Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Saturday Night Mordheim! Carnival of Chaos & Averlanders vs. The Pig-God

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
-Samuel Johnson

At last, it has come to this.  The unlikely alliance of the Averlanders and the foul Carnival of Chaos vs. the unspeakable Pig-God.  Will they prevail?  Or will they be devoured?  Below are the current standings of each warband and the stats for the Pig-God himself.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mordheim Battle Report: Dark Farm

Let the red dawn surmise What we shall do, When this blue starlight dies And all is through.
-The Yellow Sign, by Robert W. Chambers

Join me now in the hateful eternities between the stars.  Now comes at last the results of the first Saturday Night Mordheim.  Battle is joined across a dark farm which huddles fearful and alone below endless, glittering starlight.  Bathed in this cosmic glory, the Witch Hunters ambushed the frightful Possessed with an aim to putting an end to the King in Yellow's reign of terror once and for all.

Warband composition and pictures from available in the previous post.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Saturday Night Mordheim! Possessed vs. Witch Hunters

Why does the horn blast?
Why are we called to arms?
We come with our weapons,
we come armed!
-Götterdämmerung, by Richard Wagner

We stand ready for conflict!  This week's battle will be between the vile Possessed and the (somewhat) incorruptible Witch Hunters.  Below are the current states of each warband.

Starting Warband: The Possessed

What can it then avail though yet we feel
Strength undiminisht, or eternal being
To undergo eternal punishment?
-Paradise Lost Book I, by John Milton

And so comes to Mordheim the outsiders, the "Bogeymen" - the Possessed.  This is a warband I am highly familiar with, having played it myself twice in various campaigns.  Scott is controller of this warband, and a latecomer to the campaign.  As a result, this warband has been expanded beyond what a typical starting warband is.

Serene Annihilation: Universal Heroes - Blue Whale Archers

The souls did from their bodies fly,—
They fled to bliss or woe!
And every soul, it passed me by,
Like the whizz of my cross-bow!
-The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Blue Whale Knights are a knightly order long-thought extinct.  They were men of enormous stature, recruited to fight in full-plate armor on the high seas - leading, naturally, to a high rate of attrition.  Yet in recent times, the Blue Whale Knights have been reappearing in various places about the Empire.  The Blue Whale Knights seem drawn, as many are, to Mordheim - City of the Damned.  Yet, although the order has returned, it hardly seems it is unchanged...

Of course, like other of my work, this one was inspired by the amazing work of Bruticus.