Thursday 17 October 2019

Corvus Cabal for WarCry

Steve and General B conspired to but me a set of Corvus Cabal for WarCry in a thinly veiled attempt to get me to stop mithering about playing games set in the Age of Sigmar world.

In retaliation I speed painted them in under a week ready for our first campaign games.

Two pictures of this dude, just because.

The superglue I used on the tufts has frosted the bases (and a leg) on the previous two - need to go back and fix that.

Somehow one of them has gone missing from the individual shots, but you get the idea.

I used some of the Contrast Paints - Flesh, Black and Purple.
Ironically I think they lack enough "contrast" for my taste, so I doubt I'll buy any more (except perhaps yellow).

Wednesday 16 October 2019

River Trolls

Some years ago (I reckon four or possibly five - Steve thinks much longer) Steve very kindly gave me some River Trolls for my birthday.
He did this because my unit of six trolls half of which are metal stone trolls and half of which are plastic river trolls made him very sad.
Since then it has become a running joke that I haven't painted them.

However I recently decided to get them finished.

Annoyingly I dropped this one and snapped his angler fish bait off. Before he even made it to battle.

Hilariously I had them ready for our game on Sunday to surprise Steve with.
Then I left them behind.

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Greek Shades for Of Gods and Mortals

Someone at Hereward was selling Greeks by the sprue (Immortal/Warlord ones I think) so I bought one for the purpose of making a few shades for my OGAM games.
Slightly fiddly assembly followed by white spray undercoat then a covering with Contrast Aethematic Blue mixed with a little bit of Thrakka Green wash. Base and done.

Quick and dirty, done by 5.30.

Sunday 13 October 2019

Orctober - Warhammer v Skaven

Steve and I have not managed a game of proper Warhammer 8th edition for some time.
So we rectified that.
As usual we were playing a 2,000 point standard game.
We rolled the diagonal set up and I chose the corners we'd be using

Steve had elected to take Skaven - I was debating taking Daemons but then remembered it was Orctober, so there could be only one choice - Da Greenskins.
I tried to go All Orcs (plus some trolls) but discovered I don't have enough core Orcs painted. However rather than undermine the purity of Orctober I simply borrowed some from Steve.

We deployed and then ate some pig to get us in the mood.

As the game was about to begin Steve rolled to try and steal the first turn. He succeeded. Then decided he didn't want it after all. Which seemed quite Skaven-y.

Th North Nottingham Gaming Hall has less than ideal light for photography. Sorry.

So the game began with the Orcs rumbling forward.
Toward the waiting Skaven.

The Rats had their big brothers along for the ride.

Waaagh Gruzzkupp surged forward.

A giant ethereal green hand plucked the chariot and pushed it forward.

Whilst the Big 'Uns motored on.

With the Trolls stumbling along in their wake.

The chariot ran down some ratty ninjas.

The Stormvermin stayed firm.

Screened by slingers.

The Boarboys tried a charge. There was a whoosh of flame, the smell of smoked bacon and the boarboys turned tail.

The first chariot killed a Rat Ogre before they smashed it to kindling, then the second one caught them in the flank.

The Black Orcs caught a ratling gun in the open.

And the Big 'Uns smashed into the slaves.

After mowing down the Rat Ogres the chariot raced through a blood mere, sending waves of blood surging in its wake.

The Arrer Boys did what Arrer Boys do best. Fightin'. Not Shootin'.

The Big 'Uns disposed of the slaves, then they and the Black Orcs smashed into the Stormvermin.

However the Stormvermin, astonishingly held firm with a roll of snake-eyes!

So the chariot joined in.

Finally the General sprayed the musk of fear and turned (pink) tail and fled.

And with that Gruzzkupp claimed a victory!

Hurrah for Warhammer!
I am now determined to paint up some more Orcs so I can field All Orcs All Da Time.
I left Steve pondering a bunch of End Times Rat models he has undercoated and mithering about painting 160 skaven shields...

Saturday 12 October 2019

WarCry Campaign Game 1

Around to Ballroom Towers (as we're playing WarCry we've shifted to the interior of General B.'s palatial abode, rather than the Ilko Gaming Hut) to begin our campaign.
After some furious speed painting I was able to field my Cabal of Corvids.
Steve took the Kowardly Lion Krew.
General B. has clearly invested in some of those energy saving illuminations ne hears so much about. As a result the pictures all came out a bit weird and dark. Still, think of all the Humpback Whales he's saved.
 The field of War (Cry)!

 Caw Blimey!

 Stone the... etc.

 But Emily loved him.

 This chap's torso is modelled on my own

 Whip me baby one more time

Harpoon versus stilts with scissors on the bottom. The classic match up

Fast and furious action.
I got distracted by killing Bagpuss which allowed Steve to grab an objective in the first round. After that it was objectives even, but that slim lead meant he was the winner.

Not enough time for a second game. Steve got ten glories and I got three.