Monday, 20 June 2011

Clash of Evil!!

Remember when I refer to rules, etc, we were using a modified version of Warlord's Black Powder. In future we will use a version of Warlords Hail Caesar. As I finish future units and show them here I will be putting up there HC stats and special rules.

Ok the great horde of Orcs and Goblins gather to smash the Undead into dust!!

This is the first time that my Orcs and Goblins had taken the field and they look pretty good even if I do say so myself.

Above we have two units of Demonworld Spider riders with a skirmish screen of Kallistra Orc bow, now the Kallistra are 10mm but work great for 15mm Goblins!
A special rule was give to spiders in that they did not become disrupted when going through woods, I just thought it made sense.
Demonworld Mosquetos! A great model and something a little different. I did not really give these flying rules I just made them immune to terrain effects. So these were nice fast 'mounted' skirmishers.
Now this wee beastie is impressive!! GIANT SPIDERS!!! Enough to give any hero arachnophobia.......
These are made by Demonworld, and are lovely. The GOOD NEWS, Ral Patha Europe have bought the molds and are going to re release the ranges!! More spiders may be?
Or may be not?? Is 3 enough? Now due to the size of the model they are actually based on 120mm frontages. When I do the stats for HC I think I will have to take that into account as potentially they will be fighting more than one foe at a time.
Finally for this part, the 'White Hand' contingent, made by Eureka and sold in the UK by Fighting 15s. Again these are great models and almost identical to the LotR film portrayal of Urhi Khai. Here we have a phalanx of 3 units! A lovely sight, enough to warm any despots heart!!
The phalanx was ably assisted by a unit of Xbow and a giant, we all know it is a GW LotR Cave Troll but in this scale they make impressive giants.

More to follow...........

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Clash Of Evil!!

At last, after a very long brake I finally got to play one of my real passions in wargaming, 15mm Fantasy Mass Battle. Al, from PAW and I played out a game involving Orcs and Goblins on my side and Undead on his.

We used an adaptation of Black Powder which has been given out on their Yahoo Group. It was developed for Lord of the Ring and Warmaster so we had to juggle the stats slightly.

The game was fought on an 8ft x 4ft table with quite large armies.
One of the appeals of fantasy battle is the sheer size and scope of the armies that you can. As you will see in later pictures the armies were quite large.
These two pictures just show the initial deployment of the two battle lines. In the next post we will get a little closer the combatants.

Friday, 17 June 2011

FOW Polish Support Weapons

Ok, and the final lot to help Nigel's poor infantry are the support weapons.

37mm Anti Tank Guns

Mortar Paltoon
HMG Platoon

Well that is all for now for the Poles but Nigel has promised me that I will be getting his brave Polish cavalry soon!
Watch this space.

Polish 75mm Light Guns

More guns for the brave Poles, this time two batteries of 75mm's. I marked the difference by placing the limbers on opposite sides of the base, simple but effective.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

FOW Polish 100mm Light Howitzers

Ok the individual models where shown earlier but here they are now as an assembled battery. he is doing the basing himself so that it matches the rest of his army.