Sunday, 27 December 2015

End of year warhammer

Well, Xmas is over and what a busy few weeks it's been. The run up for Xmas wasn't too busy work wise for once, but I was run off my feet with other social events, with friends and family and wargames galore.

The week before Xmas we had our end of year BBQ for one of the wargaming clubs and as tradition dictates we had an epic game planned. This year we planned on two epic armies facing off and trying to kill the monsters that spawned randomly down the center of the table. Victory points were only given if you killed or ran them down from combat. If you shot or magic'd them to death then they respawned randomly until killed in combat.

Team order had Alex (French Alex, not the other one) with 3000 points of dwarves, Alan with 5000 points of empire and myself with 3000 points of elves (naturally I took a Lord on star dragon)

Team destruction had Mark with 3000 points of slaaneshi beastmen, Mike with 5000 points of chaos and basil with 3000 points of vampire counts.

And Rhys (dirty ol Rhys) was commanding the monsters. His goal was to keep them alive as long as possible. He had a mixture of daemons, flying chaos monsters and monstrous cavalry and infantry.

As these things do the game took all day, with a stop in the middle for a bbq lunch and we managed to finish on turn 6 around 4pm. The game was really close with no more than 100 victory points between the armies for most of the game.  Having plenty of flying monsters meant that it was hard to pin them down. As the only (team good) player with flying creatures I was the one getting most of the monster points. The last turn swung toward team evil though as they finished up the game by killing a chimera and a daemon Prince which swung the game back in their favor.

Post set up

The marienburg undead pirate ship (mortis  engine) crests the hill with crypt horrors as advance guard. 

The central battle line of empire vs chaos.

Alex's dwarves face a swarm of beastmen. Sadly his slayers were a little too slow to get to the monsters. 
An epic clash between the emperor's finest and the fiercest of khornes warriors..
And a shot from turn 2 (I think).

More pictures to come once I get home from holiday as these are all that were on my phone. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Mordheim Progress

Well, this month has been pretty busy, it's getting into Christmas, and it's getting warm, so there are lot's of BBQ's and events on, but I've been managing to get some hobby time in. I also entered a half marathon in Queenstown which I competed in the weekend before last. I managed to complete it in 2 hours and 19 minutes, which was good I felt, considering I'd only started running at all about 3 months ago. Immediately afterwards I disappeared to Melbourne for a week to check the city out as I'm looking for work over there. I'd never been to Australia before and I'm glad I went. Loved the city, it reminds me of the time I spend in dunedin, albeit with considerably more people.

Anyway, on to more hobby related matters, I've been working away at my Mordheim stuff. I got some of the Marienburger characters nearly completed (pictures to come later, once they're finished) and I've managed to get a lot more done on my Marienburg swordsman to go with the metal one. I'm currently just debating on what armour to add to him (the shoulder pad and the leg plate are blue tacked on) as he needs a bit more to match the metal model (the painted one)

I've also been putting aside $20 a week towards buying boxes of Games Workshop models to use for converting a Possessed and an Undead warband. My ultimate plan is to have a box of bits that I can just grab bits from to create whatever I want. The first instance of this is the first of my Possessed models which is definitely still a WIP. Below are a few alternate head's blue tacked on and there will be a we bit of greenstuff happening on this model. I need to source a tail too....