Over the past month a few friends and myself have delved back into historical gaming thanks to the ease of Flames of War. From starter sets to the online army list builder, this is our story so far. http://www.flamesofwar.com
The Greenskins crushed my Bone Brethren, but not without a fight.
Both armies arrogantly marched onto the battlefield. The Greenskins arrived ready to WARRRGH as the Reckless undead stood to protect their realm of Khemri. The servants of Settra the Imperishable arrived to the field mounted on horseback, chariot, war sphinx and carried by a magical cloak that caused the sands around them to carry the wearer around the field of war. Two Liche Priests accompanied the regiment. One was a learned high priest. Due to his rank he was adorned in the Cloak of Dunes. His apprentice of many years accompanied the cavalry on horseback. Each could move across the field with haste. They had 5 spells between them to protect and strengthen their brothers in arms.
The Greenskin invaders:
Quarreling together as they marched onto the field it was a wonder that such an army could operate. The Orc foot soldiers bickered as they fought each other for control of the ranks which made them charge unsuccessfully into a line of cavalry. Their archers also failed to work together. While these sections fought amongst themselves, the hulking mass holding the left flank emerged. His stench unbearable for the living. Luckily the Army of Khemri had lost their ability to notice such odors. The giant that had followed the army into the battle saw his prize. The horseman’s bones of the Tomb Kings would be a valuable tool for him to pick the remains of the unlucky that became trapped between his foot and the earth from his toes. He swung his club and scattered the bones of only but a few of the gallant horseman.
Retaliation Can Be Deadly:
The cavalry took the head on attack by the enemy giant swinging his club in a large swathe at them. Meanwhile chariots picked their target and the night goblins eyes lit up as they saw the would-be death charging before them. The night goblins collectively smirked. With a single unspoken command they released the fanatics. The fanatics leapt out from the night goblin ranks. Traveling across the ground they attacked the charging chariots. Despite having the advantage of a well-planned charge the chariots were destroyed as soon as they came within striking range of the goblin swords. This hurt the Skeleton warriors deeply, however no brain meant no psychological harm happened. They kept marching forth.
Death is the Only Adventure,
As the Army of the Tomb Kings tried to inflict as much damage as possible they failed in keeping the important people animated. The assault by the giant caused the cavalry to crumble to dust. This left the Hierophant, the Warsphinx and the Casket of Souls in the battle to deal with the greenskin menace. After the death of the Hierophant at the hands of the giant, the remaining units worked together to cause as much damage as possible, though not enough to save them both. The Orcs had won, their greenskin could be seen raiding the lost tombs of the fallen enemy. Remember that those who sleep beneathe the desert sand will awaken again.
The Forces that Clashed.
For those who have watched the YouTube clip, the points were 1200 a side and this battle is a part of a 12o0 point round robin competition.
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Hobby Desk Update
Painting my Necrons up, after a couple of months focusing on Fantasy I felt my 40k models were being neglected. Organizing my hobby space, I will have an external facility to do bigger projects in soon! Stay Tuned for that. Pictures on Facebook Page! Also, we have become proud members of the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network!
Clubs New Place
Change of venue and time! We moved from the church hall of which I am a member and to the Tura Beach Country Club. On every other Thursday. At this new venue we have the opportunity to have better events. Also if there are any listeners who want to challenge my good self at a 1500 point game, send an email to email@example.com These games will be featured on our Youtube channel: The Hobby Desk Australia
Getting 2nd Hand Minis
Welcome to the hobby, or do you already have a collection that is borderline hoarder and yet you still want to build a legion of the mini! I have a few ways for you to not only do this but also be a fantastic community member.
I have had the old set for about two years now, I actually got the first set and then the next one after it. This set, although doesn’t have new minis, it has the potential to bring more and more into the hobby. New books and a new line of minis that can be purchased with the new box.
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