More Russians.

With Bolt Action version 2 on its way and taking a break from painting KOW stuff I thought I’d do a couple more of my Russians.

All models are by 1st Corps, the 4 at  the back are the ammo boxes carrying set while the front one reading the map is from the High command set.

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I still have the rest of the set to finish but awaiting a new Russian green paint.

Cheers, Steve.

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The Varangur part 3.

I was lucky enough to have this week off work and with no real plans was able to spend quite a bit of time modelling and painting and have now finished enough Varangur to field a 2,000pt list with the help of a few magical items ;o).

Here’s some pics.

first off a Warband Horde made from a mix of Wargames factory Saxons, Keltos Celt’s and a old school Citadel Cyclops.

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Next up a troop of Night Raiders,more Keltos models plus a old plastic Heroquest/Battlemaster Chaos bowman.

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Another troop next, this time of Reavers, more Wargames Factory here plus some GW stuff.I decided to go for the extra large helmets and weapons after watching Conan the barbarian & destroyer in the week, I love those old 80’s films :o).

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And yet more troops, this time Horse Raiders using Wargames Factory Ancient German Cavalry this time with a few added extras.My daughter decided she wanted to paint my horses for me and did a rather nice job me thinks.

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Almost there now with next up my Horde of The Fallen.Really happy with theses using LOTR plus Basilea Paladins and loads of bits.

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Finally a Jabberwock, the last of my Father’s Day presents, a reaper bones model.

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So that’s it, just got to play a game with them now which I’ve got planned for tonight :o).

Cheers,Steve.

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Bolt Action,Russian Front.

Was luckily enough to get a quick game of Bolt Action the other night against Mike and his German Para’s.As we didn’t have much time we went for 500pts a side,the scenario was Hold Until Releaved with the Germans holding a bridge against the Russian hordes ;o).

Here’s a few pics.

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Though the game was fun it was a bit one sided as in the first few phases my dice were really hot and I managed to take out a few of the German units,with them being a elite force there was no coming back from this and they were sweeper away :o).

Cheers,Steve.

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The Varangur, part 2.

The new army has been coming along nicely,I’ve managed to finish 2 more units and 2 more characters.Here’s some pictures.

A second unit of Sons of Korgaan.

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A troop of Tundra Wolves made from old school plastic GW models.

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A Magus, haven’t a clue who makes this model, found it in my bits box and thought it looked cool.

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And finally my Chieftain, this is a Reaper bones model (Anvil Thricedamed) which was bought as a Father’s Day present.

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I’ve now got over 850pts completed so hopefully it won’t be long before they hit the table :o).

Cheers,Steve.

 

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KOW,Abyssal Dwarfs v Undead.

Had another game of KOW tonight against Ken and his newly painted Undead army. We played an Invade scenario at 2,000pts a side.

Here’s a few pictures of the set up.

Here’s some in play ones.

 

 

 

It was a cracking game with my Dwarfs taken the win after 7 turns.I   must say how nice Ken’s army was he’s done a cracking job well done mate .

Cheers,Steve.

 

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Varangur,KOW.

Yeap if you hadn’t already guessed my new KOW army is going to be the Varangur, Mantic equivalent of Chaos Warriors.

As I’m not buying any models at the moment it was a matter of rummaging through my existing collection and bits boxes to see what I could put together…it’s amazing what you can find :o).

Here’s my first unit and character I’ve painted up.

Sons of Korgaan regiment made from some old school GW plastic Chaos Warriors.I’ve got another lot of these on the painting table as we speak.

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A Skald, this is a old Ral Partha barbarian from the Dragon Lance character set, a really nice model and one I was keen to paint up.

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As i said earlier I’ve got the other set of the Sons to do next then a few Father’s Day presents my girls bought me, talking of which here’s a picture of something else they got me.

Ba’su’su the Vile for my Abyssal Dwarfs.

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Cheers, Steve.

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SAGA Campaign Season 1.

So got my first game in last night as my lands were being raided by some Anglo-Danes under the command of Leofstan the Bastard aka Orange Dave ;o).

As I was defending my War Crafty trait kicked in and the scenario would be an ambush with me as the aggressor.We decided to have ago at one of the new scenarios in the Age of the Wolf book, the forest road.

My Welsh attack from both flanks.

While my Warlord and bodyguards attack from the rear.

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But the Anglo-Danes see off my attack and make it off the table to win the game.

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The actual game was finished by turn 4 but we decided to work out all the campaign bits then finish the rest of the game for the fun of it.It ended up being a real blood bath with my mounted Teulu and Dave’s Hearthguard slaughtering each other.This left Iuen and Leofstan to fight it out to see which Warlord would take the bragging rights.

The Warlords clash.

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“GET OFF MY LAND” :o).

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So a fun start to the campaign but I must say both me and Dave were a bit disappointed with the scenario, the idea was good but the set up seemed off as with a average set of dice the defender could easily exit the table by turn 2 or even turn 1 if mounted :o(.

Well that’s it for now for SAGA as I don’t need to play anymore campaign games until the next season as only Dave attacked me.I’m going to try and get a couple more non-campaign games in before  then if I can plus I need to get a few more chaps painted up ready for when I hopefully get some reinforcements.

Cheers,Steve.

 

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