in the future to play with that and create more personalized version of my own as well.

Karl brought his trusty Salamanders again and we both had some updates to our respective army lists since last time. Here are the details of the army list of Karl's Salamanders:

Salamanders - Army List

Salamander Ceremonial Guard Horde (SC), Heavy Infantry - 265
Tyrants Horde (T1), Large Infantry - 240
Tyrants Horde (T2), Large Infantry - 240

Ancients Regiment (A1), Heavy Infantry - 185
Ancients Regiment (A2), Heavy Infantry - 185
Scorchwings* (SF1), Large Cavalry - 120
Scorchwings* (SF2), Large Cavalry - 120

Fire Drake (FD1), Titan - 210
Fire Drake (FD2), Titan - 210

Herald (H), Hero (Heavy Infantry),  Lute of Insatiable Darkness - 85
Mage-Priest (MP), Hero (heavy Infantry), Heal (3), Shroud of the Saint - 135

This army has 11 Units, 9 of them are scoring and the total Unit Strength is 22.