Sunday, 30 October 2011

2 Photos of Grayle...Because Apparently Grayle Likes 2's

Well, it's been 7 days since he was picked up, he's now tabletop ready. Which is basically what I aim for anyway. Next up are the Warpborn Skinwalkers.

Is a short post I know but not much has happened since last Monday. Been busy with work for the most part and even have to miss my gaming night to work tomorrow. I'm quite upset about that one. Aye well, Forest Mans cost money to buy (not that I need any, with the addition of Grayle I'm sitting on the whole range thus far) so work is a necessary evil.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

2 Games with Grayle...

So, after picking up Grayle Farstrider in Manchester I got his assembled and ready to go for mondays games at the club. New 'lock, syndrome should have dictated these games were catastrophic losses. It was not the case! New 'lock, new dice, new luck.

Game 1 saw me faced up against eDenny, Storm Ragered Lord of the Feast made short work of an entire unit of Croes Cutthroats before promptly missing the Gorax I'd teleported in on her feat turn with his raven thus failing to shift in. Crazily enough that same Gorax frenzied turn after and tore eDenny in half. Mighty amusing.

Game 2 was Strakhov, after an early feat (his first turn :/) I had a unit of Doom Reavers all up in my grill, thus keeping me from getting to the scoring zones. Grayle got stuck in to good effect and a game of dancing about ensued. I used my feat to position a unit of Wolves for the charge on Strakhov unfortunatly they didn't do quite enough damage and got trampled in turn. The Spriggan that did that ended in combat with my Woldwarden and stabbed it a couple of time. Strakhov goes and stands behind said Spriggan. Ok, big mistake right there. But he surrounded strakhov with Nyss. After getting the chain attack off on the Spriggan and slamming it over Strakhov a Feral came in to slam the Woldwarden out of the way for Grayle to charge a Nyss, sidestep off into Valachev (sp?, Khadors ranking officer) to stab him and sidestep into a KD strakhov to finish him off. I missed the first Nyss, What with backstrike and Strom Rager I only needed 5's. Curses. second attack finished the nyss so I sidestepped backwards and hit Strakhov with a Gallows. Intending to do some damage before the sprint away to safety. The damage was enough to kill him, oh yeah. The wolves got him earlier! Victory!

Two games, both good fun, but an epic struggle against Strakhov that I enjoyed immensly, as you can tell what with my epic rant there. I'm enjoying Grayle, hopefully by my next update I'll have a picture of him painted for y'all.

Sunday, 23 October 2011


So, thats it. Just got home from Manchester and the 35pts tournament there. A quick rundown of each game!

Game 1, Baldur vs eHaley. Lots of control each way, gun mages did a good bit of damage to druids but thats no bother, I was keeping him out of the control point quite nicely. Didn't actually get any control points as he held on with one Gun Mage which I missed with the attacks I threw his way. It's ok, I'm playing control, We can keep him off. It's at this point I learn we're playing these games at 45minutes (standard should be about 120=2d6) so I had to run the assassination or else it's just gonna end, tried, failed, time ran out. Most unsatisfying game.

Game 2, Kromac vs Baldur. I'm Kromac, with these games being a grand total of 45 minutes control wasn't going to work, I had to throw myself at it full on. So my scondary list (which was only an in case list anyway) was in order. I'd give you a list but it was irrelevant. After shifting a Stalker with stones up and it being out by a hair then loosing that under the onslaught of 2 Woldwardens and Megalith advancing up centre. I threw Kromac at Megalith in frustration. He died. Time was called shortly afterwards, We'd made bottom of turn 3.

Game 3, Kromac vs Ravyn. Ret player didn't leave deployment zone. I was forced to run over the entire board. I got to swing one missed. Time was called. I said game 1 was most unsatisfying, this one takes that biscuit.

45min games! Really? I don't think any of my games would have been over properly if I'd not thrown game 2 in such a daft manner. Playing these games over tables that had maybe 2 walls and 2 (very) small forests. I was practically forced to run headlong into death or glory. It was mostly death. Aye well, I bought Grayle and ate a to look at the bright side right?

Thursday, 20 October 2011

It's about to hit the fan.

Well, second post in and heres a quick selection of photos for my 35pts Baldur 'Rock of Orboros' theme force that I'm taking to Fanboy3 this weekend for the tournament there.

