Monday 13 May 2024

Terrain Showcase- Gamemat Chemzone GW tournament terrain

Today, I have a recent commission piece to showcase. This was a board that I did to match the Gamemat.eu Chem zone mat. The ruins were some GW tournament style MDF ruins that I had found on ebay a while back, but had never used. The set was actually really good value, getting two tables worth of terrain for only £95. 


I started by assembling the ruins, but didn't glue them to the base. I added some cut cardboard shapes to the bases to mimic the style of the mat, as well as leaving some spaces for additional details like the mesh and service panels. 

Trying to colour match to the ruins was difficult. I didn't get it perfect, but managed to get a close-ish version. This was a dark grey undercoat, followed by a drybrush of metallic pearl deep brown paint, followed by a silver drybrush. It wasn't a complete match, but I was much happier with that than the first grey effort I did. 

Monday 6 May 2024

UKTC Oxford Super Major- Tournament overview Day 2

I recently attended the Oxford Super Major with my World Eaters army. My first day saw the World Eaters going 2-1, taken out by Necrons in the third game. 
My fourth game would see me going into the Aeldari, commanded by Seth. 

The list I took was:
Angron
Master of Execution- Berserkers Glaive
Lord Invocatus
10 Berzerkers
Rhino
5 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
10 Jackals
10 Jackals
6 Exalted Eightbound
3 Exalted Eightbound
3 Eightbound
2 Chaos Spawn

Seth's army consisted the Avatar, Fuegan, a Farseer, Skyleaper character, two units of Rangers, two units of Shadow Spectres, a unit of Warp Spiders, a unit of Swooping Hawks, Fire Dragons, two D Cannons, a Falcon and two Fire Prisms. 
A lot of good firepower and some useful movement tricks with the units and stratagems. 

The mission was Scorched Earth with Crucible of Battle and an extra objective. I deployed using my usual set up. Angron went behind the large ruins on the bottom, with a unit of Jackals and the Eightbound. The other unit of Jackals and exalted set up to scout move up, with the Rhino in the middle ruins and a unit of Spawn and Berzerkers to go after the top objectives. 

Thursday 25 April 2024

UKTC Oxford Super Major- Tournament Review Day 1

I recently attended the first Oxford Super Major held by the UKTC. This was a new event for 2024 in the area, and I was keen to try it out since it was so local to me. I decided to take my World Eaters, as I have been using them a lot recently in the club league and they are one of the most competitive armies that I currently own. 


Overall, I had a great time at the event. The venue was really nice and spacious. There was space on each table to place models, drinks, etc, and plenty of space to move around the hall and between tables, something that is not always the case at UKTC events. The event seemed to run really smoothly and I had some tough games, with no easy wins over the course of the weekend. 

The list I took was:
Angron
Master of Execution- Berserkers Glaive
Lord Invocatus
10 Berzerkers
Rhino
5 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
10 Jackals
10 Jackals
6 Exalted Eightbound
3 Exalted Eightbound
3 Eightbound
2 Chaos Spawn

I decided to take a second unit of Jackals for screening and move blocking purposes. I swapped out Kharn for the Master of Execution, as he is better into a lot of the meta units at the moment. 

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Terrain Showcase- UKTC Jungle Board

I recently completed a new terrain set for the gaming club and tournaments we hold. This was to be used with the Frontline Gaming jungle mat, and used the UKTC terrain set. I was wanting to do another one of these for a while, but struggled to get the plastic vines needed for the design that I wanted. 

Fortunately, I was able to pick up some plastic vines on a visit to a local garden centre, so was able to put together the set. 

Monday 8 April 2024

Tournament Battle Report- Chaos Daemons vs Blood Angels

Today's battle report features my Khorne Chaos Daemons taking on Tom's Blood Angels army at our Into the Maelstrom 5 club tournament. 
This tournament was billed as a friendlier style event, where less powerful lists were used and some of the more unusual missions would be in play. The tournament was using GW layout terrain and featured 16 players. 


My army consisted of:
Belakor
Bloodthirster
6 units of Bloodletters
3 Bloodcrushers
3 Bloodcrushers
3 units of 5 Flesh hounds
Skull Cannon

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Battle Report- World Eaters vs Space Wolves

Today's game sees my World Eaters take on Mark's Space Wolves in a league game for Didcot Wargames Club. This mission was Scorched Earth using Dawn of War deployment. 


My army consisted of:
Angron
Kharn the Betrayer
Lord Invocatus
10 Berzerkers
Rhino
5 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
5 Berzerkers
10 Jackals
3 Exalted Eightbound
6 Exalted Eightbound
3 Eightbound
2 Chaos Spawn

This was the army from a recent tournament, but with the Lord on Juggernaught replaced by another unit of 5 Berzerkers, to give me another unit for holding objectives or trading. 

Thursday 21 March 2024

Fire and Dice Tournament: Game 2- World Eaters vs Necrons

Game 2 of the tournament would see my World Eaters take on the Hypercrypt Necrons in the Supply Drop mission. This was not a great mission to be playing against this army, as their teleport ability would make it easy for them to get onto the objectives late in the game to get a lot of points on the primary mission. 

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Fire and Dice Tournament: Game 1- World Eaters vs Iron Hands

 I recently attended the Fire and Dice tournament in High Wycombe, taking my new World Eaters army to a tournament for the first time. I had been playing them in the gaming club league for a couple of weeks, so wanted to see how they would perform against some different lists. 

This tournament was a tribute to Sid Sidhu, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Sid was a staple of the tournament scene and a lovely person, who was a big supporter of the tournaments that we host at the club. It was really nice to see everyone come together for a great day of gaming and a nice tribute to his memory. 

Thursday 25 January 2024

Terrain Showcase- Sector Imperialis GW tournament board.

Today I have a GW-style tournament board that I painted up over the holiday period. I managed to get a good bargain on ebay for the old Sector Imperialis terrain, so was able to build up a GW-style tournament board for my gaming club and tournaments. 

I already have a set of ruins painted up in a desert style, red and green terrain, so decided to go with blue for these. I went a bit more in depth with these ruins, painting the windows in gold, as well as adding in some red for the lights and control panels. 

I used a similar scheme to the Boarding Actions terrain that I painted up, and was really happy with how they turned out. 



Thursday 18 January 2024

Terrain Showcase- UKTC lava board

Hi everyone, today I have another UKTC tournament board. This time, I painted it up to match a lava mat that I have. 

This was a really simple scheme to do. The mdf terrain was undercoated black, then highlighted with a dark blue, then grey highlight. Then I did the bottom of the bases with various drybrush coats of red and orange. I focused on the bottom and sides of the ruins, as well as any hole sections in the base to match the gaming mat.