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Robert’s Kings of War

Robert’s Kings of War

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About the Project

A little project to show my Kings of War armies, my progress I make towards painting the many unpainted minis I have for various armies and any related Kings of War content I may have.

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I have been keeping up and doing 30 minutes everyday on my Kings of War.  It has mostly been building units and I have got a lot of Zombies and Ghouls sorted for my Undead.

I’ve also been searching for models, so have found a few things I didn’t know I had including quite a rather lovely Undead cannon that I am going to use as a Balefire Catapult and some Ogre Command!

Sixty more Zombies - a legion.  These guys should help with objectives and holding up elite enemy for a turn or two.  Sixty more Zombies - a legion. These guys should help with objectives and holding up elite enemy for a turn or two.
Dwarfs get reinforcements with a troop of Rangers.  They will be a useful addition to the armyDwarfs get reinforcements with a troop of Rangers. They will be a useful addition to the army
While not needed for the game, I found a lot of the Dwarf Warmachine Crew I built years ago.  While not needed for the game, I found a lot of the Dwarf Warmachine Crew I built years ago.
Just so the Naughty Dwarfs don't get jealous, I have done some work on them as well.  Why I decided to try and sculpt a design on their shields even makes me wonder about my sanity.  Just so the Naughty Dwarfs don't get jealous, I have done some work on them as well. Why I decided to try and sculpt a design on their shields even makes me wonder about my sanity.

More Reinforcements, Discord and Blood!

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Have got plenty done over the past couple of days – especially this afternoon chatting with Laughingboy in the CoG discord (Torros also popped in as well).   Hopefully more people will pop in and out of the chat as the discord and community grows.

A horde of Skeleton Warriors - for the times you need a big hard to shift unit, that can actually do a little damage back... Zombies are hard to shift, but hit on 6s... these guys hit on 5s.A horde of Skeleton Warriors - for the times you need a big hard to shift unit, that can actually do a little damage back... Zombies are hard to shift, but hit on 6s... these guys hit on 5s.
A regiment of Skeleton Spearmen.  I have a horde of these guys already, so will now make up two regiments worth.  They can either be taken as a regiment, but also put together to make a horde.  A regiment of Skeleton Spearmen. I have a horde of these guys already, so will now make up two regiments worth. They can either be taken as a regiment, but also put together to make a horde.
The second regiment of Skeleton Spearmen.  They have the phalanx special rule, which is very useful against cavalry and flyers. The second regiment of Skeleton Spearmen. They have the phalanx special rule, which is very useful against cavalry and flyers.
More Zombies... like the Skeleton Spearmen, I'll make these as two regiments to give a little more flexibility in force building. I still have 17 more sprues of them clip out!More Zombies... like the Skeleton Spearmen, I'll make these as two regiments to give a little more flexibility in force building. I still have 17 more sprues of them clip out!
More Zombies... some heroes in the back ground that I found today - Ghoul Ghast and a Necromancer.More Zombies... some heroes in the back ground that I found today - Ghoul Ghast and a Necromancer.
Skeleton Revenants - the elite Skeletons.  I need a Horde or two of these for something a bit more hitty.Skeleton Revenants - the elite Skeletons. I need a Horde or two of these for something a bit more hitty.
Distracted by Torros and Clash of Spears chat, I tried my best to cut my finger off!  Distracted by Torros and Clash of Spears chat, I tried my best to cut my finger off!

Reinforcements for the Undead.

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Getting some cavalry built for the UndeadGetting some cavalry built for the Undead
More Wrights - this will give me two troops now.  More Wrights - this will give me two troops now.
A horde of Zombies - Zombies are cheap and they are very sticky, I need a couple of these.  A horde of Zombies - Zombies are cheap and they are very sticky, I need a couple of these.
A Regiment of Ghouls.  They are fast (for undead) and hit reasonably hard for their cost but are easily broken.  A Regiment of Ghouls. They are fast (for undead) and hit reasonably hard for their cost but are easily broken.

Some Games of 3rd

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Last Saturday, Paul (@Lordsanes), Gerry (@avernos) and myself (@Robert) played some 1000 points games of Kings of War.  Paul brought his Goblins with a few Werewolf allies, Gerry brought tryhard filth from the Abyss and my Dwarfs tried to save Coleraine from all the evil that abounded.

Paul won 2 out of 2, destroying me and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Gerry.  In the clash of Dwarfs v Forces of the Abyss, a fairly balanced game was decided by my ability to sit on objectives and not budge.

Great fun was had by all.  Pics below.

The Plan

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Recently I have been in a bit of a hobby rut.  No interest in painting, and just cleaning up bits and pieces and getting them ready for priming.  So, with this in mind I am going to start doing a little bit of Kings of War everyday.  It worked with my Nurgle project and I got loads done, so hopefully it will work with this.  The idea is to try and do at least 30 minutes of KOW hobby everyday.  This Saturday it will be hopefully playing a game, but that counts.

So I have raided the shed and found the following to add to my Dwarfs, Undead and to finally start on my Naughty Dwarfs – I might have collected a few things over the years… and this is not all of what I have for these armies….

 

Dwarfs - it is also a rather dusty box for whatever reason.  Only three more cannons in it, I am sure I have more...Dwarfs - it is also a rather dusty box for whatever reason. Only three more cannons in it, I am sure I have more...
Undead - you can see some of the resin three ups I have of the Undead RatDogs.  They will be used for Revenant or Soul Reaver Cav.Undead - you can see some of the resin three ups I have of the Undead RatDogs. They will be used for Revenant or Soul Reaver Cav.
Two army boxes worth of Naughty Dwarfs, and I have more from the 1st KoW Kickstarter.  Two army boxes worth of Naughty Dwarfs, and I have more from the 1st KoW Kickstarter.

