Soon, soon are over the days when I need to proxy my common gob horde
Soon, soon are over the days when I need to proxy my common gob horde
Last edited by Urgat; 10-11-2012 at 22:24.
Thanks The banner is courtesy of my chaos warrior friend. You see, I got those plastic gobs from 5th ed (that standard bearer being theirs), and I dubbed them my lucky gobs. They're only 20, and yet they always perform superbly. Holding their matching numbers of chaos warriors for three turns, slaying heroes by themselves, stuff like that. Well they killed a whole unit of chaos ogres three battles in a row. At the end of the third battle, my friend gave me their standard, and so, after having it sufficiently goblinized, it is now my BSB
Yay battle! Well, only the first half, my opponent had to leave for work, so next half tomorrow.
3010pts game, I wanted my army to be 100% common and forest goblins, unfortunately, I came short in the special choices, so a unit of herders filled the gap. Well for now it's going ok on both sides. On my opponent's front, a nasty spell (from heavens, the one that bounces on a 3+) was cast with irresistible force, toasting a lot of stuff, including my two shamans that I thought were safe hidden in the back... Also, a nasty streak of animosity managed to nutter pretty much all my light cavalry units on both flanks, allowing my opponent's own light cav to reach my two warmachine spots. Heh. So far I've lost the rock lobber to them, next turn, it's probably going to be one of the two doomdivers and one of the two chukkas. I also lost a unit of wolf riders and the two of spider riders to mounted marauders on either side for the same reason.
Terrain is cut in two by a river, we decided to have the river and forests regular ones, this time.
On my side of things, it didn't go too bad either, though the loss of the two shamans in going to hurt a lot now... Anyway, on the bad side, my shamans did pretty much nothing besides an IF that missed the dimensional cascade by one ( hence why I put them out of the unit, silly me. As if losing a few gobs was that bad...). Lots of bad animosity tests really doing me in on the flanks. Warmachines were so-so, but honestly they were better than usual, one doom diver made the chaos knights flee for a turn, that's a big plus already. Finally, my opponent manages an annoying lot of 5+ saves.
On the good front, well, my 100 gobs with spider banners proved themselves already. Silly chaos giant popping his head from behind a hill took 51 poisoned arrows in the face. I don't remember hows many regular hits I got, but six 6s to hit meant I didn't even need to roll to wound. One-shot on a giant is quite exhilarating The herders took care of two very threatening spawns on my left flank w/ taking any casualty, but unfortunately they couldn't deal with the mounted marauders, obviously. The arachnarok moved in front of a unit of chaos ogres with great weapons, killed two, took two wounds, they fled and overrun. Ahahah! Nasty piece of work in melee, the arachnarok. I got lucky and pulled a 6 on the venom surge attack, that being said, so I probably wouldn't have won in one turn otherwise.
For now I'm not too bad off, but all the heavy hitters on the other side are still there, so it remains to see how they're going to be able to deal with the goblin horde and my own heavy hitters (couple chariots, two units of trolls, the arach). His magic really scares me now... On the good side, my arachnarok is now free to run behind his lines and my goblin horde is still safe behind the hill, ready to shoot a volley at anything that has to go through there.
Famous last words from two shamans "Ar boss iz reelly stoopid!"
kill count so far:
1 rock lobba, 10 spider riders, two shamans, 10 goblins in the horde due to the IF in the first turn and the bouncy heavens spell and 5 wolf riders
2 chaos knights, 1 chaos warrior (stupid saves, should have been 6) and 6 marauders, 4 mounted marauders, 2 spawns, 4 chaos ogres and 6 chaos hounds.
Last edited by Urgat; 07-08-2012 at 18:48.
Looking forward seeing that goblin horde finished! Great basing on that unit.
orc & goblin army
Space Hulk 1st edition
Love the basing on those gobbos, wits epic now and will go to legendary once complete!
Well... you won't see it completed for a while: that I went back to my parents (the only place where I can play warhammer) was a last minute decision, so I rushed the paiting on the goblins to get the unit done before coming back. So I did paint all the goblins, but unfortunately, I couldn't add any new shield, so it's "sorta" completed, but won't have shields until a few month in the future.
You'll get pics of them (and the battle) next week.
Anyway, I lost, by about 300pts, because I did a stupid move with my arachnarok, I put it in position to finish the chaos knights, but it ended up in charge range of the marauders and one of the chaos warrior units. In an impressive display of bad luck, my opponent managed to fluff ALL his attacks, including those of his buffed up chaos lord. In return, I managed to kill the sorcerer and wound the general once, but that wasn't nearly enough so I fled right off the board. My common gobs did manage to shoot the two last chaos knights too, so that was really a stupid mistake. Combined to the shamans, well, the defeat is my complete fault, and the fact my opponent capitalized on those mistakes perfectly. It shows how rusty I've become I guess.
Another battle this afternoon, this time 2250pts.
Last edited by Urgat; 09-08-2012 at 12:08.
To bad about the loss, I feel ya, been on a losing streak myself, just can't seem to get back into that nice tactical flow I had with my TK backa few years ago
Ah but I won the next battle
It was quite hectic, so it's difficult to summarize.
