Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

So end of this year which has been eventful. I didnt get as many games in as  I wanted but I still got a fair few. I didn't record some of them, like my Apoc and Tourney games just pick up ones and here's a rough list of what and who beat me.

40k mostly 2000 point games unless stated otherwise

Tau

vs Ginge/Guard - W
vs Dan/Dark Eldar - W
vs Ginge/Orks - L (x2 games)
vs Rich F/Tau - L

Chaos

vs Rob/Space Wolves - D
vs Tim/Eldar - W
vs Scott/Tyranids - L
vs Neil/Grey Knight - L
vs Tim/Blood Angels - W

Space Wolves

vs Ginge/Guard - W (combat patrol 500pts)
vs Dan/Dark Eldar - W (combat patrol 500pts)
vs Rich A/Chaos - W
vs Scott/Tyranids - W
vs Neil/Grey Knights - D (x2 games)
vs Rob/space Wolves - D
vs Ginge/Guard - L (1000pts)
vs Rich P/Grey Knights - W
vs Rich F/Tau - D
vs Dan/Dark Eldar - W
vs Rob/Guard - W
vs Rich A/Guard - L

Fantasy

Lizardmen

vs Ginge/Tomb Kings - W 2500pts
vs Ginge/Empire - W 2400pts
vs Neil/Ogres - W 2500pts
                       - W 2500pts
                       - D 2500pts
vs Rich P/Chaos - W 2000pts (2x games)
vs Stu/Orcs - W 2000pts
vs Gary/Beastmen - L 2250pts
vs Tim/Vampire Counts - W 1600pts
vs Dan/Wood Elves - W 3000pts
vs Scott/Dark Elves and Tim/Vampire Counts - W 4000pts (2000pts each VS me)
vs Stu/Tomb Kings - W 2500pts


Well there it is minus some random extra games. Good year for my Lizardmen against a whole host of armies, even the newer books like Ogres but that fight is getting harder since the inclusion of big god cannons and monsters that make my Stegadons look like baby dinosaurs.

Space Wolves continue to perform well with my Tau a bit of a let down and my Chaos looking forward to their new codex soon hopefully.

Happy new year gamers lets hope 2012 6th ed brings something exciting to the gaming scene.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Return of Noveltyboy

Well I have not touched my blog in a while, life got in the way and my blog layout was fustrating me and I could not stay signed in to google account meaning I would have to re-sign in every page I went to, even on my own blog.

Well I have desided that having a baby and hardly any free time is not reason enough to do some things and share my pointlessness with the world :P

I have had a bit of a re-design as the next thing I will be mostly doing is a Blood in the Badlands campaign with my Lizardmen army. So it will all be on here and as this is the first warhamme campaign I have been a part of for me at least this will be interesting.

I will be putting up pics of stuff I have painted and hopefully some of my games too along with some info about how I am doing and some fluff for my characters and Regiments of Renown.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Blog woes

I'm having some trouble logging in to my blog and with the layout, it's just become really awkward to put picture on and I have no idea why as when I started it was really easy to get the layout you wanted and everything and now its just gone to shit so I dont know how much longer I'm going to bother with this as it's just not fun anymore, swearing at my computer when picture disappear and I can't have the actual layout i want, just what I can manage to fit in.

I was going to to the next part of my TOEG saga but am not in the mood now, may do it later in the week.

Tale of 8 Gamers: Space Wolves phase 2


 Vindicator                                                                   Drop Pod and Vindicator


            Drop Pod                                                                    Logan Grimnar


            Logan Grimnar                                                             Blood Claws

        Next phase will be
        5 Wolfguard - 4 Terminators and 1 Power Armour
        Lone Wolf - Terminator Armour
        Ulrik the Slayer




            Blood Claws

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Tale of 8 Gamers: Space Wolves phase 1

Grey Hunters
Grey Hunters
Razorback
Razorback
Rune Priest
Rune Priest

Long Fangs

Long Fangs
Phase 1 500pts complete
Next phase will be
Logan Grinmar
9 Bloodclaws with Power Weapon
Drop Pod
Vindicator with seige shield and HK missile

Friday, 1 April 2011

The Saga of Njal: In the distance. . . . .

The shadows of flickering flames danced over the walls.


The spirit walk had taken a lot out of him and still Njal could not find the answers he sought. He would not let his Lord down, the answer had to be somewhere, he just could not find it yet.


My Lord Grimnar. . . .


