Match Report – Guild Ball Ep 05 – Masons vs. Brewers!

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This War of Mine Kickstarter Preview

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Imagine, all that you once had has ceased to exist in a moment. You are in decline. Your hometown is ruined by a military, a government is on the run, people, who have survived after bombing have to hide in a bomb shelter. Is it a nightmare? Maybe this is only tabletop game. Events of […]

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The Alchemist Formula (S2) – Naja

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So the dirty snake in the grass has brought his dirty snake in the grass….Its Venin’s pet Naja. Stats Fast enough to keep pace with Venin (and with added range of melee zone is great). Her TAC is average for … Continue reading

Imperium. Polityka, część 2 – Imperator i jego doradcy.

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W teorii, Imperator jest najwyższym władcą państwa, mogącym wydawać dekrety i ustanawiać prawa wedle swego uznania, nakładać podatki i dowolnie zarządzać skarbcem imperialnym, a także wypowiadać wojny i zawierać pokój. Kult Sigmara posuwa się nawet do tego, że uznaje jego władzę w miejscu Boskiego Sigmara, choć niewielu poza najbardziej radykalnymi przedstawicielami Kultu naprawdę w to wierzy. Istnieje jednak wiele ograniczeń i sposobów kontrolowania władzy Imperatora.

Teoretycznie obecnie panujący Imperator Karl-Franz I ma absolutną kontrolę nad społeczeństwem Imperium, jednak w praktyce jego władza jest ograniczona wieloma przywilejami, które rozmaite urzędy otrzymały edyktami jego poprzedników. W rzeczywistości Korona jest utrzymywana jedynie dla tradycji i ciągłości historycznej – nie tak dawno temu, gdy zabrakło silnego władcy, państwo prawie uległo Inwazji Chaosu. Gdy Imperator wstępował na tron, przysiągł, iż zawsze będzie strzegł całości i majestatu Imperium. Okazało się to niełatwym zadaniem…

Rada Stanu
Mówiąc ogólnie, Imperator jest władny nakładać podatki, tworzyć armie i wydawać edykty. W codziennych obowiązkach i w sprawach finansowych, wojskowych i podobnych doradza mu wyznaczona przez niego Rada Stanu. W skład tego ciała wchodzą przedstawiciele rodzin chlubiących się najbardziej starożytnym pochodzeniem i Wielki Teogonista Kultu Sigmara. Rada nie ma żadnych uprawnień konstytucyjnych, ale mimo to dysponuje wielką władzą, gdyż jej członkowie kontrolują dostęp do Imperatora, a przez to decyduje, jakie informacje do niego docierają i – jeśli zdołają osiągnąć jednomyślność – wywierają na niego znaczący wpływ. Za szczególnie zdecydowanymi posunięciami rady stoi zwykle Wielki Teogonista, który jest prawdopodobnie najpotężniejszym człowiekiem w Imperium.

Imperator Mattheus II, dziad Karla-Franza I, był zdecydowanym zwolennikiem demokracji i spróbował nawet nakreślić konstytucję, której założenia miały się opierać na Radzie Stanu. Starania te zostały po cichu powstrzymane przez Elektorów, którzy od początków Imperium sprzeciwiają się wszystkiemu, co mogłoby ograniczyć ich władzę.

Mimo to, tylko wyjątkowo silny Imperator mógłby postąpić wbrew głosom zjednoczonej rady.

Imperatorscy Plenipotenci
Od czasu do czasu Imperator wyznacza w jakiejś prowincji lub, nieco rzadziej, w mieście, swego przedstawiciela (nosi on nazwę imperatorskiego plenipotenta). Przedstawiciele ci mogą spełniać dwojakie zadania; plenipotent może być lojalnym urzędnikiem pilnującym imperatorskich interesów i mającym oko na jego podwładnych, lecz równie dobrze może to być tajny wysłannik, który zostaje oddelegowany do rozbicia spisku lub intrygą i szpiegostwem przyczynia się do wykrycia wichrzycieli. Niezależnie od przyczyn stojących za ich nominacją, powszechnie wiadomo, że imperatorscy plenipotenci najczęściej są ulubieńcami dworu, dlatego niewielu ludzi się nimi przejmuje.

