Friday, April 27, 2012

Pre-Tournament Thoughts

So, tomorrow is showtime. I'm oddly enough all done painting and I did get one game off wednesday. So today is rather calm, which is just lovely. No last minute stress. It gives me time to write here for example.

I think I will be going downtown to make me some really simple display board, mainly for transporting during the event. The tournament itself is attended by around 80 people and we play after the ETC draft #2, for those acquainted with that. It means however that I get 2500 rather than 2400 which is super since I just couldn't get it right for 2400 for some weird reason. However beasts, TK, WE etc got 2600. I don't really like the ETC restrictions for regular singles tournaments like these, I think they are overly complicated and a little skewed from the gaming community here, which of course isn't the ETC guys fault mind you. Anyway OnG are largely uncomped which makes it more fun to make an army list.

Well performance-wise I'm really not sure what to expect. I really have a lot of potential damaga causers in my army, but no single unit that can match up to the top end ones in single combat - read savage orc biguns, bloodletter horde, irongut-star etc. So I'm aware that if my army decides to perform bad across the place, it will just fall apart. However with animosity well taken care of, and good steadfast/stubborn opportunities plus the manglers, chariots and fanatics I believe it makes for an interesting, fun playstyle whit games differing greatly between another.

In the end I really just want to have a good time, I'm not set out to break any system or show off some new never-thought-of build to rule them all. But of course it's more fun when you're on the winning side of things. The tournament is a 5-game 20-0 system. I predict my battle points to be in the span 55-65, but I would love to snag a top 10 placing, which would recuire ~65ish points maybe.

On top of this I will bring my camera to do some documenting work, but we'll see how it pans out.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

List Set for Nationals This Weekend


The nationals is coming closer and participants are now up in the 80's, which is great. Well I have painted like a madman these past weeks and now I have a battleworthy army. As such I won't change the models going in the list, as I need to get some games in. Crazy huh?

Anyways. The list is similar to my earlier post. Here goes.

  • Orc Warboss - boar, sword of striking, armor of destiny, crown of command, shield
  • Orc Great Shaman - lvl. 4, fencers blades, talisman of preservation, channeling staff
  • Black Orc BSB - boar, charmed shield
  • Night Goblin Shaman - scroll
  • 39 Night Goblins - nets, 2 fanatics
  • 5 Spider Riders
  • 20 Night goblins - bows
  • 30 Orc Biguns - standard, musician, shields
  • 23 Black Orcs - standard, musician, shields, Banner of Eternal Flame
  • Orc Chariot
  • Orc Chariot
  • 1 Troll
  • Arachnarok
  • Rock Lobber
  • Rock Lobber
  • Mangler Squig
  • Mangler Squig
I'm excited, now that the army is all done and eager to see how it plays. Though to be honest I haven't been playing nearly enough with this army, so lets hope I don't blow it.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Painted: Arachnarok & Black Orc BSB

Hey guys!

Thought I would share with you some recent progressions of mine. First up, the arachnarok. I was just really having a blast with this one, just painting the colors I felt like. In those cases you really get it done fast might I add.




The Black Orc BSB on boar is just a minor conversion, though effective. With some cutting and green stuff I fittet a standard black orc banner bearer on top of a new boar. He also got a shield and a great weapon on his back. The shield is of course the charmed shield, and is the champion boys shield. It's actually kinda unique for black orcs to be able to switch away the magic shield in combat if he wanted to preserve the 2+ charm for later, and rather go with the great weapon instead. Well I think he turned out fine. I also just went to town on the banner, in the end going for a giant squig motif.

Well enjoy. And feel free to comment and ask questions.