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Shroud Mage Stats

I put together some stat cards for the four fleets that we will be using for the Faire Winds and Foule Tides participation event tomorrow. Every fleet except for the Dwarves has a Mage and I am using the Hydromancer and the Mindbender so that we can test those Mages for Nic. I created a quick scenario for the game and I also had to make some stats for the Shroud Mage ships. I did a guesstimate for the cost for the Medium Broadsides ability. The idea is that the Shroud Mage ships have medium ranged broadsides that fire a fiery chemical attack and also have normal cannons on the bow. It requires a bit of a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ on the stats as technically they don’t actually restrict fire in the way I want them to.

So here are the stats for the 396 point Shroud Mage fleet.

Shroud Flagship
Points:100 Quality:3+ Combat:4
Fiery Attack, Flagship, Heavy Bow Chaser Guns, Lucky, Medium Broadsides

Shroud Cruiser w/Mage
Points:76 Quality:3+ Combat:4
Fiery Attack, Heavy Bow Chaser Guns, Magical: Hydromancer, Medium Broadsides

Shroud Cruiser
Points:56 Quality:3+ Combat:4
Fiery Attack, Heavy Bow Chaser Guns, Medium Broadsides

Shroud Bile Ship
Points:36 Quality:3+ Combat:3
Bilious Cloud, Indirect Fire, Unarmed

Shroud Bile Ship
Points:36 Quality:3+ Combat:3
Bilious Cloud, Indirect Fire, Unarmed

Shroud Light Cruiser
Points:46 Quality:3+ Combat:2
Fiery Attack, Gun Turrets

Shroud Light Cruiser
Points:46 Quality:3+ Combat:2
Fiery Attack, Gun Turrets

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Shroud Mages done

So I finally finished the final fleet for the Fayre Winds & Foul Tides demo game. These are a mix of first and second generation Shroud Mage vessels from the Uncharted Seas range from Spartan Games. The difference between the sculpts is really shocking. The second generation were computer designed and look significantly better than the original versions. I actually have a second fleet of the first generation ships but I really doubt if they will ever be painted. I dislike them enough that I may give them away to anyone at the demo who is interested in them. I am eagerly trying to find some more of the second generation ships though.

Shroud Mages

Shroud Mages

I am still trying to determine how to stat them out for Fayre Winds & Foul Tides. I may need to do some house rules for them as I want the vessels to have broadside firing medium range flame weapons and then normal ranged Heavy Chaser guns in the bow.

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Painting more fantasy ships

I am hoping to put on a multi-player game of the Galleys & Galleons fantasy rules and I realised that I only have three painted fleets. So the Shroud Mages have hit the painting table and I am going to try to plow through a fairly significant fleet of them. I am also hoping to finish an Uncharted Seas tower and have it as an objective for the game. Two fleets are hoping to destroy it and two are wanting to protect it.

I’ve just primed a few extra ships that were still bare resin and I will begin furiously drybrushing the base coats this evening. I am going to have them use a copper base with some iron metal accents. I want to also have them use a bright primary colour that I can then corrode with some paint to make them look particularly rotten.

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Three fleets done

So the Orc vessels are done and I thought it would be fun to take out all of the ships and get some pictures of them all together. Sadly I can’t fit them all into one shot with my phone so I ended up taking shots of each individual fleet.

Oddly enough will I have painted submerged versions of my Dwarven submarines I never finished the surface versions so I will have to add those to the painting table and get them done.

Orc Fleet

Orc Fleet

Orc War tower

Orc War tower

Iron Dwarf Fleet

Iron Dwarf Fleet

Bone Griffon Fleet

Bone Griffon Fleet

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More fantasy naval painting

The Orc fleet is taking form as I am in the final stage of finishing the painting. I need to finish the sails and then seal them. The sails are probably going to take some work as I need to shade them and then paint a pattern into the sails. I want something bold and eye-catching as these are the only ships I currently have that use sails.

Once those are done I have a few more vessels to paint and then a giant and a bastion. I noticed a few new Orc ships at the store last night and picked those up as well but I am not sure when I will get to them. I also have a small stash of Dragon Lord figures on hold at the store and those might be getting painted soon.

