Sunday, 18 March 2018

Monster March 2 - Part 3


Welcome to the Part 3 update on the progress in Monster March 2! I must say that there are some wonderful looking models again and some of the participants did so good that they have already finished their projects! 

That is truly awesome and you guys need to tell us all what is the secret to such efficient painting, I am sure we will all benefit from your suggestions. :)

To those who are still working on their models, do not worry! There is still time to make some progress and the reason I have weekly updates is to keep you all inspired and motivated. If you don't have any updates now that is perfectly fine. I am sure you will get some next week! :)

All right, let's see those great updates then!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Game 83 - Forces of the Abyss - 2018/03/17


In the game 7, last game of the event, I had a great pleasure to play against Ben of Direct Misfire podcast fame.  Ben had a beautifully painted army of the Forces of the Abyss and I could not decide if I like the painting or the ideas for models and conversions more. It is a great looking army and I consider myself very lucky to have the opportunity to play against it. 

Here are the details of that army:

Forces of the Abyss - Army List

6 Molochs, Horde, Potion of Caterpillar
- 10 Gargoyles, Troop
- Efreet, Hero, Heart-seeking Chant
- Chroneas[1], Monster

 6 Twisted Victims[1], Horde
- Lord of Lies[1], Hero

10 Abyssal Horsemen, Regiment, Pipes of Terror
- Abyssal Champion, Hero, Mounted, Bloodboil

20 Succubi, Regiment
- Abyssal Temptress, Hero, Fly, Helm of the Ram
3 Imps, Regiment

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Game 82 - Elves - 2018/03/13


In the game 6 of the Australian Clash of Kings 2018 I played against another Elven army, commanded by Bridget who attended her first tournament! 

I must say that I find it very intriguing that since I have started playing Kings of War I have yet to play against the same army twice. What I mean is that unless I play against the same player who decided to bring the same army list again, all the forces I fought against have different compositions. It is truly fantastic, even after 2-3 years as it seems to show that KoW is very well designed game that allows for a huge variety. 

Bridget had an army that further supported this impression. She brought an army that had units of many different types but at the same time it was significantly different to mine. Here are the details:

Elves - Army List

20 Kindred Archers, Regiment
 - 5 Silver Breeze, Troop 
- Army Standard, Hero, Lute of Insatiable Darkness
20 Palace Guard, Regiment, Mace of Crushing
- Mage, Hero, Bane Chant(2),  Mounted, Amulet of Fire-heart

20 Tallspears, Regiment
- Mage, Hero,  Fenulian Amulet, Lightning Bolt (5)
20 Tallspears, Regiment
- Dragon Kindred Lord, Hero, The Fog 
- Mage, Hero, Lightning Bolt(5)

10 Stormwind Cavalry, Regiment, Potion of Caterpillar 

10 Stormwind Cavalry, Regiment, Chant of Hate

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Monster March 2 - Part 2


The first week of the Monster March 2 challenge has just passed by and the participants are busy with assembling and painting their models. For those who entered with a completely new and not assembled monsters, the first week is for preparing the models, including assembly stage. However, it is really up to the participant at what pace the progress is happening. 

Below are the examples of what progress was made for some of the models. Well done for those who started strong and are ahead of the assembly stage! For everyone else, check the progress of your fellow participants, take some inspiration and motivation and cheer up everyone! We need our mutual support to keep going!

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Monster March 2 - Part 1


It is finally March so we can all start our #MonsterMarch2 challenge! I am very happy to announce that we have 16 participants at the moment! Thanks a lot for joining in, guys! It is truly an honor for me to host Monster March again and I can't wait to see all your fantastic models taking shape and being painted!

The choice of models is very interesting again and you will see all kind of monsters here. Be it of fantasy type or from the distance future alike. As mentioned in the introduction, this challenge is all about getting one of your big models and try to make a significant progress with it, hopefully finishing painting by the end of the month. 

Let's meet our participants, presented here in the alphabetical order:

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Game 81 - Abyssal Dwarfs - 2018/03/03


In the first game of the day two and battle 5 of the tournament I played against Stephen and his Abyssal Dwarfs. I have never played against Stephen before, although I believe we participated in the same events in the past. It was thus great opportunity for me to play against him for the very first time!

Stephen brought an army that had almost ever model from Mantic and it looked great! My pictures do not show properly how good the models look. Perhaps the dark color scheme was also more difficult to present nicely. But it was fantastic to be able to play against a very nice and characterful looking army! He had the following units in his force:

Abyssal Dwarfs - Army List

6 Lesser Obsydian Golems, Horde, Brew of Haste
- 10 Gargoyles, Troop
- 10 Gargoyles, Troop
- Greater Obsydian Golem, Monster
Ba'su'su the Vile

6 Lesser Obsydian Golems, Horde
- Supreme Iron-caster on Great Winged Halfbreed, Hero, Surge (10), Banner of Griffin

10 Abyssal Halfbreeds, Regiment, Brew of Courage
- Overmaster on Great Abyssal Dragon, Hero, Blade of Slashing

Twilight Kin - Allies

20 Crossbowmen, Regiment
20 Crossbowmen, Regiment

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Game 80 - Undead - 2018/02/22


In the last game of the day I played against Chris and his old school Undead force. We have played against each other many times, both at the events and at local stores. It is always fun to play against him and always a big challenge as his Undead do not crumble easily. On many occasions I was actually soundly beaten so I hoped that this time I will come up with a good plan and would be able to win. 

Chris approach to the army composition seems to favor variety of units so the force he brought to the event was very varied and was comprised of many different units.

Undead - Army List

6 Werewolves, Horde,  Potion of the Caterpillar
- 10 Skeleton Archers, Troops
- 10 Skeleton Archers, Troops
- 10 Ghouls, Troops
- 10 Soul Reaver, Troops 
- Balefire Catapult, War Engine 
- Revenant King on Undead Wyrm, Hero, Blade of Slashing 

3 Zombie Trolls, Regiment
- 10 Wraiths, Troops
- Undead Army Standard, Hero, Banner of Griffin 
20 Mummies, Regiment
- Cursed Pharaoh, Hero, Wings of Honeymaze

20 Revenants, Regiment
- Liche King, Hero, Mounted, Heal (6)