Friday 27 September 2013

Orctober is comming!

‘Erz da fing, dem spikey Gitz get all the atensun wid speshal books an rules an even get ta have a big crumping bash all ov  deir own on War’ammer day.

They ain’t even all that green most ova time. Was dat all abaht?

Anywayz in a effert ta make fings right I’ve gone an stuck me gut ripper right up Erny and perswad  convinsa made 'im try an make a difference. Over ta the skinny ummie.

Yes, quite, all hail lord Ashcan the mighty.  But he does have a point doesn’t he everywhere I look it's chaos this, Chaos that. Chaos is great and all but where are the Green skins’ campaigns?  The special scenarios pitching orc against goblin detailing the bad ass badlands?  Chaos wastes are so last month.

To redress the balance on this blog I’m going to make this coming month all about green skins. I urge you all to follow suit, it is after all Orctober.

I have a box of these spare... and other things.
I have my, "painted to current standard" Orc army to display for you all.

I have future projects for the army planned.

I have a campaign system,  Warlord, Battle in the Badlands to post up for you all to download (think chaos warbands but greener). I’d love to see some games of this played out.

I have musings on 3rd ed and 4th ed goblinoids to get off my chest.

I even have some give aways lined up. 

 Anyway just hoping to subtly nudge you all into doing whats right and plan much greeness for this Orctober.

Sunday 15 September 2013

Night Lords Vs Blood Angles 2nd Ed 40K

That's right I have a 2nd ed 40K battle for you today. One of the problems about having lots of games is lots of games to write up (OK so these are the sort of problems we all want) so for this write up I'm going to keep it simple and  just add some notes to the pictures.  I promise I'll get onto Forenrond's last stand soon.

A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to go to my old club again. I think I've been a grand total of three times in the past four years. Kids! Anyway I managed to get a game in with my good friend and what is more we played 1000 points of 2nd Ed 40K a favorite of both of us, who can beat all those cards.

 The battle starts with a very balanced force of Night Lords on a witch hunt, from left to right of this blurry picture we have, veterans, marines with melta, Lord in Terminator armour, Battle standard and more marines with melta included. on the hill is a chaos predator.
The blood angles consist of a captain in terminator armour, with a squad of terminators including assault cannon and a death company (no jump packs although pictured on the model. This specialist force is trying to capture the center of the table.

The predator dominates the center of the table even when one of its laz cannon blows up due to a tactics card.

The termimnators are rich pickings for the predator which laughs at the assault cannon, the blood angels only heavy weapon.

The night lords play a waiting game retreating before the Blood angle rush which has been forced behind the deserted Imperial bastion by the predators deadly fire.

Several terminators and death company marines are hit in the open and fall despite their armour.

Concerned that the chaos marines will be picked off one unit at a time they retreat further, with all targets behind the bastion the predator starts to move.

Content with the trap he has laid the night Lord commander orders all units to halt.

And as the Blood Angels round the corner they are meet  by a hail of fire.

Too few wounds are caused and the crazed death company comes on in-spite of their mortal bodies. However the chaplain is dispached for an extra victory point under the Witch hunt rules.

The Death company find themselves charged by the veterans and the Chaos lord. The terminators enter the bastion.

The mele is protracted but chaos has the edge. Too many Blood angles fell crossing hte killing ground. The chaos Lord cuts a bloody sway through the frenzied warriors.

The chaos marines and predator continue to shoot at the terminators another falls to the fire power as the battle ends.

The difference in casualties is clear, the blood angles were unable to score a single victory point.

The casualties on the chaos side.

Lots of fun to get a game in with my mate again, good to see all the old faces at the club. I'll be going again soon.

Saturday 7 September 2013

Oldhammer weekend: Day 2.

OK just when you thought it was safe to go back into the interweb, Oldhammer day two hits you. What follows here are the shots from the Sunday the first set are general shots, the second are a few shots taken of Forenrond's Last Stand played out by Jeff and Snicket, I'll be producing one of my comic book style reports for this so I'll be holding back on a few photos.

Set 1 general shots:

Golden Gobbo.

This second set contains a few taster shots from Forenrond's Last stand.