Sunday, January 22, 2012

Isengard / Dunland Raiders 600 Point Army List

Here is an army list that I have been thinking about.  I am not sure if this is the final version of the list yet, but here is where I am starting from. I have all of the models for this list. They are ready to be assembled and painted. Unfortunately that means no pictures yet.

600 Pts - Isengard Raiders Roster - Isengard/Dunland Raiders

Hero (1#, 60 pts)
   1 Lurtz, 60 pts (Hand Weapon; Orc Bow; Armour; Shield)

Uruk-hai Scouts (16#, 144 pts)
   16 Uruk-hai Scout, 144 pts (Hand Weapon; Armour; Shield)

Uruk-hai Archers (8#, 72 pts)
   8 Uruk-hai Scout, 72 pts (Hand Weapon; Orc Bow; Armour)

Feral Uruk-hai (9#, 108 pts)
   9 Feral Uruk-hai, 108 pts (Hand Weapon; Hand Weapon)

Minor Hero (1#, 55 pts)
   1 Dunlending Chieftain, 55 pts (Hand Weapon; Two-Handed Weapon; Armour)

Dunlending Bannerman (1#, 31 pts)
   1 Dunlending Warrior, 31 pts (Hand Weapon; Armour; Banner)

Dunlending Warrior (6#, 42 pts)
   6 Dunlending Warrior, 42 pts (Hand Weapon; Armour; Shield)

Dunlending Warrior (6#, 42 pts)
   6 Dunlending Warrior, 42 pts (Hand Weapon; Two-Handed Weapon; Armour)

Dunlending Bowman (6#, 42 pts)
   6 Dunlending Warrior, 42 pts (Hand Weapon; Bow; Armour)

Heroes: 2
Warriors: 52
Total Model Count: 54
Total Roster Cost: 596

Army Strengths:
- Uruk-Hai with Str 4 Killing Power! Yes I want to play a game with Str 4 troops.
- Feral Uruk-Hai with two attacks. I hope this will make up for the lack up spear support.
- Some 2 handed weapons on the Dunlending Warriors will be helpful against high defense targets.

Army Weaknesses:
- No spear support. This will be a new challenge for me, to play an infantry army without any spear support.
- No volley fire. My archery is split between Uruk-Hai and Dunlendings. I don't think I can combine the two types of warriors together to volley fire.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Eagles: Evandor

Welcome back to my continuing series of posts showcasing models from my Eagles of the Misty Mountains army for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. Click here for more posts concerning the Eagles. I am about halfway through this series, but there is still a bunch of Eagles goodness coming down the blog pipe.

Evandor, work in Progress
 This time we will be taking a look at Evandor, Guardian of the North Peak. At this point, I have exhausted all of the  official Lord of the Rings lore about the Eagles so I am creating my own.  As Guardian of the North Peak, Evandor is responsible for the security of the Eagles home, the Aerie, and is therefore seldom seen away from its borders.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Eagles: Gwaihir

Welcome to the next installment of the the series featuring models from my newly completed Eagles of the Misty Mountains army for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. Click here for a list of posts relating to the Eagles. I will be covering all the models in this army in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks.

Gwaihir, Work in Progress
 This time we will be taking a look at Gwaihir, the Windlord who is the greatest of the eagles during the third age of  Middle-Earth. Gwaihir is a friend to Gandalf and led Landroval and Meneldor to Mt. Doom to rescue Frodo and Sam after the destruction of The One Ring.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Eagles: Landroval


Okay I have recently finished my Eagles of the Misty Mountains army for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. You can read my previous posts about starting the army here and the first eagle, Meneldor, here.  I will be covering all of the models in the army over the next couple of weeks.
Landroval, work in progress
Next up is Landroval, who is the brother of Gwaihir and was one of the eagles that rescued Frodo and Sam from Mt. Doom after The One Ring was destroyed. Landroval is represented by the Great Eagle II figure frome GameZone Miniatures. The base was constructed from a plain plastic base and one of the fallen pillar pieces from the Games Workshop Lord of the Rings Terrain Pack.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Space Marine 200 Point Kill Team Army List


200 Pts - Codex: Space Marines Roster - Kill Team Inflexible

Sternguard Veteran Squad (5#, 150 pts)
   2 Sternguard Veterans
          Bolter; Bolt Pistol; Special Issue Ammunition; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Armour;
   1 Sternguard Veteran - Relentless
          Heavy Bolter; Bolt Pistol; Special Issue Ammunition; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Armour;

   1 Sternguard Veteran - Tank Hunter
          Missile Launcer; Bolt Pistol; Special Issue Ammunition; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Armour;
   1 Sergeant - Move Through Cover
          Power Weapon; Bolt Pistol; Special Issue Ammunition; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Power Armour;

Fast Attack: Land Speeder Squadron (1#, 50 pts)
   1 Land Speeder Vehicle (Skimmer, Fast); Heavy Bolter

Pre-Game Analysis: 
Here is my Kill Team list that I will be using for tomorrow. The Land Speeder with heavy bolter should provide a nice mobile firebase. The Sternguard are expensive but provide a great balance of shooting and close combat. They can buy weapon upgrades without being a full 10 man squad like tactical marines and have 2 attacks base for close combat.  Relentless on the heavy bolter will allow him to move and shoot his heavy weapon.  Tank Hunter will provide a little extra kill power for the missile launcher. And move through cover should ensure that my power weapon toting sergeant does not get bogged down in difficult terrain.

Post-Game Analysis:
Well after playing yesterday this list seems pretty solid. I ended up with second place (out of four). And had 2 wins and 1 loss and alot of fun. The game that I lost I was assaulted on turn 1 by Grey Knights that all had power weapons so it is not surprising that I lost since this list is more of a shooting list.

Coming Soon: More Eagles, Firestorm Armada, HotT Lizardfolk.



Friday, January 13, 2012

Eagles: Meneldor


Just last week I have finished the Eagles of the Misty Mountains army for the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game that I have been working on for about the last six months or so.You can read this post from last  August when I had the idea to start the army. I am really happy with the way they turned out, so I am going to be showing them to one at a time in  a series of posts over then couple of weeks.


Meneldor, work in progress
First up is Meneldor, who was one of the eagles that rescued Frodo and Sam from Mt. Doom after the destruction of the One Ring. He is represented by the Games Workshop Giant Eagle figure. This is the one figure that I already owned and had painted when I started the army. I have remounted the figure on a section of brass rod so he is now flying up at an angle rather than level. The base is a Woodland Base from Ebob Miniatures.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 New Years Gaming Resolutions

So it is now 2012 and New Year's is the time for resolutions. It seems the game blogging community is no different, so I will join my fellow bloggers in recapping the previous year and laying out some goals for 2012.

Blogging
Well with only 17 posts in 2011 I didn't even come close to my goal of 1 post per week. However I am going to raise the bar anyway and shoot for an average 2 to 3 posts per week in 2012. I am going to try and accomplish this by coming up with some regular weekly features or types of posts. One of which I have already experimented a bit with - posting army lists every Sunday. I want to expand this past Lord of the Rings SBG and include some other games. I am not sure of the other types of posts to make regular features, but I want to include more painting posts and start doing more terrain posts.

Gaming
Anyone reading this blog in 2011 might reasonably assume that Lord of the Rings was the only game that I played. While it has been the game I most frequently played the last year it is not the only game. I have actually started playing some Firestorm Armada games in the last few months and just recently tried out a new game (for me) called Hordes of the Things with my friend Craig last week. I also want to get back into playing both Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K on a regular basis. In fact there is a 40K Kill Team event this Saturday at my local game store that I will be playing in.

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