Monday, 23 April 2018

Malign Portents Review

Hi all

Today I wanted to share a review of the Malign Portents book. The campaign has finished now and it seems to have been well received. The delay in review has been down to my own ill health - I had a pulmonary embolism and was hospitalised for a while, I have also been in the process of selling my house and trying to move. It has been a busy time lol. There is a bit of a backlog of reviews that I will try to fill in over the next few weeks.

So first up is a look at the Time of Tribulations which is a set of rules for fighting in the Realm of Death:



Malign Portents gives Wizards a spell called Pall of Doom which effects the bravery of an enemy unit. It also offers two new command abilities: 
Honour the Dead which potentially gives extra attacks to a single unit and Soul-Force Sacrifice which heals wounds on the leader to detriment of a unit within 3" of them.

The book provides rules for Realmscape Features. Before the game a D6 is rolled for a random game-long effect that applies to both armies.

Death can effect the battle with the introduction of a 'power of death' chart.



Malign Portents introduces Prophecy Points which work similarly to CP in Warhammer 40,000. Skills or tactics can be played by expending PPs, which are generated a number of ways for example - fielding one of the 4 new characters.



Skirmish rules are present including how to use PPs and the Harbringers. There are 6 command abilities, Artefacts and types of mysterious terrain. There is a 2D6 reward of battle section and 3 magic of shyish spells. 

Battleplans:
Skirmish - The Well of Souls - robbing souls from Nagash, whoever has most wins

In the narrative section, 2 battleplans make up 'The Doomed March' 
- Blood Moon Rising - ambushing the marching route of a powerful warband, basically wipe each other out.
- They Came From Below - this one has a really nifty Set-Up 



victory conditions are the standard ones. 

- The Twice- Death - not a follow on mission but still narrative. This one sounds brilliant. Basically set-up 2 boards. When you kill a unit on the main battlefield you can then hunt them again on the second battlefield forever wiping their essence from existence!!



All in all its a pretty good book. It's not my style of gameplay (introduces too many random or 'free' skills but I imagine it could be quite popular.

I haven't touched on the fluff because - for me - the fluff is actually richer at the start of the book before the Time of Tribulations, where it discusses trading across the realms which is really cool. Then it turns into the 4 Grand Alliances being drawn to the same spot and they just fight.

I hope you have enjoyed my insight into the book and apologise for the delay.

Stay fluffy.

Kaelo




Weekly Progress Report 22/04/2018

Hi all

Aveinus has been working on his Dwarves again, just a few more models to complete gems and bases for and the unit will finally be finished. He’s looking to have the unit finished this week so work can start on his battlewagon again


Kaelo has been working on a ton of stuff this week. He has trimmed and undercoated a handful of projects from across multiple systems. Here is a picture of a Necromunda Hired Gun that he aims to complete soon.



Atia managed to paint up the first Escher girl this week! Only the base to go 🙂





Battle Bunnies

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Titan Owners Club Walk 2018 - UK

Hi all. 

There will be a big meet on the 30th of June, hosted by Titan Owners Club. There are (very) limited spaces still available, mainly for Traitor and Chaos Titans. If you want to attend join Titan Owners Club here http://titanownersclub.blogspot.co.uk/p/about.html?m=1

More info below:

I am pleased to announce that we will be running our first Titan Owners Club Walk in the United Kingdom in the next few coming months on the 30th of June. This Walk will see around 50-60 Titans and Knight banners against one another as Loyalist vs Traitors. 



Battlefield:
As you can imagine, this will be a very very large battle, so we will be ensuring that we have a suitably large gaming area to do this battle justice. We have purchased a one-piece bespoke 36ft x 16ft desert gaming mat to use for our large scale events. This will be showcased soon in an upcoming post.
We will also be putting suitably Titanic terrain items across the board too, including city buildings, Silos, Sector Mechanicus terrain items, Roads and scatter terrain of all flavours.

Venue:
The event will be held at Holiday Inn Central Milton Keynes. This is a great venue which we have used several times now for gaming events. Other information about the venue, including how much it will cost to book a room (should you feel like it) is available here.
The address of the venue is 500 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ. 

We will endeavour to have coffee, Tea and an assortment of biscuits/cakes/cookies available to gorge on throughout the day.

Times will be 09:30 to 20:00 (may be multiple games). We will be all stopping for lunch and dinner.




Tickets:
We have space for 50-60 Titans! At the beginning we are limiting it to 40 Engines (twenty aside) until those spaces are filled. Then we will be unlocking blocks of 10 additional Titan spaces at a time if we need to. Tickets will be £5 per Titan, yes just £5. We have decide to keep the rate low this year as it is the first UK event we will have run. A maximum of 6 Titans per person can be brought. 
We have also allowed space for Knight Banners of 3-5 Knights. Tickets will be £5 per Knight Banner.

Titan ticket Availability
Loyalists - 20/20 reserved (awaiting Traitors to get to 20 before a further block of 5 is released). 
Traitors - 16/20 reserved.