The initial deployment of forces has gone well. Several of my packs have been sent out with fire support and guidance from either Rune of Wolf Priest and only a few had encountered anything so far.

On the second day Forseti and his band was ambushed by as yet an unknown human force. No one seemed to be able to identify their uniforms or markings using Imperial records. They suffered casualties but nothing that would keep them from planetside for more than a few days.

Brokk and his band came under fierce attack from a Xeno force, most likely Dark Eldar although little remained of the raiders ambush before reinforcements arrived to make a full identification. The damage to the packs armour and the speed of the attack then retreat with no prior warning would seem to indicate the use the advanced portal technology favoured by these evil and cowardly scum.


It seems almost like someone has been expecting us and has guided certain elements to slow our advance. Still I see shadows.


I am sending down some heavy armour and I have some Bloodclaw packs on standby to drop where the fighting becomes thickest. I regret as yet that we do not know what to look for, but seeing as there are other forces at play here I fear it would be unwise to discontinue our search.


Our chapter has a proud history and I will not sully this with failure.


Next commuication in 7 days. For Russ and the Allfather Njal out.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Saga of Forseti Bloodstalker: part 1

It is only the second day.

"There are no records of an Imperial force in the system, who are they?"

"The Rune Priest is trying to contact them from the Razorbacks comms brother Forseti".

"Set up your Long Fangs up behind those walls and do not shoot unless shot at. This could just be a bad case of mis-communication, I do not want a blood bath with friendly forces if indeed that is what they are".

"Aye brother lets hope so. For Russ and the Allfather"

The thud thud of autocannon fire is an unmistakable sound even with your helmet on. they stopped firing on the tank after the first round of fire, the smoke release must have convinced them it was no longer a threat. Freyr will see it gets some attention from the Iron Priests when we get back to base.
Hel, the Rune Priest that the Stormcaller assigned to me in case comms did not work in these rocky hills clawed his way out of the damaged side door. Although he is my elder, as is Freyr, I was placed in charge of this patrol. A test maybe for my promotion to Wolf Guard. Regardless I must find a way to deal with this new threat.

"They either did not hear my message or this is how they choose to reply. Also I could not raise the fleet young one, something is interfering with my Wyrd. We are on our own for now".

Although I thirsted for some combat to shake the feeling of darkness and dread this planet cast over me, I did not want to needlessly slaughter humans over mistaken identity. I had to make a decision.

"We have no choice we must close the gap before they can get those heavy weapons reloaded. Hopefully when they see our armour they will stand down, or we will have no choice but to show them the whites of our fangs".

As my pack moved up using some ruins as cover, Freyr set up into a firing position using the Razorback as cover to reduce incoming fire. The 'enemy' started to fire on the Long Fangs and true to his word Freyr had waited till that point before opening fire. I could see the blasts as the frag missiles tore through the infantry arrayed before us. The uniforms they wore were plain white, not any regiment I had seen before and I could see no sign of heavy vehicles, praise Russ for that. Lightning crackled overhead as Hel tried to support us with his terrible powers. He had stayed back to protect our fire support and to keep trying to contact the fleet.

As we got to within a few yards of their lines we were ambushed by a squad of what I can only assume were slaves or criminals, and a bear that walked like a man. My pack had already taken loses from the heavy weapons fire and some plasma blasts but we still had enough bite to deal with this new threat. Taryl and Grufn turned their flamers on the scum leaving barely enough for the rest of us to rend with our chainswords. Barely 20 seconds since they broke cover the ambush was dead or dying and we made our move for the bulk of the 'enemy' force.

Freyrs unit has taken casualties but I could still see missile flying overhead so at least some of them were still alive. We closed the gap with the rebels that were firing on us. Even up close I could not see any marking I recognised on their uniforms. Not that it mattered anymore, the beast within me hungered for more blood. The beast lends us its strength as it constantly fights for release, war within and war without!

My pack became a blur around me as combat was joined. Bolt pistol shells exploded bodies even as chain and power sword strokes cut of their heads and limbs. The battle lust set my senses on fire and I could smell every drop of blood, hear every heartbeat as it faded. Only three of us now remained fighting fit. Some lay dead, some had slipped in to the red dream, others were tending their wounds and would live to fight another day.

"Forseti you are nearing the commander of this band of rebel scum. We pinned them behind the rubble 20 yards bearing 112 from your current position. Hel is down. I do not think he is dead but he did not move much when I kicked him"

"Thank you Freyr. We will finish this, tend to the fallen and try to wake up the Priest, many of my pack has need of his services".

