Monday 31 August 2015

Moria campaign scenario I: the eastgate

 The first scenario of the shadow and flame supplement reenacts the entrance of the dwarves in Moria: at least four dwarfs and Balin must exit the board via the gate for the good side to win. The evil deploys half his forces on the board near the main dwarf force, with the other half acting as reinforcements wich can be called by any goblin entering the gates. Two small detachments of dwarves equipped with bows are flanking the goblins in both sides. Note that there are no trees since in the books the dwarfs cutted them to make pires for their dead after the battle of Azanulbizar

 Evil seized the initiative and ran to the gate
 The dwarfs followed closely but one Khazad guard was killed by an arrow, first blood to the goblins then

 Brief combat in the north

 The goblins reached the gate

 Goblin raids against the dwarf square killed some of Balin's followers

 A goblin reached the gate and called for help
 Balin in the center surrounded by dwarf shields
 But the reinforcements were clogged by three dwarfs blocking the way out!

 Now the bulk of the dwarves moved into the gate

 Balin was almost killed in single combat against a goblin captain but came back for more

 The dwarfs gained the initiative once and again preventing the goblins from pushing out of the gate or bring more bodies to defend it!

 The goblins outside are overpowered and just two remain of the inital twelve

Finally Balin killed off the defenders of the gate and entered Durin'r realm. Victory for the dwarfs in the first scenario!

Sunday 30 August 2015

More Mordheim in the high seas

ship trading chart

sea weather

Working on it

 I'm doing some stuff to complete my iron hands pre heresy army and I've just converted my first marine in MK V armour using 1mm nail beads following this tutorial, and it looks way better than when i used putty. Yes I know that MK V doesn't have rims in the shoulderpads but what would be the marines without those rims?
The tools, I've managed to widen the holes with a scissor since the pin vise is somewhat impossible to find here in Spain

Thursday 27 August 2015

O' captain Goldbeard and his crew WIP

 Months ago I recieved a box of Mantic Ogres as a present and I got the idea of converting them in a piraty flavour wich would fit well with the ships I had already built. The six ogres could be used then as a Border Town Burning maneater warband or Golfang's mercenary regiment for warhammer. After procastinating them for a while I've started my work on them; I present you the ogre crew of captain goldbeard!
 Goldbeard himself, an ogre captain (Golgfang in WFB!)

 Youngblood wich'll have a pirate flag in the hook once finished, serving as the standard bearer of the mercenary regiment

 Ogre guide, serving as the musician in WFB
 A sailor who has explored the furthest reaches of the oceans hunting the fearsomest monsters of the sea, even the Kraken of whom he wears some fangs as trophies
 An ogre who could even be used in Blood Bowl, armed with trench spikes!
 Finally, a pair of youngbloods