perjantai 19. heinäkuuta 2019

Egypt project moves on - first proper battle!

Next level: Chariot Rampant

After trying out Hail Caesar skirmish rules (we stopped the game before finishing, as the rules were so poor), we decided to move on to the Chariot Rampant (Lion Rampant variant) with the adaptation rules found in WSS issue 82. 

Some models I painted (almost ready)

Sherden Guard

Egyptian spearmen

maanantai 15. heinäkuuta 2019

I'm the watcher on the wall!

First go with Nightswatch on ASOIAF

Having lost all my battles with Starks against Lannisters, it was time to try something else... So I speed painted my 55 points Nightswatch army to face Mikko's (my nemesis on ASOIAF) Wildlings army... see how it all went down... 

Cool effects made with Vimea app

lauantai 22. kesäkuuta 2019

First Go with MORTAL GODS

Long waited gaming!

Social media and naturally we too had been buzzing about Mortal Gods since end of 2018. Having been playing Test of Honor and beeing a fan of this classical era, I was really looking forward to this.
So pre-orders in and the waiting started. I also organized a joint order for our gaming club and some 7 other club mates joined in. Finally in May the wait was over and I agreed a first game with another Ancient Greece enthusiast, my mate Marko. After our practice game we also ran a "launch event" at our club. Read on to learn about our first impressions.

Painted some more hoplites for the first game

torstai 20. kesäkuuta 2019

Saga tournament - tactics analyzed

Not your typical Battle Report 

I ran a small one day Saga Tournament (Age of Crusades) last Sunday 
with three games and 4 players. Saga is a good game for tournament playing and
couple of us are preparing / trying to qualify for Saga World Cup, to be played in London
in August this year.
 In this blogpost you won't find a typical battle report, but rather an analysis how did we fare tactically in our games.

Project Bronze Age progress

First Game

Kalle had agreed to paint a small force of Hittites and we opted
to start playing with Hail Caesar Skirmish rules from the Age of Bronze supplement.
We picked up a scenario were Sea Peoples pirates were attacking a Phoenician ship stranded 
on a beach. Unfortunately the skirmish rules proved to be utter rubbish; the logic of operating each model as an entity just ddn't work, especially in the melee. We quitted the game after three rounds and agreed to do it again with Chariot Rampant rules from Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy issue 82

Follow the progress of this army project on a dedicated page here

lauantai 11. toukokuuta 2019

Salute 2019 Part 2. Battle of Däneholm Demo Game

Rebels and Patriots in Action

For the second consecutive year I had joined in to Dalauppror's international team to throw a visually
superb demo game (where people could actually participate) for Salute. See our exploits from 2018 here. This time it was the Napoleonic era and not surprisingly Swedish exploits in it. As I had already painted stuff for the Russo-Swedish War of 1808-1809, it was an easy (if not cheap, as my whole family of five traveled along) decision to join in. 

torstai 2. toukokuuta 2019

First go with Saga - Age of Magic

Bringing more fantasy into Saga!

Since Age of Magic -universe for Saga was announced, there's been quite a buzz going on about it in the Finnish FB-group for Saga. May of us, including myself, saw this as an opportunity to dust old
fantasy miniatures (most of come from Warhammer) and paint some new lying around in our piles of tin, resin and plastic. I also really like the approach or design philosophy of AoM, as stated by Studio Tomahawks designers in the book:

 My plan was to start AoM with Dwarves (Masters of Underearth) and Beastman 
(Lords of the Wild or Horde). 
Read on to learn about my MoU Warband project and about my first two games with AoM.