Friday, 19 July 2019

Saturday night fights. Path to glory; Rocks and roll

For me one of the most prominent aspects of the fantasy trope is floating rocks. I don't know what it is but I just love them!

With that in mind I HAD to have a scenario with flying rocks!!

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Saturday night fights. Path to Glory; Geheimnisnacht.

On the night of Geheimnisnacht, the night of mysteries when Morrslieb hangs full in the sky any warbands traveling the night must run the gauntlet to survive the night!

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Diminishing the grey shame. Another mixed bag of painting.

Nothing shameful about this piece of grey!

Another mixed bag of random miniatures after the break . . . . .

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Saturday Night fights: Path to glory. Tome of Magic

So the run up to the final week of term has been brutal.

It has seen me try to collate the course work of my year 11 SEN kids into some kind of narrative a moderator can actually understand.

As a consequence the gaming table looked like this until about 30 minutes before Shaggy and Lee turned up to play . . . . . . .

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Saturday night fights: Path to Glory. Who's the daddy?

In the second game of the evening the three Aspiring Champions declare a truce in order to return to the Northlands through Imperial territory.

Their warbands wait at a short distance ready to intervene if there is treachery!

In the middle of the discussions an Orc maiden appears, with a strangely familiar looking baby in tow . . . . and a cuckolded (and very miffed)  Orc Warboss!

Photo courtesy of Shaggy Wargiming
And of course he has brought his body guard with him!

More after the break . . . .

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Saturday night fights: Path to Glory, Desecration of Sigmar!

The 'Path to Glory' (or damnation) continued for Shaggy, Lee and I this weekend during our  . . . . .

Game one would see the three Aspiring Champions raiding an Imperial settlement while under the control of a more powerful Chaos Lord.

In the pillaging after breaching the walls the three Champions come across a Chapel of Sigmar being protected by a cadre of Warrior Priests and their apprentices.

Each Warrior Priest is worth 2 'infamy' IF slain by an Aspiring Champion and if there is only one warband left standing at the end they get 2 D3 infamy for burning the Chapel down at the end of 8 turns.

Will the truce forged between the Warbands during the raid last?

More after the break.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Reaper Orc Maiden and other odds and sods

So here is the Warrior Monks all finished up for Saturday and the Chapel they will be defending.

In a silly mood this week I also finished up this . . . .

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Another mixed bag of painting. Diminishing the grey shame

No 'Path to Glory' this week due to my volunteering to staff the Year 11 prom this Saturday last (carnage!).

But I did get to hit the brushes over the weekend.

Photos after the break.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Saturday night fights: Path to Glory. Pitch battle and break through

After game one and the influx of 'infamy' I decided to go recruiting and rolled up another 5 warhounds!

This saw me take a 20 strong warband into game two of the night.

With Shaggy lined up across the board I decide to use the speed of my warband to form a strong left flank and try to boil through the isolated Nurglings before the rest of Shaggy's warband could turn up in support.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Saturday night fights; Path to Glory. Defend the stones

Game two of Saturday night saw me rolling the lowest so having to defend a sacred circle in the centre of the boards from the sacrilegious Nurgle and Slannesh (especially Slannesh 😈)

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Mordheim XX. Boar Hunt and Ambush

Sunday last Billy, Mike 2.0, Nigel and I met up again to contest the streets of Mordheim.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Saturday night fights; Path to Glory

In order to have a break from Shadespire we decided to have a short 'Path to Glory' Campaign I had devised with a mash up of several rule sets (mostly 8th Edition WHF) and random post game rolls.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Saturday Night Fights; Shadespire

After the break last week I threw up the bat signal for last Saturday.

Shaggy and Lee answered the call to arms.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Painting tally for the year so far. A real mixed bag.

So somehow this year I have managed to paint / sell on over 90 miniatures.

Now at least a quarter of this is due to me giving Lano my Warmachine stuff as I think I have finally kicked that dirtiest of habits. But there has also been some painting.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Mordheim board.

With the house to myself for a bit Sunday morning and finally getting my 28mm stuff sorted I decided to lay out my Mordheim board.

More after the break

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Bank Holiday Saturday night fights

With this being the Bank Holiday weekend Riotville was a full house with four participants.

Lee's gorgeous freshly painted warband!
More after the break

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Saturday night fights. Double header

Two episodes of Saturday night fights today as I was unable to blog over the Easter hols.

More after the break.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Mordheim XX. Grab the mage!

With the conclusion of the 'Breakthrough' scenario and Bill and Mike 2.0 finishing up we laid out the board for game 2.

This would be a Battle Royale with all 4 warbands taking to the field!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Mordheim XX. Breakthrough

The 14th of April saw the four Warbands once again converge to contest the streets of Mordheim.

My first game would see me take on Nigel and his undead in a 'Breakthrough' scenario.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Shadespire, Saturday night fights

With our Academy Easter break starting a week after everyone else I literally crawled over the finishing line at work on Friday.

I threw up the Bat signal Saturday to see if anyone fancied a Shadespire Throwdown.

It turned out quite a few people did!!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The Wallace collection London

Still needing to shake off the fug of work my Wife and I headed out for a jaunt on Sunday.

We ended up at the Wallace collection in Central London.

With only an hour left before closing we headed straight for the Armour on display

Monday, 8 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April 2019

School Oracy day

So once again it is school 'Oracy' day.

The idea is we use communication centred learning . . . . . .

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Birthday surprise!

Got a lovely surprise Sunday (and a great reminder of just how special Mrs Riot is) when I walked into the conservatory from a big breakfast at the pub to find my wife had arranged a secret Shadespire Tournament at my house!!!!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Spiteclaws swarm, a work in progress

With the inception of the Mordheim campaign I decided to try to kill two birds with one stone and play as Skaven

Monday, 18 March 2019

Mordheim XX. Venturing back into the cursed city

Had the absolute pleasure of playing the first two games in the Mordheim campaign I and several other lunatics are playing through this year.

With this being the 20th anniversary of the original release of the game it only seemed appropriate.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Weekend Shadespire battle reports

Work had been an absolute bastard last week so I threw up the Bat signal Friday night to see if anyone fancied a game of little soldiers.

Thankfully Lee answered the call to arms.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Riotville LIVE 2019. Rounds three and four.

After lunch Greg from the EEFL forum and I threw down.

Once again I would be facing Dwarves!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Riotville LIVE 2019. Round 1. Ogres Vs Night Goblins

Round one of Riotville LIVE 2019 would see me take on Glen who had traveled over from Wales to take part!

Can't lie I was really glad he did as his army looked incredible.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Riotville LIVE 2019. The photo dump

Here is the photo dump from Sunday.

I will try to forge this in to some kind of narrative through the week.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Final warm up fight for Riotville. 1800 points of WHF

Last Sunday Lee and I had our final warm up game for the upcoming extravaganza that is Riotville LIVE 2019

Lee's Bretonnians Vs my Ogres

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Thursday night fights; Scythe and Shadespire

Last Thursday was a big gaming day.

First up we kicked off our Creative Biscuit Scythe campaign.

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