After a productive rummage through the city, it was time to head back to their temporary den. The Skaven warband “Fierce” was scurrying back through the city as a good pace. The six rats easily moved through the shadows without making a noise. Even the large rat ogre, Stinky, had no trouble sticking to the darkness as shadows grew longer.
Cheesey the Assassin Adept came to a silent hault, and the warband froze. From the distance came the loud bellowing of the quarreling green-skin warband. The dumb brutes were walking in their direction. Cheesey saw that they were both heading down the same street, with only one way to get to the other side; by slicing through the thick sculls of the Orc warband.
Cheesey almost squealed in delight of the thought of sinking his fighting claws into the Orcs who had forced him to retreat.
Crabi the Credible and his warband of Orcs and Goblins were rummaging through the rubble of a collapsed tower.Â As he tossed a chunk of cement aside, he hollered at the two orc boyz closest to him. “Hey! It’s been forever. Wher’s the gems?” The boyz looked around trying to find who he was talking to. But before Crabi could give the closest boy a punch to the face, he noticed Durrr, the troll, licking the bark off the remains of a tree.
“DURRR!?! Wat are ya doin’? Get ov’r here… I can’t get you ta do anyth’ng…” said the Orc boss as he hustled over to the drueling troll.
In the shadows two Skaven were quickly scurrying away into the night to report the possible gems in the area.
The persistent yet patient badgering of the neighbor I so happily taught about Mordheim has forced me to start Montana Mordheim Campaign 2. Michael has not even mentioned Mordheim in months, but when I went over to see his new puppy, he was calling “Mortheim” out to me before I even go to his driveway. I really didn’t think I’d be able to post on this blog for a long while, and I most likely will not be able to do the most fun parts (building terrain and painting minis), but the playing the game every week or so will still be a good break.
Ashton’s Orcs (no time for names yet =(. )
My family came to visit me for a week, which is why I haven’t been able to update the blog in a little bit. But the best part about this is that my brother came too. This is the brother who originally purchased the Orcs and Goblins warband that I have been having so much fun with.
To say the least, we have been very busy this last week, and I’m now behind in my work, but we did sneak in some time to play a great game of Mordheim: Ashton Sanders’ Skaven vs. Brother’s Orcs:
We played a normal game. The Orcs took the starting warband that I used for my last campaign: 5 Orcs, 5 Gobblins and 5 Squigs. I took 6 heroes, 4 vermikin and 4 rats. ( I didn’t have time to figure out the cost, so I just guessed.) Read the Rest of the Post >
We played another game on the 14th, but I’ve been so busy I wasn’t able to write/post it until today.
Mordheim Game Setup:
My board and my models are not completely painted yet, but I have enough terrain to make a very crowded board. I feel that a nice cramped Mordheim board with few open spaces is how the destroyed city really should be like. The upside of such a crowded board, so that shooty warbands have a tough time getting shots off; enforcing the Close Combat emphasis of the Mordheim Game.
Here’s a shot of the board:
Campaign 1 – Game 5
This Mordheim Campaign is between Ashton Sanders (me) with my Mordheim Orcs of the Sun (name still in progress), and my neighbor’s son using my old Skaven warband. The purpose of this campaign is to learn the rules and have fun =]. So far I haven’t posted any battle reports as we were still doing more learning than anything else. Here goes nothing:
As I mentioned earlier, my neighbor’s son has taken a liking to the game of Mordheim. He is young and not exactly a tactician, but as my protege, he will soon be kicking some trash. In the last month or so, I’ve been teaching him how to play Mordheim. So far, I’ve taught him the basic rules of movement, shooting and close combat. He’s also pretty good with do the to-hit, to-wound and “see what happens to the poor bloke.” (I do the calculating. “You need a four to hit, and a five to wound with the dagger,” etc.)
So far I’ve taught him the herd tactic: “Staying in a group is better than dying one at a time.” Which is still working on a little bit.
Anyway, tonight we played our third Mordheim game (and walked through most of the after game actions for the first time).
But, he did manage to pull of one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen with Skaven. Read the Rest of the Post >
Here is my third Mordheim model/miniature. Since I’ve already done two Mordheim Orc Miniatures, I decided to do a Skaven miniature. I found a mini that I had glued together seven years ago, and went at it. I gave it a good black base paint. Kind of like the orange theme I gave to my orcs, my Skaven is going to be Blue. I’m getting much better at painting, but I screwed up the Skaven’s hands pretty good. It’ll get better with practice. Anyway, here you go. Let me know what you think:
When Mordheim first came out, I (literally) threw together a Skaven warband as quickly as possible so I could play. At the age of 14, I probably spent 4 hours painting the whole warband, so to say the least, I’m not extremely proud of them. Since I’ve completed my second large Mordheim building, I’ve decided to turn my attention to my warbands and modeling. I found a couple great tutorials about basing models that I have read thoroughly, and will definitely use when I get started making my new warband.
(NOTE: The sole purpose of this post is for posterity’s sake, and proof that everyone starts at the bottom and gets better with practice (or so I hope ;)).)
UPDATE: I have gotten around to painting a new Skaven Model.
Without further ado, here is my old Skaven warband:
I took some pictures of some of my Skaven models hiding in the ruins of my Collapsed tower. Enjoy:
I’m going to be repainting these models this year =).