WHFB: Lots of quick games tournament style – Final Part

Empire vs Ogres

This time it was Rich running his Empire army vs Neil’s Ogres.

Last game of the day…

As usual the lone Sabre tusk tried to flank the enemy to pick off artillery crew…only 5 Archers got in its way…

While the mournfangs charged forward with a similar road bump in the way.

The first set of archers defeated the sabre tusk !
But the second set did not fare so well, except to line up for some charges by cavalry and a flank charge of some swordsmen…

Which defeated them in combat, whilst the rest of the Ogres moved forward.

Neil commented afterwards:

We had to call the game turn 3 as it was getting late but was obvious I would have lost in the end. Again I thought I was doing ok then took a cannonball to the Bruiser Bsb’s face which killed him outright. The Mournfang took a double charge off some knight and swordsmen which nearly went in my favour but in the end lost and were run down.
I loved the leadbelcher/firebelly combo and should probably have stayed back longer but it was getting late so charged with the Ironguts. Game over.

Summary

This was our first tournament style event (and first WHFB session in the hall). Sadly one of our number was struck down by an allergy and didn’t make it, but we coped well enough so that everyone got at least two games in.

We could easily have done two more tables if more people came. The 5-6 people is also a tricky mid point. Too many to host in my dark tower, enough to hire the hall, but not hire in catering (a couple of pizzas did get over cooked as learnt to cope with the hall’s cooker).

Having only 1200 points is a very different game to the normal 2500-4000 that our group plays. Having 4×4 tables instead of 6×4 or bigger also brings in new tactics.

A fun day which we shall have to repeat.

WHFB: Ogre Leadbelchers

A small unit of leadbelchers.

Again sporting a large amount of add on bits.

Byakhee Stuart did a commission painting Ogres and was driven mad(der) by all the extra luggage…

Size doesn’t matter though, or so I’m told:

Also for sale with their own KR storage case. (On sale due to lack of space!)

Cats = Greater Stomp Attack, and White Russian Lancers

Whilst taking pictures of the Ogres, I activated the Jealousy Rule in BlackJack.

Here he is moving in to the photo box.

And he sat on the Ogre I was photographing.

It can’t have been comfortable.

Obviously Cats have a Greater Stomp Attack rule…
Just as well he didn’t sit down on the 15 White Russian Lancers I photographed !

The lances are steel pins…

WHFB: Ogre Ironbreakers

Some more Ogres, this time Ironbreakers:

Great big models these !

Unsurprisingly, with such large models, I used the Kaiser Rushforth cases to store them.

Again, these are for sale.

WHFB: Ogres

Well here are some I did earlier:

A nice lump of lard.

Oh here is the champion.

I did a mane of greenstuff to look like fur to bulk him out and make him different to the rest of the troops.

Along with the standard bearer.

And from the back.

These are for sale.

Photo Box Part 2 & More Ogres

Well after the engineer departed this morning leaving the washing machine still not functioning I hit the Bright Lights of The Big City and got some new kit. Day light bulbs are hard to come by but I got a decent Anglepoise lamp, and started upgrading the MK1 Photo box.

So no Day light bulbs anymore, but there were some LEDs that had controls on the wavelength of the light they produced…only they fitted none of the lamps I was able to buy and I didn’t fancy jury-rigging something up every time I wanted to photo something. Maybe for the future.

So with the multi part lamp I can now zoom in on them. Same Ogre, but with considerably worse natural light, but using the new photo box set up – two steps forward one step back:

Better, no shadow there, but a bit darker due to the lack of natural light (it was taken late afternoon with an overcast sky).

Some more Ogres, I’d never have taken this previously given the light levels and got a photo as good as this, and it is ok, not brilliant.

Now I have also started work on the Photo Box Mark 2 and hope to have that ready tomorrow.

Ogres Pictured:
Modified Mordhiem Ogre as per yesterday.
Five Ogres L-R:

  • Chronicle Ogre, designed by Nick Lund, produced by Citadel c1985
  • Citadel Ogre, designed by Jez Goodwin c1985
  • Mordheim Ogre, designed by the Perrys c 1999
  • Citadel Ogre, designed by Jez Goodwin c1985
  • Ditto

All but the first are based for Mordheim as Ogre Mercenaries. Based on a GW Warhammer Movement Tray to act as Dogs of War.

The Nick Lund (Chronicle) Ogre is a classic:

As are the Jez Goodwin ones:

They are not as big as the modern plastic Ogre Kingom models, but IMHO are much more characterful and fit well in the Mordheim genre.