About Me

Hi Folks, I've been playing Warhammer Fantasy from early days, although have just gotten back into it after being absent for a number of years. This blog is to record thoughts and experiences from amongst myself and friends. Personally, I am currently working on Orcs & Gobbos and also have High Elves, Skaven and a few Warriors of Chaos. Amongst the other chaps we have every other army covered. We are not die-hard competition gamers, but enjoy the game for the social aspect as well as the hobby side of collecting and painting.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

2000 Orcs vs Orcs :)

Dangit if I haven't lost my notes to this game. Anyhoo I'll post some pics and remeber what I can. A very good mate of mine and I had a pitched battle or Greenskins vs Greenskins.

Points of note - first time out for my big spider. I was all excited until I saw a rock lobber and three bolt throwers :\. The rest of the units are as they appear. My BO Warboss was mounted on a boar in with some night gobbos - - note to self, don't do this again as he can't move through the unit ><. 1st round saw his rock lobber smack the Spider for 6 wounds...ouch. It did, however, last two more rounds before the artillery took its toll. His wolf boys run up one flank and everything else on both sides just marched forward.

The long and the short of it: Spider dies. My Black Orcs crunch his middle and head towards his artillery. Night gobbos survive a flank charge from his giant, which is wiped out by a pump wagon (giggles). His general (with +3A sword) wipe out my entire unit of SO Boar Boyz (that was actually pretty funny). I mop some stuff up and stay away from his General's unit long enough to come off with a win.
Lessons: Big spider means big target :P, but can't wait to roll it out again and see if it can actually do something. Careful where you put your fighty blokes - my General did bugger all in hand to hand cause he couldn't move through his unit. Pump wagons are fun :).

Friday, 14 October 2011

Warboss on Boar Finished

I wanted a Warboss on a Boar so grabbed the finecast model....and boy was that a task! Assembling it what rather painful as the fit of the various pieces really was quite teriible. Anyhow, I guess it's ok...a bit rushed like most of my stuff (I need to stop looking at the pile I have left to paint lol).

Queenie Spider Finished

A fun model to paint but I don't really like how it ended up. I need to keep reminding myself about thinning out paint...... :).

Still, I love the model. And I have another one tucked away to try and get a better result with :).

Friday, 5 August 2011

Black Orc BSB

I needed to do a Black Orc BSB so thought I'd try to have the various troop types I use incorporated into the standard. The result is so-so.....took some time to convince a spider to assist and add real spider silk :P.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Air brushing

Ok folks, so I have decided to take the plunge, get a bit more serious with the painting and invest in an airbrush and compressor. A couple of kind gents from work have loaned me thier airbrushes to try them out, however if anyone else has feedback on particular types/brands of equipment it would be much appreciated.

Friday, 8 July 2011

2500 Pts Greenskins vs CW

Well I finally got to have a game last night against a good mate. My second under the new rules :P.

My army was as follows:

Chaos Giant Painted

I need to clarify right up front that this is not my handiwork (sadly). I had a game last night against a good mate of mind and he showed me this recently finished figure. This chap always producers work I consider to be outstanding. The pictures hardly do it justice. Nice work mate!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Black Orcs Painted

Finally finished these fellas. For some reason I thought "need something quickish too paint...hmmm maybe something with lots of armour..I know, the black orcs!".

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The art of basing

When I first started collected warhammer miniatures many years ago my bases were very simple - goblin green. After a while I started getting brave and added some flock. It never ceases to amaze me how fantastic some people's bases are..

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Night Gobbos - face palm

How I love the little hooded guys. Cheap, squishy, poor leadership little blighters that typically raise an eyebrow from across the gaming table with your opponent wondering how many, if any, fanatics are hidden in the ranks. And a battle wouldn't be complete without either a shaman's head exploding in a rainbow of colour or landing a spell against the odds that turns the tide. But sometimes they do frustrate me so.....

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

To Squig Herd or not to Squig Herd

I've always loved squigs - I love the idea of them and love the figures. Usually in years gone by I have tried to field a herded unit. Since coming back to the game I have read with interest a number of battle reports where the O&G player has fielded a big block (e.g. 30 + 10 herders). True they can pack a punch given their two strength 5 attacks and are immune to psychology but what about the alternatives?

Monday, 25 April 2011

Casual game size?

Hi folks, a query regarding game sizes that are popular amongst you all for friendly matches. The chaps I play with all have young families so the majority of our games are played at night. And tournament games are only a few times per year. Typically, our casual game size is 1500 points, with the odd 2000 or 2250 (common tournament size here) left for weekends where our good lady wives tolerate us arriving home in the early hours :). Because our games are very social affairs even a 1500 point affair can take 5 hours (don't laugh...there is usually some serious social chit-chat taking place).

The cost of miniatures

Having come back to the game after a few years away one big difference that strikes me is the cost of miniatures. Is it just me or are the prices getting a little crazy? I appreciate the fantastic detail that goes into the new models these days but still, they are not exactly cheap.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

1500 Pt Greenskins

Ok so my first attempt at an army list after several years (and a few versions of the rules) in the wilderness. Just to point out that my original Greenskin army was based around a scouting or vanguard theme, i.e. no war machines, just troops that spilled out from wherever they were camped (read hiding), picked a fight and then disappeared again at the end of the campaign.