The Orcs so far

The Orcs so far

The painting table

The painting table

The frigates as very wee

The frigates as very wee

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More fantasy naval vessels painted

I had some time to paint today so I was able to finish off a few more Uncharted Seas miniatures. I did some quick repainting on the Bone Griffons Flagship as well as the three Cruisers. They were painted when I picked them up in a trade but they didn’t match the way I painted the other Bone Griffon vessels. The sails on the Cruisers also didn’t match the darker tone of the vessels and so I repainted them in a dark grey and then drybrushed them. The final layers of drybrushing had some fluorescent green to give them a slight glow.

Newly painted for me are the two Heavy Cruisers. I don’t know how I will stat them out for Galleys & Galleons but they have an enormous bow-mounted cannon that looks quite impressive. The Iron Dwarf fleet now has a painted Flagship to lead them so I will no longer need to use my Battleship.

Up on the painting table is the Iron Dwarf Bellows Airship and several small boats to use for the Necromancer’s Raise Dead spell. I am also slowing working my way through a sizeable set of Ork ships as well.

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Galley & Galleons: Dwarves v. Elves

Dan came over today and we got in another test game of the fantasy expansion for the Galleys & Galleons rules. Due to a rather nasty hardware failure Dan wasn’t able to put together a new list so he used an older list for his Elven ships. I used the list I posted previously and was quite interested in how the ships would work since I was using a series of new abilities from the rules.

I pulled out some of my old Man O’ War terrain to add a bit more diversity to the table. Dan lost the die-roll and I made him the defender. He got to pick the terrain and made a rather large island in the middle of the table which surprised me but did make for an interesting bit of sailing. We have primarily been playing using a game mat from Dreadfleet on my kitchen table but I need to invest in a full-sized mat for my downstairs table as the Uncharted Seas vessels we use are too large for the Dreadfleet mat if we use terrain.

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New Dwarven vessels

I finished some new Dwarven fantasy vessels from the Uncharted Seas range. I will be using them for the Fantasy variant of Galleys & Galleons. These have been painted to match the style of my earlier Dwarven fleet. The current G&G rules don’t have rules for significant guns from the bow or stern so we are testing out some new point costs for vessels with things like turrets or rocket launchers to the bow and/or stern. I also finally managed to paint my Dwarven Assault ship and will be trying out the Corvus option in our next game.

All I have left to do is finish painting the Flagship and then the blimp/dirigible and I will have a full compliment of ships done.

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A shedload of Blood Bowl minis

Went out for a walk in the snow with the family this afternoon and checked the mail to find a stack of parcels waiting for me. The parcels were from Wayland Games, Impact! Miniatures and Warlord Games.

The Wayland order was a few Bone Griffin ships for Uncharted Seas. Wayland is running an extensive sale on their existing stock of the old US figures. I recently picked up a painted Bone Griffon starter set and so I filled out the fleet at 40% off. I still might get some of the new Frigates when they are released as I am not a fun of the undead whale figures.

The main contents of this shipment was Blood Bowl figures. I received the female Dwarf team that Warlord Games is selling as well as the Grebbo Chaos Dwarves Impact! Scotlings and the figures for a Willy Miniatures Undead team.

The Impact! order also included some skill rings, a D16, weather tokens, inducement tokens and the reference cards.

Lots of Blood Bowl fun and I now have a lot of figures to assemble and paint. With these new additions I currently have figures for

Orcs
Humans
Halflings
Amazons (the female Dwarves)
Chaos Dwarves
Chaos

I will also soon be getting painted teams for
Skaven
Dark Elves
Vampires

My aim is to have enough assembled and painted figures to run a drop-in league.

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What to do?

So I am at a loss as to what to do now that I have so much more free time. The Blood Bowl League of Calgary starts in a few weeks and I have my Ork team assembled and primed so I might start work on those. Also coming in, but not here yet, are the final vessels for my Uncharted Seas Dwarf fleet. Wayland Games was selling them for 25% off and so I took the opportunity to fill out the rest of the fleet with the few vessels I was missing.

While I do like the look of the new Dwarf vessels that are being re-released, I don’t think they are different enough to justify buying the new vessels when I already have a fleet of the older vessels. I will though be seriously considering buying a Shroud Mage or Bone Griffon fleet. Both fleets look amazing compared to the older sculpts.

There is also my perennially unfinished Ortega crew that I really have to finish off. In fact I have a table filled with several unfinished painting projects that really do need to get finished at some point including a partially finished KoB Armoured Force for Dystopian Wars and several minis for Strange Aeons.

But, given my GDS, I suspect that I will start on something new and start painting the Blood Bowl team :-)

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