Tuesday, 17 May 2011

ToEG: As Promised, Pictures!

So, I finally got access to a decent camera so the much awaited good pictures of my Tale of Eight Gamers Star Wars Guard can be shown on my blog.

First up we have phase one and the basic Storm Troopers. I've only got a pictures of one squad here, but BELIEVE me the other 4 squads were just the same O_o


Apart from the large infantry platoon, phase one also had a penal legion squad... also known as Captured Rebel Scum!


And that was phase one. Simple. Though plentiful.

Phase two I started to add some character to the force, starting with someone to lead them...


I also added some "heavy" support in the form of armoured sentinals. I'm working from a self-restricted codex for this army, mainly being stuff that was on Endor or at least in Return of the Jedi in some way... so here are some AT-STs, that just have to keep an eye out for trees...


I'm particularly proud of one of them, whose tustle with an ewok glider had a slightly less "Disney-esque" ending...

I also wanted to include some Scout Troopers, who double up as both Ratlings...


and Rough Riders...


And finally, while he may have expired before we see Endor, this guy is so legendary that if anyone were to escape the fate that seemed to befall him, it would be him. I give you my personal favourite thus far, Marbo Fett...



And to finish, a message to all my recruits for the next couple of ToEG rounds...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Blog Wars: List

Well I'll admit I've had a bit of a hiatus from blogging, it's been a combination of factors not limited to getting a part time job, trying to get various full time jobs, trying to publicise an event of my own (which I'm sadly going to have to cancel due to lack of numbers) and I've gotta admit part of it is that I promised I would get a better camera and take some decent pictures - which I haven't done yet. But soon I shall have pictures worthy of you all, I swear... :oP

In the meantime, I plan to attend blog wars and the date is fast approaching, so I've decided to write up my list. Would ideally like to get a game or two in beforehand, but with the new Tomb Kings out and my part time job stopping me from attending my regular gaming club at the moment, I have a bad feeling my next game with my Orks will be a hastily pressed game against Ken the night before Blogwars...

Anyway, here's the list. I don't fear publishing it. For one thing there's so many marine armies entered this thing that anyone who tried to tailor their list to fight me would likely be pulling their trousers down and bending over for every other competitor... for second I play Orks the way they're supposed to be played. No subtlety, no finesse. Take a large amount of green hardcases, and ram down the throaght of the enemy. It works out well a surprisingly high proportion of the time actually...

HQ - Wazzdakka Gutsmek - 180 (My special character for this tournament - and to think the guy said Ghazkull was the obvious choice!?!)

T - 11 Warbikers inc Nob w PK/BP - 315
T - 20 Boyz inc Nob w PK/BP - 160
T - 20 Boyz inc Nob w PK/BP - 160
T - 10 Boyz inc Nob w BC/BP - 80
ded - Truk, red, riggers, ram, armour plates, plank - 65

E - 10 Lootas inc Mek with Kustom Mega Blasta - 150
E - 10 Burnas - 150

FA - 3 Deffkoptas rockets + 1 Buzzsaw - 160

HS - Looted Wagon, red, ardcase, 2 big shootas, riggers - 65
HS - Battlewagon, red, ram, riggers, 2 big shootas, armour plates - 125
HS - Battlewagon, red, rolla, riggers, 2 big shootas, armour plates - 140

Glossary
PK - Power Klaw
BP - Bosspole
BC - Big Choppa

So, nice simple 1750 list. I've stuck to the simple effective things I can most successfully ram down the enemy throaght, and that I'm used to using. I like Snikrot and his kommandos, but I'm fairly new to them. I've had some games where they've been awesome, but I've also had games where they've been anonymous. I know I can always rely on a good number of Boyz to bring a good time!

Anyway, I'll sign off for now, but keep an eye out for more Tale of Eight Gamers stuff and Tomb Kings stuff soon...