Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gaming in the Age of Sigmar- October Games

Hello All,

October was a good month for gaming I was able to get several games in and even managed to win one. :)

Game 3
Nurgle vs. Stormcast

The cover was kind of light this game.

Turn 1 - Stormcast go first

2 units of Stormcast attacking the Might Nurglings!

Big Papa moving forward

Nurglings gone!

Holding my objective and hiding from archers.

"Let get em"

Notice the Stormcast objective is being contested.

Last turn- Victory to NURGLE!
I pulled a minor victory in this game.

Game 4
Nurgle vs. High Elves

The next week I played one of the legacy armies. A small High Elf army lead by Tyrion
This army was full of all the stuff my army is no good at fighting. Fast moving and shooting units. The entire army had shooting attacks and all but one unit was on horseback. The battle went about as well as one would expect.

Lined up for battle

Nurgle rushing forward

Go Dog Go!

Kill Tyrion!

OK that did not work so well. Big Papa get some! 
I actually managed to kill Tyrion but thanks to his stupid resurrection rule he came back at full strength! I did not have enough umph to kill him a second time.

Plague Bearers going after the Sisters.

The other plague bearers attacking the Elf Cav.

The GUO about to die vs. the resurrected Tyrion 

More Cav to support their friends

All the Plague Bearers now dead.

Last turn of the game. 
This is the second time I have been tabled in this series. It was a hard lump to swallow after two victories in a row.

Game 5
Nurgle vs. Stormcast vs. Khorne

In this game we used the "triumph and treachery" rules from the general's handbook. We played a three way battle with the Laurels of victory scenario. In this one you get points for killing the most enemy models each round  and/or having the most models in the center of the board.  It was an interesting game.

Khorne Setting up

All forces deployed- Ready for battle

Nurgle takes the first turn. 
Khorne takes their turn

Now the Stormcast

The Beasts attack Scyla Anfingrimm.
The Khorne player was using a Kirgorath to proxy Scyla Anfingrimm

The fight for the center heats up 

The fighting is getting Nasty as a herald of Khorne joins the fight. 

Notice a lack of Nurgle in the center?

Due to the way T&T works I took the first turn in round 1 but did not get to go again till the end of round 2.

The Bloodthurster makes a flank attack

Nurgle creeping up...

Scyla Anfingrimm is dead. Now for the Herald. 

Slowly moving to the center.

The beast is not dead. he is stuck to the side of the wall. 

Bye bye Herald! 

Nurgle forces have made it to the center.

Last Round I finally made some points 
In the end I came in dead last with only 2 points for the entire game. Still it was a lot of fun. 

Game 6
No Game

I was unable to attend a game on the last week of October as I was in training for my job.

So those were my games for October. Over all not too bad.

Next time- November (hopefully I will be caught up soon.)

Til then



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Battling in the Age of Sigmar

Hello All,

Sorry for the delay in posts... I have been playing a lot of Games of Age of Sigmar recently. With the holidays just around the corner (not to mention my job being crazy) I have not had a lot of urge to post anything.

Well today I finally had a Saturday to myself (mostly) and decided to talk about the various AOS games I have been playing since my last post. I also want to talk about some of the really great people I have met in the last few weeks.

I am currently playing in a league that runs till the end of December. I have decided to go the Chaos route focusing on Nurgle (The lord of Plagues)

September Games-

September 20th Game 1

Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of the first game. I took my newly formed Nurgle/Slannish army up against a Seraphon (Lizard men) army and bounced off of my opponent's line. I managed to get tabled by turn five.

For his part my opponent (Israel) was a gracious winner and did not rub it in at all. :)

September 27th Game 2

In game 2 I squared off against Israel once again, but this time I dropped the Slannish section in favor of a Pure Nurgle force. We played the mission "Gifts from Heaven" from the General's Handbook.

I manager to pull off an upset and garnered a Major Victory!

Lining up for Battle

Round 2- The "Gifts" drop and Israel moved towards it

The one on my side dropped near a unit of Plague Bearers and they jumped on it as soon as possible.

The Beasts of Nurgle rush forward and destroy the Seraphon Cavalry. 

The Nurglings advance on the Seraphon Temple guard

"Big Papa" The Great Unclean one charges the enemy

This is how you contest an objective

Big Papa on the warpath

All the Nurglings are dead

Big Papa is slain 

The Beasts of Nurgle kill the Slann Lord and advance on the Serphaon heroes.

Preparing to defend the "Gift"

Holding off the enemy

My worst roll of the night!

Thank you Stephen for running the event and that you Israel for two great games!

Next time- October's Games