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Hello and welcome back to another episode of A Tale of Many Gamers.
Unfortunately the podcast has not happened the last few months. I have just moved apartments and my energy has been put towards that end. However, we will be back very soon with some more content. In the meantime, strap in for some updates in the hobby (also a little thin on the ground this month).
This month I painted army which was finished before Battle of Copenhagen. At the time, everything was painted quite quickly, but made so that I could return and do the finishing layers and touches at a later time. Here are the results:
This month Ulrik has made what can only be described as a "Combat Gauge!" Simply for want of a better word. This mad-genius-esq contraption can measure arcs of sight as well as the spacing between units and, I think the 6" panic bubbles. Made by hand from cutting and filing a metal sheet, Ulrik has engineered this to an almost Dwarven precision.
His newly painted master engineer would be proud:
This month I planned on doing a ton of painting, being really enthused after Battle of Copenhagen. But work, life and other stuff got in the way as it always does. I did however manage to get some work on my Pharaoh in chariot model. Even tough I'm not sure it will see any play for some time I really want to finish this awesome model before I move on to something else, lest it ends up forgotten in some box. At this point only the chariot is completely done but its coming along at least.
As we all know, objectives play a fairly big from in 9th Age but just using coins of plastic markers is a bit boring.
Much nicer to use something that fits with the army.
For the Vampire Covenant, the Dead Sage holds a great many secrets about the undead, how raise them and more importantly for their foes... how to destroy them.
For the Beast herds, we have the traditional Herdstone. Which I made form spare bits many years ago, back when Herdstones where still a actual thing.
For the Kingdom of Equitaine, we have two wounded knights
The first one is defending his downed horse
The second one seems to be quite unhurt. Surely she is okay?
Oh no, maybe not....
She's using the Coat of Arms of the state Church of Sweden
Apart from that, I also got some more Knights Forlorn so that I no longer need to use mercenary Imperial Guard to fill out my unit. Not being one for doing it the normal way, I got some Dwarves at Arms from Macrocosm's recent Kickstarter
They are quite lovely little fellas
The first one comes from Tomelilla, home of several authors and actors, as well as a well-visited summer park
This one hails from Mjölby (Flour Village) and proudly bears the two mill wheels on the city, which has a school of goldsmiths (I didn't even know there was any official schooling for that!) and train operators.
This musically inclined dorf, will replace my current (badly) converted Forlorn musician.
Wearing the colours of Älmhult birthplace of both Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) the famed naturalist and the very first IKEA store as well as a IKEA museum
A strange one, this one. Wearing not municipal, but political arms. Namely the Carnation and folded red cloth of Sweden's Left Party which was founded from communist roots, though they have mostly left those behind
Wearing the classy fir trees and snowflake of Mullsjö is the leaderdorf. Mullsjö has a museum of Scandinavian folklore which i now want to visit.
And lastly, the dorf I am perhaps happiest with, with a very fancy surcoat this one also doesn't have municipal heraldry
Instead wearing Sting, one of Sweden's most well known mascots, being owned by Expressen, on of the "Big Three" newspapers in the realm.
Finally started on one of the two ID units I do not currently have, so here are the first 10 of my Orc Slaves, using the Westwind Orc Sword Regiment, which I quite like.
Looking nice and aggressive , rather more hunchbacked than GW orcs are, which fits well in their role as slaves here.
Heads and weapon arms are separate and there's about 5 or 6 different bodies, witch makes for a good variety
Quite heavily armoured as well, is scavenged plate and scale armour with some chain thrown in for good measure.
I think they look heavy enough to be able to be used as Iron Orcs as well
The pteruges on the leader are a nice touch.
This one had perhaps the most impressive overbite I've seen on an Orc to this date
The weapons are not overly large like GW ones tend to be, but nice and brutal in design
The heads are all good, I like the hood on this one
Two of them lack shields and instead have a armoured. clawed gauntlet, for some Wolverine-action
Two of the more impressively armoured ones. Not the shields, they look almost as dangerous as the swords! Just as a Orc shield should!
A small statuette on the helmet, likely stolen from a shrine somewhere
They all look good and brutal
The rarest of things; and Orc that understands the value of blocking!
And the one I'll use as the leader: slightly bigger and bulkier with a nice fur on the shoulders.
Quite the good set of models. Metal, all of them. At 14 for 10 of them, the price ain't bad either. [Read More]
In this (long overdue!) episode, Tony and I discuss our experiences as tournament organisers, summarise our recent hobby exploits and ponder on our wishes/hopes/dreams for the Orcs and Goblins and Warriors of the Dark Gods…
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Music from the freemusicarchive.org:
Into - Jan Morgenstern - Circling Dragons
Outro - BoxCat Games - Battle 'Special'
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Hey guys I made as much coverage that I could at Adepticon this year... Please enjoy, or not...... Also I apologize for my phone flickering on day 1 (technical difficulties)
#1 Waking up for Adepticon
#2 ChiHammer meets Tremendous
#3 Vendor Sneak Peak
#4 The Conquistadorks
#5 Vince Venturella Interupts my game
#6 Team Tourney Round 1 Recap w/ Tremendous
#7 Mc1Gamer Interrupts my game!
#8 Looking for Vince
#9 Vince Found Us!
#10 Cool Guys Nation, Joe Kaggen, and Gottschalk
#11 Team Tournament Recap
#12 Waking up for Adepticon Day 2
#12.5 Killing Time Before the GT
#13 Accidently Walking into the AoS Room
#14 Where is Len's Shirt?
#15 Sneaking Up on Tremendous and Dark Wizard
#16 ChiHammer's Brother
#17 Dice Dojo
#18 Dwarven Zepplins!
#19 Going to Portillo's
#20 Mini Interview with Mini Wargaming
#21 Day 1 GT Recap
#21.5 The Librarian
#22 Waiting for Results
#23 Post GT Talk Day 2
#24 Jesse and James Final Thoughts [Read More]