Hi all! Quick post of a Knight Questor for my Stormcast Eternals. I used a bare head from a Space Wolf Terminator because I prefer heroes and leaders without anonymous helmets.What do you think about Stormcast Eternals without helmets? Leave a com…
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As a part of finishing up a bunch of half finished projects, I finished this bugger yesterday. I forgot how fun they were to work on!I’ve been trying to figure out what to use them as in-game, and am still not sold. That may put a halt on this project …
Blood Reavers for Age of Sigmar, half of the unit. The start of a Grand Alliance Chaos faction, mostly will be made from the models in the core box they first released.
Will this was certainly a surprise…
My latest addition to my Stormcast Eternals collection is the Knight-Azyros. More photos after the jump!More after the jump
Welcome back to the blog, readers! I apologise again at my lack of blogs. Study continues, and there is a lot going on behind the scenes to get this year’s tournaments together. It’s been wonderful seeing the hobby grow over the past year, and the number of new events, new players and attendance is a very good indicator of things to come.
I will do a separate post about it at some point, but we also have National Rankings up and running, so do go check that out.
This weekend is the Equinox tournament, run by the Auckland City Guard.
The Warhammer: Age of Sigmar tournament is being run by Dan S., and has a strong hobby focus. If you are reading this before the weekend, there are still spots available! Check out the Player’s Pack for more information.
As is tradition, the enigmatic Jim has been invited to look at the army lists of those coming to Equinox, and his analysis is below.
See you all there! You can catch live event coverage on the Age of Sigmar New Zealand Facebook page.
Ok gents sorry about the late list write up but here is my take on Equinox 2017.
Andrew is running the revised/nerfed (but not neutered) Tomb Kings. Tomb Kings have it all; great threat range, great damage and great defensive capabilities and Andy is bringing all of them. Look for him to use his small unit of Chariots to break away flak lines before rushing in with his large unit of Chariots and a Necrosphinx which will lay the hurt down. Do not underestimate the damage output of his Chariots – although they don’t have rend they can produce a ridiculous number of wounds when buffed by Settra, 2x Tomb Kings and a Liche Priest. This unit can easily wipe out two 30 man units of infantry in a single charge. The only caveat to this army is the lack of flak lines and the lack of defence against gunlines so I think Andrew may fall victim to the shifting meta. Still has a real chance if he avoids some unfavourable match ups.
Perfect example of the two wave approach to Age of Sigmar. Hits you first turn with a unit that you have to deal with that’s both very killy and has 30 wounds, which normally forces you to bring out the big guns to deal with them. This is when he hits your big guns with enough Daemonette goodness to rip apart your killy units exposed by the first wave. The two waves are backed up by two main buffs; the ability to pile in twice and +1 to hit from the generals ability. For players who are not used to units who can pile in twice this can easily catch you off guard – if your second line of troops are within 3-4 inches of the front of your flak units then he can wipe out your flak before piling in to your secondary line of troops. Good contender for first place but may have some bad match ups.
Daniel’s playing one of the harder lists at the tournament with the fairly standard Sylvaneth list which has been adjusted a bit for the current Meta. The move to a greater number of Kurnoth Hunters will make this list a nightmare for anyone relying on specific parts of their army to be able to function as a whole and with the ability to skirt them around the map anyone without 24+ inch threat range will find them very hard to deal with. Lucky (for us) it looks like Daniel is not playing due to numbers which is unfortunate for him – but does make way for a softer list to win the tournament.
Good to see at least one alpha strike list still in the Meta. Fraser hits you fast and hard and any army lacking flak lines to put up in front will have a very hard time dealing with his army. Gordrakk is a beast who I have personally seen wipe out 2k points by himself. If he’s not buffing himself and charging turn one then he’s buffing the entire battalion that encompasses the rest of the army and still charging you turn one. If Gordrakk goes down early however this becomes an uphill battle fast for Fraser and with the amount of gun lines being brought there is bound to be one that will get lucky and down him early.
Fear the Moonclan! Geoff is bringing up the model count coming into Equinox. Not the most killy army but has enough artillery to snipe important list components before taking objectives and holding up the rest. Moonclan Grot Shamans are excellent spell casters with their +2 to cast when eating mushrooms and with an excellent spell to cast these are a simple choice at 60 points a piece – Geoff really brings this home by bringing three of them to ensure those rolls of 1 when eating mushrooms don’t affect those critical Mystic Shields or Curse of the Bad Moons going off.
