Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tale of Only Two Gamers

In order to kickstart the hobby again for us, reklawsj and I are going to start playing Warhammer Fantasy again.  We haven't played in years, even though we both own a couple huge armies.  We have also decided that a monthly game day is a must.  We are now setting a schedule in advance of the day we will play and game system and points well in advance.  For now, the first couple game days are going to be small games of 40k with some modelling/painting and terrain building.  However, we are both starting to build/paint new armies for 8th edition.

For me, this means I have to get the new rulebook and read a lot.  Also, I pretty much lost interest in my Orcs & Goblins, mainly because they are way to random for me(I have much of it on Ebay now at this LINK).  So, I'm starting a new army.  I have always like Empire, so with the new book and great models I decided to jump in.  We will start playing our first Fantasy, hopefully within a couple months.  We are making self-imposed rules  to only use painted models.  The first game day will be 500 pts with 250 pt increments each month.  I have thoroughly read the Empire book and have decided on a themed army based on the Stir River Patrol.  They are pretty much the Stir River Navy, protecting merchant ships and manning riverside forts.  My first 500 list looks something like this:

Warrior Priest with Great Weapon(in with Halberds)

20 Halberds with Full Command

10 Handgunners as Detachment to above

Mortar or Helblaster

10 Crossbowmen

This is very rough draft so far.  I have no experience with 8th edition or Empire, so hoping to build a solid core in 500 pts and add what I need each month to build nice army.

Reklawsj will be playing his Warriors of Chaos army.  They will be of the mostly Tzeentch variety.  His initial plan is to start with a basic Marauder army and add stronger units with progression, much like a Chaos warband would do in the fluff.  I think this is a great idea and fits what we are going for in the "Tale of Only Two Gamers".

Hopefully, this spur in hobby activity will get this blog kicking again with some actual painting and gaming content, albeit mostly of the Fantasy variety, but with a smattering of 40k, Dreadfleet, Mordheim, Necromunda, Bloodbowl, Warmachine, Hordes, Malifaux and anything else that strikes our fancy that month.

So, this should be the beginning of some good hobby in the future.  I really haven't touched anything hobby related in 6 months, needless to say, I'm getting excited about starting this up.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to the Active rolls. Lets see some painted figures and Battle Reports.

    Good to see you back posting.