Wednesday 29 September 2021

Bren Carrier

I needed some vehicles for the Chain of Command games Martin and I will one day get around to playing (latest hiatus imposed by each of us separately required on consecutive weekends as 'Dad's Removal Firm' to get offspring to various parts of the South West to begin University).

This is the early war Bren Gun Carrier (I think you can call this one that - the later ones are technically Universal Carriers though everyone calls them all Bren Carriers. I think. I get bored confused trying to work it all out). This is definitely the early version as used by the protagonists in our campaign (probably) available from 1st Corps.

Lovely model and a doddle to paint. I need another one to ensure I have all the options for the campaign (though I'm not convinced I'll ever get to use them).

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Frostgrave Wraith

I needed a wraith for Frostgrave. I really like the official model but I have no need of the vampire at the moment and also I happen to have several of the GW Ringwraiths in the lead pile. I actually have nine fully painted ones for LotR games (in fact I think I have ten in total as I also have the Khamul the Easterling model to leas my Easterlings) so they are very definitely spare. So this one was ideal for adding to the frozen city.

Simple drybrush and wash job then a bit of snow on the base - ready to stalk Felstad.

Monday 27 September 2021

Herakles for Of Gods and Mortals

You can't do Mythical Greece without including Herakles can you?

There are several nice versions out there in the end I went with the Reaper version. In fact he was purchased and painted at the same time as Cerberus and Cyclops earlier this year. But as I went to base him I realised where the mysterious tail bit I'd found a week or so earlier was meant to go. So he sat around tail-less until now.

Lovely model with big club, Nemean Lion pelt and bow all fitted as standard.

Sunday 26 September 2021

Warhammer - Bretonnians v. Orcs and Goblins

Steve and I convened for a game  - Warhammer of course, 2k points.

Both prep and playing were somewhat disrupted by me being on call and having to field calls from work about the press - which sounds more glamorous than it is.

As a result I forgot to make much use of my decent camera and the phone shots I did get are bit sporadic. Sorry.

Errant knights - just, you know erranting about.

Stinky Peasants

Plenty o'knights (and not one but two! TWO! Trebuchets. Filth.)

The flappy knights flapped forward to draw forth fanatics

The boarboys failed an animosity test and romped toward them. The Night Goblins did the same, ended up on top of their own fanatic, had loads killed, failed a panic test and ran off. So far. so Goblin.

The errant knights made shorter work of the chariot than I would have liked and ended up facing down the Arrer Boys

The peasants went for a pongy walk.

Some knights made the trolls run away - despite the trolls sicking up on them and killing four.

Behold the space where once were Arrer boys

The fight on the hill ground on- but the Grail Knight cavalry was on the way...

In the centre the Big Uns chewed up the knight unit but couldn't kill the general and his BSB

The trolls ran into the river but were run down.

Shortly after this the Bretonnian general routed the Big Uns and the game was up.

Good fun - if a bit sporadic (I have been on call on occasional weekend for the last few years. No-one *ever* call. Except today. On a Warhammer day!)

Steve's Brets do look lovely and it's nice I've found an army he can beat with them after all those years of them losing to my Ogres and Daemons.

Saturday 11 September 2021

Warhammer - Orcs v Empire

Another Thursday, another game of Warhammer, Greatest of All the Games.

2,00 points each, Steve took Empire and I took Orcs. I'm aiming to get an All Orcs force together but had to top things up with a giant and a troll.

Not much explanation as I hadn't given it much thought, so just lined up and ran at the Empire - which didn't go all that well...

The lads set off - trying to keep away from the Banestone!

Boarboys and chariots, ready to carve the heart out of the Empire line.

The Empire line in question. Steve has recently added a Lore of Metal wizard that he's rather fond of using.

Wheeee! go the Chariots.

The Empire advances

Arrer boys. Rubbish at shooting, not all that good at fighting.

At about this point these two units stopped for a fight.

The Empire cavalry stood ready

This would have been great if it had been the boars charging the halberds, rather than the other way around.

The giant charged the knights

And slowly whittled away at them, while in turn they took wounds off him

The great weapon knights took on the troll

The halberds (with boarboy captured standard) went for a walk around the Banestone!

The theogonist decided to demonstrate what the chariots should have done

Bravely the Arrer Boys took some BabyGriffs to the face

Then the Empire forces fell on the remains of the battered and confused Orcs.

In the end Gruzzkupp and his loyal standard bearer were last seen fleeing the field pursued by halberdiers and with all the other Orcs dead.

Good fun game, though some poor deployment and an unfortunate squabble made Steve's job even easier than usual.
Want to paint more greenskins now - but I need to focus on Empire ahead of our planned four way Empire Civil War game.