Wednesday, May 17, 2017

First Game of Shadow War

Hello All,

This past weekend I was finally able to get a game of Shadow War Armageddon going with my son. Our board is pictured above. The main structure is the old Necromunda starter set (Which still holds up after all these years.) and some terrain from Infinity that I picked up from the NOVA Open last year. It has been a long time since I used an all card stock table and it felt really nostalgic. The mat is a F.A.T mat "factory"

We decided to play Scenario 1. Essentially the "pitched battle" variation for this game.

The forces

I chose to use Skitarii (Dark Mechanicum) made from leftover Skitarii parts, Deadzone Zombies, and War Game factory Great Coat troopers.


All were armed with ether G. Rifles or R. Carbines. The leader had a R. Pistol. 3 had Frag Grenades  (but never got a chance to use them.)

My opponent chose the Space Wolves.


7 wolf Brothers armed with Bolt Pistol and Combat blades. No other upgrades were chosen.

Everyone posing for an after action group shot
The game did not go so well for me as you will see.

My Deployment

Space Wolf Deployment
The wolves took the first turn and ran full tilt
forward staying in cover... mostly

The Space Wolf Sergeant and one brother ran out
on the walkway in a cinematic charge.
My forces also moved forward and ran when they had to to get in position.


End of round 1 positions
From here things got ugly. My shooting was ineffective and though I got several hits the wolves were able to save off most or roll a 1 on the wound chart and get flesh wounds rather than actual damage. They also utilized the Space Marine ability to quickly remove being pinned. This allowed them to run at me very quickly and at pretty much fill strength. 

The Marines are now in shooting range

I did have some snipers ready to blast him though.

Unfortunately one of those snipers was shot off the ledge
and  fell 6", but managed to stay alive

Marines under the walkway moving forward unopposed. 

two more marines advancing on one of my sniper positions.
I had to move him forward so I could not go into overwatch.
(I should have kept him back and on overwatch)

A different angle of the same action.

Seeing that the marines were getting too close for comfort I moved my leader off of the cargo container and out of LOS. It did not help. Damn those Marines move fast!

Me being slick

Meanwhile the two marines that went after the
sniper confronted him head on. You can guess how this went.

One of the marines was able to reach my leader with a 10" charge.
There fight was kind of epic.

Always moving in pairs the second Marine moves in to support his buddy.

The Marine Sergeant finally manages to make into hand to hand.
It's pretty much over at this point. 
The two marines that fought the sniper took him out without difficulty. The Marine Sergeant took out the Skitarri in front of him. In the shooting phase his partner shot and wounded another sniper. so at this point I was down 4 fighters (3 of this in that turn) so it was time for a bottle roll. I rolled an 11 and fled the board. 

The positions at the very end of the game.
Victory to the Space Wolves! (Boo Hiss) 



Over all it was a fun game and I look forward to the rematch. I plan to take some time to rethink my list and hopefully come out with a victory.

Till next time

RGH.


Monday, May 8, 2017

The Glottkin painted at last



Hello all,


Early On

Last September (2016) I was invited to join the Victory Gamer's group for an Age of Sigmar 15 week campaign. I decided to play my (Then very basic and badly painted) Nurgle Daemon army. Over the weeks of this campaign I built and painted (not to mention repainted) a ton of units for this and a mortal Nurgle army. I will post a complete list with Pictures once I get it all together.


One of the pieces I purchased for the Mortal arm of the army was the Glottkin. This was before I discovered just how awesome the Harbinger of decay is.



This guy is amazing in the game.


During The Campaign

Anyway it sat in its box for some time before I decided to assemble it in December. Unfortunately before I finished assembling it the campaign was over and I lost the urge to tackle it. So it sat on a shelf, assembled, but not painted (or even on a base.)




Post Campaign

One day in February I applied a few layers of paint with my airbrush (Primer and a few base coats) and started working on the other brother Glott, but only for a little while before I moved onto something else. and that is the way it stayed until mid April when I learned that I would be moving soon and would have to pack it up for a while (4-6 MONTHS) no way was I going to leave it in this state for that long!










I started painting like mad on it and last week I finished it to a state I am happy with.


I give you


The Glottkin! (Or Nurglings day out)








I used Water effects with white paint to make the splashing effects.





I am quite pleased with how the big fellow came out. Let me know what you think.

As a teaser for next time here is a quick video of the army I took when I was repacking it.

Right HERE

Till Next time!

RGH
 

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