Sunday, 26 February 2017

Second Elf Unit Finished - Kindred Archers

It has taken time, patience, and an ever-growing loathing for painting white, but I have my second elven unit(s) finished - two troops (or one regiment) of Kindred Archers:

These are the old GW elf archers. They are nice models I think, and it's great to be able to position them so they are all firing together in the same direction, which was pretty hard to do when they were all on 20mm bases.

Part of the plan is to follow the way list construction works in KoW to determine the order I paint; so since I now have a regiment of Tallspears and two troops of Kindred Archers I can paint up a hero, as I have both unlocked it in the list building sense as well as earned it, I feel, in the painting sense. So should have another update soon, and after that maybe a small batrep with my steadily expanding host.
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Beers of War - February 2017

Just returned from the Beers of War, a 1500pt doubles tourney held in Wakefield run by the Fellows brothers of Lukes Aps fame. It was a three game event held in a pub, and was a blast!

My brother and I formed 'The Screeching Masses' team with Ratkin and Goblins. In light of what we know about the upcoming changes/recommendations in the CoK book, we chose to build lists that crammed as much of the 'soon to be nerfed' options as possible, i.e. breath attacks, lightning, bane chant, and the Death Engine with vile sorcery. From some of what we saw in some other lists, we weren't the only ones!

The event was well run with a tonne of prize support. We had fun in all three games, which was very good as we did not score well at all! Two losses and a draw were not our finest showing, however twas all in good fun. In our first game the wonder team of Spud Tate and Mr Nick Williams himself gave us a master class in, well, wrecking face really. So definitely feel like we learned a few things, be they from the superior play of our opponents or the silly mistakes we made.

The next Beers of War is on the 8th of July, and we would've loved to attend but sadly can't. We'll be keeping an eye out for more in the future though, and I have no doubt it'll become a must-attend event for many in the Kings of War scene.
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