Friday, November 17, 2017

2018 AdeptiCon 21-26 March

Registration is LIVE.

AdeptiCon

         I am signed up. The plan is to be there Wednesday afternoon and cut out Monday morning. Been trying to plant the idea of a road trip in the minds of the Epic group. It's a tough sale. I do have points to fly on. Soooo?
         If I do drive out, I could bring the terrain again. Maybe some FoF or Ancients stuff for pick games. 



NetEA Tourney 24 March 9am - 6pm

It will be Imperial Fist or the Tau again?

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Warmaster Tourney 23 March 9am - 6pm

Don't own a single fantasy army. I have requested a loan army from the group.

Desert terrain

Yeah I lied. More desert terrain.
 More 20mm irrigation ditches / 6mm desert roads
 These bugs bunny dudes are for 20mm Zombie action.
After spray the pipe bridge I dropped it.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

NetEA Emperor's Children Vs Imperial Fists


         Once again we played at 6 feet under games. Huge place, cheap drinks, clean bathrooms, and the greatest wargaming tables ever. I am going to steal or get some Amish dude to make me one!
         I did take pictures. A lot more than usual, but still a terrible job.



3000 points Emperor's Children Vs Imperial Fists.

Kal's List

My list

Garrison
EC Scouts    OverWatch
IF Scouts w/ Bunkers & Trenches    OverWatch
IF Tacticals & Thudds w/ Bunkers & Trenches
IF Shooty Speeders    OverWatch

Teleport 
EC Termies
IF Termies & SC  BTS

Deployment
Turn 1
Initiative won by EC
EC Hell Talons ground assaults targets the Scouts. 2KIA 3BMs
.........bombs blast spills over the IF Shooty
Speeders. 1KIA 2BMs
IF Scouts marshall targets Scouts 1BM. Removes all BMs
EC Tac LF doubles.

IF Tac w/ Thudds sustains targets Scouts. 1KIA 2BMs  *1
EC Scouts marshall. Advance, remove all but 1BM.
IF Shooty Speeders advance targets Scouts. 1BM   *1
EC Tac C double targets Shooty Speeders. 1BM
IF Storm Talons ground assault BTS. 1BM
EC BTS marshalls. Zero BM
IF Tac advances targets Scouts. 1BM
EC Raptors march.
IF Fell Blade RF advances targets Raptors. 2KIA BROKEN   *2
EC Titan doubles targets Fell Blade RF. 1BM
Retains. Fails summoning
EC Tac RF doubles targets Shooty Speeders. 2BMs disrupt
IF Whirlwinds sustains targets Tac RF. 2KIA 3BMs
EC Knights march
IF Devs advance targets Knights. 3KIA BROKEN   *3
IF Fell Blade sustains Tac RF. 1KIA 2BMs
IF melt Speeders march.


*1 Both were placed on OW. Wasted, the shoot Speeders should have been on OW not Tac.
*2 They were feed to me. Sadly in terrain, they failed all saves, re-rolls.
*3 This was a crap shot. Again they failed saves & re-rolls.

EC Raptors and Knights stay broken.
IF Shooty Speeders keep 5BMs

Turn 2

Teleporting

EC Termies drop on my Blitz
IF Termies & SC (BTS) drop on Kal's blitz & BTS

IF won initiative (Both rolled 6s)
IF Melta Speeders double targets BTS. 1KIA 3BMs
Retains on re-roll   *1
IF Termies engages BTS. ELIMINATED   *2

EC Termies engages Tac w/ Thudds. 7KIA BROKEN   *3
Retains
OverWatch IF Scout targets Tac RF. 1BM
EC Tac RF engages Shooty Speeders. ELIMINATED
IF Fell Blade RF sustains targets Titan. No shields, 2DC BROKEN
EC Hell Talons ground assaults Tac. 2KIA 3BMs
IF Tac advances targets Scouts. 1BM   *4
EC Tac C engages Tac. 7KIA ELIMINATED
IF Whirlwinds sustains targets Tac C. 1KIA 2BMs
EC Tac LF doubles targets Whirlwinds. 3KIA BROKEN
IF Fighters  FAIL
EC Scouts sustains targets FB RF. 1BM
IF Devs advance targets Knight. 1BM
IF Fell Blade LF advances targets Tac LF. 2KIA 3BMs

*1 1st time ever a SC points pays off
*2 HUGE BTS & Blitz
*3 Playing Tau for the last year....One would think I would guard myself against such thing. Really how many times did Dave pound my ass over the last 2 years with this lesson?
*4 I gave this detachment up. Big Dummy!

