Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Half-Humans The Halfling Army: Demi-Cocks

Halfling Demi-Cocks


So the idea here taken from a previous Halfling army was to convert some model chickens into demi gryph knights.  The effort to find the models took a couple days and then waiting for them to arrive another week.  The bases are cut from 3"x24" wood from hobby lobby which I got 12 bases out of for $2.99.  The Rooster and chicken sets were about 6 a piece on ebay and the demi-gryph box was bought for msrp, so all in all more expensive in the long run for these kid conversions, but they are fun.

Yes Demi Gryphons and Demi Cocks being hacked out!
Comparison of the Rooster(rubber mold from ebay) to a WIP Halfling!
12 wooden bases for my Cock Cav.
The 10 final bases I put cork on, sanded, and added bits to, priming next.

These images below are the Wip images of the wooden bases with cork glued on them and the chickens with Demi-gryph bits on them, empire bits, and bret armor.  Green stuff has been added and used for molding the armor.  Three of the demi gryphs have been chopped up and armor, heads, and legs added onto the chicks.  Additionally trophy heads, look at the top middle rooster,with chains have been added to each monstrous cavalry rooster.  Further conversions will be added to the riders, from battleforge, with green stuff, weapon swaps, and skulls.  

Bases and Demi-Cocks being worked on.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Year End Review: 2013

Year End Review

Battle Report Summary

Overall The breakdown is I got to play around with 4 races in 2013, Chaos Dwarfs, Warriors of Chaos, Ogre Kingdoms, and Orcs and Goblins). In all the armies and placed high in at least one of the tournament.   I got to Play at Capital City Games in Springfield, Illinois, Midwest Rampage in Peoria, Illinois, Gryfalias Aerie in Bloomington, Illinois, Invasion of Kenosha in Kenosha Wisconsin, Merry Mayhem in Madison, Wisconsin, and Adepticon in Chicago, Illinois.  Of those I got to go to 9 Tournaments out of a possible 12(1 per month) and  totaled 31 tournament games.  I did manage a couple awards Best Overall at a Adepticon, Best Painted at Midwest Rampage, and a Pod winner at Invasion Kenosha.  I did manage to get more games in overall though in years past.

I totaled 81 games during the course of the year.  Point ranges from 1,000 pts to 3,000 pts for tournament and friendly games.  My W/T/L was(as pictured above) was Chaos Dwarfs went 14/7/1, Warriors of Chaos 21/11/0, Ogre Kingdoms 3/1/1 and Orcs and Goblins 7/2/2.  You can figure the math but games were about split. 

My hope next year is to try and attend some of Adepticon, Midwest Rampage, Blood in the Sun, and Merry Mayhem.  Between all the chaos we'll organize local events at the Game Store and other local events as much as possible.  Remember its always Over Da Top!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Merry Mayhem 2013: Battle Report

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Merry Mayhem 2013 Battle Report

Charity Tournament

The line before the Tournament Starts, big hall and 40k, hordes going on the other side.

The Start of the Toys for Tots Table at the VFW Hall.

Ben Cone, TO, Getting in my Shot.  I really hate photo bombers.


The Warriors of Chaos I brought level 2 Nurgle with 15 Warriors Halberds/Shld, 4 Chaos Hounds - 2 VG, 4 Nurgle Chaos Ogres-GW, 3 DOs-GW, 3 SkullCrushers-Lances, 2 units of 5 Trolls +HW, unkillable BSB on Steed

Round 1 Ogres, Dan Rustman

Round 1 Opponent Dan who fielded a Ogre Irongut horde, 2 Ironblasters, BSB, Level 4, Level 2 Fire.  I ran my tail off as this was corner deployment/control the center with Fortitude.  I ended up on turn 4 or 5 charging the Ogre horde with skullcrushers in the rear, Infantry in the flank, and Trolls in the Front(he overrun into the Trolls) with 47-50 Attacks I killed the Slaughtermaster in a Challenge with my BSB on Demonic steed and did 20+ wounds overall winning the combat 26-4.  That broke them and I won my first game.
Round 2 Miel V. from WI with Empire
 I have fought Miel before from the Northern state.  He took a Stank, 4 DemiGryphs, Halberd horde, ArchLector, Level 4 Life, Hellblaster and Cannon with Engineer, and a Detachment.  My level 2 got picked off turn 2 and I got trampled after that.  I did kill his supporting units and Demigryphs but that wasn't enough when his 50 man halberd horde got into combat.  His level 4 and Lector got off so many buffs I couldn't compete in combat with any of my units...trolls, bsb, dragon ogres.  He took me piecemeal because when my general died I starting failing stupidity checks and my infantry unit couldn't take 10-15 shots from the hellblaster either.
Quintin, Round 3, I believe with WoC
 Quintin was full of Energy during our game and I was winding down honestly.  I just wanted a fun game and this turned out interesting.  His Chimera and chariot Charged my Trolls behind a wall turn 2, and I held.  I then counter charged his nurgle Chariot with Dragon ogres in the Flank and Chaos ogres in the Front and it took me 2 turns to grind him down in combat.  Meanwhile his hellcannon ran across to table and rear charged my Dragon Ogres.  I lost combats and started running.  Another Loss. 

I ended the Day in the middle of the pack going 1-2, but won 2 auction lots in the charity raffle great day.
Best Overall Winner Andrew Karolus!, Unstable dice Podcast.
Can't wait to see what 2014 holds!  Happy New Year!