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Friday, December 7, 2012

Fantasy Friday: 2012 Year in Review and Looking Forward to 2013


This year has been a great year for Fantasy in our group. I managed to con a couple more people into playing so we can get a great league going next year. I also did some Army ADD finagling - I started an Empire army, traded it to Geneguard for painting commissions, sold my Tomb Kings and started a Beastman army.



Tau4Eva and I faced off many times - his Dark Elves vs my Herd. I learned about the horrors of the Hydra and figured out that you always have to take flaming banner. I think he probably won more times than I did but it was usually a bloodbath on both sides.


I also purchased Tamurkhan and Monstrous Arcanum from Forge World. Monstrous Arcanum inspired me to purchase some models... hell, I guess I would have bought them anyway. They're sweet and they fit in with my Beastmen really well. I plan to run a Tamurkhan campaign at some point with a narrative of Chaos vs All.


In March I actually managed to take second place at a WHFB tourney at GS. I got lucky in that the first round I got my herd beat by Teclis and managed some favorable matchups in the second and third rounds and got max points there. I beat Tau4Eva out by 2 points I think for second place.

I recently comitted to painting 3000 points of Beastmen by inauguration day. I can tell you right now I'm definitely behind on that. I've been distracted by some Warmachine models and putting together Flames of War models but I hope to get back on track. I will have 3000 points for sure based on some big point value things I've painted but I want to get my big hordes painted.


We'll also be doing a Great Lakes Warhammer League division at Gamers Sanctuary this year. This is huge because the GLWL has been a Michigan wargaming tradition for quite a long time. I plan to have my army painted by then so I can put out awesome battle reports with a fully painted army.

There is nothing more inspiring than a fully painted Warhammer regiment. It looks so cool and really brings the vision of fantasy war to your head. Follow this blog in 2013 for a LOT of hobby progress and battle reports regarding WHFB. We'll also be running campaigns and the GLWL league of course so it promises to be a big year for WHFB!

7 comments:

  1. Wish I lived closer so I could play in the campaign.

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  2. How much investment do you think it takes to get into Warhammer (time, $$, learning the game, etc.)? I've always been intimidated to start a warhammer army (and I don't have the slightest idea which army I would enjoy playing/painting).

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  3. There are cheaper armies (Ogres, Warriors of Chaos, maybe Daemons) with less models if you are looking to save money. Probably around $300 for one of these armies, maybe more. Less if you go second hand. Learning just takes time like any other game, and comes faster with playing more.

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  4. About 50% or more of my Dark Elves were bought second hand (Ebay,local stores resale bin, etc). My investment is significantly less than what I have put into 40k.

    The more Fantasy I play, the more hooked I become. It's really a fun system.

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  5. You can get 2000 points of Lizardmen for around $250. 2 Battalion boxes fully kitted out and Skink Priest on a Stegadon with the Engine of the Gods should do it. Add a Slann and make a regular Stegadon instead of the Priest and you could easily get to 2500.

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  6. I've never been able to pin down exactly what army I want to do for Fantasy. Most of the recent models are pretty amazing. Empire and Brettonians have a strong appeal for me since I like European history...maybe I'll dive into it once I get some other projects done!

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    1. I want to see you paint some Bretonians! I can see you now pushing your serfs around the board making lordly comments.

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