Before we begin, don't forget that in 2 weeks I will be highlighting your -dear readers- creations made from spare parts. Send an e-mail with "spare parts month" in the subject line to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include some pictures of your work and a link to your own site (if you have one) and anything else you might find to be pertinent information.
Well, now that that's out of the way, it's time to fix a glaring hole in the WFB Ogre Kingdoms model line. There is no battle standard bearer. Yeah, I know, ludicrous that there's no model for an absolutely essential addition to any army, but here we are.
To remedy this situation, I'm going to be converting one using nothing but spare parts. Now, you'll probably see me use a bunch of tools that may be moderately expensive and bash together parts of several not too cheap kits. Then you'll be all like 'hey, what the shit happened to the budget part.' Well it's still there, I assure you. As I've mentioned before, I don't mind spending money on quality tools that have many uses and are built to last- this is a sound investment- and part of my "budget" approach to this is selecting essential tools that are a good value. Now as for the kits- well, if you're playing an army, you have to get a bunch of kits. Being smart and figuring out how to game the system and stretch what you get in those boxes.... well that's budget friendly. Honestly, the only cost to me for this whole project will be $.50 worth of plastic rod and a bottle of wine that I would have drunk anyway.
To start out, you'll need an Ironblaster/Scraplauncher kit:
The best laid schemes of mice and men, go often awry
At the final Version 2 FoW Tournament I attended, I missed placing in the top three because of a failed bog test.
As the two hour mark approached, and the TO announced '15 minutes remaining,' I left one of my Tiger tanks guarding the approach to my objectives, along with a somewhat battered Engineer platoon. The Tiger platoon leader and a teammate made a mad dash for an unguarded enemy objective.
The enemy was a Russian Mech list, which spent the majority of our game pushing the west flank. The eastern side of the board was empty, with the exception of the single Grenadier platoon I had protecting my own objective on that side of the table. They were chillin,' drinking coffee and Schnapps, observing the fireworks from the comfort of a wooded grove.
The enemy east objective looked awful tempting, since the mission was Free-For-All. I suspected my opponent would play for the draw when he realized he wasn't going to take the west flank, so I went for it. All I had to do was cut through a lil' patch o' woods.
Something that's made me pretty happy of late is seeing some of my favorite bloggers take up Flames of War.
The guys from the Back 40k, Stelek from Yes the Truth Hurts, and my buddy Purgatus from Best Overall have all grabbed some models and a free mini-rulebook and, like myself, are writing stuffs about it.
It's nice to see the conversation leap off the FoW forums and out here, where semi-interested people might get lured in...
...and trapped. ;)
Heh. One of ussss....One of ussss...
Hey cats and kittens - or Dawgs, if you're not a cat person. Sorry for the extreme delay for today's post, but I just absolutely had to watch an entire season of Archer last night and the lack of sleep threw my whole day off. Well... that and the dental work.
Not that kind of... sigh. You jackass
But never mind all THAT. We have some new members today!
New Member Monday
The Neverness Hobby Chronicle Keywords: Warhammer, 40,000, Warhammer, Black Library Fiction, Warhammer /wh40K roleplaying systems, and White Dwarf rants.
No essay today, since both of our new pals have better things to do. So instead of my usual internet treasure, let's play a game together. In the comments, let us know which SINGLE HoP member blog's name sounds the most like some sort of sexual euphemism. It's also OK to point out which blogs have titles that are actual euphemisms as well.... Brent.
Helping a customer find "just the right game" is one of my favorite things to do.
I highly enjoy finding new, interesting, challenging and fun games for my customers to try. I like it so much I extend it to friends over the internet, too. I've helped many a blogging buddy come into a game that thrills them and presses their "ooh shiny" button.