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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Wood Elf Game - Victory

I finally played my first 2500 point game with my new Wood Elves yesterday, and ended up tabling Tom's Skaven. Rather than use the dry written battle report, here are some thoughts on the game.

- The Storm Banner hurts. It was up for the first three game turns.

- Treekin are fantastic. They're tough enough to withstand a lot of hits, and strong enough to dish out enough pain to keep them in combats. Mine held up and eventually killed off a Plague Furnace/ Monk unit and some slaves.

- Ditto for Dryads. They're not all purpose killing machines, but tearing some into the Plague Monk flank was super effective, while another group of Dryads held up his General and Stormvermin by being stubborn in the woods.

- An Elf Highborn on an Eagle is still very fragile, no matter how you dress him up.

- Throne of Vines and Dwellers are just as nasty when I'm throwing them as when I'm on the receiving end.

- Focus fire on the Abom!

- Be prepared to bail out with your casters. I almost lost my Level 4 when the Abom missed a long charge by an inch.

- Don't expect one Eagle to automatically handle a war machine.

- Treemen are nasty, but aren't unstoppable killing machines. Mine got held up for a long time by a block of Slaves.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Update: June 25th, 2012

Busy weekend behind me; busy weekend in front of me.

I finished a few things this weekend.  Two secret (for a few days, anyway) models that I'm painting are completely done, and I have ten Grey Hunters basecoated, with the main gray color having been fully shaded and highlighted.  Each one has nine different gray/blue shades and highlights, so that takes a while.  I'm hoping to finish them soon. 

I got to play a bit of Chaos in the Old World with my painted set this weekend, and it remains my favorite board game.  I won a game playing as Nurgle by overrunning a couple of provinces while taking some partial credit when Slaneesh and Tzeentch did the same.  There's such a balancing act for Khorne in making sure that one of the other three players doesn't break the game early.  Otherwise, one player will run away with things quickly. 

Bull City Wargaming Episode Two is out on Itunes!  If you haven't checked it out, do so!  It's delicious like strawberries, if strawberries were the flavor of talking about Wargames!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What is up in the what?

Hey kids,

I'm working on a couple projects right now, but since they are super secret I don't have any pics. They'll be up after next Sunday. I hope to start work tonight on a set of Space Wolf Grey Hunters this evening as well, so that should lead to some updates!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sixth Edition Confirmation and Prices

Confirmed from a local store:

Warhammer 40,000: Rulebook (English) 440pp Hardback Book July 23-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 $74.25
Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum Templates 3 x Templates July 23-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 $19.75
Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum Tape Measure Servo Skull Tape Measure July 23-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 $16.50
Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers (English) 32 Cards, Leaflet, Box July 23-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 30-Jun-12 $13.25
Tanglewire TBC July - 7-Jul-12 7-Jul-12 $10.00
Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum Dice 12 Dice, 6 Dice Holders, Tin July 21-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 $16.50
Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum Battlefield Objectives 12 Dice, 6 Dice Holders, Tin July 21-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 $16.50
Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum Vehicle Markers 12 Dice, 6 Dice Holders, Tin July 21-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 28-Jul-12 $16.50

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Painted CMoN Lord on Eagle

This is the last model, and the centerpiece model, to my current Wood Elf army.  Don't worry, I have roughly a billion other Wood Elf and High Elf models to paint for this army, including another Treeman that I'll probably paint fairly soon, but for now this model completes my initial 2500 points. 

I saved this model, which is the Cool Mini or Not Lord on Eagle for those interested, to paint last.  It's an epic model that deserves to be saved for last, as a treat to finish up an army. 

Anyway, the army now marches to war, and I'll have more on that later!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Painted Eagle Number Two


I really like how my second eagle turned out. I used the new GW paints to get the white feathers, and they're very pleasing in contrats with the browns.

The really fun part was using the brass rod to get the eagle airborn. While the model's green stuff was drying, I put it up on the GW plastic rod. Unfortunately, some glue rand down into the rod/eagle, and fused it in there. I accidently broke it off in the eagle soon thereafter. The solution was to go buy a 1/16th inch drill for my electric drill and then drill into the broken plastic rod and replace it with the brass rod. I actually like it more, because it's very thin and allows for a higher flying eagle. I'm thinking of using a longer brass rod on my previous eagle to get a much higher flyer.

Anyway, one model left for the 2,500 point Wood Elf version of this army, and that model will be up tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Podcast: Bull City Wargaming

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

On The Road

Hey kids,

I ended up traveling a bit early out of town, but will return Tuesday. I'm on model away from finishing my 2,500 points of Wood Elves!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

First Eagle Painted

Two models left until I can field my new Wood Elf army.  Very exciting stuff!  The GW Eagles are not very much fun to assemble, but I do like how they look in the end.  This one is painted a bit plainly, but nicely, as I have other plans for my other Eagle and the Eagle that my character will be riding.  I'll have another Eagle up tomorrow!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Project Glade Guard - Complete

Last night, I glued magnets into the bases of the thirty Glade Guard I painted, finishing them up for now.  Long term, I'd like to run string through all their bows, but for now, it's not a priority.  Right now, I'll be working on two Eagles and a character on an Eagle, so that I can run the army at 2,500 points.  Here's a shot of the finished Glade Guard.

I actually painted thirty-one in all, as I had to finish the last of the original twenty.  There's three full command groups in there, so that I can run them in groups of ten with up to full command if I want.  I am particularly pleased with the free hand "Leaf in the Wind" banner.  Wash would be proud. 

Here's a shot of the whole army.

Right now, I have painted:

Fifty Glade Guard
Twenty-four Dryads
One Treeman
One Spellweaver
One Branchwraith
Six Treekin

Two Eagles and a character on an Eagle are incoming!