Magistrowie
Magistrowie, chociaż legalnie uprzywilejowani do używania magii, zajmują w Imperium niepewną pozycję. Sztuka magiczna nie należy do bezpiecznych zajęć, a nagłaśniane przypadki czarodziei, którzy utrzymywali konszachty z demonami i stworami Chaosu, nie pomogły magom w zdobyciu zaufania ludzi i władców. Mimo to Kolegia Magii są w Imperium tolerowane. Szczególną wszakże podejrzliwość wobec magów przejawiają kapłani. Według nich, wszelka moc, która nie pochodzi od bogów, musi ostatecznie zniszczyć tego, kto jej używa, nawet jeśli wykorzystana jest do obrony Imperium.

Z kolei Elektorzy nie są zachwyceni koncentracją mocy magicznej w Altdorfie, w którym mieszczą się Kolegia Magii. Taka potęga dostępna na wyłączne usługi Imperatora znacząco zaburzyła równowagę władzę między dworem a Elektorami. Od tego czasu wielu możnych próbowało nakłonić czarodziejów z Kolegiów Magii do przeniesienia się na ich dwory. Krążą pogłoski, że trzech potężnych Magistrów Płomienia przyjęło ofertę Elektora Talabecklandu, który ogłosił plany utworzenia w niedalekiej przyszłości na terenie swojej prowincji nowej szkoły magii. Można tylko zgadywać, jaka będzie reakcja Imperatora, oraz czy łowcy czarownic podejmą jakiekolwiek działanie w tej sprawie.

ciąg dalszy nastąpi…
(a wszystkie wpisy fluffowe opublikowane dotychczas dostępne są w czytelni).
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dołączenia do BLOGOSFERY oraz komentowania wpisów!
Zapraszam także na forum AZYLIUM, które skupia graczy
Mordheim i Warheim FS.

3500pt Dark Eldar army for sale.

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Greetings Friends, Romans, Countrymen.

Lend me your wallets!

Ok, by that what I mean is that this weekend I came to the sad decision that I will be selling my Dark Eldar army, after whom this blog is named. Now that doesn’t mean I’ll be stopping the blog, far from it, but I want to invest heavily into my space marine collection as my first love, and to do that I not only need to clear some shelf space but I also need to generate some income.

My Dark Eldar collection stands at around 3500pts in total, once you add in wargear, and about 3300 without. Approximately 2200pts of the army is fully painted, I like to think to an exceedingly good standard (my 1850pt list came 4th in the best painted army competition at BlogWars 9). I will be including the current codex and coven supplement (both hardback) in the sale, along with spare bits, and even if desired the base paints used for the Kabal portion of the scheme.

The army will be going up on ebay this weekend, (5th June) so if you’d like to get a hold of this army before that happens, drop an email to the blog address above and I’ll reply to you. I’ll include postage and packing of the army at my end depending on the level of any offer. The army is generally in excellent condition, with any damage being limited to the odd pointy bit or chain.

Without further ado, here are some more detailed pics of the units included.

10 mandrakes, 1 has lost its close combat weapon, which could easily be replaced with one of the wrack weapon bits included.

5 Metal Incubi (3 additional also included) and the Starsky and Hutch venom (with converted Incubi gunner)

5 Raiders, all the most fragile parts are magnetised. 4 have dark lances (also magnetised)

2 Ravagers (magnetised, with magnetised dissies included) plus two venoms and 5-man squads, each with a blaster

15 Hellions, including a helliarch with a stun claw. 

Urien Rakarth, Haemonculus and a wrack unit with venom. One wrack has an ossefactor, but the unit is a man short to be codex legal (he’s now a gunner, on one of the raiders)

2 Talos, one with haywire blasters and one with splinter cannons, both Ichor Injectors. 3 Grotesques converted from Crypt Horrors and a metal Archon with blast pistol and agoniser.

