Sunday, 2 September 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Month 4


The 4th month of the Tale of Gamers campaign sees us return to our usual budget. This month I will have £30 to spend.

At the end of month 3 we had to have chosen the Allegiance, Realm, Artefacts, Command Traits, and Spells for our army, as well as any Warscroll Battalions we can make with our current units. Once set, these will not be able to be changed.

With this in mind, I have decided to delay creating a warscroll battalion so that instead of going for the Deathmarch, which I would be able to fulfil with this month's purchases, I will wait until I add Nagash and Morghasts, but that won't be until next year.

With my army being led by a named character, I will not have a command trait, and named characters cannot take any artefacts. With most of my heroes being named characters that limits who can be given one. Below is the list of artefacts and spells that I have given the units in my army so far.

Queen Neferata (General) Amaranthine Orb (Spell)
Vampire Lord (Isabella) Amathystine Pinions (Spell)
Heinrich Kemmler Overwhelming Dread (Spell)
Krell (Wight King) Balefire Lantern (Artefact)


This month I will be adding Vlad von Carstein and a unit of 10 Skeleton Warriors with Spears, bringing my third Skeleton Warriors units to 3. Over the following months I will be focusing on bolstering my Skeleton Warrior units up to being 20 strong each so that they can survive long enough to be healed by my heroes.




Saturday, 4 August 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Month 3 Finished


I have finished my choices for Month 3, in just 4 days!

This month added in 10 Grave Guard, 5 Black Knights, a Wight King with Baleful Blade, and Isabella von Carstein. I already had a female vampire model in my collection, one that is not currently available. I will be using this model as Isabella until I add her model to my collection later on.







This brings my full force up to:

Queen Neferata, Mortarch of Blood
Isabella von Carstein
Heinrich Kemmler
Krell (Wight King with Black Axe)
Wight King with Baleful Blade

5 Black Knights
5 Black Knights
10 Skeleton Warriors (Swords)
10 Skeleton Warriors (Spears)
Sepulchral Guard

This makes my army currently very character heavy so, along with adding Vlad next month, I will be spending the next few months in the campaign building up the Skeleton Warrior units.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Month 3


With Age of Sigmar 2nd Edition being released, month 3 is a special month.

Each player in the campaign has had time to learn the new rules and see if the way their army works has changed. We have a one-off budget of £50 this month, with our current balance held until next month, in order to buy any units that are more needed for this new edition.

I had intended to use the £50 budget to add in the last units I needed for the Deathmarch. However, I found that the Deathrattle Barrow Lords set was still available. While it will delay getting the Deathmarch warscroll battalion, it will get me the Grave Guard I need, plus another unit of Black Knights that I would have added later, as well as a second Wight King.

The Barrow Lords set cost £40, leaving me with enough of my budget to add in Isabella von Carstein.



The games I have played have highlighted the need for characters in my army, which will have been fulfilled with the addition of another Wight King and Isabella this month, and Vlad who will be added next month with the 3rd unit of Skeleton Warriors I need.

I also need to bulk up my units as small units of 10 is far too easily destroyed in one turn. As long as there are some models left, I can resurrect models to the unit using the characters' Deathly Invocation (except for the legacy characters as they do not have this ability).

These games have also shown the disadvantage of lacking the extra command points gained for having warscroll battalions, so once I have bulked up my units I will need to add in a Bloodseeker Palanquin to fill out Nefrata's Court of Nulahmia.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Month 2 Finished


I have now completed painting my choices for month two. My last game highlighted my need for heroes to support my forces. I also am at a disadvantage by not yet having any Warscroll Battalions in my force, since under the new rules you start with an extra command point to use additional Command Abilities for each Warscroll Battalion in your army.

With this in mind, I decided to add in a Wight King to work towards a Deathmarch Warscroll Battalion. The current Wight King with Black Axe model is Krell, which was missing from my Vampire Counts character collection, so this was the perfect option. I also added a second unit of Skeleton Warriors, this time armed with spears. I rounded this off by adding a second character, and who better to accompany Krell but Heinrich Kemmler.

With these choices added I have £3 left from my budget to carry forwards.




With these new additions my army is brought up to:

Queen Neferata, Mortarch of Blood
Heinrich Kemmler
Krell (Wight King)
5 Black Knights
10 Skeleton Warriors (Swords)
10 Skeleton Warriors (Spears)
Sepulchral Guard


With a new edition of Age of Sigmar being released month 3 will be a special month. Each player in the campaign gets time to learn the new rules and see if the way their army works changes. We will be allowed a one-off budget of £50, with our current balance held until the next month, in order to buy any units that are more needed for this new edition. I intend to use the £50 budget to add in the last units I need for the Deathmarch.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Month 2


With £12 from my budget left over from Month one, that brought my budget for this month's choices to £39. With many of my big model options within budget I was tempted to put it a Zombie Dragon or a couple of Morghast, or even some Vargheists.

My game in Month 1 against the Disciples of Tzeentch me taught me that my army is very reliant on heroes, so I needed to add some more. I also decided to bulk out my basic units at this point as well.

I already had a model of Heinrich Kemmler that I needed to paint, and what better to pick as another hero but Krell, who counts as a Wight King with Black Axe. Lastly I decided to add another unit of Skeleton Warriors, this time being armed with spears.







Saturday, 30 June 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Grave Markers


I am using the Grand Host of Nagash Allegiance for my army. Once of the special rules is being able to pick four points on the battlefield to be graveyards.

These graveyards can be used with summonable units in the game in three different ways.

Firstly, I can 'deploy' units into the grave, and I can bring them onto the table from any of the graveyards at the end of any movement phase, as long as I have a hero close by.

They can also heal units that are nearby.

Lastly, a hero can use a command ability to resurrect a unit that died earlier in the game and bring it on from a graveyard.

To help mark out where the graveyards are on the battlefield I have made four markers. I used graves from Renedra, Milliput epoxy putty to make mounds, then applied Tamiya textured paint and some static grass.




Saturday, 9 June 2018

Age of Sigmar Tale of Gamers - Month 1 Finished


I have finished my Sepulchral Guard. That's probably the fastest I've painted a unit.

This brings mt force to:

Neferata: Mortarch of Blood
10 Skeleton Warriors with Ancient Blades and Shields
5 Black Knights
Sepulchral Guard