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  2. They look great, haven't seen these minis before!
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  4. Oskar Blues - Hotbox Coffee Porter Beer Type: American Porter - 6.50% ABV Appearance: Oskar Blues style brown can with green printing. Beer poured a dark pitch brown color with a tan head that left lots of lacing. Smell: Dark chocolate and cold brew coffee. Something a bit brighter as well though I can't place it. First Drink: Roast coffee and malt with a nice tart/acidic flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium with good carbonation. Last Drink: Smoky roasted coffee and chocolate malt are still the main flavors. Reminds me of cola a bit for some reason? Drinkability: Cold brew with some coffee malt basically. Notes: Limited release in my area. A bit pricey as well for just a 4 pack of cans. Verdict: 3.75 out of 5. Fairly easy drinking but not my favorite porter.
  5. New Glarus Brewing Co. - Two Women Lager Beer Type: German Pilsener - 5.00% ABV Appearance: 12oz brown bottle with the brown craft colored label of New Glarus and two women on it. The name is a reference to the two woman owned breweries who worked on this brew. Also something about vikings and sumerians. Beer pours a orange amber color with a thin white head. Smell: Something a bit like apples or apple juice and a bit of grain. First Drink: Sweet malty apples with just a little bit of hops coming through at the end. Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Last Drink: Malty biscuits and grain with more of the floral hops and honey apples. Drinkability: Woah I wasn't expecting this beer to be quite so good! Notes: Another winner from WI that I can't get on a regular basis. Guess I will save it for road trips! Verdict: 4.5 out of 5. A very tasty lager.
  6. I wish I could do the same resolutions but while the young kids are around will just have to squeeze as much as I can in! Good luck on your resolutions buddy!
  7. Lots of fun was had here buddy
  8. I think it depends on how you prefer to play. Beastclaws are certainly faster but generally fewer in number. So they can become isolated and struggle with objectives. They can overcome this with good use of Icebrow hunters and Sabres. Gut busters are quite nasty and have good characters being the Tyrant and butcher with fantastic offensive. ( note Beastclaws don't have wizards but do have some wizard like abilities so no dispelling unless you use a certain item.) I sadly haven't used Beastclaws in AoS yet but there are plenty of others that have that can contribute more then I can. Hope this helps a little.
  9. Weak units: Gorgers, Scraplaunchers, Giants. Gorgers can be fun, but aren't competitive or reliable. That being said, Skrag with 6-10 individual Gorgers is amazing and loads of fun. Scraplaunchers really only shine against T3 heavy cavalry, but the lower S, T, W, and Ld make them a gamble. Giants just all-around aren't survivable enough. Strong units: Leadbelchers, Ironblasters, Man Eaters, Mournfang Leadbelchers are some of the best ranged units in the game; great at range and can even defend themselves in combat. Personally I recommend at least one unit of 6 minimum in every army; virtually guaranteed to deal with any chaff out there. Ironblasters kill what scares Ogres: enemy war machines. And they do it while being able to move and shoot, are better in combat, and have more wounds and a better save. Always take one. Two if you're being competitive. Mournfang are rank-and-file blenders. Don't throw them into elite troops, and keep their flanks away from war machines, but they will just blender through the basic crap that gets in your way. Man Eaters are an amazing swiss army knife, but don't take them unless you have a specific role you want them to play. Some examples are: 6 man eaters all with Brace of Pistols, poison, and sniper: perfect for killing support characters and chaff. 3-6 man eaters with extra hand weapons, scout, and Immune to Psychology: war machine hunters and supporting troop killers. 6-8 man eaters with extra hand weapons, stubborn or poison, swiftstride, banner of swiftness: One of the nastiest hammers out there, specialize in killing other Ogre units and anything with great weapons. Auto Includes: BSB, Dispel Scroll carrier, Banner of Discipline. Hellheart carrier in competitive games You've GOT to bring that BSB; Ogres are just too weak in the leadership to not bring the reroll. Further, put your general in the unit with the banner of discipline, just to get that little extra boost. Ogre players lose more games to leadership fails than anything else, with the exception of Purple Sun or Pit of Shades. Pursuant to the last comment, you've got to have a dispel scroll, just in case one of those unit-evaporating spells comes up. Heck, I used to bring the Hell Heart to tournaments and flat-out tell my opponents that if they weren't bringing death or shadow, they didn't have to worry about me using it.
  10. Progression as a painter

    So, I finally got to rebase all my ogre models. Instead of plain black painted square bases I now have round bases with agrellan earth, stones etc. Looks so much better. I also completed Stonehorn and Thundertusk, both great models and lovely to paint. I will post post pictures of both round bases and new painted models as soon as I get some pictures done. To sum up this year hobby-wise: it was surprisingly fun. I painted my first model ever in March, this year. I took a look on it today and it was pretty funny to compare it with my last model. As I recall, it was pretty hard to paint, but it turned out better than I hoped. Inspired, I youtubed and googled for some time, watched some tutorials and started to paint more and more. And I must say, as an encouragement to all newcomers, the learning curve was fast. And simple. I learned some tricks and after 9 months I think I manage quite well with decent tabletop quality models. And here are the pictures of my very first model, Bretonnian Bowman, and my last model, the Thundertusk. Just to compare. Merry Cristmas and happy new year everybody!
