A journey of a wargamer part 8

Hi all, I’ve not posted much up at all basically I burnt myself out with lots of painting. Now I’ve had my brake I’ll start back up again continue with what I’ve started. I almost finished painting the starter box of gates of Antares, hopefully will finish this soon just to get them out the way I find them boring to paint.

Also been doing some work on some Batman miniatures gcpd plus swat and chief Gordon. These guys are also almost done just don’t know what to do with their bases I don’t like the standard ones they come with.

This weekend just gone I had a nice surprise the new WarMachine Rulebook turn up with a retribution of scyrah starter box set which is amazing well worth the money and a new pack of cards for my cryx.

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Hobbit/LOTR SBG

Hi all,so last Sunday me and my friend Ian went to are local gaming club Bristol big’ums to introduced a club member to SBG. First we showed Ken a game just to try and get the basics down using 500 points each me with my Gondor force and Ian with his uruk-hai. After Ian won the game I let Ken take the reins of my Gondor force. Doing to the death scenario a nice simple one just kill each other. Ken was having good fun with Boromir going around heroic combat everybody. When the game was finished Ken won on points. If anyone lives in the Bristol area  (UK) and fancies having a game visit http://www.biguns.co.uk

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Also been trying out some different colour schemes for my haradrim. I quite like the blue and white myself but I think I have to paint the sash a different colour.

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Sunday Desolation of Stockport part 3

Hi all, so this was the last day of the tournament just 3 games left to play.
5) Seize the prize
First opponent for the day was Ben sorry can’t remember his last name, he was using Mordor force led by Dark Marshal I think. The scenario involves picking up an objective in the centre of the board taking off your opponent board edge. As most of the time in the games we meet in the centre a fight it out collect the objective. Ben got the objective first but I managed to get Dwalin to kill the orc that had it. The Dark Marshal with his warband was fighting it out with Cirion warband. Cirion warband killed off the Dark Marshal warband sadly not the wraith, Ben pulled him back up towards his troll where he cast a spell that made Dwalin dumb. Dwalin ended up losing the fight against the troll and was killed, now the troll had the objective marker. The trolls pushing the dwarves out of the way making his way to my table edge. I was trying to use my Rangers to put the troll down but had no luck what so ever. Ben got the objective to my edge but not off the board and time was called Ben won game.

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6) To Kill a King
Play against lad called Tom sorry yet again forgot the last name, his force Arnor grey company was very shooting. The scenario for this game was to kill army general, but if you were to use might points you would be penalised by giving your opponent a victory point. Tom deploy his force at distance so I’d have to travel to him will he just shot away at me. I put Cirion warband more to the centre and Dwalin warband as far away as possible using the terrain to cover him plus using his own men for in the way tests. Cirion Rangers were exchanging fire with Halbarad warband with not much happening there. Arathorn warband was trying to snipe out Dwalin but never happened. Dwalin warband was chasing Halbarad warband around board picking off the odd character. Cirion was eventually shot to death by Arathorn warband. What was left of Cirion warband started to jump over the river to get into close combat. As game was coming to a close my force was broken but I was passing my stand fast tests. I won by victory points.

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7) Domination
The last game of the tournament was against David Cooper, his force was a Minas Tirith. In this scenario you have a multiple objective markers to hold. My deployment was a bad plan I ended up with my warbands to far apart I should have kept them together. David was putting his cavalry to good use causing me more problems. My warbands just got overwhelmed by his bigger force. The game went to David.

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So that was all my games I had at Desolation of Stockport 2016. I would like to say a big thanks to all my opponent I played a thoroughly enjoyed all my games I had with you all. Out of 50 wargamers that attended the tournament I came out 40th, I’m happy with that as this is the only second tournament I’ve done this year. Also a big thanks to the tournament organiser Jamie Giblin and his MC James Clark part of the gbhl YouTube team.

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On the Friday night there was a special release of sbg magazine 3# done by the two more members of the gbhl team Damian O’Byrne & Tom Harrison. This magazine is a very special edition with many other members of the community involved to make terrain and also create many of the miniatures. A scene from The Hobbit film involving white Council battling the necromancer to save Gandalf. They brought all the terrain and the miniatures to the tournament giving all the players a chance to play the scenario it was great fun and I glad they did it.

