Saturday, 14 March 2015

While I was up the Mountain GW quietly slit WHFB's throat

Is GW about to let Fantasy bleed out?

While I was climbing Mt Kahikatea on the South Island with a hundred 11 and 12 year olds last week, GW did something unspeakable to it's fluff and rules.

30 years of fluff about to bleed out into the dust?  (Click to Pete's blog article on this)

Speculation is now hotter than ever with the leaks and hints, and the direction that GW seems to be taking. Rage quitters and fanboys alike now wait with abated breath for 9th Ed.

Interesting (End) times indeed. The last End Times book, Archaon. Wrath of Khorne (yay!)
Rip out the restrictions on army builds (with exception of having only one Army standard) Ouch... what about  tournaments and gentlemanly play. This is not cricket. Let all hell break loose!
Free-for-all is now the new black! May be something akin to a bar fight:

Khorne release: 

Some nice new models BUT with my growing insecurity about WHFB's direction, I am staying that hand that is straying to my wallet.
Looking to Saga on Gripping Beast and Wayland games websites instead for my monthly fix of plastic crack (Thanks for that term, Tim).

Really great new Khorne models, but I think no purchases from GW until 9th Ed comes and shows its true colours. I do love the Skarr and wrathmonger/skullreaper kits and the Skarr model, none the less.

Skarr Bloodwrath:
M4 WS8 BS3 S5 T5 W3 I7 A5 Ld8
Bloodstorm Blades: Magic weapons, +2S first round of combat, and grants Impact Hits(d3)
His Bloodborn rule is great.

Stat lines:


Formations in the last book brings us Boom-boom-shake-the-room-multishot dwarf canons 
(Last hurrah for the stunties before they join the Lizards, Orcs and Ogres on a trip into oblivion ?)

Bit of nerf in this one for Elves. Would rather dust off them dwarfs. Boom boom!

So, for me...I'll just sit and wait.

Paint some Turks or ANZACs to while the time away while we wait for 9th Ed and the things to come. 

Maybe some Saga when the books arrive. Maybe some FoW... 

Been watching the 3rd season of Vikings on Lightbox (The 1st 4 episodes) 

I would recommend it if you are a dark ages fan!

...Adding some impetus to my leaning to Saga.

Full image of Caravaggio's "Abraham sacrificing Isaac" (Uffizzi, Italy) 1603

Devine intervention stopping Abraham from sacrificing his son. I'm hoping something similar will occur to prevent the demise of WHFB as we know it.
Some viewers may have found the cropped image unsettling. Apologies if any sensitivities were disturbed, that was not the intention

Monday, 2 March 2015

NZTC 2015 Photos and Winners

Warhammer Fantasy Battles New Zealand Team Championships 2014

The Kapiti Wargames Club fielded 2 teams: Legion of Doom and Pants Off!

Day 1: Gloves off, or was it shirts of and pants off?
After a brief kerfuffle to find a replacement player at no 99 when Rex took ill, Team Legion of Doom (LoD) arrived to take on the big guns of the NZ Warhammer world.

Roundly tipped to take the wooden spoon, as we had come close to in the preceding years, we proceeded to do battle.

Many thanks to Lockie Reid who stood in for the incapacitated Rex, ably fielding his Wood Elf army!
Hope you're feeling better, Rex! You missed a great tournament!

Not much time to do a write-up of my experience or the event (I will do it next week)
I am now hurriedly packing to go off on a school camp at the crack of sparrows tomorrow...

So, this is really not much more than a photo-dump.

May thanks to Pete and Tim for a fantastic event!

And no, we (LoD) did not take the wooden spoon either!

For full results check The Fields of Blood.

Pete and Tim, feel free to right-click and use my photos for your blogs
(It would be nice if you linked back to my blog or acknowledged some way)

Apologies for poor quality of Day 1 photos- taken with my phone

And the gaming is on!

The Field:

Artful Dodgers
Grumpy Old Men
Legion of Doom
Nice Team
Not Afraid to use Comp
Pants Off
Petes Pot Luck
Shirts Off
Stonesfall Massive
Team Bucketheads
Weekend Warriors

Heroic stand of my Corsair Master in my first game - Team DILF
Druchii Civil War.

Kapiti Teams Comparing notes after the first clash

And then we're off again

Some lovelies that caught the eye...

The Nice Team. Tane and Luc doing battle

Ironblaster in hard cover

Team Pants Off (Also from Kapiti) going hammer and tongs...

Day 2: Artful Dodgers fist up: 

Then Weekend Warriors

And Grumpy Old Men...

Ladies and Gentlemen: Tim announcing the winners:

Aesthetic awards:: 

Best Sports:

Not Afraid to Use Comp

The Inaugural Van Trapp Invitational Trophy 
(Sorry Pete, you've got yer eyes closed: but it's the only shot I got)

Third place

Second Place

And Overall Winners: Team DILF (with a Phoarrr)

Very relieved that the Wooden Spoon passed Team Legion of Doom by (again)!
You will notice that it is a slotted wooden spoon...
 To represent all those attacks allowed to come through!