Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Next battle 9th July

At last some AoA action apart from buying stuff on Ebay and painting.

3000 points Night Goblins (me) vs. 3000 Dwarves (my mate)

We dont get to game very often because we live at opposite ends of the country.

Maelstrom have let me down big time by hanging onto my order for Greatax Orcs (to use as Hobgoblins) which has left me with a not very "hitty" army.

The only thing I could come up with was to have TWO shamans/wizards to boost my otherwise puny but numerous combat units, more archers than strictly necessary and a trio of Trolls.

I've not finalised my list yet but any suggestions for killing heavily armoured dwarves off with good magic saves welcomed............

Otherwise I'll have to stick to the Goblin Horde pouring magically enhanced arrows like in 300...

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Citadel Finecast - Product Review

I was determined to be unimpressed..........

Having listened to the fanboy ravings of the guys in blue polo shirts I thought "meh"

I missed the "big launch" so wandered into my local GW just around the corner from the office the other lunchtime on the offchance they might have obtained the odd tub of Dheneb Stone or Calthan Brown paint...........no such luck its coming by camel caravan from China where its manufactured apparently.

So there they were the new resin Torquemada Coteaz (this probably wont mean much if you play AoA and the new Dark Elf Assassin ..........which will..........B-)

I'm going to have to eat my words - they're amazing - the Assassin is ONE piece of resin cast on a sprue.

Inquisitor Lord Coteaz is in three parts.

Despite the price hike and the furore about miscastings I couldnt see a single blemish on my models.

Score: 9/10 - not convinced by the price rise for a cheaper material, made up by the casting quality is much crisper and the tiny details stand out even to my old four eyes.........