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  • Episode 2
    Original Air Date: 15th March 2017

    The Vale Renegades Bi-weekly 9th Age Podcast! Tune in and enjoy the random ramblings of two Cardiff players and special guests from the hobby!

    In this episode we discuss 9th Age Magic Paths and draw the knockout cup for the home league!

    Contact Us:
    Email: Podcast@ValeRenegades.com
    Twitter: @RenegadesRamble
    Forum: Vale Renegades Forum
    9th Forum: Softmints / Last_Chance

    Links:
    Twitch: Vale Renegades Twitch
    Youtube:Vale Renegades Youtube
    Website: Vale Renegades Main Site
    Event Scores Site: Event Scores and Tracking
    Home-Base: Firestorm Games Cardiff

    Events:
    Vale Renegades Cardiff Open



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  • Episode 1
    Original Air Date: 15th February 2017

    The Vale Renegades Bi-weekly 9th Age Podcast! Tune in and enjoy the random ramblings of two Cardiff players and special guests from the hobby!

    In this episode we discuss the Vale Renegades own 9th Age league with list discussions and predictions!

    Contact Us:
    Email: Podcast@ValeRenegades.com
    Twitter: @RenegadesRamble
    Forum: Vale Renegades Forum
    9th Forum: Softmints / Last_Chance

    Links:
    Twitch: Vale Renegades Twitch
    Youtube:Vale Renegades Youtube
    Website: Vale Renegades Main Site
    Event Scores Site: Event Scores and Tracking
    Home-Base: Firestorm Games Cardiff

    Events:
    Vale Renegades Cardiff Open



    Check out our 9th Age and 40k Podcast at...
    iTunes
    Soundcloud
    ...and most Android Podcast Apps! [Read More]
  • In the last article I reviewed Shieldlord (with crossbow) which I received as an award at my local tournament.

    Now is the time for the second part of the review: MOM Miniatures Kankros Devoramundos



    First of all let me tell you a little story about MOM and how they got instantly popular in our (Croatia) community.
    So last year buddy that is organising a local tournament decided to contact "3rd party companies" that are little known in our community but that were doing a lot to promote 9th Age project and our hobby in general. MOM also accepted our offer and they weren't just "one of the sponsor" , MOM was the sponsor. It is enough to say that after the tournament there was a really huge part of our community that started buying from MOM.

    But I didn't. I simply didn't like what I saw on the picture and wasn't that super excited like everyone else. But eventually I "bit my tongue".




    Kankros Devoramundos is really really great monster. Game-wise I am planning to use him as a Bloodbeast or Vortex Fiend for my Warriors of the Dark Gods army. Looking forward to painting him and playing it aswell!

    But enough whit sh*t talk, let's talk review!

    So the product came, of course, in plastic bag... BUT it's super HEAVY! And I am talking heavy as you could actually cause some serious injuries with that thing! :D
    (Even though the product description states it's "only" 0,26 kg heavy , it is a lot more then that)



    First thing I notice after opening the bag is that some stuff isn't casted in the same resin.

    For example body parts, right hand and left horn are casted in black resin which is the more quality one.




    After that I see one major mistake , the body parts doesn't seem to fit.
    Notice the HUUUUGE gape in beetween!


    That's a shame...

    But here are the rest of the parts:

    Upper body part



    The "portal" + tail


    Left hand and horns...



    All in all I am really pleased with the model and it certainly looks great. But there will be a lot of pinning and also I am slightly concerned over that gap in the middle... [Read More]
  • After breaking the ice in my "pilot" article here is another one from Grumpy Guy :D

    So after I painted EDC and Hellscream Cannon and told you some stuff about me and my buddy today I'm speaking few words about our YT channel and BR we're going to do. And also I'm posting some pictures of stuff I painted in the last few days.

    GRUMPY GUY GAMING - YOUTUBE


    So this is a channel my friend initally started as his own for Warhammer 40,000 battlereports and to present to community the stuff he painted. After a shortwile I decided to start recording 9th Age battlereports and was thinking of starting my own channel. So we decided that wouldn't be such a good idea because there is more chance we will get more subscribers and views as one channel so we decided to go in this long-term project together.

    I've just checked the channel and there are no 9th Age BR, why is that?

    Simply because I am busy and lazy bastard. We want our channel to have some standards like playing on nice battlefield with nice terrains, table and most important with armies painted. The last one I don't yet have. I can't say when can you expect the 9th Age BR's. I simply plan to finish my UD army (4500 points atleast) and start going on tournaments in my region. Plan is to go to I. T9A ETC Bootcamp Team Austria(Wien) with painted UD army so I could say I'm planning to start battlereports somewhere at the start of May.
    After I do my "pilot" episode I will do a pool here on my blog so everyone can suggest me what to improve and so on. Also plan is to publish one episode every week, for now.

