Sunday, 25 November 2012

Flames of War update!

So here is the current state of my Flames of War army. I've played a few games (proxying some models like Russian infantry for the Rifle platoon and what not), the army will be finished around late December as I'm getting some 8 25" Pdrs and an infantry platoon from Santa *cough* *cough*... my parents, which will round out the entire army from 1750pts to 2000pts.

Note: Exclude the SP 25" Pdr Sextons, I won't actually be using these models, to expensive points wise for what they do, I just really like the models.

My Current lists;


2 Sherman V's, 2 .50 cals
3 Sherman V's, 1 Firefly, 2 .50 cals
3 Sherman V's, 1 Firefly, 2 .50 cals
3 Sherman V's, 1 Firefly, 2 .50 cals
3 Stuarts
4 M10 Achilles (17" Pdr Variant)
4 25" Pdrs
Full Strength Infantry Platoon


2 Sherman V's, 2 .50 cals
3 Sherman V's, 1 Firefly, 4 .50 cals
3 Sherman V's, 1 Firefly, 4 .50 cals
3 Sherman V's, 1 Firefly, 4 .50 cals
3 Stuart V's
2 Staghound I's, 1 Dingo, 1 .50 Cal
4 M10 Achilles (17" Pdr Variant)
8 25" Pdrs
Full Strength Infantry Platoon

I've tried other lists like the Guards Armoured Div from Hells Highway and the British Armoured lists from Fortress Europe but the costs for Vets are waaaaaay over priced and they just don't work in my opinion. Where as trained get a lot more for what they are worth... ergo, "Trained" but its not just that, the points that they are worth are actually about correct where as Vet Brit tanks shouldn't be what they are, which are 370-385pts where trained they are only worth 275-290pts.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Good luck to all the Masters contenders

Hey guys, quick shoutout to all the Masters contenders, I wish you all the best and hope you guys kick some ass. Specially Skaven ass ;D.

Good luck :D.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Vermintide Results

I would have posted yesterday but I was zonked and wasn't up to typing lots of words. But here are some Batreps.


James and his High Elves.

Never played James before, but he's a really nice guy and I was happy I got to play him for once (He was also kind enough to not count my cannon as burning as I didn't mean to even submit a list with a single burning cannon!). So the game was Dawn Attack and was lucky enough to get all my stuff deployed in the middle, right in front of a forest which was awesome! I was tad bit scared of the Dragon Princes and the Lord, but James hid them behind a building, choosing not to engage my Dwarfs, naturally. I then shot up the White Lions enough  to comfortably engage them with my warriors, killing them, along with the BSB. The Lord also died due to a cannon shot in the balls! 14-6 win to me.

Game 2!

Sam Whitt and his Orcs and Goblins (YUUSSSSSSSSSSSSS!)

I was finally determined to get some goddamn tournaments off him. The game was Meeting Engagement. We rolled to see who was in reserve, I rolled a one for my cannon... BUT nothing else, Sam rolled a one for one of his Pump Wagons. I did my classic sand castle move, deploying my whole army (besides the cannon...) right in the corner, everyone pissed and moaned about it, some took pictures... I loved it. I truly love the fact when people complain about an army who's book is outdated and its units under powered... the attention is great... IT FEEDS ME! the only real part of Sam's army the scared me were the Trolls and the Savage Orc Big Un's. Every thing else was just candy for my cannon. My cannon shot up all the chariots and my Quarrelers killed both the Pump Wagons, while the Pump Wagons killed two Quarrelers. I managed to run down (RUN DOWN!!!!) the trolls with my Dwarfs due to me winning combat on turn 4 giving enough points to secure a tie... so I thought! Until I realized I didn't have an Engineer on my cannon (my cannon had one wound left at the end of the game) so I gave 130pts to Sam giving him the victory, 11-9 loss, STILL A TIE for Dwarfs! My mission was complete... I finally got some tournament points off these elusive Orcs and then bare foot general.

Game 3!

