Thursday, May 28, 2015

Company of the Damned rides once more!

With the release of the new Eldar codex it is time to revive the army I love playing for so many years.

So...this happened...




More to come soon....

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Retribution of Scyrah - Moros WIP and Blood Bowl Report

Thus far my episodes into Bloodbowl have been how do you say ... less than fruitful.  I am currently 1 Win and 3 Losses with the Athel Loren Crimson Tide but hey... I'm new so it's ok.

So let's examine first my opinions on Blood Bowl.

It took me a while to realize that causing casualties is a pretty important part of the game, especially in league play.  I also had to wrap my mind around the concept of fouling.  Fouling isn't cheating, it's a mechanic in the game.  Blood Bowl is a brutal and lethal game and I was not playing it as such.  I was focused on running plays and scoring touchdowns - like you would in a normal Football game.  Now that I have a better understanding of what is expected, I am able to make better decisions moving forward.

Achievements:
Thus far - I have learned how to set up the pass pretty well and I'm getting better at dumping receivers into the backfield.

Failures:
I am still struggling with defense.  I have not yet learned how to properly box players and break cages.  I am also allowing myself to take way too many unnecessary hits during a game that should be avoided.  Once I have figured out how to minimize my dice rolling and maximize my opponents, I feel I'll be much better.

Annoyances:
So I ordered a team from Black Scorpion Miniatures.  It's the Wood Elf team for lack of a better description.  As I was painting these models I noticed that there were way too many imperfections and miscasts on this team.  The faces are too thin and pinched which give them a gaunt and squished appearance.  The bodies have far too many pits, uneven surfaces and rough casts to make painting them remotely enjoyable.

I have ordered more metal models from various providers and we'll see how things turn out.

Now Moros...

As I wait for Fantasy to come out with a new edition and for my Eldar Farseer edition to arrive, I will assemble my brand new Moros light myrmidon from Warmachine!


As you can see it comes in both metal and resin pieces.  None too bad and with the exception of a slight casting issue that was easily fixed with a hobby knife, the model was very well done.



The model despite it's numerous pieces, was easy to assemble and pin.  I am pleased that this metal model was much better to assemble than the last few from Privateer Press.

I'll be priming and painting up many of the Retribution as I paint both my Blood Bowl and my Eldar army in the next few months.

Updates will come!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The University of Athel Loren Crimson Tide! Blood Bowl time!

It's Blood Bowl season here at the Ordo Fanaticus and that means HOBBY EXCITEMENT!

I'm finally getting around to playing Blood Bowl after years and years of not touching the game and I'm finding I have forgotten far more than I ever learned... :(

That said I ordered a new team I'm going to be painting up very quickly!

Here are some pics!

I ordered the models from Black Scorpion Miniatures.


Entire team + additional models 


 2 Wardancers + Thrower with 2 Catchers and 6 Linemen


Side view of team.


Wiley Miniatures Treeman and Wardancer.
The Wardancer will be my Turn Counter.
I have a Wizard, an Apothecary and a Cheerleader along with a Dryad.(no real reason for her)


Painting updates to come!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Final Preparations for the Black Sheep Brawl IV and Display Board Fail

Hey everyone,

So Black Sheep Brawl is tomorrow and as a true wargamer I'm up late the night before putting the finishing touches on my army.

I started this week by making movement trays that were ...too big (sigh).
Here are the WIP's:






Once they were flocked I moved on to the display board:
Before:

After:


So after that FAIL, we go to old faithful!
Now to decide which staging to use?

1.

2.

3.

So with this decision pending, I will go to bed!

Tomorrow we engage in THE BLACK SHEEP BRAWL IV!

I will be drinking from my Black Sheep Brawl I mug all day.


Let's see if I can't get a matching 2015 one!



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Black Sheep Brawl IV List

It's t-minus 2 weeks until the 4th annual Black Sheep Brawl and I can't wait.  I'll be bringing Wood Elves once again and if we go by Swedish Comp score its a measly 16!

Going to focus on eliminating specific units and characters per turn and take advantage of the close combat options that my army provides.  We'll see how the anti-meta spars off against the current meta.


