Monday, 21 July 2014

Jungle Cannibals

During last week I visited my parents in law at their summer house in the archipelago between Västervik and Oskarshamn. But no worries, stuck on an island I had brought with me some miniatures to paint...

The miniatures are from North Star, except the witchdoctor/medicine man who are from Foundry.
I really like these North Star miniatures, they are lots of fun to paint.

I thought I could give my Jungle Cannibals some reinforcements as Im somehow drawn to my Tribal Africa project again. It feels good to take up a older project and continuing where I left it.

And with the rest of the tribesmen on their warband movement trays from Tiny Terrain

Monday, 14 July 2014

Wexio spelkonvent, gaming convention day 2

And here are the pictures taken from day two.

After 3 victory's out of 3 games the first day I knew my luck would end any second.
I had a Shaltari and a PHR army to meet. I did manage surprisingly good with one draw and a small loss. Im extremely happy with my small soldiers, they did good real good.

This meant that I ended on the third place, behind the two organisers of the tournament (which I had beaten the other day... *cought cought*).
And as such I would win first price (as the organizers was disqualified from any prices). I chose a kit of some brushes, dices and a ruler.

As the convention and the games were taking its toll on strength I didn´t take as many pictures as day one.

Thanks for Erik ( and Stefan for a nice tournament and all the players attended. I meat some people I hadn´t meet for some time as well as some new ones.

After a crappy start with heavy losses I got back in the gamed and although I took some casualties advancing and he made some excellent hit and run moves I pushed on and demanded revenge. A very close game and tie. The kill score was differing only 4points in a 1500pts army so that says a lot about how close this game ended. 

A nice Shaltari vs Shaltari picture.

Cursed PHR, you do not want to get stopped with motor problems when you rely on moving about with a skimmer bonus.

After this I shifted my whole army to his flank and almost pulled it out. Only just loosing because of his infantry in the houses got him his points. On the ground I was in command by now.
It was a nice comeback after seeing my force decimated the first couple of turns from his head on assault. Shifting to the flank and pulling his forces apart, I should have done this much earlier and things could have looked differently.

The guys at the prize ceremony.

Here are some other post about Wexio Gaming Convention or the Dropzone Commander tournament.

And we made it in the local news paper.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Wexio spelkonvent, gaming convention

Last weekend Wexio gaming convention was held here in Växjö and I entered into the Dropzone Commander tournament, the largest DzC tournament in Sweden to this date, a mightily eight participators.
I entered with the plan that this would be a great way to finally learn the rules... So after speedpainting an army and making some extra terrain pieces of I went.

I will not post any battle reports of the games played but they turned out far better then I had ever anticipated. The first day I had 3 victory's out of 3 games and thats includes two games against the organisers. Things did look good out of a tournament perspective. More on that in a later post.

Here are a photodump on pictures I took from day 1 from the tournament and some from the rest of the convention. More pictures are to follow at a later date.

 Warhammer Fantasy battle.

Pictures on some board and card gamers.

 "Hail Sauron" Hail Caesar rules in the land of Lord of the Ring.

 Warhammer 40k Megabattle. Imperial vs Necrons.

I just love the looks of these small dropships, making me want to collect a UCM force just for the sake of these.

 The 40k megabattle again.

Thats the end of my pictures from day 1.