Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Final Post

Hi all, firstly a big thank you to everyone who has followed this blog over the last year.

As work on my eldar has ground to a halt for the moment (darn Warmachine niceness), I have started a slightly more generic hobby blog covering all my wargaming projects, and any other random stuff I choose to drop in.

So please check it out at

Happy gaming!


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Its all Dan’s fault

And this time I’m not just talking about Warmachine. You see young Mr Currey came up with an idea earlier in the year. This idea was for a group (a club if you like) to bring very active individuals from gaming community together to do stuff outside of their clubs.

A club for the dispossessed and overly enthusiastic of us; who want to do stuff beyond our own local communities. Dan’s enthusiasm being infectious, it wasn’t long before there was a Facebook group, a club, a blog, and an event. Thus, the Legion of Snake Eyes was born!


So what is Legion? It is a group of gaming activists, a group that will hopefully enable us to run and do stuff we cannot do alone. A good example is our first event, Where Sleeping Gods Lie. This is not a project my home club would be interested in, however by banding together, myself and two other activists can run this.

Where is it? Everywhere! Although we are in theory a UK based group, there is nothing to stop us having members in other countries.

Who can join? Anyone over 18 years old, if invited. Being a bit of an old boys (and girls) club, membership is by invitation only and only to individuals of good standing in the community. In practice, this means if we like you, you can join.

In short, Legion is there to enable like-minded gaming activists to do what they want to do.

Cool huh?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Where Sleeping Gods Lie

There is a legend. To the east of the Iron Kingdoms, even east of the Iosans, lies a great desert. Among the sands lies a forgotten city, all but consumed by time, all but erased by history. At the centre of this forgotten place lies a ruined temple, and buried depth in its vaults is a tomb.

Made of baked sandstone tougher than the finest steel, untouched but the march of time; this tomb is unmarked save for one small inscription. In one of the most ancient languages of Caen, it spells just one word. That word is Nyrro.

I’m proud to announce myself and a few other familiar faces, now draw together into the Legion of Snake Eyes, will be running a Warmachine Campaign Weekend on the 26/27th February 2011 at Triple Helix Wargames in Westbury, Wiltshire.

The weekend will have six narrative driven games of varying sizes as the players try to unravel the mystery of what happened to one of the Iosan gods.

On one side, the undead Priests of Nyrro have enlisted Khador and Cyrx allies. On the other, the mysterious Seekers have drawn the Retribution of Scyrah and Cygnar into the fray. All around other factions have gathered for many reasons, some to settle old scores, others to simply make a profit.

Each player will require a 15 and 25 point army list; plus an additional 5 points of units or solos. You will not be using both lists at the same time so they can include the same models (but do not have to). The additional 5 points must make a legal force when added to either army list.

Players can bring any faction (from Warmachine or Hordes), but both lists must be from the same faction or charter.

Tickets will be £20 for the weekend. To register contact

The full pack should be available by the end of November.


Friday, 22 October 2010

Oh well, I lost…

But, it was really really close! Last night (writing this in the wee hours of the morning), I finally got my first game of Warmachine in, and I have to say it was really good fun!

My opponent, (an old friend who have corrupted to play) was using 15 points of Cyrx including Asphyxious, a defiler, a deathriper, a ripjaw and a reaper. Unsurprisingly the stormsmiths lasted  until someone blinked at them, however my two jacks where great, although the Iron Lich all but destroyed my Centurion in close combat (he is very nasty).

On the last turn I threw everything left at Asphyxious (including a super charged Thorn) and he still had four damage boxes left. Unfortunately, the payback on Nemo hurt quite a lot. Still, great game that went right down to the wire. And Dave was very happy because (a) he has maintained his 100% win rate playing Warmachine and (b) it was his first win against me in any system for 13 years (not that anyone was counting).

However next time will be closer still as I get my head around the system and hopefully get some more models finished!

On a vaguely related note, I can now announce that the Legion of Snake Eyes (more about that another time) will be running a Warmachine campaign weekend entitled “Where Sleeping Gods Lie” in the new year (hopefully February). Anyone familiar with the old Dark Stars Warhammer 40000 campaign weekends will recognise the format; although we are planning something a bit more polished and far more narrative driven. More details to follow later.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Shocking News

Right, it is done. I officially have enough stuff painted to play Warmachine, specifically my new Cygnar army. So what’s done? Well, first of all I’ve got two warjacks, a Centurion (the big beat stick) and Thorn (the little beat stick). No ranged weapons on these two in a shooty army but we won’t worry about that.

Second up, my warcaster, Commander Adept Nemo and his Squire attachment (to give the old man more magical niceness). And finally, three Stormsmith Stormcallers because there wasn’t quite enough squishy things.

Cygnar Army

This makes a grand total of 16 points. Hooray! One point over with one day in hand!

I’ve been musing over the next steps for this force (which I’m pretty sure won’t work as it is). I think to get to 20 points, I’m going to add the Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team because whilst also being squishy, they also have a silly amount of special rules.

For 25 points, I’ll probably add a Firefly to work with the Stormsmiths (and the Storm Tower that also needs to be painted); all for extra zappyness! Have to admit, the General Adept Nemo Tier list also looks mighty tempting.

Anyway, there you go; slowly making progress.