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  1. Nick in York

    Age of Sigmar Open Day 2018

    Thanks for this - I was on the fence but after reading your post I bought a ticket.
  2. Nick in York

    Let's Chat Sylvaneth

    I would suggest about 6 woods bases. You might want 1 or 2 more but you'll probably find it difficult to fit even 6 down in most games.
  3. Nick in York

    Painting my Sylvaneth

    Hi Cicek, I use different modelling scenery bits and pieces. Mainly from the Basecrafts Deep Forest and Woodlands basing kits. They both contain a soil scatter which is almost always my first layer. Then I add forest scatter from the same kits as well as some grass and flower tufts I've picked up from model railway stops. The Basecrafts kits also have some resin logs and tree stumps which I glue on the base at the same time as building the model. The moss is some fine turf type scatter and some lichen as well. I have various other leaf scatters too. I put it together by thinking about how it it would be laid down in nature too. So tree stumps/logs, then soil, then plants/grass, then forest/leaf scatter, finally mossy type stuff. All fairly random. I learnt a lot from youtube - especially Vince Venturella and the Terrain Tutor. Hope that helps.
  4. Nick in York

    Painting my Sylvaneth

    I entered my Kurnoth Hunters into a painting competition at my local GW yesterday. Just found out they came first! The photo has been taken by staff at GW York, UK.
  5. Nick in York

    Official Games Workshop on Twitch

    Although there is a lot I like about Warhammer TV, the few game commentaries I have seen lately have been really poor. Admittedly I don't watch much of it. For the few games I have watched on it in recent months I've been able to follow what's going on without sound on as much as I have with the commentary. The tournament commentaries I've watched are much better.
  6. As the title says... Both abilities say "in the combat phase". Does this just refer to the Sylvaneth player's turn or can they be used in their opponents turn too?
  7. Nick in York

    Let's Chat Sylvaneth

    I've played a fair few games at 1000 points now (have my first 1500 point game next week) and have had pretty good success. My usual list is: - TLA: Gift of Ghyran, Regrowth - Branchwych: Silverwood Circlet, Verdant Blessing - 3 Kurnoths bows - 20 Dryads - 5 Tree Revs Either an allied Order wizard or another 10 dryads. I set up a 2 base wyldwood in one deployment zone - ideally over an objective. If I win the roll off I'll choose the opposite deployment zone - this causes issues for my opponent when deploying. If they win they they either have to choose to pick side with wyldwood which will dictate their deployment or give it to me knowing they've gifted me my launchpad. I keep the Tree-revs in the hidden enclaves usually until round 3 onwards. Their job is to take an objective once I've cleared that part of the table of enemy units. I aim to get another 2 x 1 base wyldwoods down ASAP using the TLA's ability or the Branchwych's Verdant Blessing. It is a risk not taking the Acorn but the pay off is that with the Silverwood Circlet I can keep the Branchwych out of trouble whilst often being able to put a wyldwood down in my opponents deployment zone (if they've given me the board side with the wyldwood in at the start). The 20 unit of dryads is used to hold an objective and will be in a wyldwood with Inspiring Presence and Mystic shield on them. They normally all die but it often takes until round 3 or 4 to finish them off by which time I can bring in another unit such as the tree-revs to hold it. The Kurnoths try to keep out of trouble and use their shooting to harry my opponent. I'll try to back thier damage up with the TLA's missile attack and any Arcane bolts I can get off. I tend to be fairly defensive and try as far as I can to use a combination of grinding my opponent down alongside hit and run tactics. I'm not a super competitive player and have played less than 10 games but I enjoy this style of play and think suits Sylvaneth. I hope this helps. I feel that at lower points it can be difficult for Sylvaneth to play to our strengths.
  8. Nick in York

    Letting go (is hard to do)

    I've sold on ebay and donated some to charity. I run a bookshop for a large international charity and have donated back issues of White Dwarf and some older army books etc. We've also started using my knowledge to sell donated miniatures online.
  9. Nick in York

    Hobby Goals You'd Like To Achieve

    I want to have my Sylvaneth army to a point where it feels complete. By this I mean I have c.2000 points built and painted. Then I can add to it and start to flesh out my more general woodland themed Order army.
  10. Nick in York

    Age of sigmar & terrain

    These look great. But... where do I place my wyldwoods?
  11. Nick in York

    Let's Chat Sylvaneth

    I am working towards building variations on this list. I tend to have at least one of the Kurnoth units with bows as my play style is prefers that. As I don't have Drycha yet my current list has a Spirit of Durthu instead (saving the other points by having less dryads - usually one unit of 20 and one of 10).
  12. Nick in York

    Painting my Sylvaneth

    Thanks, that's me now being able to actually achieve what I've been aiming for. Partly through practice and partly through better brushes. I was really worried about how bright the quiverlings are throwing the colour balance off but they don't seem so bad now I've finished - I think the flowers have helped.
  13. Nick in York

    Age of sigmar & terrain

    I've found a really quick, cheap and easy way to get some terrain is from the fish section of the local pet shop. As someone who has only been into the hobby for just over a year, I found the main barriers to getting terrain were the cost of buying and/or time to build/paint which are in addition to building up a playable force. Fish tank terrain was an easy solution.
  14. Nick in York

    Painting my Sylvaneth

    Next up I'm taking a little break from painting trees (pretty much all I've done for a year!). I'm going to do a wizards project so that I have options when playing gnarlroot. I have Mistweaver Saih, an old metal High Elf mage that I'm going to use as a Loremaster (he has a sword) and I've just bought the allies box of battle wizards from which I'm going to an amber and a jade wizard. Am planning on trying zenithal priming with the wizards.
  15. Nick in York

    Painting my Sylvaneth

    Nearly finished these guys - just waiting for PVA on the bases to dry before painting the rims. Took my time and learnt so much. Enjoyed painting them far more than anything else I've done. I'm pretty pleased with them too. First models I've painted with W&N brushes and felt they helped with the new techniques I was trying out. Also feel I'm getting better at my layering and blending as well as trying more fine edge highlights. Apologies for the poor quality picture - realised it was too late to get the best light so tried outside just as the sun is setting!