    That is all for that matter now to switch of to models I painted.

    Chimera :WDG:








    Wasteland Steed Chariot (old metal model) :WDG:









    There are few more things I have to do before I can tell the model is finished (base for Chimera, base for Chariot, pinn the crewman, etc..)
    Simple but effective(I think).

    Hope you enjoyed #2 of Grumpy Guy blog, talk to you again next week with finished Colossus for UD and some really nice bases for UD. :UD: :sand:
    :charge: :drunk: [Read More]
  • Hello to everyone this is my first blog article on 9th Age page.

    So who am I and what do I do?

    Fellow hobist doing various hobby stuff.

    Firstly, I am currenlty in project of finishing two armies; Warriors of the Dark Gods and Undying Dynasties.
    So I will post pictures of stuff I finish and paint.
    Planning to post stuff every 2 or 3 days, depends on the spare time I have and the things I get done.

    Plan is to finish Undying Dynasties by the end of April so I can start recording 9th Age BR's and attend most tournaments as possible.

    Here and there I will also post stuff that my friend does as he is Pro-painter and his miniatures and stuff he do is simply amazing.

    Also, I will post the stuff we do for our local gaming club (facebook.com/KMMPanonniaMinor/) like terrains, scenic stuff or finishing some army or maybe organizing some 9th Age event.

    In my "pilot" post I will post few pictures of what I painted last few weeks for my Warriors of the Dark Gods army, before switching to Undying Dynasties.

    Elder Dragon Centaur - EDC








    Hellscream Cannon





    I would say I'm not much of a painter but I'm getting better with every miniature :D
    So here it is, the first post to "break the ice".

    Talk to you soon, in few days to be precise. With more WoDG models and bunch of other stuff coming, so stay tuned! [Read More]
  • Throughout my wargaming history, I’ve witness brutal combinations pop up. The 9th Age is no different. I’ve faced some seriously nasty Sylvan Elf and Empire of Sonnstahl lists. Hell, we even have a player around these parts that, despite being new the fantasy wargaming, has been racking up a reputation as a solid player using Warriors of the Dark Gods.

    Sometimes I feel that this is in response to the starting lists of Snorri and myself. We were the two people to begin playing 9th Age in our local scene, and since, it has really taken on a life of its own. The reason why Snorri and I share the blame and derision to the competitive (read: brutal) meta that we are currently in is that we spent a great deal of time with one army and shifted our lists game-to-game accordingly.


    In the end, my ever-infamous Mono-Change Flying Circus became a thing of nightmares to most new opponents. What they never seemed to realize, initially, is that Snorri usually beat me. Add that in with some new players giving him a run for his money, and many have started to “get it”.


    What the hell do I mean by “get it”?


    The beauty of the 9th Age project is the, overall, toning down of many combos and auto-includes from previous fantasy wargames. I feel there are very few completely useless options anymore; everything has a role to play.


    Whether that role fits into your list, and specifically, against your opponent, is something that is entirely situational. I have a predilection for playing a fast, maneuverable, shooty, magic-y MSU list; something that, for instance, our local Vermin player absolutely detested. In similar fashion, one of our Saurian Ancients players has had a hell of a time taking down anything more than horrors in my list.


    That changed. Their lists changed.


    Despite some worries from our community about power levels, many have adapted through trial and error. Net-listing is something that is heavily discouraged around these parts, not because of any stigma, but due to the nature of what net-listing is, in and of itself: taking someone else’s square peg and trying to jam it into your own cylindrical slot….(Omarcomin’ is going to have a field day with that one).


    One of the real joys is the post-game breakdown (usually with beer). Many new players in our scene have had to ask themselves the following questions:

    1. Why did I lose/win?
    2. How much was luck involved?
    3. Was this just a bad match-up for my list?
    4. If so, how can I shift to a more “take on all” approach?
    5. Am I too reliant on one or two particular aspects of my army?
    6. Is this, sadly, the wrong army for my preferred playstyle?
    7. If I answer “maybe” to #6… am I just not using the units that would be optimized for how I like to play?

    This has, pretty much, become a survey for a lot of new players after their first few games of 9th. Incredibly, no one has given an unequivocal “YES” to question #6. That said, we’ve seen a lot of #7. The vast alterations in lists we see from the “learning phase” to the “competent” way of being is quite something to behold. It seems to take about 5-10 games to go from one to the other, but once its reach, you can always tell. Because they show up the next weekend with an entirely different build. And, usually, something no one had expected to see.


