September 29, 2010

Island of Blood Update

It is the end of the month and I should probably post something up about my budding High Elf army. For the amount of money I have spent, the army is a pretty decent size and almost reaches 2k. Thanks to the ridiculous points cost for a griffin mount and the Elf rider.


Anyways, I manage to paint up everything that was purchased this month. Since finishing up, its been waiting game for the new Phoenix Guard box. Some of the units need more work then others, but at this time, I'm unsure in what direction to take the army. As it stands, the army has zero direction at all. It's just a collection of units. I should just bite the bullet and get what the army needs before I lose steam for the project.

September 25, 2010

Return to Mordheim

Over the weekend the Rozenritters had the opportunity to continue their adventures in city of the dammed. I played a set of games against Mr. Watson's vile Beastmen. Here are just few pictures of the games.

Walter Schemkmoff leads the leads his men onwards deeper into the city. Rumors of a lost treasures strengthened everyone's courage after the disastrous encounter with the Skaven. They boldly headed toward the center of town.

Unknown to Walter and his men, a new group of hungry and brutal Beastmen had also heard the same whispers of lost riches. Under the eye of their savage leader, the hoard race across the city, searching the ruins, but all efforts was in vain.  

The beginning of the battle was a bloody one. A poor swordsmen was taken off guard by the hulking beasts and quickly smashed by the monster. Bother sides made visual contact in the town square. The Marksmen of the Rozenritters took aim, but the morning sun spoil most of the shots.


The herd wasted no time and engaging the enemy. Poor Brittenfeild met a tragic end at the hands of the rampaging beast, who killed the other warriors.  All across the square fights had broken out as man fought beast. The feral Shaman spoke his black words knocking most of the Black-lancers to the ground. All the while, Muller and Walter and the Beastlord stood face to face in mortal combat.

The day seamed lost for the Mercenaries, but for young Wolfgang, with his twin blades making fast work of the wicked Shaman and his minions. The sudden surge of causalities was all it took for the fiends to lose heart and run away. The lucky break came just in time, as the Beast-lord battled down Walter, only the bravery and blade of Muller saved the Captain from serious harm.

However, for the Beastmen, it was only a temporary withdraw. Later the Rozenritter would stumbled upon some shards of Wyrdstone. The fantastic find went sour fast. The monsters were lying in wait and the skirmish was brutal. Once the horde made contact, the Rozenritter withdrew to avoid any injury.

All in all, a great set of games with only a few minor set backs. The worst for me was losing three of my four spear men at the end of the second game.  The Beastmen got off light as well, and they ended up hording up gold for some future dark plans.

September 24, 2010

Warhammer Escalation League Pt.3

This is makes the last installment for my mini-league as we played out the last game on Thursday. The list were bumped up to 1250 and my Elves were struggling to make the jump. All I had left to add for units, were some lame Silver Helms. The moment, I set foot in the store, I realized that my efforts were in all vain. My competitors had shown up with strong units like Hydras, Giants, Minotaurs and all sorts of stuff.

Ya, know.... stuff that helps wins games.

This will be the very last time I show up at competitive event and try to play with a fluff army.  No more of that bullshit for me! I'm showing up with a entirely painted army, comprised of the best units that I can take. The Lizardman army featured in the pictures had a Old blood, Scar-veteran, Skink Priest, and don't forget the Steggie.

I'd like to say this game was fun, but it simply wasn't...

September 22, 2010

First game of Mordheim w/my new Skaven!

Here's some pics from our first game of Mordheim last week! It was epic, mostly due to the fact that Larry's a hobby genius and made an insane city table in less than a month. (That's him in one of the pics) I'll let the images tell the tale of the battle. My objective, which I completed, was to get two of my members of his table edge. Better pics of my Skaven soon!

Wood Elves for Sale (not kidding lol)

Auction Here. In life, I'm always on the next horizon it seems. Love the Wood Elves, but they gotta go! (even though I said I'd never sell them lol) Making room for Skaven; for both Mordheim and WHFB. Here's pics from me and Larry's last game at his house. He had a few unlucky rolls at the beginning of the game and lost subsequently. Real players know, 'shit happens'.

September 19, 2010

Warhammer Escalation League Pt.2

These are actually pictures of my 3rd game of the league.  The brave High Elves stood against the Hordes of the Chaos. The game was only 1k, so there's no need to go into a detailed analysis of my defeat. With is only one game left in the mini-league and with last weeks loss. I'm pretty much out of the running for any of the fabulous prizes.

The league has been allot of fun and a learning experience on how to play "competitively". In all reality, I need to quite hamstringing myself with self-imposed restrictions. This time around it was trying to use my new High Elf army against every one's established collections. I was painting/making do with what I had, while my competitors were building solid lists out of their larger armies.

The league has also forced my to ponder the "why" gamers don't paint their stuff, but I'll go into that after everything is wrapped up on Thursday.

September 15, 2010

Random Wargames Pics.

I've been playing allot of games lately. For the most part, its has been Warhammer and a sprinkling of Mordhiem. So, here's a few of the pictures just for fun. The only game I'm missing pictures for is a 1k. Kin-strife between the Wood Elves and my freshly painted High Elves. It was one of them reserve games and "1's" were plentiful at the time... leaving most of my army off the table. The ambush that followed was swift and brutal.

This is from the Mordheim game that Z. and I play last night. The sinister Skaven made way into the city of the Dammed for the first time. The struggle that followed was won by the Rat-men. The Rozenritters have vowed revenge....

And finally,  my Escalation League from last Thursday. I won this game, but I felt kinda bad afterwards. We were both still new to 8th. Edition and things got screwed up more then once. Brent was great sport about everything, but it always bugs me when stuff happens. These are definitively not the kinda "wins" that you enjoy.

September 11, 2010

Island of Blood Update

Here are some pics of my 750 pt. army for last weeks game in the Escalation league. I'm not going to base any of the models until all the army is painted. As of right now, I have been slaving away a unit of spear-men for next weeks game. I'm not entirely sure, what I am going to do for the very last game, but I'm sure I'll figure out something.

I got really lucky in last game and managed to pull off a win against the Ogre Kingdoms. It was a tough fight, due to the fact, a special rule limited all shooting to half-range for the entire game.  However, my Sword-masters were keen on chopping up the Ogres and put in a stellar performance. So, with a lose and win each, it should put me in the dead middle of the standings for the league.