The Barwick

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  1. Now I've never been much of a gamer. Since I saw my first Space Wolf I have loved collecting and every now and again painting a model. I tried to get into Warhammer Fantasy, about a year before the end times kicked off. I became a bit frustrated with the rules and the amount of models you had to get to even field an Army. When I moved to London a couple of year a go I had set out to create a 40k army. I had amassed 500 points and used to go to my local GW and play the store manager. I had asked about Fantasy and he said, "Just wait." So I waited. The 11th of July 2015 rolled round and with it Age of Sigmar was born. I was very happy. Easy to understand rules, great new models and factions! I was in heaven! So with that I put together a Ogre army and started attending the Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiast club. My ogres did ok. Then I went to SCGT being a complete newbie my army building skill were not quite there (still not) I got whooped almost every game, but I had a great time. If you have ever wanted to go to a tournament, but have been too worried or scared, dont be. All the guys I played were great. After SCGT I was hungry for more hobby. I picked up the Death and Order Battletome. I bought a load of Stormcast, started painting them, then got distracted by Fyreslayers. Now, while I love my angry baby army, I found things lacking with them. No real great formations, aside from the Forge Brethren and the big monster is lacking. (especially coming from playing a Stonehorn for a while.) That being said one of my all time favourite games over the last year was against Ironjawz. Everything came together, the Grimwrath was Surrounded by Orruks, killing them left and right and tag teamed with the Battlesmith he was a wrecking machine they were both left standing at the end of the game Grimwrath with 2 wounds and a load of Orruk heads at his feet. I suffered a minor defeat but had a great time. I have the makings of a Moonclan Army now but I will happily wait for a Battletome for those little Psychos before I even consider starting them. SCGT 2017 is going to be great. I have not been able to go to any tournaments since then but after August this year hopefully I will be able to go to more. So onto my SCE army. After the Fyreslayers, I thought it would be best to go back and finish the Stormcast I had bought. With two Purchases I now had a Warrior Brotherhood. I like the fact that there is great mobility, great looking models, a great Battalion and I love the fluff with them as well. I had loved the Fantasy Warriors of Chaos. Big hulking heavily armored warriors coming to smack face and take names. I always thought the "Good" factions needed that. I will most likely be taking Stormcast to SCGT 2017. I know there is the current "net list" for Warrior Brotherhood. Mine is different to that as it includes a Venator and a Celestant as the heroes along with one Knight Azyros. I think you can guess the rest for the army from there. I went with a Lord Celestant as the fluff had drawn me to use him. I couldn't see myself playing Stormcast without having a Celestant as a General. The Venator is there because I love the model and the ranged threat is very appealing to me. The Azyros is there because I had 100 points left and it would be rude not to have some units that can strike withing 3 inches of the enemy! Now I do understand that you cant just have the hot new battalion and expect to be the greatest player in the world but it'll be fun learning how to use them and gain the best I can from them I've added the photo of my Venator. I've gone for the Lions of Sigmar colour scheme for my SCE. Primed black,Balthazar Gold, Hashut Copper, Seraphim Sepia and then finished Sycorax Bronze. Although I do think the Star Eagle is the best thing I have ever painted. I hope to be updating this blog with battle reports and other painting bits. Thanks for reading. Dan
  2. The Grimwrath can be great fun when you get him within a couple of enemy units. I had him surrounded by a unit of Brutes, a Warboss on foot, and a Mawkrusher. After the Warboss on foot went down a warchanter joined the fray so his 3+ ward kept on rocking. He was also buffed by a Battlesmith, he survived all the way to turn five with two wounds left and the only Orruk alive was the Brute Big Boss. The mawkrusher went down with help from Vulkites with 2 axes. I rolled really well with his saves its a shame it takes luck with his deployment for his ward save to kick in. In my next game he was shot off before i could get him into combat. The shield Vulkites are great on the charge, and the fact they get even tankier in combat the turn after is great. I run these at 30. I've been placing the Runefather on Magmadroth behind some Vulkites to benefit from his three inch reach with his axe and then use (if I can) the roaring fyrestream in the shooting phase. I am leaning towards going 100% just foot troops though, or getting another Magmadroth with the Smiter and using the forge brethren formation. I hope they get some love soon similar to the newer released battletomes, maybe a section in the Steamhead Duardin Battletome if that ever appears, or even a section in White Dwarf. I love playing my Fyreslayers especially when you get insanely lucky with re-rolling failed saves then get really lucky with the ward saves. Something that could have killed 8 Fyreslayers turns into just losing one. Very satisfying.
