Saturday, 14 April 2018

Paint Table Saturday

Saturday comes around again. Before you know here it's here.

Last week I didn't get a game of Wrath of Kings but I did play Batman the miniatures game.

Twice !!!

I have played it before and I forgot how much I enjoyed it.  So what I have been doing. Well Pikeman's lament is back Monday so I thought I would switch to back to that.

So searching through the loft I found these from the way back time machine. Ottoman Turks from Bearsden Miniatures. I can't tell you how old these must be. It could be 10 years or more. Anyway I have enough to make a big enough force for pikeman's lament.

So why not.

Finally ....

 I will keep still working away on the Wrath of Kings as well.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Paiint Table Saturday

Another week goes by and I am still working on Wrath of Kings for tonight. I am not going to be finished but the point was to push towards completion.

Sometimes you make it and then other times you don't. I still have a few more hours to go so I will be further ahead. I am not going to beat myself up about it, you just keep plugging away.

I also have another faction to do for Wrath of Kings for which I have more models for. That's why I started with Teknes as I would have never have started them otherwise. I will be able to play a intro and skirmish game for now and when I want to play a battle size game then I will have to use the other faction.

So there is a method in my miniature madness.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Paint Table Saturday

Made good progress despite not painting for nearly a weekly. Finished the lineman and made a start on the unit of pigs. Hopefully finish by next weeks game.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Paint Table Saturday

 I managed to get on the base colours on to the pig unit but have done more work on the lineman unit. I will concentrate on the lineman unit and hope to finish them in the next few days.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Paint Table Saturday

So I have managed to undercoat them and done some work on the base as well as the base colours. I need to paint another thin layer of the base coat. I an not sure they will be totally finished by next week when we play Wrath of Kings again.
I will just keep plugging away.

I find that painting with a deadline in this way helps me focus me to finish a project.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Wrath of Kings

I played my first games Wrath of kind last week which was just the starter set but I have had 2 factions. I have been interested in this games for some time. We managed to play 3 enjoyable games, So I need to paint some of my own figures with the above from the Teknes faction. More photos below.

Next game is a week on Saturday. I better get a move on.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Paint Table Saturday

Well another Saturday comes around. Its been a funny week. Pushed on with the Japanese but came unstuck as I have run out of army painter quick shade. I didn't run our more that it became a solid. I tried in vain to fix it but in the end I had to chuck it out.

The ECW pike I finished as well but I ran out of 25mm circular bases.

Like I said.

Its been a funny week.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Paint Table Saturday

I managed to finish the ECW crew and guns which has meant I can move more on to the paint table queue. There is plenty of more to move forward once I get through the next lot.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Paint Table Saturday

So I didn't do anything the previous week hence no post but last week managed to finish the ECW artillery figures, Priority is to paint the guns. I also added some details to the unit of pike so hopefully I can finish them both this week.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Paint Table Saturday

Not much progress. Mojo went missing but sticking with the ECW. If I don't it will be just another project not finished. My focus this year is all about finishing those projects that I have started.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Paint Table Saturday

More ECW figures jumped the queue. This time some artillery figures and those Japanese. Oh well.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Chain of command

So it was time to try out the Chain of Command rules. I had them for awhile but never got around to it.

However its had some cracking coverage on Beasts of War lately and the lets play video peaked my interest once more.

So why not. Lets give it a try.
The table set up. Just a small russian village. 

The German drop off points.
The Russian drop off points. The German player had to reach the one at the back. My job was to stop him.
My other drop of point where I dropped my first infantry unit.
Craig brought on his Stug.
He also brought on a infantry team.
I moved my infantry team forward.
I deployed another team at the building on the other side but took some fire.

My T34 came on managed to spook his tank,
So much so he ran off and hid.
The German infantry moved forward towards the building.
My T34 moved forward too. With STUG hidden it was time for some HE.
I didn't do much damage now that the German infantry were made into the building.
This German unit was beginning to take some shock but I was too.

Quite a bit actually. I was starting to buckle.
My other infantry started to do the same so it was only gonna be a matter of time.

So that was it for Chain of Command. It was good for a first try and we both liked it. It plays really well. So the plan is to keep playing every 2 weeks. Its the only way to learn the rules. Too many times we play once maybe twice but that's it.

This game doesn't deserve that. Its too good a game.

Paint Table Saturday

I managed to finish the ECW cavalry and the ghouls are just about finished.  Still have the dwarfs and the Japanese to start. New on the table is some ECW pikeman and 2 vehicles. Just got to keep going with the catch up.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Paint Table Saturday

I am trying to catch up on some projects from last year.

So you have Warlord Japanese for Bolt Action, a couple of cavalry units for Pikeman's Lament, dwarfs for Frostgrave and ghouls for Frostgrave Archipelago.

The hope is finish a few of them.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Frostgrave the game

It wasn't until later that I realised that one my archers was also badly wounded last time.

So I started the game with 4 knights and 3 archers.

We played the Mausoleum scenario which has 4 treasure tokens place at the corners along 2 treasure per player which had to be at least 6 inches away.
So here is the skeleton guarding one corner. More about him later.
Above is the mausoleum in the centre
So above was my starting position and that skeleton who despite having all range attack I wasn't able to hit it.
Craig blocked my line of sight by casting a fog spell while he went for the first treasure token. Mark on the other side ganged up on the skeleton protecting the treasure token near him.
Craig managed to get the first treasure token but he had moved his dog up towards me.
So I pushed the green and red knights forward to take on the dog while that left my other knight to get the treasure and make a run for it. 
Another treasure token in my sights.
The dog was sent packing so I moved forward with the red and green knight while the other made his escape with his loot.
The other treasure was still in sight but another skeleton had appeared.
There was another treasure token available. Mark and Craig were busy fighting each other and other skeletons that had appeared to block their progress.
However I also had a few skeletons to deal with. 
My red knight was free to go for the treasure but Mark has managed to wound my wizard.  
He died
Meanwhile was trying to get away with another treasure but was caught by another skeleton. Unfortunately he also died.
Not all was lost I still had more men so I managed to get that treasure and get off the board. 

So in the end I managed to get 3 treasure off the board which ended my best so far in the campaign. In the end I was able to rise 3 experience levels and obtain 420 gold coins. For now we are going to end the campaign for now but I will keep the stats cos you never know.

Anyway I want to finish off my dwarf war band.