Friday, December 31, 2010

Khador: Winter Guard

For the Mother land!
 I like these guys. I've read some complaints about them, but I don't see it. I especially like the dudes with the freezing puffy cheeks. 

These models show of the color scheme nice. They look real good next to the Butcher, now I need to get eSorscha done!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Year 2 - Summer Battle report 2/4

Game size: 26
Scenario: Destruction (steamroller)
Terrain: Mountains
Weather. Clear Skies
Notes: The way the campaign works you can only play a game as large a the smallest list. We have decided to avoid confusion with casters warjack allowance we will subtract the lowest from the largest to find the difference then use this formula.
larger army allowance greater then smaller army allowance= - the difference from larger army
smaller army allowance greater then smaller army allowance= + the difference to larger army
may seem just as confusing but it works.

Attacker List: Menoth
Avatar of Menoth
Bastions (5)
Choir of Menoth(4)
Vassal Mechanic

Defender List: Cryx
Bane Knights (6)
Bane Thralls (6)
Banelord Tartarus

Friday, December 24, 2010

Khador: Doom Reavers

I love these miniatures. As far as units go, these guys were a deciding factor for me when it came to picking a faction. The poses are great and full of action. And the blades are just waiting for something other then a standard metallic paint job. 

I wanted to achieve a magical look to the blades. Not exactly a NNM (non metallic metal) per se , but pretty much the same technique.  The first thing I did was dry brushed the skulls starting with hawk turquoise, working my way up to white. 

For the blades, I used black for the shadow, white for the light with hawk turquoise in between and blended both directions. 

I like how the blades came out. The only thing I would have done differently (which I will attempt on Fenris), is this: 

There is a slight border around the skulls that I left dry brushed. I think It would have made a more dramatic effect if I would have reversed the blade effect on these flat parts. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Year 2 - Summer Battle Report 1/4

Game size: 35
Scenario: Mangled Metal
Terrain: Barrens w/ City
Weather. Clear Skies

Attacker List: Menoth
Fire of Salvation

Defender List: Cygnar

Monday, December 20, 2010

Campaign: Year 2 - Summer

(painter unknown- photo from

YEAR 2 - Summer

Resources: 66
Build: N/A

Detachment 1 pAsphyxious
Reinforcements: Withershadow Combine, Mechanithralls max, Brute Thrall, Necrosurgeon/stitches, Bloodgorgers, General Gerlak Slaughterborn
Action: Asphyxious did a double take at the report and looked at his scout "Are you sure this is true?" The quivering thrall nodded agreement. Asphyxious then slammed his fist to the ground "If these humans are so foolish as to leave a city undefended then we shall take it from them, gather my forces, We March!" Little did Asphyxious know that the scouts report was incomplete and the force that left was only leaving to be replaced with a new fresh defensive contingent.

Detachment 2 pGoreshade
Reinforcements: N/A
Action: Conquer Menoth to the East
Goreshade crumpled the orders left by the Lich Lord and tossed them into the mud... Asphyxious may want him to hold his position but he can not hold back his thralls any longer now that Deathjack is amongst them. The blood lust is unbearable, cant he see that now is the time to strike? Goreshade took a small contingent of the many bane thralls available to him headed by the Lord Tartarus himself, a Seether, and brought that silly skarlock that Asphyxious insisted he take with him. The battle was swift and brutal, both sides trading advantage for losses time and again Goreshade falling to just the smallest of errors being caught in a flame thrower his last thought sent to his Seether to try and get him home before he was burned to ash. The Seether got Goreshade to safety, but it cost him everything else he brought, and a large amount of pride he will have to swallow when facing the Lich Lord over his disobedience.

Detachment 3 pDeneghra
Reinforcements: Nightmare
Action: Defended her current location playing mind games with the bordering Khadorans seeing their anxiety rise being this close to the undead and not fighting... yet.

Detatchment 4 pQueen Skarre
Reinforcements:Sea Witch (-2)Satyxis Raiders x5
Action: Was summoned to the capital, stayed put and defended.

