Doing a 1000 pts Destruction force for an Age of Sigmar tournament this weekend.
My original plan was to do about 82 miniatures but then the new Generals Handbook came.
New plan will be an orc shaman as general, 40 grots and 3 ogors as battleline. To that i will have 3 trolls, 3 Gore gruntas and a unit of ardboyz. Plus a gobbo big boss. That makes it 61 models instead. Thats fine.
Plan is to present the units properly in individual posts but also put some of them up here already.
This is my cavalry, the general plus Gore gruntas.
Next are the Sourbreath Troggoths, not the sharpest knives in the toolshed. I call them the Stinktank. The’ve been rebased, touched up and varnished since I played with them last time.
Here is also some ogres, Mooch’s Bunch, since they are lead by the Ogre Captain Mooch. The model is Hrothyogg, the C23 ogre Captain, sculpted by Jes Goodwin. Probably my favourite ogre model. The other two are from Reaper Miniatures, part of the Bones3 kickstarter I received earlier this year.
These miniatures are sculpted by Nick Lund, some of them are pre-slotta but some of them have slotta tabs. They’re about as old as me some of them. Some of them are from regiment of renown’s Eeza Ugezod’s Mother Crushers, some are labelled Giant Black Orcs. They are a bit wonky and maybe not as giant by comparison to other greenskins nowadays, I do like all of them a lot.
Next up are more gobbos but soon I’ll move onto bigger pieces.
Great fun this tournament, our team even got prizes for best result in day 2. We still finished at 11th Place though out of 14 teams. Here is the results. I´m quite happy with my own record (1-2-2), it´s the best one with Ogres so far for me. Overall I think I did alright, not too many obvious mistakes. There are a few though, especially in hindsight. No need to dwell too much on it. Did some sort of a summary of the games and my opponents, here goes:
First vs Red playing Dwarves
An old acquintance haven´t seen him in 15 years or so since I left my hometown and the local gaming club there. Love that with the community, being able to catch up with folks.
The game ended in a 0-0 draw, which I´m very content with. The dwarves seemed to be unable to pick up the ball throughout the whole game, while it isn´t key strategy for all players, one still needs to pick it up in order to score. Notice the deathroller/turn marker in upper left corner. It is really nice, main bulk is an old IG Sentinel I believe.
2nd vs Coma and his Undead
I won the coin toss and chose to receive, in order to do some proper ghoul bashing. Kick-off result “Pitch invasion” (where he had Fame +1) and touchback. I had two ogres and a snotling stunned, while I managed to roll 6´s on both his mummies and also a Wight. Pretty awesome, in my first round I managed to KO one of the mummies by fouling. I chose that flank to press down on. Picture is taken the end of my second round. In round 4 I ended one square away from end zone with a ballcarrying snot. To TD or not to TD? I chose to stall, feeling somewhat safe. That was unwise. The first half ended 1-0 for Coma and in the end he got another TD as well. Should´ve been another game if I hadn’t stalled. Oh well, it was really fun to play Coma again, he´s a really nice guy even though he constantly beats me on the pitch.
3rd vs Bothun from Norway playing High Elves
Meeting a coach from Bergen, really nice guy. The game wasn´t really exciting since I failed to put his players in the dugouts and he basically out-elfed me by being more agile and faster. The game ended 3-0 to bothun, I had a shot at 1-1 at one time but it just wouldn´t happen. Games like these are humbling experiences.
4th vs Drexxl and his Chaos Pact
Fun and lively, ended 1-1 but I might have been a bit too brave with my ballcarrying ogre. Trying to dodge close to the sideline, failed miserably and the ball scattered back to my endzone 10 squares to his renegade gobbo who managed to score. I did quite early remove both the skaven and the dark elf witch was tactically wise.
I´m happy with how it went. Also these marauders proved that the new AoS box is kind of perfect for making BloodBowl players.
5th vs Gote and his Goblins
Managed to cas both the fanatic and the looney quite early, Gote had three bribes but were unable to use any of them. It ended with 2-0 in TD for me and a total 7-0 in cas. He was totally outdiced in the second half and outnumbered as well but still put up a good fight for 16 turns.
Ended up 41th out of 58 players, one touchdown from best stunty and three cas from most violent player. I´m very happy with the result. The opportunity to meet up with good friends from a lot of places and seeing teams up in close which I´ve only been looking at on the web was also really good. Also played against mostly new players (for me that is). Met Coma a couple of times before (he´s a fellow StockBowl member as well) and Gote about two years ago when i fielded gobbos and he humans I believe.
My roster was six ogres, six snotlings and two team re-rolls. It was what I could fit in 1100K build. I´ve got a free cheerleader from bringing a stunty team. Skillwise I had three doubles and five normal. Went for two break tackle, two stand firm and two pro on the ogres and diving tackle and leader for the snots. Quite happy with that skill selection, will definitely bring pro ogres whenever I can. It makes up for the bone head and really adds to the flexibility. I chose to try re-rolling a number of three-die-blocks when already got let´s say a push but was hoping for a POW. If I really really needed the re-roll to come through I used a reroll though (for bringing down Gotes blockfanatic for instance).
