Sunday, 29 November 2015

Lord of the Rings: Pointy Hats & Pointy Ears!

Last three for this stage, a couple of wizards and a certain elf:

Saruman the White

Radagast the Brown

Legolas Greenleaf

The wizards are done to official schemes but Legolas is a custom scheme as my client is planning a Wood Elf army led by him and Orlando Bloom is the General and test model for it haha

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Lord of the Rings Commission: Thorin's Company

For the last two days i have been working on Thorin's Company from The Hobbit game for my existing client who i have painted all the previous LoTR entries for. He asked if i could do them in the official scheme (Best as i could do!) from the Goblin Town Box:

Kili, Fili and Bofur

Nori, Dori and Gloin

Bombur, Bifur and Ori

Balin, Dwalin and Oin

Bilbo Baggins

As before the bases are left just blacked as my client has his own basing to match his armies. A few more to come from this project in the next day or so....

Friday, 27 November 2015

Relics: The Horror!!!! New C'thu Preview

Just a quick post from me today, Tor Gaming have released another art preview for the upcoming C'thu faction:

Now as a pack of squid-dogs go these look very funky, the name reminds me of the Hounds of Tindalos from Lovecrafts Cthulhu Mythos which could move through dimensions and come out of right angles to hunt their prey if memory serves... hopefully these will have some form of unique movement or deployment trait too :-D 

Monday, 23 November 2015

SAGA: The Pagan Rus

I found myself at Gripping Beast at Salute earlier in the year and couldnt resist the lure of SAGA again haha so i picked up the Revenants at the time then an Irish starter box not long after. More purchases of the various books gave me a full overview of the various factions and the Pagan Rus caught my eye with a mix of Russian badassness and Nordic brutality haha: 






This is just an initial 4pts force to get me through the first few games as i learn how the Pagan Rus work. I plan to add another pt of Hearthguard, Warriors and pick up a pt of Levy for a bit of Variety. to take me up to 8pts i may grab a suitable Pagan Priest model and check in a couple of banner bearers.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Relics: The Horror!!!! C'thu coming to Kickstarter

A big announcement was posted up on Tor Gaming and the Relics facebook group

Thats right, The C'thu will be makin an appearance on the tabletops of 2016 yes!

There is a counter running now here which puts at a January 6th kick off at around 6pm :-D

The only other image i could track down of C'thu art is this promo postcard featuring a battle with the Orcnar:

I shall be covering the ks as much as possible and will be painting up my Ridend and remaining Nuem in the run up and throughout. Jacob and i love relics so will be following with interest!

Edit: Not long after posting this Tor released some new concepts!

Proper badass!!!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Lords of War Tourney for a Birthday Party... Genius!

Regular readers will know that Jacob and i are pretty mad for Lords of War and its probably the game we play most together out of all that he is able to. The simple rules and easy to follow mechanics make it ideal for any gamer, and Jacob has often taken his sets into school on end of term game days and taught his mates how to play!

Earlier this year Jacob said he would like to have some friends over to play Lords of War for his birthday, and he asked if i could set it up as a proper tournament for them which of course i said yes as it was a great plan haha.

In passing at Salute i mentioned to Martin (Of Black Box Games) that we were doing an LoW party for Jacobs birthday and he thought this was an amazing idea too... Roll on to November and a big box of LoW goodies arrived at our door from Nick & Martin, packed full of posters, gaming mats for the boys, some tshirts and one massive stack of shinny command cards for prizes!

So yesterday was the big day and Jacob and i transformed our bunker into a venue fitting for such an epic clash of Generals:

Round 1 was ready to kick off as our mighty generals faced off across the fields of war! The boys were all excited to take part in a proper tournament with me officiating and solving rules questions:

Round 1 drawing to a close with victories for the Dwarves, Undead and Lizardmen:

Round 2 ready to start after consuming some cookies of ultimate strength and the malteasers of destiny!

Round 2 in full swing as strategies learned in game 1 are used and refined against new opposition with desperate combat erupting across the land... this round saw victories for the Dwarves, Undead and Elves:

Our Generals required more sustenance for the final conflicts ahead... Jacket Potatoes of Wisdom aided by the Cheese and Beans of Justice :

Round 3 and the last great battles of our time were being waged as darkness drew close, long were the struggles and valiant were all our generals but victories were had by Dwarven, Lizardmen and Elvish commanders:

After a total up of the points scored using the official LoW system Jacob had won, but he had beforehand decided to pass on the winners prizes to the second place if he won as he had received his own tshirt, posters and shiny commander cards from Nick & Martin. Victorious instead was George her receiving his tshirt from Jacob and with a tin and full set of Dwarven Commander shinies. All of Jacob's friends took home a mat and a selection of shiny commanders along with badges:

They all had a great time and have begun bugging their parents for card packs of their own haha, they all wish for this to become a regular event so we are planning the next tourney for the Christmas holidays or early new year.

If you haven't played lords of war yet i cannot recommend it enough, its a lot of fun, easy to pick up, many many hours of play for the entire family not just hardened gamers.

Myself, Jacob and my wife Emma would like to thank Nick & Martin for helping to make Jacobs party such a great event and we look forward to the new challenges that the Undead vs Templars expansion pack will bring to our games! Cheers guys!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Legion of Everblight: Saeryn & Rhyas the Talons

Behold the glory of Everblight, his twinnies haha:

I picked these up on standard release rather than pay well over the odds for one of those 10th Anniversary box sets earlier in the year. Big fan of Doug Hamilton's work on the new sculpts, they are a massive improvement over the prime versions of the pair!
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