Saga Undead Army - the one that didn't go to adepticon

I thought it would be useful to talk about the Undead Army I was planning to take to Adepticon.

Heroes and Wizards
I made a mounted Wizard, a wizard on foot and a mounted character that could be the Lieutenant or the Warlord.
I ended up taking the mounted Necromancer (a unique Undead option that allows you to make your warlord into a Wizard). I liked this option because it meant the general could stay out of danger and still affect the outcome of the battle.

I liked the mounted option because I still had the ability to get to where I needed to to cast spells and he could make use of bodyguards and more importantly have the ability to use We Obey. That's the equivalent of 6 extra Saga dice over the game.

I used the Lieutenant in several games but found him to be underwhelming. I swapped him for an extra creature to make that unit more effective.  The Lieutenant is quite good as a tank, he can take a hit and help set up the enemy for a counter charge. I never used the ability to tr…

Hobby Time - The Apocalypse Week 2

We are now under COVID 19 level 4 containment protocol. Typically there would be a Warlords meeting this weekend however this has been cancelled.

So good news there is more hobby time. Alan Richard and I have been having video hang outs while we paint or model.

I have painted a Lamenters Kill Team. These use the Blood Angel rules. Here is the first team.

Here is the second half of the team. The team is made from a Blood Angel Tactical box and some left over bits from Sternguard and other boxes. This was a first time painting so much Yellow. I was inspired by Vince Venturella to include more shadows into the yellow mix even as far as light rust. 
The Terminator is painted in Death company colours he can be a bit hard to kill and he negates the plamagun effect with a Storm Shield.
I then started to work on some other Kill Teams after finishing the  Lamenters. I was overcome with the desire to paint more yellow so I dug out a Howling Griffon Kill Team and started painting them last night…

Hobby time - the Apocalypse week 1

We have been in Level 4 response to the Covid 19 pandemic for a week now. I imagine it is having a real impact on those extroverts who enjoy socialising with crowds of people. Most wargamers seem to be putting on a brave face and seeking the "stay at home" mandate as an opportunity to get so good hobbying done.

Richard, Alan and I set up a video hang out so we could talk while we painted and modeled.

Here is a snapshot of what I am working on:

Here is my Lamanters Kill team. This is part of my collection of Badab War Kill teams. The Lamenters us the Blood Angel rules. The Yellow goes up from Ivory to Light Rust with a coat of Casadora Yellow to tie all the colours together and make them more vibrant.

I am making up a party for Rangers of Shadow Deep. Its a solo or cooperative game based on the Frostgrave gameplay. I could play this myself, host a video game or even play with Luke. These are the Ranger figures. In the middle is my Ranger. He is Arzad the Bugbear slayer. That&…

Project Avalon part 1 - The Rescue

The Alliance has been expanding its reach and adding more survivor groups to their faction.Some groups have resisted joining the Alliance and there have been several armed skirmishes and raids as the smaller independent groups have tried to fend off the military forces of the Alliance.

Several survivor groups have been coordinated their activities under the leadership of a woman code named Avalon (must be a Hutt girl). The Alliance have stepped up their military search and destroy missions and Avalons cadre now need a place to hide.

Our survivors set out to rendezvous with Avalon and extract her and her team to safety. Its only a few miles into the city across zombie infested terrain, dodging Alliance patrols, what could possibly go wrong?
The terrain is mostly ruined building made using the clubs collections of Galeforce 9 terrain. These make nice ruined buildings

The Federation team were approaching through a ruined office building. they have to pick their way through fallen columns,…

Not going to Adepticon

I was expecting to be making my final preparations for Adepticon at the end of the month. Unfortunately the event is cancelled due to fears about the virus. America is also closing so there is no point going for parks or rides.

So its been a hobby weekend.
This is my Rangers of Shadow Deep party. Arzag the Bugbear slayer was the first D&D character. In my first adventure we went out from the Keep on the Borderlands. We didn't know anything about reconnaissance so bowled straight into some caves which turned out to be the home of some Bugbears. These huge creatures were significantly better than us but somehow we made it out of there and my character claimed a kill. Now he is re imagined with a Bugbear face painted on his shield. Ready, with a new group of companions to protect the borderlands from the encroaching darkness. 
 My official ROSD models are reinforced by some reaper models. I also bought some of their bugbears and some Owlbears for old times sake.

This is my beastm…

Kill Team Carcaradons vs Night Lords

Due to it being a leap year, there were three meetings in February at the club. This mean club meetings on consecutive meetings. Alan and I got in a game of Kill Team for a change. Alan has built a Characaradon force, I decided to use Night Lords so we could do a game based on the battles in the Characadon novels.

We played the Terror Tactics mission which had us getting extra points if you models got off the enemy table edge. My Strategy was to push into Alan's deployment zone and then use the Night Lords legion trait to scare Alan's guys into immobility or leadership failure.

Here are my troops, I used the take forwards positions strategem. Alan used the shoot intruders strategem. However his initial shooting failed to stop any of my units.
 Alan, had a terminator heavy specialist with assault cannon
 Alan's tactical troops hold the mid ground. My Possessed failed his charge even with a re roll so we didn't get into combat on turn 1.
My Berserkers moved into position…