Build: N/A

Detachment 1 eNemo
Reinforcements: Journeyman Warcaster, Thunderhead, Stormcallrs x3, Stormtower, Hammersmith, Cyclone, Defender, Lancer
Action: Explored current territory, Sand dervish appears and Journeyman warcaster is slain in duel. Revenge in hand the dervish retreats and the expedition returns empty handed. Menoth counter attack lead by Kreoss push Nemo's force out of city.

Detachment 2 eHailey
Reinforcements: Journeyman Warcaster, Arlan Strangeways, Upgraded Precursor unit to max, Precursor UA
Action: Explored Current territory, Nothing of interest

Detachment 3 pStryker
Reinforcements: Ol' Rowdy, Stormblades, Stormblade UA, Stormgunner, Stormclad
Action: Explored current territory, Nothing of interest

Detachment 4 Kara Sloan
Reinforcements: N/A
Action: Explored territory to north of capital, nothing of interest

Resources: 53
Build: N/A

Detachment 1- pSorscha
Reinforcements: Promoted Sorscha to Epic
Action: Explored Current territory, nothing of interest found

Detachment 2 - pButcher
Reinforcements: Battle Meckaniks
Action: Explored South East territory, nothing of interest found.

Detachment 3 - pVladimir
Reinforcements: pVladimir, Drago, Berzerker, Ulan, Battle Meckaniks, Markov
Action: Conquered South East territory

Resources: 55
Build: Repair 3 Hv Jacks
Reinforcements: Reckoner, Hierophant, 4 Choir of Menoth, Vassal of Menoth, Add 4 to Cinerators squad

Monday, December 13, 2010

Year 2 - Spring Battle Report

Game size: 22
Scenario: Outflank, Outfight, Outlast
Terrain: Barrens w/ City
Weather. Clear Skies
Notes: We later realized Severius's feat would not have affected the cannon as it is not a grunt.

Attacker List: Cygnar
Field Mechanic @min
Trencher Cannon

Defender List: Menoth
Choir @max
Vassal of Menoth

Friday, December 10, 2010

Khador: pButcher

The Butcher says, "Ho Ho Ho, Merry Khristmas". 
 All GW paints and washes used on this guy, as I only have a few P3 paints.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Campaign: Year 2 - Spring


Resources: 58
Build: N/A

Detachment 1 pAsphyxious
Reinforcements: None
Action: Moved East towards the center of the map defended.

Detachment 2 pGoreshade
Reinforcements: Skarlock, DeathJack, Necrotech/Scrap Thrall x2
Action: Moved East towards Menoth, Defended

Detachment 3 pDeneghra
Reinforcements: Seether , Necrotech/Scrap Thrall, Scarlock, Mecanithralls x10, Necrosurgeon/Stitches, Brute Thralls x3, Defiler, Nightwretch x2, Pistol Wraith x2
Action: Moved South towards Khador, Defended.

Build: Lumbermill

Detachment 1 Epic Nemo
Reinforcements: Squire
Action: Moved to conquer Menoth held city in barrens. Victory...Menoth retreats from city, battered but not broken.

Detachment 2 Epic Hailey
Reinforcements: Squire
Action: Moved out of capital and towards the front line. Searches Nearby plains to no avail.

Detachment 3 Stryker
Reinforcements: Squire
Action: Stryker's company searches nearby barrens only to have its Journeyman Caster set upon by a Sand Dervish. Journeyman warcaster is victorious and finds a Pair of Duelist gloves (+2 RAT, Gunfighter and Virtuoso)while rummaging through an old chest.

Resources: 40
Build: Lumbermill

Detachment 1 pSorscha
Reinforcements: N/A
Action: Explored- Nothing of interest

Detachment 2 pButcher
Reinforcements: N/A
Action: Conquered North West Territory

Resources: 46
Build: N/A

Reinforcements:2x Reckoner 8, Vanquisher, Avatar of Menoth, 4 Choir of Menoth, 4 Choir of Menoth, The Covenant of Menoth, 2x Vassal of Menoth
Action: Defend

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Attention: Warmachine Bloggers!