5 Scourges with 4 haywire blasters, and a court of the archon including 3 Sslyth, 2 Medusae (1 converted from a lhamaean) and an ur-ghul

5 more scourges with 4 heat lances, and 6 reavers. 2 blasters and 2 cluster caltrops included. 20 Kabalite Warriors with splinter rifles

3 unpainted reavers (1 heat lance, 1 grav talon), a converted succubus with archite glaive, and 10 warriors (quite a few with splinter cannon backpacks or phantasm launchers, normal warrior arms included in the bits supplies)

Razorwing jetfighter, with dark lances, splinter cannon and monoscythe missiles (plus the two venom units already shown)

I’m looking to raise around £600 for this collection, which would cost well in excess of £700 to buy new, though I’ll consider any reasonable offers and I will make a decision at the weekend.

Feel free to ask any questions if you are interested, I can take and supply photos any time.

Till next time,
TBE

Shipyard Details for Historicon

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I managed to finish up some terrain detail pieces for the shipyard this weekend.  Destroying the shipyard will be one of the objectives of the attacking British force.Starting from the top center:- 2 plastic buildings from Renedra – these are nice…

WIP: Imperial Knight Errant of House Raven #7

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Almost there. I’ve finished painting the chainsword arm, so all that is left to do are the rocket pods. Looking forward to come up with a showcase post of the finished model for the next time (finally).I’m really excited for the new Sector Imperialis b…

A Visit to Waterloo

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So following on from our brief visit to Azincourt we headed North into Belgium for the big visit to Waterloo.

I had previously booked to stay in the 1815 Hotel – a small but comfortable 3 star hotel which sits about 200 yards from the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte. Indeed it probably sits very close to the centre of the British Lines.

 I can strongly recommend this venue as it is not only very reasonable (We paid £160 all in for two nights for a twin room including breakfast) it also boasts a fantastic restaurant which is very popular with the locals. We ate here both nights.

The Hotel 1815 (our room was called Ney) – top left window

The battlefield is spectacular and just as I imagined it. The field is dominated by the Lion Mound (a celebration of the Allied Victory) which I understand was constructed using the ridgeline defended by the Allied forces. So although some of the topography has changed the atmosphere and sense of history is all pervasive.

The Lion Mound – the building to the right holds the panorama

A quick recce of the area revealed that you could buy a day pass for 19 Euros to visit the museum, the panorama, a climb to the top of the mound plus entry to  Hougoument on the British Right flank, the farm that Napoleon slept in on the night before the battle and Wellingtons general HQ in the village of Waterloo (some 4 miles from the battlefield. All these points can be found on the N7 (the main road that traverses the battlefield) and the one that takes you into the heart of Brussels.

So the following morning we headed down to the museum and bought our day tickets. We entered the museum.

The first part focussed on the events leading up to the battle with plenty of memorabilia. It did strike me that if you didn’t read the notices present or were uninitiated with the battle you might have surmised that Napoleon had won ! It really was very French !

From the first hall you moved into a corridor exhibiting the uniforms of the day…

Having passed through the museum, including a rather interesting 3d experience, you find yourself entering the rather splendid round building alongside the mound. This houses the panorama. We’ll come back to this shortly.

Because from the panorama building you find your self at the bottom of a very long set of stairs to the top of the mound. This is a steep staircase !

FRom the top the views are spectacular – I am looking North in the picture below and you can see the town of Waterloo in the distance.

The Old Man decided to stay at the bottom and smoke his pipe – he seems to have met a re-enactor

This is the view south from the mound – the farm buildings in the top centre are La Belle Alliance and to the left is La Haye Sainte.
La Haye Sainte
The Hotel & Other buildings – top of British Line (centre)
Having navigated my down the steps from the mound – not that easy ! We entered the panorama building. Commissioned for the centenary (1915) this circular building housed a picture of the engagement at the height of Ney’s cavalry charges in the afternoon.It was truly spectacular and I imagine a hundred years ago this would have been a lot brighter and more vivid.
I believe it was finished in 1913 before the Great War broke out.

