Thursday, 17 May 2012

The May Report


My family and I are now arrived and ensconced in deepest, darkest Ulster. compared to the rubbish weather in Sydney so far this year, I must say Belfast is most favourable. A quick word of advice to anyone considering flying 24 hours around the world with a toddler seat-belted to you. Don't.

I was recently asked, very politely, if I could post a few more battle reports/after action reports of games of Irregular Wars: Conflict at the World's End. Unfortunately at present, the answer is no. All* of my miniatures and terrain are currently either:
a) on a container ship somewhere between Sydney and Belfast, or
b) in the stronghold of some Somali pirate/warlord.

I hope Capt. Abdul Hassan or whoever has succeeded him appreciates the inclusion of an East African battle list in version 1.5 of the game. I solemnly pledge to post more Irregular Wars posts when my little lead minions arrive in the UK/are ransomed back to me.

*I say all my miniatures are on board a ship/Somalia, but that's not strictly true. Having won £30 credit in the painting competition run by Pendraken miniatures earlier in the year, I went and ordered some new paints and a swarm of 10mm Arthurians for my new SAM project. My final 500pt warbands have been created (i.e. outlineing which figures I need to paint) for a force of Sarmatian-esque equites, Romano-British, Saxon and Irish foot.

;Sea Folk
Æthelwulf the Exile;106;3;4;true;Heavy Armor,Leader,Tough;;
Sigtrygg Silvertongue;38;2;1;true;Bard;;
Hrolf Stoutheart;48;3;4;false;Fearless,Shieldwall,Standard Bearer;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;
Ceorl;38;3;3;false;Shieldwall,Steadfast;;

;Romano-British Milites
Flavius Constans;110;2;4;true;Fearless,Group Fighter,Heavy Armor,Leader;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Pedyt;22;3;2;false;Shieldwall;;
Archer;42;3;2;false;Sharpshooter,Shooter: Long;;
Archer;42;3;2;false;Sharpshooter,Shooter: Long;;
Archer;42;3;2;false;Sharpshooter,Shooter: Long;;
Archer;42;3;2;false;Sharpshooter,Shooter: Long;;
Archer;42;3;2;false;Sharpshooter,Shooter: Long;;

;Roman-British Equites
Artorius, Magister Equitum;144;3;4;true;Combat Master,Heavy Armor,Hero,Long Move,Mounted,Running Blow;;
Bedwyr;90;3;3;false;Dashing,Heavy Armor,Long Move,Mounted,Running Blow;;
Cei;90;3;3;false;Dashing,Heavy Armor,Long Move,Mounted,Running Blow;;
Gwalchmei;90;3;3;false;Dashing,Heavy Armor,Long Move,Mounted,Running Blow;;
Drystan;82;3;3;false;Heavy Armor,Long Move,Mounted,Shooter: Long;;

;Scotti Irish
Dubh Fiach MacFionn of the Eóghanacht;90;2;3;true;Forester,Savage,Terror;;
Iseult the Raven;65;2;2;true;Assassin,Dogged,Forester;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;
Scotti;43;2;2;false;Coward,Forester,Free Disengage,Savage;;

I cannot praise the Pendraken late Roman range enough, nor the Magester Militum pack of Irish elite warriors (although a bit more sculpt dynamism would have been nice there). That said, the Magester Militum early Saxon select fyrd are much less impressive by comparison - they will not be used.

At present, I'm still gathering the likes of washers for bases and magnetic strips but more posts will follow shortly with pictures.

3 comments:

  1. "A quick word of advice to anyone considering flying 24 hours around the world with a toddler seat-belted to you. Don't."

    Try it with two toddlers. On an airline whose first language is not English :)

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    1. No... no, I'd rather not. = )

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    2. I did it once with a sick 9 year old from San Fransico to Sydney. No fun at all...

      Michael C.

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