End Times Campaign Mega Battle   Recently updated !

Table after turn 1

We have talked about our end times campaign we had been playing in quite a few of our previous episodes.  After returning from Germany here is the over due battle report for the mega battle to end the campaign.  This is largely my perspective of the battle I fought but I got some of the major things from through out the table as well.  The theme of this game is a small section of the final battle for the old world where a portion of order allies assault a chaos legion lead by Archaon and try to free captured Teclis.

This post also includes a small gallery of Eric/Stonemonk’s Nagash that was used in this battle.  The model looks great already but Eric still plans more on him.  You should be seeing more of him as well as the rest of Eric’s undead coming soon.

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Opening of the Heavens

Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Age of Sigmar game Khorne Chaos vs High Elves

Across the realms the sudden rolling thunder and scintillating flashes heralded no mere storm, but the start of a new era. Much rode on the sudden shock attacks of the Stormcast Eternals, for Sigmar knew he had only one shot at taking his almighty foes unaware. A single failure could spell disaster….

WiscoDice will be putting on a Warhammer: Age of Sigmar tournment at Pegasus Games on August 22, 2015 starting at 10 am. This is intended to be a narrative event, fun for everyone and everyone will walk away with something from this event!

Rules pack version 1.0, including round 1 scenario, is available for this event. Hopefully we can get 8-16 peeps out for this event.

There will be a $10 entrance fee that will contribute 100% to prize support for this event. If there are enough people out, we will have door prizes on top of the top awards in the rules pack. Event will be at Pegasus Games Madison on August 22nd. Schedule included in the rules pack.

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Rules Pack Version 1


Gen Con 2015 Wargamer’s Guide

So, just as many of us here in the United States are doing that are gamers, we are gearing up and excited for another year of Gen Con. That’s right, I am going to this grand daddy of super sized mega-cons again this year to check out the vendors, pick up some new games and to hang out with friends from around the country. It will be another great year.

So, one of the things that WiscoDice is doing this year is going to be a walk up challenge. If you bump into Conesy, yeah me, during the convention and let me know how this blog post helped you, I will give you a pair of the “winter edition” WiscoDice while supplies last.

So, ok, enough about what we’re doing. What’s at Gen Con this year that’s super cool or you should check out. Let’s start with the vendor hall. A few years ago, when I first started going back to Gen Con I noticed the increased number of different vendors for miniature games in the hall. Here are some ones that I think you shouldn’t miss.
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BABR: Defense of Stalingrad

So, this last Thursday night at Misty Mountain games Phil, one of the local Bolt Action players, and myself got together to do a street fight game set in Stalingrad for Warlord Games Bolt Action game. Phil brought 1000 points of Germans and, well, I thought I brought 1000 points of Soviet Union troops….more on that later.

Phil’s force (from memory)
Stalingrad force selector or something close to it from the Armies of Germany book

  • 2nd Lt with SMG and a soldier with rifle
  • Forward Artillery Observer
  • 10 German Heer with lmg (I think)
  • 10 German Pioneers, LMG, some smgs I think
  • 10 German Pioneers, Flame Thrower and 5ish SMG’s
  • Light Howitzer
  • Medium Mortar
  • 2 MG42 teams (MMG teams)
  • 1 Sniper
  • Plus or minus some other stuff

My Soviet Army I am playing currently features everything I own that is painted and built. We did agree that for story purposes I should use the Stalingrad force selector, but only benefited from the free unit option to be fanatic.

  • 1st Lt with soldier inexperienced, both with SMG’s
  • Commissar with soldier, both with SMG’s
  • Forward Air Observer with soldier, both with SMG’s
  • 8 man gaurd unit, 2 SMG’s (forgot they were in the list, never fielded them)
  • 8 man SMG unit, regular
  • 12 man rifleman squad (free unit)
  • 8 man Veteran Gaurd unit with tough fighter
  • T-34 Tank
  • 122mm Medium Howitzer
  • Medium Mortar
  • 3 man Tank Hunter team, 2 models with SMGs, 1 model with captured Panzerfaust
  • Veteran Sniper team
  • Veteran Flamethrower team with ROKS2
  • Anti Tank Rifle

 
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Now for Something A Little Different


Yeah, that’s what it looks like. The iconic Games-Workshop Chaos Space Marine from the Black Legion. I am not sure why, maybe it’s my desire to experiment with other games, maybe it’s my desire to just give GW my paycheck, but I decided to work on my old 40k army. This time though, instead of matching any existing color scheme I had with them I decided I would try my hand at making a unit (maybe more) of Black Legion marines.