From the Panorama we hopped in the car and drove round the back of Wellingtons ridge to Hougoumont. This has been restored over the last few years and is a fitting memorial for the men who fought here.

The view below is from the North of the Chateau looking at the Northern Gate…the one the French stormed and opened. Only for the guards to rally and close the gates. This has been captured in bronze…a fine statue

The farms as I said has been restored and I think looks too pristine. I doubt it was this clean and tidy on the eve of the battle.

The small chapel used as a nursing station during the battle.

The gate into the chateau

The Barns complete with a 4D show….

The gate from the chateau into the orchard and walled garden

If you look carefully in the above picture you will see three old trees (elm I believe) in the top right  that are virtually dead. These trees were alive and full leaf on the day of the battle. Their trunks are scarred and punctured by hundreds of musket balls.

From Hougoumont we returned to the centre of the field and headed south along the N5 for about three miles.

Eventually we arrived at Bonapartes resting place the night before the battle.

Don’t you love the bayonet gates !

FRom here we drove back North up the N5 and found La Hat Sainte. Sadly this is a private residence but still bears the scars of the battle. The gatehouse reminds me so much of the old Airfix kit.

By turning around 180 degrees at this point you can see the landscape of Wellingtons left flank. The buildings in the distance are not Papelotte (i think)

Of course no trip top France can be left without a visit to a booze store. This was one of three trolleys !

This was a fantastic weekend, two iconic battle fields, a chance to spent some time with my father and some great food and wine…

where to next…??

Russian Support Options – Chechnya 1994

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Nothing like a quiet bank holiday to get some hours in front of the brushes.These are the last of the Modern Russians for the Chechen project, I wanted to bolster the Russian units with a couple of support options First up a Heavy Machine Gun and Grena…

Abdul Goldberg, the most infamous Rogue Trader.

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He’s done!

As usual a few good things and a few bad things but I’m very pleased with getting him done.

The majority of the figure is Eureka’s Voltaire figure. I’m more of a Rousseau guy, but I don’t think anyone makes a figure for him. The weapons and servo skull are from the Cadian trooper boxed set, as well as the respirator mask. The backpack and extra tube for the respirator are from Dragon Forge.

In addition to being happy with how he turned out I am really happy at how the photos turned out. I used all of my gear and knowledge from the photography course I took and processed the images in Lightroom. I’m really proud of them.

Here is the back story and stats for him that I’m posting in the Album in The Emporium of Rogue Dreams. Be sure to check out the others and see whose Rick Priestly picks as the ultimate Rogue Trader.

Abdul Goldberg! The name conjures up fear and loathing. No one knows the true origin of this Rogue Trader, he has been seen in many systems, never with the same crew. There are many stories about Abdul, this is one.
Before arriving at the fringe of the Empire, Abdul was a very zealous inquisitor. He enforced the Emperor’s will with a vengeance but carried a dark secret, he was a psyker. At first he was able to hide his budding power. His power was revealed as he unleashed powerful wind blasts against the heretics who had killed his beloved acolyte, Brother Yorick. Abdul now travels with his loyal companion forever at his side as a servo skull.
Although Abdul is equipped with a full compliment of weapons, he is most often seen with his trusty bolt pistol “Fatima” and his Chain Sword “Te Absolvo”.
In game Abdul has the following stats and equipment:
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Ld
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Weapons:Bolt Pistol, Needler, Neuro Disruptor, Digital Flamer, Chain Sword
Gear:Flak Armor, Energy Fields (Conversion, Distort, Stasis), Breathing Mask, Cameleoline, Communicator, Energy Scanner, Eye Protection (Injection), Immune (3 doses), Infravision (surgery), Rad Counter, Stimulant (15 doses), Stumm antidote (1 dose), Web Solvent (6 uses)
Psychic Ability:

Mastery Level 1, Psi Level 10, Abilities (Steal Mind, Wind Blast)
Thanks for looking.

