Friday, April 27, 2012

Sat. Battle Report Acon

The Orc Ogres.
A level 4 maw Level 1 Firebelly BSB with Banner of Eternal flame 10 Ironguts with FC 6 Bulls with Additional Hand weapons 6 Lead Belchers 3 Sabretusks 1 Ironblaster 3 Mournfangs 2 units of Gnoblars, sorry no traps
Game 1 went against Mr. Wappel with Lizardmen. He had a slann with temple guard, a unit of skinks with 4 kroxigors, 2 individual salamanders, a unit of terradons with a skink hero, and 5 cold one riders. This epic game proceeded with 1 lore of life spell in 3 rounds and 1-2 spells from the ogres in 2 turns. 6 miscasts happened in 3 turns. Meanwhile we both failed all turn 2 charges and his cold one riders failed their leadership role for stupidity. This game turned into a huge double combat in the center of the board with my firebelly+bulls versus his skink/Krox unit eventually breaking the crox. The following turn found the temple guard unit in combat with the SM+BSB+Ironguts plus the ironblaster. We shook hands after the skinks broke cursing the dice. A full slew of battle points put me on table 5 round 2. Game 2 went against a DoC player Named Mr. Walters. Mr. Walters reminded me of Domus, whom he beat down game 1, and played next to Mr. Wappell and myself. His double Bloodletter horde+ herald, 2x6 unit of Tzeench firestarters and Horror plus lore of life Herald proved to much for me. I ended up getting a bubble +1 strength spell and popping the first unit of Bloodletters but not after he killed half the leadbelchers and half the bulls. The following turn he reformed and I charged. I failed to get any spells off and he dispelled the +1 strength finally. I broke and he ran me down and since it was blood and glory we had to stop. This game could have gone differently because i should have threw chaff into the second unit of 40 letters and shot/magic them one more turn before going headlong into the chop fest. Well played sir, but a loss for the ogres. Game 3 saw me 1-1 and going into the muck of the middle tables, so people are so beneath me, lol. And so I fought Empire Steve, my Team Tournament arch rivale of the local scene. We were okay with it, but did make mention of switching to new opponents. We played dawn attack and cornered deployed. This was a typical beat fest. My ironblaster did eat a cannonball but I just charged in headlong versus poor steve. The empire blocks eventually folded by turn 4-5 and it was a win for the Ogres. Game 4, late night by the way, went to Lord of War Ted. Ted brought his ogre list which had a irongut x10, bulls x16, and 2 units of 3 Mournfangs with a unit of 3 maneaters. We had very similar lists but I deployed in such a way to charge his ironguts with his general in it a little quicker. Though this scenario didn't matter much, battleline, it was a, end the game if general dies 'special rule'. I did get the third charge off finally after being 'Mawed' to death once. We talked more ogre strategy then we actually played the game. He was 2-1-0 and I was 2-1 before playing. I am pretty sure we finished the game within 1.25 hours and talked for another hour. He ended up being our Opponents Sunday game 3 for the TT.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Adepticon 2012 - Saturday.

Well besides game I saw alot of great armies and thought I would throw those up here first! Enjoy! Remember these are all 2200 point WHF Championship armies from Sat. at Adepticon.
The Holy Grail Ogres won Best Theme. Good Job

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Adepticon 2012 Friday

Adepticon 2012 Friday. Well we arrived Friday early and looked around at vendors on the way in. Getting ready for the 1,000 pt tournament was a treat because I only had 1 practice game with my Night Goblin army.
List: I ended up taking a general, level 1, bsb, 60 night goblins with the poison banner, fanatics, and nets. A mangler, 2 doom divers, 2 bolt throwers, troll, and a chariot. This allows me to deploy more to once side but still threaten armies with a chariot and bolt throwers in their flanks. Game 1 I played for my first opponent Jake Murphy. A previous opponent from Invasion of Kenosha in 2011. He had his brets with 2 lances and only 3 pegs. A simple list but one that can use point denial and swift charges to his advantage. A bad deployment kept my doom divers from hitting him turn one because I couldn't see him, scenario special rule. Later on I proved to almost destroy 2 units, but breaking from his main lance after 2 other stubborn checks, and then the 3rd I lost. He went onto to win Best General for the AM tournament. Game 2 The second game for the AM 1k tournament, fortitude, went against a Warriors of Chaos player who only had a general. I off set my deployment and shot and threw manglers into the generals unit. He cast the unit deleting spell at my unit 3 times and getting it off once but not having a successful 11 or 12 roll for the second roll. The game ended early at around turn 3 but he knew that he had to move fast and try and roll it. Luckily I had a dispel scroll and luck on my hand side and got my mangler, poison bows, fanatics, chariot, and doom diver Game 3 went to an Orc and Goblin General who lost due to special rules dealing electrical damage to random units. He did take 1 giant, 1 unit of wolf riders, and a unit of Night Goblins. I did a typical shoot and stand back until I had to charge, a win for the night goblins. Later I'll post my Saturday and Sunday Champs and TT coverage!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Acon Prep and War Altar Wrap-up

Been working on more Acon projects and played a game with my Night Goblins. First got the War Altar assembled and now finishing the base. I won't paint this piece but it has been more of a challenge to pin and glue 1 piece at a time. The large bird is a heavy metal single piece which is easy to handle but heavy to glue.
Played a practice game today against a local here in town. Ryan, who was featured on the Waaaghcast Podcast for several episodes, has since sold his Wood Elves and picked up High Elves and Bretonnians. His Brets, played at 1,000 pts and did pretty well against me. He had a solid unit get blown away fanatics, mangler, and magic but the other 2 units made waste of warmachines and chariots. He did have to scatter deploy in our Battleline scenario but that was because I out deployed him. My own doom diver was destroyed by his own trebs and the rock lobber destroyed itself. His trebs then scoured my 60 man horde of night goblins with characters to 21, but after making re-rollable panic checks I charged him and we stood in combat at the end of the game, turn 5. We may have enough time for turn 6 but it was about 5 min over our time limit anyway. He had killed my doom diver, rock lobber, 2 chariots, and magic user who failed 2 LOS from his trebs. In return I killed 316 points one knight errant unit and 1 magic user. I was happy with the list and am considering it next week for Adepticon.
Lastly completed the assembly of the ToS and primed them. As you can see it was plenty of building to spruce up a 2nd building that had a terrible 2nd floor, and at the price of the tower who can blame me?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Update!

Thanks BOLS Well I have not had any games in a week but I thought I would post some updates on modeling. Got in a Rogue Idol from Forge World. Started to assemble a War Altar for a friend and got a mangler squig to work on as well, and started painting some unholy daemons.
Next been working on a building we got in a year ago but just didn't do anything with it. Decided that with old rubble pieces from the Dreadstone blight that I might be able to put together a 2nd tower. So after using a hot knife to cut a new 2 inch stone base out of styrofoam we got the tower together and its 3 stories high and the other is 1.5 stories plus the base. Both are big enough to hide monsters behind and for the price tag, personally, I think its worth it for the 2 larger buildings. Both are in preparation for Mid West Rampage in May!
Buildings now primed black!