Posts Tagged ‘Wargaming’

Zulus

Posted on March 19th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Completed Zulus from the lead pile. Know the green is non-historical, but these guys will be used primarily in a …

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Mr. Anderson?

Posted on March 17th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I have been inundated over the last couple of days with people desperate to save me money on my electricity bill and several have taken umbrage at my attitude on explaining I have money coming out of my ears and want to spend more not less on my magic fuel and that I wouldn’t impart information pertaining to who I actually do get my electricity from. They all seem to know who is on the phone, hence “Mr. Anderson?” But the last one today was unexpected and luckily he wasn’t from the other side of the world and he said the magic words “Gamemat?”

My long awaited portable wargaming table arrived. I hurriedly unboxed it, at 3′ x 4′ folded up, it is just on the cusp of portable, my main reason for getting it though was that it should be sturdier than the pasting tables I normally use and it will take up less room than two tables and a board.

It felt a bit wobbly and tinny but once I opened it up, extended the legs and locked them in place it was perfect, I think it should also hold up my larger 7′ x 5′ board with no problem. The only thing I could moan about although there is nothing you can do about it is the centre strip is slightly above the surface, this is obviously for strength etc. and will not have an effect on my War and Conquest battles or some of the skirmish games I play. If you were putting houses etc. on it then it would be easy to keep them off the centre.

 You can just see the raised centre line in the photograph above, but for me I am more than happy with the table.

I have had problems with varnish before as you will know, and I decided to get a new bottle of Winsor & Newton as the one I am using is years old and most times gives a slightly satin finish rather than pure matt. I phone up a local artists supplier and asked if they had any Winsor & Newton Matt Varnish, yes was the reply. Later on in the afternoon I made a trip to Lancaster, parked up and made my way to the shop, “Winsor & Newton Matt Varnish please”, I got a blank look from the salesman, and although my telepathic powers had been stumped by some Green Kryptonite in the area I twigged and said “Acrylic”. No we don’t have that, but I phoned this morning, yes and you asked for matt varnish for oils, NO I DIDN’T! I don’t paint with &^%$£* oils! Well we have Dale and Rowney but Liquitex is the best, then I’ll have a bottle of Liquitex, we only have it in a large bottle, aaaargh! No wonder we shop online.

I found I had thrown out my plastic glue weeks ago before I decided to jump into Bolt Action, so I ordered some from eModels yesterday and it arrived today, now that is service. I have now built the first plastic kit I have bought since I was a teenager, the little Warlord Universal Carrier. I am more ham-fisted than I remember but I managed fine until I got to the mudguards, they simply did not fit. They fit fine on the box art but they didn’t on my machine, not even close, so they are a bit of a botch job but I think I will get away with it on a wargame table. I am a little concerned for that top Bren, it seems to be begging to get broken off.

Round One LPL Entry

Posted on March 16th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Now that the voting for Round One of the LPL has closed, I can show pix of my first entry. Close ups are pretty honest, and honestly, these will work fine for the table top. But in competition… they’re no where near professional level. Good thing I’m a gamer then, eh? Ran a practice game … Continue reading Round One LPL Entry

If You Go Down To The Woods Today

Posted on March 14th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

I received an invite last week to join a game of Muskets and Tomahawks this Sunday, so having nothing to do on what I expected to be a lousy day I agreed, in the event it turned out a lovely day but them’s the breaks. I was in a store cupboard watching…

Parsantium – the wider world

Posted on March 14th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Aqhran Caliphate is not North Africa, just as Rezana is not Rome. But… Across a southern continent that borders a …

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Battle of Lesnaya in 20mm – Tactica game

Posted on March 13th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Swedish view of the attacking Russian ArmyI was very taken with this 20mm scale game using Zvezda plastics. The guys running the game were from Germany but I confess to forgetting exactly which town they were from.fine view of the Swedes with their bac…

Random brushwork

Posted on March 12th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Still working on wide assortment of fantasy figs for our SOBH campaign, some of which might be entered in the LAF LPL, which, according to the official rules, cannot have been be posted anywhere online prior to entry. In the meantime, I’ve been feeling like a slacker not posting so I snapped a few shots  … Continue reading Random brushwork

A Touch of Slaanesh Meets Khorne – 40K Battle Report

Posted on March 12th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

A Touch of Slaanesh Meets Khorne – 40K Battle Report

I played a 1,500 game with my Chaos Space Marines, with Daemons allies, against Khorne Daemonkin. I felt like busting out my Keeper of Secrets, who hasn’t seen the table in years now, and it’s one of my favorite models I’ve painted.

Here’s the list I ran.

