Thursday, 30 June 2016

Vikinga här

Its time for some new army pictures, this time its my Vikinga collection.

Bare in mind here that the painting standard is somewhat mixed, I have changed how I paint some things since I first started and its with mixed feelings I can say that I have raised the standard of my miniatures since the first one painted. The raised painting standard makes the first one look like crap, but they are hopefully hidden away in the sheer volume of troops...

In Hail Caesar this would translate roughly to:

5x units of Hirdmen
1 small unit of veteran ex. Varangian Guards
5x units of Bondi
1 small unit of Bondi
1 small unit of Thrals with javelins
1 small unit of Bondi light infantry archers
1 small unit of Drengr skirmishers
1 small unit of Drengr skirmishers with slings
1 unit of Bondi with bows
1 small unit of Ulfhednar
some traders and some kids
4 Norse chieftains
some Pagan priest/ advisors and a Bard
some Einhärjar/Valkyria type of Shieldmaidens
1 small unit of Christian priests and some wounds markers.
1 small unit of Ryttare

One of the reasons I made this inventory is to get a picture of what I got. 
But also because that I have thought about rebasing my Norsemen into Michael "Dalauppror"s 1-2-3 baseing method.
Seeing this whole collection in one place makes me really rethink that idea... That could take ages...
But the miniatures sure could use some love by now, some missing shields, arms, weapons and heads, besides the extra layer of shading or highlight some of these badly needs so I really dont know... Rebaseing them could be a way of working my way trough the collection.

Ohh and the regular questing when it come to my army pictures... What am I missing ?
The army maybe could use some mounted types of scouts. A bigger command base, like 60 or 80mm multibased one with a chieftain and his bodyguard to really make him stand out.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Wip - Atlas recovery vehicle, 40k

Here are som 'Work in progress' pictures of my Atlas recovery vehicle for my Death Korps in Warhammer 40k.
Damn it is fun kitbashing and converting this....
Here she is after the base priming.

Edit: Here are som earlier WiP pictures before priming.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

new terrain

Just a small post on some terrain I painted for my club. I had these laying around for some time now and I was just missing the last details to make them tabletop.
The buildnings are from Dust tactics.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Álfer mot Vættr, Dragon Ramart AAR

This saturday Johan and I had a really nice game of Dragon Rampart. Johan have long looked at my Treemoss fantasy project (ägglavsfantasy) and its nice to have him tag along. He is currently building an Álfen force which Im looking forward to see grow.

Johans Álfen force consisted of:
Álfen lord - Elite Foot* with Fleet footed
2x Álfen archers - Light Archers, Sharpshooter, Fleet footet 
Álfen sorceress - Scout
Wisps - Ravenous horde 

My Vätte warband consisted of:
Vätte leader accompanied with Vättar - Light foot, Mixed weapons, Fearful
- Light foot, Mixed weapons, Fearful
2x Vätte trackers - Scouts
Vätte bärsärkar - Bellicose foot
Trolls - Heavy foot, Offensive, reduced models
Bear - Lesser warbeast, single model

The game we would be playing was decided by a dice roll with meant scenario D: The Crystal Gale.
Basicly we had a number of objectives to get in base contact to claim. We decided to skip the side Quests for now.
The black rounded objects on the pictures below was the objects.


Vätte warhost.

The Vättar was up to a great start, advancing all over

The Álfars take up possitions at the edge of the great forest.

The Álf lord.

The Vättar seams unstoppable as they advance.
 I had not enough movement for claiming the objective ontop of the great stone.

Álfen arrows sent my Bärsärkers back with heavy casualties.

The bear give chase after the Álfen sorceress but she evades.

I neaded to stop the Álf lord from claiming the objective for just one turn so I charged him with my light infantry...
Not the best idea and they where sent back with casualties...

The Álf lord claimed the last objective, and it was a tie with 5 objectives each.

The bear catches the Álfen witch, nom nom nom...

And the Álfen witch was no more...

The bear then charged the Álfs in the forest, with some good dices from Johan (that one most be a first... :p) the bear was sent packing.

All my forces was starting to get really nervous by the seemingly invisible Álfen lord, I continued with my shooting and the combined might of the mixed rank Vätte infantry with my trackers finaly peppered him with enough arrows to take him out.  

Any atempt of closing in on the Álfen archers resultet in heavy losses sending the survivors fleeing for their lives.

This was just an hilarious game, thanks Johan.
All of the miniatures seamed to behave exactly how they are supposed to. Sneaky Vättars with short ranged archery, combined with Trolls that was hesitant to close in on the Álfes. The Álfen archery was deadly as they suppose to be and so on. If ever their were a perfect game it was this.

We will be playing lots of more Treemoss fantasy with the Dragon Rampart rules for sure.