Monday, June 18, 2012

Everything BUT Warhammer

It's the week of Blood in the Sun II and I have been playing all of my hobby games EXCEPT Warhammer. Well that's not entirely true, I did play a close game last Saturday losing to Light Slaan Lizardmen 11-9. So what else have I been doing? Malifaux and Warmahordes, of course.

The Warmachine Steamroller League is in full swing, and I am sitting at an unlikely 2-2 which I am very happy with. I have also picked up a few more models, my favorite of which was a Rök conversion kit, and an oop metal Dire Troll which I used to convert Rök. Much better than the plastic version, imo:

I then spent a LOT of time this week trying to reboot Malifaux at our house. I spent time cleaning the computer / gaming room and making room for another 3x3 Malifaux / Terraclips setup. I wanted to make the board different and more intriguing this time, and added a second street level with supports, and a 3 story house with basement access from the ground level. I thought it was a cool idea, and it turned out very well:

Here is the ground floor, and basic framework. It took a while to line up the streets.

The second tier starts to show all of the balconies which will make the games much more interesting.
Lord Chomppy Bits for scale reference (on a 50mm round base)

The final table turned out very cool.

Combined I used 2 Buildings kits and 1 Streets kit from Terraclips, with 3 boxes of clips (and every single L-clip I had). The roofs and chimneys really finish off the look, which my previous table did not have. We are in the middle of the first game for the Malifaux Summer Campaign on the table and so far the layout has been very cool. We are already fighting in the buildings, n the elevations, and making good use of the cover.

I am currently on the ropes with my Seamus crew (Seamus, Avatar, 3 Belles, Sybell, Dead Rider) vs Andrea's Arcanists (Rasputina, Essence of Power, 2 Silent Ones, Kaeris, 3 Fire Gamin) but Seamus is about to transform and the Dead Rider is about to flank! We'll see how it turns out.

Also, I've been working on finishing up the Kirai crew. Picked up a few more models and pinned them this weekend.

 This weekend is BITSII. Keep an eye on Twitter for updates, and I will be posting a report upon my return!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Trollbloods and Hordes

Today is the start of Gamers Sanctuary's Warmachine Steamroller League! The league is set up with both hobby AND gaming prizes, and I intend to try and paint my whole Trollbloods army in 6 weeks to get myself a hobby prize. First up are two trolls that showcase my army color scheme for the very first time. Blue skin and orange tartans, I really like the colors.

 Dire Troll Mauler
Troll Axer

More to come soon! And while we're at it, here are the rules to the Steamroller League!

• Event Begins: Monday, June 4th @ 6pm
• League Length: 6 Weeks
• Format: Steamroller 2012 Escalation
• League Fee: $2.00 Per Week

For any condition not addressed here, use the Steamroller 2012 rules.

Players will compete in a 6-week Steamroller Escalation League with First, Second and Third place players each receiving an official Steamroller trophy (see the trophies at: ... ophies.png). Players can play up to two (2) league scoring matches each week. These games will earn players League Points and count towards their overall standing in the league. Players can also play an unlimited number of open games each week. Open games will be used to determine tiebreakers. Strength of schedule will not be used. Players cannot play the same opponent in consecutive games (open or scoring).

Games will not have time limits. All games must be played to completion. Draws are not permitted. Before the start of each game, scoring and open, the player with the lowest number of League Points must roll for scenario according to the Steamroller 2012 Scenario Selection Chart (SR2012, Pg. 7). Players will be awarded 3 League Points for each scoring game win and 1 League Point for each scoring game loss. Players can make-up missed scoring games at any point during the league.

League Points are not awarded for open games. As far as open games are concerned, players need only record their opponent's name and the outcome.

All players must choose a faction at the beginning of the league and must use exclusively that faction for the entirety of the league. A player's list can change at any time. Army sizes for each week of league are as follows:

Week 1: 15-Points - Week 2: 20-Points - Week 3: 25-Points
Week 4: 30-Points - Week 5: 35-Points - Week 6: Free For All

For all you hobby enthusiasts, the Steamroller Escalation League will also reward players for painting their models throughout the course of the league. Hobby Points will be issued towards models, owned and painted by the league participant himself/herself, as follows:

Battle Engine/Colossal: 4-Points
Warcaster/Warlock, Max. Size Unit: 3-Points
Heavy Warjack/Warbeast, Min. Size Unit*: 2-Points
Light Warjack/Warbeast, Solo: 1-Point
* Also includes units that do not have a Min./Max. size.

At the end of the league, the three players with the most Hobby Points will be awarded Steamroller Coins for First, Second and Third place (see the coins at: In the event of a tie for Hobby Points, the player with the best paint job, as judged by a GS staff member, will be deemed the winner.