Sunday, 30 November 2014

Hobby Updates

Still eerily quiet in the world of Lone Wolf painting, probably a hang over from the £5 challenge, which incidentally ends tonight.

First up, we have some scatter terrain pieces for Skirmish Sangin that have been started by Frazer. He's doing these along side some British, who will no doubt be happy to take cover behind these next time they hit the table.

I have continued to slowly work on my Dark Eldar Voidraven Bomber, with the crew getting some paint before  attack the main part of the model.

I have also added to my previously small pile of unpainted models by purchasing some bits and bobs off eBay, namely Nagash, 80 Night Goblins and The Fellowship of the Ring; not a bad haul for just under £90.00.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The £5 Challenge - The Auctions

After a few weeks of frenzied painting, our auctions are on eBay and we're all waiting in anticipation to see if our profits will buy us a slap up meal, or a child's portion of chips from the takeaway.

So here are the auctions, click the links to bid....

So that's the six auctions up and ready and waiting for your bid, sadly Matt's Chaplain didn't make it as it was smashed into many pieces just after this photo was taken.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hobby Updates

A bit later on a Sunday than usual, its hobby update time.

As this was the last week of the £5 challenge, see Tuesdays post, its another quiet week, but hopefully there will be more to report on next week.

First up some modern British from Frazer, who is painting these for Matt. After making their table debut a few weeks ago, its time for them to get their camo on so they don't attract more Taliban bullets too soon.

As I finished my £5 challenge figure last week, I have had time to crack on with something new.

Firstly, I've built the Flying Saucer, Giant Stompy Robot and Flat Bed Truck for Mantic's Mars Attacks game. I doubt these will get any paint on them any time soon, but at least they can now be used.

And finally, I've made a start on my Dark Eldar Voidraven Bomber, with my Razorwing Jetfighter nearby for reference.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wednesday War - Battlegroup Overlord & Dead Man's Hand

Battlegroup Overlord (BGO)

This week’s game saw Si and Frazer return to Battlegroup Overlord.  We decided to drop the points from 600 to 400 in an effort to complete a game in an evening.  We also used a single D6 for orders.  This produced some tactical challenges and produced a quick turn for each player most of the time.  We haven’t played with a single D6 for orders since the first 3-4 games and having played a lot more games it is now far less of an obstacle than it first appeared to be.
Frazer’s list
Fallschirmjäger Battlegroup
Forward HQ
Infantry Platoon + Pak38 + 2 Panzerfausts
Infantry Platoon + Pak38 + 2 Panzerfausts
2 x 80mm Mortars – off table
Simon’s list
British Armoured Division
Forward HQ
Infantry Platoon inc light mortar + 6 Pounder + Vickers HMG + 3” mortar + PIAT
Tank Troop 2 x Sherman, 1 x Firefly
Off table artillery request (2+)
We used the Carentan layout from the BGO book but had the Germans holding the three buildings in the centre and the road junction with a platoon and the British started with a platoon on the Western table edge; all other units in reserve.  Snipers were deployed

 First and Second squads hold the village
 Third squad hold the road

The British advanced through the wood line and wait for their armour to arrive before attempting an assault on the village

 Holding both the village and the main road, the Fallschirmjäger bring up an AT gun (used as a Pak38)

As the Germans pull their other AT gun forward 25 Pounder barrage lands pinning the platoon HQ and the sniper.  The MG team at the corner of the wall were targeted by the British 6 pounder, the Vickers HMG and mortar fire.  The never lost a man and the two occasions they failed their save they passed their morale check with a successful beyond the call of duty test and brassed up the advancing infantry

 The Platoon HQ and Sniper are pinned down

 When your number is up it’s up.  The Pak38 may lack some punch at this point in the war but double 6 is double 6 and the lead Sherman brews up.  Moments later the Sherman on the road meets the same fate.  The tankers had pushed their luck as the firefly had been pinned twice as

The chit pulled for the loss of the armour and the attempt to call in the aircraft.  The British had two attempts for aircraft and were unlucky to miss both chances. 

It wasn’t to be a day of days for the British as a wildly deviating ranging shot lands in the British forming up point pinning a section, the Forward HQ and the light mortar team.

As the evening drew to a close the British still had a lot of open ground to cover and the BR was 18 from 29 whilst the Germans were 10 from 34.

Dead Man's Hand

Chris and NDM are heading in to Scout Hut and for Wild West entertainment of Dead Man's Hand

 The gangs are heading into town

Scene One

Chase “Quick Draw” Mcgraw, ducked back down under the window frame, wary he may be see.

A few minutes earlier he’d been rumbled, sneaking marked cards into the poker deck was always going to be risky, but being the chance of being caught is what made it exciting…. Until he actually was caught.

hase left the comfort of the Inn, intent on making a run for it, but no sooner had the saloon doors stopped swinging, did the bullets start flying.

From the cover of the outdoor latrine Wyat unleashed a hail of shots at Chase, who successfully ducked out of the way. Taking this opportunity, Chase rushed across the dusty street, burst through the latrine door and fired at point blank range…

Click, click, click…


With one swift move, Wyat turned and bang Chase was down in the dirt.

Scene Two

Hearing about Chase’s demise, his former gang mates marched into to town to get revenge.
Finding the Wyat brothers held up in the boozer, the surrounded the hut ready to unleash pain.

Little did they know that the Wyat family knew they were coming, and as Chase’s crew got ready for the attack, Dirk and Clarence made the presence know and appeared out of the shadows, a hail of repeater shots pinging off the buildings, narrowly missing the strangers in town.

