Saturday, July 4, 2020

Age of Sigmar: Tale of 4 Gamers

Well, not exactly. Managed to get Sam, YC and Defeng out for an AoS game after a year of not playing this game. Maybe even more. GW still makes the best miniatures out there, terrain and all so we have been painting and preparing for this day for a couple of weeks. Just played the basic scenario and each of us brought 500 points of our painted units. I will let Sam and YC fill in on the story! Here are some pictures from the game.

I paired up with Defeng while YC teamed up with Sam forming two sides. Order vs Destruction! 

Deployment, 12” in

One of best part of the game was Sam’s terrain and mat so we began crafting the story on the go. Fighting in the Realm of Hysh, it was very bright and magical! This gave the Order faction quite an advantage with the tides of magic allowing their casters create havoc to our close combatants.

Those trees sure hit hard! 

YC sends in his ladies to challenge the Brutes and the Warlord, killing the Brutes but in return dying to the last person when the Warlord struck back!

Warlord Zugribarr managed to rack up quite a bit of kills, fueling his attacks and health. He became a truly green Monster at the end. However, with the game ending when Defeng lost his last model, Zugribarr only had time to run away with the sexy female orc mage hiding in the ruins at the centre of the table. 

Ganging up on the lone sorceress, Defeng lost her after 2 rounds of intense combat! 

It was also very interesting to see that numbers can work against you if your models don’t really have staying power as the army slowly routs! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Daario Shows Danaerys Why He is Worthy of Her

Got in a game with Ben today at his place. Brought an army comprising the following:

SELLL ME! Faction: House Targaryen
Commander: Barristan Selmy - Barristan The Bold
Points: 40 (6 Neutral) Combat Units:
• Dothraki Screamers (6)
with Outrider Ko (1)
• Dothraki Screamers (6)
with Outrider Ko (1)
• Unsullied Swordmasters (9)
with Barristan Selmy - Barristan The Bold (0)
• Stormcrow Archers (6)
with Stormcrow Lieutenant (1*) Non-Combat Units:
• Illyrio Mopatis - Magister Of Pentos (3)
• Pyat Pree - Warlock Of Quarth (4)
• Xaro Xhoan Daxos - Merchant Prince of Qarth (4) View this army at

Without giving away too much, I can see why Daenerys eventually turns Daario into her boy toy. I’ll let Ben through Blitz and Peace’s complete the batrep and will link it at a later date!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Return to Blogging

So it’s been a very long time since i last put in a blog post. At the same time, I have taken the opportunity to look into other game systems but I have never put down the paint brush, I am still in love with our hobby but 40k has taken a silent backseat as I explored these other game systems. I managed to set up a YouTube channel and while I do love putting stuff up there, there’s a certain ease of blogging that makes this so accessible. 

So what have I been up to? I have been drawn into a Song of Ice and Fire for the past year, i.e. 2019 and am still very much enamoured by this system. After finishing up a 40k tournament end 2018, Patrick suggested we give this new game a try. I picked up the starter, took the Starks and down the rabbit hole I went. 

My Targaryens goes up against the Lannisters and their Hound

From the alternate activation system which helps prevent alpha strikes, forcing you to prioritise and engage the right parts of the enemy army, the ease of picking up the game and it’s depth if you take the time to peel back the subtleties of the system, this game has massive legs. 

CMON has done a good job and I hope to share some of my recent games as well as projects i have been working on over the next couple of months.

I hope you are all safe and healthy and may this plague pass us without swallowing any of us up. I hope to see all of you on the other side. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

New Apocalypse Battle Game

Wow no updates on this blog for a year+. Still gaming though real life does get in the way of games..

The gaming group decide to get together again and get some GW 40k games in. With the recent release of new 40k Apocalypse it was a good time to take our armies out for some big battles.

Scenario: Apocalyptic Carnage
Crazyrat: Chaos 200+PL
Engie: Blood Angel Strike force 330+PL
Skanwy: Iyanden Warhost 300+PL



We omitted the warzone portion as all of us are still learning the rules and just want to play a vanilla apocalypse game. 
Anyway we stop the game at end of turn 2 as it was getting late and the Lyanden will triumph eventually as Chaos and BA were withering each other down.

IMO what I like about the new 40k Apoc are:
very streamline game play, much faster and the system allow a player to not be constantly around the table (go for breaks without slowing down the game with opponent waiting for your saving throws or team mates waiting for you to finish up moving, shoot, charge etc...) with alternate activation.  
My favourite: No alpha strike nonsense with damage resolution in the end phase.
The total revamp of the stats profile make shooting a powerful weapon or charging with a big 20 men assault unit and rolling just a few dice make the feel underwhelming...  

More pictures of the battle after the link

Monday, October 15, 2018

Gamestart: A Time of Legends Game 3

Scenario 3: Nexus Control
After the pairings were announced (on the app so no more screaming), I was pleasantly suprised that I would play with Lum. 

