Monday, May 15, 2017

Blood Eagle

PLayed a trial run of Blood Eagle. I tried to create very different army compositions so the game would not simply be a 6v6 charge into somebody lack of tactics kind of game game.  The Viking faction Contained Raganar Lothbrok, Rollo Lothbrok, Torsten the Archer, Sean the irish bastard dual wielding an axe and sword, and one standard viking warrior, and one viking veteran. The "British Faction" Composed of Uhtred, a noble/prince, 3 crappy spearmen, and 3 crappy archers.  The British were really no match for the Heros of the Viking faction. The spearmen and archers were utterly useless.  The spearmen needed a higher fight value, and the archers needed better shooting statistics.  The scenario we played entailed a monastery with 6 monks within, and a Saintly Icon/banner within. The Vikings and the British were both trying to secure the banner, while the vikings also were tasked with slaughtering some monks.  

View from the British Depployment

Birds Eye Battlefield

British Warband

Viking Warband

Sean the irish Bastard darted toward the monastery, as the British troops make their advance.

Night fell upon the battlefield

Sean began to ready his sword and axe for christian flesh

Lord Uhtred charged into the monastery to stop Sean, and was followed by a viking veteran, followed by a British spearmen. The British noble took on the viking warrior standing guard at the monastery door.  

The British Noble and two spearmen attempted to block the remaining vikings from entry, however, Ragnar and Rollo Lothbrok had other plans; The brother made short work of the British defenders. The archers watched in terror.  Rollo and Ragnar entered the monastery to surround Uhtred, and begin slaughtering the clerics.

Consistent Production

During The past month or so I've been very actively building and painting. It seems everything I've worked on was built or painted on a whim, so there is very little project cohesion during the past months formidable hobby work. 

This gem is a wargames factory greek head on a frostgrave barbarian body and frostgrave cultist arms; He was freshly washed in this picture.

My Stark Forces are beginning to take shape; these are Perry HYW french

Frostgrave Monsters. I coats them with matte varnish and it seems to have left a shine, I'm a little disappointed.

Cairn and a robber toy deer based.

Random workings in foam: a fireplace out of foamcore, and a furnace out of pink foam and a piece of a dollar store baby carriage

2 Gripping Beast Crusading Knights

Black Tree Designs Picts

A group of finished Starks with spacewolf shield transfers

Viking Hovel, Foam core front and back carved and the rest is popsicle sticks

Foamcore carved ruin road on cardboard base, and cork tile rocks

 Pink Foam creations, a book shelf of popsicle, and cairns from cardboard and fake rocks

Book Case, scrolls are index card, and books are cardstock glued around small bits of popsickle

The WIP columns, the bottoms are just wood rectangles glued on top of each other. Wargames factory Orcs in front. Shame the company is done.

Pink Foam arch

The cairns again

Wargames factory Orcs.