Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Old Skaven Madness - part 28 - Rat Ogre / Boneripper

Hello all,
well I guess I should get busy posting more Skaven pictures if I ever want to finish that project :-).
So to begin this second half of the lineup, Clan Ressak proudly presents Boneripper, bodyguard of Thanquol himself. Or as the case was he was most often used as a Rat Ogre "champion" as special characters were never allowed. Sadly.

 His left arm has been replaced with the claw of one of the very old Citadel Scopions - seems to fit pretty well with the rest of the mini. Although it could use with some repainting on the joints.
 The only thing I really do not like today about the paintjob on this Boneripper is the red. Still too inspired by the Red-period of Games Workshop nineties, I guess :-).

Cool mini. I remember when he was announced - the difference between him (and the other newer rat ogres) and the old mono-dimensional rat ogres was unbelievable. One of the best skaven lines ever produced.

All the best,

Sunday, 29 May 2011

New Painting station - DIY-style - Part I

Hello all,
well instead of more rats I 'll show you some work-in-progress pictures of my new Painting station. I made a similar one two years ago but it does not fulfill its job as well as I could wish anymore. The old one can be found here: http://warmasterdk.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-painting-rack.html. It was made during a weekend of much thinking but I still have found quite a few ways of bettering the design. And as we have changed the shelves next to my work area it was too big in all dimensions and as a result was irritating me.
So, while I was babysitting my two boys (they might not be babies anymore but sometimes they act like it...) I began the new paint rack. It is half the size of the old one, but can hold as many paints - due to optimizing the space. Theres is also a few modifications. I have found that it is batter to have the brushes in the back, instead of the front, and more room was needed for half finished minis to be kept in.

In the front row there is room for the last Games Workshop paints that I have left, while the rest of the holes are for Vallejo paints.
The shelves beneath the holes.
Almost finished in its new home. Seems to fit perfectly. Not bad for a few hours work :-).

It should be done in a few days, providing I find some free time to paint the bugger.

Best regards,

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Hello all,
seeing as there is little action on the Warmaster front I will shortly continue the pictures of my old Skaven minis... until then I found this brilliant picture to entice you all :-):

Now that is a fearful Abomination!
Best regards,

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Warmaster Battle Report - 500p Wacky Warmaster - Game Two

Hello all – it is time for the second battle report from our ”Wacky Warmaster” evening of mayhem (the first report can be found here). Again, Battlechronicler was buggy so only pictures, sorry.

This time around the armies were Teutons (as always :-)), The House of Lancaster and an almost purely Spartanian Greek army.

Deployment and force composition looked like this:

My Spartan army, consisting of 5 x Spartan Bodyguard, 1x Sacred Band and 1x Skirmishers (the naked dudes)
The Overpowered Teutons had three units of Brotherknights (!) and one Crossbowmen unit…

The Lancaster army consisted of 1 x Mounted Men at Arms, 1 x Currours, 1 x Men-at-Arms on Foot, 1x Shire Bill (dressed up as Vikings…), 2 Shire Longbowmen, and reroll upgrade for the general.

The Lancaster-army managed to get first turn (which we normally regard as a curse) and after some consideration moved hesitantly forward, sending the knights a bit towards the Teutonic side.
They in turn moved the crossbowmen forward, but failing all other orders.

In my turn I had brilliant luck with the orders and managed to get the largest brigade, consisting in four units of Spartan Bodyguard into action. They charged boldly into the combined ranks of Shire Bill and Longbowmen, Confident that they were bad-ass. And besides THIS IS SPAAARTAA!

The combat was indeed short and the entire brigade was wiped out with only one casualty on my Spartanians. Did I mention THIS IS SPAARTAA!?

Unfortunately I had overextended a bit and this allowed the Mounted Men-at-Arms to get a somewhat lucky and very surprising flank charge on my Spartans.

Amazingly (not really because THIS IS SPAARTAA!) the elite cavalry were pushed away in a drawn combat – allowing the Spartans to set up for a nice combo charge next turn.

In the meantime the Teutons advanced, and finally charged the Currours, wiping them out and continuing into the remaining lancasterian infantry.

By the end of turn two, the only remaining Lancaster unit on the field was this sole infantry stand, wherein the general was busy trying to hide.

In my turn I decided to see if the flank charge on the Teutons might swing things my way.

But unfortunately the mass combat involving all three sides ended in a somewhat inconclusive draw.

Amazingly the sole surviving Lancaster until did make it to their own turn where they could flee as the Broken cowards they are…

In the Teuton turn the Cavalry wasted little time and charged into the somewhat isolated Spartan Bodyguard.

The bodyguard survived long enough for another brigade to come to their help. Unfortunately they only managed to slightly dwindle the numerous knights.

These retreated from the combat to set up for the final charge.

This charge was against two Spartan Bodyguards on a hill (defended terrain) and when the Crossbowmen also charged into the side of the Spartans (allowing another stand to fight) I was pretty confident that the fight would go my way. Unfortunately I bummed all my rolls managing only a single hit while the Spartans were cut viciously down, despite their higher ground.

And so this was almost a glorious day for the Spartans, but unfortunately they just couldn’t handle the three Brotherhood Knight units well enough to kill off the straggler and get into the crossbowmen. This would have made the Germans flee. Alas.
At least both armies managed to get revenge upon the Lancaster Army, played by the guy who clearly won the first Wacky Warmaster game. So that was sweet.
And a glorious victory for the Teutons – brilliant and decisive cavalry charges all over the place!
The Spartan bodyguard is rock hard and a brilliant unit – in a brigade they are almost unstoppable. Unfortunately they encountered the sole thing that might stop them and the Spartan army had to join the House of Lancaster on the hasty retreat from the Brotherhood Knights.

Casualty list:
Per’s Lancaster: Everything except one stand of Men-at-Arms on foot and the general = 425 and Broken!
Kasper’s Spartans: 3x Spartan Bodyguard = 240 and Broken!
Uffe’s Teutons: ½ Brotherhood Knight = 75

I really hope you enjoyed these reports enough tot ry the concept for yourself – the Wacky Warmaster idea is really fun and provides much opportunity for entertainment!
Best regards,

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