  11. It has been so long... you take one hit of Mudstikks Madcap brew and BAM! So I got to thinking, as long as you get stuck in and bash stuff (whether it's moving or not it doesn't matter) orruks, ogors, grots, even fimir and all we get along right. Since chaos went all mad and broke everything, and then went even madder and turned on itself, their is one faction that's been left out (bar the really new tzeentch weirdos ) and that's the beastmen. They like fighting and killin' like us, they're good eaters too, love their meat and setting things on fire, not to mention Gorkamorka is da God of Beasts! So my tribe has opened its bloody arms to the beasties, the thunderskorn and their minotaur monsters, after all is it that hard to imagine our plane smashin' god inspiring some new worshippers? Opinions welcome! Pics coming soon of some Gorkamorka worshipping beastmen!
  12. I got in a few more games this year! Actually played a bit of both Blood Bowl and some Age of Sigmar. On top of that I did get a bit of painting done as well. First up here are a couple things I painted up for TNT. I've since finished these bloat flies with some additional details and basing but I didn't grab a photo of them yet. Buzzz buzzz this is our trash buzz buzz Also built this Steam Bike from Max Mini which I can't wait to paint up and use on the table! Furry stopped by during a nice little snow storm earlier this week and we played 3 games of a Path To Glory campaign. We went with Death Rattle (Death) vs Bloodbound (Khorne Chaos) because that is what I had the best minis for right now and we wanted to learn the rules for their respective units. We made a couple small alterations in the rules as we went and overall it was fast and furious fun! I started with a Wight King and 10 Skeletons while Furry brought the Mighty Lord of Khorne and 5 Blood Warriors. First scenario we played was a "Find The Treasure" scenario with three searchable objectives on the board. First Hero to find the treasure and leave off the table edge or kill all the enemy units won a Major Victory. Ragnar the Blackhearted and his small but tenacious horde of Skeledudes Blood Warriors lined up and ready to spill... bits of bone!? After moving toward the near by objective Ragnar spots Blood Warriors sneaking around a wall! Skulls and bones for the Skulls and bones god! The Skeledudes managed to get the charge and chop down the warriors. Meanwhile.... this sneaky guy is trying to come kill Ragnar! Ragnar tries a tactical retreat but it ultimately charged by the MLoK and slain by his damned axe. But then the Skeletons come to save the day! Chop chop down goes the MLoK. After the first game Ragnar gained enough fame to lure in another.... 10 Skeletons! Oh boy. Meanwhile the Bloodbound brought the big guns with some Wrathmongers (played by half built Nurgle Knights this time around). The second scenario was to kill the monster in the center of the table and claim his magical weapon stash. It was a very short game with Ragnar's forces taking the initiative and the Chaos Gargant charging at the nearby Bloodbound. In the process it killed almost all of the Blood Warriors and left just one wound on the MLoK who proceeded to slay the monster with his damned axe in one round of combat. Game, set, match! Giant toilet or crumbling tower? You be the judge. For the third and final scenario of the day we completed a "take and hold" type scenario where two comets fell to the battlefield and our warbands had to control them to gain points. It was a close fought and strategic battle but ultimately Ragnar's forces were able to hold out against the Bloodbound and secure a Major Victory. Staring down the Wrathmongers on the flank. These guys are nasty! With freshly devoted followers the MLoK hopes to crush his skeletal nemesis. With some fancy footwork the Skeletons get the charge and contest the objective! "It's just Skeletons you dimwits!!" Meanwhile... the Wrathmongers fall to the Skeleton Warriors. Thanks for the extra attacks! And Ragnar gets a bit broody. Path To Glory is not balanced. If you can get over that and are playing with someone who can see the silly it is actually pretty darn fun and a good way to learn the basics of Age of Sigmar. I'm looking forward to painting up these minis and finishing up this campaign with another 2 or 3 games. Not a bad way to wrap up the year - a few more games under our belts with excitement for gaming in our blood! See you in 2017!
