Thursday, 28 August 2014

Terrain building for GuardCon and Hobby

GuardCon is in a couple of weeks. It's our local club's 'Auckland City Guard' annual convention. All those of you who are interested in Warhammer Fantasy & 40K should keep an eye out. It's looking to be the biggest turnout for both systems this year so far at a tournament. Along with the usual suspects there is also Flames of War, Saga, X-Wing and Bolt action happening over the weekend of the 13th of September. Don't worry I'll have reports and pics leading up and during the event. Until then enjoy some recaps thats made the tournament in its previous incarnations.

'Da Sportz moments'

'Da Nom nom moments'

'Da Glory moments'

'Da Commaraderie'

See you there, it's going to be massive fun this year too!

So needing over 60+ tables of terrain means that every little bit helps. I've started touching up and upgrading mine over the weeks. It's an excellent feeling as it slowly takes shape. If you have terrain you want to show of at Guardcon, sponsor a table and help the tournament out.

 Some more GW trees.

 My mushroom forest getting the start of new bases.

 Twin forests for my elven table of terrain.

Bases for the Jungle terrain WIP.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New Games Workshop Undead releases.

Once again the new sculpts coming out are insanely detailed and characterful. The details are stunning and they fill in all those key models that needed a refresh. Check out these sneak peeks before this weekends unveil.

Ngash the first Necromancer. Destroyer of Nehekhara.

 Neferata, Queen of Lahmia. 

 Arkhan the black, Liche King.

New Spirit Host model.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

ETC 2014 Won By Team Sweden

Team Sweden takes out the WHFB Teams for 2014. Great show and the 1st time on the podium for them. They swept aside the top teams in the final rounds to win convincingly.

Here's their lists and what a great selection.

Christian Wennberg, Vampire Counts
Vampire Lord: General, Level 4, Lore of Vampires, Aura of Dark Majesty, Quickblood, Heavy armour, Shield,
Ogre Blade, Talisman of Preservation, The Other Tricksters Shard, 489
Vampire: Battle Standard Bearer, Level 2, Death, Obsidian Amulet, Scroll of Shielding, Charmed Shield, 215
Necromancer: Level 2, Lore of Death, Dispel Scroll, 125
2x Tomb Banshee: 2x 95
55 Skeleton Warriors: Light Armour, Shield, FCG, Banner of Swiftness, 320
3x 5 Dire Wolves: Champion, 3x 50
2x 20 Zombies: Musician, 2x 65
2 Fell Bats: 32
8 Crypt Horrors: 304
1 Mortis Engine: 220
1 Terrorgheist: 225
Total: 2400

Johan Lagmo, Dark Elves
Dreadlord on Dark Steed: General, Brace of Rptr Handbows , Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Shield, Giant
Blade, Dawn Stone, The Other Tricksters Shard, 287
Supreme Sorceress: Level 4, Lore of Death, Dispel Scroll, Ring of Hotek, 295
Master on Dark Pegasus: Lance, Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Shield, Cloak of Twilight, 188
Master on Dark Pegasus: Lance, Heavy Armour, Sea Dragon Cloak, Battle Standard bearer, Talisman of
Preservation, Charmed Shield, 211
Master on Dark Pegasus: Lance, Sea Dragon Cloak, Shield, Armour of Destiny, 184
5 Dark Riders: Rptr Crossbow, Shields, 100
10 Dark Riders: Rptr Crossbow, Shields, 200
24 Darkshards: FCG, Banner of the Eternal Flame, 328
5 Harpies: 75
4x 1 Reaper Bolt Thrower: 4x 70
2x 5 Doomfire Warlocks: 2x 125
Total: 2398

Sebastian Berg, Deamons of Chaos
Herald of Tzeentch: General, Level 2, Metal, 125
Herald of Tzeentch: Level 2, Metal, 125
4x 10 Pink Horrors of Tzeentch: Musician, Champion, 4x 150
5 Chaos Furies: 60
2x 5 Chaos Furies: Mark of Tzeentch, 2x 70
1 Beasts of Nurgle: 60
2x 3 Beasts of Nurgle: 2x 180
2x 5 Flesh Hounds of Khorne: Ambushers, 2x 165
4 Plague Drones of Nurgle: Plague Proboscis, 240
4 Plague Drones of Nurgle: 220
1 Skull Cannon of Khorne: 135
Total: 2395

Marcus Engblom, Orcs and Goblins
Black Ork Warboss: General ,Heavy Armour, Armed to the teeth, Talisman of Preservation, Crown of Command,
Dragonhelm, 250
Savage Ork Great Shaman: Level 4, Big Waaagh!, Obsidian Loadstone, Sceptre of Stability, Golden Sigil Sword,
Savage Ork Big Boss: Battle Standard bearer, Great Weapon, Standard of Discipline, 119
Savage Ork Shaman: Level 1 Big Waaagh!, Lucky Shrunken Head, 120
Night Goblin Shaman: Level 1, Little Waaagh!, Dispell Scroll, 75
Goblin Big Boss on Wolf: Light Armour, Charmed Shield, Dragonbane Gem, Shrikeing Blade, 69
35 Savage Ork Big Unz: Standard, Musician, Second Choppas, 405
20 Night Goblins: shortbows, 2 Fanatics, 110
20 Night Goblins: shortbows, 2 Fanatics, 110
2x 9 Trolls: 2x 315
2x Doom Diver: 2x 80
2x Rock Lobba: 2x 85
Total: 2498

