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Just received an email from Jemma at Battlefoam (UK), letting us know they will be donating two of the C4 P.A.C.K. cases with 1.5″ troop trays (plus Foam Topper Load Out).

A big thank you to everyone at Battlefoam, this is a fantastic contribution to the event; which I am sure will be hotly contested given the quality of these products.  Why not check out the website, as they do specialist trays for all ranges of system; including Malifaux, Spartan Games and Flames of War.

Claymore 2013

This Saturday, I will be demoing WM/H at one of Scotland’s biggest wargame shows.  Last year I demo’d Heap, the fun Bodgers card game from Privateer Press.

Other than the odd time, I haven’t demo’d the game like this in a long while so I am both looking forward to it and a little anxious.  I’ll be making time to speak to some of the traders as well, hopefully seeing if they can help out with the Scottish Masters.  Other than arranging payment of the entry fees everything is coming together for the event.  I’ll be promoting it on Saturday, hoping to spread the word about it.

If you would like to help out, or can offer something towards the event; please feel free to contact scottishmasters@virginmedia.com

Common Ground Games

During my visit to Common Ground Games, there was number of things we needed to find out.  The first was to see the place in person, as photo’s and video even; can be deceptive.  The video below is how I first saw Common Ground Games

Looks good, but not as good as seeing it in person.  I took a couple of pics of the gaming space, which hopefully shows the size of it.

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So if you fancy heading down for a game, or just to check out the shop; you can find it at

Common Ground Games
40 Cowane Street, Stirling, FK8 1JR

T: 01786 357414

 

UK Nationals Report

I am back home safe, after a long exhausting weekend at the UK Nationals.  First of all, congratulations to all the organisers and officials for a great weekend.  Other than some technical issues, the whole event ran smoothly and with very few problems. I can’t say that it was all fun, there are parts of the event that were a disappointment for me personally; however the overall impression is that it is a great beginning.

I had written all my notes on the spare army list sheet; which I was using as my copy.  After game 3, the ‘official’ sheet went missing and I was forced to hand in my copy (with notes); after each round.  As it turned out, I forgot to ask for it back at the end; most likely due to tiredness.  So please forgive me, if I don’t remember the full details of each game.

Round 1 – This was not the match up I had wanted at all.  I travelled all the way from Scotland, only to face one of our local players in the first round.  Credit to Steve McConnachie, his Rask list murdered my Coven list; bringing the game to a final brutal end. Loss via Assassination, with no CP claimed; ???? Scenario

Round 2 – On reading my lists, my opponent thought I would take pDenny; given that facing Retribution would be a default to Stealth.  Thing about that, is that I don’t play like others; I play what I like not what others think is best.  So Ravyn v Morty was the match up, which was a seesaw affair with the heavy jacks causing my opponent a few problems.  Eiryss got held up by a Stalker, but it was the Mage Hunter Strike Force with Shadow Hunter that came closest to killing Morty in turn 2.  It took Hyperion to eventually take that last point off Morty, who had held on long enough for DJ to be within range of an assassination on Ravyn. Loss via Assassination, with 2 CP claimed; ????? scenario

Round 3 – With 25 Cryx players there, it was a tale of woe for many; that they faced the faction multiple times.  Portal from France was my first Cryxian opponent, but also a really nice guy as well.  It was also a Kraken face off, with Portal running pGaspy with his Kraken; against my pDenny list.  One thing I will say, is that I appreciated the fact that Portal played the same way as I believe “You declare it, you did it”.  None of this “Oh it’s not going to work that way, so I’ll try something slightly different”.  Even though it cost me the game in the end, I admire that about him to stick to that view. Loss via Assassination, with no CP claimed; ???? scenario

Round 4 – This is perhaps the most close game I have ever played in 3 years of WM/H.  Scenario was Incursion (at least I remember that), with pDenny and the Kraken taking on pKruger with Pureblood and 2 Stalkers.  With the right hand flag disappearing, this left the board open on the left.  I struggled to clear out the Druids, with the Kraken’s unicorn gun; so decided to change tact; to one of salvaging as many CP’s as possible.  Shielding Denny with the Kraken, as much as possible; took out the Stalker contesting the flag on the left.  Claiming 3 CP, with my opponent needing to assassinate Denny to stop me winning. In hindsight, I was silly for not asking for a judge to check the LOS to Denny, after Kruger had Telekenisis himself to what he thought was viable LoS.  It was a 50/50 call as to whether he had LoS, at a crucial point in the game; so lesson learned is to not be so easy going.  Loss via Assassination, with 3 CP claimed; Incursion scenario

By my reckoning, it was nearly 12 hours straight of gaming on the Saturday; with little break between rounds to recover.  I didn’t get back into my hotel room till about 10:30pm, which had made this one hell of a long day with little food or rest.  Not sure about UK Masters, but by Sunday morning I felt like I’d run the Iron Gauntlet.

Part 2 – 2nd day with some pics from the event.

 

Slow, but Steady

Well as the title suggest, progress on the models needed for the Nationals is coming along.  I took a break yesterday, as

  1. Ran out of glue
  2. Using a hand drill on small pieces is killing my hands (Who designed the Iron Lich Overseer; they need to be shot)
  3. Trying to avoid burn out, this early on in the process.

So for now here is pictures of the first Harrower, as well as WiP shot of the 1st Seether in the background.  Yes you might have guessed by now, red is my favourite colour; which is why I am dreading the Kraken when I get around to it.

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