David Appleby and his Skaven

I always like playing David, great player and always fun to play against. The game was Watch Tower and I won the roll to control it. I put my Quarrelers in it hoping they could hold out for a few turns. I manged to socre three wounds with my cannon onto the Doomwheel until those damn poison pansies killed the cannon, but my warriors finished it off. David managed to dislodge my unit from the tower, I then thought the game was lost, but I then charged the tower with one of the warrior blocks, two combats laters and some failed stubborn tests, the Skaven BSB was gone, and the tower was MINE! 15-5 win for me!

Game 4!

Peter Williamson and his Tomb Kings

I've been playing Peter at the Marauders for ages, but never got the chance to play him at a tournament, probably because he was up at the top I was cruising around the middle/bottom. But now was my chance, now was the chance for COMPLETE VICTORY! I back lined my entire army to give my cannon some time to kill the Necrosphinx and the Knights. Peter went first, moved up, then casted some magic to give him a second move, so I had once chance with my cannon to kill the damn Necrosphinx and failed, he then charged into a block of warriors, failing there terror, running off the board, GOOD START! My turn was me just shooting some X-bows into the Knights, causing a wound. Peters second turn saw him charging his Knights into my Quarrelers, killing them, failed my break test, running off the board, my last warriors block failed its panic test due to the Quarrlers poping... running off the board... GAME. 20-zipp to Peter by turn two. The first thing I said after that was "I NEED A PISS!"

I was about to walk out of the hall and just yell something fierce, but after my pee, I was back my happy little self. I knew I had no chance of getting into the top three after that.


Matthew Collet and his High Elves

Going into the game I thought, take out the Eagles, Dragon Princes and BSB and then GRAVY! This idea game to fruition on turn 6 after he killed off my Quarrelers, I won buy 500pts. 18-7 for me.

Well, my goal was to get into the top five at the end of the tounrament (to finally prove that Dwarfs CAN make it into the top five). I came 6th (out of 20)... which is great because it's my best score yet, but I still really wanted to come 5th.

Big thanks to Neil Williamson for organising and umpiring the event, he did a fantastic job.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Who put burning on my cannon!

Well I just realised I put burning on my cannon as a part of my 1200pt list. I usually don't do this unless I have to cannons. And now I'm facing Dragon Princes and a Lord with a Dragon helm on the first game! The exact reason I don't take burning on a loan cannon! Oh well.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Vermintide lists and first round match ups

Well the first round match ups along with lists were sent out yesterday or the day before, and I'll be facing High Elves, with a lord choice, WHOOPY! Played by James Milner, never played him before, should be interesting :D.

Good to see that Dwarfs are the favored lists.. tied with High Elves. And I thought I would talk about the three Dwarf lists, just put in my opinion really ;D.

Matthew Hassel: Top bloke, but his list, interesting, the "Thane of Pane" interests me a lot, but if against other "dedicated" killy heroes, it really doesn't stand a chance. The GT over the cannon really comes down to the situation he's in, he could really have GT or a cannon, a cannon is a tad more accurate when trying to hit single targets, but the GT can block smash as well Monster hunt, so it really comes down to the person's taste. I chose a cannon simply because it's more accurate at taking down key targets, like other artillery, lords and heroes. I can't say much about the Runelord, I almost took one, but I can see the others point, to many points in a 1200 game. Runesmiths can still be quite good at anti-magic. The Organ Gun is always a nice touch, good chaff/block killer until the damn thing blows up.

Adam Richards: Plenty of drops, but I think those blocks of Quarrellers will die pretty quickly. I never really see Quarrellers as good dedicated shooting units, but as small combat blocks capable of shooting a few shots. That's why they should always be kitted out with Great Weapons so they are actually able to kill something. I tend to see Quarrllers as small flanking units, I know, Dwarfs and flanking is pretty bold but none the less, I stick by what I say. The Bolt Throwers are a good call, you could get three for one cannon almost, but those things work on ballistic skill, but hey if they work, THEY WORK! However, if they don't, they're only a 45-60pt loss. He shouldn't have put burning on one of them, just in case someone brings along regen and what not.

My list. I'm happy with what I'm bringing, two units of 30 guys in only 1200pts is pretty scarry as they can lost quite long and still return a solid punch and then a small block to get around the sides hopefully. A cannon to take out key targets and then some cheap heroes.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Flames of War

Quick update

So getting my first real games of FoW with my army! Well, with Russian infantry being posed in for Canadians...

