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Fluffy Boobies: Ogres vs. Dark Elves

Posted on July 31st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Nice fluffy friendly game vs. Jeff’s Dark Elf Booby list on Tuesday with my fluffy Ogre list for Call to Arms next fortnight.  Despite all my painting efforts with Dwarfs I have submitted my Ogre list for this event so whats on the table in the pi…

WIP – AoW Dwarf Slayers: nearly there

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Making progress on my Slayer horde.  Slowed up by my lack of Ogyrn Flesh wash but rectified that yesterday so back on track again.   The 7 with the brown edgedbases are 90% done just need some highlights and grass tufts. Think I have my list …

SAGA! Our first game

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under . Posted by

I finally got SAGA onto the table this weekend, after having only played a few games at HGMS conventions over the years. Our Vikings and Normans mix it up after the jump.My wife an I played a brief game to get a handle on the rules, and then played a f…

Veni Vidi Vici – The Romans are coming

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under Posted by

I’ve always been a history buff. Two periods in particular fascinate me the Punic Wars and Caesars campaigns in Gaul.  Consequently I’ve always wanted to paint up some Roman minis.  Evan from my local club kindly gave me a box of 1:72 scale R…

Trials & tribulations of limited comp – Dwarfs or Ogres for CTA

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Call to Arms lists are due in a fortnight from now and like most Dwarf players I am struggling to get my head around the restrictions the minimal comp has imposed on us.  The key limitations are:500pt max unit size.Max 4 template weapons, spells n…

Panzershrek WHFB Army Parade

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Almost forgot to post these but I managed to get photos of some but not all of the armies that were at Panzershrek this month.  Unfortunately I didn’t get all of them.  But I hope these are enough to wet your appetiteMineSome of Sam Whitt’s m…

WIP – AoW Dwarf Slayers

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting, painting, painting Slayers are starting to take shape although the small faces are causing me problems as my brush supply is rather limited right now.  Still aiming to have these guys ready for Call to Arms but in the last couple of days…

Historicon 2014, Saturday

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under . Posted by

Last day of Historicon for me. Managed to play two games and check out a bunch of others. Also, have you guys heard of “All Quiet on the Martian Front”? You need to know about “All Quiet on the Martian Front”. Jumbled thoughts and pics after the jump.A…

Historicon 2014, Friday

Posted on July 19th, 2014 under . Posted by

Lots more action on Friday. Pics after the jump.Vendor DemosMy six year old son wanted to play games, but I didn’t think he could handle a four hour session, so we hit the demo games in vendor area instead. It was still pretty quiet and several vendors…

Historicon 2014, Thursday

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under . Posted by

I’ve made it to Historicon again this year, and despite a late start I managed to see a ton of great games, made a pass through the vendor hall and played a real nail biter. I also noticed a lot more British accents this year. Not sure if the con is at…

Panzershrek XIII – Day 2 Dwarves vs. Ogres, Empire & Druchi

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

3 games today not the usual 2 so a great bonus as sometimes 5 games in a weekend just isn’t enough. After my terrible Day 1 with only 14 points earned out of a maximum 60 I really needed to turn things around.  My main goal tournament wise this ye…

Panzershrek XIII – Day 1 Report

Posted on July 17th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Game 1 vs. Skaven (Pete Dunn)Not the ideal match up for me particularly in the first round.  Pete’s list as always was incredibly fluffy and full of the niceness that is Skaven.  Having army wide hatred was nice as was getting the first turn …

Painting a Reaper Bones Cthulhu

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I painted up Reaper Bones Cthulhu for my dungeon bash, but kept my progress under wraps to avoid spoiling the surprise for any players who might visit this site. This is by far the largest miniature I’ve painted, and I wasn’t quite sure how to proceed….

Panzershrek XIII – FOW & X-Wing Photos

Posted on July 14th, 2014 under Posted by

Another Panzershrek is over, my first as a competitor in the WHFB rather than the FOW competition, and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend it was.  Great job by Jeff Kent organising and running the WHFB event and he did some fantastic work building ETC…

Stone fences for Panzershrek

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Local club member Jeffrey Kent is doing a fantastic job organising the WHFB competition at Panzershrek this weekend.  Part of his efforts included building a lot of new terrain.  This included some nice looking stone fences made out of modell…

Avatars of War production problems…

Posted on July 8th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

After reading up on AoW production issues in various forums I was kind of expecting this.  Got the following email from Avatars of War this morning.Hello John, I would like to inform you about the preorder of the Doomcrushers, The fact t…

WIP – AoW Dwarf Berserkers & Dwarf movement tray idea

Posted on July 6th, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Finally finished assembling all of my Avatars of War Berserkers last night and getting them based up in a way that worked.  I used 3 40x40mm bases as part of the construction process so the 40 models gave me 2 full units – 1 of 40 and 1 of 10 mode…

And the filth is in – Panzershrek lists are out

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under Posted by

Its an Elf fest (of sorts) for Panzershrek next fortnight and not the good kind either… seems that ‘social-gamers’ will be dominating the scene at our local tournament this month.  The following armies are turning up:Dark Elves – 4Dwarfs – 3 (al…

WIP – Avatars of War Dwarf Beserkers/Slayers

Posted on July 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Nice delivery from Wayland Games last Friday two boxes of AoW Berserkers their substitute for the GW Dwarf Slayers.  Each box contains 20 models and I managed to pick both up for NZ$75 or the equivalent of a single standard box of GW miniatures or…

WIP – High Elf Display Board Part 2

Posted on June 30th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

More progress on my High Elf display board with initial painting complete and scratch built ruins finished.  The board so farRuined columnsColumns with Dragon Princes for size comparison    The Griffon EyrieUnfortunately I built these pi…

Dungeon Crawl 2014

Posted on June 29th, 2014 under , . Posted by

My wife and I hosted a full day of gaming out our house this weekend. She handled the Just Dance tournament while I ran a dungeon crawl for eight players. I wanted to capture the fun of smashing monsters, gathering loot and leveling up from hopeful adv…

Ogres vs. Empire 2400pt Battle Report

Posted on June 26th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

The Mountain Claw tribe led by its General Slaughtermaster Bigears the Noddy Killer have marched into the lands of Empire in search of food and shiny stuff.  Caught off guard by the Mountain Claws sudden incursion the forces of the Empire are slow…

2400pt Dwarf tournament list for Panzershrek

Posted on June 25th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Jeff being the social gamer he is has demanded requested that army lists for Panzershrek be submitted by this Saturday.  To be honest I’d been distracted by the restrictive comp (at least for Dwarfs) at Call to Arms and had forgotten about Pa…

WIP – FOW on the painting table

Posted on June 22nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Managed to get some painting in last week catching up on the small back-log of FOW work left to do. In this case a 88mm Flak Platoon and an Artillery Platoon & Platoon of Stuarts for my Canadian Armoured Company.Stuart PlatoonWIP Stuart with comple…

Reaper Snakes and Wizards

Posted on June 20th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Polished off a few more Reaper Bones figures. First up, a pair of snakemen. The original concept sketch was pretty cool, but I think the final sculpt shipped in the Kickstarter was merely adequate. Still a decent figure, and they paint up quickly.Metal…