    Some examples of this:

    • Wrath/Lust List turning into a Mono-Change Flying Circus *raises hand*, that’s actually gotten away from MSU, a bit!
    • Standard combined Arms Empire eliminating heavy cav. and becoming a skirmish-heavy, pistol heavy, dance partner backed up by some cheap scoring blocks.
    • “Grab-bag” style WotDG army turned into an MSU, ambushing, vanguarding nightmare.
    • Infantry-centric UD becoming a really threatening Monster Mash list.
    • All Cav. Empire…well… actually, that one stayed about the same… and is still quite good.
    • Another Daemon player shifting from standard Poly to a crazy-fast Lust/Change flanking list. This one honestly worries the heck out of me.
    • My own KoE going from classic multi-Lance formation, double-treb etc list… and becoming an army filled with Skirmishers, Vanguarding, Fast Cav and a couple of massive Peasant Levy blocks for scoring.

    I actually have about another half dozen examples… but I think the point, overall, is as follows:

    No army book is perfect. There will always be balancing issues for as long as there are players to find ways to break books. But, overall, adapting to your meta and the tools you’ve been given is possible with, in my opinion, any of the books.


    Some will be easier than others to work with, some will be frustrating as all hell. That’s fine. In fact, that’s half the fun.


    And remember, Net-Lists are like knickers; they may feel and look good on one person, but they certainly shouldn’t be worn by all. [Read More]

  • Hello, Hello, Hello, Andrew is back today with Host of the show Mike Hernandez! Mike is a long time Empire Player and part of this year's USA ETC Team.



    Mike and Andrew don't do a full review, rather they do a high level of the Empire 1.0 release - only covering some favorites and disappointments. This is part of a series of Xtra Points Episodes where Andrew will be covering rules and highlights from all the 1.0 books, while the Prime Casts take care of full book/army reviews.

    If you enjoy the show, tell others about it and check out our other shows that are part of the Ohiohammer Network (Countercharge, Countercharge Xtra, Xtra Points, and Model Citizen).

    Lastly don't forget to check out our miniatures convention - OhCon!

    XP 125 - First Look at Empire of Sonnstahl with Mike Hernandez! [Read More]


  • Hello, Hello, Hello, Andrew is back today with Host of the show Bill Robertson! Bill is a long time Ogre Player and has loved his Son's of the Avalanche for quite a while.

    Bill and Andrew don't do a full review, rather they do a high level of the Ogre 1.0 release - only covering some favorites and disappointments. This is part of a series of Xtra Points Episodes where Andrew will be covering rules and highlights from all the 1.0 books, while the Prime Casts take care of full book/army reviews.

    If you enjoy the show, tell others about it and check out our other shows that are part of the Ohiohammer Network (Countercharge, Countercharge Xtra, Xtra Points, and Model Citizen).

    Lastly don't forget to check out our miniatures convention - OhCon!

    XP 124 - First Look at Ogre Khans with Bill Robertson! [Read More]

  • Oh, what's that? A new fun character build I found playing around with Battlescribe for a faction I don't own? Better do this^ to my wallet again!

    Preamble
    In my experience, there are two kinds of Wargamers:
    1. Wargamers that commit to their projects, think them out, plan them and purchase/accordingly.
    2. The rest of us.
    The first kind seem to commit; they have no issue playing an army for 100 games in a row with minor (sometimes major) tweaks, and really getting to know their force(s). The second, like myself, are pretty much the gaming version of this:


    That isn't to say we don't love the armies we play, or even that we don't aim to learn said armies to a high level of play. It's just... there's so much to try and play around with in The 9th age. Here's a list of my army swapping through the last year:
    1. 9th Age Begins. Started a Beastmen of Change army.
    2. Beast Herds, as it is now dubbed, seems to be getting away from the Dark Gods. Nah, not what I'm really after.
    3. Well, may as well try out the old Goblin hordes.
    4. Hey, look at that... Daemons don't have that stupid Reign of Random table anymore... seems legit. I've always liked the idea of a Lust army.
    5. Did I say Lust Daemons? Nah brah- totally meant to say, Mono-change... ignore the cabinet full of unpainted Sirens.
    6. Dwarfs seem like an interesting counter-army to my Daemons... and there is a tournie coming up... could be fun to try something new!
    7. Ogres on kijiji? Wait...how much?! Done!
    8. Oh, those bearded fellas? Yeah, they're in the closet. Been painting up my Kingdoms of Equataine lately.
    9. Can't believe how great those five Blazing Chariots look on the table! ... Oh...right... Knights...
    10. Russian Alternative is having a sales? Evil Dwarves- done!
    11. That is a mighty sweet deal on Highborn Elves on eBay... I'll place a bid after my Daemons kill some rats, today.
    12. Oh... I forgot I ordered Elves. Well, into the closet with the Dwarves...evil and good? When the hell did I get these?
    13. And on...and on... and on....
    Now, this isn't to brag. If I told you what I spent on all of this, you'd probably say "that's pretty reasonable"- I'm a big fan of eBay and Kijiji and basically refuse to pay retail for CERTAIN COMPANY'S products (due to said company's prices being somewhere between the cost of a new car or the cost of bail for stealing that new car).