Got introduced to a chap named Warren Hart through my stepdad Vince Cholewa who go's to the Hutt Club as well (Vince is a avid Historical Wargamer who used to play with Peter Dunn and when they were young, but then Peter went to go play with Big Boy toys, FANTASY, WOOT! And Warren just lives in Featherston so, he's going to come around and we'll play a few games of FoW, familiarize myself with the rules a bit better, and have a good time!

Monday, 5 November 2012


Just got an email from Mike King talking to us about the nationals coming up in April of next year at the Hutt Club (which I am a member of) so I'm defiantly in on the three days (8 Games) of wargaming. Well, after five games I end up feeling like crap and once I get home from a tournament I usually just end up falling a sleep so I'll be sure to stack up on sugar and energy drinks for sure. But it got me to thinking about lists. They also raised the bar making the cap at 2500pts giving me another 100 to play with but nocking down warmachines to only four :(. I tell you, when ever I have spare time, I am constantly thinking 'aboot' lists, tactics and way to beat people.... *cough*...SAM! I have got two lists worked out.

Runesmith, Scroll, Stone, Shield-102
Thane, BSB, Gromril, Resistance, Challenge-165
40 Warriors, Std, Mus-415
40 Warriors, Std, Mus-415
36 Hammerers, Std, Mus-450
36 Hammerers, Std, Mus-450
Cannon, Forging, Burning-130
Cannon, Forging-125
Organ Gun-120
Organ Gun-120

Runesmith, x3 Scroll, Shield-147 (HAHA!)
Thane, BSB, Gromril, Resistance, Challenge-165
Dragon Slayer, Rune of Speed, Rune of Fire-60
Dragon Slayer-50
Dragon Slayer-50
40 Warriors, Std, Mus-415
15 Rangers, Crossbows, Great Weapons, Mus-215
36 Hammerers, Std, Mus-450

36 Hammerers, Std, Mus-450

Cannon, Forging, Burning-130
Cannon, Forging-125
Organ Gun-120
Organ Gun-120

The second list is more flexible in the sense where I can chuck some unbreakable single models at some chaff or some big str 3 hordes that can only get 6 attacks on to them. But the other list is more sturdy and can hold better (both lists can do that pretty well but another block of 40 warriors sorta takes the cake in the category). I'm also starting to go with just double cannons and double organ guns instead of the all or nothing double GT's + Master Engineer, saves me points are more reliable in taking out monsters and key units.

Now, back to thinking about Vermintide and how I'm going to make this 1200pt list kick some ass!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Quick change of list

Now Neil was kind enough to let me quickly change my list. After some persuasion from John and and Sam from my Warmachine/Hero heavy list (hey I thought it would be hilarious, but that was as far it was going to get!) So I've changed it up some.

Runesmith, Stone, Scroll-100
Thane, BSB, Gromril, Resistance, Challenge-165
29 Warriors, GW, Std, Mus-305
29 Warriors, GW, Std, Mus-305
15 Quarrallers, GW, Mus-200
Cannon, Forging-125


Muuuuch better :D.

Just on a side note, I so would be taking a level 4 if I could with metal and just throw 6 dice final trans at heavy thing that breathes and then yelling "TAKE IT OFF!"

Friday, 2 November 2012

Vermintide List and some practice

Got some practice in against Aaron and his Ogres for Vermintide. He tried a few lists, but he list with 9 Ogres, a level 4, BSB, 3 Sabre Tusks, and a big ass Thundertusk he seemed to enjoy more.

I won 2 of the three games quite comfortably so its a good sign. I've already sent in my list so I don't see why I can' show it off now!

Runelord, Mro Balance, Stone, Shield-197
Thane, BSB, Stone, Shield-97
Runesmith, Stone, Shield-77
Master Engineer, Stone-75
30 Warriors, GW, FC-325
Grudge Thrower, Ro Pen x2, Ro Accuracy, Engineer-170
Grudge Thrower, Ro Pen, Ro Accuracy-130
Cannon, Ro Forging-125

I was hoping Neil would be nice to us Dwarfs and let us bring more then just three warmachines, because then I would have brought along two Organ Guns as well. But alas, the world is cruel and unfair...