Monday, 21 March 2016

Barbarian on Sabertooth Snow Tiger

Last week Kevin Dallimore posted up a picture of this figure he'd painted on the Steve Dean Painting forum and I knew I had to have a go at the same, so I promptly put in an order to Folorn Hope Games and with a couple of days he was primed and ready to go.

I decided to go with tiger stripes rather than leopard spots as I did a snow leopard for Frostgrave last year. I'm pleased with the result, I can't stress enough how useful having some pictures of snow tigers on my phone in front of me was while I did it.
In the end I probably rushed him a little, but I'm pleased with the result. I had a rummage in the lead mountain as well and dug out some old Chaos Marauders (the Dave Andrews sculpts) and intend to paint up a small unit of them to go with him, the makings of a Dragon Rampant or God of Battles force I think! 

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Savage Orcs

My friend Tom came to visit on Thursday so instead of a trip to the lovely ELMs club we had a game in my loft. I decided I'd like to use my Orcs (or Orruks if you like) and thought it'd be a good opportunity to finish up a unit of Savage Orcs I've had half done for ages. 

Here they are:

The figures are a mixture of Shieldwolf Miniatures Orcs and some resin heads I found on ebay (maximini or kromlech, I forget which). The shieldwolf plastics are of good quality and I like the dynamism of the poses, The heads are nice but I found them a bit fiddly to paint, which sapped my enthusiasm a bit. If I decide to do a few more (I have enough for 10 more bodies) I'll try and source some Games Workshop Savage Orc heads and use those. 

As for the game itself, we went for Age of Sigmar and played a 50point game using the SCGT comp pack. We played The Cursed City battleplan from the Quest for Ghal Maraz book, which saw spirits attack larger units as casualties mounted up. I really enjoyed the mechanism and managed to squeeze a win. The savage orcs didn't do anything spectacular - I think they lack the power they had in 8th edition - I expect they need a character near them to perform to their true potential. 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

Thaw of the Lich Lord Part 1

We kicked off our Lich Lord campaign at the ELMs Club last Thusday. I took a Necromancer with an apprentice, 2 archers, a tracker, a thief, a warhound and a man at arms. I managed to summon a snow leopard before the game as an animal companion as well.

The first scenario involves an eclipse with LOS shortening until turn 5 when there is a magical burst and then LOS increases again.

We played about 7 turns, I managed to escape with 3 treasures, Steve got 5 (!) and John only 1. Highlights included my snow leopard stalking around the table and eating a magically buffed treasure hunter and John leaping various summoned creatures at Steve.

After the game I suffered no injuries, picked up a book of bones and 2 Planes walk grimoires, meaning I can learn one, flog the other and purchase myself something expensive, tempted by a barbarian or an apothecary.

Looking forward to the next one anyway!