Is it just me, or is there a serious lack of Warmachine / Hordes blogs out there? We'll be doing our best to offer new and exciting content to fill the Warmahordes blog void, but we need more!!! If you are out there, please follow us and we'll do the same for you. I'll even add you on our blog roll. Let's work together to develop a Warmachine blog community.

In the mean time stay tuned for weekly reports on our campaign, hobby tips, Batreps, strategy and more. We have an author for each of the 4 main factions. Feel free to comment on anything else you would like to see, and we'll try and accommodate.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Doing their berserker thing

So we wont get next seasons battle in till this weekend but we did get a practice game in. Went ahead and got dome practice doing the batrep too. First time so don't be too hard on us. Next time ill try not move the camera around so much and we will go to a different format of how we record the turns to include more detail. There are a few mistakes but doing the battle reports is drilling info into my skull so it should improve. Constructive criticism would be welcome.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Khador: Widowmakers

I finally managed to complete my widowmakers. I love these guys (and gal). The models are full of character, as with most of the line.

The army as a whole is going to have red armor with green for the fabric, though I gave the leader a red dress and hat so she would stand out. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cygnar Plastics

Ive always been big on converting but Warmachine presents some obstacles. Warjacks and most infantry come in pieces that don't lend themselves well to chopping them up. After a bit of thought i decided to start off with some simple things and see where it goes from there.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Basing for cygnar

Ive decided on my basing for the army. I like to use cork board for basing but i am not a big fan of the texture on the flat surfaces. I thought id go ahead and use some spackling over the top. Has worked out pretty good. Super easy and fairly cheap for the amount of bases you can make with what you get. Ive spend about 25$ and have enough mats to base at least 100 models. Here's the results and an easy little tutorial.

Materials you need are spackling, super glue, cork board and bases.

First step is to check where your models feet will sit the glue down your cork board appropriately.

Next lather some spackling on.

Now wash any excess of you hand or tools. With a damp finger wipe the excess off the base.

lastly i just take a hobby knife and edge around the base to make sure any excess is off the base and the line around the top is well defined. If you want to give it a bit of texture just dap with a slightly damp paper towel. I will be adding some balast to these after the mini is mounted and statis grass after painting. These 3 took me about 10 minutes.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Campaign: Year 1

Not much happened here
Khador rolled very poorly for initial resources
All faction conquered one area

The first battle! Khador vs. Cryx.
Senario: Mangled Metal
Khador lost the battle but dealt serious warjack damage to Cryx
Cygnar, Menoth and Cryx buy second detachments
Cygnar Menoth and Cryx conquer 2 areas each

Khador falls back to lick its wounds and pool more resources
Menoth explores Orgoth ruins. Many Cinerators die during the exploration, but they come away with treasure! Double resources during the winter. 
Cygnar, Mentoh and Cryx all buy third detachment
Cygnar, Menoth and Cryx conquer 3 areas, Khador conquers 1

Cryx explores forgotten mines and comes away with a relic: the Vorpal Blade.
Cygnar explores to find Bandits! Nothing gained here, but they escape with their lives.
Khador purchases second detachment
Cygnar and Menoth each take a city area. Cryx takes 1 area and Khador Conquers 2.

A few notes. Not all warcasters on the board are represented by their model. Next year we will fix that. As battle frequency increases we will probably have to start posting by season instead of year.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Warmachine campaign begins

Today we embarked on an epic campaign for the Conquest of Immoren. We'll do our best to chronicle the highs and lows of the campaign in this blog. Along with various other topics such as painting, modeling, and trash talking each other.

We are using the campaign rules here, and the Warhammer 40k planetary empires set for our map.

This is our first go at this and we are tweaking some campaign rules. Campaign posts should come about twice a month. Modeling and trash talking will show up in between. Our first year of campaign was a bit thrown together but in the future we hope to start doing video battle reports and have more organized details on turns. Stay tuned for year one of CONQUEST OF IMMOREN.