    "I'm the product of all that online bits and kits buying... kill me.... killllll meee... it hurts to exist!"



    So... what's the point?
    The point? Well... have never done this with another Game System. Warhammer Fantasy, Mordheim, Warhammer 40,000, Kings of War, Frostgrave... I'm really not a miniature hoarder. In fact, until the beginning of The 9th Age I was perfectly happy running my goblin horde off to their merry doom every single game I'd play. Ditto for my Marienburg warbands and my Tyranid swarm. But... dammit... The Ninth Age did something to me. And, after a lot of thinking, pondering and drinking behaving like a completely rational adult, I think I've finally figured out what happened...

    ... the game, by in large, has so, so few bad choices... and the power level has been on a trend downwards (or upwards, depending), with almost all armies meeting in the middle (to a degree).

    That's it.

    That's really it, for me.

    Buying that Tyranid Swarm, once upon a time, was a hassle- most of it would die, turn 2, because of a few mega-powered blast weapons. It was super fun setting up 200 models and taking half of them off the table before I even got to move them. Well, that's a bit hyperbolic...they moved from my case onto the field and then back into the case. So there was some travel for the little guys, just not the kind I was hoping for.

    It was kind of the same with old Warhammer Fantasy- seeing the old Unkillable Chaos Lord of Skill, Skillcannons galore, The Broklock Bus... the ridiculous amount of broken combos just made me ambivalent towards paying more money (a lot more) for an army I wanted to play, and didn't try to counter cheese with cheese.


    Note: This guy loves 6-dicing Dwellers.

    And, really... that was it.

    I've always wanted to play at a competitive level- or, rather, get to the point where I was good enough to do so. But, I really didn't want to essentially try to cheese my opponent into submission at the sight of 2 STank, lvl 4 Life + Light Council lists of "WHY ****ING BOTHER?".

    And that, my friends, is solidly why I have become an Alternate Army Addict. Because, now... I feel like can, and have a fighting chance. The opportunity to learn new playstyles, new list building techniques and, hell, this has all made me a better modeler, painter and overall player.

    So, all in all, the strive for balance in The 9th Age has completely destroyed any moderation I used to have with model purchases.

    YAY!

    ....yay? [Read More]


  • Hello, Hello, Hello, Andrew is back today with long time friend of the show Corey Lenigar! Those who remember past casts would Corey as a the Long time VC player who created the following models:

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    Corey and Andrew don't do a full review, rather they do a high level of the VC 1.0 release - only covering some favorites and disappointments. This is part of a series of Xtra Points Episodes where Andrew will be covering rules and highlights from all the 1.0 books, while the Prime Casts take care of full book/army reviews.

    If you enjoy the show, tell others about it and check out our other shows that are part of the Ohiohammer Network (Countercharge, Countercharge Xtra, Xtra Points, and Model Citizen).

    Lastly don't forget to check out our miniatures convention - OhCon!

    Ohiohammer Xtra Points - Ep 122 [Read More]
  • Tonight as you read your v1.0 army books, relax and check out a battle report between Bill Robertson and Andrew Sherman. They will have played using .99.5 ruleset, but let's be honest - not much changed anyways.

    As always, please let us know what you thought of the show by emailing us at ohiohammer2011@gmail.com, on twitter @ohiohammer2011 or by posting a review of our episode on Itunes.

    If you enjoy the show, tell others about it and check out our other shows that are part of the Ohiohammer Network (Countercharge, Countercharge Xtra, Xtra Points, and Model Citizen).

    And don't forget to check out our miniatures convention - OhCon!

    Lastly as always remember, enjoy the game!

    Ohiohammer the Xtra Points - Episode 120! [Read More]
  • We're back! Yes that right we've returned from our break over the holidays and we're ready to talk some 9th age! Today we talk a little bit about tournaments upcoming (Theres a lot!), the lists we plan to take and of course get side tracked along the way before beginning our Vampire Covenant Army Book Review

    Outro Song: Young Blood Spills Tonight

    iTunes:
    itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/th…podcast/id1059243331?mt=2

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