Sunday, 24 February 2013

Author Drawn II

Well since last time I put up something like this an arrangement of things have been happening, but either way here are the new editions:

a spear-head
My first proper horse, looks kinda weird too
One of those squiggly twisters which you can interpret as you wish
Robo-dog :)
One 3D running stickman
another obvious one
Can't remember if this was the sun in the clouds, or an eye
And a snail
I wish I'd drawn some things less obvious, maybe next time.

Until then


Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Shadow descends....

Thanks to this one:

I can't wait to start painting this one...if only I could gather some figures in need of undercoating to make it worthwhile.... hmm

I still needed  a spear-orc to make the 24
 So I converted a spare orc using a paper clip and a small piece of plastic

Altogether 23 orcs, and a total cost of under £15, which is 51% of the cost from GW (sorry),

the Shadowlord cost under £16 which is 91% of GW's cost (sorry again).

This brings my total orc force to 52 orc warriors (1 banner) 24 morannon orcs, 6 warg riders (1 banner), orc captain, Shagrat, Gorbag, Gothmog, Troll chieftain, The Witch-king, and The Shadowlord.

A few tweaks and I'll be ready for another spraying session :). 

Until then


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Gondor in Flames Turn 7 other battles

Grash Vs Rogue Gondor (Take the high ground)

Closing in on the hill

Moving upon it
The sides clash
The melee properly joins
Casualties either side
The Gondorian bowmen arrive to mop up the orcs
Gondorian bows claim both orc bowmen
Another orc down in combat
The fights continue
Moving into position
Grash and a Gondorian fall
The remaining orcs lose heart and flee!
This leaves the orcs with a major defeat (4-0). 

The orcs retreat to Cair Andros carrying their wounded. The orcs 'tend' to the injured meaning Grash and one other orc are found dead in the morning, the other injured orcs manage to pull through and will be fit for the next battle.
Anersk, a corporal, forces the other corporal aside to claim the 'throne' of Lieutenant, he then promotes a bow-orc for the other corporal.

Until then


Battle of Osgiliath

Aerun had been watching the sun rise when he was informed of the oncoming goblins.
He had also been told of some reinforcements, not how many just that there were some.
The steward had told him of the importance of holding Osgiliath. A loss here would leave Minas Tirith open to attack, and their funds were being stretched as it was.

The sky was overcast when the goblins approached on the horizon, there was at least twenty of them and a troll.

Aerun reminded himself there were nine defenders, outnumbered two-to-one by the goblin's combat troops alone.
Then the arrows flew....



Bowmen on the walls take a goblin carrier
Goblin ladders reach the walls magically, other ladder reduced to
 half speed
The ladders are cast down
Three goblin ladder reaches the wall. Goblin archers wound
one of the archers
Ladders reattached
Goblins scaling them, and a defender is killed
Goblins gain a foothold on the northern wall
Only to lose another of their number
All ladders in use
Another goblin killed by it's lack of combat co-ordination
Aerun nearly killed, and one more goblin added to the wounded pile
Goblins now have a majority at the northern wall
More attacks here
The final southern goblin vanquished
Gondorian valour here
archer trying to save the southern ladder
only to be squished
Dengond's Forces arrive
Luthyre engages immediately
Cave troll takes one of the two batter points off the gate,
one more archer shot to death
Reinforcements for the northern wall
Main battle is outside the walls
Luthyre and the one-armed corporal are wounded
Dengond's forces are surrounded
Aerun and peasant join the melee outside the walls
More casualties
And here too
Goblins locked in combat
Fights are evening-up, slightly
One ranger proving his worth
Nearly all killed on the walls, breaking the goblin force
More fighting, despite being broken
With the last goblins on the walls killed the troops descend the ladder
The Gondorians wound three more to one of their own
Captain and two others lose heart
It's now a mop-up operation, with exclusion of the troll
Another down
The last remnants flee in anguish! 
A second victory for the Gondorians, admittedly things were okay before Dengond arrived. Aerun may have been able to pull off a minor victory, although the troll had success with the gate (finally), so the clincher was breaking the goblin force, and that the goblin captain would fail two courage tests. Although Aerun has lost one of his recruits, Dengond's company has gained a lot of experience, enough maybe to challenge the goblins....

Another defeat for the goblins, it seems that taking a Gondorian stronghold will require more than they thought. they have lost two more of their number, making another assault even harder. Dengond's company is a key factor, he must be dealt with quickly or the goblin force will be destroyed altogether.

Aerun and Dengond meet on the plain below the walls.
"How is this possible?" Aerun stammered. "You were guarding Minas Morgul, and yet you can to aid us? The steward will-"
"-be glad. They were his orders, I had to think twice about them. Minas Morgul only has six peasants defending them at the moment-" he concluded"-hopefully"
They bade each other farewell before they departed to their strongholds.
Aerun was left thinking "we have to hurry, the goblins will want revenge, and we must prevent it"

Until then


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