torsdag 31 mars 2011

[Mordheim] The enemy

Just a brief update on the enemy.

The Undead warband has been disbanded, and the player started with a fresh Beastmen warband.

So the warbands I clash with on mondays are:

Dwarven Treasure Hunters
Tomb Kings
Cult of the Possessed

[Mordheim] Success and disaster

Last monday's gaming was both a victory and a loss. First, I recruited three new warriors to my warband. Seoc the ruffian and the two sisters Iseabail and Flóraidh (kin).

Seoc is cousin to Angus and Duncan. He actually arrived to the camp together with his brother Iain. But Iain was so drunk that he had passed out, and couldn't join the warband in the two coming scenarios.

The sisters Iseabail and Flóraidh (Kin)
Two of Caitlin's cousins from Glen Finlay. Iseabail is fourteen and Flóraidh is eighteen years old. They have heeded Caitlin's call to arms and joined her warband.

Treasure Hunt
The first scenario went well. It was a Treasure Hunt with nine Wyrdstone shards on the field of battle. My warband managed to collect four of them. The most astonishing event during that scenario was when Étaín pulled the trigger of her blunderbuss and killed 2 Ungor, 1 Gor and 1 Bestigor. That lass is truly talented. She also managed to bring one of the wyrdstones into safety.

Death pays a visit
The second scenario was Monster Hunt. This time the Beatmen and the Possessed ganked my warband, and in the end Angus, Duncan, Artair, Étaín, Uncle Archie, Seoc Iseabail and Flóraidh was taken out of action. And unfortunately Flóraidh was killed. Duncan, who was quite fond of her, took her death so hard (or maybe it was that hit to his head) so that he is now subject to Frenzy.

A new hero is born
Luckily one of Caitlin's cousins from Oakwood, Aeron, did cause the monster som injury, so Caitlin decided to promote her to be one of the commanders of the warband.

Aeron, the new hero

Iain has recently gotten fairly sober

tisdag 22 mars 2011

[Mordheim] Enter Uncle Archie...

Last evenings scenario went well. We played the Bounty Hunting scenario. It went well. I tried to kill the dwarves twice, but all I managed was to stun their leader. It all ended when the Tomb Kings and the Undead volountarily routed and the rest of us formed an alliance. I lost no-one this time either. And this time Étaín managed to find a Blunderbuss for sale.

When the Macduffs had returned to their base camp they saw that a cooking fire already was lit. When they got closer they were greeted by a rumbling laughter. It was Caitlin's Uncle Archie who had come all the way from Albion to join her warband.

Uncle Archie (Ogre)
Archibald is half-brother to Caitlin's mother. No-one knows who his father was, but rumours has it that it actually was one of the giants of Albion - how that even could be physically possible. Archie seems to like that version of his life, and tells every stranger he meets of his father - The Giant of Black Moor.

My first attempt to paint a tartan. He will be holding a sword in his right hand.

måndag 21 mars 2011

[Mordheim] A deeper presentation of my warband.

Caitlin Nicduff and her warband is a bunch tribal warriors from Albion. They lived in the northern part of Albion, where there is constant warfare between the clans. In the autumn of 1998 several hostile clans allied and deal the Macduff clan a deadly blow. The survivors of the clan that managed to flee were scattered all over albion. Those survivors who had gathered under Caitlin’s leadership followed her across the Sea of Chaos. They landed in Marienburg soon after the disaster had struck Mordheim. When they heard the news and promise of riches, they decided to go there to seek fortune. Before they boarded a river boat that was going to take them on a journey along the River Reik and later on the River Stir, Caitlin sent one of her cousins back to Albion to gather more survivors and tell them to head for Mordheim.

More information about the members of the warband

Caitlin Nicduff
Caitlin is the daughter of Conor Macduff, the late Chieftain of the clan. He was killed during the battle against the hostile clans, and Caitlin has sworn to avenge him. Most survivors of the clan Macduff see her as the natural heir to the leadership of the clan.