Finished! Orruk Brute

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And now, the final shot and conclusion of the Jeff Jam. That is, until I can photograph his. This was a great experiment and it felt very comfortable to be painting an Ork again. They were my main army through the duration of 40K, which ended for me wi…

GW Technical Paint

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So I recently picked up some of the new GW Technical Paint: Agrellan Earth.  I was interested in the cracked earth look on bases and this stuff is advertise as doing so.  I messed around with it and was amazed how well it works.  Dependi…

Warhammer Quesrt: Silver Tower

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So I recently picked up the new release of Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.  I started getting the models built and picked this one to paint first.  I really like painting individual models because it gives me a chance to work on different pain…

Flames of War: Corsair

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I have always liked the Corsair since I first saw it on a TV show, Baa Baa Black Sheep.  This model was recently released for the new Flames of War Pacific.  I decided to pick it up and get some paint on it.  It is a great looking model …

Berserkers

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So I was getting ready to start taking photos of my finished Viking army and discovered that I am short one Warrior.  So now I need to strip another model and get it painted and that will finished my army.  I did finish the Berserkers last we…

Arkwright From Capstone Games

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Arkwright $79.99   In the 17th and 18th centuries, merchantmen sailing under the English flag dominated the seas and international trade. The Navigation Acts restricted foreign ships from partaking in the trade between England and her colonies.   Richard Arkwright was one of the English inventors and businessmen who developed the first advanced machines (e.g. […]

Partizan 2016

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A couple of weeks ago myself and Keith rocked upto Newark and dusted off the Gates of Antares table and rolled some dice and generally had a bloody good time!In the usual Anton fashion I ran around and snapped the tables that were at the show, lots and…

British Infantry to finish off my basic SP2 French Indian Wars forces

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Build Report: 31044 Park Animals

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One of my “I received a voucher so I buy this one” sets for 2016, this Creator Park Animals is an excellent set.Priced at 15 euro, it contains a nice selection of brown elements, something that always comes in handy for a moc builder.And the fact we re…

Bagging the Hun

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I’m off to the club tomorrow night, where I’ll be running and taking part in a couple of games of Bag the Hun 2. The first will be a late war Soviet VVS versus Luftwaffe dogfight using the starter scenario from the rulebook – Bandits – as there is…

Lancaster Host: the end of the end, we mean it this time.

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Bad news from the Lancaster Host, site of many HMGS and WBC game conventions over the years.  The Lancaster Online just reported a major water main break, causing the ceiling on three floors to break, 2000 residents and crew to … Continue reading

What’s on the Workbench – Week 22

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What’s on the Workbench – Week 22 So last week I painted quite a lot on Red Riding Hood and this week I hope to get her finished and at least get started painting…

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Kormak WIP pt 2

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Bueno, parece que como a cada chancho le llega su San Martín, también a cada Morat le llega su momento de ser pintado. Ayer mientras escuchaba por radio la goleada de Lanús sobre San Lorenzo (4 a 0) por la final del camaleónico campeonato de futbol argentino, estaba divertido pintando al groso de Kormak. Me falta todavía algunas cosas más, de hecho las fotos con macro me sirven para ver dónde debería retocar un poco, pero me gusta como viene.
Well, it seems like every dog has its day also each Morat gets its time to be painted. Yesterday while listening to the radio the match beteen Lanus and San Lorenzo (4-0) for the final of the chameleonic Argentinian FUTBOL championship, I was getting the best of my funny times painting the lider of all Morats: Kormak. I still have some work to do on it but I like the way its comming to life my Kormak.

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Unboxing Malifaux – Fermented River Monks

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“Just the one drink then…maybe two…”The Fermented River Monks box contains enough parts for three miniatures…namely the Fermented River Monks. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.Fermented River Monks – SprueThe…

Leeds Armouries

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I rose to a beautiful day today and if I did not do something the missus had plans for the garden, I helped out yesterday and did not fancy it again, despite the promise of doing so. So off we went with the roof down to Leeds and the Royal Armouries. A…