Saturday, March 4, 2017

War vs. Sean (An AOS Battle)

Hello All,

Last month I got a chance to play Age of Sigmar with my friend Sean. He has been dealing with a lot of issues over the last 18 months or so and is unable to get out much so when he contacted me about getting a game in I was happy to do it. 

Here is what happened.

We decided to play a mission of our own design. A sort of hing of the hill with a cool Confrontation hill as the center piece of the game. We decided on an Ice theme so I used my Frostgrave collection on the snow FAT Mat.

Sean: Chaos Undivided (Slaves to Darkness)
Me: Nurgle Mortal (Slaves to Darkness & Rotbringers)
Points: 1250

The lines clash early in turn 2 

The Slaghterbrute is stopped by the Blight Kings!


Scrum in the middle!




Here come the Chaos War Alters 


The Slaughterbrute is Dead 

Threading the Needle 

The Fight moves off the objective



CAV Attack!



Meanwhile on the other side







The Final fight
In the end we lost track of points earned for the center so we went by units destroyed. Nurgle pulled it out in the end. We called it a Minor Victory.

Till next time

RGH



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Space Station K7


Hello All,

Happy New Year and all that.:)

As a challenge I volunteered to build and paint a model of the K7 Space station from the Star Trek episode The trouble with Tribbles for an upcoming game of Attack Wing at my local game store. I am not playing in this game but thought it would be fun for the guys to have a model that better represents the station than the DS9 model. It was interesting to build as I decided to light it using a lighting kit from Power play I had from a previous NOVA Open.  I had to reorder the instructions to allow wiring and I ran into a problem with the length of the wires themselves, but I came up with a solution that worked. I hope the guys like it on Tuesday. I also had to paint each part separately before assembling. I started the kit Friday evening and finished it at 1 AM Sunday morning. 

Testing the lights after finishing the kit.

Plastic rods helped make the lights better.

My solution to the short cables

Battery hidden under base

Decals in place. Just need a few more coats of Micro Sol.

my painting choice for the cones forced me to put the section labels in different locations

Add caption

Ready to go


Kind of sneaks up on you



Not bad for a day and a half.

Till Next time

RGH 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Gaming in the age of Sigmar - December Games Part 2




Game 15


Game Date:  December 27th 2016
Forces: Nurgle  vs. Stormcast
Type: Pitched Battle
Points: 2000 per player

This was the final game of the series. I decided to do something special for the board and terrain so I brought in a new mat (the one from the Warpath kickstarter) and my Goblin town terrain I built in 2015. We decided that 2000 points would be a great way to end the event.

The board layout


Deploying forces

Nurgle ready for action

Nurgle from my opponents point of view

Nurgle gets stuck going first.

Short turn as I have little shooting

Stormcast start moving in

Great Unclean one CAM!

That's right two great unclean ones!

Top down view of the battle field.

Stormcast General pops in behind my line!

Javelin chucking birdmen in a flanking move. 

The battle is joined between the great unclean one(s) andthe Stormcast general.

This was a fun fight

Not looking good for the Marauders 


Stormcast General is dead!

This time around the Beasts of Nurgle were independent units.

This is about the moment where I realized I probably lost the battle.  

Lots of Killing over here.

and here.



Prep for the last fight of the game. Not looking good for me.
After my turn three I realized I had moved too many things away from my objective and left the weakest units I had guarding the one thing that could give my opponent instant victory. He noticed at about the same time. The last unit of marauders were quickly dispatched  and with the rest of the army out of range to count as disputing we did not need to do any of the remaining fights. No matter how any of them turned out the turn would end with the Stormcast holding both objectives cleanly. 

In all it was a great battle and both of us played better then we have previously in this series. I was winning handily in the secondary objective and if by some bizarre twist of reality the marauders held then I would probably won a minor victory, but as it stands I was out-played and paid for it giving my opponent a Major victory.  

Nice Job Chris!

RGH