Posts Tagged ‘warhammer fantasy’

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Wetting the Brush

June 26, 2010

This past week I was able to finish up my High Elf Noble/Lord. I’m pretty happy with how he turned out.

high elf noblehigh elf noble

I really like how the shield came out 🙂

Then I figured I’d start on my new unit of sword masters, finished up one model, save for the base yet.

high elf swordmaster

Not the happiest with how the sword turned out, was trying something new, and it didn’t work out the best, so I may end up repainting that part…

Finally I was able to build up  a base for one of my Eagles. The 2 I run have been using the stock clear disc for much too long now, and it’s time to bring them inline with the rest of the elves.

high elf great eagle

and a close up on the stone.

great eagle custom base

The pillar was from the Ruins set that GW makes. Just needed to greenstuff over the skulls add a few more cracks, and an elven flair – a decor item from the shield’s sprue.

That’s it for this week, we’ll hope to have the Eagle all painted up by next Friday.

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Wetting the Brush

June 18, 2010

This week I got quite a few hours into a High Elf noble/prince on foot. He’s standing on a bit of a rock, equiped with Dragon Armor, a shield and a Great Axe. I put a lion cloak on him as well, even if he doesn’t really get to wear one. So he looks a bit similar to the White Lions, as that is my largest elite unit, but he’s still different enough to lead Spears or LSG.

Anyhow, he’s coming along quite well, the base still needs a lot of work. The shield is yet to be started, but most of the rest of him is pretty well completed. I’ll have pictures of him going up for next weeks edition.

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Wetting the Brush

June 11, 2010

It’s been quite the productive week, finished up 6 Spearelves this week. The unit is now all filled out at 18, just in time for 8th ed which will push the unit to 28 I’m thinking 7×4 and since their elves, they can still all attack 🙂

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Wetting the Brush : Even More Elves

June 4, 2010

Finally with Pictures!!!

Finished up almost 3 spear elves today, just need to base the standard and they’ll be just awaiting shields like the rest of the new spearelves.

Hopefully over the next couple weeks the back rank will be all finished up bringing the unit to a full 18 elves, at least until 8th ed comes out, and then it’s time to bring them up to 35 strong.

Last week or the week before I had finally finished up the last 3 White Lions, completing their unit at 18 strong.

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Wetting the Brush : Spearelves.

May 14, 2010

This week in review didn’t see too much painting time at all. I was able to get 3 more spearelves mostly done. By mostly done, I mean they just need their shields attached and painted up. That’ll happen next week, if I can find the spur in the insanely disorganized war room. Behind the spearelves are some 3 white lions who are up next, they have the metal started, but a long ways to go yet before they’ll be finished up.

To make myself feel like I am acutally acomplishing something, I think I’m going to start a running total of what’s been done and what’s currently undergoing painting. So far, after 2 weeks it’ll look something like this:

Finished:

1 Orc Shaman

Under Construction:

3 HE Spearelves

3 White Lions

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Top’s Trial and My Error

May 12, 2010

Last night Top came over to try out his Wood Elves for the first time. I was excited, wanting to play against a new army, see what they all had to offer, and what to fear/smash/run from/attack.

I put together a big block Orcs list, 20 Black orcs, 20 Savage orcs (big uns’) 25 Orcs, 10 Spider Riders and 3 Trolls. Thinking that after I finally engage the fey elves they’d have no chance.

Top’s force was comprised of 2×10 archers, 5 scouts, 5 wild riders, 2×8 dryads, 6 wardancers and a Treeman.

As the game progressed, Top did a fantastic job of playing the elves, even though it was his first time with them. I allowed 3 trees for terrain, which wasn’t the best idea, but he certainly used them well. Moving them to create a bottle neck, and march dryads through for march blocking/flank charging. The scouts + wardancers came down the left flank, causing a panic test on the spider riders the first turn who promptly fled off the table. He had his wildriders ride down the right flank shooting and threatening a flank charge.

As the game progressed, I failed 3 annimosty tests, and since my large blocks of troops where also marched blocked, they made it just over halfway across the table by turn 6. On one of the failed annimosity tests my orcs were unable to manuver around a dryad flank charge + wild riders front charge. So they were promptly destroyed in that combat. His treeman made use of an oppertune failed charge to hit the trolls in the flank and break them.

That was the hi-lights at least. The most unfortunate thing though, was that it was just boring to play. He moved and shot every turn, while I tried to slowly push forward towards anything I could hit, hoping my superior numbers would win the combat for me, while trying not to allow flank charges at the same time. So my turns would consist of 2 min of moving, and casting one spell. While the elves did all the actions of the game. Not so much fun to play against at all.

Of course I think this has a lot to do with my army composition. Orcs are slow, espeically in large groups that can’t manouver very well at all. Next time I think I’ll bring a fast elven list, something that won’t allow the game to be completely one sided like that one was.

On a side note, I hope Top doesn’t lose faith in this army. He just started putting it together, and to base the feel of the army on one game wouldn’t be the best. I’m hoping a for a game that’s more fun this next time around.

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The Chaos Tide

April 8, 2010

Played another game tonight. Feeling super fortunate for all the games I’ve been getting in lately. This one was a 2250 against VC. I hadn’t played my Daemon army in some time. I felt pretty bad after that last games with them. So I re-tooled them a bit, dropped the super Bloodthirster for an all herald list, with infantry of Nurgle Khorne and Slaanesh.

Turns out, that’s pretty effective as well, producing quite a solid win.

This was my first time using plaguebearers, and when they have  a herald with them, they’re near impossible to kill. I’m thinking a conversion for that unit is a must for sure, since they were just proxied in today.