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Battle Report: Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Edition – Skaven vs Dwarfs (1200 points)

As I predicted, the rate of posting new entries on Game of Travel significantly dropped down. During my entire stay in Australia (over 3 weeks) already I haven’t been able to post even one entry on Game of Travel. I painted only for few hours over that time. Arriving to this nice, such different country made me forget a little about mini war gaming. I had awesome time in Brisbane, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and Cairns – cuddling Koala, feeding Kangaroos, snorkelling on Great Bareer Reef. All of these activities – they can make you put in the nice holiday lazy mood – that you are not feel like painting or writing… Well, right now my holidays are over. After some perturbations, I’m on the Cairns airport sitting and waiting to my flight to Perth, where I can get connection to Bali.…It was awesome time, but it has been too long – Game of Travel need to be updated here and now. No matter the holidays and no matter my laziness – time …

Battle Report: Warhammer FB 5th ed. Skaven vs The Empire (2000 points)

After some time I got finally back to good old 5th edition of Warhammer Fantasy Battle. During recent few months this one – against Empire – is my third battle and, this is something, my third win.  And in the same time  – I played several battles of WHFB 8th edition and I won only one. So if you ask me why I prefer 5th edition, you have your answer. Everything is working better for me in 5th edition. I’m more familiar with the rules and schematics of the gameplay. Even my rolls are way better! And this is crucial:). Anyway, I had great battle against The Empire led by my friend Matheo. We played 2000 point and this is follow up battle of our small story of Battle of Rhoden. Here, you can read the battle report from the first game. And below the report of this battle. Enjoy! Background Story The town of Rhoden in Ostland Province of The Empire was special place. Local folks probably did not even be aware how important …

Battle Report: Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Edition – Skaven vs Bretonnia (1400 points)

And another battle behind me. My small (but still growing) Skaven army lost with Bretonnians this time;). What a bugger – the battle was tight and my rolls were so disappointing, so I could probably assume if they were a little bit better I would won this. Well, it happens. I played with Adam from our small FB Warhammer group in Bunkier Store  in Warsaw. It was nice game. Actually two games – and I lost both… First scenario we played was Blood and Glory, which I lost very quickly – my general died in first turn killed by some ugly Bretonnian spell and my Clanrats panicked and fled of the table due to almost entire annihilation by hit of Trebuchet’s stone. And the braking point reached. I can diplomatic say on my defence that I didn’t want to play this scenario – I do not like it at all. I played it few times and the battle ended too soon. First or second turn. Playing on small points, it’s very easy to achieve victory …

Ding! Dong! Ringing the Screaming Bell

The war is going on next level. It will to be more cruel and meaner. My Skaven will start wining from now on, marching  proudly in the echoing  rhythm of The Bell. Screaming Bell (wishful thinking, I know:). Finally, I managed to finish this awesome model. I started it quite some time ago – I think it was around 3 or 4 months ago. I have small problem with war machines. I got easily bored with painting wide wooden or metal surfaces. I prefer to paint small detailed miniatures. So, this Screaming Bell was painted in few stages. All interrupted by some other miniatures, I was particularly fond to paint at the moment. I think I painted during that time around 10 models or so. OK. But the day has come, last week. I think it was Friday. And I said to myself – My God, I could paint The Bell for ages if this will continue. So I’ve pulled myself together and I’ve finished The Screaming Bell in one go. Until end of the …

Battle Report: Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Edition – Skaven vs Goblins (1500 points)

Busy time. Still busy time here. I had no time to update my blog – it has been a week since the last entry. Some complications made me to take care of other stuff than work and hobby, but it should be better now. I’ve painted few miniatures – I’ll present them later, but now I finally want to present the battle report from my last game – Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th edition – my Skaven vs Goblins. 1500 points. I’ve playing against Piotrek’s Goblins two weeks ago. Man! Two weeks! I had very little time during this time – I wanted to write this report, but there was always some other thing to do… …but on plus side – I sorted my travelling miniatures set for the next 6 months. I’m going to be apart of my collection during the long journey across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia – so I needed to plan ahead and arrange what exactly I’ll paint in upcoming  months. Well, I think it’s a good excuse, why …

Battle Report: Warhammer Fantasy 5th ed. Skaven vs Dogs of War (2000 points)