With the signal given, the Wyat’s burst out of the tavern, guns blazing, straight into the teeth of the shotgun of Curt, Chase’s brother!
Click, click!

Another empty weapon, another piece of bad luck!

Cursing at the inferior equipment is sibling had provided the gang, Curt ordered his gang to close up and dispatch the Wyat family as fast as possible.

Click, Click…

It wasn’t just Curt and Chase who had rubbish kit, the whole gang did, and as the realisation hit, so did the shots from the Wyat’s.

One by one Curts gang hit the dirt, blood seeping into the drainage as the Wyat’s shots found their mark. It was all over in minutes, and then the small town of Scout Hut went quiet, only broken by the clicking of glasses as the victors toasted their victory.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The £5 Challenge Part 3

With under a week to go before our figures return to eBay, lets see how everyone is getting on...

First up, Elliot who has almost finished his Ork Warboss, with just the gun and base to do.

Frazer is making steady progress with his Long Fang sergeant, with the face and beard now completed.

Simon has done most of the work on his Chaos champion, with the weapon, bone and base to be done.
Neil's Librarian is coming along well, and even has a unique stone clad base ready for it to stand on
Chris is the first person to finish his figure, although the picture isn't doing the paint job justice, hopefully he'll be able to get a better one done at games night this week before listing on Sunday

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hobby Updates

Another week, some more hobby progress from the Lone Wolves. With all of us working on our £5 challenge models, its another quiet week but lets see what's been going on...

First up is Frazer, who has continued his work on Dave's In Her Majesties Name figures. If you look closely you can see his £5 challenge model in the background.

Simon has been busy on his Space Wolf Long Fangs, whilst building some WW2 British for Frazer, and some carts to use in our Dead Mans Hand campaign.

Chris has been busy finishing his £5 challenge model, to be revealed on Tuesday, but with a large package turning up in the post on Friday he now has a few more models to play with.
Most of the club have invested in various Kickstarter projects, the Mars Attacks project will keep Chris busy for a while. Pictured are all the models received; the giant robot isn't built yet, but you can get an idea of the size, and what you cant see is the flat bed truck and the mountain of ruined city scenery.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Wednesday War - Dead Man's Hand - 40K

This week games played were Warhammer 40K, two pick up games, and the final game for the first round of the Dead Man's Hand Legend campaign.
Fill your hand you son of a bitch!
Matt and Frazer played 'There will be blood' in scene one the two protagonists resolve their disagreement by using the player cards as in blackjack.  Scenes two and three include all the gang members and the end of each scene resolves injuries and replacement gang members. 
The town is quiet, too quiet.

The crooked Sheriff John Stockburn and his two equally crooked deputies head into the saloon

Deputy Granger and Stockman Nathanial Reed disagree over a game of poker and take it to the street.

The gangs assemble and as on of the Deputies lines up a shot on Big Mac and his regulators Trixie steps from the shadows and fires her derringer at close range.  Always pay the whores what they are owed...!

Trixie's unmodified role - The upstanding (?) citizen card

It's scene three and Big Mac and his regulators have increased their gang by one and quickly gain the upper hand over Sheriff Stockburn and his men

Rufus Buck ends the final scene with both barrels of his shot gun and justice has been served.

A very one sided game where Frazer could do no wrong when it came to dice rolling.  The cards never really helped Matt and at the end of the first campaign turn the Lawmen were burying one man and had a few injuries to show for their trouble.  Frazer's cowboys didn't even get shot at in the final scene and their rep soared to 19 as the gang recruited and purchased guns and horses.

Sector 9 Raiders inbound

This week saw the return of the Dark Eldar as they continue their raiding along the fringe of the Ultima Segmentum.

 Six objectives were scattered around the debris, with some being worth more than others.

All quiet in sector 9

Under direction of the Librarian Maxim

Both sides tentatively used their respective flanks to scout the field of battle, both wary of committing to the biggest scoring objective in the centre of a patch of open ground.

The two squads of Venom mounted incubi were interrupted by a drop pod  full of death company, but their fears were unfounded as after two rounds of combat, all the death company were dead, for the loss of one dark Eldar..

Sitting pretty, they were soon in trouble as a pincer attack from the incubi and Wracks wiped them out.

Naked weirdo's waiting for the next hover bus.  All the red men have left

The dark Eldar jet bikes went for the right flank but were met in force by the librarian and assault marines that had previously been taking shelter in the sand bagged region, and were wiped out.

With time running out (turn 5) the blood angels went for the major objective, taking out the Ravager as they went.

The final jet bike is crushed.

Too little too late the Blood Angels head of to find close combat.
With only the terminators left to grab any objectives, it was all over, as the dark Eldar swarmed all around mopping up their enemies.

Ere we go, Ere we go, Ere we go!

This week Neil and Si smashed heads as Orks and Space Wolves met head on in the inevitable short edge game.

Battlefield ready

Si check his adding up.  Always prepared!! 

The Orks spill forth shoulder to shoulder.

Lone Wolf Si shows the greenskins a clean pair of boots before he and his retinue are overwhelmed by numbers
More boyz on the way

The terminators get stuck in and do well in the first round of combat but the second round sees 56 dice for the orks v 9 for the wolves.  Everyone knows how this will end and it does

Everything is piled forward on both sides

Despite some significant losses and a good number of objectives held the Space Wolves casualties mount and the ork objective total creeps up

Whilst the battle still has some legs it's clear that the Orks have won.  The VP's are in their favour and so is the number of units still in action

Back to the drawing board for the Space Wolves.  40K - It's your own fault...