Friday, June 14, 2019

Corsairs (part V)

Still waiting on some more corsair reavers that I orderd a few weeks ago (together with some made to order, yes my mistake). Meanwhile I painted up Râza the Serpent fang. Lovely model, a joy to paint. I'm really fond of Forgeworld models and I have to say that after painting a model from their range I really am reluctant to paint the older models.

I also got my hands on something special. I bought some of the unreleased metal corsair models from GW. A rare catch! I painted both of them up. Only problem is that the fit in so well with the other sculps, nobody noticed them :p

Friday, June 7, 2019

Gondor at war!

In the last few weeks we also continued our Gondor at war campaign and managed to get three games in. After a masacre at Pelargir the forces of Gondor needed a victory.

Faramir managed to get his men to safety after an easy victory in the Fall of Osgiliath scenario. Guritz and his Morannons stood no chance against the forces of Minas Tirith. They were overwhelmed before Gothmog could catch up.

Faramir raced towards the white city in the The white rider scenario. Being chased by the Nazgul, Gandalf rushed towards them. Turn one Faramir was sap willed and his horse already dead by a black dart. In the second turn the Nazgul smelled an easy victory and charged the son of Gondor after reducing him to one wound and no fate left. But Gandalf arrived. He charged the same Fell beast that had charged Faramir and the knights of Gondor rushed in, charging bravely into the combats as well.

A heroic strike from Gandalf combined with a heroic combat from Faramir and some charging knights turned the tables for good. The first Nazgul was slain and they charged the next one as well, it also died that turn. The last Nazgul died a few turns later while Faramir walked to Minas Tirith.

After we finished our meal Faramir prepared for his return to Osgiliath in Faramir's charge. They charged valiantly, only losing one horse to shooting. Could they retake the ruined city?

Gothmog rallied the defences and turn after turn they took the initiative and utterly destroyed Gondor's finest.

Corsairs (part IV)

More progress!
I finally finished the largest chunk of the army.

I started with some Corsair reaver conversions. I orderd some miniatures with a naked torso and started chopping. I kept the head and legs from the Corsair models and with some green stuff I created the following reavers. Not that bad for my first conversions and use of green stuff :D!

I also painted up the last of my archers:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A small update

I made a little progress on the corsairs and painted up 7 arbalesters. Next on the painting table are some archers and corsair reavers.

We also continued the Gondor at War campaign. Scenario three saw an easy victory for evil. The rangers of Gondor stood no chance against the hordes of Haradrim.
A first victory for evil!

Last thursday we played the forth scenario, the raiding of Pelargir. The corsairs swarmed the poor clansmen by suprise and after three turns most of the building where on fire and two already burned down. The clansmen renewed their defences and started slaughtering the corsairs. The corsair started fleeing back to their ships. But it was already to late and a third building burned down. Another victory for evil. 2vs2 for now.

I also started  combining Minas Tirith and the Fiefdoms into an all mounted army list. With great succes for their first two games. Easterlings were slaughterd in the first game and even Isengard stood no chance.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Corsairs (part II)

An update on my corsair project. I finished the next eight warriors, Delgamar en Dalamyr:

I really love the forgeworld models. Delgamar was once again a joy to paint with lots of details. Looking foreward to more forgeworld stuff! A shire army comes up to mind :D.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

A new dawn

"Come on, you sea rats, get off your ship"

Once again it has been a while. But I have been buzy the last few weeks and enjoyed a long holliday in Egypt.

I made some more progress and started with a nex army, the corsairs of Umbar.
I started with the first eight warriors and some commanders and gave some of the models some small conversions like a hook or a little parrot:

In between I painted the priority token from the new three hunters set:

And I finished Grishnakh. The model was lying around on my hobby desk for more than a year now:

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

For Gondor (part IV)

"Minas Tirith, city of kings!"

I painted up the last command set of Minas Tirith. Still some foutain guards left and the army is finished.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Mordor detour


Some more progress!
I took a small detour and painted up the last of the named Nazgul:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Gondor at war: second scenario + building my own bar for the mancave

"This city of Osgiliath has been reclaimed for Gondor!"

We played the retaking of Osgiliath scenario in our Gondor at war campaign. It was an easy win for Gondor. The scenario felt very unbalanced. 19 bows against a few orcs was just a masacre. And when the orcs clashed against a Minas Tirith shieldwall with F4/F5, banner reroll and +1 to wound it was done. Even the troll stood no chance against Boromir with banner.

Next up: ambush at Itilien.

In the mancave I made some more progesss. I built my own bar with some palettes. Now I just need a few barstools.

Meanwhile the extra shelves arrived for my display cabinets so that will be the first job to finish.