Saturday, 31 October 2015

Trick or Trick

Happy Halloween! Here's a selection of appropriately spooky models, freshly raised from the dead painted for your delectation.

Wooooo! Scaaaaaaaary!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Dungeon Saga Kickstarter - Unboxing

Only a couple of months past due (which is hardly anything in Kickstarter terms), the postman staggered up to my door with these weighty contents...

Unboxing the Kickstarter for Dungeon Saga: Dwarf Kings Quest, The Warlord of Galahir, Infernal Crypts, The Tyrant of Halpi and The Return of Valandor.

Let's waste no time and get unboxing!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Grinding for Loot

Another week brings in another bunch of Crypt Angels. Slow progress (work reasons) is still better than no progress, so two five-man groups this time.

Monday, 26 October 2015

He Said Wyvern; I Said Why Not, Vern?

We have another SkypeBoot coming up (going back to 8th Ed, 2500pts - so it should be a humdinger). And as a change of pace, Kraken will be fielding my greenskin army.

As I was listing the models I had available, Kraken causally asked: "I don't suppose you've got a wyvern rider?"

A painting and conversion update for an Orc Warboss on Wyvern for Orcs & Goblins, Warhammer Fantasy Battle.
Yes, but I wouldn't say it was *totally* finished.

I know the duties of a good host - I had a week to get painting!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Frostgrave for Beginners

The Ground's Gone All White!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

Hello and welcome to another new game system for the Woffboot Battle Report World Series! Tonight, we're delving into the wintery world of Frostgrave. I, Kraken, will represent myself Boldly...

And I, Stylus, shall be Plain as the rains in Spain.

Frostgrave has a great reputation online, not only with hardened veterans like us who remember when Mordheim was a twinkle in Necromunda's eye, but also with fresher gamers looking for a simple skirmish campaign system. 

Frostgrave Campaign
Searching for gold and glory in a ruined city? I'd say that's a completely original idea.

Monday, 19 October 2015

EXT: Ancient Barrow

Been a while since I did one of these!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Tomb Dwellers

And as the weeks roll by, it's time for some more Space Marines! Wooo! Give it up for the SM boys!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Clash of the Warlords: Anglo-Saxons vs Vikings

We're heading back to the Viking Age of SAGA! Having decided to make a proper go of it, we'll be sketching out a narrative as we play our way through the scenarios.

(this may be a different challenge to narrating fantasy, as you can't just make things up for historical fiction)

Erik the Viking, for example, was practically a documentary

To the longships and start the outboard motors!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Hoppity Goes to Town: Moonclan Grots vs Chaos Mortals


Hopslat da Bold looked up at the pink sun that washed the Realm of Chaos, counted the hours on his fingers, and wished he knew how to tell the time from looking at the sun. Or how to count, for that matter.

"We iz running late," he guessed, and clambered back on top of his Giant Cave Squig, an affectionate beast who already already devoured two herders, three lesser squigs and answered to the name of 'Bouncing' Betty.

The rest of the Moonclan raid bustled past him, a dozen grots trying to corral more than twice their number of squiggly beasts, including a couple of massive Manglers, who were being sedated with the last of their Nightcap Mushrooms.

"Humies in da treeline!" Da Knights of Shiitake, who had been hopping ahead as scouts, now hopped back to call warning. Panic rippled through the grots as they fumbled for weapons among forage bags bulging with their freshly-stolen shrooms.

It had been a little cheeky, Hopslat had to admit, to go scrumping mushrooms in the backyard of Chaos, but they were almost home free. Get through the forest at the far end of this field and their shaman would be waiting to zap them back home.

"Get yer 'eads down!" Hopsplat ordered. "An' stampede!"

Prod Its Back And Hold On Tight!
It's All-Skype Fight Night!

After a brief summer hiatus, the battle reports return, and with it, the Age of Sigmar. I, Stylus, shall be as Grotty as plain text can manage.

And I, Kraken, veteran of a thousand some write-ups, shall boldly write in bold!

Scenarios are, by all accounts, the way to go in AoS, and with a stampede of squigs to contend with, the 'Breakthrough' scenario seemed a good fit.

Essentially, my 'Invading' force has to get off the opposite end of the board, with a victory spectrum that ranges from one-third (major victory to me) to none (major victory to the 'Blocking' force).

Each commander has a special heroic ability that can speed up, or slow down, the invading forces, and the game is a random length, starting from the end of Turn 5 (and definitely ending by Turn 7).

Can the Forces of Chaos stop the terrible Squigalaunche? Read on!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

War Cabinet

So I finally install a display cabinet and my first thought is...

... I need another display cabinet.

Maybe two.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Brute Squad

 'Our big guns never tire,' as the Tyrant of Badab reputedly said. Personally, like any sci-fi wargames fan, I never tire of big guns.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Fields of Gingham: Highborn Aelfs vs Beasts of Chaos

"So simple, even a small, easily-distracted child could follow the rules!" - with this in mind, I decided to put Age of Sigmar to the test, and challenge General Palafox to his first game.

Age of Sigmar battle report between Highborn Aelfs and Beasts of Chaos.
Fictional Creatures in the Background May Appear Bigger than They Are