Thursday 28 February 2019

D&D: Challenge Update 4

Here we are with another group of models I painted for my son, so he can wow his group when they play D&D next. Although I doubt very much if they will really be wowed. The Orcs are very old from the 80's yet again and the larger monster is a Heroclix model I got dirt cheap in a box from Ebay.

The ogre type model on its own, all I really did was give the model a wash of black to bring out the details.

All slightly different again either by colour or equipment so Tom can use them and tell the difference.
I like these old models, just as well I have another 20 at least!

Finally in this group some more very old greenskins. GW 1980's Goblins. Some of the shields are a bit more modern but they go together OK.

That is the end of the monster section of the challenge. Next we will be looking at the character models.

Monday 25 February 2019

Saga: Irish V Normans

Got to play a 6 point Saga game with Mick the other day.

This was a first time clash between my Irish and Mick's Normans.

Here are a few shots of Mick's Normans.

After the first turn this is how the Irish were positioned, heading for the large wood in the centre of the field. Picking up some fatigue on the way.

In the picture below you may have seen a unit of Knights seems to be missing, well one's left. The Irish used Sons of Dana to remove 5 of the 6 that were there. I was very lucky.

Mick checked to see if the Irish on horse could charge the last one, it was very close. 

I was hoping to bait the other unit of knights using my mounted Fianna and the dogs.

The Irish warriors from the front in the woods.

The dogs being wrongly used against Norman Knights, there were plenty of archers to have a go at but no cover to use.

The second Norman Knight unit shimmied about the wood after what had happened to the last Knights who loitered there.

The Irish held the line and rested.

Mick's Knights charged the Dogs between these two pictures and killed half of them for 1 loss.  

Thought I was in a promising position at this point and that I had a chance with the Knights.

The rest of the army hunkered down round the wood.

This is where I got to understand just how nasty Norman Knights were. First the dogs were defeated then 3 of the 4 Irish Fianna were slaughtered. 

That was my left flank wide open.

In the centre though my warriors with Javelins took the opportunity to attach the Norman foot Knights who had ventured too far forward.

Four were skewered the first turn and then another four in the next combat, again I was very lucky to only lose 5 models.

At this point my Irish huddled together in the woods and waited to see what Mick's Normans would do.

They decided it was late in the day and that they didn't want to take any more losses so the game was called a draw. 

I was more than happy with that, being the first time I had played with the Irish, hopefully we will get another game in soon.
It was a fun game and completely different for both of us getting to grips with new boards and tactics. Not like the Vikings at all.

Cheers Mick :-)

Wednesday 20 February 2019

D&D: Challenge Update 3

Another set of figures for my son to play D&D with. The Dark Elves are from GW and are 80's miniatures, probably collectors pieces now, LOL.

The young dragon is from Reaper.

All great fun to paint and he has seen them now and is happy with them.

Will be posting more soon.

Friday 15 February 2019

D&D: Targos Village scene

Last week during our game of D&D there was a scene set on the edge of Targos a town in the Icewind Dale area, North of Luskan. At the time I was very busy organising the PC's, where they came onto the board, what they could and could not see, weather the Goblins were surprised, all manner of stuff. I was pleased with how the encounter went off but forgot to take any pictures so here a few without any of the players unfortunately, but everything else.

Yes, I used tissue paper to suggest the burning flames, I yes I do apologise.

 The players came to the town and entered the board from close to the barrels in the bottom corner.

The goblins had already looted the buildings on the villages edge and were close to leaving when the PC's arrived.

Screaming from a second floor building alerted Thorn the druid to the where about's of a citizen of Targos, Don't worry despite having a whole convoluted method of testing the PC's if they decided to climb up, Thorn circumvented all that by turning into a giant spider.

However he hadn't thought how she might react... which was to scream even more and faint.

Unperturbed he silked her up and lowered her down to Treebore the wood elf ranger.

The goblins take up defensive positions.

The locals flee.

One or two locals were shot by the goblins as they fled.

Realising the players were carving through his men the goblin boss took to his heals and ran off.

The players followed and are currently deep beneath the ground searching a series of tunnels that appear to be a goblin stronghold.