Friday, June 23, 2017

Transporters - Dragon Rampant AAR



Here is the second chapter from the Chronicle of the 4 heroic adventurers seeking fame and fortune in the north.

After they so heroicly saved the village Utkante from a hoard of Black Bloods they stayed at the village inn for some days so Lord Bazak could recover from the injuries he got durign the quarrel with the Black Bloods.

During their stay at the Inn the Inn keeper told them that he had a big problem...

Several of his transport with food and BEER from the Town of Kandra had been attacked by brigands during the journy to Utkante, soon he would run out of his finest BEER and just have his own produced Mead. After hering such a heart tearing story the 4 Adventurers voulentered to go to Kandra and escort the next vital (read BEER) shipment to Utkante.

OOB Adventurers (Glory: 15)

Lord Bazak - Dwarf Warrior (Fielded as Elite Foot) @ 6 points (Trait: Leader)

Klom - Ogre Brute (Fielded as Elite Foot) @ 6 points (Trait: Tought)

Genevieve - Human Mercenary (Fielded as Expert Light Missile) @ 6 points

Mizar - Human Mage (Fielded as Expert Heavy Missile) @ 6 points

As I wanted them all to have 6 hit I raised the Armour with +1 for the "units" that normaly are made up of 12 minis.

The Heroes had picked up the three wagons at the City of Kandra and was escorting them and their drivers to the Vilage Utkante. 

Soon enought they approached the Troll bridge, but all was calm...

...only a poor beger that asked them for some thing for a poor man that needed to feed his family (one of their glory points)... Klom just looked at him with a grine and answered NOOOO!!! in his most polite way...

...in a blink of a secong the beger was vanished... the water in the stream started to raise... In the water Klom and the rest of the heroes could see a beautiful women...Ran... Klom was paralysed by here looks and he started to climb down in Ran´s bed...

Klom was paralysed by here looks and he started to climb down in Ran´s bed... Mizar knew what was on its way so he gathered all his power when he was throwing a wall of fire at the water creature Ran...

...Ran disappeared as quick as she appeard...the wather was calm again and there was no sight of the beger... Lord Bazak ordered them to move on before the evil water creature would come back...

The heroes continued their journy, Klom was in a bad mood and limped a bit due to the damage he had got in the fight with Ran.

...CRASH... they had just passed the Troll bridge when Klom managed to evade from several trees falling across the road blocking their way of travel...

...AMBUSH!!!..Klom shouted...

From under the bridge emereged no trolls but a big group of Brigands, attacking Genevieve that was protecting the rear of the caravan...

At the same time a similar group of brigands emerged from the forest by the fallen trees, beginning to shoot arrows, throw spears and throw stones at Klom...

...Genevieve didn´t even got the chance to use her crossbow...

...our four heroes was indeed outmanned by the Brigands..but they was in noway over powered...

...with some swift use of her short sword Genevieve managed to drive the Brigands back a bit as she screamed for help from Lord Bazak that just stood there looking at the mayhame...

...by the fallen trees Mizar once again let his wall of fire do the dirty work...

...Lord Bazak at last got his things together and charged in to the remaining Brigands by the troll bridge, driving them in to the water...

...after a intence fight leaveing 8 of the Brigands laying in the sream, dead, Lord Bazak let the remaining Brigand take a run for it...

...to Klom´s disapointment Mizar´s wall of fire had driven the Brigands on the run, the heroes just heard their terrified screams disapere further away in the forest...

That wasn´t to hard, Lord Bazak said...

Klom swiftly got the road cleared from the trees and our Heroes was once again on the move and by the evening they would be back at the village Utkante with the BEER.


our second game was a quick affair, still a blast for both me and David, The Adventurers was awarded 5 more Glory for their deeds, now totaly 20 Glory and soon they will level up.




Monday, June 19, 2017

Plastic Dwarfs from Osprey/North Star



I been painting some Fantasy minis lately and at Salute I got  some samples of the new Oprey/North Star plastic Dwarfs that will be seleased later this year. They are a part of a new range of fantasy miniatures that North Star Military Figures and Osprey Games will be releasing. The first box to be released are a plastic set of Dwarf Infantry, later there will be similar boxes for Elves and Goblins to. There are no official release dates yet of the Dwarfs or the othere minis that are planned.








