Wednesday, 17 September 2014

all quiet on the martian front, demo game pics

A month or so ago I organised a demo night to play the new shiny all quiet on the martian front,

after some intense painting I managed to get quite a bit of the humans painted, and Lee got his tripods painted up to a basic level and these are the pics from the night,

so the inital set up,loads of humans verses a few tripods, I was wondering how they would both fair,

the human blip markers advance towards the tripods

and the tripods return the advance shooting as the move and every thing they hit turns unto a puff of dust! the weapons are very powerful!

in a heroic/mental move the rough riders go ploughing into the closest tripod and entangle the legs then leg it into some cover!

with an immobilised target the Mk2's open up on the target and when the dust clears its still standing!

with the return fire from the martians, holes are starting to appear in the human gun line.

and in a moment of madness, a pair of scout tripods break through the human gun line and promptly get assaulted by infantry and some point blank shooting which in turn takes them both down!!

the black dust launcher continues to blast the infantry!

however the rolling from the human side is outstanding and tripods are falling like leaves in the autumn,

with the sense of victory in the air the humans push forward and put the pressure on the tripods, and manage to drop another one winning the game on victory conditions,

over all the game plays very well and I'm looking forward to when I can give the humans another run out, in the meantime I'll be painting rough riders all five units of them.

Maybe the second wave will turn up at some point who knows? however you can actually buy them online which is a kick in the spuds as the communication from alien dungeon has been pretty poor and not had any updates since the end of August.

anyway enough of the moaning, the victorious human force all all their glory!

and Lee's tripods, looking great so far, and I might pick up a couple just to paint up and use for grunts!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

WWX table, get on the love train!

So as part of my 2014 goal I wanted to get a 4x4 wild west board do for WWX/deadmans hand,

A while back I picked up a couple of train sets from pound stretcher around Christmas time last year and in the usual wargaming hording fashion they have been sitting on a shelf looking at me ever since, until recently!

I decided to base up the tracks rather than simply painting them up mainly for the stability of pieces as between myself and the GC we've broken a few bits whilst playing with the trains,

so I simply measured up some cork board and with some sand and paint the finished result looks great even by my standards!

I decided to add two tones of static grass for a variation,  

 and looks cracking on the table, bit of a dark picture but that's what you get for playing in Kris's S&M man cave!

 So all I have to finish off is the train and I've had the station from sarrissa turn up so that'll be done in a couple of weeks along with some other buildings for the town, I'll be adding bits and bobs to the table over a few months. One of the ranges that I'll be investing in will be 4ground and these look good scale wise next to the wwx models as well as the deadman's hand models.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ururk Hai, Orcnar, Malifaux Gremlins and Kings of war!

Well with skynet being still down, I've had not distractions in the evening so I've been painting like a nutter!!

So I'll start off with the Uruak Hai, you've already seen the initial 10, I've now managed another load done so I've now got 10 pikemen, 10 swordman, engineer squad, captain and Lutz.

not too sure on points but I think that should be enough for a get to grips game,  

As I've not played Lord of the Rings properly before any tips ,tricks or additions would be gladly welcome!!

so lets not stop there! and I finished off my orcnar for Relic's and the whole pack together with the original guys as well as the new guys,

half a unit of Nappa's, just need another three of these and they'll be legal!

A couple of anglide, I tried these against Kris and they did fairly well as bullet magnets!

Spatga, yet to be used on the field of battle but I'm eager to get this out there and see what he can do

Ealmoder, this "thing" was superb and the lick it better skill is superb!

With this lot now done I've ticked a goal off the 2014 list, I also posted these up on the relic's facebook page and have been asked to apply for the Rangers program, only issue is that I'm already a Crusader for Prodos so time is limited!

So not content with one goal ticked off the list I then grabbed the Gremlins that have been sitting on my windowsill for quite a while and splashed some paint on them,

these were superb models to paint and a tad intimidating as they have loads of detail that is crisp.