After the second scenario we played, Caitlin gained a level and recieved an additional point in Ballistic Skill (BS), taking her to a BS of 5.

Angus Macduff
Angus was married to Caitlin's younger sister who was killed when one of the hostile tribes raided their village. Angus is also twin brother to Duncan Macduff.

When Angus gained his first level he gained one additional point in Strength (S), taking him to a total of 4.

Duncan Macduff
Angus' twin-brother. Duncan is a fierce warrior who loves wield the old claymore he inherited from his father. Once, when out in the woods hunting, he managed to kill an enormous stag with his bare hands. Unfortunately one of the stag's hoofs hit him right in his face and severly mutilated him. To hide his hideous appearance, Duncan wears a helmet with a chainmail visor. The helmet is decorated with the horns from the stag.

When he reached his first level he gained the skill Strongman.

Artair is one of the feared Druids of Albion. He is still young an inexperienced but learns fast. He started his career with the knowledge of how to make Blessed Ale.

Artair got the Tanglefoot spell when he gained his first level.

Étaín is one of Caitlin's cousins from Cíuinn Dun. She managed to survive the massacre together with two of her brothers. They are all skilled hunters and prefer to use the staff sling. Caitling saw that Étaín has got potential, and therefore raised her status within the warband, so that she now is one of the commanders.

When Étaín got promoted she recieved Toughness +1 to a total of 4.

The Cousins from Oakwood
These are Caitlins cousins on her mother's side. They are all lowlanders, and a merry bunch of hunters.

When they gained a level they recieved Strength +1

The Cousins from Cíuinn Dun.
Cousins to Caitlin on her father's side. They come from the second largest dun in the clan's territory.

When Étaín was promoted the rest got Ballistic Skill +1

torsdag 10 mars 2011

[Mordheim] Six years!!!

It was six years ago that we ordered some terrain pieces for our gaming club. And for six years those pieces have remained unpainted. Until this very day.

This is what one the terrain pieces looked like unpainted.

Assembled and painted.

Different angle.

The other building.

Happy campers.

tisdag 8 mars 2011

[Mordheim] In the grim dark past...

First a little about my Ostlander warband.

I did chose the Ostlanders because when I read their fluff, I got this feeling about them being from Scotland. And I have this thing about Scotland. Maybe it's because my ancestors came from Scotland to Sweden in the early 1600s.

But I really don't like the Mordheim mercenary models. So I looked around a bit, and found the Celtos miniatures, more precise - the Gaels. They were exactly what I was looking for.

So this was my starting warband:

Caitlin (Elder)
Wargear: Bow, knife

Angus (Blood-brother)
Wargear: Spear, knife, helmet

Duncan (Blood-brother)
Wargear: Two-handed sword, knife, helmet

Artair (Priest of Taal)
Wargear: Spear, knife, helmet

The Cousins from Oakwood (Jaegers)
Wargear: Staff sling (counts as bow), knife

The Cousins from Cíuinn Dun (Jaegers)
Wargear: Staff sling (counts as bow), knife

So this was what I started with.

In the campaign we are running, I am facing Undead, Possessed, Tomb Kings and Dwarven Treasure Hunters. So I made a mental note to stay out of close combat.

Our first scenario was Monster Hunt. The Undead team killed the Young Griffon and claimed the treasure. My Cousins managed to do some temporal damage to the Undead, but nothing that took any of them out of action. Other than that I didn't see any action, and therefore managed to stay alive with my entire warband.

In the second scenario we played Treasure Hunt. This time the Undead player couldn't be with us. The Possessed warband routed very early, and my Ostlanders allied with the Dwarves to kill the Tomb Kings. Caitlin and Artair managed to get one Wyrd stone each, and stayed back from the fighting. My cousins, protected by the twins (the Blood-brothers) started to chase down the Tomb Kings who had lost their spell caster. They managed to wound the Tomb Lord twice, and killed all regular skeletons. At least three ricochets were shot during the game.
Caitling, who had watched the fighting from distance, saw that one of the Cousins from Cíuinn Dun really had a talent. So she promoted Étaín to Hero.