Monday, September 28, 2015

Lion Rampant: Death and Taxes

Its tax collection day in the frozen north. Well half the table is frozen, looking a bit like elderscrolls games when changing areas. The Scenario has 6 tax tokens scatterd around the middle of the table. One token worth 3 VPs, three tokens worth 2 VPs, and two tokens worth 1 VP. The player who leaves the table (any edge) with the most Tax VPs wins.

The 30 pt Forces:
The Order: 4 x mounted serjeants
1 x Crossbowmen
1 x foot knights (leader)
1 x foot serjeants

The Pagans (Samogitians, Yatvingians, or Curonians):
2 x mounted Serjeants with bows
1 x archers
1 x Ferocious foot
2 x foot knights

In a marvelous shift battlefield luck, my Baltic Pagans make three entire turns (one unit short of 4 turns) of full activations. Meanwhile the Order's Forces had above average activations, nothing to complain about.

 Im too lazy to write this up, and it was a quick affair. I quickly picked up 6 tax VPs (the minimum number needed to gain victory). My adversary realized soon enough that I had the VPS to win but it was largely too late. I sent my ferocious foot forward like a balistic missile towards either his foot serjeants or his xbows, lucky for me they drove into the crossbows. Saving my forces from dreaded xbow fire. Other than the ferocious foot, my leader and his guard clashed with some mounted serjeants for 1 VP tax token.  That was all the action. My ferocious foot died though, they always seem to do that.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

preparations for Frostgrave

I don't own the rules for frostgrave yet. However, I've been bitten by the bug. The setting of frostgrave and warband construction has set my imagination afire.  

This gem was purchased for five dollars at the craft store. I've added various GW bits, and built a door by carving wood panels into a piece of cardboard. The panels are created by scoring the cardbaord with a hobby knife. Steps were created with foamcore. Dont spray paint foamcore without covering it with either glue or paint, otherwise the foamcore will melt.

The model was primed black, followed by a base coat of a medium dark grey.

The next coat was a light grey color applied with a ripped foam sponge material. The foam sponge creates a drybrush effect. This was followed bty a highlight of white on the models edges.
The details, such as the door and skulls still need to painted.

But I couldnt resist getting my WIP snow and city terrain on to the table.
In my humble opinion, the table looks amazing, and has me feeling quite gitty.

The cobblestone mats are from christmas decoration village sets, also purchased from the craft store. They look out of place if you done paint them. So, I took the foam sponge and dragged/drybrushed the mats with a medium grey.

A makeshift warband.

The large buildings are the gothic sets from pegasus hobbies. The other terrain are from various GW sets such as the garden of mor and arcane ruins, some GW storm of magic pieces, as well as two citadel fortress towers.

I guess I should buy the rules and put this terrain to good use.