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  1. After playing a 1000 point game and then a 1200 point game over the course of the weekend I was thinking 1200 points would be better for a tournament. It seemed to allow for a little more flexibility and "ooomph" in a fighting company. Has anyone tried this? Feedback? Suggestions?
  2. Anybody got pics? I'd like to put one together but not being the most creative type I like to be inspired by what others have done...
  3. Sweet! Sounds like we'll have a good time! And I get my safety bonus check today! We'll see what I need to buy after a game or two....
  4. We'll be playing Warlord at Phoenix Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday, 5/13 at 2PM. New or Veteran We'll have loaner armies if you don't have any. We've also got a couple armies ranging from 2k to 1,500. Do you have what it takes to face the Hill Giant? Mwaahahahahahahahahaha.......
  5. Um...awesome! Great timing. By the time I'm finished with the Merc Starter box (which I just got) it will be May and I'll have my hobby allowance ready to buy more! Coincidence? I think not.... Reaper must be in my head....or it's the Illimunati... SJ is in Texas too.....another coincidence?
  6. Yeah, well, I have to show him he can't push the old man's lead around.... Besides, guess who's next on his Hill Giant Hit List!
  7. Awesome! Now I feel better about taking him on with all this good advice... Thanks!
  8. Ok, so silly me got my son a Hill Giant. I did this without looking at the data card first. Now I have to face this MAV 8, DV 12 on the game table. Needless to say he is going to take up some serious resources to stop. Oh, did I mention Swing Through and Tough/5? Anyone face this monstrosity yet and live to talk about it?
  9. I like to keep a troop of all 1 type most of the time. Though tossing in some models with reach behind some grunts may be a good idea....problem with that though is if your opponent gets into melee and swarms your models with reach they may not be able to provide support. So I think the key is if you do something like that you have to time their attack right and their formation etc. etc. I for one prefer a SWARM attack where I try to get all my models in base to base... "Support? We don't need no stinkin' support!"
  10. I've started using pennies for basing my micro armor stuff....works well. They're cheap and plentiful!
  11. IMHO I say make the model your own by doing whatever colors you want. Thus I painted Judas w/blonde hair and a blue cape.... otherwise you might as well play historical miniature games where all the uniforms are the same colors and you get to paint hundreds of them....
  12. My wife won't let me road trip..... Hmmmmmmm.....is my marriage more important than Warlord?
  13. #1 I support the felt from the fabric store. It's cheap, easy to store and you can have many different colors. I have green and brown and black and blue....I guess you could do white too! #2 I don't think measuring affects a game too much. You call your shot, measure, if you were wrong you wasted an action right? I guess if you want to be a "measurement nazi" it could drag on. Like if your opponent has to check all your measurements etc. Otherwise it should flow pretty smoothly... I think my new tactic will be to shave the bases....that way my opponent can't guesstimate the distance I moved etc....
  14. Yeah....but it was close! At least my grave horror lived during that second game.... Here's a couple of pix. Unfortunatley I had run out of space on my memory card for the second game. I need more memory and/or a new camera! ahhhh......I was happy to finish him so he could take to the table... Nice shot of McGhiever's work (the Ogre).... I hate these guys (only cuz they are soooo good)! Shield maidens rock! Too bad I'm married... The tower of doom! That's the combined Reven/Necropolis force facing the slimy Reptus! Best view of the battlefield... Those Orc Archers that refused to die! On McGehiver's awesome bridge.... Closest I have to a player action shot...I always forget to take these but I like them!
  15. I for one had fun at ReCon....thanks to Hexxenhammer and McGhiever for showing up (and your buddy Hex, I forgot his name). It was great to meet some Warlord players here in the cold north (and now snowed in north). I hope you guys had fun too! We'll have to hook-up in April at one of the hobby shops... I'll post some pictures soon. Cheers!
  16. Since this thread is posted as "clarification" let me ask this.... the merc starter box lists Orba, Leisynn and 9 warriors (plus familiars). But, Orba's stats say 5-10/2. The way I've read that is he can take from 5 to 10 models in his troop. 2 out of the 10 can be elites. So 9 warriors plus Leisynn is 10. That makes Orba the 11th. Thus the troop isn't possible. Am I reading these stats wrong?
  17. That's cool...we'll have a Dwarf army and some Reven as well as my Necropolis. So if you show up we can get you pushing some lead one way or another...
  18. I feel better about my plan to dominate with a merc fighting company now....thanks for the feedback.. and ya know, this board and the knowledge of the people on it is really a good thing... Cheers!
  19. ok, so we've got the merc faction that I'm starting to work on. Soon I'll be buying the just released box set but I've already started on the Bladesisters.... My question is what is going on with this faction. I like the reroll faction special ability (as my rolls more times than not are bad). So I want to field an all merc fighting company. Back to the question.... Razig is not a Merc it sounds like. So if I include him I lose the faction ability. Right? Now the Lupines seem to be spinning off from the mercenary faction. Is this true? Which leaves the mercenary faction w/very little cool stuff....so I may not complete that company after all...
  20. That's great! I borrowed a bunch of stuff from a friend of mine. Mostly buildings, some roads and rivers (or streams) and bridges. Anybody else still coming?
  21. I'd have to agree with Necropolis. That's my first faction and dry brushin' skellies is #1 a good way to learn about inking and drybrushing and #2 quick and easy. But then there's Elsabeth and other models that give you the challenge of something more detailed. So you get the best of both worlds! and then when you're done painting them you can beat up on dwarves...
  22. ok...maybe I'm wrong... We're kind of still putting them together. We did a 1,000 point Get the Gold! scenario. A chest full of gold was in the center of the table. We had to get the chest and drag it off the board. And we didn't use any magic (other than upgraded items). I had: 1. Freya w/3 shield maidens and 6 warriors 2. Fulumbar w/6 piercers, Kara* and 2 warriors (Kara had magical item w/+2 to RAV and a lesser armor item I think) 3. Griffon 4. Thorvald Truth be told I did whup up pretty good on the undead. But I couldn't reach the objective and once my son picked it up I had no way of catching him. He had cleared almost 3 quarters of the table while I was almost to the halfway point. So if it was a knock down, last man standing fight I may have won the day. But the scenario left me feeling like the dwarves have no maneuverability or flexibility. My Griffon got shot up which slowed him down and Thorvald, while wicked, got stopped from making a break for the objective. Now I know we excluded clerics and mages and that list above pretty much used up our supply of dwarves. My deployment was behind terrain that slowed me down...and my son kept getting initiative....so it may have been luck but I think in a scenario the requires speed the dwarves would be lacking. Maybe I'm just a bad general... If you could take any dwarf company of 1k what would you take for a scenario like this? Here's a shot of the table:
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