EC Titan, Knights, Raptors, & Tac C broken
IF Tac Thudds  recover 1BM

Turn 3

IF won Initiative (Both rolled 1s)
IF FB RF advances targets Tac RF. 2KIA 3BMs   *1
EC summons Great Daemon
OverWatch Scouts. 1BM on Tac RF   *1
EC Tac Rf engages FB RF. ELIMINATED  
IF Storm Talons ground assault Scouts. 1BM   *1
EC Hell Talons ground assaults Scouts. 1KIA BROKEN   *1
IF Tac Thudd doubles targets Scouts. 1BM   *1
EC Termies advance targets Scouts. ELIMINATED    (Blitz)
IF FB LF doubles targets Tac LF. 2KIA BROKEN   *2
EC Scouts engage Tac Thudd. ELIMINATED   *1
IF Devs march for the objective   *2
IF Melta Speeders advance (T&H) targets Titan. 1BM
IF BTS marshall. (Blitz)

*1 Huge fight over the right flank objective my side.
*2 Left Flank objective my side

Emperor's Children 1   Imperial Fists 3
Blitz                              Blitz, BTS, T&H


Lessons form the Day;

Storm Talons are well worth the points!

Nothing changes and I created a situation that did not exist. I feed my tactical detachment to Kal. Which which properly gang banged off the table. I got a BM and a KIA for my troubles. Also failed to focus fire and isolate detachments.

Left two units on Overwatch and forgot to use them.

I left my Blitz wide open to Teleport. Quickly giving away a detachment and the Blitz and.........my thud guns vaporized.

Kal's scouts were the MVP. They ate fire all day, broke unit after unit, sucking up activations like they were free.

Kal's luck went right on the window. The titan lost it shields and failed every save but one. The knights failed enough saves in turn 1 to stay broken all game.

I dumped my BTS onto Kal's BTS, which was sitting on the Blitz. Then I won initiative and gang banged poor Kal's BTS with termies and melt speeders. BTS & Blitz

Desert terrain is GamesCraft Minis or Battlefield Terrain Concepts.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nov WIP

WIP for the back half of the month. Some 20mm zombies and 30K Horus Heresy.
Warmaster on the blocks

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rivers

These rubber rivers will see usage across scales. Epic 6mm, Warmaster 10mm, and RF&F 15mm as rivers. FoF 20mm, and 28mm M&T as streams.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Warmaster Weekends "painting speed" Phase One


         One unit could have as many as 48 dudes (Unit = 3 stands @ 16 dudes a stand). If one had 10 units of legionaries in a 3000 point army, thats 740 dudes. The speed at which I could paint a unit becomes a big question. Even if I paint in 1000 point blocks. How fast can I get an army on the table? Get two armies on the table?

         Now some of these guys are doubled ranked or in the case of a Phalanx 4 ranks. It may be faster to paint them based. The painting of dudes based and in ranks does create a difficultly in how much of the inner dudes are painted.

         A test for best method is needed. Also which method produces a quality looking group of dudes. The test will be on heavy infantry and Skirmishers.

Phase one; painting on sticks and Phase two based in ranks.

         The procedure will be the same. I will start with dudes fresh from the bag. They will be cleaned, mounted, primed, painted, dipped, flocked, and sealed. Any attention to the shields will be not included.

Phase One;

Cartho Libyans -- Cleaning and mounting and priming, strong tone wash and spears 22 minutes.
         Then the plan totally collapsed as I chose to start doing shields. In the end I had to go back to hit the spots I skip over for shields.
reference sheet 1
         Hand painting shields at 10mm is a bit of a strain. My lighting sucks and there is no wet palette here. My examples are 110% larger than the actual 10mm shield.
Carthaginian Libyan Inf.
45 points

The Numidian skirmishers were much quicker to paint. I just can not count. A half base short.
20 points

 My device for mounting single dudes straight and balanced on the base
 The real reason I was short skirmishers. I stuck a few in support of the elephants. 3 African Forest Elephants.
450 points

 Forest Elephants are much smaller than India Elephants. The forest type is long gone. I did find some handles for these dudes. No riders with big long spears yet.
The next 3 bases to get painted. These are the Old Glory India elephants I got at Fall In.

          Me digging thru the massive mess of 10mm dudes searching for more of this one kind of dude. At least Macs, Cartho, and Roma are separated.