Disciples of Twilight (Chaos Space Marines) w/Daemons Allies – 1,500
HQ

  • Sorcerer – Psyker (M3), Combi-bolter, Force Weapon, Terminator Armor, Spell Familiar
  • Keeper of Secrets – Psyker (M3), Lesser Reward, Greater Reward x 2

Troops

  • Vengeance (Chaos Space Marines) x 5 – Veterans of the Long War, Plasma Gun
    • Aspiring Champion – Melta Bombs, Combi-plasma
    • Rhino
  • Redemption (Chaos Space Marines) x 5 – Veterans of the Long War, Meltagun
    • Aspiring Champion – Melta Bombs, Combi-melta
    • Rhino – Dozer Blade
  • Daemonettes x 10
    • Alluress

Fast Attack

 

  • Chaos Bikers x 5 Meltagun x 2
    • Champion – Meltabombs
  • The Unbound (Spawn) x 5 – Mark of Nurgle

 

Heavy Support

  • Maulerfiend – Lasher Tendrils x 2
  • Obliterators x 3 – Veterans of the Long War, Mark of Nurgle

My opponent’s Khorne Daemonkin list (briefly) was: Chaos Lord, Herald of Khorne on Juggernaut, Berzerkers (9), Bloodletters (18), Flesh Hounds (8), Spawn (2), Bloodcrushers (3), Soulgrinder, Land Raider.

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Space Wolves Painting Update, Army List & Fluff

Posted on March 10th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Space Wolves Painting Update, Army List & Fluff

It has been an insane past couple of weeks. I’ve had a midterms week from hell to contend with, followed by seven days during which I was tasked with writing four different essays to the tune of 32 pages of tedious, boring writing. So, I’m sure you’ll understand why, at this point, even looking at a word processor is enough to make my stomach turn and my blood run cold. Nonetheless, I’m here to give you all an update on the status of my Deathwolves!

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Parsantium – FrostGrave – Artefacts

Posted on March 10th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The following setting information is a fantasy adaptation of ‘The Zone’ described in Boris & Arkady Strugatsky’s classic novel Roadside …

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Parsantium – Khemet (2)

Posted on March 9th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Communication with Khemet was lost 1,000 years ago when the magical colleges succeeded in discovering the secret of immortality at …

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Club Night, Anchors Away!

Posted on March 9th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

We played ‘Hammerin’ Iron’ the American Civil War naval rules last night from Peter Pig and it was not for me. My own rules of choice for this period are ‘Smoke on the Water’ which play equally as fast as the PP rules but are heads and shoulders above …

Parsantium – Khemet

Posted on March 8th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Khemet is mentioned only a couple of times in the text. It is described as ‘ancient and corrupt’, and then …

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Retail Therapy

Posted on March 7th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I’ve done it again, two new armies with accessories all winging their way to my front door, the most fun I have had since the WAC tournament a week or so ago.I drew up two 500 point starter armies and sent the results off to a couple of mates, both gav…

Giants Of The Sky Swoop In

Posted on March 7th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

They have landed! The Wings of Glory Giants of the Sky Kickstarter Bundle, with 2 each of the Handley-Page O/400 and the Zeppelin Staaken R.VI bombers (from World War I). They are impressive models and very very large, the might be

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Last Painters’ League Season 10

Posted on March 6th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

One of my favorite hobby-related occasions: the Last Painters’ League over at the Lead Adventure Forum. A ‘paint-off’ if you will, featuring some very nice brushwork. Stop by for a look. And if you’re a member, go vote! LPL at LAF

The Braes of Killiepans or Prestoncrankie 2016

Posted on February 29th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Bracing February weather at Prestonpans!A surprisingly rewarding and pleasant experience awaited DOB, Gerry and myself at The Goth, Prestonpans on Saturday 20th February 2016. The event, organized by the Scottish Battlefields Trust was bijou but proved…

New terrain for SandTomb

Posted on February 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I searched a couple of very good tropical fish places near me and found these gems. A Triumphal arch and …

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Deutschland bound! – LoA hit the Tactica trail 2016

Posted on February 24th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Uppland Femanning battalion making their debut at TACTICAI was delighted to receive an invite to Tactica from Frank Bauer at the Antwerp show last Novemeber. Now the League of Augsburg Circus is about to hit the road with Gunter travelling from the Imp…

Battle Report: Forces of Chaos vs Blood Ravens

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week, in my continuing effort to prepare for this month’s 1,750 tournament, I got to play-test my list. The list was the same as before, with the exception that I dropped the Exalted Reward on the Herald for another psychic mastery.
Disciple…

