maanantai 11. marraskuuta 2019

Latest paint jobs

So what have I've completed since Summer?

Years drawing to it's end. Traditionally I always have a final rush of completing miniatures in December, so soon it's time stop starting new projects! Previous account here

When writing this blogpost my paint count is as follows: 



So in total running at 405. What I've painted strongly corresponds to what I've played, as always.

keskiviikko 30. lokakuuta 2019

Warhammer 40K: Map based Campaign started!

Prima Artania!

Last 10 or so years I have not played 40k very actively. Editions have come and gone and I stopped wasting money on Codexes.
For the 8th edition I bought couple of Index books and eventually also the Harlequins Codex as I really wanted to deep dive into them.
So far I had  played a few games (first one took like 3 hours for completing 1 or two rounds), so I needed to get more games to get the game flowing and hence get a good experience. So when my long time gaming friend Jussi suggested, that we could organise a fluffy (not HC competitive min max), map based campaign, I was all in and helped him to draft the Campaign doc. Then it took some promotion to get enough players to join in, but eventually we had 8 players, including my oldest wargaming buddy Pave, joining, whom all seem to have same expectation more or less: narrative, fluffy armies and relaxed gaming! And now there is only war!


sunnuntai 13. lokakuuta 2019

Bolt Action: a bridge too far

First Combat Jump with 101st Airborne


Bought the BA 2nd edition starter set ”Band of Brothers” when 2nd ed. was released, but hadn’t gotten around to play or paint the US Airborne force.
Naturally I had bought some extras too ;-).
So, when Juha, our club’s MC for Bolt Action, called out for players to join in on a Market Garden themed day of Bolt Action, I volunteered.

So then  I just had to paint 1000p. worth of America’s finest.
Luckily they are an elite army.


lauantai 12. lokakuuta 2019

First ever ASOIAF Tournament in Finland


COMMUNITY BUILDING


Song of Ice and Fire by CMON Games is a rather young game combining elements of modern board games and unit based & skirmish wargaming.
About a year ago we bought the starter set with a mate from our Nopat & Takriikka Club and I’ve been sold ever since! Number of players in Finland is not yet great, some 15 maybe, but the number is growing. In order to “build the community” I decided to organise a tournament for the game. Read on to learn how it all went down...



maanantai 16. syyskuuta 2019

Saga Age of Magic: Warband in Parade

Masters of Underearth

First Warband I tried and painted more minis for was MoUe. Dwarves was one of two first armies for Warhammer, when I started the hobby in 1989 or so and I've always had a soft spot for these tough warriors from the mountains. Read on to learn what I used for what in this warband.



sunnuntai 25. elokuuta 2019

Unboxing FireForge Games' Forgotten World Kickstarter


FANTASY PLASTIC

It's always a celebration, when a Kickstarter pledge is delivered to you. This was a Kickstarter I had really anticipated since a great flame for Game of Thrones or the Song of Ice and Fire is burning inside me since last fall, when I listened all the books and (re)watched all the seasons of GoT.


Read on to find out about contents and my evaluation of these new plastics.

torstai 22. elokuuta 2019

ASOIAFTMG: Blackfish vs. The High Sparrow

Are them bloody Lannisters invincible?



So far I have played 7 games against Lannisters with my Stark and lost every single one of them! I have watched a lot of ASOIAF battle reports in YouTube and I’ve been honing a 50p. list to be better and better... This was to be the third evolution and the third game with that list. Read on to learn, if Lannisters can be won?


Setting I built for the Tactics board