The list is...(if you can't tell from the pictures, although yes I know they are bad lol)
Baldur +6pts
Woldwatcher -5pts
Woldwarden -9pts
Megalith -11pts
Druids of Orboros w/Overseer -9pts
Shifting Stones -2pts
Sentry Stone -3pts
Blackclad Wayfarer -2pts

Not too bad looking, I have found to be quite nastily outnumbered when playing this, but the reason I'm going for it is the rediculious amount of advanced deployment. Everything bar Baldur and the Wayfarer are setting up at the 16" mark and the Sentry Stone is going right up to the 20". This is just deployment, Giving me a nice edge on the land grab scenarios. Anyway, a quick rundown on my choices for this one;

Baldur - my weakest Warlock by far. I don't know why but he's never clicked for me. So naturally I'm going to take him to a tournament right? Well yeah why not, he exerts a massive amount of control between his feat and rapid growth. He has nice defensive tech in solid ground and stone skin and his earthspikes spell is just icing, yes it's Fury3 for an AOE3 (which is a bit small by todays standards) but it ignores a good few common defensive buffs and being Fury3 means it can be happily geomancied.

Woldwatcher - much maligned as a light warbeast, it's only Fury2 so isnt very useful for it's high cost of 5pts, so how do I justify it? Well twofold, fertalizer on it's ranged attack and sheild guard. Meaning I can create more forests for Baldur to teleport to and keep him protected from big ranged threats.

The big Wolds - I doubt I have to justify them, it's all theme allows and they work well with the Stonecleaver. Between Geomancy, free charges and the ability to heal them Wolds and Baldur go together.The animi are just gravy, Megaliths is yet more control and Woldwardens give me a forest which I can drop at Baldurs feet. 

Druids - between countermagic and forcebolt these guys further my control theme, push people off objectives, feat and keep them off. Win. The Overseer is included to give them AD, a few immunities, a nasty ranged spell and most important an extra inch on counter magic.

Shifting Stones - teleporty goodness, do I need to say more? Ok between that, healing consructs and keeping fury down on them they make the list. They always make the list though. They are awesome.

Sentry Stone - christ, this one is a hard one to swallow, 3pts for something that can make a few forests now and again? Ok it works with Baldur as it gives a forest walk avenue, and his theme gives AD to beasts if I have one in. It makes the grade, I'm still not 100% sold on it mind.

Blackclad Wayfarer - Wolds are slow, Hunters Mark adds +2 to charges. +2 is always good so he usually makes all my lists, in this list though he's pulling double duty as an accurate spray. My anti infantry is quite low. Hell my anti armour is quite low...I'm not gonna be killing much it would seem.

Well, I've a list and a plan. Will it work? Only time will tell. I'm going in, with my weakest Warlock. What shall happen? Well, I'll likely crash and burn...till next time.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Beginning with Beginnings

Blogging, such a silly name for being a gobbey bugger over t'internet. Aye well, figured it was high time I got myself one of these things to stick down random thoughts and musings...

My subject of choice, the wonderful world of the Iron Kingdoms or to be more specific the wilds of the Iron Kingdoms. I've been playing Circle Orboros since Hordes release, which was around june/july of 2006 (basically near my birthday 5years ago). Back in the day when I was the only person with the models and I bought them because they were pretty, even though back in them days I never painted a thing.

Anyway, the story continues untill I got my friend Ed interested, he was one of my friends that played warhammer with me and it was a grand day when he picked up a Menoth battlebox. Hurrah! An opponent! Games! Well, it was just me and Ed, representing the world of WarmaHordes in the middle of a sea of Warhammer players.

This sad state continued for a good few years, just Ed and me playing our sad lonely game untill I was contacted through the Privateer Press forums by a guy who lived not too far away, enter Scott and an awesome friendship was born. There were more of us!

We'll not long after this point we'd also attracted more attention at the club. We've now a good healthy player base, I've got a game everyweek even if Ed doesn't show up. Life is going well.

And that is the story of how I started, it was a wall of text I know but I'm new to this blogging malarky and havent yet figured out the pictures. Hopefully next time I'll have some photos to stick up of my Circle Orboros thus far.