I really like James McG’s list, Dragon Lords + Dragon Blades battalion is an excellent battalion and when combined with the Forest Dragon’s ability to have units that its in contact with hit last this could really hurt lists such as the stone horn alpha strikes. Way Watchers are good battle line and Sisters of the Thorn and Executioners are both good units in their own right, and James takes the cost effective Mistweaver Saih as the Mystic Shield spellcaster to combo with the Sisters. Love the toolkit, love the combination of range, defence, offence and manoeuvrability. James is lacking a bit of flak to throw in front of units and hopefully learns to let go of Dragon Blades that may be required to be thrown under the bus against certain lists (cavalry can take up a lot of room and with the high movement make for excellent blockers when required). Look forward to a good showing by this list.
James’s list isn’t looking too bad but unfortunately has fallen prey to the player’s pack requirements of not being able to manipulate the initiative roll. This is a major setback to the list and may be enough to cost him a few games. I look forward to seeing more of the stunties in mixed order lists but the jury is still out to how much effect the change in points will have in a pure Fyreslayer list.
My list runs enough artillery to deal with issues then combines as many combat buffs as possible. Long Beards enable me to use multiple command abilities which means I can give units +1 attacks against a unit, up to -2 rend from Runepriests, +1 to wound from warden and +1 to hit and wound from Ungrim. This makes for units of Slayers that will definitely hurt with 4 attacks each hitting on 2s wounding on 2s with -2 rend. If slayers go down early then other units can be buffed but to not as great effect. Artillery definitely needs to carry their weight for me to do well and I require them to pump out the main portion of wounds that I need to deal.
The new Stormcast Eternals! I really don’t know how this list is looking tbh because I have not perused the book yet. The new rules around mounts may make several units that we see in this list more viable but we will soon see how much of a difference coming down 9 inches away makes to the SCE units rather than being able to drop them into combat.
Jim has a nice amount of flak to veil his hard hitting larger units behind, however James may be the victim of a changing Meta. Lots of gun line based armies at the tournament will make for hard opponents for James. James is however becoming quite the NZ tournament veteran and knows how to play objectives – we will have to wait and see if this is enough to overcome the meta shift.
The Chaos Undivided lists got a major boost with the introduction of Sky Fires. Julien will most likely utilise the generals ability to give a unit +1 to hit to combine with the shaman being nearby to make them generate D3 mortal wounds on a hit roll of 4+ and with a range of 24 inches with a 14 inch move this makes the unit incredibly hard to deal while they destroy your backline. On top of this, the unit is actually very good in close combat with re rolls to hit and wound and their demonic mount able to pump out decent amounts of rend 1 wounds. To back this up Julien has brought Skarbrand with Sayl to really threaten your lines, he will wait till he is angry then fly him at you with Sayl’s magic to wreak havoc. The list has a few weird elements in it with the Gutter Runners etc but I hear Julien is an experienced 40k player and with a few adjustments to this list will start to easily make it up the rankings in the NZ AOS space. The list is still on par with anything at this tournament however with no truly hard lists being shown yet in NZ so I expect him to do well with a real chance of taking it out.
Marlin’s list is a bit more objective focused with larger units of Dryads to issue forward and block and contest his opponents. Marlin is also bringing Drycha, which is a nice addition to his army, with the relative amount of Dryads that Marlin is taking – Dryhca can sit behind the firing off her ranged attacks to dish out a considerable amount of wounds to larger infantry based units.
Ron’s bringing out the Ironjawz again to trample over his foes. Looking forward to seeing the Maw Crusha back in action – Ron will be relying on this and 2 units of Brutes to bring down the hurt on his opponents. The Balewind Vortex is an interesting addition and will be interesting to see how it works out for him (long range Foot of Gork could really get lucky and win him a few games) so will be interesting to see how this list competes.
Tim is playing Nagash how he should be played – as the Lord of Summoning. Tim’s list only contains Nagash and three units of skeletons, with the rest of his points is reserved for summoning. Tim has a large assortment of different units that he can summon and really knows how to play objectives – think of it like a SCE army but he gets to change whats coming down. He can and will summon the 900 remaining points in one turn with ease, placing them in strategic locations around the battlefield. He has up to +4 to cast to summon and can cast 7 spells per turn – if he fails a casting spell he will just attempt to summon a different unit instead. Really fun list to play and play against looking forward to seeing it on the battlefield.
