Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Christmas Fantasy Campaign

Next month, I'll be heading back to the UK for the 1st time in nearly 2 years. Me and my brother Matt  have been talking about arranging some games of Warhammer. I left my Warriors of Chaos army in the UK and Matt is currently playing Dark Elves. We thought it would be nice to theme these games and we thought the 'End Times' Chaos invasion into Naggaroth would be a great fit and setting.

The themed games turned into a mini campaign, 3 games long. I've made 3 new scenario's for us to play and came up with a bit of fluff/background to go with them.

My job is a graphic designer, so I wanted to make the PDF campaign booklet look as professional as possible. It was really fun using my skills on something which wasn't work!

If you want to check it out, you can download it here.

Starting at the back, we knew we wanted the final battle to be an epic finale and we haven't played Fantasy in a while, so it's a good idea to start with a small battle. It made sense to make the 2nd battle average size. So all the battles in the campaign scale up in size.

With the basic structure in place, I thought the small battle made sense to be scouting forces clashing and I had an idea that I want to play an ambushed themed battle, which fit in with the 2nd battle. The last battle, I want to keep simple because of the size, but I thought it would be good to have the first two scenario's effecting deployment.

I'm really looking forward to playing the campaign over Christmas and I want to post up here how we're getting on.

Thanks for reading, Andy

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Warhammer Quest iOS game almost here!

Tomorrow the Warhammer Quest game for iOS is finally released. I'm really looking forward to this. I used to be a fan of the original board game back in the day and last year when I heard about a iOS game coming out I got excited and wanted to find out more.
The game developers who are making the game are Rodeo Games and they made a game called Hunters and Hunters 2 which I downloaded to gave it a try. I can see why they got the Warhammer Quest gig.
Hunters 2 is a really good turn based strategy game and is very smilier to Space Hulk.

I'm going to downloading Warhammer Quest tomorrow when it's released, but if you also like Space Hulk you should give Hunters 2 a try.

Also check out this game play video of the Warhammer Quest game.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Return to Blogging

I'm back! It's been a long time since my last post (over a year). I stopped posting at the time because I felt adding to the blog was taking away from time I could spent on the hobby. I've change my thinking now. Having a blog is a great way of keeping a record of all the miniatures I've painted and adventures I get up to in miniature gaming.

So what have I been up to?
I stopped posting while I was working on a Tomb King army. Ended up not finishing it because I all of a sudden lost interest. Last year, I picked up Dwarves again and put together a small 1600pt army out of spare models for a tournament and since then I've been adding to it. I'm still slowly working on my Trollblood army for Hordes and I've just started a new Tau army for 40k.

The biggest change is that I've moved from UK to Australia (Adelaide), which has given me new challenges in the hobby (price is a big one!). I'm still getting in to the scene here, but it seems very active.
With moving I was limited on what I could bring with me. I chose my Dwarves and my Trollbloods, leaving the rest of my collection in the UK.

Anyway I'll go in to more detail in future posts, but I just wanted to start the ball rolling again with a quick post.

Thanks for reading,

Friday, 24 June 2011

Tomb Kings Army - building - part 1

Wow it's been ages since my last post and even longer since I posted about Warhammer. What have I been doing? Well I've started a new Warhammer army. Board with my Warriors of Chaos and sure they hate me, I've decided Dwarves would suit me best, but with two tournaments coming up in June, there was no way I could make, paint and do them justice in time!

Then Tomb Kings came about and thought they now looked interesting, different to the armies I'd normally collect and also quick to paint! My idea is to do a quick Tomb Kings army to tide me over till I can finish a Dwarf one.

The plan, with 6 weeks before my first tournament, was to spend three weeks building and next three weeks speed painting 2400 points worth! To cut a long story short it, I managed to build it but I had to give up on the painting, just too much!

I'm still trying to paint it quickly, but with a bit more relaxed timeframe!
I'm building this army differently to how I'd normal do it. Normally I'd build and paint one unit at a time, but this time I've built the whole army and I'm now currently base-coating all the models, the next stage will be to shade and highlight them all.


Monday, 28 March 2011

Hordes - Trollbloods 1st 15 points

Hi All
Its been a long time coming, heres the first 15 points for my Hordes Trollblood army. I'm really trying to paint them to the best of my ability instead of rushing though them, so their taking awhile.

The Group Shot

I chose Hoarluk Doomshaper, Rage of Dhunia as my first Warlock just because I like the model, although I thought he was a little small compared to the other Trolls so I stuck him a large stone.

Next up is the Impaler Troll.

And the Mauler.

And last but not least, the Fennblades Unit

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Hordes - Trollblood Reforcements

Hi all
Blimy it's been over a month since my last post. Although I haven't finished painting the Trolls I have already, I have bought some more.

Normally I collect my armies in little sections, but I've started going to a gaming club in Hinkley (in Leicester) and their've got no problem with using unpainted models.

I've now got almost enough for a 50 point game. Here's the list of my Trollblood army as it stands:

46+6 points, 28 models

Hoarluk Doomshaper, Rage of Dhunia +6 points
* Dire Troll Bomber 10 points
* Dire Troll Mauler 9 points
* Troll Axer 6 points
* Troll Bouncer 5 points
* Troll Impaler 5 points

4 Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes 3 points
6 Pyg Burrowers 4 points
10 Trollkin Fennblades 8 points
* Fennblade Officer & Drummer 2 points

I've also bought a second Warlock, Borka Kegslayer, thought it would be handy having to 2 casters.

I've still got 4 points to spend, which I'm going to use on a solo.

Also I was told about this great free app for my phone called 'ibodger'. Which is what I did the list above with. Granted would be better to have a Warhammer version as Warmachine and Hordes list are not the most difficult/time-consuming to write.

Hopefully next week I'll have some pictures of actual painted models, because I've almost painted 15 points worth.

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Trollblood Test Mini

Hi all,
Quick post today, I've finished the test model for my Trollblood army for Hordes and wanted to share.

I'm very happy with it, but I think there will be a few things I change on the next one I do.

Also this post is a bit of a test because I've posted from my phone, interested to see how it turns out.