Monday, May 26, 2008

More Paratroopers

The rest of the Italian paratroopers and the Semovete sp gun arrived last Friday. I ended up calling Brigade games earlier last week to see what was taking so long for the models to arrive and found out the Semovete was back ordered but Lon found one in back stock and shipped out the order. I haven't set down and organized the models yet but I will probably build the Semovete first.
I have been building more ogre bulls to add to my warhammer league army. I went to the Castle yesterday and played 3 games with one loss and 2 wins. The first game was against John Bays and his Empire Knights for a loss. It was a fun game and I plan to write up a battle report. The second game was against Nick Boylan and his Wood Elves. He shot down one unit of Bulls but I smashed the rest of his band. A win for me. The last game was against Tyler Barnett and his Tzentch Chaos Daemons. He had a ton of magic against my 2 dispel dice so I figured it would be a quick game with me losing, but it I ended up winning. A lone bull survivor charged his big unit of horrors and killed the herald leading it with cut down his magic. Then he miscast killing 6 of his own horrors, and finally I hit his unit with the hunter, the gorger and a 3 ogre bulls. A couple of rounds of combat later they were done. He only had 3 horrors left on the table so we called the game. He was undefeated for 5 games before we played and was worried that his army was too cheesy. It was the best game of the day but it is always better when you win a game you think you are going to lose.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Italian Paratroopers arrive

The first batch of figures has arrived. I received the Paratroopers with HMGs and German weapons along with the Handschar heads from Bolt action in England first. I called Brigade games yesterday asking when the rest of the models were sent out, and found out they haven't shipped yet. This morning though I had an email from Lon at Brigade Games that the package was in the mail and I should see it soon.
I signed up for the Warhammer League and finally decided to play Ogre Kingdoms. I plan to use my Golfang's ogres models and swap them out as I build the regular ogre bulls. My 500pt army is a hunter lead war band with two units of bulls, a pack of gnoblar trappers and a gorger. I found all the models and have assembled the gorger. I didn't like the pose of the gorger so I added enough green stuff and did a little sculpting to get it were I wanted it.
I picked up The New Daemon Armybook and Codex, along with a box of the new Bloodletters and Daemonettes. The books are cool and the models are snazzy.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A New Army for Disposable Heroes

I finally broke down and ordered a pile of 28mm Italian Paratroopers from BoltAction minis to build an army for Disposable Heroes. I ordered the majority of them and a semovete self propelled gun from Brigade games but had to order the paras with german weapons and the paras with heavy machine gun from Boltaction in England. I also ordered a bunch of the Handschar SS heads for my future project of a 13th SS army. I was able to set at my painting desk and clean the flash off of a few models but I still haven't been able to get any painting done.
I picked up the Semovete SP gun to add a little meat to the army when we move up to more vehicles in the games.