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Other person’s that need to be mentioned due to helping in the community with their videos on YouTube.
Stephen Crowe  ( Top Table Wargaming  )
Dave Fredericks ( Shadow & Flame )
Matt Davies  ( GenerationShift92 )
Andreas “The Norwegian Viking” ( Spillforeningen the Fellowship )

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Saturday Desolation of Stockport part 2

Hi all, made it up to Stockport on Friday. But just before we left I posted my blog on facebook obviously people read it and put their thoughts forward, and said my force wasn’t tournament legal. Oh dear so I had to redo my army list I had the dwarves team up with a Gondor force. Here is the redone army list WB 1 Dwalin ( AG ) with 6 Warriors of Erebor with shields and 2 spears plus  6 grim hammers, WB 2 Cirion with 7 Warriors of Minas Tirith with shields and 3 spears put 1 banner plus 5 Rangers of Gondor with spears. On the beginning of the  day we had the tournament talk as you do and we began our 4 games.
1) Lords of battle
Playing against Ian Spiller and his force was mix of Arnor with Woses warriors. The game is basically meet in the middle and beat the snot out one another till you break your opponents army. Ian try to use his missile weapons to lower my numbers but didn’t have any luck with that. When we met in the middle was a lot too and fro Dwalin did very well for me with quite a lot of kills also for Ian his mounted hero (Arvedui) did a lot of damage. It was a very close game between me and Ian he only just won by a couple of points.

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2) Hold ground
Next I played against Barry O’Neill his force was Fiefdoms,I was very worried about his cavalry. This is one of my favourite games get to the centre with as many figs as possible last till the game is called or army broken. Started with random deployment ended up setting my dwarfs up by Barry’s cavalry to slow him down as there not fast movers. I put my Gondor unit as far away as possible from his calvary, Barry did the same with his swan knights and pikemen. Barry was up for a laugh smashed into the dwarves with his cavalry. The other two warbands were making their way to the centre. Dwalin warband was having an hard fight with Imrahil warband for a good couple of turns, Dwalin ended up winning the fight and started to make his way to the centre. What was left of the armies got to the centre fighting it out til time was called. This was the only game I won on Saturday.

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3) To the death!
Played against Stephen Crowe his force was goblin town with a bat swarm. This game for me was short and sweet as the title states for that scenario. We both deployed pretty close to the centre to each other, thinking about it now that was a very bad plan should have deployed further back so I could have got some shots off with the Rangers. Steve got some very good dice rolls myself very low and unhelpful, Steve getting priority most of the time. In the first turn of the game the Goblin King pretty much destroyed my Gondor warband by picking up one warrior and thrown it straight down the line knocking everyone over and getting a lot of kills. The dwarves didn’t do too good against the horde of goblins just too many bad dice rolls. By third turn my force was broken.

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4) Reconnoitre
The last game of the day was against Matt Davies his force was Mordor the witch king of angmar 1 barrow wight and 4 castellans of dol guldur. With this scenario you had to get a portion of your army off the opponents side of a board, this is one of my favourite scenarios. I never played against anything like this before so I didn’t know what to expect, I deploy my Gondor warband as far as I could up deployment zone because they could move a bit faster. And left the dwarves behind to deal with the Castellans. I used all Cirion might on heroic marches, the Warband almost made it to the board edge Matt used the witch king who was mounted to catch up with them and kill them all off. My dwarfs were doing their best to fight off Matt’s castellans but failed courage tests. My army got down to 25% so the game went to Matt.

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Desolation of Stockport part 1

Hi all, myself and my good friend Ian are off to our second sbg tournament this year in Manchester The Desolation of Stockport 400 points and a minimum of 4 Models requirement. Myself I am taking a dwarf force of Erebor from The Hobbit range, I have Dwalin (AG) and Gloin they come with 12 Warriors of Erebor with Shields and 2 with spears plus 10 grim hammers. The plan with it all is the Warriors of Erebor with shield create a shield wall and walk in front taking the brunt of the damage as they are defence 7. The Spears will support the heroes for extra attacks, and hopefully the grim hammers will bash and knock Heroes down to the ground for extra damage. Downside to the force slow movement, no shooting and no magic. The upside to the forces high defence, good attacks and strong courage.

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A journey of a wargamer part 7

Hi all,haven’t been able to post that much for awhile as I’ve been busy ill and lots of everything’s going on. I was working on the gates of Antares box set almost finished the concord force but I’ve had to stop it. As I will be going to another sbg tournament in Stockport the Desolation of Stockport put on by Jamie and James of gbhl YouTube channel in April 23rd & 24th. I’m taking a new force with me so I’ve got to get it already, the new force I’ll be taking will be dwarves of erebor. Here are some pictures of my progress so far hope you like and enjoy thanks dcminiaturespainting.

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The Palantir Tea Toast

Hi all, bit of a different post I’ve been nominated by James Scullion https://sonofgloin.wordpress.com/ for a tea toast. I will pass it on to Kamil Domanski (Rohan player I played against in into the west). This is to do with GBHL youtube channel the palantir show that is put on by Damian and Tom.DSC00095They also do a show the palantir #54 “Is the hobby an addiction” my response yes it is😉 .

I have more that you can’t see.

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