17 March 2018

St. Patrick's Day KoW

Played in a three round Kings of War tournament at Recess Games. 2500 points this afternoon.

In keeping with the holiday, I fielded my (Irish myth inspired) Fomorians using the ogre army rules. I had to field 2 giants, the bog demon (as a mammoth), and a unit of allied half-orcs (as humans.) I used the recently painted bog trolls as hunters. So still all themed with the army, just not exactly what I would have liked to field.

Lost all three games & came in dead last. (Further thoughts on my consistent crap performance in KoW in a future update...) But I had a good time & got best painted award. A few pics of my games...

Game 1 vs. Abyssals

Game 2 vs. Undead

Game 3 vs. Abyssal Dwarfs


12 March 2018

Marshing On...

I didn't expect to paint the trolls so quickly, so I didn't really have any further plans for the Month of Marsh. So I'm going to jump ahead to something that has been way down low on my list of priorities but came to mind for several reasons...

Animated bog corpses. I've quickly assembled ten for a quick test paint.

I've seen something similar done before (see Mr. Saturday...) Mine will be a bit different in appearance and background.

They should be quick to paint. They can fit with my Fomorians and (possibly) with my undead. I've also realized that I could use more lightweight rank & file for the Fomorians, without resorting to the Shearl idea from the WFB Fimir. As much as I am looking forward to seeing my half-orcs on the gaming table (I've become fond of those minis!) I would have preferred a couple of small units of bog corpses for KoW this weekend.

So I think it will be bog corpses for the remainder of Marsh. Unless I decide to unleash the paint on... Goremaw!

11 March 2018

KoW in a Week

Photo of most of what I plan on fielding for KoW next weekend. Not quite enough Fomorians/Fimir, so I'm using the trolls I just painted, going heavy on the big guys, and (not pictured) a regiment of half orc allies. (Using the KoW ogre list, with human allies for the half-orcs.)

Click photo to enlarge, as usual.

10 March 2018

Six Trolls and Some Bird Boats

Finished the sixth troll. These were so much fun to paint.

Now that I've got these done, I can use them next week in some 2500 pt. Kings of War games. I'm going to (prematurely) field my Fimir Fomorians One-Eyed Swamp Ogres. Using the ogre list, these will act as ogre hunters. I think it works... All my Fimm & Fianna ogres will be straight up ogre Warriors. These bog trolls Hunters will be more lightly armored, and will have the pathfinder and ensnare rules. So they're not "equivalents" to the actual ogre fluff, but the rules sort of make sense. To me, at least.

In addition to the warriors & hunters, I will field some Moor Hounds as red goblin scouts (basic light, fast cavalry), the Bog Demon as a mammoth, and a couple of giants as.... giants! I'll have a couple of characters, and to make up the last bit of points, I will field a regiment of half-orcs using them as humans from the Kingdoms of Men list.

Not an ideal list, but it's what I can field of an army vaguely inspired, once removed, by Irish myth on St. Patrick's Day.

Also wrapped up some high elves for a friend (other than needing to add some snow to the bases)...

05 March 2018

Marsh 2018

Working on bog trolls instead of Fomorians/Fimir for the Month of Marsh 2018. Progress so far...

There is a KoW tournament on St. Patrick's Day. Although it's premature, I am tempted to scrape together a force of everyone's favorite one eyed swamp bastards (plus guests) as a sort of themed army.

25 February 2018

Return of Map-O-Tron?

When I made some of the maps for the Warhammer-Empire.com campaigns, I joked around calling myself Map-O-Tron. I enjoy making maps, and have missed doing watercolors in general. I'm feeling the itch again. Not sure that time will cooperate with me, but we'll see. Plus my mind has been wandering with the idea of fleshing a campaign setting further. (Related to the OMFG site I started putting together.)

I'm waffling again. I started with the idea of an alternate Warhammer setting. (Hence 1/2 the reason for using the term "Althammer.") At one point, I was on board to completely toss the Warhammer setting entirely, since I want to do away with a lot of the baggage that comes with it. But then I went back, and now... well... still not sure. Maybe I will do an AltMapHammer. Below is the Warhammer area I'm working with, along with the alternate map I toyed with previously. The big question is which way to go...

The thing about the "Alt" is that my ideas really feel stuck dead center between the actual Warhammer setting, and my own ideas. I think part of the reason I retreated to the Old World rather than a unique setting is that I was trying to build the entire world at once. Still, I'd probably recycle a lot of the 'hammer stuff. Maybe I just need to let go of that and focus on the local region, and keep the remainder pretty vague.

In either case, I want to start putting things down on a map. At least in rough form. Maybe more...

The Goods

The Goods. (Well, more of The Goods.)

From WizKids. Turned out better than I expected! Definitely going for that camp, and it looks like they have more crates, wagons, and other useful stuff for the Jackrabbit Trading Company's caravan.