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16. Sylvan Elves are ready to fight!
how much work is to put a SE Druid into the arena?
- joel127 sculpts a druid on his computer
- he 3D-prints it, paints it, ships it to me
- i digitalise it and put it into the game
- Chack chooses options for a 500pts build
- i make 5 unit cards with art from T9A
- i create a customised line of sight tool for the elf
- i create cards for each spell in the chosen path
- aw, man, it's Shamanism... we need a totemic beast!
- Borgio scratchbuilds and paints a totemic beast
- i scan it and put it into the game
- oh, we need a different line-of-sight tool for random movement!
- all done? no, the forest embrace!
- i prepare an additional forest terrain with T9A art
- ok, i guess we're ready to play now!
so, in total: two new minis, terrain, line of sight tools, and a dozen new cards for the Arena. do you want to see them in action? we've invited Chack to play with this unusual gladiator, in a fight against Ayuvelon and his Marshal on Great Griffon (sculpted by Signum Games, painted by Adaephon_Delat). i might chime in as well, just to see how a minor spellcaster would behave against a Master. if you're curious, subscribe to our YouTube channel ( youtube.com/c/VeiloftheAges ) to be notified of tonight's livestream at 08:30pm (GMT). and as usual, you can leave your comments in the VotA open thread on this forum: bit.ly/VotA_002
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We are releasing battles left, right and centre - and rightfully so as we have a HUGE backlog to get through before getting truly up to date. So lets gets straight into round number 2 for both of us shall we...
I get paired up against my own club-mate and player who i managed to 20 in our last meeting with these exact armies, while Hyper-G is matched up in an all Greenskins tie for a possible early indicator to see who has the best chance in Best of Race. Two completely different, yet exciting battles for their own reasons. Could Tony get redemption against me and could Hyper-G stamp down his authority on another Orc general? Too many questions, such little time... well actually the videos are available to be watched in your own time at your own pace but you get the picture!!! GO!
Highborn Elves vs Undying Dynasties
Orcs & Goblins vs Orcs & Goblins
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While we are fully on board the hype train for Bristol Art of War 3, there is still time to take a look back at the tourney's been and gone. And just before christmas, @PTG - Hyper-G and I were able to get away for the weekend for a fantastic 3,500 point tournament at Board in Brum. The mdeium sized tournament (30 players strong) boasted 6 games over the 2 days and a challenging 2hr game time for each round. Could not have enjoyed ourselves more, and with the videos coming out, thought it best to share with you guys our endeavors!
But first here are our lists:
Lucky Sixes Fire Elves
Hyper-Gs Troll Fest
And without further ado we go balls deep into round #1. I end up on a table 1 livestream with a grudge match against anti-fire warriors (D'oh), and Hyper-G takes on the dinosaurs - both in search of an early victory. Enjoy!
HBE vs WDG
OnG vs SA
12. Keep It Simple!
admittedly, i find pleasure in complexity. but luckily when i go overboard i have good friends who remind me to keep things simple. that's why, after all that jazz about the pairing mechanisms (see articles 2 and 4 in the previous page), i thought it'd be nice to add something to make pairings in five seconds: a custom D8.
by the way, seems like the dice gods made fun of me and rolled two gladiators from one of the previous matches - Marcos' Duke and Crosslances' Taphrian Dwarf King (so Ghiznuk can stop complaining about my excessive love for the lands of the Rising Sun) ; )
anyway, i could expand this to a D10, with two additional faces: "you choose" and "your opponent chooses". do you think that'd be a good idea, or is it better to leave things neat and purely random? hope to hear your thoughts during the livestream (today 08:30 PM GMT) on our youtube channel for your Thursday painting session. the discussion goes on, as usual, on the Veil of the Ages blog on this very forum.
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Hey guys! Its that time again where we go full blown into tournament mode as we help to support Bristol Ninjas in the way we do best - talk utter rubbish! But for those that are interested here is a quick sneaky peek at the lists. Enjoy yourselves - but not too much as we have plenty more list/draw content to come...
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Hello and welcome to my Battle Report for the 4th Game of the Siege of Strivelyn III.
