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Painting update Amon Hen terrain   Leave a comment

Been looking out for this for a while now and then forge world bring one out !

So far the grey stonework is painted. I am using the download guide from games workshop. This means using washes and contrast paints.

Posted January 12, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Painting update Ruins of Dol Guldur   Leave a comment

Painted a ruined tower of Dol Guldur.

Posted January 12, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Painting update   Leave a comment

Quickbeam the Ent

Kings of Dale


Posted November 12, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

The end of all things   Leave a comment

Good starts by inflicting casualties through heavy archery fire whilst Gandalf casts a channeled Terror effect on himself . Evil responded by moving closer . The next turn evil was able to win the initiative and charge in to contact . The Mouth of Sauron cast fear as he closed in scattering the Rohan shield wall and closing in supported by his orcs who cornered Gandalf . Several though failed their courage roll so MoS was left somewhat exposed. This allowed Legolas to attack him and he was defeated and killed immediately despite his high defence! Also Gandalf was able to drive off his attackers any way .

Meanwhile Gimli was able to push forward but struggled to inflict wounds and Eomer and Aragorn had the same problems with low wound rolls.

Frodo and Sam on the mount doom board did manage to keep moving despite attempts at exhaustion with good courage rolls . Gollum attacked but was driven back by Sam with Sting keeping Frodo safe . Corruption also failed to halt their progress .

Back to the Black Gate our heroes held back the tide of orcs . A great sorcerous blast from Gandalf allowed Legolas and his supports to inflict more kills . Gimli kept pushing back the orcs as did Aragorn with all the remaining orc captains soon falling to their deadly blades .

However the Mordor Troll closed in on Eomer and using Rend was able to reduce him to his last would by winning the duel roll on his higher fight due to a great heroic Strike roll . However he then had to use all his will to resist an immobilise from Gandalf. He was then surrounded as his orcs fell away and so the two warriors faced off again with no might or fate or will remaining !

With time running out and with little sign that Evil could kill all the heroes at the black gate right now we concentrated on the one ring at the precipice above the lava .

Frodo had some might left and won all the tied rolls in succession to break free of the influence of the one ring. Gollum attacked again but once more Sam was at hand to keep Frodo safe just and he then cast the ring into the lava below .

So finally the one ring was destroyed and after all their travails throughout our campaign Good were ultimately victorious.

Posted November 4, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

The end of all things   Leave a comment

So our quest of the ring bearer campaign reaches its end with the final scenario.

Can Frodo destroy the ring whilst our heroes distract Sauron at the black gate?

Behold mount doom

Posted October 31, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Morannon Orc Captains   Leave a comment

Two captains painted with contrast paints . I went for brown to make them stand out amongst the troops rather than red to fit in with the unit.

Posted October 31, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 30 October   Leave a comment

First off Frodo and Sam need to cross the Great Plain of Gorgoroth.

This was quite a funny scenario. Link got his hobbits straight across the board whilst my Orcs spurred on the by the whip of their Taskmaster completely ignored them by failing to roll a six. Victor for Good!

Next we played three rounds of King of Tokyo and I even won two rounds!

Finally we set up the final scenario in our quest of the ring bearer campaign. I turns out this is quite a big one fought over two boards!

Behold mount doom!

Posted October 30, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Saturday 2nd September   Leave a comment

Locked down again 😦

Not able to play face to face due to the fuel crisis we played online. A great gaming session of The Crew in which we made it to Mission 37. Not far to go now. Some good challenges there for us to overcome even when we press the wrong button!

Posted October 3, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Red planet rocky hill completed   Leave a comment

A hill for exo planetary games.

Its an alien hill and my first attempt with carving foam. Next time maybe more slope but wanted the top flat for rocks and figures.

Posted October 3, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Science fiction Armoury with Lights   Leave a comment

Painted up an MDF sci fi armoury complete with lights.

Based on a grim, dark planet and ravaged by the hostile toxic elements the armoury is suitably heavily weathered and rusted.

It comes complete with lights.

Posted October 3, 2021 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized


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