Last but not least the other dispossessed player Tristan. Tristan’s list is very similar to mine and who would of thought the only double ups in special characters brought to the tournament would be Belegar and Ungrim! Tristan’s army plays very similar to mine but has the advantage of combining all of his units into 2 battalions. Unfortunately for me however I have to face Tristan in the first round and this small advantage of being able to decide who goes first might be enough to tip the scales in his favour.
Hi all! This week I finished a Lord Aquilor for my Stormcast Eternals. I painted him in the colours of the Knights of the Aurora. Really nice model that was fun to paint.What do you think? Did anyone get hold of some of the new Staormcast Eternals…
She once was beautiful. The sun dappled leaves made shadows in her glade, where spring flowers grew, eternal in their beauty. Death had no power there, instead the cycle of life renewed again and again, safe within the bosom of her enveloping spirit.N…
|The fourth and the last (after Slop, Tweak and Blot) Familiar of Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch is done. His name is Pug – the asquisitive and pilferer imp with a moonlike visage. He’s a very light-fingered critter who won’t stop at nothing to get all shiny things that catch his evil eyes. He is always lurking for unwary creatures and heroes trapped inside the Silver Tower corridors. His latest trophy is absolutely unique and his Master the Gaunt Summoner will generously reward him for it…
In my opinion Pug miniature has the worst sculpture of all Familiars (mainly the moonlike face) so I painted him last. I’ve tried to give his face a milder expression and to distract the attention towards the checkers, the mask and the blade. I hope you like him =) Now I’m going to make bases and the family photo for all of them =)
Czwarty i ostatni (po Slopie, Tweaku i Blocie) z Familiarsów Gaunt Summonera Tzeentcha jest gotowy. Przed Wami Pug – wiecznie zachłanny chcochlikowaty złodziejaszek o księżycowym obliczu. To stworzenie o wyjątkowo lepkich palcach nie cofnie się przed niczym, by zdobyć świecidełka, które wpadną mu w jego złośliwe oczka. Przemierza on korytarze Srebrnej Wieży, czyhając na chwilę nieuwagi uwięzionych w niej stworzeń i poszukiwaczy przygód. Jego najnowsza zdobycz to prawdziwy unikat, za którą jego Pan Gaunt Summoner na pewno go hojnie wynagrodzi…
Figurka Puga jest moim zdaniem najsłabsza z Familiarsów, dlatego też malowałem go na końcu. Wszystko przez moim zdaniem nieudaną rzeźbę księżycowej twarzy. Dlatego też postarałem się nadać jej nieco łagodniejszego wyrazu i dodatkami (szachownica, maska, ostrze) odciągnąć od niej uwagę. Mam nadzieję, że Wam się podoba =) Teraz zabieram się za podstawki i zdjęcie grupowe =)
I’ve been a busy grit getting moving house and painting when I can this week. It’s nice to have the jungleboyz taking to a proper display base. I’ve paintedany units in the past (take that how you want) but never with an imbedded display board. New! Fu…
Something helpful for the Age of Sigmar players from Warhammer Digital…
I`m crazy! Third post and third army on my blog 🙂 But my base of unreleased pictures is stil waaay too big. You can check some previous posts related to this army HERE, HERE and HERE. Today I`d like to show you infantry-based Dark Elves army. Forces designed for oldhammer or 9th Age battles but[…]
For non polish visitors I hasten to explain that Carnival of Blog’s Minis is the initiative of polish miniatures bloggers. The idea is based on monthly challenges on various topics about miniatures etc. This month’s theme is “Epicness”.
