July 28, 2014

WIP - AoW Dwarf Slayers: nearly there

Making progress on my Slayer horde.  Slowed up by my lack of Ogyrn Flesh wash but rectified that yesterday so back on track again.   The 7 with the brown edgedbases are 90% done just need some highlights and grass tufts.

Think I have my list sorted for Call to Arms as well.  Ogres are a back up only.  Going with dwarf strollaz horde should be fun if it works.  Will have a couple of tricks too.

July 23, 2014

Veni Vidi Vici - The Romans are coming

I've always been a history buff. Two periods in particular fascinate me the Punic Wars and Caesars campaigns in Gaul.  Consequently I've always wanted to paint up some Roman minis.  Evan from my local club kindly gave me a box of 1:72 scale Romans from Warlord games at Panzershrek and they are my new project.  I'm going to take tips from Scott Bowmans blog Scott's Wargaming and look at building a replica of the fortifications Caesar built around Alessia.  The figures aren't the right sort being imperial praetorians but they'll be good painting practice.

Trials & tribulations of limited comp - Dwarfs or Ogres for CTA

Call to Arms lists are due in a fortnight from now and like most Dwarf players I am struggling to get my head around the restrictions the minimal comp has imposed on us.  The key limitations are:

  • 500pt max unit size.
  • Max 4 template weapons, spells not included.
  • Max 5 warmachines, two-for-one count as one.
  • Max 4 flyers
Mike Kings admitted he wrote the comp before the new Wood Elf and Dwarf books came out and his intent was to get more people taking Bolt-Throwers which is cool.  Unfortunately for Dwarfs there are some problems with this limited comp:
  • Dwarf Bolt-Throwers are no longer 2:1
  • Everything except Organ Guns has a template 
  • While Gyros are no longer war-machines they do have templates.
Consequently, if you take 3-4 gyros you can't take any war-machines except Organ Guns.  If you take 4 war-machines (other than organ guns) you can't take any Gyros?  What to do - especially when you know (having talked to social gamers like Jeff Kent) that other lists are going to be filthy as heck.

I'm considering two options an Ogre list or a fun Dwarf list.

DWARFS @ 2400pts
w. Shield, Ro Breaking, Ro Warding x2, Ro Stone, Shield
w. Shield, Ro Stone, Ro Spellbreaking x2
w. BSB, GW, MR Grungi, Ancestor Rune, Ro Stoicism
30 x Warriors
w. FC, GW
30 x Warriors
w. FC, GW
30 x Miners
w. Champion, Steam Drill
35 x Slayers
w. Standard, Strollaz Rune
w. Ro Accuracy, Ro Forging

Slayers will vanguard up (if I win the roll) and just have fun.  Thane gives one unit of Warriors stubborn, Gyros have lots of fun.  Gyro-bomber because why the hell not.  30 Miners can deploy either as normal troops or can choose to ambush (normally ambushers can't but the wording in the Dwarf book allows you the option of choosing either type of deployment).  For the scenarios being used - Blood n Glory with 15" deployment zone, Meeting Engagement with close deployment zones and Watch-tower - this list could be fun.  

Or I can just puss out and take Ogres

OGRES @ 2400pts
w. Level 4, Lore of Heavens, Charmed Shield, Crown of Command, Dispel Scroll, T.of.Endurance
w. BSB, Rune Maw, Lookout Gnoblar, Heavy Armour
w. Level 2, Lore of Great Maw, Hellheart
28 x Gnoblars
w. Musician
9 x Ironguts
w. FC, Standard of Discipline, Lookout Gnoblar
8 x Bulls
w. FC, Lookout Gnoblar
3 x Mournfang
w. Musician, Heavy Armour, IF
3 x Mournfang
w. Musician, Heavy Armour, IF

No Pete Lite or ETC comp means I can take the Dispel Scroll/Hellheart double and two Ironblasters.  Sabres and Gnoblars give me 4 chaff units to chuck in peoples way.  Only requirement here is that I have to paint up 2 Mournfang.  Other stuff I need I can borrow.

Outside of NZTC I haven't taken my Ogres to a big points tournament just events at 1000 & 1200pts so this could be fun... but with McCrae not playing Dwarfs at CTA if I take them and do well I will get closer to him and that Dwarf General Icon???!?? what to do???

July 21, 2014

Panzershrek WHFB Army Parade

Almost forgot to post these but I managed to get photos of some but not all of the armies that were at Panzershrek this month.  Unfortunately I didn't get all of them.  But I hope these are enough to wet your appetite


Some of Sam Whitt's medal winning best painted Dark Elves

WIP - AoW Dwarf Slayers

Painting, painting, painting Slayers are starting to take shape although the small faces are causing me problems as my brush supply is rather limited right now.  Still aiming to have these guys ready for Call to Arms but in the last couple of days I have started leaning toward taking Ogres.