Elvish nonsense

Having got my 1000pts of Trident Realms in the bag and painted I have volunteered to paint my brother's old High Elf army for use in the Franticon event next march. He'll be teaming up with me for doubles and going it alone on the Sunday. I've always been suspicious of elves but as it's a pretty elite army it should paint up pretty quick and I'm keen to build a list which showcases all the KoW mechanics for my brother to learn. I'm also keen not to stack it hordes of bane chanted archers and Drakon Riders. I'll try and base the army around chariots, cavalry and a dragon to give the feel of a sea borne raiding party all highly mobile. I need to make sure that it's not over complicated so may steer away from Vanugaurding units. All of this is a very cunning plan as it will give me further incentive to paint and get another army sorted. As it's such a small force I'll be trying to up the paint and modeling effort and try out different colour schem…

I Pitty the Thuul

Here We Go! Finally I manage to get myself to a tournament and it turned out to be rather a good one.  Showing once again how friendly the KoW community is, led me to taking a train ride to meet yet another stranger with the hope I'd make it home alive. A quick lift up to Hemel from Rusty Shackleford via the station to offer another lift and we arrived at the venue. 
It being doubles I at least knew one person in the room and by the amount of chat on the Kings of Herts group i could now put names to faces. A fair amount of aimless chatter later and with only 3 mins left before games were meant to kick off there was a hasty set of instructions from Paul and Matt and we were underway. 
The venue was a little chilly to start but soon warmed up with all the hot air that a group of wargamers can provide. Along with the nicely laid out tables full of scenery there was free tea and coffee and a few drinks and crisps to buy. ThePit had also turned up with a cornucopia of goods, all at 20% o…

The American Adventure

In a voyage of discovery not seen since the last time I went to the states I took a punt and decided to ask around if anyone would want a couple of games while I was over in the US of A. Amazingly a little spark turned into a rapidly growing snowball (now there's a mixed up metaphor) and I ended up planning a mid week game in Beech Grove, Indianapolis and meeting up on the Saturday of Historicon in Lancaster, PA. I was pretty bowled over by the hospitality of all I met, from beers to lifts to offers to meet up next time people were over visiting their Aunt and a pact to meet up at Salute 2019. I'll list the exploits I remember....

Stop 1 Indiapolis Getting a cab is the only way I can actually get around the states easily when I am out there. The last time I took a punt and got a cab to the middle of nowhere to a pop up board game Cafe night in a brewery. This turned out great and I even got a lift home for my troubles. Buoyed by this I again got in a cab to the middle of nowh…

The end of distractions for now

I've polished off the last few odds and ends that I needed to get done and can now turn again to the Trident Realms army that I planned at the start of the year. Current model count is:
100 Naids
6 Water Elementals
6 Gigas
2 Leviathan's bane
6 wyrm Riders
30 Thuul
1 Thuul Mythican
1 Envoy/Centrurian
20 River Guard
River Guard Captain
Enough odds and ends for 2 Tidal Swarm horders
1 Eckter

3 Knuckers
6 Depth Horrors
1 Depth Horror Eternal
1 Thuul Mythican

The general Idea has been to adopt an MSU approach as inspired by The Outcast's blog. With so much ensnare and the option now to have the banner of the griffin and the new Aura of Heroism spells there's a strong chance of lots of small, maneuverable high nerve units at my disposal. It also means I can concentrate on smaller units and get more of a sense of accomplishment when I have finished them. I'll be sticking to a lot of Thuul with their new speed buff and the formation improvement. Backing this …

Roman Might

Romans! Thousands of them! Romans! Thousands of them!

Second up in the SELWG league was a game against George’s Kingdom of Men. KOM were the first army i used when starting out in KoW a year or so ago when i was using my old GW Dogs of War. I was pretty hopeless and it took me a while to get to grips with before trying out Abyssals and moving on with them. I was keen to see what they would do in a the hands of a better general. A brief note on George’s army and list, it’s a lovely set of Romans based on legionnaires and cavalry which looks amazing and fits very well fluff wise as they have few missile troops and blocks of rock hard infantry. I was pretty worried about trying to chew through all that de5 nerve if they got anywhere near objectives. 

Deployment and scenario
The scenario was Scavenge....again. I rolled up on the terrain table and got a building, two woods and two forests. We rolled up for who would place first as per the instructions. George got to place....a house…