Monday, 24 July 2017

Frostgrave 2nd apprentice

 Made my second apprentice for the warband, equipped with a two handed weapon and a magic orb to help him cast those tricky spells. Frostgrave is as good as Modheim. If in the second the problem were unbeatable warbands in the former is the snowballing effect of the winning warband: once you win a game you get all the treasure and XP and your warband skyrockets leaving behind the rest.

 How was that spell again? I used a GW flagellant model for his confused look
My warband so far. Front rank: knight, apprentce, wizard lvl 10, apprentice 2, knight; second rank: crossbowmen and infantryman. They got plenty of casting objects.
The most used spells are elemental bolt (+2) with bone dart (+0) as backup, then leap (+2) and reveal secret (+1) to get that extra sweet treasure.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Prospero # 5

 Our latest Prospero game is the war of lies mission, Talons have the first turn and face off against a spireguard army with Thousand Sons allies.
 Custemptor takes some damage from a demolisher shell
 While the custodes reinforcements arrive

 The thousand sons lightning appears
 And kills a custodes with the sunfury missiles
 The remaining custodes appear, but get misplaced to a corner
 Three russes die in one turn 
The Thousand Sons appear but it is too late as they have lost too many units and the imperials win

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Frostgrave apprentice

 Got into frostgrave recently and it was time to paint an apprentice for my elementalist

Happy pair en route to the frozen city

LOtR Trolls

 Painted the red box mordor trolls that I got for my saint from Oriol, they are quite accurate models, following the design from the movies. 

Obligatory size comparison shot, the trolls are more like giants compared to their 1/72 partners, mind however that the movie's trolls were 5m tall so it's cool. The trolls also can be used with 28mm minis.

Prospero campaign

 Another Prospero game. Shortest 40k mission ever, the sisters of silence moved, shot Magnus down with the crossbow-stakes and the TS player conceded.

Grey knights vs Blood Angels

 Played a game of 8th against some grey knights, their smite powers and baby carriers proved decisive againt my all termies army. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Battle of the Nile 1798

 Today I introduced a friend to my Empire of the Seas rulebook, we played the famous battle of the Nile, I got the brits, he the french. The british objective was to take as a prize or destroy 13 french ships, while their enemies had to take down 6. The british ships got to fire twice following what every historian and witness tells us about the engagement.
The french deployed in a long line, with the men 'o war anchored, while the british coming from a corner and having the wind gauge.
 With Nelson (blue pennant) in the lead, Britannia's ships fan out
 The first balls fall on the l'Orient who is set on fire
 While most english go parallel to the enemy some try to cut the head of the line

 Nelson's HMS Vanguard suffers the concentrated fire of several french
 The british crowd upon the line while the HMS Goliath, unable to pass through, grounds in the shoals cutting the T
 Vanguard and L'Orient come yardarm to yardarm
 The head french is the first to surrender

 The frigate Serieuse sails over the shoals and engages the Goliath, just like in the book! 
 The french rear backtracks while the frigates plug the gap

Sink that brute!  The Goliath exits the shoals, moves a bit ahead and kills the Serieuse
 Another french is set on fire by long ranged bombardment
 One of the adventurous frigates is caught in a crossfire and strikes
 The blazes spread and the french look like a line of firecrakers
 L'Orient explodes! Taking admiral Brueys with her
 Another french burns out and strikes, it will explode next turn
 HMS Vanguard, aflame after l'Orient's explosion blews up too!
 Nelson dead 
 A french strikes
 The frigates keep moving through the gap
 The french ships on fire become sailing timebombs in a desperate bid to take down brits
 While all along the line republican two deckers surrender
 Or blow up
 Another burned out french will explode in two turns
 This french has surrendered, but is grappled with an enemy to take her down when she blows up
 With some british trapped the french that can sail away to escape the enemy guns and gain time

 A british surrenders however 
 More french fireworks

 There are several gaps in the french line now, left by the exploded ships, but the british won't brave the burning hulks to pass through
 A brit burns out and will explode next turn
 One french less
 A frigate strikes
 As does this two decker, caught in the crossfire
 This adventurous frigate sees her trip end before a 74'
 British down!
Finally the 13th french ship surrenders (and blews up), giving victory to the british. The french got close to their goal, 4 british surrendered but couldn't push it any further.
Moral victory however must go to the republicans that, in killing Nelson, have robbed Britannia of her foremost hero and champion.
My friend liked the game, he suggested that ships should move less backwards or take more turns, he also found the fire twice rule broken, that's history for ya!