I just realized I didn't post anything since the January entry for The Old World Army Challenge. If you haven't checked it out lately, lots of great old lead painted on the OWAC site here.
So lets get caught up.
An Assassin, Crossbowmen and a Bolt Thrower.
I took a Mulligan. We are allowed one "miss". I was too busy with fixing up Rivoli and my Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago for Cold Wars.
Cauldron of Blood
The Black Guard of Naggaroth and a Sorcerer.
And here's a group shot of everything done so far.
I have May and Junes entry to do. Corsairs and Cold One Knights and a General.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
We continue our journey thru the Old World. Another game of 6th Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battle. With square bases and proper formations, as it was meant to be.
Once again I face my friend Lou across the table. He has brought his lovely old old Dark Elves, circa
3rd to 4th edition. I take my "still has a new car smell"Vampire Counts army. Only painted in the last year and only on the table one time, last week. I recently picked up some Spirit Swarms from ebay for a good price, so I quickly got them repaired and painted for the game. I also took a loose Spirit and mounted it as a single for a Banshee stand in.
I also spent a lot of time pouring over the rules. I made a lot of mistakes last week and unfortunately a lot of them went against my opponent, Lou. My bad. After spending a week brushing up on the rules we were ready to take another crack at it.
Here are the forces involved. The Dark Elves with with full Commands and lots of unit upgrades. I went with minimal to no command and very few upgrades.
Wrap up. Again fun was had and we got to GAME! Something that happens way too seldom. I didn't get a single spell off for 2 games now. No free skeletons for me! On the plus side, only having 1 Wizard but 2 Vampires, really really helps in Combat. The amount of Psychology tests that a VC army generates is staggering. Even really elite units are gonna break sometimes. For most of my Warhammer life I played Empire. And I did everything I could to limit the incoming damage. But with VC, you have to grit your teeth, take the hits and push on in.
The game really came down too 2 moments. The shots on my General, would have ended the gae for me, and the DE General whiffing against my Crypt Guard. Luck is a great ally.
I will expand the army some more. I have a Black Coach too paint, and Knights. The fine folks on eBay will be sending me a Banshee and another Skellie unit. I love those plastic skeletons.
That's all for now, Cheers, Xin