Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Vidar's Fate campaign weekend report part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the campaign weekend report. In this post the battles will be put to one side and instead we shall delve into the various entries in the painting competitions...

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There were a fair few titans on display in the engines of war category.

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An innovative Eldar take on a bastion.

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Captain Caine cuts a diminutive figure alongside some of the rather larger heroes!

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Not in the painting contest but an immense 'nid army. Absolutely stunning.

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Thousand Sons army in the best army competition.

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It was nice to see a few Eldar titans at the weekend. The eventual winner of that category was a harlequin phantom titan which unfortunately I don't have a photo of. If you check out the Warhammer World facebook page there should be one there

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The overall winner of the painting contest. My friend Stu's army finally winning the coveted best army at the third of fourth time of asking. Well deserved I reckon.

I'd highly recommend you check his blog. Amazing stuff there.

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Every single model is converted, incredible attention to detail.

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The Iron Hawks space marines.

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A really nice Dark Angels army utilising a bit of everything from the new codex.

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Some custodes.

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A really nice guard army with a cool camo pattern.

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Iyanden make an appearance with a beautiful Eldar army.

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Well you know this army by now.

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An honourable defeat in the painting contest. Still got a fair few people coming up to me to say they'd voted for my guys which is always nice to hear. Two 1st place and a nomination from my 3 WW events, not bad at all I reckon. I'll have to up my game some how for the next time...

Stay tuned for part 3 of the report and the climactic final two battles!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Vidar's Fate campaign weekend report part 1

As promised here is the round up of the Vidar's Fate campaign weekend.


Game 1 vs Chaos

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the gun line awaits the advancing chaos.

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The helldrake is followed onto the table by Lt. Rook.

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Unfortunately the thunderbolt's shooting fails to come up to proof and fails to damage the demonic beast.

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The game ended in a resounding victory for the Guard. The most destructive force for the other side proved to be my own Leman Russ which kept getting puppet mastered...

Game 2 1k per person doubles with Gravis vs orks and chaos

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My mounted infantry platoon starts in reserve, while Gravis' forces set up across the battlefront.

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The ork army mounted on bikes, grot tanks and buggies races forwards.

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Gravis' advanced platoon moves towards no mans land and an objective

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The Thudd guns took a heavy toll on the opposing forces. With 8 S5 templates a turn no foe was safe.

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Wazdakka and his bikes race forward under a torrent of fire from the Praetorians.

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The grot tanks advance and fire to great effect on Praetorian infantry, causing considerable damage with their  template weapons.

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The infantry platoon arrives from reserve to lend its fire to tackling the horde of greenskin bikers.

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The Thunderbolt arrives to tackle the grot tank problem.

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The game ends with another convincing Praetorian victory. The entire chaos ork army had been destroyed.

Game 3 vs Guard

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A guard v guard encounter played hammer and anvil . A rather curious set up as we both just set up at optimum range and prepared to unleash hell. This was a kill points mission so plenty to kill on both sides.

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With some horrendous rolling on my opponents part and lucky rolling on my part it very quickly became apparent this wasn't going to end well for my opponent. My armour quickly set to work destroying his advance units.

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Outlflanking sentinels arrive...

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and another... and they both miss with everything...

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The thunderbolt does what fliers do best... destroy hydras before they even get to shoot.

Needless to say it was a Praetorian victory. It was wrapped up in record time with my opponent failing to take a single hullpoint off a vehicle despite a fair few hits. The blobbed infantry platoon with a commissar lord running off the table after taking just a few casualties kinda summed it up.

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The speed of the previous game gave me the opportunity to check up on my red coated brothers and get a couple of photos of them against the nid horde.

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Bring it down!

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So at the end of day 1 I had racked up 3 impressive victories.

The next post will feature the painting competition which will be followed by the final part bringing you pictures from a game against necrons and the apocalypse game...