Sunday, 27 February 2011

Mantic.... What?! I mean Necromantic...

So with the Lonewolves Challenge Cup proper only 1 month away and the NAF Championship 2 months away, its that time of year where I build and paint a new team.
So here is a Necromantic team I've painted for Cyrus! Next up are my Rats...

2012 Already!

Soooooo, a few of us have been discussing possibly looking into other systems/games and 2012 has been loosely labelled "the year of something new".

The plan was to have a look at something different and see what else is out there beyond GW. Napoleonics and Flames of War were looking likely with Warmachine a few furlongs behind.
Obviously there was going to be no purchasing until the year actually started.

Welcome to 2012 everybody!!
I've been taking a vague interest in Flames of war and finally cracked. I now have a Soviet army on the way.
The first part has arrived - 6 Lend Lease Sherman tanks.
I'm going for a simple paint scheme.
Spray green, fat highlight, loads of Devlan mud and sponge weathering.
Here's the first, 5 more not far behind.

Better in the flesh, blah blah!

Here's looking forward to 2013 - the year of Ebaying stuff you bought for a game before reading the rules!!

3 Soviet Sherman patrolling the bathroom sink (best light source I could find!)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Warm Ups Pt2, subsection B

The second game of the second month of the pre season warm up games for the Lone Wolf Challenge Cup saw the Norse line up against the Necromantic abominations.
A wave of hysteria was following the Norse after their 4-1 win over the rats in the previous month, could they live up to the hype?

The first half saw the Norse receive and after an unforced and largely pointless "go for it" (classic 1, re roll, 1 situation!) Freykell the star thrower tripped over his ego and left the ball in the open in the Norse half. This was pounced on by the lurking Werewolves (Movement 8, really!?) who ran in an early score.
Necros, 1-0
The re set saw the Norse play a little more conservatively and got involved with a bit of bashing but not to any great damage. Suddenly a tag team of ghoul and werewolf saw the ball carrier knocked over and a ghoul racing for the Norse end zone!
It was looking like another score with only one norse player able to get anywhere near the ghoul.
Not only did he get near but he smashed the undead blighter to the ground spilling the ball into the crowd.
Luckily the Norse fans got a hold of it and threw it back up towards the Necro end zone. With a bit of dodging and help from the team the Norse Berserker, Harald Enoga, was able to grab the ball and race for the line. Several Undead threw themselves at him but with the Runners causing interference Harald made it in as the half came to close, and a riot broke out!
Halftime; Necro 1, Norse 1

Second Half
Both teams had players in the KOed box leaving 10 Undead facing 9 Norse with the Necros receiving.
An early shove saw an Ulfwerenar into the crowd leaving a massive hole on the Norse left flank. This was duly exploited by the ubiquitous ghoul and werewolf combo.
A few turns into the second half and a werewolf was standing, ball in hand 8 squares away from the end zone.
It was at this time that a shout came from the sidelines "give it to the ghoul" as the Necro coach wanted the ghoul to gain all the glory (and SPPs!).
The Werewolf looked at the coach, looked at the clear run to the endzone, then back to coach, confused.
Then the moment was gone as a Norse player barrelled into him freeing the ball.
The rest of the half consisted of a mad scramble from both teams (the Norse reduced to 5 men for most of it) to try and actually hang on to the ball, one brief moment of joy from a short lived breakaway by a Norse Runner and a lot of scattering and fumbling.

Final Score
Necro, 1, Norse 1

A draw and a valuable lesson learnt for the Necromantic coach (score when you can!)

Double Skulls

Not only does rolling double skulls mean you have to wear the wizard's hat....


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Warm Ups pt2

With the arrival of February, came the 2nd round of pre season matches for the 2011 Bloodbowl Challenge cup. Only one game took place after the postponement of the game between the Necromantics and the Norse due to some late team meetings in the crypts of the undead.

Meanwhile the Skaven and Orcs took each other on whilst the head coach of the Norse watched on, taking notes and spouting tactics from the stands.

The Orcs received the opening kick off and after a quick snap managed to batter the front line of the Rats. Being a little too far from the ball the Orcs decided to leave it on the ground and concentrate on the beatings.By turn 2 they had regretted this as the Skaven went 1-0 up.

Despite the Orcs Troll spending most of the game picking his nose the Orcs continued to pile into the Skaven, keeping most of them on their back for the majority of the game.

1-0 soon turned to 2-0 but the Orcs continued to resort to fighting rather than scoring. The Skaven managed a few crazy one dice blocks to knock over the greenskin ball carrier but eventually the Orcs managed to get a score of their own with 2 turns left in the game.

The rats weren't finished and in the final turn of the game they scored their 3rd touchdown, scored by the third different gutter runner that game. It all finished 3-1 in TDs and 3-0 to the Orcs in casualties.

4 skills were granted after the game, 2 gutter runners secured block and an Orc blitzer gained tackle with the troll learning guard.