This model is a bit of a test model. I worked very hard on how I did the black, and if I get around to it, I will put up a tutorial if your interested. I have said for a long time, don’t paint black. So this was a challenge because the model’s primary color is black. I wanted the armor to be dark, near black but with a bit of gloss and shine to it as well as just enough gray it was convincing, but not so much that it just looked gray and not black. I think that worked well.
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Moving Forward with Warhammer Fantasy

A lot of people I have spoken too are dead set to keep Warhammer Fantasy Battles alive in some way. I applaud them for the effort as this will be a tough road moving forward. If your one of those people, then this post is for you!

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So, what can you do to help talk your fellow players into playing this game still?

  • For right now, it’s not much work. Sure, there are people trying out Age of Sigmar to see what it is and how they can make it work (or make it fail) but the vast majority of players just don’t know enough about this new game and are just as happy playing the game that is within their comfort level.
  • Next up, let’s face it, 6 months from now the scope of what models and rulebooks that are going to be available on the shelf at your local Games-Workshop or Local Game Store is going to be much different. If you are going to grow your armies and maybe even talk a new player into the game, look to companies like Mantic, Avatar’s of War, Raging Heroes, and more for models.
  • Address some of the balance and rules issues as a greater community. People will need to keep things fresh so I wouldn’t be surprised to see local groups start to add in units/rules based on their experiences with the game and models they can get from other manufacturers. Don’t forget to go back and help out armies like Tomb Kings and maybe tone down some things that you don’t enjoy in your games.

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Episode 64: R E L A X

Episode 64

Brian is in Germany, so we called in local player and friend of the show Eric (@StoneMonkGamer on Twitter) to co-host the show. On this one, we also had a last minute guest appearance by Fergus, member of the Windy City Warhammer (WCW) club based in the Chicagoland area. Also popping into this show is Kenny Lull from The Combat Phase Podcast. With lots of people, there was a lot to talk about.

In this episode, we discuss Blood in the Sun V: Staying Alive, Buckeye Battles, and of course the big bombshell….Age of Sigmar. Most of us are pretty excited and had a lot to talk about. Our thoughts, dreams, future of the cast, and more are discussed as well for Warhammer and beyond.

Also make sure that you check out the WCW Throwdown Warhammer GT in Shaumburg, Illinois. This is going to be a real slobberknocker of an event. It’s a cool theme and these buys will go out of their way to help everyone make sure they have a good time. Heck, they are even trying to figure out how to get Warhammer Fantasy Battles players and Age of Sigmar players playing their favorite games, in one place and under one roof! How exciting is that.

Go to their website to sign up and get more info: Windy City Warhammer Club/GT site

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Battle Report: Lizardmen vs Tomb Kings

Second game of  Age Of Sigmar tonight against Kenny from the Combat Phase Podcast. In this game we played 50 wounds with 20 minimum models. I feel like the lists started out balanced and was much more comfortable with the rules. I am sure that a player could still find a way to bring a very broken list with those rules, but this made for a smaller game that we could play and still be able to focus on learning the mechanics and deal with disruptions. When I say disruptions, I really mean the 3 players that came in asking about the game and what’s new with these rules and how they could get started.


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Age of Sigmar Starter Box

If you saw the video of New Stuff, Episode 3 on our YouTube channel then you know what I thought of the starter box. Now, I need to get this set built, painted and demo ready in 8 days after acquiring it. After figuring that it would take me 2 days roughly to build and undercoat it, that leaves about 6 days to paint 47 models. That’s roughly 8 models a day. Ooff.

Well, off to a good start, 20 models complete today. I have painted all of the Bloodreavers from the starter. These are possibly the most complex of the models with the most color changes, with lots of flesh tones, reds, silvers and bronzes. Check them out as well as the rest of the figures from the starter. I will keep adding them to this post through the rest of this week.

7/14/2015 Update: 5 Blood Warriors and 1 Bloodsecrator is now complete. Right on schedule so far.

7/16/2015 Update: The remains of the chaos in the starter. Chaos Lord, Bloodstoker, and Khorgorath complete.

7/17/2015 AM Update: 5 Stormcast Eternals wrapped up before I go to work. Just had to finish their basing from the previous night.


New Stuff Episode 3

Folks, on this episode of New Stuff, Conesy has acquired Warhammer: Age of Sigmar from Games-Workshop and unboxes it for you in this video. Get an honest review of the contents of the box and the materials within as we discover this new starter for GW’s new game, Age of Sigmar.