  13. New Glarus Brewing Co. - Fat Squirrel Ale Beer Type: English Brown Ale - 5.80% ABV Appearance: 12oz brown bottle with a fat squirrel on the label in the middle of a bunch of text. Favorite part of this label is the story on the side - "There are some seriously fat squirrels out there. They are running all over the neighborhood. I think I should brew a Fat Squirrel Nut Brown Ale." Beer poured red/brown/amber color with a good sized off-white head that left lacing. Smell: Malt and just a touch of something nutty. Pretty subtle. First Drink: Kind of chocolate malt flavors up front and something a bit metallic/alcoholic a bit like a winter warmer style. Mellows out to a nice toasty malt flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and maybe a bit on the dry side? Last Drink: A little more sugar and bread flavors coming through now. Drinkability: A mighty fine brown ale good for drinking in cool fall weather. Notes: Can't get this regularly as there is a big lake (Michigan) in between me and WI but its not bad at all! Verdict: 3.75 out of 5. Nice toasty brown ale and no squirrels were harmed in the making.
  14. The maw has risen! Nice find. Now we just need some Lego Ogors to go with it.
  15. It made take and hold tricky due to needing 5 models at each objective. So I went for minor victory. But otherwise I think it's doable as other missions require just to have more models then your enemy. This is doable as you can just murder them if you use your army right. I.E. Bully army style. The second game went clear in my favour as I moved very quickly across the field. Though I think Gnoblars instead of a gorger next time. Would be good to try and use a hunter and frost sabres to grab objects later in the game. For instance in my third game jump them behind and rampaging Ironjaws army would force them to come and get them rather then going for my lines as I would take and threaten their objectives.
  16. Merry Gutmas and happy eating!
  17. Unusual flavours seen recently in beers and ciders alike. I do like that they are willing experiment at least
  18. They did a Salted Caramel Brownie brown ale last year that everyone was raving about but I didn't like that either. I think I prefer my beer to be separate from my sweets.
  19. Thanks! It seemed silly to me to have a catapult that launches stuff with nothing nearby to launch.
  20. I'm doing similar stuff at the moment as I have 12 mournfangs (when including my rhinos cav). Ive not found units of over four to he necessary. 600 points is enormous, and it ties up a lot of pints into an army that already struggles with low model/unit count and expensive units. The only time I'd take 6 (or 8 for reall over kill) would be to to run with a Huskard on Stonehorn in big games and use to delete one flank turn one.
  21. I doubt a dragon will make an appearence. If it does, I do hold my tyrant in high regard with that gut gorger. 2 swigs of that battle brew and he hits like a menace. Still though, I believe his hero is a prince of some kind, and he will no doubt bring a wizard so he can cast the illumination so he can shoot at me.
  22. Good luck! Provide reports!
  23. Hello!! There're still days free for Da Warpath Advent Challenge! these days need filled please!!! 9 10 11 12 19 20 22 24 If you've never done anything like ths, All you have to do is paint ANY model you like in one day! Dosen't matter what it is, as long as it's undercoated.. Sign onto Da Warpath, and get yer name down!!
  24. Picked up a large base for my new GUO and decided to purchase the Start Collecting box of Skaven Pestilence as well. Why? Probably some form of illness I have that has me buying and building and priming miniatures instead of painting or playing with the ones I already own. Also I have always wanted to collect and paint them and have been waiting for a reason. That reason is here with my AoS Nurgle force! What better allies could a pox spewing rat man ask for?? Plague Monks with some Nurgle bits added. Plague Monks with more normal (and a few other) bits. And the rest of the staff wielding Plague Monks. I haven't touched the Plague Furnace or Plague Claw Catapult yet but I look forward to seeing what comes of building those. I'll likely magnetize the rats to use off of the warmachines as well. After I built these 20 Plague Monks I remembered I had a treasure hidden away in an old blister pack... Plague Lord Skrolk The lovely Plague Lord Skrolk! No idea when or where I got him but I love the look of this mini. It's all ratty, nurgl(itch)y, and just oozes character. Looking forward to painting him up! Next purchase will be some Censor Bearers which I also really want to paint. This time around I purchased the last Nurgle named hero I didn't currently own: Based him on a bigger base so I could use him as a Blight King or Nurgle Lord/etc. Pretty creepy sculpt! I'll have to be in a particular state of mind to paint this one up. Speaking of creepy things to paint I managed to get the big boss man put on a base as well: Who you GUO call? I was thinking of adding some more loud "NURGLE" bits to him but decided I liked the gross simplicity of this Max Mini sculpt. You can see he is quite the big boy (Plague Monk added for scale) and he is a solid chunk of resin as well. Good for self defense if you need to knock someone on the head during or after a game I guess. Speaking of knocking heads check out these bad ass ladies I also got from Max Mini for use in TNT: Do what the say and nobody will get hurt (much). I may still add a few bits and details to make them more "Wasteland" looking but overall I am very please with their look. Thinking about using them for an all female Raider warband with a few others from my collection. That's it for now! Hoping to get paint on a few minis this week in between classes and working but if not this week I have a bit of time coming up for the holidays and plan on getting a lot of productive painting completed on my many projects.
  25. I have never been in an organized tournament for aos. But I have done tournaments with local gaming group and friends. Never seems to be an issue. Some places are more stuck up than others though
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