Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all you Warhammer players out there.  May your holiday be merry and bright.  Live, laugh and love with your family and enjoy opening all your gaming related presents!!!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Waaagh Cast Cup! Season 2 - Playoffs!

Hey there Blood Bowl Fans!

The playoff games have finished with decisive 0-2 wins for both games.  We see the Bogenhafen Bell Ringers come to the championship game hoping to score a 2nd year ring for themselves and the fresh and new Hairstyle Hero's make their appearance into the arena.  Read about it all in the newsletter!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Campaign... as yet unnamed.

So, some friends (a couple who have done the tale of gamers articles with me) and I are going to play a campaign.  We're going to go whole hog on this and really give it a go.  We've gotten a Mighty Empires set and are going to use most of the rules from Blood in the Badlands supplement book.  We're making some serious exceptions of course.  We can't use the scenario's directly from the book as there are only 5 players and also with only a single tile set we'll be running a smaller map (which makes sense with fewer players).  As a start though we each have to make our General and his Lieutenants as well as put together some army markers for the map.

I've selected to play my Bretonnian's for the campaign and since I've already ordered markers and the three characters are open knowledge than I figured I'd list them here.  I've given them titles that are equivalent to their virtues which really dictates how they'll be played in game.  I'm pretty excited frankly.  I'll post some pictures of the army markers when I get them and start putting them together.  I'd expect at least a week though seeing as Christmas and New Years are going to shut me down for a bit here.  Keep an eye on the blog though.  I'll be posting pictures of the map, games, etc...

The current plan for the army markers is to use Warmaster models.  They look great on the map tiles and were used by the GW guys during their BitB campaign.  I can't say that every one of us will go this way, but I'm definitely in it for the fun so I'm going for it.

Louis the Heroic
-Pegasus, Shield
-Virtue of Heroism
-Sword of Swiftslaying, Dragonhelm, Mantle of Damsel Elena, Potion of Foolhardiness
--263 Points

Harod the Confident
-Warhorse, Lance
-Virtue of Confidence
-Gauntlet of the Duel, Enchanted Shield, Luckstone
--128 Points

Roderick the Impetuous
-Warhorse, Lance, Shield
-Virtue of Impetuous
--115 Points

The Waaagh Cast Cup! Season 2 - Week 10 Newsletter

Hello Blood Bowl Fans!

The general season has been completed as we head into our play-off games this week!  While everyone played their hearts out, through much blood and sweat 4 teams came through to make the play-offs.  Facing off this week to find out who will make it to the finals of 'The Waaagh Cast Cup!'  Who will win?  Only time will tell.  You can read about week 10 and some interviews with the play-off competitors in the newsletter!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Waaagh Cast Cup! Season 2-Week 9 Newsletter

Hello everyone!

Week 9 has wrapped  as we move into our final week of open play.  At the close of this week we should have our play-off announcements so definitely keep an eye out for that.  Until then though, check up on this weeks happenings below!

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Waaagh Cast Cup! Season 2-Week 8 Newsletter

Hello everyone!

I have no excuses for what you'll see in this weeks newsletter.  No deaths!  Not a single one!  The Apothecaries really stepped up their games this week and put in the extra effort to bring those broken boys back from the nearly-dead.  Also, there is only 2 weeks left before the play-offs!  How exciting.  I feel there are certainly a couple of teams which clearly have shot at the top spots.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Bretonnian Distraction: No Excuse...

Wow...  Seriously 40 days since I last posted about the Bretonnian army and I'm showing a serious lack of dedication to this army.  I don't know why; but I absolutely hate painting horses.  Something that bodes unwell for this project.  That said, since its been so long I decided that I should post some kind of update as to how things have been going.

On Oct. 14th I posted that I'd finished the 1st 8 man unit of Knights.  Somewhere between there and I'd say early November I managed to complete a unit of 16 Peasant Bowmen with Command, Brazier and Stakes as well.  I shortly after that began work on the 2nd unit of Knights but that has been very slow going to say the least.  I got distracted and painted up the unit of Rat Ogres for the Extra Life gaming and then with Thanksgiving and our 2nd season of Blood Bowl running strong just haven't gotten myself to sit down very often.

I'd say most of my hobby time in early November was spent slowly building movement trays for the army.  They are made of a pressed birch plywood paneling used in remote control airplanes.  I use basswood square strips for the edging.  All of this can be procured from most local train/plain model shops but I buy most of my stuff from Hobby Lobby.  I've also ordered metal tray inserts that will fit inside of these trays from Shogun Miniatures whom I also bought all my movement trays for my Skaven army.  I decided to make my own for this army though and just get the inserts this time around.  Flock doesn't adhere to the metal flanged trays well and the paint scratches off easily too.  Yeah, this cost me a little more in the end but quality and end result should be worth it.

The last two weeks I've been getting in practice Team games with Ryan and refining lists.  I'm still unsure of a Trebuchet because of its unreliability; but it also gives us a higher chance to stop things like Steam Tanks, etc...  I've also been building a unit of Pegasus Knights.  I would just like to state for the record that I dislike having them on a tray, but it just seems to make sense to me in this edition.  I've clipped them pieces of rod to keep them at difference heights and so that when you push them together for the charge they can actually touch bases; this left the bases looking quite naked so I've added some bits and pieces to them for show.  A piece of ruined archway from the Abomination kit.  Some slate rock and a gravestone to another and finally a tree trunk which was once a Giant club.  Below are some pictures for perusal.