16 May 2021

Big Battle Black Powder

Last weekend club mate Gav hosted six of us to his house for a spectacular Napoleonic game that saw over one thousand figures deployed on his 14 x 5 table.

Using Black Powder 2 rules (my first outing with them), 3 pairs of players fought a French Corps advance on two reinforced Divisions of British and Spanish Allies. Great fun and we played the whole thing to a conclusion in under 4 hours. We had a great time as these pictures show.  

What a privilege to play with such an amazing collection with great mates     

03 May 2021

April Hobby Roundup

Well its been a month since AHPC 11 completed, and I thought I would try and get back into my monthly blog update routine.

First up we had a great Warhammer Fantasy Battle pitting Beastmen against Dark Elves at 6k points -  very satisfying to get all the Beastmen toys onto the table and you can see more of that in my last post here. We followed that up with Reilly getting his new dual Araknarok Goblin army onto the field, also against Dark Elves.

Cinematic end to the battle: The Araknarok envenoms and kills the War Hydra!

I also have started some mid week gaming again with Comrade James- Blood Red Skies with a MiG Alley theme was fun, as was my introduction to Fallout Wasteland Warfare which was wonderfully thematic to that game franchise.

Then we did a little bit of terrain to progress our new 8 x 4 urban city ruin table project.

I also painted up a Mantis Warrior as a renegade, to join my World Eaters.  The Mantis Warriors were part of the original Rogue Trader release lore and were part of the "accidental rebels" in the Badab War. I wanted to paint one up that wasn't in fact sorry at all, and was delighted to have him featured in the Warhammer TV Hobby Round up program recently.

I went to town with the paint chipping effects

and am pretty happy with how the freehand Chapter symbol came out

And last but certainly not least, our family sat down to play pandemic recently and got rare win! Guess that means we are ready for our COVID Vaccinations :-)

Hope you are all well out there!