Brawler Bash is a unique tournament, so please check out my introductory video to gain an understanding of its unique design and how that might affect my list and tactics. Below is the intro, a couple practice games, and the five tourney games. My army is KoE.
Practice game vs Mittierim's Dwarfs:
Practice game vs Dan (the Terminator)'s Vermin Swarm:
Game 1 vs Vampire Covenant:
Game 2 vs Daemon Legions:
Game 3 vs Pretty Boy (from Green Dragon Gaming)'s Orcs & Goblins:
Game 4 vs Dread Elves:
Game 5 vs Warriors of the Dark Gods:
With 22 games behind us in the narrative, we have seen the formation of a number of alliances between the different armies in the story. So today I would like to discuss those alliances and their goals and motivations.
First is the Alliance of Nevaz Berrag. The main armies that form this Alliance are The Whitehammer Dwarves (mine) and the Kingdom of Equitaine led by Duke Le Guerre, as well as their newly arrived Ogre Allies. It could also be argued that the Saurian Ancients are part of this alliance or at very least has a non-aggression treaty with it. The main goals of this alliance are the establishment and prosperity of Nevaz Berrag, as well as the protection of the lands surrounding it, which contain a number of sacred sites to the Lady of the Lake. While there have been many conflicts with the Elves of Port Kaer’vyan, this alliance sees their main enemies as being the forces of the Beast Herds and the Warriors of the Dark Gods, who would claim the lands as their own.
The Second Alliance is that of Port Kaer’vyan. While the Highborn Elves of Prince Thal Victus are the most active members of this alliance, they have recently been joined by the men of the Empire of Sonnstahl under Count Alexander Mitteos of Mittenheim, and the Dwarves of King Thorek Grudgehammer.(Michael's) This alliance is held together by the personalities of their leaders, who all share a close friendship. Prince Thal sees the greatest threat to them to be Saurians, followed by the Alliance of Nevaz Berrag. The other leaders do not agree completely, but are sworn to aid Prince Victus in holding on to his lands.
The Third Alliance is the Servants of Sek’a’lath. Formed of the Saurian Ancients and most recently joined by the Beast Herds of Bazkog, the Servants are a powerful force that has rarely been decisively defeated in battle. They care not for the other alliances and are focus on seeking out some item of power that is believed to be within or near Port Kaer’vyan. As such, their greatest enemy is the alliance under Thal Victus. Currently, Sek’a’lath is shying away from conflict with Nevaz Berrag, more out of a desire to not open a war on two fronts. So far, this tactic seems to be working as it allowed them to destroy the Blood Wood belonging to the Sylvan Elves and make great strides towards the Port.
Outside of these major alliances are a few unaligned forces:
Sylvan Elves: Having lost their home to the predations of the Saurians, the Sylvan Elves are scattered and running. They would likely be welcomed into either of the other alliances, but have yet to reach out in any real way.
Warriors of the Dark Gods: Under the command of Lord Kinta, the warriors are merely a force for destruction in the land. They have a grudge with Duke Le Guerre, but do not seem to be actively pursuing it at this time.
Dread Elves: The Dread Elves of Lady Ayas are a splinter sect of Port Kaer’vyan. While they pay lipservice to Prince Thal, they are primarily driven by their Lady’s Hatred of Dwarves. Though having suffered a massive defeat at the hands of the Kingdom of Equitaine, it remains to be seen how they will react to Thal’s forces being joined by dwarves of their own.
So that is a general overview of the current alliances in the story, I hope you all have enjoyed watching the story progress and I look forward to seeing where these alliances will take our forces in the games to come! [Read More]
And thus it came to pass that after sitting down at the feet of the Master @2DSick, I ventured forth from the Goosefeather Brush in search of equipment. At first I purchase some white primer & grey paint in a bottle, thinking to simply go over the old paint job, but when I presented this proposal to the Master, he demonstrated the gentle English coaching technique know as Ecky Thump. Then he spoke: "Wise man says: Painting is like Brazilian waxing - do it properly, or there will be tears..." Damn! So after looking around, I finally got a can of grey all-purpose paint that would not dissolve my plastic model on first contact. The next step was to strip off that old paint, so I bought a bottle of Dettol Concentrate, because I knew I'd need a lot to cover the model. Turns out this model is a monster to remove from its base after supergluing, and very few containers can accommodate its sea-urchin shape easily. I first tried putting it in a plastic tub 4/5 covered with a plastic cap to keep off the rain, flipping it over a few times a day - but when I came to scrubbing it off with a toothbrush it was a disaster. Gunk everywhere, paint stains everywhere, and stink everywhere - so again, I went out and got a bigger container, repeated the process, and the second time it worked - not fun spending an hour outside on a cold rainy day, but after just two weeks of screwing things up I had achieved THIS! The next day it was time to prime. What could possible go wrong right? Well... I carefully read the instructions by glancing at the pictures. Apparently I needed to use a screwdriver to make sure it worked. Placing it carefully on the tiles outside, I pushed delicately at it. Luckily for me it was a lovely day. So when I blasted half my face and glasses with all-purpose primer, I knew it would dry fast: WITNESS ME!...It only took about 2 hours to wash off too. But now I had achieved THIS! Grey Primer The next few weeks were spent on and off trying to squeeze in 30 minutes here and there to either basecoat or wash the skin. I haven't worried too much about splashing the horns and spines, and I used a blend of Amy Painter's Matt White (2/3) & Necrotic Flesh (1/3) for the color and Citadel Earthshade for the wash. It's not perfect by any means, but I plan to use the ancient WotDG cop-out of splattered blood effects to cover the ugliest bits. So, as of now, it looks like THIS! Coat & Washes So far my 4 year old daughter has helped do all the washes, but she has mentioned many times that she is looking forward to doing the spikey bits next. We look forward to taking the next step on The Way of the Goosefeather Brush... [Read More]