Only me, Jaryk, my standard bearer and Taryl made combat in the ruins. The commander and his squad were crouched in the dark, it appears that they too were having trouble with the comms pack on the ground. 8 seconds later they all lay dead. Blood decorated the walls and ground a healthy shade of crimson. I still do not understand where they have come from but I do not think they expected a fight with Astartes and especially not the people of Fenris.

With the light of this world fading as the sun set on the horizon I led my pack of three on one final charge. Eighteen infantry stood at the crest of the hill, lasguns blazing as we charged, howling to Russ and the Allfather. Blood dripped from our armour and weapons but I think the sight of the blood dripping from our fangs broke the courage of these mortals. As my blade sliced through the nearest man his fellows turned tale and fled. We chased them with bolter fire instead of footfall, I did not want to lead what was left of my pack into another ambush. The day was won and now we must contact the fleet and inform them we have company.

There will be many more battles to come before this campaign is over. I do not know how but I can see shadows in the darkness. Evil stalks these worlds and soon the oldest of all battle will be met again.

I Pray to Russ we have the numbers for victory.

Forseti Bloodstalker

Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Saga of Njal: Vlka Fenryka hunt again

Is his dream Stormcaller could see the outline, dark, round and distant. There was something about this planet that caught his eye. No wait! It was not a planet at all but a shadow where a planet should be. This shadow was a glimpse of the future, what could be or what will be he could not tell, only that he must go there. As the fleet dropped out of warp close the the edge of the system Njal felt uneasy. It was like something pressing on his mind adding weight to his already troubled thoughts. Dark things were approaching and he felt like the fate of this system was in the balance. Although on the fringes of Imperial space and in the path of a Tyranid splinter fleet this system held a huge deposit of raw materials that could greatly aid the Imperial warmachine in this sector. War does not come cheap and no one make war like the Imperium. Soon they would make planetfall on the 4th planet in the system, there was something there, something Njal could not see directly but it flitted in and of the corner of his vision. He must know what it is and if it can help the Wolves keep this part of Space in Imperial hands. He would send out a scouting party to locate whatever it was calling to him before committing a larger force to secure the planet. There were a few settlements on the hololith display, pre Dark Age settlements judging by the size and the level of technology. While not a military threat sometimes Chaos would use these colonies that still clung to the old ways as a gateway, they would have to be dealt with either by Priest or by Bolter. The Skalds will sing of this of that he is sure. Now the only thing he can do is make sure they sing of victory and honour, not defeat and failure. The Saga begins. . . . . .

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Tale of 8 Gamers: Space Wolves

For this TOEG I shall mostly be doin my Space Wolves army. As there are so many different armies involed its going to be harder to make a consistant story line for why each army is fighting so instead I am going to do Sagas for squads and characters.

This might not be for every unit in my army and some sagas may contain more than 1 unit, so I might be doing a story about my Rune Priest but include my Vindicator in it and a Grey Hunter pack he is running with at the time.

You may have already noticed the painted Grey Hunter pack on my Blog, these are my test unit and so the rest of the army will be based on these (and in their place I am going to paint Grimnar to represent Bjorn Stormwolf) with some slight variations. Mainly this will be weapons, so my Long Fangs weapons will be black, my Blood Claws (and in future Sky and Swift Claws) will be red and my Wolf Guard will be yellow (ochre) and the characters will be variations of these depending on who they will mostly be assigned to in game.

First period (2 months) I am painting up

5 Long Fangs - 4x Missile Launcher
Razorback - Twin Linked Lascannon
10 grey Hunters - Power Weapon, Wolf Standard, 2x Flamer
Rune Priest - Runic Armour, Melta Bombs, Wolf Tooth Necklace

More to come soon

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Lizard Swarms

Finished these a while ago just didnt get round to photographing them. Put plenty of greenery on the bases as A. the models arent molded very well and B. makes them look like the small lizards and snakes that they are. Dont use them in game very often normally as a points filler or if I am taking Lore of Life I might add them as toughness 6 and 5 attacks each with stubborn can be quite hard to shift.

Salamders second unit

Have not been posting much as have been building and painting (playing xbox) but heres a few more Lozardmen units I have finished recently.

Went for a darker look with these Salamanders to make them stand out a little from the army, they tend to draw a lot of attention in the game anyways due to being one of the best unit killers in Warhammer.