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A Day of Gaming

So yesterday I spent the entire day gaming with my oldest son.  We arrived a Talons Hideout when they opened at 10:00 am and stayed until 2:00 am.  I promised my son an entire day of gaming since I will be missing his 13th birthday and heading to Las Vegas for the GT.

We got some Lord of the Rings games in, and then he played some Warmachine with other players there.

While he was playing Warmachine, Ian had swung by and we got a game of Fantasy Battles in.  It was my first Fantasy game in 4 years, and the first with 7th Edition.  I had a great time playing and shaking off the cobwebs.  Ian was playing Orks with no Magic, and I was playing my Dwarves (obviously with no magic).  So with both of us without Magic, it was Move, Shoot, Combat, which I enjoyed.  I was never a fan of the Magic phase.  Well the Dwarves prevailed and like I said had a fun game against Ian.

Later in the evening, another friend of mine Gyan had showed up.  Gyan came by so I can teach how to play LotR and so we can get a game of 40K in.  In LotR he played my Wood Elves and my son played his Gondor force.  For Gyan’s first game he took down Gondor and seemed to enjoy himself.  Afterwards he says he will be building a Rivendell army.

After the LotR game, Gyan and I threw down for some 40K.  This was going to be my first game at 5th Edition.  I needed to get some practice games before 9/20/08 since thats when the next 40k Tourney I’ll be attending.  We played “Capture and Control on a Pitched Battlefield”.  Gyan was playing his Dark Angels Deathwing and I was playing my Dark Angels as Vanilla Marines.  The game ended up being a Draw.  It was fun playing Gyan, but it was an alright game.  Only because now everything gets a 4+ save.  Even tanks.

Well 2:00 am came around and it was a long day and time to get home.

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Orc Shaman

So this past weekend is the first time I painted in almost a month (see Captain Faramir).  I had 4 Minas Tirith Warriors with Bows I wanted to get done for my son (now he can Volley Fire), also I had my LGS order me an Orc Shaman to complete my Cirith Ungol list to 350 points.

I actually enjoyed painting the Shaman and I think he came out quite nicely.  I enjoy painting the one off heroes because it gives a good break from the line painting when doing standard warriors.

Orc Shaman

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Captain Faramir of Gondor

Tuesday night I had some extra time before dinner. Captain Faramir was just sitting in my Army Transport all primed and nothing to do. So I woke him up, placed him on the painting table and now he has come to life.

Captain Faramir

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Demo Games @ Talons’ Hideout

So last night at Talon’s Hideout I had the first night of LotR demo games.  While the owner Chris was waiting for his opponent Ben to finish up a WFB game, I had my two oldest sons get a 300 pt game in.

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The Serpent Horde: Harad Warriors w/Bow

So this past weekend I promised the family that I would not go and get some gaming in (since I went Thursday night and Friday night). But I did tell her that I was going to paint this weekend.

So the Harad Warriors w/Bow hit the painting table. I now have a nice 20″ TV w/ DVD right next to my painting station, so on Saturday I watched “The Fellowship of the Ring”, and on Sunday it was “The Two Towers”. I accomplished what I wanted to this weekend and that was to complete the 10 Warriors w/Bow.

Here is one of the pictures on the Warriors. You can click HERE to see the others.

Harad Warrior w/Bow

These Warriors were the first time I tried the GW Foundation Paints, and the new GW Washes. I really do like the Foundation Paints. I am still undecided about the Washes. I’ll finish out the rest of the Army with the Washes just so the Army looks coherent.

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Now that the LotR Indy GT is over for 2008, I decided to get back to painting. After our GT, I went into the garage and broke out my Harad models. I assembled/based all the models the other night and starting painting the Bowmen last night. I hope to have the 10 Bowmen completed this weekend. I am thinking of running the following lists:

The Serpent Horde 350

1 Suladan
1 Haradrim Chieftain w/Bow
1 Haradrim Banner
20 Haradrim Warriors w/Spear
10 Haradrim Warriors w/Bow

350 Points
Models 33
Might 5

The Serpent Horde 600
1 Mumak w/Gnarled Hide & Haradrim Chrieftain
1 Suladan
1 Haradrim Banner
18 Haradrim Warriors w/Spear
9 Haradrim Warriors w/Bow

597 Points
Models 30
Might 5

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LotR Indy GT was a success

The first ever The Lord of the Rings Indy GT here in Phoenix, AZ was a huge success. We had 14 players entered in the 2 Day event with one of them coming all the way from Tampa, FL. We plan on doing it again next year in cooler weather. We are thinking of running it the weekend of Feb 21st, 22nd 2009 and hopefully it will be on the GW Tournament Circuit so we can draw in some more of the National players. Looking forward to 2009.

The results are:

Best Overall: Frank Brown

Best Sportsman: Jerry Autieri

Best Appearance: Howard Beam

Best General: Anthony Pigati

2nd General: Sean Ramires

3rd General: Carl Matherly

Thanks to everyone who participated.

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