Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Mark of the Wolfen, Thunderwolves & Skaven Magic Cards

[Picture of my Skaven army during their last tournament, on their "movement tray"]

With three more interviews this week, and more personal stuff getting in the way it's been another slow week gaming wise. However I have managed to half assemble two units of grey hunters for my space wolves, including deciding how I was going to model my mark of the wolfen.

I decided to take the claws from one of the lightning claws and cut it in two and attach one part to each of his hands and then also give him the wolf head. Here's a pick of the model half assembled, showing the claws:

My aim was to half assemble all the models I need to field the army, so I could have a game against my mate on thursday, but interviews and interview prep knocked that idea into touch :( As part of the army I'll be assembling Mr. Dandy's thunderwolves, so I'll take pictures and do a review when I get round to it. Brad on the Space Wolves Grey blog saw some in real life and said they looked really nice, here's a link to his tournament report which has pictures of the thunderwolves. By the way the blog is a great resource for Space Wolf generals and I would advise any Space Wolf generals to check it out.

In other news I was jealous of the new 8th edition magic card decks, so I made my own for my skaven army. I found this excellent forum post which showed cards already written with Magic the Gathering pictures included to add flavour, so after buying new ink for my printer it was a quick evenings work while watching TV. Below is a picture of the finished cards:

They look much better in real life (see the good pictures in the forum post). Next time I'll be taking pictures in better light and with my other half's camera rather than my mobile :)

Until next time...


Friday, 23 July 2010

An Update


Well you may have noticed that there hasn't been a post in a while. The reason is that real life has been so busy since I returned from holiday with attending interviews, hassling recruitment agencies, and doing the tasks my other half expects me to do now that I'm not working.

During the last month I have managed to get a bit of gaming in, and I do intend to finish my report of the Basingstoke tournament I attended, and do a quick recap of my performance at the Rapid Strike tournament in Reading. Of course they will be briefer than my normal battle reports (given the time since the battles occurred).

Soon after returning from holiday I played my mates Blood Angels, so I will post my first impressions of this new foe.

I also got in a game using my Space Wolves, well not my Space Wolves as I was using a mates marines. The game has really inspired me to build the rest of my Space Wolves. The game was against Tyranids and was brutal on both sides :)

I've even managed to get in two games of Warhammer with my Skaven. I hadn't played with my Skaven since the new army book came out, so dealing with a new army book and a new rulebook was interesting. Both games were fun, and my first impressions of how I needed to change my list from how I used to play proved pretty much correct (ie. bigger blocks to maintain steadfast longer, and more units that actually did damage), I just needed to take it further with using units that actually did damage.

I have two more tournaments to attend over the next two months, both at 1750 Pts. Both are 1-day tournaments, one 4 games, the other 3 games. I've updated the tournament list on the right hand pane with the new tournament. My Space Wolves haven't got a chance of being ready in time, so I will be taking my trusty Tau.

So finally apologies for those of you who were waiting for more updates, and below is a list of posts I hope to post over the next week or so:

A Small Matter of Honour Tournament, Part 2 of 2
Rapid Strike Tournament Debrief
Skaven Experiences in 8th - A New Beginning
Space Wolves - A Start is Made



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