Saturday, 21 May 2011

Chaos comes to town .....

I have played three games with my still growing chaos army for Warhammer Fantasy and we are starting a local campaign soon, nothing too serious just something to hang game narrative on. I am one of 2 chaos players out of 7 total.

I am still trying out things with the army, I haven't yet played with the knights, giant or my spawn. The marauder horse are still in the painting queue. I still have yet to add chariots or a warshrine to the collection. I had another 2000 point game last week against Orcs and Goblins, playing with lots of warriors and marauders, hounds, two sorcerers and a battle standard bearer.

Lining up against each other. Yes that's an Arachnarok spider on the flank.

Shortly before the picture was taken the general was sucked down with 'Cloying quagmire' causing the whole army to rely on their own leadership for the rest of the game.

Here's a unit of Goblin Archers which having failed it's animosity test charged forward.

Hounds move in to block the 'Mangler Squiq' and in turn are charged by the Squig herd which in turn kills most of the hounds. It is thing charged by two warrior units and completely destroyed. The spider charges in later, kills some of the marauders but then falls victim to 'Cloying Quagmire' and it's weight pulls in down in to the mud.

More Warhammer soon.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Heavy Metal!

Not yet fired in anger in a game, this Perry Miniatures gun comes with three barrels of different calibre.

See the club blog for a battle report.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Another bank holiday weekend painting update.

Well May is upon us. I finished my third box of Perry's ACW plastics and got my Warriors of Chaos army to a playable level which pretty much puts me on target. I have managed to accumulate a second hand box of cavalry and a couple of blisters of metals which I will work on here and there.

Next up is to finish my Prussian fleet for Dystopian Wars. Shouldn't take too long then the rest of the month is devoted to Bugs!

Warriors of Chaos - trainer wheels screwed on!

Well, with the potential points value of my army approaching 3000 points, I was thinking it was going to be time to start hitting the books. Not playing since 6th edition I was out of date with the current mechanisms and various special rules in the army book.

Clearly Ade had other ideas, not wanting to be stuck in front of the TV on the Royal Wedding Day he challenged me to a 2000 point game on one of the tables at the Total Wargamer shop. We made it clear that we were just going to have a bit a fun so I could get my head around what things did - I went home that night and started writing a list on Army Builder and tried to skim rules I was unsure of. Luckily for me, my resin movement trays turned up from Terrain Warehouse that day.

Well I took two units of chaos warriors, 2 hordes of marauders, the hellcannon and some heroes. I was unsure of the hellcannon would do or if the marauders would stand in combat. Magic was another quandary not knowing which Lore I went for Fire to see how things went. I still have to see how Cavalry and giants will fit in to the army but that will be for another day.

So I've learned that magic makes a big difference, Black Orcs hurt, Marauders are pretty good and I will always take hounds as meatshields if I am facing goblin fanatics. I still have the marauder horse to paint, like some ogres and trolls, and not forgetting I will need to scratch build a warshine.