I've plenty more gremlins that are shoved in a box somewhere, maybe I'll get them all done at some point but there guys will do in the mean time.

So then the wild card that is kings of war, I've not actually played a game since the battle masters torney last year and with it coming up soon I suppose I should actually get a game of two in so that I don't stand there trying to workout what is going on!

I did some bartering on the mantic forums and ebay and managed to pick up some golums and gargoyles a while back and have been shoved in a box probably along side the gremlins! In a moment of madness I decided to blast out the golums.

I was a tad unsure with the colour of the rockskin and rather than the mantic black/grey I went down the normal stone look, the tufts were a flash back from when I painted Kurts trolls a good couple of years ago, after some feedback from facebook and my muse known as Kris the red veins/cracks were the finishing touch,

so in the usual Anton fashion I decided to crack out the rest of the golums that I picked up and based them up like the rest of the army as I see no point in taking one golum I decided to go for units of three as this counts as a fulltroops choice so I can have a hero etc as part of the army selection,

I'm hoping that the chaps over at either portal or loughbrough will give me a couple of games so that I can sort out a different list from last time,

now I'd love to say that the blog will be updated on a weekly(ish) basis as usual however the beast that I bought has a faulty power supply unit, so off it goes back to ebuyer and I'll steal Nadines laptop in the meantime! 

Well that's all folks until next time!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Super six four is down…

Well it had to happen eventually and my trusty Aldi PC has bit the dust,

It served me well for the last 8ish years, however it does mean that I get to go PC shopping!!

Until I can get this sorted out then my usual posts will be far and few between, using blogger on a iPhone is a tad tricky!

In the mean time I've picked up a small lord of the ring Uruk hai force and this on is Salma's fault!!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Warzone Demo day at Portal,

So myself and Lee wandered over to Portal last weekend and educated the fine chaps of Portal Gaming,

So the old jungle table was dragged out for all to see, 

we brought enough scenery and models for two tables of demo goodness!

So lots of pretty pictures of the tables from the day, 

Lee knackered but still going strong!

The nice chaps at Portal put a cybertronic starter set up for grabs and Ben managed to snag it!

So between myself and Lee we clocked up about 7 demos thoughout the day, not bad for the 1st outing!

So if you know of a store or gaming club that would like demo session simply let us know!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Warlord games day 2014

Once more the warlord games day was upon us and I wandered over with a couple of people in the form of Kris & Salma and met up with Coops whilst we were there as well.

Well it didn't bode well as we were turned away from the car park.....

it was rammed! and that was a good thing, I was spotted by a few people over the day including a very frothy Ben who I'm glad to say has the same amount of madness as myself when it comes to picking up random systems!

so the reception had a few games running as well as the designer studio guys talking people though the process of making a model and the casts as well,

the cabinets had some really cool bits in, only problem was the sun was blazing through the windows making it impossible to take deceit pictures and the backpack brigade was out in force being "special" as usual

As this was Salma's first gaming day, I made sure that the whole end to end process of model making was learnt, more to stop the moaning about prices ;)

We also dragged Salma on the workshop tour,

the day was shaping up nicely and after some shopping was time to dump the stuff in the car and get some lunch, then it was time to roll some dice!

in the end we decided to give in her Majesty's name a crack as the bolt action tables were either busy or no one around, and the judge dredd intro area was busy all day!

So I took command of the the French foreign legion and was being picked off on all three sides so gave as good as I got and made sure I took as many of them with me as possible!

so a quick wander around snapping pics of the various games that being played though out the day, 

overall the standard of the tables was top notch and superb detail on some of them,

I spotted these on the sarrissa stand and these were really nice, loads of scope for various systems.

So my haul today consisted of the rule book and 2 supplements for in her Majesty's name, I also go to chat to the chap who wrote the rules and he was after battle reports and the like so I'll see what I can sort out for him, a box of continental infantry for muskets and tomahawks in a couple of weeks,