Friday, 29 July 2011

003 vs Khorne Warriors

Here's a battle report of a game i had yesterday. My (Chaos) mate has vastly improved his list. We'd rolled the Dawn Battle scenario which really throws any deployment tactics you may have out the window!

It was the most fun i've had so far in a game - due to events you will hear about!

I'm afraid i took more photos this time, not wanting to miss anything, but that does mean its in two parts!

Incidentally, would anyone like a game (@1250/1500pts) next Thursday (4th August) round 12 @ GW Sheffield - would be nice to have a BatRep thats not Chaos/Skaven/Same player!

In Other News
My credit card has arrived, which means i have bought some Silver Helms and a noble pack so i can make a couple of BSB's.

I've started painting my Dragon Princes (as you may have seen in the BatReps) and undercoated some movement trays, but my brush was totalled by the forth horse so i had a time out to go buy one! Lets hope for rain this weekend so i can paint all happy like!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Second Game 002 Vs Warriors of Chaos

So i had 2 games yesterday which were very enjoyable and both good learning experiences. I've only detailed the first one which was at Games Workshop against my mates WoC as the second was round his house on an unpainted Citadel gameboard with torn up pieces of paper as terrain and a heavily proxied Skaven army in his command!

So here's the video battle report of yesterday's chaos game. I've mentioned in the video a few of the errors we played, but despite this i still feel it was a good tactical victory! I feel i'm getting to know my units a little better now and where and when to place them (deployment wise) and how best to match them up.

I don't envisage me winning every game against this particular mate as once he gets the tactics of his armies down he'l no doubt start crushing me, and i must agree that High Elf magic is very powerful at this points level!

The second game round his house against his new Skaven list was really fun and much more closer. I used the same list as the above report but went for Fire instead of Shadow...

...Fire is really fucking useful against skaven! I'd never even considered it as a lore before but the spell that does D3 S4 hits for every rank of 5 spells doom when he has 50 Clanrats ranked up!!

I'm gutted i didn't chrinicle it actually as it was my first Blood and Glory. He started with 6 and me with 4 and won it 3-1 in the end!

Anyway - as i'm nice and all, i've agreed to drop the Banenr of Saphery for the next game and we reckon we can bust out a 1250 pt game so i'm going to have to think about list again now!

Till next time (where i might actually have painted my Dragon princes!)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

First Proper Game! 001 Vs Skaven

So i had my first proper game yesterday against my mate who's just got back into it (mentioned him before!). I was rather chuffed with how things went till i realised we'd played a rule wrong.

Note to self - you can't charge out of buildings. That one right there was a big game changer, but there was quite a few kinks that we'll no doubt iron out such as remembering to move my mage to get LoS and the great Eagle rolling 3d6 to charge (it failed the first time - not a gamebreaker!)

So, here's the Battle Report in the style of "OnceBitten". Apologies for the crappy sound quality - i'm still getting to grips with the process. Let me know what you think

Friday, 8 July 2011

Prince on Griffon and other news...

So due to crap weather on days i'd planned on undercoating, my Tirannoc chariot and RBT remains grey plastic and, wanting something to paint, i decided to paint the Prince ofn Griffon model from the Island of Blood kit. Now this model will most likely never be represented as it should in my army die to the crapness of it! However, it will most likely proxy as a great eagle for the far future (until everthing else is bought)

Before i go into pictures, i should share with the world that i traded L.A. Noire in (having 100% it - god these days of summer are long!) and used some of the money to buy a pack of Dragon Princes. I love these models (from the pictures) but they quite finnickey to assemble - either way - they are indeed assembled, and being cooler that the chariot or RBT, have jumped the paint queue.

Another mate of mine has also looked at yours truly's models and realised he too misses painting and so has bought himself some lizzies to paint - queue another gaming buddy!

The Skaven/Chaos mate has just bought a gameboard, so my next update should hopefully be a full on Battle report - attempted in the style of "OnceBitten"

So, the Prince on Griffon - to be fair, i wanted to paint it but didn't want to spend hours on it so i'm afraid there's not much to write home about - it got base coloured and the i drybrush the shit out of it! Liteally everthing was drybrushed! Few touch ups here and there and gemmed and voila - a proxy great eagle ready for my 1k game next week!

Feathers were based in foundation Caltharn brown, washed with chestnut ink and drybrushed up from  Caltharn/Snakebite brown to pretty much Bleached bone.

Blue as ever starts with Foundation Mordian blue, then gets layered up to Enchanted blue.

The white was piss poor grading from asto grey up to skull white...meh

The back end of the griffon and the claws were a 505/50 mix of Snakebite leather and Foundation Iyanden Yellow, washed with chestnut ink heavily watered down, and then successively drybrush highlighted up to Iyanden yellow.



Highlights and based:

And this last one i like purely cause the flash on the cam accidentaly went off and the way it's reacted with the white on the lance makes it lookk like its a magical weapon glowing with raw power!: