lauantai 11. tammikuuta 2020

The Others - Fan made ASOIAF faction reviewed

Is Death too powerful?

So, I've been building (link to Project page) and painting an army for the fan made Others -faction for my current favourite game: Song of Ice and Fire - Tabletop Miniatures Game . I've now played 4 games with it and a talk on "On the Table" podcast & Chase is agreed. It's time to sum up a review of the faction and it's units. Read on!

perjantai 10. tammikuuta 2020

Hobby Year 2019 in retrospect and prospects for 2020

Year of the Song and Fantasy

That's the only way to put it, really. When I think of 2019, it is really dictated by a new game, The Song of Ice and Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game. I played lots of other games too, but this was a clear number one on my agenda, on any metric. Read on to learn how my hobby year 2019 was!

Prima Artania Round 2.

The Meat Grinder

In my round 2. game of our map based 40K campaign I faced for the first time an army of Adeptus Mechanicus played by Martin. Scenario was ”Meat Grinder”,where attacker would win by destroying all defender units.
Destroyed units from attacker re-spawned.

sunnuntai 22. joulukuuta 2019

UPDATED! Painting Countdown to New Year

500 painted miniatures here we come!

...whoops it's almost 700 in the end!

It's again that time of the year, when it's time to finish up as many yet unfinished models started this year. Last year's countdown here. Last year I eventually reached 623 completed miniatures, this year I'm aiming to get at least 500 done. As this count down begins I'm standing at:

  • 384 miniatures painted and started from scratch
  • 51 miniatures completed, that were started before 2019
You can also follow my painting on Instgram by name "wanhaherrat"

First batch in the countdown were these 4 Footsore Warring Clans Ashigarus with Yari:

The Command base also received decals, but has been painted earlier this year. Count 439 minis

ASOIAF: Storm of Swords

Stark vs. Lannisters 60p. Battle

A while a go I played this large ASOIAF TMG battle against Mikko, it was kind of a thematic game: The False King Joffrey was defending the walls of King's Landing against an assault from the Northern army, lead by non other, but the King of the North, Robb Stark! Our scenario was Storm of Swords, which is a kind of siege scenario. 

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!