Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer Fantasy’

Club Sunday 10th May

Posted on May 11th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Good gaming day Sunday at Club. 32 Peeps made it down and many games were played.Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40K, BloodBowl, X-wing, Board Games and more.

Painting night & Club 3rd of May

Posted on May 7th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Great idea for a mass painting night and we had our first session tonight. Open to everyone and good for beginners and vets to share knowledge and get in some banter. If you are in Auckland and want to get into the hobby come join us. Feel free to get …

ANZAC Weekend games

Posted on April 26th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Club Sunday was active with 28 peeps still in town over the long weekend to enjoy some relaxing games. We had a big variety of games going and I got lost in some X-wing team games. Good to see a couple of new faces and also to welcome back one of our c…

Leaked Assassins Pictures Discovered

Posted on April 25th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

There’s been some hum around the blogosphere regarding the new assassin models. There’s been very little information surrounding them. They do appear to be coming out as part of a possible limited release. They most likely will not be part of a codex, but will have their own mini-codex that can be taken as a […]

Our rules have changed

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 under , . Posted by

Total War: Warhammer Our rules have changed, and with change comes war on a scale as yet unimagined. Gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power take their place on the battlefield, alongside thousands of warriors clashing in real-time tactical battles. All at YOUR command. In the turn-based campaign game of statecraft […]

“Total War: Warhammer” Trailer Released

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

The trailer for the new Total War: Warhammer game has been released. This is a Total War game, which is a long-running series featuring massive armies fighting each other. As opposed to most RTS games, which may feature a few hundred models, Total War focuses on thousands of individual models fighting each other. There’s not […]

Club Sunday

Posted on April 20th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Quiet meet at club this Sunday past, hosting 28 people. Auckland Open was rollicking along at Remuera and those of us unable to attend made do with games at our regular Sunday club meet from 1-5pm.We’ve had a few questions over several social media sit…

Bretonian Knight é finito

Posted on April 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

After many many many years I have finished another bretonian knight of the realm…

Bueno, después de mucho mucho tiempo terminé otro caballero del reino de Bretonia.

Y acá estoy pintandolo en el taller de hace unos días…
I started to paint this model in the workshop almost a month ago…


Próximas cosas a pintar:
Next stuff to be painted

Tu comentario es siempre bienvenido…

Vampire Lord Commission Showcase

Posted on April 16th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Painted up this cool vampire Lord today. The client didn’t want the little bat thing on his back and wanted the rapier turning into a normal sword which was simple enough He was quite enjoyable to paint using a variety of techniques such as sponge stippling to add some natural texture to his wing arm which was then toned down […]

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Campaign Rules

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by


Here are some ideas for a narrative map-based campaign I will start with Krüger and Sven this week. It’s a first draft. Comments are welcome.


We will use different rulesets like HotT and Warhammer to play out battles, maybe even GURPS for special scenarios.


I play ancient Greeks who just landed on the island of Waltrop. They start on hexagon 32. Sven plays Greeks who start on hexagon 61. Krüger plays Orcs. He will choose 5 hexagons in secret to place his villages. Until the Greeks find the Orc villages hidden in the jungle, they fight random encounters which could look like this:


random encounters beach


1 orcs

2-3 goblins
4-6 nothing

random encounters jungle


1 green creatures

2 orcs
3 goblins
4 cannibals wearing scary masks
field of magical green crystals or old temple
6 nothing

If the Greeks win a random encounter, they occupy the hexagon they fought in, otherwise they retreat.


After the first orc village has been discovered in the jungle, the Orcs will start to move on the campaign map the same way as the Greeks. Random encounters for Orcs could include other tribes of savage Orcs and Greek warbands. If Orcs and Greeks meet in a hexagon, they fight for it. The looser has to retreat.


How an army fights and which hexagons it occupies should have a relation to the composition of the army.


In the 4th edition of 40K there were good rules for upgrading units or characters that fought especially well.


In our case, switching between different rulesets might present some difficulties. HotT is much more abstract than Warhammer, and GURPS would be best to play out special missions for characters.


At the beginning, armies could have some restrictions. Orcs might need to own hills to field trolls and giants, for example, and Greeks might need a temple to field priests. We could allow players to build havens, temples, even cities, but then we need some kind of monetary system. Will players receive gold if they sack a village or camp? I need talk to Sven and Krüger about this.


