Saturday, 21 April 2012

Hobby round up for the week

Had an awesome wkend of wargaming at the Auckland Open, run by the East Auckland Elites. Their first tournament and sure to be many down the pipeline in future after a very successful event run by Rod & Nikola. I entered the casual WFB doubles 1400pts with an army of Wood elves. It was perfect practice and the first outing for them in a tournament. I had gathered some ideas and msu and a Lvl 4 with life was my list.

Spellweaver Lvl 4
Noble HoD, Great Weapon

18 Glade Guard:  Ban, Mus
12 Glade Guard:  Mus

12 Dryads
6 Way Watchers
6 Wildriders: Bann
7 War Dancers

A bare bones list and with one magical item. My theory was that I wanted to take these models which I had just finish painting and it came to 1400pts which meant it was ready to go. Who needs tuning and uber armoured killy characters anyways. The army was a totally different beast to what I'm use to and the reliance on magic and deployment was a real challenge and led to some great enjoyable games. I was partnered with an Ogre list and to be fair it was almost identical to the other 2 Ogre lists making it to the event. This took the form of a large Ogrestar with tricked out characters boucing to the front rank in combat with accompanying big gribbly and some redirecters. It actually worked a treat and with the Ogre doing the combat the Wood Elves did what they did best which was shoot the bezzzus outta stuff. What magic str3 shooting can do and two wounds on a Hellcannon there and a few killing blows into some Coldones there, funs.

With some convenient way stations the tournament was a hoot. We ended up with 4wins and 2 losses and came second overall. With a small crowd for WFB it was great to have a chat and catch up with all the guys. Got my two games of pool in during the weekend and a couple of pints and learnt a little bit about playing wood elves. Now just to get all those other models painted so I can field a 2400pt force.

 A studious moment, especially with a great big river down the middle of your deployment. 

The eventual winners Rory and Antony with 'The power of men!', a Empire and Bretonnain Alllied force.

Big spacious and top class venue. Keep an eye out with some free time if you're keen for a tournament middle of next year.

Here's my army pick of the week. It's a friends Biel Tan Eldar, with a spectacular Revenant Titan. Almost makes me want to get my Marines back on the park. It's Flames of war this weekend, but here's some pictures and the link to his site Here

All hand painted and worthy of a tut as that is one smooth paint job.

And the rest of the force that you'll bound to see at a tournament near you soon.

Board game of the week: Mission Red Planet 3.5/5.

3-5 Player easy to learn stratergy game. It took me about the 3rd game to get all the nuances but highly enjoyable from the get go.

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