So you can see I will have my hands full over the next wee while.  Plan is to do something everyday for the rest of the year.  Even if a miracle happens and I get through all this, I can then make a start on the Elves, Orcs and Goblins I have.

Recently I have also got a couple of units for my Dwarfs ready to prime and then paint.

Sharpshooters - I have another unit to do as well.  Sharpshooters - I have another unit to do as well.
Steel Behemoth.  Steel Behemoth.

My Dwarfs Went to War

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So myself and Lordsanes made the trip to Coleraine, to OTT HQ, and got a game of Kings of War second edition in.  Boy it was fun.  I managed the win, but I got a few rules wrong, and my dice were disgustingly good so the poor Gobbos didn’t stand a chance.  Not long to 3rd now.

Some photos of the epic clash on a great table below.

My Dwarfs - The Badger Drilly Bit

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My Dwarfs - The Badger Drilly Bit
My Dwarfs - The Badger Drilly Bit

Needs more badgers, needs more dwarfs to ride the badgers (not that kind of ride…), more drilly things and more heroes!

My Dwarfs - The Marchy Part

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My Dwarfs - The Marchy Part
My Dwarfs - The Marchy Part
The banner is very space marine... like Imperial Fists, it is a wee bit shit.  The banner is very space marine... like Imperial Fists, it is a wee bit shit.
Need a few more to make a regiment, would even be tempted with a horde to hold the middle of the line or deny a flank to cav!Need a few more to make a regiment, would even be tempted with a horde to hold the middle of the line or deny a flank to cav!

My Dwarfs - The Shooty Part.

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These haven’t been used in many years… I didn’t realise they were as dusty until I saw the photos.  They are clean now!

I do have quite a few more riflemen and crossbowers plus lots more artillery in a box.  Will be interesting to see what 3rd Edition does.

My Dwarfs - The Shooty Part.
My Dwarfs - The Shooty Part.
My Dwarfs - The Shooty Part.
My Dwarfs - The Shooty Part.
My Dwarfs - The Shooty Part.

KOW 2nd Edition - Hello and Goodbye

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Dear KoW 2nd Edition

I write to you to express my sadness and regret that I only got one game with you.  Grand plans were hatched for you, great armies planned and campaigns dreamed off.  I apologise to you for not following through with these plans.

Yesterday I played my first game of 2nd Edition and probably my last.  My opponents, Goblins and Forces of Nature put my Skeleton horde to the sword and comprehensively sent me back to the Necromancer Social Club licking my wounds.  Despite my shame of letting the Royal Society of Undead Generals down, I thoroughly enjoyed myself because you are a great ruleset (and my opponents, despite shooting at me with invisible units, were also great).

Your better looking younger sister approaches to replace you, but that should not worry you, as you are not the older ugly sister, for you served the world of Rank and File fantasy well.

My kindest regards

Robert the Necromancer

Goblin General Paul surveys the battlefield, he can't help notice the snow melting on the hills.  What strange climate is this?Goblin General Paul surveys the battlefield, he can't help notice the snow melting on the hills. What strange climate is this?
Will the photo be in focus?  Gerry cam in action!  Will the photo be in focus? Gerry cam in action!
The left flank.  The melting water has brought Goblins, Undead and Elementals to investigate.  Global warming, I guess.The left flank. The melting water has brought Goblins, Undead and Elementals to investigate. Global warming, I guess.
Fleabags, I hate Fleabags, they slowed the flank long enough for the centre of the Undead to be unsupported and destroyed!  Fleabags, I hate Fleabags, they slowed the flank long enough for the centre of the Undead to be unsupported and destroyed!
Action in the centre heats up, literally!  Fire Elementals are pure filth.  Action in the centre heats up, literally! Fire Elementals are pure filth.
The right flank.  Time to rest on my axe and watch the action.  The right flank. Time to rest on my axe and watch the action.

My Undead Army - Others

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Ghoul Troop – 70

Ghoul Troop – 70

Wights – 155

Wights – 155

Wraiths – 120

Werewolf Regiment – 155

Balefire Catapult – 95

This was a 1st Edition army, when Wights weren’t Large Infantry and Wraiths could be taken in units of 5.

Update on 14/11/2019 – Points are now 3rd edition.  I will replace the Wights with more suitable models, perhaps even the tasty looking ones from Mantic.  The 6 guys can either be used as Revenants or Soul Reaver Infantry.

Wraiths will get rebased sometime to create a troop (10 models on a 100×40 footprint).  I’m sure I have another 5 to make into another troop at some stage.

My Undead Army - Heroes

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My Undead Army - Heroes

Executioner (Necromancer) – 50

Revenant King – 80

Undead Army Standard Bearer – 50

Necromancer – 50

Mounted Vampire Lord – 200

I thought I had more Necromancers type models painted but they must be in a box somewhere.

 

My Undead Army - Skeletons

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Skeleton Spearmen Horde – 175

Skeleton Warriors Regiment – 85

Skeleton Warriors Regiment – 85

Skeleton Warriors Regiment – 85

Skeleton Archers Troop – 70

Skeleton Archers Troop – 70

Revenants Regiment – 125

Revenants Regiment – 125

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