So this was the first game on Sunday morning and I had a pretty successful Saturday winning all 3 of my games, so I was in high spirits and eager to get going and keep the winning streak going. I was also incredibly hung over after some Saturday night drinking sessions but I don’t think I was as hungover as my opponent for this round.
We did pairings for this round first thing and I was paired against the one and only Fraser Campbell @Cam, the Vice Captain of Team Scotland this year. I’ve played Fras a couple of times before and always enjoyed are games so I was glad that I’d be playing him for this very hungover game. Fras can normally be spotted on the Dwarf section of the Forum, or in a pub, but for this tournament he was pushing around the Dread Elves. His list:
Cult Priest, Battle Standard Bearer, Divine Altar, Paired Weapons, Cult of Cadaron, Hero's Heart 685
Oracle, Army General, Divination, Light Armour, Wizard Master, Essence of Mithril, Talisman of Shielding, Talisman of the Void 550
Oracle, Cult of Yema, Light Armour, Occultism, Wizard Master, Destiny's Call, Moraec's Reaping 565
2x5 Dark Raider, Repeater Crossbows 215
5 Dark Raider 165
32 Dread Legionnaire, Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer, Spears, Banner Enchantment: Flaming Standard 533
24 Dancers of Yema, Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer, Banner Enchantment: Banner of Gar Daecos 647
7 Dread Knight, Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer, Banner Enchantment: Banner of Blood 441
5x Harpy 135
Medusa, Halberd 135
Hunting Chariot 210
As usual my list can be found here.
So after looking at my Fras’ list I was very happy with the match up. Having one big infantry block for my Trebuchets to shoot at is good but having two is even better. I need to shoot as many of those Dancers to death as I can before they get anywhere near me as they could put a big dent in my army on their own I think. The Divine Altar is quite the scary piece as well, luckily it causes fear so it is the perfect target for my Knights Forlorn to take on, they should make relatively quick work of it if they can get to fight it. Incase anyone is wondering the Cult Priest follows the Cult of Cadaron, which gives him no benefits at all, because it is free. I’m hoping the Divine Altar is in one of the units so I can hit it with the Trebs, War Altars in a unit of infantry are prime targets for Trebuchets. The Dread Knights could prove a problem if they can get the charge on me, I have to make sure I charge them, or bog them down with Peasants or the Knights Forlorn but I don’t think Fras would let that happen. Those Oracle characters are quite nasty too, especially the Occultism one, with Destiny’s Call and Moraec’s Reaping that little lady can put up a hell of a fight and could easily go toe to toe with my Lord or BSB. Also let’s not forget that they are both Wizard masters and Occultism has some pretty potent spells that could really do a number on me, I think I’m going to find my opponent’s magic phase tough. The rest of it is chaff mostly which I will have to deal with using either magic or shooting but my main shooting priority are those infantry blocks.
There’s a unique deployment for this game and it’s secret deployment! So there’s a screen on the middle of the board so you can’t see each other’s deployment and you have to deploy your whole army in 5 minutes. I loved this deployment as this is how I used do Deployment back in mists of time when playing with my school friends. We rolled for side first and Fras chose his side leaving me with mine which at least contained a nice hill to sit on but an annoying big lake in the middle of the board.
The Secondary Objective for this round was table quarters, so the table is divided into 4 and you have to have a scoring unit in a quarter to score it. The player who scores the most table quarters scores the objective. Anyway, the screen was put up and deployment began. It was hard to deploy because we spent most of the time laughing at Andy and Paul holding the big sheet up.
I had a basic plan going in of just sitting back and shooting. So I deployed in the middle and overloaded one flank with the Grail Knights and the Pegasus Knights. The Crossbows sat on the hill with one Trebuchet. The Peasants and the Knights Forlorn sat in the middle with the Bowmen on their right. Then I had The Knights of the Realm and the trebuchet on the right.
After the screen was removed (much to the relief of a tired Andy) I saw that Fras had deployed very similar to me. The blocks were in the middle, with the Dancers in the wood to try and get them a bit of cover. The Divine Altar was not in a unit but was going solo next to the Dread Legionnaires. The left flank was the Dread knights and one unit of Dark Raiders with the Hunting Chariot, Medusa and 2 Dark Raiders on the right.
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