Saturday, 18 February 2012

More Lizardmen painted

Scar-Veteran battle standard bearer

Saurus Old-Blood

Skink Chief on Ancient Stegadon and on foot

Blood in the Badlands season 1 cont...

Well have had my first 2 games and had 2 wins.

First game was against my nemesis Ginge and was a hard fought victory. It basically came down to trying to kill each others heroes of legend, his Templar Grand Master and my Slaan. So it went down like this, I cast dwellers below with irrisistable force on his unit of Knights, killed 5 PLUS the Grand Master, before he even got to swing his weapon lol. Unfortunatly this then spurred to Ginge to increase his attacks on my Slaan and Temple Guard, 2 cannons and 2 mortars clearly not enough he then cast dwellers below on my Slaan and his unit. I lost a few Temple Guard then my Slaan went to say HI to his mortal enemy in the depths. Unfortunatly for Ginge most of the rest of my army was largely untouched and after his remaining Knights dished out some damage with their great weapons and 2+ saves they eventually were brought down. My comet of cassandora finished off the guns and warmachines leaving me the victor.

Second game was against the Dark Elves of Jason. This was a Storm of Magic game on a tile with a wizards tower so all magic users had Loremaster. This game went horrible at the start, a unit of 12 Skink Skirmishers paniced and took my Chimera with them, he ran/flew off the board and they rallied next turn, stupid Skinks. My magic phases were awful, my first miscast turned all mages into frog and ended my magic phase and it took my Slaan 2 turns to return to normal. Luckily Jasons magic hadn't been too effective and being a newish player his lack of experience went in my favour. By about turn 3 I was ready to throw the towel in but my Slaan decided being a toad was better than being a frog and after a few Lore of Life spells made his unit of Temple Guard so hard to kill a Dragon with 6 attacks and a breath weapon attack managed to do 0 wounds and take 2 back, losing the combat and fleeing only to get run down a turn later as they over ran from the spearmen they over ran into last turn :P
This saw the battle turn around for me as Jasons level 4 died to my Salamanders after being burnt to death on a Fulcrum and his level 2 mage lost her wizard levels, turned into a beast, jumped off a Fulcrum only to get slapped about by my Temple Guard. A win for me but only just.

Next game is against Ginge again, defending my Capital in a Seige/Storm of Magic game. It's going to be hard, he has to shift me from a castle but he does start with 3 Fulcrums to my 1.

Game on

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Blood in the Badlands season 1

So the campaign has started (amidst some confusion as there are some grey areas in the campaign book).

The armies and players are

Me - Lizardmen
Ginge - Empire
Neil - Ogre Kingdoms
Rob - High Elves
Rich F - High Elves
Scott - Dark Elves
Jason - Dark Elves

Bit of a pain having an odd number but we will work around that and modify what we need to. Shame we didnt have more of a mix of armies too, 4 Elf players is pain but they all play very different lists so should be ok in the long run.
My first game is against my enemy Ginge and his not so mighty Empire (haha). For my random event roll I got a naff result so used my wizard tower ability (which all my cities have) to reverse the numbers letting me move one of his armies right next to my capital for my Slaans army to hopefully crush and route early on taking them out of this seasons fighting. It may have seemed silly me picking a very experienced player to be my enemy and going for his throat right away but looking at the other players we have I thought it only fair we duke it out to allow some of the less experienced guys to expand their borders a bit.

Weirdly we both have the same ally, Neils Ogres and they are staying well out of this one, which is good for as since the new army book for Ogres Neils been doing much better than in the past and until I can add a few units to my army I may struggle against his Mournfang and bastard Ironblasters (thats another army that can instant kill my Stegadons).

Have just finished my first unit of Saurus and will post pics when I have finished their bases and movement tray.