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« Reply #270 on: 11 July 2017, 02:21:31 PM »

Fun looking game!
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« Reply #271 on: 11 July 2017, 04:31:38 PM »

Despite not fully understanding the subtleties of who is who (or, maybe what is what) I like looking at you games because they are colorful, violent and fun!   Smiley Thumbs up
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« Reply #272 on: 11 July 2017, 06:05:39 PM »

Despite not fully understanding the subtleties of who is who (or, maybe what is what) I like looking at you games because they are colorful, violent and fun!   Smiley Thumbs up

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That cheered me up after a crappy afternoon.

In this report its extra confusing as both sides have Cold Ones (big lizard cavalry). Also not really helped as lots of units have bespoke names, which I'm sure means little to anyone.

I'm now thinking colourful is an important criteria in a battle report, and will aim to ensure this happens as much as possible.
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« Reply #273 on: 11 July 2017, 08:04:05 PM »

Great stuff again, Forbes.

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #274 on: 16 July 2017, 09:05:44 PM »

Actually got some stuff painted - even if it was just with a spray can!



Some Pendraken Lizardmen, and flying snake things, large craters, some MM Djinn and Giant Snake riders. And some 15mm tanks and trucks.

Even managed to get a blue wash on the Djinn a bit after taking the photo.
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« Reply #275 on: 16 July 2017, 11:42:29 PM »

Certainly an eclectic mix!
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« Reply #276 on: 17 July 2017, 10:21:39 AM »

Coming on nicely

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« Reply #277 on: 17 July 2017, 12:25:55 PM »

Looking forward to seeing those progress, Forbes. Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #278 on: 18 July 2017, 06:50:31 PM »

Thanks chaps

Certainly an eclectic mix!

For me its fairly coherent, just 4 projects...


Game - Lizardmen vs Undead
Although painting is fairly limited at the minute, I am at least getting in regular Friday night games, which are a great unwind from the week.

The Lizardmen got another outing (to see if they could extend their winning streak). This time against Undead of the skeletal kind.

We tried out some scouting pre-game rules, which the lizardmen with their many skirmishers and flyers won convincingly. This allowed a new scenario, where the looser of the scouting game (the undead) had to deploy in a cramped 3' zone. Whereas the winners (the lizardmen) had the full length of the table to deploy into.

I deployed fairly few troops on the left, as the river cut that side of the board, a lot of infantry in the middle, and some infantry and my cavalry on the right (out of shot). I didn't want to spread out too much, as the lizardmen seem to do better when kept as a big block that can chop up the enemy in combat, rather than swanning around the flanks with lots of maneovering - leave that to the Elves!



This is the end of the first turn, with both armies having advanced, and the undead trying to unbox themselves a bit.

At this stage I was a bit worried - I was outnumbered 3:2 in units (although points wise the armies are the same). I thought I would loose the grind of combat.

Battle is Joined


Lots of combat in the middle, going in favour of the lizardmen. Lots of low quality skeletons 'killed', but its the 4 bone giants that are the worry to me.I lost a few units to the long range shooting of the rock lobbers, but nothing too serious.  


I'd ended up pulling my cavalry back towards the centre, while the undead ended up spreading themselves wide, without ever really doing anything.
In the middle the Lizardmen where snapping bones of the skeletons. I'd managed to take out the two bone giants on the right without too much trouble.

The End

The undead through in the towel at this point - we had gone with slightly too big a game so ran out of time before a definite conclusion.
But in the middle there are virtually no undead units. On the right flank, I have flanked the infantry on the hill, and my infantry is available to attack it from the front.
On the left I have blocked up about a dozen undead units with just 2 of mine (and the river).
It was about 2:1 in casualties in favour of the lizardmen.

I think the size of the game was against the undead commander, who had far too many units to deal with, and struggled to make good choices. This size of game would have been more suited to 2 players a side.
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« Reply #279 on: 18 July 2017, 07:19:42 PM »

Great stuff, Forbes !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #280 on: 18 July 2017, 08:28:18 PM »

Good report Forbes!
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« Reply #281 on: 18 July 2017, 09:03:58 PM »

Thanks chaps

Looking back at those photos they are a good example of why auto white balance isn't a good thing for photos!
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« Reply #282 on: 19 July 2017, 12:02:28 AM »

Hi

Great report and it's probably just my eyes but I couldn't fault the pics Smiley.

Good to see that your rules set is progressing.

Cheers

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« Reply #283 on: 19 July 2017, 03:04:32 AM »

A really great looking game. Makes me want to get out my Narnia army or my LotR army! Or my Halloween army would be fun too!!!

Your armies look great too!

Terry
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« Reply #284 on: 19 July 2017, 05:10:36 AM »

Great report and it's probably just my eyes but I couldn't fault the pics Smiley.

Have a look at the different 'colours' of the base cloth in the four pictures and the river in pictures 1 an 4
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