Tag Archives: Warhammer Fantasy

Hobby Update – Allor

Those of you who are familiar with our YouTube channel may remember that I started a Grudge ringer army some time ago. This was meant as an homage to my favourite video game of the 90’s ‘Shadow of the Horned Rat‘.

I’d already painted up Commander Bernhardt back in 2020 as well as some Grudgebringer cavalry and infantry.

I wanted to get Allor the wizard involved in the army as well. For those of you not familiar with the game, here’s his unit card:

Allor

There wasn’t a suitable Warhammer model available so I decided to create the miniature in HeroForge. It’s a great website that you can spend hours on creating your ideal mini! I ordered mine some time ago and have only just got around to painting him after deciding to take a break from painting Kruleboyz.

Allor

I have tried a little OSL but I don’t think I’ve pulled it off. More practice needed.

Here he is with Commander Bernhardt..

I’m pleased with how they’ve both come out.

What is Age of Sigmar?

After Declan’s great article on getting started with Warmaster, we decided to perhaps turn this into a little series. So today I bring you getting started in Age of Sigmar!

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is a skirmish tabletop game for two or more players where you command several armies from a huge range that goes from Humans, Dwarves, High Elves, Undead Vampires, Orcs, Beastman and lots of races. This book provides you with all the rules you need to play, and guides you through collecting and painting your own army of Citadel miniatures.


It has been given a rating of 6.7 on BoardGameGeek from 600+ ratings.

Games Workshop has produced a number of videos explaining how to play Age of Sigmar.

1. Introduction

2. Overview

3. Warscrolls

4. Hero Phase

5. Movement Phase

6. Shooting Phase

7. Charge Phase

8. Combat Phase

9. Battleshock Phase

As this is a Games Workshop game, there are tonnes of support and websites out there dedicated to the Age of Sigmar. Some of my favourites include:

Warscroll Builder (Allowing you to make lists quickly)
The Honest Wargamer Scorecard
Cheatsheet

— Peter

WD157 Battle Report – Warhammer Fantasy (The Battle of Osterwald)

This battle report saw Jervis Johnson (Goblins) face off against Robin Dews (Empire).

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Warhammer Fantasy Dwarfs

About a month ago, the legend that is Dave invited me to play a few games of Warhammer Fantasy with him in the coming year. I jumped at the opportunity, and what better army to play with than my old Dwarfs!

I’ve always had a soft spot for these boys ever since I started in Warhammer way back in 93′.

This would also be the perfect opportunity for me to start rebasing them back on to their proper SQUARE bases as is only right! It also means that by the time Old World gets released I may have a fully painted and functional army from the off!

We’re starting out in Fantasy with the Grudge of Drong as Dave has previously mentioned, and for the first battle in the series I need to muster a small force of 1,500 points.

The first battle takes place in Grudge Pass as an Elven force blocks the road to advancing Dwarfs looking to topple Queen Helga from her throne whom the Elves have allied themselves with.

In this case, Dave is replacing the Elves and using his old Empire army. However, I will be using the Dwarfs. The suggested order of battle is below, but this is a 5th edition campaign box and we’re going be playing with 8th edition rules so I will need to adjust this slightly.

We’re going to be using 8th Edition rules, so my force will look something like this:

  • Dwarf Lord
  • Master Engineer
  • Runesmith
  • Battle Standard Bearer
  • 15 Warriors
  • 10 Warriors
  • 10 Longbeards
  • 10 Thunderers
  • 10 Ironbreakers
  • 10 Miners
  • 10 Miners

This is by no means a competitive army , but then its not meant to be as this is a narrative campaign and we’re playing to act a story out rather than attempting to table our opponent.

Some of these models are already painted, they just need rebasing!

I’ve still a fair whack to get through as well as rebasing the above models!

WD155 Battle Report – Warhammer Fantasy (Battle of Red Axe Pass)

This battle report saw Nigel Stillman (Goblins) face off against Alan Perry (High Elves).

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Battle of the Burning Skies

So I’m biting the bullet and diving into my first tournament since 1999….. Yes I’m that old.

I’m attending the Battle of the Burning Skies in Northamptonshire on 26th March. Tickets for which are available here. The tournament has been organised jointly between the fantastic peeps at both Savage Hammer Gaming and Greetings from the Warp.

It’s a 2,000 point the day event of AoS.

I’m a little rusty with AoS having only played one game against my A.I. ruleset in 3rd. One game in 2nd and a few in the first edition. Time to get some practice in.

I own three armies for AoS, Cities of Sigmar, Kharadron Overlords and Kruleboyz. I’m going to go with Kruleboyz as they’re probably the most competitive out of the three and I don’t want to be spanked in every game by taking my pure old school Dispossessed list.

So my list?

Well this is my first draft after some consultation with @rightangle79. And will in all likelihood get changed as the tournament draws closer.

Allegiance : Orruk Warclans
Subfaction : Big Yellers
Army Type : Kruleboyz
Grand Strategy : Hold the Line
Triumphs : Inspired

Leaders
———-
Gobsprakk (General) (300 pts)
– Spell: Choking Mist
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-grot (105 pts)
– Artefact: Eye-biter Ash
– Spell: Nasty Hex
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315 pts)
Killaboss with Stab-Grot (110 pts)

Battleline
———-
Man-skewer Boltboyz (120 pts)
Man-skewer Boltboyz (360 pts)
– Reinforced: Twice
Gutrippaz (180 pts)
Gutrippaz (180 pts)

Units
———-
Rippa’s Snarlfangs (Ally) (70 pts)

Artillery
———-
Beast-skewer Killbow (130 pts)
Beast-skewer Killbow (130 pts)

Total Points : 2000 pts

We’ll see how the practice games go…..

WD107 Battle Report – Warhammer Fantasy (24 Hours at Carik Mound)

This is the very first White Dwarf Battle Report ever published back in issue #107 (November 1988). This used the 3rd edition of Warhammer Fantasy for the rules.

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