Each sprue from the Dwarf set allows you to build 5 Dwarves armed with spears, hand weapons, or bows and you have 11 different head options. I like plastic minis as you can convert them easily, these Dwarfs I love for their "Viking" style, I built me 14 Dwarfs and made some minor conversions, also adding a Horn from the plastic GB VIkings.

Had some questions about the size of the Dwarfs and I would say they are about 23mm from foot to eye. Some size comparisson pictures below.

North Star Barbarian / North Star Dwarf / GW Skullpass Dwarf / GW Dwarf

 GW Dwarf / North Star Dwarf

 GW Skullpass Dwarf / North Star Dwarf

North Star Barbarian / North Star Dwarf

I was thinking of field the 14 Dwarfs as a 24 point Warband for Dragon Rampant like this:

Vildsvins klanen (Wild Boar Clan)
1 x Elite Foot with Missiles @ 8 points (Warlord and Banner holder in a reduced group)
2 x Elite Foot with Missiles @ 8 points (6 Dwarf Warriors in each group with a mix of weapons)



















Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dragon Rampant AAR



As I have painted some fantasy minis lately they had to be used for a game of Dragon Rampant with my son David.


David took command of the 4 heroic adventurers arriving to the small village "Utkante" just as the evil Black bloods arrived to sack it and capture all the villages to be placed in the black depth of their mines as slaves.


OOB Adventurers

Lord Bazak - Dwarf Warrior (Fielded as Elite Foot) @ 6 points (He was also the Leader of the group)

Klom - Ogre Brute (Fielded as Elite Foot) @ 6 points

Genevieve - Human Mercenary (Fielded as Expert Light Missile) @ 6 points

Mizar - Human Mage (Fielded as Expert Heavy Missile) @ 6 points

As I wanted them all to have 6 hit I raised the Armour with +1 for the "units" that normaly are made up of 12 minis.




OOB Black bloods

2 units with Belicose Foot with good armour @ 6 points each

1 unit of Heavy Missile @ 4 poits

1 unit of Terrefying Greater Warbeast @ 8 points


From the deep forest comes the evil Black bloods...

The poor villagers of Utkante try to run for their lives...

The Black Blod have brougt the most evil of all creatures,.. a big troll...

Fortunate enought for the villagers of Utkante 4 Heroic Adventurors was just passing by and they was wery eager to performe some new heroic deeds that the people can sing folksongs about...

The big troll notice them and gives up a big warcry as he show of his nicely polished fangs...

The most heroci of them all Lord Bazak run as fast as he can with his short legs to engage the hidious troll... only to be beaten back, but at least the troll was damaged...

As Lord Bazak retreats to drink some mead the Oger Klom take up the challange...

A fearsome fight erupts between the two gigants and they both seems very hapy about it even as they both  get wounded...

Also Klom are puchedback by the big, big, evil, evil, evil, troll...

The rest of the Black Bloods have now arrived in to the Village after Genevieve and Mizar have harassed them with intense shooting and the occational bolt of lightning...

Villagers fleeing from the hoard of Black bloods...

Klom once again charge in to the Troll...

.. and some how manage to get the Troll down on his back so Klom can finish the troll off with his big ironclad foot...

Furious with grief the Black Bloods charges Klom to retaliate that hi so brutaly killed their Troll pet...

More Black Bloods ...

The Crossbow armed Black bloods run after the escaping willager as the Black blood chief with his entourage decide to fight it of with the four pesky human heros...

Lord Bazak scare the first group of Black bloods back to the deep forest...

But the Black blood chief havent got enought yet...

The villagers run even faster...

...when they are chased through the village by a group of screaming black bloods...

In the main squar Lord Bazak face of with the Black blood chief...

...charging in to the Black bloods that manage to counter charge Lord bazaks attack...

Lord Bazak are overpowered by the Black bloods... fortunate Klom comes to his rescue manageing to get the Black blood chief to run...

...all calm again in the small village of Utkante... Our four Heroic adventurers are invited to the village Inn for a feast to their honour...

Lord Bazak have just gott his honour dented a bit but glad to still be alive for more heroic deeds...