Friday, 17 March 2017

Throw back Thursday. Leading Edge games Aliens (1989)

With the sad passing of Bill Paxton we had decided to pull out a classic at the next meeting at the Creative Biscuit and play a game of Leading Edge's 1989 / 1990 version of Alien and the Aliens expansion games.

Bill Paxton just seemed to be a constant of my teenage years with his appearences in Wierd Science, Near Dark and of course the immortal Aliens amoung many others.

I had to mark his passing.

Tim and Macca were willing participants so they buckled up their M3 body armour, locked and loaded their M41A pulse rifles and climbed aboard the UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship for a 'express elevator to Hell, going down!'.

Mission one was the 'Reactor room' mission were they investigate the finding of the missing colonists.

Suddenly the motion sensors light up as multiple signals fill the screens.

The battle was fast and furious with only 3 Marines managing to exit the reactor room.

A bad roll of the die saw Ferro crash the dropship limiting the surviving marines ammo options.

Because Macca 'Don't leave our own behind', he and Tim load up what remains of their weaponry and headed back into the reactor room lower levels to rescue their brothers in arms. . . . . . . 

All contact was lost!!!!

Played the game with a RPG vibe and it really seemed to work with the fella's clueless about what was happening and suitably paranoid and jittery as the games progressed!

On a side note the first battles of the Path to Glory last Sunday was an absolute blast with all sorts of shernanigans going on. Ended up with an additional 4 Chaos hounds and a chosen of Chaos. No photos as we had all sorts of proxies (including Elves!!!!!) and unpainted miniatures in the table so we decided no photos to save everyones blushes!

Friday, 10 March 2017

2000 points WHF battle vs Lee's Empire

Second game of last sunday was a 2000 point tussle against Lee.

To my great surprise Lee pulled out 2000 points of Empire!

But they were a great looking army!!

Photos after the break.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

1000 points WHF battle vs Phil's Skaven

First game I had Sunday was against Phil and his bloody Skaven.

It was only a 1000 point scuffle as Phil had arranged a 1000 point battle with Ed and I had 2000 points lined up against Lee.

We set out the following forces while we waited for the other two to turn up.

Monday, 6 March 2017

First tentative step on my 'Path to glory'

Lee's beautiful Slaanesh warband

Sunday was a bit of a game fest with THREE games squeezed in!!

One of the three games was a taster game against Lee to see how 7th edition 'Path to Glory' would play out with 8th edition rules?

It turned out really, REALLY badly!!

What we found out was magic is massively overpowered for this type of skirmish game!!

Basically my Pink Horror decimated Lee's warband before it blew itself to pieces.

Then my Ogre run down and killed his aspiring champion!

Well I am glad we found that out before we kick off for real next week.

Now plans are afoot to nerf magic (maybe revisiting 7th edition for that one!)

Looks like this is going to end up a real mish mash of rules but then again it is chaos!!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Orge army, stat cards

Daxio asked me to post a template of my Ogre army cards.

Better late then never mate!


Monday, 27 February 2017

Animal cunning Vs Brute force and ignorance. WHF 2000 point battle report

Last Saturday I spent over 12 hours slogging through the new Learning Trusts ill conceived plan to change students statements into Education health care plans!!

All this bollocks so it's now called a EHCP rather then a SEN statement. Just bollocks so someone sitting in an office somewhere can justify their job!!

And somehow I become the expert on a student with Cerebral Palsy up until the age of 25!!!!!! I just want to play with little soldiers!!!!

Then I had to spend most of Sunday looking after the kids so the misses could catch up with her mountain of paperwork. . . . . .all so I could play WHF against Phil and his bloody Skaven.

 So was it worth it???????????????

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Back for seconds. Ogres Vs Orcs and Goblins, WHF 1850 points battle.

With Lano up in Birmingham for Smogcom and playing Warmachine for four days straight (he's Chinese so does not seem to need sleep!) Lee and I decided to meet up at Ilford Wargames Club to lock horns over a game of fantasy.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Scarblade the Immortal. Path to Glory, Aspiring champion

With the colour scheme still not nailed down for my original Aspiring champion I was at a bit of a loss at what to do . . . .then digging through the cupboard of grey shame I come across this little plastic lump of old Skool goodness!

Yep an old Hero quest Chaos Warrior!!!!

I have no idea where this fella come from as I have never owned any of the original Hero Quest games and don't remember buying any Warhammer fantasy boxsets back in the day so maybe this fella is a gift from Tzeentch itself!!

Any who, how could he not be included in a 'Paths to Glory' warband?

He got some upgrades thanks to a marauder cape I had floating about, a Skorne banner which fitted perfectly and some Green stuff fur (sorry PETA!).

Still unsure which way to go with my Aspiring Champion armour I tried out a GW technical paint called 'Soulstone blue'.

Found out it is VERY glossy and needed a wash of Nuln oil to calm things down.

Considering the crudeness of the sculpt and using new techniques I am happy with how he turned out (especially the banner).

He will start out as my Aspiring Champion and then will be relegated into a regular Chaos Warrior once I figure out what I am going to do with my original Aspiring Champion.

I also finished off a Direwolf (sorry Chaos Hound) for my Warband.

Only a basic paint job of zenith sprays and inkwashes but he is done and I am getting much better at being able to walk away from stuff once it has reached the appropriate level of paint job!

Looks fine considering the speed it was painted!

Looking forward to rolling up another couple of these in the future so they can get some table time.

And here is how the 'Heralds of Change' currently look.

Only 'Grundog the Shunned' to finish up!

Now the numbers
Miniatures painted / sold this year = 24

Miniatures bought 16 due to new Mordheim campaign, Riotville live! and Paths to Glory.

456 miniatures to go!

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