Thursday, 23 August 2012

Saxon WIP for Impetus

Today I got a bit more work done on my Saxon army for Impetus.
33 more figures have been mounted onto their 120x60mm bases and have had Pumice applied for texture. Over the weekend I'll add  a few coats of paint,flock and tufts to these guys, which will bring my army nearer to completion. I think once these 3 are complete I'll only have about 4 or 5 units to go!

These 3 units will all be part of the Mercian force led by Athelstan's brother, Edmund.

Photos from the Blackberry.

 Close up of a couple of Saxon Ceorls

Mixed Thegn and Ceorl Unit.


Most of the Figures from this batch are from Crusader Miniatures which are all great sculpts, and a treat to paint.
 Sorry about the photo quality, my phone does its best though in the absence of my Wife's camera.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

650pts Kings of War

Over the weekend my Son and I had our first game of Kings of War from Mantic. It was a small 650 point battle on the kitchen table with the young bloke playing Skaven to face off against my High Elves.

Kings of War is very well written and a breeze to play, we had the mechanics sorted after the first two turns and only needed to reference for special rules and situations. While it was fast to pick up, and taking into account we had no terrain and very basic units, KoW still gave a good challenge tactics wise and gave a fun game all round. The pup even said it was the best game of fantasy he's ever played!

I can easily say that these will be the go to rules when it comes to Fantasy and I'm looking forward to the next game, on a bigger table, with more of the 'elite' units, and some terrain!

As above, it was a 650 point game and we fought to a conclusion in about an hour and a half. The High elves won the day thanks to the 2 Archer units causing an early route and badgering the Skaven menace throughout the battle.

Heres a few basic snaps of the game, again, my camera is out of action at the moment so these were taken with the smart phone.

After one or two more games and once the rules have completely sunk in, I'll try and post a decent AAR to give a better account of the game and feel for the rules. All in all a fun game and look forward to the next.


Sunday, 5 August 2012

Saxon Update!

Sorry for no updates in the last few months, I've been hooked on Magic: The Gathering and have been spending most of my spare time down at the local card shop. I've enjoyed my break from all the hobby stuff but am refreshed and keen to keep at it and finish this years goals.

Here's another unit of Saxon Thegn's and two units of skirmishers, all three are based for Impetus. Most of the painting is now complete on the Saxon project and I've just got to get through the basing.
Sorry for the poor quality pics, my camera is flat so I used the mobile phone. I just wanted to give some kind of update as it has been a while!

The Two Skirmisher units here were painted by Matt from over at the Storm and Conquest blog.
I'm also currently basing up my 15mm 3rd Crusade project as both sides are fully painted aswell.
My son Phoenix and I will be playing a small trial game of Kings of War this afternoon on the kitchen table, so I'll try and grab a few shots of the battle and give a few thoughts on the rules too.