The Thirty Years War project

Posted on February 20th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

For some unaccountable reason I feel like cataloguing the library that I have acquired (and kept – more have disappeared over …

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Game Night: ASOBH

Posted on February 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

What little hobby time I have lately has been dedicated to Fantasy figs and terrain for our upcoming Advanced Song Of Blades and Heroes campaign. Also, I plan on entering three of the human warbands in this year’s Lead Adventure painting contest. While I can’t post pics of the pjs before the official entry date, … Continue reading Game Night: ASOBH

City Rumble with Chaos and Iron Hands – Battle Report

Posted on February 8th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

City Rumble with Chaos and Iron Hands – Battle Report

I’m working on refining my 1,750 list for a tournament this month, and I got to play against Iron Hands to test it out. I took my rough list from the previous week, and ironed out some of the kinks to optimize it. I’ve found that I enjoy having some Tzeentch units in my list. It really rounds out my typical lists, and gives me more options in general. Speaking of, here’s the list.

Disciples of Twilight (Chaos Space Marines) with Daemons Ally: 1,750
HQ

  • Soulgore (Chaos Lord) – Bolt Pistol, Axe of Blind Fury, Sigil of Corruption, Chaos Bike, Mark of Khorne, Melta Bombs
  • Herald of Tzeentch – Psyker (M2), Disc of Tzeentch, Exalted Reward

Troops

  • Vengeance (Chaos Space Marines) x 5 – Veterans of the Long War, Plasma Gun

    • Aspiring Champion – Melta Bombs, Combi-plasma
    • Rhino – Dozer Blade
  • Redemption (Chaos Space Marines) x 5 – Veterans of the Long War, Meltagun
    • Aspiring Champion – Melta Bombs, Combi-melta
    • Rhino – Dozer Blade
  • Daemonettes x 10
    • Alluress

Fast Attack

  • Spawn x 2 – Mark of Nurgle
  • Spawn x 2 – Mark of Nurgle
  • Chaos Bikers x 7 – Meltagun x 2
    • Champion – Meltabombs
  • Screamers of Tzeentch x 5

Heavy Support

  • Forgefiend – Ectoplasma Cannon x 3

Lord of War

  • Chaos Knight Errant – Ion Shield, Heavy Stubber, Thermal Cannon, Foe-reaper Chainsword, Daemon Knight of Tzeentch, Dirge Caster

My opponent, Karl, threw together a list.

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SoBH Terrain and Baddies

Posted on February 4th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So the reason posts have been so sparse lately is I plan on entering this year’s Last Painter Standing contest over at the Lead Adventure Forum. Trick is, none of the figs can have been shown on the internet prior to entering, and my latest brushwork has mostly been focused on entries.  I don’t harbor … Continue reading SoBH Terrain and Baddies

Disciples of Twilight Get Tzeentchy – Chaos Space Marines 1,750 List

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Disciples of Twilight Get Tzeentchy – Chaos Space Marines 1,750 List

Last week when I played Chris I threw together a list last-minute. I have always wanted to add some Tzeentch flavor to my lists, and I had a blast in that game. I knew I was on the right path with the list, since I enjoyed it so much, so I sat down and began working it into something more fine-tuned. This is what I came up with.

Disciples of Twilight (Chaos Space Marines): 1,750
HQ

  • Soulgore (Chaos Lord) – Bolt Pistol, Axe of Blind Fury, Sigil of Corruption, Chaos Bike, Mark of Khorne, Melta Bombs
  • Herald of Tzeentch – Psyker (M2), Disc of Tzeentch, Exalted Reward

Troops

  • Vengeance (Chaos Space Marines) x 5 – Veterans of the Long War, Plasma Gun

    • Aspiring Champion – Melta Bombs, Combi-plasma
    • Rhino – Dozer Blade
  • Redemption (Chaos Space Marines) x 5 – Veterans of the Long War, Meltagun
    • Aspiring Champion – Melta Bombs, Combi-melta
    • Rhino – Dozer Blade
  • Daemonettes x 10
    • Alluress

Fast Attack

  • Spawn x 2 – Mark of Nurgle
  • Spawn x 2 – Mark of Nurgle
  • Chaos Bikers x 7 – Meltagun x 2
    • Champion – Meltabombs
  • Screamers of Tzeentch x 5

Heavy Support

  • Forgefiend – Ectoplasma Cannon x 3

Lord of War

  • Chaos Knight Errant – Ion Shield, Heavy Stubber, Thermal Cannon, Foe-reaper Chainsword, Daemon Knight of Tzeentch, Dirge Caster

I wanted to make the Herald of Tzeentch more useful, so he got mastery 2, and an Exalted Reward to get to Grimoire.

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