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There's a new youngblood in town!
During the Mordheim Mayhem 2007, one of the battles went really bad for the Reiklanders and they lost two men: one archer and one swordsman. Moreover, the next battle was imminent and there were only a few gold crowns left in the treasury... so Captain Tortiou chose to replace his fallen warriors with a new Youngblood (only 15 gc!). It was as simple as that.
However, the rest of the warband was not really pleased by the captain's choice. In fact, the Reiklanders were really REALLY pissed off when they saw that the new Youngblood was ...
... a girl!
Allow me to introduce Pimprenelle, the new Reiklander recruit. Pimprenelle is tenderness incarnate. She is gentle, cute, caring and full of love, especially with her hammer and sword.
Pimprenelle was painted by Tom (hair and fur coat) and by me (everything else). The colors are always the same: blue and beige, just like her teammates. I especially like the "space wolf grey" used for the fur in her back!
Pimprenelle with Captain Tortiou and Nicolas, the other youngblood. You can see the other Reiks in the background.
Nicolas and Pimprenelle. Same shield, same hammer, time to rock baby!
Nicolas et Pimprenelle (pour ceux qui pigent la référence)
Bonne nuit les petits!
Labels: Warband: Reiklanders
On July 4, 2007 (yes, I know, sorry for the late report, mates...), Tom organised a small Mordheim battle in his living room. Present were the usual suspects: Patrick and his dwarves, me and my Reiklanders, Tom and his possessed... and, as a guest star, Stanzi and her orc-girls!
This game was an introductory brawl for Stanzi. We decided to play a Wyrdstone-Scenario, the kind of game where wyrdstone counters are placed randomly on the table and all you have to do is run and get them... it's far from being original but at least the rules are fixed and the objectives are fair and balanced!
We formed teams as follows: Patrick and I were allied against Tom and Stanzi, so the Reiklanders' bows and the dwarves' axes could cross swords with the possessed claws and the orcs'... flowers???
Here are Captain Tortiou's first impressions, found in his campaign log:
"What? You want me to fight some pinkish pacifists, disguised as girls? I have no time for such nonsense!"
But the lure of the wyrdstones sparkling in the streets will soon change his mind...
This is the table setup. As usual, many planks and footbridges, and ALL the wyrdstones on higher ground, thus adding to the tactical fun.
Flower-power rush! Candy troll takes the lead!
My Youngblood sprints forwards and picks up a wyrdstone
An orcish archeress and her friends invade the streets
Tom splits his possessed in two groups:
the first one rushes towards the dwarf and Reiklander positions...
...the second one tries to take my archers from the side.
This is what Magister Tomazh wrote in his "Chaos Book of the Khaos Battle of the Khahôos Possessed":
"Klaatu Greko Khahos Claude, forma Kraaârrkch Benoît nikhni Mouni Scorpio Ferrata Khahos Niktu!" (hum, okay, this is the language of Chaos, only understandable by demons, sorry about this guys)
Anyway, here are Patrick's dwarves taking their positions.
The dwarves really mastered this game, I must say. Four crossbowmen were posted in the first floor of a ruin and provided cover fire, while the rest of the dwarven warband rushed towards the orcs in HtH combat. Despite their slow movement rates, the dwarves managed to occupy excellent shooting and fighting positions.
"Do you hear that, Fritin? Excellent shooting and fighting positions!" "Miaoow!"
Stanzi checks if my archer is able to shoot at a Beastman or not.
This is one of the few pictures of the melee that we were able to take that day. You can see dwarves being charged by the monstruous candy troll!
The HtH combat was a big, violent, brutal and vulgar brawl in the centre of the table. As all the models were more or less involved in it, the initial objective of picking up wyrdstones was forgotten. Tom and I each managed to capture one wyrdstone counter, but that's all.
The highlights of this memorable combat were:
-the pink troll and his devastating vomit attacks... (no comment)
-the dwarves calmly slaughtering orcs and goblins
-the possessed arriving a bit too late
-Captain Tortiou being put out of action by Tom's possessed (thus missing the next game!)
Finally, Tom and Stanzi both routed at the same time and left the victory to Patrick and me.
This battle closes the Mordheim Mayhem 2007. Tom and Patrick being away during Summer, the next campaign will probably not take place before the end of September... or later. Anyway, good fight, good night!
Labels: Battle Report
I did not mention that in our last battle one of my Darksouls ascended from "henchman" to "hero".
In fact I rolled a "This lad's got talent" during the level-up, so one of my darksouls became a hero.
He was captured by the enemy (Nico's Reiklanders I think) and sold to the arena where he lost a leg in combat against a pit fighter. However he survived, and the dark gods saw fit to reward him with a mutation that would replace his lost leg...
The mutation turned out to be a tentacle, which is a mixed blessing because on one hand the man looks "cooler" and more "chaos-like", but on the other hand it does nothing to improve that movement impairment my warrior suffers.
So the poor guy's movement is now permanently reduced by 1, which sucks, because now he is as fast as a dwarf. No comment.
On the bright side, this gave me a great oportunity for a new model in my warband, and here it is (I still need a name for him).
Labels: Warband: Possessed
Voici une petite avant-première de ton nain (il est fini à 95%). J'espère qu'il te plait et que tu n'as pas perdu patience! Mieux vaut tard que jamais, moi j'dis :)
On reste en contact!
[EDIT]: Voici (ci-dessous) le nain fini à 100%
Ta figurine est enfin arrivée! On a attendu, quoi? Trois mois?
Enfin bref, bien que ces espagnols de "Andrea Miniaturas" aient amplement pris leur temps (ils on dû envoyer un goblin à pied pour transporter le paquet...) je tiens ta figurine fermement entre mains, et je compte commencer la peinture dès que possible (pourquoi pas demain même?).
Ci-dessous j'éssaierai de te faire partager (à travers ces photos) la joie de tenir entre ses mains une figurine aussi belle :)
Day 1 CONTINUED
GAME TWO of FOUR - Monster Rampage
This was basically a regular Wyrdstone Hunt scenario that we spiced up a little. Okay, we spiced it up a lot. A whole lot to be honest...
Here's the deal:
There are 6 wyrdstone fragments lying around (anywhere but on ground level!) and the objective is to get as many of them as you can. The are two problems however.
First, there are four trolls and two giants wandering around on the table (God only knows why) ready to attack at random.
Secondly, each time a warrior picks up a wyrdstone, something "strange" happens (a "random encounter" is generated with 2D6).
To win you had to have most Victory Points (VP) at the end of the game, dinamically awarded as follows:
+1 VP per monster killed
+2 VP per wyrdstone fragment in the possession of the warband
Labels: Battle Report
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