Packing mistake :s

Today the last of my Maelstrom order came in. Rorsh & Brine. I thought, till I opened the box and looked inside: (disclaimer: all pictures in the post are made with my blurry phone camera)

You can clearly see Wrong Eye in the bottom most shot in the big compartment of the package. And it is complete (both the gator and the gatormen), even the cards! But I want to try Rorsh&Brine with Morghoul, not these two swamp dwellers. The ironic thing is that it is packed with the right bases for the gators.

I was also not very pleased with how the package came in, it was taped badly and there was no padding inside (-1 for Maelstrom)


Makeda vs Grim Angus, 500pts Assassination

Played against the local trollblood player again, because other people prefered painting *sigh*. Well at least I had a chance to try my new toys before I head for France for a month (yeah baby!).
The underground is the mat-o-war thingy one of our group members bought, airbrushed on by another member. It looks better on the pictures then in real, trust me ;)
He had: Grim Angus, 2 Impalers, Champions, 5 krielstone dudes, 3 riders and Gudrun.
I had: Makeda, Karn, min Venators, min Immortals, 8 Swordsmen, Guardian, Void Spirit, and smoke Gobbers.
The start of the game
I deployed first bricking up in the center, no idea why I did this, but it did not work out to bad. He deployed his Champions and stonescribes at my left, his riders at the right and Angus with the with the Impalers in the center. His Gundrun deployed behind the building.

Gundrun ran into combat and got himself killed, twice. The venators went left to threathen the Riders which went all the way over the flank, having a hard time doing something because of the sucky range.
The Champions, Immortals and Preatorians got stuck into a combat which got decided when the Guardian and Karn joined in.
Grim and the impalers shot some random people including the extoller. The Voidspirit got himself killed by the krielstone dudes.

The end of the game
Grim walked to close to get a pot shot on Makeda, which missed because she had cover, and Molik Karn walked to him and sliced him in small beefy parts of Angus.

Lessons learned
The Immortals are cool under Carnage with a loaded Guardian near.
Karn is the bad-ass new kid in the block.
Venators, I am not sure about, did not do that much.
The soulward is only the cheese master, when combined with the stuff he needs.
The voidspirit was wasted a bit versus this specific list, but might be a nice tool to play with.
I like Makeda ;)


Xerxis vs Borka, 500pts Assassination

Played our local Trollblood player, he used the list he took to a tournament a few days after which he won. This report is also on his blog (http://trollbloodsmarch.blogspot.com), so I won't go to deep into it. We took the pictures together with his camera. He had: Borka with Keggy, Mauler, Impaler, Champions, min Stonescribes, Fell Caller, Pendrake and Gndrun
I had: Xerxis, Cannoneer, min Karax, min Ferox, max Swordsmen with UA, Guardian and Midwinter
The Karax with a Cannonneer behind them are (almost) as though as Champions.
The Guardian never fails to shine.
The Ferox going around to attack the Impaler and hurt him only for 2 damage.
Outcome: He tossed Borka behind my lines, but Xerxis was waiting inside a ... waiting for him with two fury. Borka dented Xerxis a bit and the Guardian kill Borka before I could activate Xerxis. Lessons learned:
Xerxis is a though nut to crack, with his defenise troll like stats, starting to like mr X.
Drunk Trollbloods

Sober Skorne

I need some ale!

And another one bites the dust.


Makeda and Morghoul vs Mohsar and Epic Kaya, 1000pts Assassination

My first 1000 points ever, played it a little while ago, but forgot to post the battle report, I will try to do it a little bit different this time, let me know which approach you like better.

Circle deployment
From left to right: Pendrake, minimal wolves with attachment, war wolf, gnarlhorn, gorax, shadowhorn, epic Kaya, warpwolf, blackclad, woldwarden, woldwatcher, Laris, druids with overseer and Mohsar (proxied by a blackclad).

The Skorne Army
From back to front (my left to my right): Full unit of ferox, full cetrati with behind them drake, krea, Makeda, savage. A guardian, agonizer, Midwinter, Morghoul, full swordmen, with behind them savage, krea, drake, and ending my line an other guardian. Behind everthing a full unit of paingivers.

The beginning of the battle
Both armies consolidated their left fanks and advanced their right flank cautious, using the cover of smoke or forest.

The battle commences
The ferox take the forest, jumping straight into it. The right flank is locked, so the beasts on that flank sprint over to the action. The center moves in, defensively, on the ready horde of huge beasts.

In the heat of the battle
The fight now breaks out. The swordsmen waiting for their chance, sprint out of the cloud cover into the druids, with magical speed. The warpwolf, which got teleported into the line, slaying skorne, gets put down by the combined effort of the Cetrati, some beasts and an Ancestral Guardian. At the left the Ferox kill most of the the wolves of orboros and Laris and Kaya rush to the battle here, killing some of the Ferox. Skorne beasts rush in and kill her in return.

Nearing the end
From here circle is fighting a losing battle. After a little Mohsar decides surrendering is his best option.

Final thoughts
It was a fun battle, which I really enjoyed. I can not really remember most of the details, but two warcasters give you so much more options. It also is kind of hard to get your fury good with two casters.

Reinforcements have arrived!

Post came in, and with it a package!

Immortals, Karn, Venators, voidy and the soulward. Opponents beware, it smells like fresh skorne cheese.

And of course my evil catzilla, ready for battle ;)


We are skorne! Finally some painting done...

Because I have this deal with my girlfriend, I cannot buy anything new when the old stuff is not finished I had to finish these bastards. I really hate the gold edges of the armor, and I did speed paint these, but they are done!

And I also did my second Guardian, which I did repose a little bit. The third one will have its halberd posed in the other direction, so they will be in "at guard" position.

So now all I have to do is epic Morgs, before the order comes in ;) which is now probably at some airport...