Erik Aronson, Skaven
Grey seer: general, level4, D3 warpstone tokens, talisman of preservation, power scroll, ironcurse icon, 325
Warlord: heavy armour, shield, the fellblade, 193
Cheiftain: Battle Standard bearer, heavy armour, halberd, banner of eternal flame, 82
Chieftain: heavy armour, halberd, potion of speed, 52
Assassin: 2nd handweapon, throwing stars, potion of strength, weeping blade, 170
Warlock engineer: level1, scroll of shielding, doom rocket, 110
Warlock engineer: level1, dispel scroll, 90
Warlock engineer: obsidian lodestone, 60
46 Storm vermin: FCG, storm banner, 397
59 Slaves: musician, champion, 124
60 Slaves: musician, champion, 126
2x 2 Rat swarms: 2x 50
5 Gutter runners: poisoned attacks, slings, 90
2x Doom wheel: 2x 150
2x Warp lightning cannon: 2x 90
Total: 2399

Anders Gustavsson, High Elves
Prince on Barded Elven Steed: General; Heavy Armour; Shield, Giant Blade, Dragonhelm, Dawn Stone, 271
Archmage on Elven Steed: Level 4, Lore Of Life, Elven Steed, Crown of Command, Dispel Scroll, Golden Crown
of Atrazar, 310
Noble on Barded Elven Steed: Lance; Heavy Armour; Shield; Battle Standard bearer, Banner of the World
Dragon, 172
Noble on Barded Elven Steed: Dragon Armour, Ogre Blade, Enchanted Shield, Luckstone, 145
3x 5 Ellyrian Reavers: 3x 80
16 Silver Helms: FCG, Shields, 398
29 White Lions of Chrace: FCG, Gleaming Pendant, 412
Frostheart Phoenix: 240
3x 1 Eagle Claw Bolt Thrower: 3x 70
Total army cost: 2398

Dennis Palmkvist, Wood elves
Spellweaver on Elven steed: General, level 4, lore of high magic, Obsidian loadstone, Dispel scroll, 310
Glade captain on elven steed: battle standard bearer, Asrai long bow, light armour, hail of doom arrow,
dragonbane gem, starfire shafts, 149
4x Waystalker: 2nd hand weapon, asrai longbow, 4x 90
13 Gladeguard: musicant, starfire shafts, 218
13 gladeguard: musicant, standard, starfire shafts, gleaming pendant, 233
13 Gladeguard: musicant, 166
11 Wildriders: Standard, standard of disiplin, 333
2x 5 Deepwood scouts: 2x 65
2x 10 Waywatchers: 2x 200
2x 1 Great eagle: 2x 50
Total: 2399

Robert Johansson, Chaos Dwarfs 
Sorcerer-prophet: general, blackshard armour, darkforged weapon, level 4, lore of hashut, earthing rod, obsidian 
talisman, 355 
Daemonsmith sorcerer: blackshard armour, enscorcelled hand weapon, level2, lore of death, dispel scroll, 
charmed shield, 160 
Infernal castellan: blackshard armour, Battle Standard bearer, enchanted shield, 135 
2x 1 Hobgoblin khan on giant wolf: throwing knives, 2x 52 
26 Infernal guard: great weapons, FCG, standard of swiftness, 437 
32 Hobgoblin cutthroats: bows, musician, 164 
Iron daemon war engine: hellbound, 310 
2x Deathshrieker rocket launcher: 2x 100 
Hellcannon: 210 
K'daai destroyer: 325 
Total: 2400 

New Zealand Came in 20th out of the 32 teams. Against top competition the team did very well in the opening rounds but it slid a little as the games came on. I'll be first to say that I am proud of you guys for representing. Well done on putting in the effort and I'm sure I'm amongst many hoping that you will continue representing. Let there be another NZ team competing next year.

The Serbian team must be especially proud. What a fantastic showcase the home team put on. Warhammer is strong and getting stronger.

Friday, 8 August 2014

ETC Serbia 2014 - Largest Warhammer Tournament I've heard of

ETC 2014 has kicked off in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Singles events have been run and won. We wait with anticipation the main event which is the Teams Competition. NZ has entered a team this year. How will they do in the hot waters of competition against the best of the rest of the world. Good luck lads!

Here's some Pic's from the competition site.

Massive venue to house almost a thousand Competitors.
Bogdan of the Serbian team via Auckland gets some practice games in against the NZ team before this weekends Teams event.

WHFB 1st round has been released :-

Czech -Hungary
New zeland-Scotland

Team Australia vs Team England battling out the Warhammer Ashes prior to the tournament proper.

There's not only WHFB at the tournament. WH40k has a big component at the event. Here's some cool stats from the gathered field.

Some more pic's from the tournament site.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Space Wolves Codex and Muderfang out this weekend

 Sneak peek at the new release this weekend and it's the Space Wolf Codex.

Limited edition anyone.

The New Murderfang is pretty brutal!

Forge world also releases the Thanatar Siege-Automata.