Breast Cancer Awareness Army ~ American Idol style

February 25, 2009
OK, now that the forums are up, go vote for Devilsquid’s next breast cancer awareness army now.
And the bit of info I was holding off on yesterday: Some of you may or may not know that I’m working on a Khador army for breast cancer awareness. Yes, I’m still painting the pink Trolls, but they’re a lot of things to me — fun models and an army I’d really like to get good with. The new models they have in Metamorphosis are pretty f’n sweet.
Orsus might be crazy, but he hates blight.

The Khador is an army I’m not really attached to. I think they’ll be fun to paint and play, but Cygnar is my first faction. So, after some thought and exchange of ideas with Devilsquid, I will paint 750 points of Khador, play them in the Breast Cancer Brawl tourney I’ll be running in October and then auction them off with 100% of the proceeds going toward breast cancer research or mammograms for low-income women. Who knows. I may even take them to fight at another tournament.
Thankfully, I haven’t lost anyone to breast cancer. I know plenty of women who have had it — my mom is a survivor. And that puts me in the high-risk category, so yes, there is a little bit of self interest here. But really, it’s one of those things where there’s a high survival rate if it’s caught early enough.
In any event, go vote in that thread on the forums. It’ll be fun to see which army prevails. I’m donating a painted heavy to whichever army wins.

Breast Cancer Brawl

February 25, 2009

Well, with the Privateer Press forums down (*sob*), I figured I might as well throw a post up here about a future project.

I don’t have a lot of details I can share right now, since all of the organizational stuff is going to take place on the forums, but keep an eye out in this space for more information about my Khador for a Cure army.

I was planning on doing a Warmachine army for breast cancer awareness since the Trolls will be painted by May. And I picked Khador because I like the idea of the Butcher running around and killing things — all while wearing pink.

What I can tell you is that I will be hosting a Breast Cancer Brawl event in October, and that we’re going to do everything we can to get corporate sponsorship so we can make a huge donation for this cause.

Anyway, I’ll post a link to the thread in the forums once they’re back up (*sniffle*) and I’ve had time to coordinate with Devilsquid. And I’m hoping for some good news, but I don’t want to spill any other details until I get an answer.

Back to waiting for midnight to get here so we can have Metamorphosis!

