Wednesday 23 September 2015

Forming a Last Alliance Army - Part 2

Welcome back to my series of articles about forming and painting my Last Alliance Army for WotR.

If you missed my last article ( can't blame you, it was almost 9 months ago), you can find it here.

The first regiment for the Númenórians i decided to paint would be a standard warriors. To finish this unit i still have to do a captain & bannerman.

The gaps are for the banner and captain. For this captain i am thinking of doing an Isildur in a black paint scheme and the crown around his helmet filed off to represent his oldest son Elendur.

For the second regiment I decided on it being the king's guard. To achieve a distinctive look but still keeping the same feel as the rest of the Númenórian force, I went with a bubonic brown trim and a red cloak.

The captain is an Eowyn model with Númenórean head and shield. As with the other regiment it is also awaiting its bannermen.

Keep an eye out for part 3 in the new year when hopefully this army will be fully painted. 

MSWG Craig

Editor Note: Sorry Craig for taking so long to post this, it had got lost in my download folder. 

Guildball - Fishermen Showcase

Hi Guys, time for something slightly different today. As of about 10 minutes ago, I have finally finished painting the last member of my Fishermen Guild (that I own). 

For those who don't know, Guild ball is a medieval football game set in a pseudo-historical world. It is similar to Bloodbowl but without the Xenos species. 
For more information on Guild ball, go here

Also check out the Guild ball informer youtube channel

Guild Ball was originally a Kickstarter from Steamforged games and has really taken off all over the world. There are more and more tournaments being held as the game continues to grow. 

The Fishermen Guild are one of the first guilds which were announced. These guys are the Barcelona of the Guildball world, they just love to play the beautiful game the way it was supposed to be played. When I was looking to get into Guild Ball, I went for models that sounded and looked coolest. After much perusing of the online shop, I settled on the Fishermen. Who could turn down a guild who could UNLEASH THE KRAKEN!!

Ahem...on with the pictures :) 

The completed team (L to R) Salt, Angel, Snakeskin, Shark, Kraken & Siren
The Mascot Salt, Striker Angel, Captain Shark and Sneaky Snakeskin of the Union Guild behind him.
Captain Shark again with Kraken (Centre Back) and Siren (The queen of Mind Control) on the wing.

Closer look at Salt and Angel

Shark and Kraken

Kraken and Siren

The Fishermen's custom ball

An sneaky infiltrator from the Union Guild - Snakeskin

A sneak peak at the next guild on my paint station, The Masons! 

So these models are an absolute pain to assemble, some of the worst ones I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Some of the contact areas for gluing/ connecting to the base leave much to be desired but once you get past that, they are fantastic to paint.

I have really enjoyed painting the fishermen guild, it has given me a reason to improve my flesh painting technique. Next up for them will be the players I am missing; Greyscales, Jac and the new player Sakana. I may also get a few union members just to increase the variety.

As you have seen above, I also own the Masons Guild. These guys are great all-rounders and wear a lot of armour which makes them tough to beat up. I will probably try and get these done before I get the next lot of fishermen players.

Keep an eye out for another Showcase within the next month or so.

I hope you enjoyed this brief showcase of my Fishermen Guild. If you would to learn to play, or come to MSWG and have a game, please email and I'll be happy to arrange something.

Happy Wargaming Guys!!


Wednesday 2 September 2015

MSWG X-wing Tournament 'Review'

“This is Red 5, I'm going in.” - Luke Skywalker

On the 22nd August 9 determined pilots descended on the Grinstead system to engage in brutal dogfights and claim the new prototype ships (Wave 7 ships as prizes). As we had an odd number I took the opportunity to join in and try out the new cards from the Imperial Raider expansion. This meant dusting off my 3 Tie Advanced and rousing Lord Vader from his eternal slumber.

After a bit of thinking and tweaking I came up with this: 3-unidentified-ships-sir. I am a big fan of the Force Unleashed video games so was dying to use Juno Eclipse.

I won't go into major game details as I honestly can't remember most of them. What I will say though is that Juno Eclipse was last lady standing in every single match. She is SO manoeuvrable and was very reliable with Accuracy correcter. Despite losing 4/5 games, the tie advanced performed well and on another day, I may have won a few more. Advanced Targeting Computer is also amazing, It turns the Tie Adv into a crit machine which helps increase its relatively low damage output.

Below are some photos from all the various games. It was nice to see plenty of different lists and different combos being used.

The Results after 5 intense rounds. Congratulations to Cadan Jones who went undefeated once again with his triple interceptor list. I'm still not sure how he manages to fly it so well, he must be related to Baron Soontir Fel.

Well done also to Ben Lee who flew the BroBots almost to perfection, losing only to Cadan.

A special mention to the MSWG Vice Chairman Craig Harrison for coming Top 4 in his debut  x-wing singles tournament. I sense the apprentice will soon become the master.

Keep an eye on the blog and our facebook page for announcements about new events. We have recently secured a Summer 2015 OP pack and are eager to run another X-wing event.

May the Force be with you...Always.