Friday, 21 July 2017

Russian COC's

Antipixi and I finally managed to get a game of Chain of Command in before I make the big move further south. In fact we got two games in. 

Monday, 17 July 2017

I have been painting stuff. Honestly.

I've been giving the impression that I've painted fuck all recently as I'm busy posting stuff full of lots of words but, in reality, I had amassed a back log of finished stuff and before I move house (this very weekend, yes the one before BOYL!) I thought I dump a whole of painted stuff on you so that you can ogle the coloured stuff!

First up is a big load of Barbarians that are due to be used in the Eternal Champion Game at BOYL. They have only just been finished tonight so here they are in all their glory.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

When Battle Was Young

A long time ago the art of the Battle Report was new and unknown quantity. Nowadays, love them or hate them, they are a key part of content of the reborn White Dwarf and they have gone through many a change over the years, diagrams have come and gone, detailed images of the battle have become a key feature and the learing faces of the more photogenic gamers have even occasionally been seen.

This key form of article can be traced back to a series of three reports that covered games that were part of a competition that took place at Gamed Day 89. The first report featured Skaven vs High Elves. The second (which has been discussed on the Oldhammer Facebook recently, as well as on various Blogs, and was what sent me scurrying for the internet) featured Wood Elves vs Orcs. The third is a bad guy smack down which is presented to you below thanks to SCRIBD (thanks to MButoe for uploading it).

The great thing about this articles is the Gary Chalk illustrations. Can you imagine having Gary illustrate your battle reports? What a legend! And well done to Peter Morrison for writing a cracking little report that covers all the fun of a legendary 3rd Edition game. I'll now stop blethering and let you read it. Enjoy.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Kick the Galaxy in the shins.....

We've established by now that Shadow Wars Armageddon is essentially just Necromunda dressed up in a new suit, given a fashionable new haircut and a shave and sent off to play in the big brash world of skirmish wargaming. And as I mentioned in a previous post, it's almost exactly what a whole bunch of us have been doing with Necromunda all along. Necromunda is the 2nd choice ruleset for old school, make it up as you go along, gaming. Part of the reason for this is that the rules are flexible enough to allow you to mess around with them easily enough and get the kind of game you want. The other reason for it is that GW gave us all the help we needed in order to squeeze everything we wanted into the games by giving us an awesome expansion and equally awesome 'sister' game and then added an even awesomer expansion to that. I'm talking.....

Monday, 3 July 2017

Darran Marvil and the case of annoying Assassins

One of the great things about the Warhammer Siege book is that it has a load of scenarios buried in there. Little stories about why there would be a siege happening in the 40K universe and they mix up various different fantasy and sci-fi tropes in order to come up with some convincing tales. As an addendum to the scenarios in the Rogue Trader rule book they are a welcome bit of fun.

The above is my favourite but I think it's got more scope than just a siege game.

Lets break this up a little.

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Revenge of Joris Von Borson...A Warhammer Scenario

I posted these up on the Oldhammer Facebook group earlier so I thought I might as well share them here. This is the result of having to cover someone else's lesson and a need to entertain myself. The pages are fairly self explanatory. I'll apologise in advance for spelling, grammar and poor handwriting but I just pumped it out in an hour and I have very little desire to redraft in this heat!

Have fun and let me know if you decide to play it (obviously you change any of the forces to nay figures you wish, goes with out saying).

There are no stats so you can use what ever version of WH you fancy (or any other fantasy battle game for that matter) I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to categorise the different levels of heroes. You're clever people.

Monday, 5 June 2017

You can make a new friend but you can't make and old one....: AoS and WFB3 in the same weekend

50 Renown - Lord of Plagues, 4 Blight Kings and a Chaos Hound

Once in a blue moon the planets align and lady luck smiles upon you and you manage to squeeze two games sessions into the same weekend. Such was the circumstances that I found myself in this very weekend. And on sunday I fell asleep on the soff and snored like a loon despite my two year old trying to use my ear as a pencil pot. But thats the price we must pay!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Games Workshop 'Not Daft' Shock!

So you know that thing when you were a kid.

That feeling of being sucked into a strange land.

The feeling of needing to delve and discover what it's all about.

It might have been triggered by a glimpse at an older cousins collection of miniatures, a flick through a strange magazine, stumbling into a shop full of weird books and little packs of toy soldiers or simply the older boys playing RPG's at school and wondering how Advanced the AD&D actually got.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Sometimes adult life throws you a sweet, overhand, sitter of a catch. My Mrs went off with the boys to visit a mate in Brum which left me with the girls who went to bed sensibly after Dr Who. Antipixi was left hanging by a couple of his friends and his mother-in-law came round to entertain his wife. Hey-presto, we have a game night! Antipixi jumped in his jeep and hotfooted round to the Whiskey Lounge and we threw down some min's and dice and had a go at Shadow Wars Armageddon!!!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Boss Level Villain

I've been in the painting doldrums recently, probably a combination of work stress and restless evening toddlers but I'm starting to force myself to pick up the brushes and try and get stuff done. This guy is the result of several fitful sessions.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Starchild (not the P-Funk kind)

Set THIS going and settle in.....

Buried inside Realm of Chaos : Lost and the Damned is one of the mores interesting and obscure bits 40K lore. The relationship between the Emperor, The Starchild, the Illuminati and the Sensei. Now, I've talked about some of this before HERE so I'm not going to repeat myself but I document I've never see before popped up on the Book of Faces this morning that cleared up some of the inconsistencies and vagueness that are in LotD section.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Something green and smelly in Kislev

I played this game a couple of weeks ago but have only just gotten round to blogging about it (coursework season, I'm sure you understand). 

I hotfooted it up to Nottingham just before the end of the Easter Holiday and introduced Linz to Dragon Rampant.