2400 Pts - Wood Elves Roster

Glade Lord (1#, 248 pts)
1 Glade Lord, 248 pts (General; Hand Weapon; Asrai Longbow; Shield; Arcane Bodkins; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; The Arrow of Kurnous; Volley Fire)
1 Giant Blade
1 Armour of Fortune

Spellweaver (1#, 270 pts)
1 Spellweaver, 270 pts (Level 4 Wizard; Hand Weapon; Always Strikes First; Blessings of the Ancients; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider)
1 Talisman of Endurance
1 The Lore of Shadow
1 Elven Steed (Fast Cavalry; Swiftstride; Vanguard)

Glade Captain (1#, 158 pts)
1 Glade Captain, 158 pts (Battle Standard Bearer; Hand Weapon; Asrai Longbow; Great Weapon; Starfire Shafts; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; The Arrow of Kurnous; Always Strikes Last; Armour Piercing; Flaming Attacks; Volley Fire)
1 Armour of Destiny

Waystalker (1#, 110 pts)
1 Waystalker, 110 pts (Two Hand Weapons; Asrai Longbow; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Hawk-eyed Archer; Scouts; Sniper)
1 The Bow of Loren (Armour Piercing; Multiple Shots (A+1); Volley Fire)

Eternal Guard (19#, 258 pts)
18 Eternal Guard, 258 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Asrai Spear; Light Armour; Shield; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Stubborn; Armour Piercing; Fight in Extra Ranks)
1 Eternal Warden (Hand Weapon; Asrai Spear; Light Armour; Shield; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Stubborn; Armour Piercing; Fight in Extra Ranks)

Glade Guard (12#, 200 pts)
12 Glade Guard, 200 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Asrai Longbow; Trueflight Arrows; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Armour Piercing; Volley Fire)

Glade Guard (12#, 200 pts)
12 Glade Guard, 200 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Asrai Longbow; Trueflight Arrows; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Armour Piercing; Volley Fire)

Sisters of the Thorn (5#, 140 pts)
5 Sisters of the Thorn, 140 pts (Standard Bearer Std; Level 2 Wizard; Hand Weapon; Blackbriar Javelin; Always Strikes First; Daughters of Eternity; Deepwood Coven; Fast Cavalry; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Poisoned Attacks; Swiftstride; Vanguard; Armour Piercing; Poisoned Attacks)
5 Steed of Isha

Wildwood Rangers (20#, 260 pts)
19 Wildwood Rangers, 260 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Great Weapon; Light Armour; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Guardians of the Wildwood; Immune to Psychology; Always Strikes Last)
1 Wildwood Warden (Great Weapon; Light Armour; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Guardians of the Wildwood; Immune to Psychology; Always Strikes Last)
1 Banner of Eternal Flame (Flaming Attacks)

Wild Riders (6#, 178 pts)
6 Wild Riders, 178 pts (Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Asrai Spear; Light Armour; Shield; Always Strikes First; Devastating Charge; Extra Attack; Fast Cavalry; Fear; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Frenzy; Immune to Psychology; Swiftstride; Talismanic Tattoos; Vanguard; Armour Piercing)
6 Steed of Kurnous (Extra Attack; Frenzy; Immune to Psychology)

Wild Riders (6#, 178 pts)
6 Wild Riders, 178 pts (Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Asrai Spear; Light Armour; Shield; Always Strikes First; Devastating Charge; Extra Attack; Fast Cavalry; Fear; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Frenzy; Immune to Psychology; Swiftstride; Talismanic Tattoos; Vanguard; Armour Piercing)
6 Steed of Kurnous (Extra Attack; Frenzy; Immune to Psychology)

Waywatchers (10#, 200 pts)
10 Waywatchers, 200 pts (Two Hand Weapons; Asrai Longbow; Always Strikes First; Forest Stalker; Forest Strider; Hawk-eyed Archer; Scouts; Skirmishers; Armour Piercing; Extra Attack; Volley Fire)

Validation Report:
Edition: 8th Edition; Game Type: Normal Game; Special Rules: Allow Warhammer Forge; File Version: 2.88; Army Subtype: Wood Elves Army
There are multiple instances of Trueflight Arrows in your army. Since this is subject of debate, be sure to check that your opponent is fine with it.

Composition Report:
Points of Lords: 518 (0 - 1200)
Points of Heroes: 268 (0 - 1200)
Points of Core: 658 (600 - Unlimited)
Points of Special: 756 (0 - 1200)
Points of Rare: 200 (0 - 600)

Total Roster Cost: 2400

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