  3. Been lurking and reading this thread for a long time. Your conversions, painting and batreps are great. I am doing a Mooclan force but I have picked up some Ironjawz for a sweet deal from a club mate of mine. Reading this makes me want to do Ironjawz first! The Warchanter looks like hes getting ready to raise the other stik and bellow "WAAAGH!" Great stuff cant wait to see what you do in the future!
  4. Good thinking Ross. I'll give it a go next time I use him.
  5. Had my first game with the Fyreslayers last night. I had them combined with my Stormcast for a 2000 point game against a lot of Skaven, 213 wounds of Skaven. I knew I could not win as it was the scenario in the Generals Handbook where the more models you have near an objective you capture it. His units were huge. Did that stop the forces of Order? Nope! I may not have won on points but I did slay a lot of Skaven! My List; Leaders Auric Runefather on Magmadroth (320) Grimwrath Berzerker (100) Auric Runesmiter (100) Lord Castellant (100) Units Auric Hearthguard x 15 (300) Vulkite Berzerkers x 20 (320) Paladin Retributors x 10 (440) Judicators x 5 (160) Judicators x 5 (160) Total: 2000/2000 So I cant remember what happended in each turn but it was very informative. The Runefather with a combined effort of some Hearth Guard wiped out 40 Plague Monks (Battle shock helped too :)). I was amazed at the Runefather the D6 Mortal Wounds breath the blood and the tail along with the Hearthguard shooting was immense combined with his own melee and the Magmadroths melee. I look forward to unleashing him again! Hearthguard were great. Especially when they were charged by Clan Rats that were attacking them and a unit of Judicators and were in range of Storm Vermin that were being held up by the Grimwrath. Threw my Axes into the Clan Rats then fired 30 Magmabolts into the horrible Storm Vermin. The Grimwrath into two rounds of combat and got his extra pile twice but he was slain by the Storm Vermin but he took a lot out. I gave him the weapon that adds an extra -1 rend to his axe . Still undecided on what the Grimwrath is suited to. The rules seem to suggest he is best used when he is clearly out numbered.Any tips you guys have would be great! Unfortunately my Vulkites and Runesmiter did not make it into the game until turn three when and there was no way of me winning. Although the "ward save" was great 9 wounds went through, only 2 died. Then they hit back with 36 attacks. My opponents face was great when i said "re rolling failed hits!" Next time i might tunnel the Hearthguard and have the Vulkites ready to go from turn one. My plan is to get a Battlesmith and 10 extra Vulkites and slowly move to a Mono Fyreslayer army. Next time I play I think I'll add my Heraldor instead of the Castellant, it will take the points up to 2020 but my gaming group is pretty good with stuff like that. The Rets and Judicators did the usual shooty, shooty, mortal woundy business. We dont care about those shiny Lightening Men. "Grimnir tests us with pain and rewards us with fire!" Thanks to Tom Landy for a fun game! Thanks for reading!
  6. You need to add a unit of Prosecutors to make the Hammerstrike Force work. You could lose a unit of Liberators and still have the Thunderhead Brotherhood. Then use the 100 points to get a unit of Prosecutors. I've only ever used the Hammerstrike Force which has been pretty useful, so cant give you much feedback on the other formations. Hopefully some one more learned will pop by. What artifacts are you going to use on who?
  7. Great place to game. Lots of other game systems are played too! If you are based in London and looking for AoS games pop down or drop a comment on the Facebook Group!