Monday, April 30, 2012

Mordheim campaing continued

Greetings !

Yesterday we continued our everlasting campaing to conquer land. This time we had a dragon mixing up the scene. Every turn a player rolled a dice and with a roll of 4+ the dragon would show up. Second roll of dice would determine what would happen. By a roll of 1-2 the dragon freezes the enemy, a roll of 3-4 dragon attacks by breathing fire and a roll of 5-6 the dragon descents among the warband into melee action. Here are some photos with captions how the battle went (or the way I remember it).

Before the battle the Shadow Warrior make appearance. Heroes and henchmen from front to back. These figures are nearly finished. Maybe next time ;)

The Pirate crew and their rabid dog Barney.

My friends custom converted Chaos Dragon. We nerfed it's stats little bit to make it easier to wound. 

WAAAGH !! Orcs and Troll

Gaming table from couple of angles

The Pirates won the dice roll to start the game. Mika rolled the dragon roll and what a suprise, the Dragon wanted to fight :D

The Dragon flew of leaving battered pirates behind. Not a great start for them.

Mikko's turn started with Dragon roll and he got the breating attack. The breath touched only one orc, so it didn't do much. The orcs started to rush forward

The Elves tried to move on the third turn, but again the dragon did it's doing and froze most of the elves to their stand. Only few got away to gain ground

Mika started the second round by fighting the dragon, again. The Dragon must love the flesh of pirates. Yet again it left a trail of tears behing. Three pirates was put out of action. OUCH !

A miracle, no dragon on the second turn of orcs. They move to wyrd stone and to the elves direction

The dragon kept flying and didn't meddle with the elves, which to moved positions and climbed on buildings. Few shots were fired without results

The Pirates third turn started with nervous looks to the sky. PHEW.. No Dragon, this time. The pirates move to seek wyrd stone

  The orcs close up with the Elves. There's some animosity among orcs :)

All elves try to gain higher ground, but two fail the initiative test for climbing. Flight of arrows doesn't scare the stubborn orcs.

On the fourth round the horrible luck with dice comes to haunt the Pirates and once again the Dragon is among them. This time "only" three pirate were smitten out of action.

The Dragon is hungry ! It swoops next on top orcs, but doesn't cause a havoc, this time.

Still angry, the dragon tries to burn the elves on the spot, failing doing it. The elves see their moment and the Dragon was shot down from the sky by a henchman. Though the dragon got wounds fighting with the pirates and orc, the killing blow brought the glory for the Elves !

The fifth round started with the Pirates rout test and they failed it fleeing the battleground. The orcs got their act together and charged towards elves with brutal force. The elves were trying to hold their ground with despair melee and deadly arrows. The blood bath ended to the fail of orcs' rout test. Victory for the ELVES !

Friday, April 27, 2012

Shadow Warrior warband

It has been a while I have updated the blog. I've painted an hour or two almost every night, but there were no point of taking photos of the stages I'm with the dwarves and the elves, until now.

May I present the reformed Shadow Warriors Mordheim warband. Yesterday I gave the unwashed members a deep dive to instant shade and now I have the complete twelve of them ready for highlighting and final touches. I fear now to be able to get them finished by sunday, when our Mordheim campaing continues, but the main clothes should be doable. I'm really pleased the variation of the figures. I bought my first elves for Shadow Warriors warband about ten years a go, and lately the current SW:s. Every figure blends in nicely. Here are some photos.

New members before the dip

The whole bunch dipped

 Older hero model of Shadow Warriors and older Waywatcher

 Newer hero model

 Another newer hero model

Elven mage of Mordheim's hired swords

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shadow Warriors welcome new blood

My Mordheim Shadow Warriors warband grew up to ten members, so I had to get more henchmen and I also bought new figures for The Shadow Master and Shadow Weaver. The old ones didn't go with the flow I had thought for the band, so I decided to remove them. Here is a photo of new members !

Friday, April 13, 2012

Meanwhile in Slayer unit

Slayers got their white base coat, flesh, hair and beards painted. They start to look like something. Maybe I'll paint the clothing next. Here are bunch of photos.