Bought a 3rd edition dark elf team, need to make the second runner as well as the assassins but with these to start I have a solid foundation. They will probable be devoted to one of the more secretive of the Chaos Gods, Malal. Since his sign is a skull I do believe it could be quite fitting. More of that in another post though.
It was really nice to see the teams from nickeninja, inforthepain and tjub and to have a chat with them. The damsel/coach of tjubs brettonian themed dwarf team is looking promising!
What´s this? Chaos Ogres? In BloodBowl? Never heard of them. Yeah it´s not an official team per se, but bear with me. There is one available in the Chaos Pact team right and it´s not as if Chaos Ogres are totally unheard of in the Warhammer Universe, in the Old World that is. What´s transpiring in the bubbly realms that is called AoS I don´t know.
So it´s an Ogre team, dedicated to the Chaos God Slaanesh. Ostland is the most ogrepopulated province in the Empire so that is where they recide. Ferlangen is a small town in the Ostland province of the Empire. It´s mostly known as a trading town and has an abundance of antique shops, but also the famous Brewery of Sam Bugman.
Perfect place for a Slaaneshi Ogre Team right?
Here is a background thing I did for the Team Cup here in Stockholm 9-10 of April.
Turned out alright I think. In the team cup I´ll be joining forces with Pidpad, kaju and jox and the idea behind the cup is to focus on the performance of the team as a whole rather than the individual coaches. They did one last year, but I wasn´t able to participate then.
I think it will be great fun.
The Ogres are based on 40K Nobz and Badruks Flash gitz.
The second one from the right is greatly inspired by the old Hackflem Skuttlespike, I call him Gobblewhip Ripfiend. He will probably be a warpstone troll later on, when this team transforms into an Underworld one. Well, that is the current plan at least.
Here are the markers, new addition is the whfb chaos familiar second from left.
Here are some more sideline staff:
Left to right, apo, cheerleader and coach.
The apo is a secret admirer well known in society. But Slaanesh has followers everywhere. The miniature is found from Casting Room miniatures (an offspring from wargames foundry) and they are called Plague doctors. The snake on the base are from the whfb lizard swarm.
The cheerleader, forming the firm Järvens Espingar is an not-Bob-ogre made by Hungry Troll. The coach have I witten about earlier here.
Painted miniatures 15-23 for the year, let me present:
Slaanesh devotees, since the crab is sacred. Hail to the Serpent!
These chaps will ultimately be the backbone in my future Underworld team for BloodBowl, but first another assignment awaits. Since number six is sacred by Slaaneshi cultists, these first six chaps form one of the covens for this Bloodbowl team in particular, counting as snotlings statwise. The seventh goblin is the waterboy/bloodweiser babe of the team.
From left to right Spasmwobble the Nimble, Bendbowel and Flushfume
It´s an offspring from Wargames Foundry, they are sculpted by John Pickford.
From left to right: Rabidfist, Maggotspittle, Fondlefiddler and the waterboy
These two are markers for turn and re-roll and possible if there are any touchdowns for the team. The models are Grenadier from their AD&D range “2012 Dwellers below“, a Beholder and an Otyugh. The Otyugh is being somewhat restrained by an orcling from Wargames Foundry (a Kevin Adams sculpt).
Otyugh and the Beholder is about as old as me, casted in the early eighties.
Painted miniature number 14 this year is this guy, I´m calling him Järven. It´s Swedish for the animal that shares the name with a known superhero. The model is made by Rykar Jové from Spain, check out his ebay account (z.ryk) for more amazing stuff. He´s been doing Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix/Idefix minis recently, a fact that made me buy my first minis for this year.
The goal is still to shrink the unpainted leadpile, but that does not mean that one has to miss out on golden opportunities when they present themselves. Oh well.
Here´s some wip photos of him:
He´ll be a blitzer in the Underworld team but first he´ll be the coach of another team, originating from the imperial province of Ostland. I´ll be more detailed on the background in a further post. The name of the team however is Ferlangen Jaded Serpents and their devoted firm goes by the name Järvens Espingar (that´s Swedish for Wolverine´s Baby Serpents). Hopefully I´ll get a chance to do their cheeleader as well, that mini is also quite badass. The numbers in the painting line keeps adding up but it´s perfectly fine, since they are all splendid miniatures.
The team name is a reference to a cult of worshippers in the mythos of Svenska Kulter by Anders Fager. Team logo is used by permission from him, if you want merchandise with it, please visit this place.
First out are the Nurgle warriors, I´ve used whfb Blightkings for that. Only conversion is removing of weapons.
Here is the Beast of Nurgle, with a prone and stunned marker. The conversion is made out of a squig placed on a spider. I quite like him, check out WIP pics below.
Here are the pestigors, the two on the left are basically whfb pestigors with some addition of pink horror arms and headswapping (a banner skull and a gorkamorka cybork head). The ones on the right are savage orcs with head swaps.
And here are the rotters, represented by opponents that all have been blessed by the rot.
From left: Dwarf from Battle of Skull Pass starter set, Gorkamorka Yoof with added tounge, WHFB Gnoblar, Orc crewman from Orc Chukka / Bolt thrower, Scotling from Impact miniatures and a whfb Orc Boy.
The team has been participating in the Open season at our local League, no tournament. Yet…