Revenge of Dangerfish II: Lightning Crashes

February 23, 2009
Well, I switched out ‘locks at the last second — I ran Doomshaper instead of Madrak.
Key points from today:
  1. Two units of Champs rock
  2. I need to run two Fell Callers
  3. I need to run two Heroes
  4. I need to learn how to play with Stormblades and the Stormclad
  5. Dice that betray you early need to be dealt with early
  6. Champs need a delivery system
  7. Ranged attacks are you friend
  8. Consider taking Swamp Gobbers
  9. Gatormen are like a 3rd unit of Champs
  10. Never, ever rely on tough
OK, the thing about tough is a no-brainer. I got maybe one roll when I needed it. In any event, Dangerfish played a good game, and it was apparent I was in need of range and a better way to protect Doomshaper. I think the list works would have worked better with Madrak and Cav. But we’ll see.
In any event, here are the gory details from today’s fight. Things are mostly in order, since I took notes, but I was busy getting my ass kicked and might have missed something. Mike also took pics, and here’s his report.
My list:
Gatormen [4]
Kriel Stone Bearer [6]
> SS Elder
SS Chronicler
Fell Caller
Mike’s list:
> Squire
> Lancer
> Centurion
> Stormclad
> UA
Sword Knights
> UA
Black 13th
Yup, everything’s all even now.
Mike won the roll and went first.
Mike Turn 1
Focus from Squire
Stormclad moves
Stormblades move
Lancer moves
Centurion moves
Sword Knights move
Black 13th run
Jr moves, Arcane Shield on SKs
Stryker moves, snipes SBs for 7. This was the bane of my existence, and led to my undoing…
OK, this still doesn’t look so bad.
Jen Turn 1
Mauler 1 runs
Mauler 2 runs
Doomie casts Fortune on Champs 1 (primer gray)
Gators move and make a swamp
Everyone else moves
We didn’t all run, but we advanced. Running might’ve been better.
M Turn 2
Upkeep Arcane Shield
Upkeep Snipe
focus on Centurion
SB activate: Controlled fire on Mauler 1, hits. Max dmg on roll, 16 points to the 2; body out
– arcs to Champ A for 6 points
– arcs to Champ B for 5 points
Stormclad adv
B13 adv: Return fire order; time to kill some Gators
– Lynch hits, no dmg
– Watts blaze rd on Gator C for 5 dmg
– Ryan LS Gator B
— no dmg
— 6 dmg to C; mage storm — B&C dead, 3 to Bokor, 6 points to A
[We realized that the chain attack can’t include an arcane effect a few turns later. No biggie.]
Centurion runs
SK adv
Stryker adv
– arcs Earthquake, Mauler 2 falls down
Yeah, not a good start for the Bright Pinks.
J Turn 2
Gators run at B13
Mauler 2 stands up, puts Rage on Hero
Hero runs
Champs 1 run
Mauler 1 heals for 1, adv
Champs 2 run
KSB adv, Protective Aura
Fell Caller War Cry
Chronicler reads Ch. 1
OK, things are engaged now. Good, right? Not really.
M Turn 3
Upkeep all
B13 activates
– Watts kills Gator A
– Lynch Blaze on Bokor for 1 dmg
– Ryan hits Bokor, no dmg; hits Bokor for 11 points.
Gumbo and boots for all.
Lancer adv, attacks Champ D (yes, that Champ D!) and misses
Cent charges Mauler 2; 11 dmg to the 3
SK charge, engage Hero
– Retaliatory strike kills one SK
– Champ D engaged
– Mauler 2 surrounded by SKs
– Hero dies, not tough
– Champ D takes 3 dmg; 2nd attack misses
– Champ C attacked, not tough
Stormclad charges Champ B
– 7 dmg on charge; 2 dmg from buckler
Stormblades CRA on Mauler 1 for 7 dmg
Jr adv, shoots Champ B and misses
Styker adv, Arcane Shield on SB, pops feat [*sigh*]
Wow. Look at the B13 over there, unscathed.
J Turn 3
Mauler 2 regen for 2
Attacks SK officer; misses 3x
Mauler 1 2-handed throw on Stormclad; throws but no dmg
Chronicler reads Charge of the Trolls on Champs 2
Champs 2 charge SK, kill 2
KSB do Strength aura
Fell Caller does War Cry
Doomie pops feat
– Casts Dissolution; all cmd checks passed
Futility. We can haz it.
M Turn 4
B13 moves
– Watts Blaze Rd Chronicler; tough
– Lynch Blaze Chronicler; not tough
– Ryan shoots Champ2 D, 6 pts of dmg, not tough
Centurion attacks Mauler 2 for 7 dmg; 2nd attack misses
SK shuffle; Maj. adv.; attack Mauler 2
– 3 pts, 4 pts 1 pt
– vs. Champs 2: miss, miss, hit, miss
SB CRA on Mauler 1, dead
Stormclad adv
Jr casts Arcane Shield, takes d3 dmg for each focus spent; takes 5 points and dies! Sucka!
Stryker Arcane Shield, out of Doomy feat range.
Hmm. I have fewer models now.
J Turn 4
War Cry on Champs 2
Champs 2 kill 3 SKs
Champs 1 in on Stormclad
KSB does protective aura
Not a lot of action. Not for me, at least.
M Turn 5
Focus from Squire
Stryker snipes SB for 7
SB CRA on Doomie, 14 dmg
B13 adv
– Watts on Scribe – not tough
– Lynch LS on Doomie, 1 dmg
– Ryan misses 2x on Doomie!
Centurion whaps Champs2 B, not tough
SKs on Champs1 C: no dmg, 1 pt; miss, hit no dmg; hit no dmg, hit 1 pt
Lancer on Champs1 D: hit, 1 pt. Shield misses on snake eyes
Stormclad: back arc on A, 4 dmg; buckler misses
Trust me. It ends badly for the Trolls.
J Turn 5
Fell Caller Juan Cinco charges B13 and kills that dirty Ryan wench
Champs 2 kill 3 SKs
Champs1 D kills Lancer! Yesss!
KSB charge Stormblades [yeah, I know, OK? :P]: miss, miss, dead
Doomie charge [OK, OK] SB Lt.: 12 dmg, night night.
Does Hoarluk Doomshaper look like a bitch? Well, now that you mention it…
M Turn 6
Stormclad attacks KSB, not tough
– attacks Champs: Buckler on Kithkar, nope. Pow 19 sword on Kithkar, tough!
Stryker arcane blast on Doomie, hits, enough to kill… TOUGH!
SBs to the face on Doomie… not tough
It was a fun, brutal game. I think Madrak would’ve been better, but I do like Doomie. If only I had remembered ALL of his abilities. *sigh* Next time… the Champs will have their revenge.
But you know what? Juan Cinco and Champ D lived! Hah!
* * *
In other news, I took the Amon list against Jeromy in a league game. It was close, but I failed two assassinations and lost — Allegiants had a chance to end Zaal. Allegiant 1 (Bruce) did his thing and did it well — he murdered a Cyclops Shaman and when the call came, he booted Zaal in the face. Allegiant 2 (the nameless) couldn’t hit shit for two tries and didn’t do a lot the time he did hit. They both died.
Amon tried to Sandblast Zaal through Blessing of Vengeance and missed the first time! Hit the second, got the critical slam for 2″ — 3″ would’ve given me an extra die on damage. As it was, jack and shit for dmg.
Ancestral Guardian finished off Amon, who was not tough.
Will retool list with more Castigators, Knights Exemplar and Seneschal. Yeah. Four Castigators, bitches!
Tired nao. Much painting to do this week…

New News

February 22, 2009

OK, so I have been even more slack in keeping up on here. My bad.

