Tag Archives: Mighty Empires

Looking forward to 2015!

Hi guys,

I aim to have a look forward to 2015 in this post.

I should be finishing up my PhD, moving away, and hopefully becoming employed in the next six months so modelling and gaming may take a back seat for a little while. I do have a fair amount of stuff already doen that will make its way up onto the blog in the coming months though.

 

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Blog wise:

I still have pictures of my EPIC Imperial Guard army to upload here

Possibly start doing another tactica series – any suggestions for which army?

Pics of my already painted Bastion Fleet

Various other painted BFG models

 

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Painting wise:

I am about 1/4 of the way through my EPIC Dark Angles, I really need to get back to them!

I have Necron, Dark Eldar, and Tau / Demiurge fleets still to paint

Tidy up / complete some of the recent EPIC acquisitions, just pieces here and there

Possibly start painting a 40k army

Paint up some Mighty Empire tokens made out of Warmaster characters

 

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Hobby wise

Assemble the last of all my models – an Eldar Corsair Haven Class Spire

Sell my WHFB Empire army, and possibly my 40k Steel Legion Army

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MWIH – My Week in Hobby 2

Hi guys,

Welcome to the second post in this series, slightly less full than last week!

This week, on Wednesday, I played another game of Mighty Empire as a board game against two of my friends, Mike and Tom. It well well, although some issues cropped up with the way in which the realms are rolled up at the beginning of the game which put one player (me) at a severe disadvantage. Still the game played well with three players and it opened up some interesting avenues for further exploration.

The starting map

The starting map

End of the game

End of the game

Then on Saturday, I played a fun game of 40k versus my friend Ben. He is just getting back into using his 40k Thousand Sons, so we paired off his marines against a Witchhunter Inquisitor army. Just in case anyone is interested my 1500pt list was: Inquisitor Lord w/ CC retinue in a Rhino, Inquisitor w/ HBolter Servitor retinue, 5 x Death Cult Assassins, a Callidus Assassin, two units of 10 Stormtroopers with Plasma guns in Rhinos, two units of 5 Stormtroopers (one with 2 x Melta, one with 2 x Flamer), a Penitent Engine, and a mob of 18 Zealots with 3 Eviscerator Fanatics in it.

At the end of my first turn, with my Inquisitor Lord's ride having been blown up...

At the end of my first turn, with my Inquisitor Lord’s ride having been blown up…

One of Ben's sorcerors managed to turn himself into a spawn...

One of Ben’s sorcerors managed to turn himself into a spawn…

Before facing off against my Penitent Engine!

Before facing off against my Penitent Engine!

Zealots (from Chapter Approved, and played by my Necromunda Redemptionists) move into the middle of the board

Zealots (from Chapter Approved, and played by my Necromunda Redemptionists) move into the middle of the board

The junior Inquisitos stayed out of the fray directing some Heavy Bolter Servitors

The junior Inquisitos stayed out of the fray directing some Heavy Bolter Servitors

My Death Cult Assassins and Callidus ran rampant through the Thousand Sons

My Death Cult Assassins and Callidus ran rampant through the Thousand Sons

Last but not least, I have finally finished a formation of my EPIC Dark Angels army (that I started painting before the summer…) completing four stands of Assault Marines with a Chaplain character. The wash was still slightly wet when the photos were taken, and check out the difference in quality/size between the marines and the GW Chaplain model!

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MWIH – My Week in Hobby 1

Hi guys,

I have decided, in order to keep you up to date with things, to start doing a ‘My Week in Hobby’ every week or so to chart the many things I get up to which never make it onto the blog.

This week I have:

Wednesday: Played a throw-down Warhammer Fantasy game against my friend Tom’s Warriors of Chaos with my Empire – no lists, just rough totals, and the watch tower scenario made it interesting. Good for refreshing the rules, especially given his unit of six(!) characters.

The carts begin their journey

The carts begin their journey

Ambush!

Ambush!

Friday: Played Legends of the Old West – a scenario I wrote involving six posses, with the good guys having to try and escort two carts through the town to the sheriffs office while the bad guys tried to stop them. Game ended with three of my cavalry men punched off their horses (Legends combat sucks 😦 ) and one cart each. We are currently playing in a loosely linked campaign format so the next scenario will follow on the narrative form this one.

Deployment finished

Deployment finished

Warriors of Chaos

Warriors of Chaos

Vampire Counts - yes that is a 100 zombie block...

Vampire Counts – yes that is a 100 zombie block…

Lizardmen and Wood Elves on the left flank

Lizardmen and Wood Elves on the left flank

Empire and Wood Elves on the right flank

Empire and Wood Elves on the right flank

Sunday: Played a giant Warhammer Fantasy game with some friends of mine – Lizardmen, Empire, and Wood Elves vs. Vampire Counts and Warriors of Chaos. About 8-9k a side, playing the Fortitude victory conditions made for a really great game. The good guys won after a couple of lucky combats went our way.

Map

Map

Saturday: My friend Ben, from Forgot My Tea, came over and we tried out Mighty Empires, playing it as a board game (i.e without battles) for a while. It seemed to work quite well, lots of ups and downs, though I think we needs to get a better handle on how banners and battles interact. I have also been playing around with the tiles in my evenings, building maps etc.

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Otherwise, I haven’t been up to much hobby wise. Thesis work is ramping up crazily at the moment, but I am off to the local gaming club tonight to play Mighty Empires again with my friend Mike.

Oh and the blog just clicked over 30,000 all time views – thanks for visiting guys!

Hope you are all having good hobby-times,

Gus

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Looking forward to 2014…

Having gotten the reminiscing out of the way, here is what I plan to get done over the next year:

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Blog wise

Finish the EPIC Eldar army pics – 1 more post to go

Do EPIC Imperial Guard army pics

Finish the Lost and the Damned Tactica series – Daemon Engines and Air Support still to go

Get full Army / Fleet pics up for those that do not have them

Do more Daemon World playtesting / battle reports

 

Time to get painting!

Time to get painting!

Painting wise

Finish painting my EPIC Dark Angels

Finish painting my Necromunda gangs – Delaque, Pit Slaves, Escher, Redemptionist figures

Paint a 40k Army – probably Steel Legion

Finish off my Rogue Trader fleet – its composition has changed significantly since the last time it featured here

Paint up the remaining BFG models to match their fleets – Ork capital ships, Imperial light cruisers etc

Paint BFG Maelstrom and Bastion Fleets

 

The original Mighty Empires

The original Mighty Empires

Hobby wise

Convert a 1,000pt-ish Dark Eldar and Tyranid fleet for BFG from 40k bits

Organise all the Inquisition models I have into a coherent force

Work out how the original WHFB Mighty Empires works

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