Monday, 25 March 2013

The Battle of the Dragon Tongue River

Warmachine: Legion vs Khador

Last week I was able to have Tens from Basement Motive over for a game of Warmachine/Hordes. The game was 50 points and straight caster kill, His Legion army vs my Khador army which was an upgraded list from what I took to the tourney the week before.

The lists were as follows

Legion of Everblight 
Absylonia (Tier 4)
Shredder x3
Forsaken x2
Nephilim Soldier

Karchev (Tier 4)
Greylord Ternion
Battle Mechaniks and Officer 
Man-o-War Shock Troopers
Man-o-War Bombardiers
Man-o-War  Kovnik
Koldun Lord

The game started with me winning the roll off and I choose to let Tenz deploy first. With the Tier list he was able to advance deploy his shredders and advance move two heavy war beasts, the Ravagore and Carnivean. Which was done after the Khador initial deployment.

My force was deployed. After his advance moves I proceeded with my advanced moves my Man O War units.

Turn 1
Now it was time to get things underway. The Shredders were rushed to the front and loaded with Tenacity. The Ravagore advanced and launched its blast into the Man-o-war unit with the dragon fire animus. The initial target was destroyed with two more catching on fire. The Carnivean, Scythean and Soldier ran up behind the shredders. Two of the forsaken advanced towards the large beasts and absorbed the fury from the Carnivean and Scythean. Absylonia fell in behind the heavies while casting Forced Evolution on the Angelius and Carnivore on the Carnivean.

The Khadorian forces advanced closer targeting the shredders with their ranged attacks. Luckily for Tenz the Tenacitys +1 def made all the different with only one Shredder dying due to Karchev's Eruption spell. Also the Carnivean was hit by the Dozer of the Decimator pushing his beast back a inch. This would prove detrimental next turn for Tenz.

Turn 2
All spells were upkeep-ed for free due to Absylonia being resourceful. Tenz was unable to reave all the fury from the beasts so the two remaining Shredders were forced to make a bezerker check. Both failed with one charging the Scythean and the other his Raek. Minimal damage was dealt to the Scythean, but the Raek was wounded of its spirit.  The Ravagore advanced closer and lobbed another blast into the Man-o-war unit with more dragon fire. Killing its target and catching two others on fire. Absylonia then advanced forward applying Massacre to the Scythean and Carnivean. Tenacity was then applied to the Angelius and Soldier. 

The Carnivean would then attempt to charge the Man-o-war unit BUT due to the dozer hit would be just out of range and left hung out to dry! Brutal! The Scythean then charged the Decimator catching on fire from Eruption in the process. All hits from the Scythean would hit bringing the jack down to a few hits left. The Angelius and Soldier moved to the front of his Warlock and the Raek followed around behind. 

Karchev would activate calling for Unearthly Rage and Tow. He then moved away from the battle taking the wounded Decimator with him. The Battle Mechaniks then surrounded the wounded Man-o-wars and the Decimator and being to repair the wounded. The Berzerker charged the Scythean dealing some good damage. The ranged Man-o-wars and the Greylord Ternion unit then targeted the wounded beast ending its existence. The Kodiak would then charge the Carnivean but in a strange turn of events would be just out of range. (really, two failed charges in one game???)

Turn 3
Again The Ravagore advanced launching its blast at the Man-o-war unit with Dragon Fire. As before the initial target was destroyed along with a Mechnik. Absylonia would activate passing around Massacre to the Soldier and Angelius. Tenacity was then applied to Angelius and the Carnivean.  The Soldier then charge the Man-o-war killing it with two strikes. The Carnivean tore into a Man-o-war destroying it and finishing its attacks on the Kodiak doing some heavy damage. 

 The Angelius charged the Bezerker doing massive damage with its armor piercing attack. It continued to attack both the Kodiak and Bezerker leaving both with only a few hit points. 

With all its jacks damaged heavily the Khador force had to act. Avoiding all the melee frenzy the Khadorian force focused on Absylonia with its ranged attacks. The available Bombardiers fired at my Warlock with some minor damage inflicted. The Greylord unit would do the same with similar results. 