Knight Banner ticket Availability
Loyalists - 2/5 reserved.
Traitors - 2/5 reserved.

Ruleset:
We will be discussing this very shortly. Ideally the Adeptus Titanicus ruleset will be out by then, but we can not be 100% sure at the moment. If it will not be, then we will be utilising a modified 8th edition ruleset we believe.
We will also be allowing Titans to rejoin the the game when destroyed (automatically arrive beginning of next turn) so it should equate to a day of continuous gaming.

Limitations and restrictions:
We have decided to not allow Xenos Knights or Titans in this event as it will be a story driven battlefield.  
Attendees must be 18 years old+. All models must be fully painted. 
Other limitations may apply.

More information will be added shortly.

Titan Owners Club


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Keldrek, The Knight of Shrouds

Good evening!

We have been super lucky to receive loads of great products to review recently and we are just about getting on top of it now. Today I wanted to have a look at my favourite of the new Harbringer models: Keldrek, Knight of Shrouds.





Here is the box front:



And back:



The contents:



The instructions:



Front of sprue:



And the back:



Have you been enjoying the Malign Portents releases so far? Have you been getting involved in the campaign? Let us know your thoughts and feelings below!

Stay fluffy

Kaelo!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Darkoath Warqueen Marakarr Blood-Sky

Hi all


Today I would like to show you all the Darkoath Warqueen Marakarr Blood-Sky. 


The front. 



The back



Next up, the actual model, which as you can see, comes on just one sprue.



Front and back of sprue




Assembly guide. 



I have already assembled this model and am very close to finish painting it. It really is a beautiful model and a joy to put together. I am following the excellent painting guide on the Warhammer tv YouTube page and will be sure to show you all once completed. 


Stay tuned for the reviews for the other Malign Portents characters.


As always, please comment below on your thoughts or any feedback you may have. Also please follow us on Twitter @ageofwarhammer


Take care :-)  

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Lord-Ordinator Vorrus Starstrike

Hey everyone,

Here is a look at the first of the 4 new characters for Malign Portents: Lord-Ordinator Vorrus Starstrike. 

The front of the box:




The back of the box:




The model (on one sprue):


 

The assembly guide:




Close ups of the sprue. You can see the amount of detail on this guy!






The model has been assembled already, and spray painted with Retributor Armour, ready to follow Chris Peach's Warhammer TV painting guide. 






I'm really looking forward to painting this model and will keep you updated with progress.

Stay tuned for the reviews for the other Malign Portents characters. 

Stay fluffy

Kaelo

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Shadespire - The Chosen Axes

Hi all


Today I would like to share with you the new Shadespire gang for Fyreslayers, The Chosen Axes. 


The front. 



The back



Next, we have the actual models. I am a fan of the Fyreslayers anyway, but I really do think these new models are excellent. These would look great in a game of Shadespire, and also give a great bit of variety in bigger battles. 



Front and back of sprue 1





Front and back of sprue 2





The booklet and assembly guide. 







Lastly but not least, there is a large number of new cards to go alongside this expansion. 










This is another great value for money pack and I am really looking forward to seeing how this guys do in Shadespire and also bigger battles. 


As always, please comment below on your thoughts or any feedback you may have. Also please follow us on Twitter @ageofwarhammer


Take care :-)  

Friday, 13 April 2018

Spiteclaw's Swarm Expansion Review

Hi all

Recently we have been lucky to receive a few items to review from Games Workshop. Today I wanted to take a look at an item I am personally looking forward to - Spiteclaw's Swarm expansion for Shadespire. I haven't spent as much time as I would have liked playing Shadespire, but it is a cracking game which seems to be incredibly popular. Let's take a look shall we?!

The front of the box:



The back!:



Let's take a look at the models!! One thing I talk about all the time to my friends is that I love the movement that GW captures in new models. Where fantasy used to be regimental, the models were very restrictive in their movement, but the change to round bases has allowed for some great sculpts (we just need GW to resculpt some of the older models like Wood Elves!!!) and these are no exception. I will actually be buying a ton of these to kitbash/convert into a more modern looking Clanrat pack!

A tidy tray for it all to be kept in:



Front and back of sprue 1:





Front and back of sprue 2:





The booklet and assembly guide:









Next up is the cards. This is the first expansion pack I have owned and I am super surprised by how many cards it comes with!! There is a fantastic variety of cards which is perfect for gaming, both in a casual and more hardcore sense.

Deck 1 - Skills:





Deck 2 - more Skaven specific:





For me, the pack is great value. If it had only been a handful of cards and 5 models I may have been put off but there is a *ton* of cards in here. Also, GW have released TWO warscrolls for the pack! The first one is for the 4 clanrats but the second is for using Spiteclaw as a warlord! This makes the pack a worthwhile purchase for both Age of Sigmar AND Shadespire players.

Awesome expansion, stay tuned for more reviews over the coming weeks. If you have any comments of feedback please comment below - it really means a lot to us when we hear from you!

Stay fluffy!

Kaelo