NatCon 2015 at James Cook

Posted on April 6th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

This Easter NatCon was run in Auckland and ACG Club had the privilege to host 9 systems and a whole lot of board gamers over 3 sumptuous days. That’s some serious gaming in anyone’s terms and it was glorious. There were travelers from as far as Austral…

Toughest Girls of the Galaxy 2

Posted on March 25th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Raging Heroes has started their newest Kickstarter for their Toughest Girls of the Galaxy 2. This time featuring Dark Elves and Sisters usable in both Fantasy and Sci-Fi. It started at 11 am Eastern Time today and blew through it’s funding goal and al…

Hobby Master Ellerslie : Store X-Wing Champs

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hobby Master is one of our local hero brick and mortars championing gaming in our local region. As part of the series to thank our sponsors for backing our local club and tournaments we’ll have a look at the their X-Wing store champs held over the rece…

Equinox 2015 Prize getters and Armies part2

Posted on March 16th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hobbyists have worked hard to get some of their armies to tournament. There was a dazzling display of armies. Equinox has always been designed to champion competitors to get some games on the table and this year was no different. This means that we enc…

Equinox 2015 Results & Pics part1.

Posted on March 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Tropical storm up coming, no worries we’ll just party it up and get some Hammer time at Equinox this tournament weekend. With upcoming Nationals in Auckland in Easter weekend, we had a more manageable turnout for Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40k…

Tournament Army Prep : Equinox

Posted on March 7th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

 Big tournament coming up next weekend ‘Equinox’, requires a big army. My Ogres (Fatties) will be bringing up the numbers. We’re at odd numbers so if I am required to play this will be the army you’ll face. I won’t be eligible for prizes so expect…

Archaon End Times & Wave 6 Ships

Posted on March 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

It’s been a full week of new releases. The last book of the End times is out for pre-order ‘Archaon’ , the Lord of the End times. For the X-Wing fans we get our hands on the New ‘Most Wanted’ faction of the game. I think I’m going to get all of these.&…

Tomb King Army Showcase

Posted on February 20th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I finally got around to taking photos of the Tomb King army I painted last May for Fantasy Doubles at Warhammer World. In total it comes to 2000pts and consists of a variety of units so I didn’t go mad painting a million skeletons!

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Equinox 2015 is coming mid-March

Posted on February 16th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Equinox is heading in mid March fellow wargamers. If you have the weekend of the 14th &15th free come and grab some superb tournament action. Due to NatCon also in Auckland three weeks after, Equinox this year will only be hosting WHFB, WH40K and X…

Club Day & Hobby stuff for the past coupla weeks

Posted on January 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Auckland Anniversary weekend and lotsa hobby was had. Club was open on Sunday and with many away we had a quiet day with 36 Gamers enjoying some  WHFB, X-wing, Attack Wing, and Board games. Always good to blow out some steam with some cool games.A…

Arch Enemy Photo’s

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Thanks again to our sponsors for their help with Arch Enemy.The tournament was run as a casual event to start you back up for the Hobby this year. Everyone that came seemed to have adopted the attitude quickly. Fair play and fun was the order of the da…

Skaven Verminlord Corrupter

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

So, this week I painted up the new Skaven Verminlord as a little something to pop on ebay. Personally I …

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Arch Enemy 2015 – Results & Pics

Posted on January 19th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is our first One Dayer style tournament and it was a great success with 73 gamers enjoying a day of maximum games. We had a huge hand from the local retailers who sponsored the event. This meant that there were many prizes given back to the commun…

Empire ETC List v2.0

Posted on January 18th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

After some deliberation and some play testing, I have decided that Karl Franz is not worth his points. Ld 10 with 18″ inspiring presence and the D3 wound Runefang is great, but he still dies easily in combat. Here is…

Casual Sunday

Posted on January 18th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

We had our Club Onedayer of Table top & Board gaming yesterday ‘Arch Enemy’. I’ll do a write up and post the numerous pics soon. So it’s casual Sunday and look what I found.Brand new game.Here’s the primo big beastie.The unit’s that got you into th…