Tuesday 10 November 2015

Blog Wars X - This time it's numeral - The Aftermath

And lo it came to pass that Blog Wars X would be the final Blog War. I can't thank Alex enough for all he's done to arrange these events and keep doing them for 5 years, this time we even got these cool objective counters [supplied by NafNaf at Objective Secured]. I managed to attend half of them and I'm really looking forward to Alex's next competition as although Blog Wars is gone a replacement is in the works but I can't tell you about it or I'll have to kill you and then Alex will have to kill me but as always if you want the info it'll be on From the Fang first.

Back to our weekend, Otty, Ben, Liam and I all got to Stockport on the Friday night. Otty and Ben had a practice game and I watched ;) I'd been suffering from some pain in my foot [possibly plantar fasciitis] all week and although Liam arrived an hour or so after I got there from work I just didn't want to start a game with a whole days standing on the morrow.

So I took some pictures of Otty and Ben's game

Otty's nids are just fantastic en masse.

Then we all bundled into the nearest curry house Kismet in Stockport the food was great and 20+ young women having some kind of sports team post match celebration didn't spoil the night -
Me, the 40kaddict? Here? In a Stockport Curry House? With 20+ excitable young ladies? With my tyranid collection? What were they thinking of?

Actually it was more what were we thinking of, because we're all sharing a camper van in the NWGC car park! Ooh the smells!

Ben took a picture of his first game - Ork Vs Ork

And justifiably very pleased with himself for getting best painted Special character with Ghazgkhull.

But hat was not the end of it as Otty won best painted army and Liam got best conversions with his Nurgle CSMs which included his Hellflies, Land Raider, maggot Chaos spawn and various other scratchbuilds and kitbashes! They're going to stop us coming in future I think.

I picked up these fellas too, so I can make some Shrikes like Monkeychuka, will try and recoup some of the cost by selling the rest of the Crypt Horrors on sprues.

Also on the Friday night I say this awesome Chaos Knight conversion

I love how the hatch has been welded shut so the pilot can no longer escape his hellish confines.

And a pretty cool Heldrake conversion too.

I'll try and get on with the battle reports as soon as I can, there's loads I want to blog about but I'm struggling to fit it in, I'll do my best.


  1. Glad you all enjoyed it. Loving the Fast Show reference. If you can promise the girls will be back next time I might be persuaded to come over for Friday night!

    Not sure what to do about your lot's dominance of the painting comp!

    1. Having looked at NafNafs dark Eldar carnival, you must not have to do anything! It just needs to get completed.

  2. Seems like a good time was had Dave, the curry looked good also lol

  3. Loved my game against Liam. Most fun oppenant I've had in a long time. And loving the fact that you had curry, I didn't realise you were doing that before he camper van experience!

  4. The standard you guys set is insane! One day *shakes fist* great to make your acquaintance and look forward to the revamped format muchly

  5. Great tournament sad it was the last one but best till last. We all had a great time and the motor home worked brilliant we now know it would work really well again in future tournaments and a special thanks to the chap that runs the gaming club for letting us park up outside in the car park . The curry was great as was the company and I can vouch of us all that we had some great games against great opponents. Having put my necrons away I dusted off my orks this time and they didn't let me down providing me with the same ratio of win loss 2:1 but with much more fun for both me and my opponents I hope . Looking forward to whatever Alex comes up with in future. And a special thanks to 3 great friends with sickening painting ability for another great weekend .

  6. Looks fab, well jell !!! Made up to see you all winning, there should be a nationals for you all. Looking forward to the battle reports next

    1. Shame u couldn't make it Pete work is a nightmare for spoiling fun hopefully our next outing u can make it

  7. Looks fab, well jell !!! Made up to see you all winning, there should be a nationals for you all. Looking forward to the battle reports next