It came down to Karchev who fired its Fissue killing a few of its own models in the process but more importantly knocking down a few of my models. This opened the lane for his Eruption spell and targeted Tenz's Warlock. Karchev would boost to hit and just get Abyslonia. With a boosted damage roll she would go down. Khador win. 

Here's to the winner of the battle....but certainly not the war!!

The Victor!
Some Random Shots of the match.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Warmachine.... Doom Reaving

My last post had me saying I have not had the time to do any painting, well I finally managed to get some time to allow me to pull out the paint and start working on a few things.

I have finally got to start working on my Butcher List for Warmachine.. 

Here are a few shots on the progress..  Figured you would like to see them.

I still got some work to do on the swords.. and a few small details to paint, like the straps on his arm (see below pic) also a few more highlights, and I also need to do the base. But they are table top worthy, which means I can use them the next time I play. I just hate doing skin tones... and I still have Fenris left to paint as well, and he has a horse!

If any of you have any advice on skin tones, please let me know. I hate doing skin tones like the ones below so advice or critiques are very much welcomed.  

I also give you a little update on my 2013 project. I added a few shots of my new Game Craft Minis buildings and my city table. Need to come up with a good way to make roads and of course I need to paint the buildings.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Games on the Road.

Hey all.

Its been awhile since I last posted anything interesting. I was delayed getting back home and there are things going on that are out of my control right now, so I have been a little delayed in getting anything posted.

The biggest issue I have been faced with, is that I have not painted a single thing since I got home last week. To much has been on the go.

But I do have some things to report. #1 I managed to get to a small tourney for Warmachine early last week. So I took a 35 point tier 3 Karchev list. Out of 8, I placed 4th, and really got the same prize as 3rd. I was happy with that. I faced all Hordes players, only 1 other person was their with Warmachine and he took first,  he to was fielding a Khador Army.. his was a tier 4 Epic Butcher list... all doom reavers all the time..  Nasty list.

Here is what showed up.
2 Khador Armies
3 Minions
1 Troll Bloods
1 Legion
1 Skorn

So, then after that I decided to take that afternoon and drive out to my cousins place and stay the night, and do some serious hardcore gaming. We planned on playing mainly LOTR the card game, but it ended up we never got to play it. We got hooked on playing FFG`s X Wing. Which is a really good game.

We played three games of X Wing...

Steve said he always played the Rebels and has yet to loose. I jumped all over the idea of flying Tie Fighters so I had to give it a go.

First game pitted a rookie pilot and a veteran vs a veteran X Wing pilot. And then the rebels lost their first pilot. :)

Then we played game 2, which was 3 Tie Fighters vs Wedge. Even his ace flying was not enough and  before two long, Wedge was debris floating in space.

`The force is strong in this one..

Then we decided to play a scenario which brought Vader and 3 other pilots on a mission to shoot down a crippled freighter. Defending them was Luke and Wedge. 
On the initial attack run, one of the tie fighters is blown away. But the three others charge in and put the smack down on the freighter. 

With such tight quarters, the rookie pilot got in the way and ended up disrupting the attack run. While the X wings turn around and take out another TIE fighter.
The freighter ducks away and the traffic jams continue.  Now only the rookie pilot is left to be Vader`s wing man.

Hot on its trail. Vader starts to blow away sections of the space ship. The X wings unable to stop him.
Vader locks on target and prepares to fire. 

Vader needs one more shot, but the pilot of the space craft makes a sneaky move, so the edge of his ship just touches the maps edge.. Rebel win.

Luke and Wedge take parting shots at Vader, but the Sith Lord is to great of a pilot and  breaks off the attack.

Then we played a few games of Gear of War, also from FFG. This deceptively simple game kicked our butts 4 times before we could finish the first mission. I wont walk through the pictures, this was our 4th game. The last pic shows steve bleeding out, and me about to throw a grenade to seal the hole. When I did we were set upon by 2 boomers and 2 wretches.. I never had a chance.

5 times it took us.. 5!!!

With Steve bleeding out, I throw my last grenade and die shortly there after.

I am currently now working on my Khador armies for painting I hope to have a few shots of those guys up soon.

Till then..