|Thinking about how to present the February edition of CBM, I had many ideas but none of them was “epic” enough. I always try to paint every miniature in an epic way, but can a single miniature be really so epic? Of course, it is really hard to beat the hard work and craftmanship in finishing such projects as the Greater Daemon of Tzeentch or the Giant Mammoth. Compared to them my Ogroid Thaumaturge seemed too small, my Herold of Tzeentch conversion required too much time and I had almost no time at all.. than I understood – what could possibly be more epic than the whole army of miniatures?! Of course, I wouldn’t be able to paint such an army in so short time and I didn’t want to lower its painting level. Therefore I took the epic challenge – I will paint each and every Tzeentch model I have this year! It’s going to be the year of the Lord of Change and what you see below is just the beginning =) As never before, I need your support to finish what is supposed to be a neverending story in the Tzeentch’s world =)
||Myśląc nad realizacją tematu lutowej edycji FKB miałem kilka pomysłów, ale żaden nie wydawał mi się wystarczająco “epicki”. Naprawdę staram się epicko pomalować każdą jedną figurkę, ale czy na pewno pojedyncza figurka może być aż tak epicka? Oczywiście ciężko przebić wysiłek i kunszt włożony w ukończenie takich projektów jak Wielki Demon Tzeentcha, czy też Gigantyczny Mamut. Przy nich Ogroid Thaumaturge wydawał się jakiś mały, konwersja Herolda Tzeentcha przerażała mnie ogromem pracy, prawie absolutny brak czasu ograniczył moje możliwości niemal do zera.. i wtedy zrozumiałem – co może w tym fantastycznym miniaturowym świecie być bardziej epickie niż cała armia figurek?! Rzecz jasna nie dałbym rady pomalować całej armii w tym krótkim czasie, zaś nie chciałem ograniczyć poziomu jej malowania. Dlatego też podjąłem epickie wyzwanie – w tym roku pomaluję wszystkie posiadane przeze mnie modele Tzeentcha! To będzie rok Pana Zmian, a to co widzicie poniżej to dopiero początek =) Jak nigdy potrzebuję więc Waszego wsparcia, bym mógł dokończyć to co nigdy się nie kończy w świecie Tzeentcha =)|
Blood for the Blood God – welcome on my blog after a long break. I noticed that my folder with pictures of painted minis is way too big. It`s time for changes. I have a plan to write minimum two posts per week ;] So what`s the main theme today? I decided to show you one[…]
Hi, all! I might be a little late with this model since it came out with the initial starter box set for Age of Sigmar in 2015. But I think it’s never too late to start painting some Stormcast Eternals.I painted this Lord Celestant in the colours …
New Blood Bowl players and Stormcast Eternals from Games Workshop….
The latest newsletter from Gav Thorpe…
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Asurmen: The Darker Road
“ It is said the Phoenix Lords arrive on the eve of great moments… Guided by fate, Asurmen the Hand of Asuryan comes to the craftworld of Ulthwé. At the behest of the head of the seer council, he joins the warriors of Ulthwé and the young seer Eldrad on a quest to the Crone Worlds in search of the oracle Hiron-athela. It is believed that this being holds an artefact that could safeguard Ulthwé’s future, but in order to obtain it the eldar must travel a dark road… “
Big Stompy Robot News
Well, that’s the question isn’t it? The truth is, it hasn’t been settled yet. That sort of subject will need to be cleared by GW – how much do we say about what and whom – so the scope of the Scorpion(s) installments are yet to be determined. At some point I would like the backstory to cover the breaking of the Asurya, which is based around Ahrha’s betrayal, so it would be difficult to avoid. Hopefully I (or someone else) will get the chance to look at Ahrha as well as Karandras (I take it you have read Path of the Warrior?).
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Dwarves of Iron Peak
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- Phoenix Lords – Jain Zar (Black Library)
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- 40k Space Wolves (Black Library)
- Scrape To Victory (Black Library)
- Vengeance of the Immortal (Black Library)
- The Journal (publisher to be announced)
- Ghost Warrior (Black Library)
- Sword In Ritual Splendor (Original Fiction)
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A new Age of Sigmar eBook from Warhammer Digital…
Hello Reader! This is the Portuguese version of our article about Games Workshop’s return to Brazil by a new importer/distributor. You can check the English version here. +++ Olá Leitor! Se você acompanha nossas redes sociais já viu em primeira mão lá em nossa página no Facebook a nota anunciando […]
Olá Leitor. Este artigo é a versão em inglês do nosso artigo sobre o retorno da Games Workshop ao Brasil. Você pode conferir a versão em português aqui. +++ Hello Reader! If you’re already following the blog’s social media channels, you’ve probably seen our note about Games Workshop getting distributed […]