Painting   Leave a comment

Started on a Roman/ Dark Age wagon and crew, 2 Mirkwood Elf Cavalry and Bolg Foot and Mounted.

So far all black coat spray after assembly.

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Posted February 10, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Gloomhaven   Leave a comment

Phil, Mike, Alex and Darryl played Gloomhaven.  Another great game.  We took on Drake’s Nest at level 2 (normal).  Phil had a new Beast Master character.  It was tough after the third room when lots of nulls and misses and problems with doors, stuns, poisons and movement all conspired to hit us hard.  The third room was dealt with/ held at bay by the beast whilst the rapidly fading heroes took on the last room.  Fortunately the Tinkerer had kept some good cards back and still had enough life with the help of Mike to take out the final room and grab the treasure.  So a very narrow victory with both Darryl Phil and Mike either exhausted or on their final rest!  Well done team.

Found this handy online campaign tracker:  below is our file.  http://thearcane.li/

{
“name”: “Inglorious”,
“prosperity”: 6,
“donations”: 11,
“partyLocation”: “Gloomhaven”,
“partyNotes”: “”,
“partyAchievements”: {
“First Steps”: “true”,
“Jekserah’s Plans”: “true”
},
“reputation”: 12,
“globalAchievements”: {
“Ancient Technology 1”: “true”,
“The Merchant Flees”: “true”,
“The Power of Enhancement”: “true”,
“Water-Breathing”: “true”,
“City Rule: Demonic”: null,
“City Rule: Economic”: null,
“City Rule: Militaristic”: “true”
},
“scenariosUnlocked”: [
1,
2,
3,
4,
5,
6,
9,
13,
15,
14,
7,
20,
8,
16,
18,
28,
23,
26,
43,
65,
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],
“scenariosComplete”: [
1,
2,
3,
4,
13,
15,
14,
7,
20,
8,
18,
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],
“treasuresUnlocked”: [
1,
4,
10,
7,
26,
35,
38,
46,
51,
63,
65,
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],
“monsterHealth”: {
“defaultScenarioLevel”: -1,
“defaultNumPlaying”: -1,
“scenario”: -1,
“monsters”: []
}
}

Posted February 10, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Painting update   Leave a comment

Have completed Prince Imrahil of Dol amroth and Duinhir of the Blackroot Vale to add to my Fiefdom force.  I used layering rather than dry brush for the highlights.

I do not see a Ranger in Blue (in fact everyone would see him) so went with my usual greens.

Also did 3 Dead Marsh spectres and 3 orc trackers.  For the latter I painted the bases grey to theme with my ashen wasteland based Mordor Orcs.

Finally I painted a batch of my Mantic Games Dungeon furniture up.  I added verdigris and rust effects to go with the dank dungeon theme.

Posted February 6, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

To the Strongest Fantasy Lord of the Rings   Leave a comment

Planning my To the Strongest Battle.  The forces of Umbar are advancing towards Pelargir having joined up with the Haradrim and Southrons.  Joining them is an advanced force from Mordor.  Ranged against them is a force from Dol Amroth and the Fiefdoms.

I have created some army lists ideas people are welcome to adapt.

lotrarmies

 

Posted January 23, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Corsairs of Umbar completed   Leave a comment

Dalamyr leads his force of arbelestiers, corsairs archers and warriors on a raid into Gondor.

Posted January 20, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 12 January : Buffy   Leave a comment

Bruce introduced Phil, Alex, Mike and Darryl to his Legendary Buffy game.  Our first attempt ended rapidly in disaster against the Master.  Second time round we managed to scrape through to victory which was lots of fun.  We played co-cooperatively and 3 players ended up with 14 VP.  I think it would be tough as a none co-operative game.  I think it was very different to and perhaps better than the other Buffy game.  Again it is probably even more fun for Buffy fans like Bruce and Darryl with all the great photos on the cards.

Posted January 16, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Painting update: Corsairs of Umber   Leave a comment

Current project is a Corsairs of Umbar Army led by the Fleetmaster himself.  I already have some Black Numenoreans and have an assassin from my Harad force but have never got round to collecting Corsairs before.  So I purchased a plastic box set with the Fleetmaster and 3 arbelestiers to join them.  As usual when I wanted a Bosun and Captain they were out of stock.

For colour scheme I have chosen to go with dark muted colours.  All black seemed too bland especially with my Nazgul and Numenoreans so I wanted something similar.  I definitely wanted a look like those in the films rather than the gaudy pirates I have sometimes seen done.  After all this is Lord of the Rings not pirates of the caribbean.  If I want bright coloured pirates I can paint up my Conan figures.  Any way I have chosen black base coat and then highlighted with dark grey, dark grey-blue and dark blue.  I have done dark brown for the leather.  I might add some lighter leather too as per the images from the films.  I will use the same for the Fleetmaster but he can have some dark red reminiscent of Harad (read his profile).  So far I have done block colours and applied flesh wash to talarn flesh areas.  For the bases I changed my mind away from planks and have gone for seaborne raiders landing on slightly sandy grasslands/ shores ready to fight Gondor.  So I have chosen graveyard earth with a light dry brush of bone white.  I will apply grass and some tufts later.  Maybe more vigorous greener grass than the wastelands though.

 

Posted January 16, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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