Saturday, December 15, 2018

Paint Table Saturday 267 - The Dead Shall Rise

Hi All,

Wow! It's been awhile since I've post a Table report. That was not the plan.

Here is the Army I'm assembling for the Old World Army Challenge. I of course over bought and so have way more than 1000 points here, but you get the idea.

This is my setup in the garage. I'm trying to relocate my hobby stuff in there to stop taking over the whole house. It is now very cramped in there.

I plan on using a mixture of Games Workshop, Reaper, Mantic, Skull and Crown, and Upstream Games House miniatures in this army.

I'll post up a better look of the units in the coming weeks. As you can see I have a lot of assembly to do before January 1st and I need to write up my starting post for the OWAC.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

White Dwarf Guides for building and painting an Undead Army

Hi All,

As usual I am all over the place and having trouble finding the focus I need to get things done. I think last time I mentioned that I would share some resources I found in White Dwarf that deal specifically with putting together an Undead army. I found those in #'s 142, 211 and 226 (Thanks, Rochie!). So let's tuck in, shall we?

Trying to give you a little more of the cover for reference.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Official White Dwarf Guide to making a 1000pt Army

Hi All,

With people in full prep mode for OWAC 2 there can be a lot of angst when it comes to making your 1000 point army list. One tactic would be to just give points to what you want to paint and then any amount over the 200 points per month is just not considered.

For the last challenge, I attempted to make a strict, legal 1000 point force. 1016 I think. I ended up adding a lot of stuff right at the end that brought it up to around 1300 and some, War Altar and wizards mostly.

We've all heard that the Armies book, and its minimum troop requirements, were designed for 3000 point armies. It's also been kicking around for quite some time that you could just reduce the troop minimums by 1/3 or 2/3 for a 2000 or 1000 point army. Airbornegrove pointed out to me where you can find this in writing, White Dwarf 144.

It's a pretty good article on a person's thinking for how they're going to start building an army, and I think what the intent of the OWAC really is, rather than being a straight up painting competition.

See, this guy thought so too.

There it is in Black and White. reduce compulsory numbers by 2/3 for a 1000 point force.

But the minimum unit size is still 5 models.

This looks like a pretty playable force.

Anyway, thanks for looking and commenting. Next up we'll be talking about assembling and painting and Undead army.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"Greatest" Battle Report of 2018 voting

So over on the Oldhammer forum they are having a Greatest Battle Report of 2018 contest.

If I had paid attention I might have put up one of my reports for consideration, but I don't do forums very much anymore.

Anyway, here's a link to the nominees

Or you can go straight to the voting site.

I voted for The Siege of Graveskul, of course. There are other fine reports on there as well.

I will say that I think the report needs to be the total package. Good visual representation is at least as important as a good story, otherwise we could all just write fiction and save all the time and effort we spend on collecting and painting.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Monolith-Con III - Apes of Wrath

Hi All,

Last report from Monolith-Con. I think we were winding down at this point. Apparently I forgot to take pictures so this is a short one.

Kill team is an interesting game, but if you don't like status counters it is not for you. I liked that you knew exactly what you needed to roll to hit, no more Ballistic Skill charts, but all the special rules were a little hard to remember to use. The cards make it easier to reference, I just mostly forgot to use my command points all together.

Anyway, enjoy.

Thanks again for looking and commenting.

Probably be a lot of year end wrap up and prep for OWAC in 2019 if I can find the time to blog.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monolith-Con III - Imperial Rebel

Hi All,

In this battle report I was in charge of the objective in a game between Lopez and Blue. It was a fun little diversion. Hopefully they will write reports of the battle from their perspectives. Mine was a little short and missed a lot of the action.

Thanks for looking and commenting. I think I have one more for the weekend.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Monolith-Con III - Bounty Hunterz

Hi All,

A fun Venator scenario. Little did Abdul Goldberg know he would meet an imposter. (Impostor?) Why does that word seem to not look right no matter how you spell it?

Any way, Enjoy.

Thanks for looking and commenting.


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