The high and lows: the first kills were my river trolls, they all got pit-of-shaded, harsh next turn, one of my doom divers landed square on the chaos knights, killing 5 out of 6 (got the 6th one later with another doom diver shot), so it kind of leveled things. My poor squig herds got charged by a fat unit of marauders joined by a chaos hero and a chaos lord, and got massacred (high initiative sucks against squigs :/), but, well, they did roll insane courage once, and this might have saved my common goblins (they were only 50 this time) that were engaged by chaos warriors (with additionnal weapons...) and chaos trolls on the flank that were fighting right next to the herders (the common gobs held to the end thanks to steadfast, but I suspect they wouldn't have lasted one more turn of the kind of beating they were taking). The marauders would have been freed, it was flank charge into the fight, and, well, that would have been over in one turn.
My artillery did ok again, I lost two to misfires, and, again, two to mounted marauders because I forgot the hoppers I had carefully placed just right to protect them (they were less than a dozen inches away from the damn marauders).
I pulled a nasty trick with my fanatics, my opponent is just so used to me not taking any (for, like, years), he actually frgot I could take them, and charged right onto them while aiming for the herds, stepped on two, 4d6 hits meant only three of them and a sorcerer got into contact. That hurt
It was a really nice battle anyway, loads of movements, I probably won because of a big mistake from my opponent, who delayed charging my common gobs for a turn to get his second sorcerer out (considering what happened to the first one). Of course there was the sneaky skewers, but as expected they didn't deal a wound, and his sorcerer had been neutered after a miscast anyway. I'm pretty sure the two turns of combat this spared me actually saved my goblins, and won me the game (about 300 pts, like the previous one). That being said, the sneaky skewers did exactly what I expected of them: no wounds, but combined to the champion, my opponent had to waste most of his attacks on them during his charge. That removed them all (excepted the champion who miraculously survived), but that also meant I took minimum damage for one turn. Exactly what I was discussing a few pages ago.
Last edited by Urgat; 09-08-2012 at 17:24.
Sounds like an exciting battle! Next time, show us some pics
That horde of Gobbo's is going to be plenty of awesome once it's finished!
Great work Lad. That goblin unit is gonna become flippin awesome!
Well, here are the pictures.
First, naked battlefield prior to deploying. Those are the elf monolith, river, streets and bridge I'm selling. Don't worry, I'm not gonna advertise any more than that
Late afternoon, pretty dark lighting, sorry.
This is the deployement for both armies. You can barely see the goblin horde in its full glory there. My friend borrowed a lot of minis to make his army bigger:
That's how the battle looked liked at the end of the first day. I played very conservative, as you can see, my battleline didn't move much, really.
My horde lost a rank nonetheless (due to that miscast I talked about earlier):
The arachnarok riding to what seemed to be a very advantageous point, but I turned into its doom the next day...
Sadly, no pics of the second half of the battle, I plainly forgot to take any.
Last edited by Urgat; 10-11-2012 at 22:27.
And here are two pics of the next battle, well, the terrain, and the WoC army deployed. No other pics, sadly. Regarding the buildings: the house with a thatched roof, I don't remember where it comes from, it's a freebie from somewhere on the net, it might be D&D-related. The big gatehouse is from Dagobah Dave, he sells them, but he used to give them away for free here at Warseer, and I had d/led them back then. Same goes for most of the big pile of buildings in the background. The well is from Tabletop World, and the castles walls are from Worldworks. Besides the streets, bridge and river, the rest is all Games Workshop. Not sure you can still get these hills (the ones with rocks, I mean. They're made of foam in case you wonder).
We wanted to make a real forest on the table edge opposite to the "city edge", but I really didn't have enough trees. Next Urgat's Papercraft project is probably going to be trees, pushing back the dwarf brewery to a later date.
Last edited by Urgat; 10-11-2012 at 22:29.
That table is awesome. You should be quite proud of yourself. Even better than I would have expected.
Why thank you
No pictures, but a small note: the Confrontation dragon, which will serve as a SoM wyvern, is almost done, and I'm working on the various models to fill the first rank of the common goblin horde (I need a second command for when I break it in two units, for example).
That's some very nice scenery indeed! It works very well! Thanks for showing us a load of pics from your battles!
I wish I'd remember to take pictures the second day, it was a really cool battle, and not just because I'd won
Anyway, Cynwall dragon done:
A gorgeous mini, and a nightmare to build. Even worse than the gigantic spider, yep, that's right. At one point, it was completely built, and it actualy entirelly collapsed (crashing down and breaking the parts that didn't fail under their own weight. I was there, I saw it all, it was... impressive), even the pins weren't enough! Anyway, I've multiplied the pins, I've really strenghened the thing throuroughly, I've tested it, it should hold now. I'm afraid the painting isn't nearly as good as the awesome one from the (ex ) Confrontation team, but that'll do anyway. As I said before, it'll make a nice unmounted wyvern for a SoM scroll.
Last edited by Urgat; 10-11-2012 at 22:31.
Nice model and painting. I feel your pain with the building process. It's a scary story ^^
It looks big anyway, a converted rider would have been cool
Visit and rate my fantasy log : A lot of green against a feeble mind
Models painted 2011= 45 / 2012 = 62 / 2013 = 32
Originally Posted by snottlebocket
Holy gork and mork! That thing looks alive, really astonishing urgat!
Ah. No I already have two ridden wyverns, I don't have either of the two current ones, and I still hope to find the very old one that looks like a snake, so I'm not going to add any more weight on top of this oneIt looks big anyway, a converted rider would have been cool