Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Warhammer Rebasing

I've been rebasing my One Hour Warhammer armies the last few days. The Skaven are completely rebased but need to be flocked. The Orcs are rebased but I still need to paint up a few new units then flock them. I've added two units of boar riders, a chariot, a troll and another unit of warriors.

I am basing all my Warhammer models on 60mm frontage bases. I am adhering to the concept of keeping my armies small. I received 5 Ogre Kingdoms models in the mail today. 3 Bulls and 2 Belchers. I have all but one Bull rebased. The Ogres are so large they fit one model to a 60mm x 30mm base.

Currently in my model inventory I have models to fill all or some needs for the following Warhammer factions.

Lizardmen
The Empire
Ogre Kingdoms
Skaven
Tomb Kings
Night Goblins
Orcs
Dark Elves
Bretonnia
Vampire Counts
Chaos

15mm Fantasy Army Composition

I was asked to share the composition of my 15mm Fantasy Armies. I will start with the Dwarfs and list how I see them fit into OHW. Below lists the unit type and the number of units of that type, followed by their rating for OHW.

15mm "Ironforge" Dwarf Units
Crossbows 2 (0 in shooting, 0 in HtH)
Handgunners 4 (2 in shooting, 0 in HtH and any shooting roll of a 1 then out of ammo rest of game.)
Dwarf Warriors 8 (+2 HtH)
Hero Lords 2 (Add bonus to attached or nearby units, for an example see my link for Warhammer Characters on the left sidebar.)

Upcoming: Mobile Balistae Warmachine, Steam Automaton (maybe), Ram or Bear Cavalry.

15mm "Athel Lorien" Wood Elves
Chariot 1 (2 shooting, 0 HtH)
Dragonlings 1(-2 HtH)
Tree Ents 2 (+2 HtH)
Knights 5 (+2 HtH)
Unicorn Scout Riders 3 (+2 Shooting, 0 HtH)
Bows 4 (+2 Shooting, -2 HtH)
Warriors 8 (0 HtH)
Hero Lord 1

Upcoming: Satyrs, Centaur units. Elk Riders, Eagle Riders

15mm "Black Rock Clan" Orcs
Black Orcs 3 (+2 HtH, Armor)
Orc Warriors 8 (0 HtH)
Orc Pikes 2 (+2 HtH)
Warg Riders 6 (+2 HtH)
Orc Archers 3 (-2 Shooting, -2 HtH)
Trolls 2 (+2 HtH, Regenerate 1d3 hits once.)
Hero Lords 2

Upcoming: Orc Warlord, Orc Heavy Chariots, Orc Catapult.

Those are the three 15mm forces that I rebased for OHW-Fantasy. I still have a few more to go and they are:  Lizardmen, Undead, & 2 Feudal Human Armies.

Future 15mm Fantasy Projects include:
Second Undead Army
Second Lizardman Army
Dark Elves
Evil Men
Imperial Men
Undead Egyptian

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

One Hour Warhammer: Skaven Rule Changes

I am toying with some new rules for the Skaven. Here they are:

*Skaven shooters (including Warp Cannon) may fire into any unit of Clan Rats that are engaged in close combat with an enemy. All damage is marked equally on both combatants.

*Skaven Gutter Runners: May deploy at any table edge or terrain feature anytime after the first turn.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

15mm Battle: Dwarfs vs Orcs.

I fought this battle back on the 7th so all the details are a bit sketchy now. Any way it was an enjoyable game. I used "One Hour Wargames" rules but reduced the hits a unit could take down to 10 each. I fielded 10 Orc units and 9 Dwarfs. The Orcs took first turn and advanced in hopes of sacking the dwarf hold. The battle went well and ended with a Dwarf victory.

The "Dwarf Hold" is a terrain feature from the Dragonriders of the Styx playset.

The Dwarfs line up to defend their hearth and hall.

Warg Riders lead the Orc advance.





Dwarf crossbows rain death upon advancing Orc scouts.

The Orc shaman throws a fireball at the advancing Dwarf unit.





This Dwarf Handgunner unit rolled a 1 in shooting. Which meant they caused 1 further casualty and are now out of ammo.



The Dwarf Thane leads the Dwarf Axe unit as it finishes off the unit of Black Orcs.