Lum chose the following secondary missions
Mark for Death
Ground Control

I chose the following
Kingslayer: Castellan
Titan Slayers
Ground Control

His army was a simple and direct one, 2 Imperial Knights supported by one Castellan (with a Company Commander and 2 Psykers. It's the type of list my list was created to counter. 

As deployment was narrow, I chose to deploy the Scouts hidden where possible while stacking one flank heavily. I knew I would struggle taking the Knights down so I needed to concentrate. 

Mounted the DC in the SR prior to deployemtn
LOS blocking is critical as it allowed my smaller infantry models to move up rather untouched.

While Lum managed to win the roll off for Turn 1, I seized and took it. Slamguinus and Lemartes was in Deepstrike Reserves

Those Scouts in the ruins stood little chance

Destroyed the first Imperial Knight before moving on to take out the Castellan
I also managed to take out the Psyker

As the Castellan went down, the heroes all lined up to take down the last Knight

Unfortunately for Lum, this was a massacre. By this point he called the game as he would be tabled by the next turn. This game me a 30 point win. 

Scores just for reference: 
Primary: 20 Ray, 5 Lum
Secondary: 12 Ray, 5 Lum
Total: 32 Ray, 10 Lum

Again another fun game as Lum was quite relaxed. We both had small armies so the game went on really quickly. 

At this point, the organizers tallied the scores and unfortunately I did not qualify. No surprises there to be fair as I needed more practice for sure. I finished 14 out of 28 players on Day 1 which is likely to the the placing by the end of the tournament. 

Day 2 players are in the photo below and I wish them all the best! 
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Zim qualified and is the stick man! 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Gamestart - A Time of Legends Game 2

Scenario 2: Cut to the Heart
The second match was called and I was paired up with Mark. He played Chaos and had an Imperial Knight with a ton of infantry to support. 

I went for something a bit different this time, mounting all my Slamcaptains into the Stormraven. Unfortunately, I have obviously not used the SR enough because when Mark downed my flyer, each 1 would mean the character dies. Thankfully, I managed to pass those tests.

Secondary objectives for Ray
Mark for Death: Berserkers,  Obliterators, Noise Marines (he only had 4 units above 7 PL)
Titan Slayers
Kingslayer: Demon Prince

Mark chose
Butchers' Bill
Mark for Death: Death Company, Mephiston, Shield Captain, Storm Raven

I shot the SR deep into his lines
Did this mainly to put pressure on his firebase and also to threaten his objectives since he currently had 2 out of 3, helping him pull in front in the Primaries.

I took first turn and Forlorn Hope my DC into charge range of his Nurglings

Meanwhile the Shield Captains went down the other flank 

Mark surrounded his IK with cultists

Advancing up the centre of table, the IK took position to down Lemartes and the DC

Even the Demon Prince came in with the help of the Chaos Lord to take my DC out

Counter charged by a Stooping Dive
Glad I managed to squeeze in a game with Andrew last week prior to the tourney. He highlighted that I should consider 2 Strategems, one of which would allow me to make a charge at the cost of 3 CP's. This charge proved to be critical as I sent my Shield Captain in to remove 4 of his Berserkers prior to them striking me. This blunt his attack

By the time they were free to support the middle, we ran out of time.
Mark and I managed to only get to Turn 2.

Primary: 4 Ray, 9 Mark
Secondary: 6 Ray, 8 Mark
Total: 10 Ray, 17 Mark

Mark took this game and again, it was a very good game simply because we were very relaxed while we played.

Gamestart - Armies on Show

With game 1 done, everyone brought out and displayed their armies for all to see. The best part about this event was that we had the public walking through the show so this allowed us to "sell" the game too and hopefully grow the following.

Sidenote: I usually target for Best Painted where possible so the weeks leading up to the competition, I would usually add soft touches to my army, adding a highlight here and there, adding additional details to particular characters, details to the face and other stuff. Hopefully it pays off.

My full army

Death Company with Lemartes

Slamguinus with some Scouts

Shield Captains - I spent a ton of time with these fellas! Love the chunky models. 

Mephiston the Lord of Death



Astra Militarum with a ton of armor - damn iPhone focused on the back instead

A blend of cold and hot colours. 

Flyers seem to be quite the rave

Tau fish

Looks like Melvin's. 

Lum sure went for an intense list. 

Go sistas!

Mark was still in a game and couldn't display his army so I just took one while it was going on

Interesting color scheme. Hello Kitty sure attracted a lot of attention to the table. 

One of the contenders for Best Painted! This is Nico's army

You can see the work he's done

Great use of the OSL on his minis

More OSL. Sidenote: damn these Destroyers! 

Interesting use of preshade to create a rusted look

OSL and preshade really helped make this army pop

The Guard were out enmasse!

Keith managed to finish his army in time

Another Lord of Death, a chaotic one


Ben's Aeldari. Love the work he put into them. Another contender

Love those greens

Wai Liong came by and mentioned that he was participating in the Armies on Parade competition. I went over and snapped a few pics.

A ton of converted models here! 

Iron Giant!

This monster is amazing! 

Smaller things! 

Hope you enjoyed that showcase! 


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