In last few days I  had two battles of Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Saturday I’ve played good old Herohammer (WHFB 5th edition) – 2000 points battle against Dogs of War, and Monday I’ve played WHFB 8th edition – 1500 points vs Orcs and Goblins. I had awesome time playing those battles and I honestly I can’t decide which battle was better. Well, maybe first one, because I won that:)  But still had great game against those Greenskins. I know Andrzej, Dogs of War player from Oldhammer.pl – Polish site associating players of all WHFB editions (except Age of Sigmar). And Dogs of Wars in 5th edition had really cool Army Book and awesome, really awesome miniatures. So this battle were exceptional. Do you remember Dogs of War? Regiments of Renown of Tilea and other lands? Mercenaries for hire are not available any more, but 5th and 6th edition were full of different types of units. Pikemen, Ogres, Dwarf Slayers pirates, Bearmen, Birdmen…and many more! Real class act! And now I had the pleasure for the very …

Unknown Skaven Warlord…

…and back to Skaven again… What happened , you ask? After my all declarations that I’m done with Skaven for some time, and concentrate more on other games than Warhammer- Infinity, Malifaux and Wolsung, I’m back to the rats… Yes, apparently Skaven are my drug. I can’t get rid of them for a longer period of time, and after few weeks I’m back to painting them all over again. They are way to cool to leave them alone:). So, let me present my latest achievement – Skaven Warlord – End Times release. Amazing model – love the posture of that guy, love the details (tiny rat on Warlord’s belt or human head stuck to the pole), love the typical Skaven attitude. Natural born leader;). I got great bargain deal for this miniature on internet auction. I paid about 2/3 of actual GW price – so it would be a sin if I would not buy it. The timing was also perfect because I needed one more mini for my Skaven army. I needed the chief …

Battle Report: Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Ed. Skaven vs Wood Elves (1250 points)

Wow! Finally! Breakthrough! After 4 battles lost in the row I managed to achieve victory against Wood Elves. I’ve adjusted my army a little (in other words: I get rid of the traitors in my Skaven horde:) and, look at that, I won! To be honest – I’m happy, but first of all I feel relief. The pressure was growing with every next lost game – and now, I think it’s going to be much easier. I arranged the battle some time ago with my friend Jasiek from our local Warsaw Warhammer Facebook group – I was quite anticipating this one. I must say, Wood Elves were always kind of the mystery for me. I barely know the Army Book and their rules, and I’ve played against them, maybe 2-3 times. So, after this clash – I learned quite a few things about Wood Elves – lesson taken and remembered… Ok, enough about me. Let me take you to the story… Short summary – Lord Quiksqueek and his struggle for glory About few months ago …

Battle Report: Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Ed. Skaven vs Orcs & Goblins (1500 points)

…and another battle is behind me. And what can I say… the traitors are everywhere. Lord Quiksqueek was defeated. Again.;) …but let me start slowly from the very beginning. I’ve arranged the battle trough Polish Warhammer Fantasy Battle forum – Border Princes with Piotrek (he plays Orcs and Goblins). We supposed to play in the beginning of July, but due to some unexpected events we were forced to re-schedule the battle until last Thursday. The battle for 1500 points when I finally will be able to play me second freshly finished Doomwheel and try out how exactly Assassin is making out in battlefield conditions. We played in Bunkier Store, here in Warsaw, where there is nice table available with plenty of terrain pieces. Background Story Remember Grey Seer Quiksqueek and his miserable fate? How he have lost battle after battle after battle? He was in continuous disgrace. He could not show his face to Lords of Decay, unless he will do something big, something praiseworthy. Something worth the story that will be repeated by small …

Doomwheels – War has never been so much fun :)

I must confess.  I have cheated in my last week battle against Empire. I’ve deployed two Doomwheels and  none of the models weren’t entirely painted nor even properly based… and I was bragging – my army is fully painted…but no – there were much to be done… First Doomhweel – old metal model from early 1990s lacked the banner. Everything else was done here – I painted it in September 2014, right before my trip to America, all was left to paint, cut it out and attach the banner to the pole. Oh, wow, to be honest  I’m not very good at painting paper banners… of course, it’s like doing the colouring book – all is prepared – all is need to be done, just fill all empty space with colours.  But It happened to be not that easy, if you wish it to look nice. And I’m not doing it quite often these days – all banners in new GW models are made from plastic – and it’s much easier for me to do …