Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Scenario 1

So, if you remember, I'm planning on going to/running an event at the end of may. The overall setting for the games will be that a lost valley has been found and everyone is rushing there to get rich or die trying. We wil be 7 players and three tables, meaning that one wil be the gm for all the games. Everyone will bring one or two scenarios,and this is the first one I've made.
Here goes.

The opposing armies have been stumbling around in the lost valley for weeks. Plagues of mosquitoes, vindictive natives and horrible weather conditions have made the stay less than fun. The armies have lost their supplies and the troops are threatening to leave. The forces have been spying on eachother for days not daring to commit to battle as they are starving. As the forces travel to the north of the valley the landscape changes and the heat and mosquitoes dissipates. The haunted crags are sparcely vegetated with pinetrees and low shrub.

A type of huge birds of prey have made their nests in the surrounding landscape. Scattered across the battlefield a number nests hide their delicious content. The eggs could feed your army for a long time. However the opposing forces have had the same idea and as they rush to the nests for the eggs the two armies clash in a desperate struggle for survival.

Before the game, after you set up terrain, the game master places 5 nests in appropriate locations on the battlefield.

Any unit can pick up the eggs by touching them during their own movement phase. Each egg in your possession at the end of the game gives you 250 VP. You cannot pick up an egg if you are charging or failing a charge.

Picking up the eggs are not without danger. Far above the battlefield the huge birds of prey are watching over their eggs, eager to protect their unborn young, they will swoop down and attack a randomly selected unit carrying an egg. Only one unit will be attacked each turn. If no unit has an egg, the birds will not attack. If a unit is attacked by a bird, roll on the table below to see what happens. Roll for the birds at the start of each playerturn. If a unit is wiped out or flees for any reason, they drop the egg at the spot they died or flees from. If the unit breaks from combat, the winning side may choose a unit on the winning side of the combat and in in contact with the egg bearing unit to pick up the egg. A unit can have multiple eggs.

D6 roll:
1: Grabbit. The bird steals the egg back(remove the counter form play)
2: Flap flap: The huge wings of the giant bird creates a windgust that moves the unit d3 in a random direction, retaining its facing, if the unit is in close combat, move the entire combat.
3: screech: the birds screech at the unit, making it impossible for the unit to hear any orders. Until the end of the turn the unit cannot use the generals leadership, unless he is in the unit.
4-5: Claw! the bird claws at the unit to get at the egg. the unit suffers d6 strength 4 hits.
6: Nesting material. The bird grabs the units standard for nesting material, remove the standard bearer from play, as he desperately clings to the standard in a vain attempt to hinder the bird from taking it. If the unit has no standard, treat this as a Claw! result instead.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Fat guy done.

So, I just finished painting this guy. I am not completely happy with him, but he's ready for gaming and has joined the witchhunter and the dwarf. I think i will go back to himmsometime to work with the skintone and the shoulder armour.

I didn't denuglefy him completely on purpose, he still seems to have a sort of skin condition and his armour is not maintained properly. The pics are very dark, will have to take some new ones tommorow, when the sun is up.

And from the back

Hope you like.
Next up for this warband is a dog and some flagellants. Aftr that I will move on to some more dark elfs or maybe I'll get sidetracked by the upcoming wood elves. We shall see.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A test

This is a test model. I'm currently collecting dark elves but I have a tendency to jump between projects.  I really like the high elf models of 5th ed. Sculpted, I believe, by none other than Mr. Goodwin. I am looking at collecting a small force of these, say 2000 points or so.

The sea guard have always been favorittes of mine and so it was obvious that I should start with these.
Here is the test model. I originally intended this to be a chrace army, hence the lion on the shield, but I am going to make it much more generic so I plan to have different motifs on each shield.

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Wip on the next model for my skulldred witchhunter warband. A sort of executioner. I've based him on the plastic nurgle lord. The plan is to denurglefy him and have him as a sort of extremely fat executioner guy. I will cover his head with a hood, but haven't decided on the style yet, any suggestions?

Also, completely unrelated, could all of you quit bidding on dark elf musicians? Thanks, that would be great.......

Thursday, 3 April 2014

More dark elves.

Ok, lifes been pretty hectic the last couple of weeks. Work has been packed with evening meetings and add to that a sick wife and child, well you get the picture. The little time I've had to myself just before going to bed has been spent doing nothing. Having no energy or time for hobbying I've contended myself with looking at all the gorgeous stuff on the net, just looking at the pretty pictures and reading the blogs.

So, I went to ebay and I was just browsing. Honest! I wasn't going to buy anything. And I didn't, not really. These? Oh they hardly count...good deal and all. Look an entire unit! 

I realize there's two of the same, one will become a standard so as to mitigate this fact. Lovely characterful sculpts they are and I hope they can add some punch to my army, although they look like they might be difficult to get into combat before they tear eachother apart.

I dont know whats up with me and dark elves. This is the 3rd dark elf army I'm collecting and I'm still not bored of it. At the end of may I have a one day funhammer event coming up and I will be bringing my newish dark elves to that one, just can't get enough. How about you, do you have a favorite army that you keep going back to?