Monday, January 30, 2012

SR 2012 and Orccon

Steamroller 2012 is the newest iteration of Privateer Press’s excellent tournament rules and standards. Our group is attending Orccon in 2 weeks, which just decided to change to the newest version of steamroller. So what will we have to watch out for?

-New Scenarios. SR 2012 has some all new scenarios that make use of some interesting rules regarding controlling objectives with your caster. Namely, when your caster controls an objective you get a benefit, whether healing, focus/fury efficiency or even a free “artillery” shot into your opponents lines. These things, while not game changing, will give extra incentive to control objectives and will make scenario even more important.

-Character Restrictions. This is not so bad in the 2 list format of Orccon, but will introduce interesting choices. For instance, I can only take characters (in my case Eiyiss, Wishnailer, Painknight, Discordia, etc.) in one of my lists. So while it will be nice to not see Tartarsauce or Kovnik Joe in every list, I will have to make some creative choices in my list building.

-Shorter turns. SR 2012 shortens turns, for instance, 50 points is 10 minutes as opposed to SR 2011’s 12 minutes.

-Reinforcements. Each list will have to have 20% of their points (10 in our case) set aside as reinforcements in specific scenarios. These are also character restricted. Very interesting, as they come in on the flank and get free focus and forcing if they are jacks or beasts. The problem is you will only use them 1/3-1/4 of the time. This bears careful thought.

Those are the main changes, and while it is short notice I am excited to try the new rule set out!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

More Domination 'locks... Pt. II

Ok, after a much-too-long hiatus, here is the completed Maelok the Dreadbound from Hordes:Domination.







Beaucoup zombie voodoo 'gators FTW!

Stay tuned for pt. III and a little storm and stress...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dark Eldar 2.5: Just some bases.

Just started working on my raiders' base. Boy have I not painted Space Marines in FOREVER.

24 Hour Painting Challenge!

I have challenged Mark (Ironmonger) to a 24 hour painting competition. I am painting my casket of souls and he will be painting His Dwarven War Anvil. Winner will get massive bragging rights!

Pictures to follow!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paint! Don't Buy.

We all love shinny new toys models, but I have been trying my best not to buy anything new. Instead, I always try to get motivated to paint what I already own.

With some motivation last night, I finished up Lord Carver. He has been half painted for a long while, and finally he is mostly finished.

I hope to get some more farrow painted up. I think I will have to try and put a dent into a unit, probably the Slaughterhousers.

Moral of the story: Paint! Don't buy.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

On the Workbench

Tonight I have for your viewing pleasure a few little odds and ends of projects I'm working on at the moment. Noticeably absent from this post (to those sharpe-eyed readers) are the two Domination Warlocks that I've been putting time in on: Maelok and Strum & Drang. Fear not, gentle reader, for those models are still seeing the stroke of the brush and the fleck of the paint. But their update... is for another day.

First up, we have the brand-new Terrorgheist, recently gifted to me by Devin (thanks again a ton, Devin!)


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ironmonger's Border Princes Vampire Counts: Miner Spirits

So, as some of you may know by now I've picked up an army of Vampire Counts to act as a bit of a break from my stalwart Dwarfs. With all the new goodies coming out, I've got my work cut out for me in the assembly/painting department (even more so with all the other models I'm volunteering to paint for group members! GADS!). Anywho, I felt like I needed to get some Spirit Hosts on the table tout suite, and what better (or cheaper!) way then to use some of those old Dwarfs I've no use for in my regular force! As the theme of my force is going to be a Strigoi Ghoul King haunting the hills to the north of Malko in the Border Princes, I figured that there were as good a chance of Dwarf spirits being raised as any other!



Although this is a stand with a few different types of Dwarfs on it, the future stands will be all Miners: poor stout souls crushed to death in cave-ins (if you've seen Carnivale, you can probably find my inspiration ;))

Stay tuned for more terror haunting the desolate ends of the world of man...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dark Eldar 2: The Continuing...

So you have seen my first shots of my Dark Eldar army but I have done some more paint work and I have picked up a couple more models (for really cheap, might I add).


Monday, January 16, 2012

WHFB Campaign: "Blood in the Badlands" - Turn 1

Here at SBWG some of us are participating in a Blood in the Badlands Warhammer Fantasy Battle Mighty Empires campaign. We have 8 people, each allied with one other, creating 4 factions fighting over the Badlands! Here is some images chronicling the first turn.

Mark shares the pretense of the Blood in the Badlands campaign with the participants.

The Mighty Empires hexagonal map of the Badlands.
Rob (Chaos Demons - left) and Michael (High Elves - right) participate in a Siege battle.

Christian (Skaven - left) and Elliot (Empire - right) fight on a terrain dense board.


Mark (Dwarves) and Nate (Beastmen  - not shown) tackle a small 1000pt army on a open field of battle. 






Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Battle Track Released to App Store

My damage tracking app "Battle Track" has been released to the App Store for iPhone/iPod Touch devices that run iOS 5.0.

You can view the app in the App Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-track/id492743279

The App website is: http://paulryanclark.com/battletrack/

What? GW products? On OUR blog?!

Hello cool cats and internet stalkers, it's me again, G.L. Puffin, breaking my self-imposed silence of laziness to bring you the latest news from my corner of shame. Today, I offer you Dark Eldar. From the vast reaches of space and the dark depths of depravity I bring you my Kabal of the Bleeding Ghost!


"Anything But...": Episode 16

This episode we cover a whole range of topics including Epic: Armageddon, Warmahordes, Infinity, gamer fatigue, Orccon, and more!

Link to Episode 16