Today I purchased a camera, so I don’t have to depend on anyone else taking pictures for me, and I can post works in progress as well. I am just getting used to it, but I figured out the basics and snapped a few pictures.

Supreme Kommandant Irusk, whom I finished shortly after his release:

Let’s see how this goes, and as I get more pictures I will post them somewhere-


iBodger Army: Champs!

February 22, 2009

Army Name: Champs!
744 points, 26 VP, 28 models

Chief Madrak Ironhide 64 points, 5 VP

2x Dire Troll Mauler 111 points, 3 VP each
Fell Caller 35 points, 1 VP
3 Gatormen Posse 71 points, 2 VP
6 Krielstone Bearer & Stone Scribes 50 points, 2 VP
Stone Scribe Elder 18 points, 1 VP
Stone Scribe Chronicler 19 points, 1 VP
Swamp Gobber Bellows Crew 15 points, 1 VP
Trollkin Champions 106 points, 3 VP
Trollkin Champions 106 points, 3 VP
Trollkin Hero 38 points, 1 VP

Sent from my iPod!

Another list

February 21, 2009

So it was the Champions that got me into Trolls.

Here’s another possibility for Sunday’s game:
  • Chief Madrak Ironhide
  • Dire Troll Mauler
  • Fell Caller
  • Feralgeist
  • Gatormen [5]
  • KSB [6]
  • – Stone Scribe Elder
  • Champions
  • Champions
  • Trollkin Hero
  • Long Riders [3]
Long Riders because they’re new and assembled, Gatormen because Kevin’s ate Nemo. Extremely light on beasts, which is the major shortcoming of this list, but if I get the troops up in there fast enough, it may not matter.
Actually, I’m lacking the card for the cav, so they’re right out. Hmmm….
Will bring Menoth too. That Amon list makes me giggle.


February 21, 2009

With the help of iBodger, I’ve come up with two lists I want to play in the next week. The first is for the Axe to Mouf gang:

Army Name: Beefy!
750 points, 26 VP, 28 models

  • Hoarluk Doomshaper 54 points, 5 VP
  • Brun Cragback 113 points, 1 VP
  • — Lug 0 points, 3 VP
  • Earthborn Dire Troll 125 points, 3 VP
  • Troll Bouncer 70 points, 2 VP
  • 5 Gatormen Posse 111 points, 2 VP
  • 6 Krielstone Bearer
I don’t normally throw lists out into the wild for folks to critique, but I’m really curious to see how the Troll list performs. The Gatormen are a nod to Kevin, who used them to turn Nemo into gumbo. Plus, I have the models, might as well use em, right?

But, there are no Champs and not enough solos in the Troll list, so it likely will be changed. Plus, I have the cav assembled. So much I want to run. So sad I’m out of room. 😦
And for whatever reason, I’m dying to bust out the Menoth. Maybe it’s because I want to bring the crusade to Templecon next year. 😉 But I’ll probably end up playing Bruce on Tuesday before the Metamorphosis midnight release and I’m not ready for Troll on Troll violence. So I came up with this one:
Army Name: Amon
Protectorate of Menoth
748 points, 29 VP, 25 models

  • High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza 70 points, 5 VP
  • — Blessing of Vengeance 88 points, 3 VP
  • — 2x Castigator 108 points, 3 VP each
  • — 2x Dervish 65 points, 2 VP each
  • — Devout 69 points, 2 VP
  • 2x Allegiant of the Order of the Fist 25 points, 1 VP each
  • 6 Choir of Menoth 22 points, 2 VP
  • 6 Choir of Menoth 22 points, 2 VP
  • High Paladin Dartan Vilmon 38 points, 1 VP
  • 2x Paladin of the Order of the Wall 19 points, 1 VP each
  • Wrack 5 points, 0 VP

Yes, I like Amon. I don’t think he sucks. I think he’s a lot of fun to play and there’s a very specific order of operations you need to follow with him. I “get” him, and I win with  him. It’s just one of those things.
There’s a temptation to take the Amon list against Dangerfish on Sunday. I may bring both armies.

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