Saturday, December 31, 2016

Progress Report 12/31/16 - Smell you later 2016.

I got in a few more games this year! Actually played a bit of both Blood Bowl and some Age of Sigmar. On top of that I did get a bit of painting done as well. 

First up here are a couple things I painted up for TNT. I've since finished these bloat flies with some additional details and basing but I didn't grab a photo of them yet. 

Buzzz buzzz this is our trash buzz buzz

Also built this Steam Bike from Max Mini which I can't wait to paint up and use on the table!

Furry stopped by during a nice little snow storm earlier this week and we played 3 games of a Path To Glory campaign. We went with Death Rattle (Death) vs Bloodbound (Khorne Chaos) because that is what I had the best minis for right now and we wanted to learn the rules for their respective units. 

We made a couple small alterations in the rules as we went and overall it was fast and furious fun! I started with a Wight King and 10 Skeletons while Furry brought the Mighty Lord of Khorne and 5 Blood Warriors. 

First scenario we played was a "Find The Treasure" scenario with three searchable objectives on the board. First Hero to find the treasure and leave off the table edge or kill all the enemy units won a Major Victory. 

Ragnar the Blackhearted and his small but tenacious horde of Skeledudes 
Blood Warriors lined up and ready to spill... bits of bone!?
After moving toward the near by objective Ragnar spots Blood Warriors sneaking around a wall!
Skulls and bones for the Skulls and bones god!
The Skeledudes managed to get the charge and chop down the warriors.
Meanwhile.... this sneaky guy is trying to come kill Ragnar!
Ragnar tries a tactical retreat but it ultimately charged by the MLoK and slain by his damned axe.
But then the Skeletons come to save the day! Chop chop down goes the MLoK.
After the first game Ragnar gained enough fame to lure in another.... 10 Skeletons! Oh boy. Meanwhile the Bloodbound brought the big guns with some Wrathmongers (played by half built Nurgle Knights this time around). 

The second scenario was to kill the monster in the center of the table and claim his magical weapon stash. It was a very short game with Ragnar's forces taking the initiative and the Chaos Gargant charging at the nearby Bloodbound. In the process it killed almost all of the Blood Warriors and left just one wound on the MLoK who proceeded to slay the monster with his damned axe in one round of combat. Game, set, match!

Giant toilet or crumbling tower? You be the judge. 
For the third and final scenario of the day we completed a "take and hold" type scenario where two comets fell to the battlefield and our warbands had to control them to gain points. It was a close fought and strategic battle but ultimately Ragnar's forces were able to hold out against the Bloodbound and secure a Major Victory. 

Staring down the Wrathmongers on the flank. 
These guys are nasty! 
With freshly devoted followers the MLoK hopes to crush his skeletal nemesis.
With some fancy footwork the Skeletons get the charge and contest the objective!
"It's just Skeletons you dimwits!!"
Meanwhile... the Wrathmongers fall to the Skeleton Warriors. Thanks for the extra attacks!
And Ragnar gets a bit broody.
Path To Glory is not balanced. If you can get over that and are playing with someone who can see the silly it is actually pretty darn fun and a good way to learn the basics of Age of Sigmar. I'm looking forward to painting up these minis and finishing up this campaign with another 2 or 3 games. Not a bad way to wrap up the year - a few more games under our belts with excitement for gaming in our blood! See you in 2017!

1 comment:

Paul O'G said...

Happy New Year mate! I hope 2017 is kind to you on the hobby front :-)

That steam bike looks awesome! Looking forward to seeing it painted up