October 31, 2010

WFB: The Start Of A Lizardmen Army

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The other day a friend of mine was looking to unload a Lizardmen Battalion box that he had an extra.  Lately's he's been playing Warmachine/Hordes and I had some extra WM/H models lying around.  SI I mentioned to him that I had some Everblight/Skorne/Orboros models that I no longer needed.  He was intersted in my Orboros.  Seeing how I will probably not have time to play Hordes I traded all of my Orboros (abut $150 in retail) for the Lizardmen Battalion.  Yes he got an good deal, but at least for me the Lizardmen models will get some use instead of just sitting in the garage.

Yesterday was also "Mercenary Market" at Empire Games here in Mesa, AZ.  Mercenary Market is like a flea market.  You setup the items you want to sell on a table, and all transactions are actually handles through the cash register of the store.  At the end of the day you then receive store credit so you can purchase any new items.  You are also allowed to use your store credit to make purchases from other individuals who are selling items.  So I decided to bring along the painted Everblight and Skorne armies, Warrhammer 40K Orks, Warhammer 40K Thousand Sons, unopened Blood Bowl, Flames of War Campaign Box, 2 gangs for Necromunda, 2 fleets for Battlefleet Gothic.  I priced my items to sell.  I did not need them to sit around anymore.  I was able to unload everything but the Skorne and FoW campaign box.  So I then earned some money to go shopping.

I picked up another Lizardmen Battalion, Slann Mage Priest and a Battle Standard Bearer.  I also purchased some more items for my son's High Elves army that will be given to him at Christmas.

Last but not least, a fellow gamer here in the Valley who has his own painting studio "Tainted Brush" was advertising some Stegadon's he had for sale here on our local forums.  He had three Stegadon's for sale.  I wish I could have bought all three, but with the holiday's just around the corner and just coming back from Disneyland, I was only able to purchase one.  He was able to swing by Empire Games last night to drop off.

I know have over 2000 points in Lizardmen to get me started.  I'd like to eventually change up some of the models in the list, but for now I'll mostly run with what comes in the two Battalions.

Here is a shot of the Stegadon that was added to my army.

October 30, 2010

WFB: Dark Elves Spearmen (x2)

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This past week I was able to work on and complete the final two units for my Warhammer Fantasy Dark Elves army.  Two units of Spearmen are now completed.

This is the first time ever I was able to paint up that many rank and file guys in one week.  So I now have 2000 points of Dark Elves completed.  Actually I have a little more since I have an Assassin and the Queen Hag that are also completed and I can use them in larger games.

I still have one unit of 20 Black Guard that I would also like to complete and I am working on converting a model to act as a Battle Standard Bearer.  For now the Dark Elves are complete and when time permits (or I'm bored with the other projects) I'll then come back to the Dark Elves.

Painting Points: 40

October 22, 2010

WFB: Empire Army Re-Based

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My Warhammer Fantasy Empire Army is now fully re-based to my new standards for my Fantasy armies.  Over 3000+ points, roughly about 175 models.

Along with re-basing the entire army, I also took the time to "touch" them up.  The Games Workshop washes did a great job for this.

Here are two pictures showing my Empire bases before and after.


Painting Points: 43

October 21, 2010

WFB: High Elves 1200 Points Assembled

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Well, actually a little bit more than 1200 points are assembled.  The High Elves Battalion box, 2 Units of 5 Ellyrian Reavers, 1 Mage, 1 Battle Standard Bearer and 1 Prince on steed have been all assembled for my son.  Now when we will actually start painting them, who knows.  I am still trying to catch up on a lot of other items.

We are going to try and playtest his 1200 point list this weekend.  The High Elves may be facing their nemesis on the dark side....  the Dark Elves.

October 17, 2010

Battle Report: WFB Empire vs. Dwarfs

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Last week the family and I had spent the week at Disneyland in California.  I decided that one of the days my son and I would just relax and visit the LA Battle Bunker for a game while the rest of the family enjoys the day at the park.

The LA Battle Bunker does not open till 12:00 PM, but Brookhurst Hobies opens at 11:00 AM so we decided to swing by there first to see if there was anything that we needed.  Brookhurst Hobbies offers 20% off Games Workshop products so I was hoping that they had what I needed.

What my son and I were really looking for was the Warhammer High Elves Army Book and the new High Elves Battalion box.  They had neither, seems like the new Battalion has not yet made it to some of the stores.  So I decided to pick up a High Elves Prince for my son, Skaven Clan Rats and Doomwheel for myself.  Now it was time to move on to the LA Battle Bunker.

When my son first entered the Bunker, he ran right to the Army Books (he was anxious about the High Elves), well they had his Army Book and he was thrilled.  They did not have the newer High Elves Battalion, but they still had the older style.  So we also decided to add that to our list.  I added a Skaven Grey Seer, Warlock Engineer and a Warp Lighting Canon for myself.  Now it was time to get in some gaming.

After perusing through all the tables we finally settled on one.  The terrain on the table looked perfect for our game and we started to unload the armies.  My son was going to be playing 2000 points of my Empire Army, and I was playing 2000 points of Dwarfs.  Since we are still learning 8th Edition of Fantasy, we kept the magic to a minimum to speed the play of the game.

We randomly rolled for the scenario and we rolled "Blood and Glory".  This was the first time either of us were playing this mission.  Each of our armies had a "Fortitude" of '7' and the "Break Point" for both of us was '2'.  Each banner is worth 1 Fortitude and 2 for the General.  Once an army hits their "Break Point" the game is over.  If both armies break at the same time, then the game is decided on Victory Points.

This was a tough fun game.  Turn 1 did not go so well for the Dwarfs and I thought it was going to be the day for Empire.  Once the Dwarf Lord entered into Combat, it was a different story.  The Dwarf Lord slashed his way through and was able to secure the Victory for the Dwarfs.

Being the first time we played this scenario, I thought it was a blast.  It is nice change from the standard Pitched Battles.

October 1, 2010