Monday, February 11, 2019

A Semi Battle Report!

So I managed to play a game of kings of war! It was not a fancy game and this will not be a fancy or complete report, but there will be a few pictures at the very least.

I played the game against my dad, because that's just how it is. I used the ratkin and he used the mess of kingdoms of men that I have, and we managed to put together two lists that ran to about 1000 points each. A nice little game to start with, and we went with the first scenario, kill. Such a dramatic name.

A lot of the game is in the deployment and neither of us are any good at that yet!

Here we go

(The Ratkin line up and get ready to charge gloriously forward or stumble over each other, one of the two)

(An army of blurry humans face them down. They are all berserkers except the leaders and bowmen, no doubt their sheer excitement causing them to blur)

My initial plan was for the warrior regiments to move up and hold off the berserkers while the hordes moved behind them to charge in after the they'd been worn down. In practice... things got muddled.

(The two forces meet in the middle of the Snowy Quilt fields, near the Hills of Paper Plate)

The thing is, berserkers hit hard and generals on winged beasts also hit hard, but in this case they only hit hard enough to waver everyone... which made for a bit of a road block for my army.

(The brave and noble rats hold the vile and evil humans at bay... just barely.)

So it became a confused melee in the center!

(The warlord of the rats boldly commands his horde to fight on, though he has forgotten the fact that he has no arms.)

Unfortunately I stopped taking pictures here because I was tired of trying to get even semi decent ones in the bad light. The berserkers broke through in the center, and while two of them were routed, the hordes broke too. We called it for time, and while i'm not sure it was a clear victory by the rules, I declared my dad the victor.

So that was that! It was a lot of fun to be honest, and I want to try to do a more... better written one of these some time, but just getting to play a game was a blast.



Friday, January 25, 2019

Rats!

Is that rats as in I forgot to post for too dang long, or rats as in, here are some rats?

Answer: Yes

I picked up most of these guys for quite cheap, which makes sense as they are rather battered. But I guess I have a ratkin force now!

Next: More actual detail on this, and perhaps a short report!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Dang

Dang, but i forget to put things here. Well, here is a thing.

A dang old dragon!

That's all.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lower Abyssals!

Welp. mostly done.

Fancy? No. But i like em'. I actually made the base with a kind of fade from black to grey to reddish orange with a few small piles of what i hoped would look like vents, but  i could'nt get a good picture. Nevertheless! I'm happy, and they were a lot of fun to paint.

Next: Back to humanity!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Something new...

Well, the problem with hobby stuff is sometimes it's hard to concentrate on one thing. I know that I have this problem, and I have not helped it lately by buying this:

It is neat though! i love box sets like this, all with little campaign books. And i do already have some naiads so it's not completely a disctraction! Only like, 75% a distraction, tops.

That said i've spent the past hour or so working on the lower abyssals, who i am going to give to my nephew. They will have a simple red and copper scheme, and might be what i put up here next, because he wants them as soon as i can get them painted.

Next: What I just said, maybe?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Actual Progress

A few months back i was working on turning my mess of falxmen into falxmen that are actually painted and on a base... and a mess. And I did it! Here they are.


Fancy? No. Ready for a game? Heck yes.

Altogether, I've got about 1000 points for kingdoms of men based, less than that for Thracians. Work work work.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Multibasing!

So, I'm still working on the thracian/kingdoms of men army. But i got some naiads recently! Naiads are another nice one on account of working for two armies in kings of war, I am all about that right now with limited time and space. But I mainly am putting this up because it's my first attempt at multibasing in a scenic way!

Still need to paint, obviously, but i wanted it to look like they're coming ashore on a rocky beach, and I think it worked ok.

Next: Thrace?