Category: Battle for Sophia

Ogres – Pirates and Marines

Using Pirate Ogre heads from Titan Forge I converted my Games Workshop models to fit the pirate theme Captain Gorehook created.

I’ve then converted a regiment of Ogre Marines using Ogre standard bearer arms with added speartips, Titan Forge heads and hats from a certain childhood toy

gav_thorpe_sunderingThe first of 17 books from Gav, all signed! Including some super special editions, which will be going on ebay!

Checkout Gav’s blog here.

Get your chance to win this in the raffle – here.

Thanks Gav for the amazing support!


Grey Seer Skitterclaw was anxious. Anxious yet excited. With his limitless talent he had been able to feel the winds of magic growing in the area for the past few months. Warpstone fueled visions had filled his mind with promised riches that would be his if he were to investigate.

Yet a nagging doubt clawed at him, a fear. No, he wasn’t afraid, of course a Grey Seer such as he had nothing to fear from the other, lesser, species of the Olde World. But yet it was there. He tuttered and put it down to the rival clans wanting to take this power for themselves. No other could have it, it was his alone.

Soon the world would see, they would see the power of the Great Horned Rat…

The rulespack allows for each player to take a free General and free Battle Standard Bearer, which includes their mount and can also be a Special Character. The other races have some spectacular options; Dragon-mounted combat monsters, Greater Daemons, uber-destructive Special Characters; Teclis, Queek, Archaon… the Ogre Kingdoms have no such luxuries (Greasus, though funny, is rubbish, and Skrag is just a bit of a nutter). Instead, I’ll have to rely on a good, old-fashioned Tyrant. Enter; Captain Gorehook, Tyrant of the Axewound Pirates

Equipped with a Great Weapon, he has a manly (Ogre-y?) five Attacks at Strength seven. He has the ‘Mountaineater’ bigname (can’t be wounded better than 3+), ‘Glittering Scales’ (-1 to hit in combat) and ‘Talisman of Preservation’ (4+ ward). He should put up a good fight, especially when using “By the Power of Grey Skull”

“By the Power of Grey Skull!”
When things are dire and you’re against the wall, a player has a heroic moment called ‘by the Power of Grey Skull’ – only once per game. The general’s unit gets the following special rules:
– Stubborn, 4+ ward, immune to KB and HKB, any multi wounds attacks only cause one wound.
– The general gets HKB and 2+ ward (including mount).
This is for one turn only.

Captain Gorehook is accompanied to battle by Baldrick, his trusty Battle Standard Bearer. Equipped with the ‘Armour of Destiny’, he has a healthy 4+ ward save like his General. Baldrick prides himself on having the biggest pole on the battlefield.



We’ve been given a new fundraising target as; Sophia’s Stepping Stones announce they’ve met their goal of raising £65,000!

We will now focus their efforts on raising £1100 to buy a TomCat Trike – an award-winning, custom-built mobility tricycle designed to suit the needs of children and adults with mild to severe disabilities, whether learning, visual or physical.

Club Chairman and organiser of the event, Steve Foote said: “We’re thrilled Sophia’s Stepping Stones have met their target. We’ll support them further by raising enough money for Sophia to ride to battle in her very own chariot – a TomCat Trike. This will not only give Sophia some real independence and confidence, but also allow her to get stronger, faster, all whilst having fun.”

“We’ve secured prizes for our raffle worth over £730. Each pound donated to the JustGiving page marked ‘Battle For Sophia’ buys one ticket for the raffle as well as influencing the gameplay by changing the balance of power and triggering special in-game events.”tomcattrike_B4S

The Daemons muster…

1x Exhalted Bloodthirster (Equimanthorn):  Axe of Khorne, Souleater
1x Bloodthirster (Sammael The Desecrator):  Unbreakable skin, Unholy fury
1x Daemon Prince (Aguilar The Desolate):  Daemon of Khorne, Incorporeal Strike, Cleaving Blow
1x Daemon Prince (Agrajak The Annihilator): Daemon of Khorne, Blade of Blood, Unbreakable skin
1x Skulltaker :
1x Karanak:
1x Herald of Khorne:  Battle Standard Bearer, Wailing Banner, Exhalted Locus of Wrath
1x Herald of Khorne:  Greater Locus of Fury, Unbreakable Skin
20x Bloodletters:  Standard, Musician, Champion
20x Bloodletters : Champion
12x Bloodletters:  Champion
6x Bloodcrushers : Standard, Musician, Champion
9x Flesh Hounds of Khorne:  Ambushers
5x Chaos Furies:  Daemon of Khorne
1x Skull Cannon of Khorne:
1x Soul Grinder:  Daemon of Khorne, Daemonbone Claw, Baleful Torrent
1x Great Unclean One (Malebolgia The Ulcerated): Level 3, Plague Flail, Corpulence, Crushing Mass
1x Epidemius :
1x Herald of Nurgle:  Level 1, Greater Locus of Fecundity, Crushing Mass, Noxious Breath
24x Plague Bearers:  Standard, Musician, Champion
12 Plague Bearers:
6x Nurglings:
1x Beast of Nurgle :
1x Beast of Nurgle:
6x Plague Drones:  Standard, Musician, Champion, Deaths Heads, Venom Sting
1x Lord of Change (Moloch The Keymaster):  Level 4, Portaglyph, Wand of Whimsy
1x Changeling:
1x Herald of Tzeench:  Level 2, Greater Locus of Consuration, Cleaving Blow, Un-natural Swiftness
20X Pink Horrors:  Standard, Musician, Champion
12x Pink Horrors:
5x Flamers of Tzeench:
5x Flamers of Tzeench:
9x Screamers of Tzeench:
1x Keeper of Secrets (Qweffor the Depraved): Level 3, Lash of Despair, Incorporeal Strike
1x Masque of Slaanesh:
1x Herald of Slaanesh:  Level 1, Greater Locus of Swiftness, Unholy Flurry
16x Daemonettes:  Standard, Musician, Champion
5x Seekers of Slaanesh: Standard, Musician, Champion
4x Fiends of Slaanesh:
1x Exhalted Seeker Chariot:  Alluress
1x Cockatrice:  Poison Claws, Acid Vomit
1x Chimera:  Flaming Breath, Fiend Tail, Rending Fangs
1x Chaos Dragon:
Or could make it Exhalted

I think the grand total comes out somewhere around 11898 points (or 12278 with the exhalted  dragon)
Should last 48 hours, possibly without using anything twice….!

The leader of the Lizardmen will be the epic Mazdamundi! This a kit/toy bash with a dodgy photoshop banner in place, looks rough at the moment, but should be a good centre piece for my army.


IMPORTANT UPDATE – Due to some late promised donations (due to payday) the draw will be made on Monday 4th Nov. Results will be published on this website.


Prizes up for grabs:

Signed Books from Gav Thorpe himself!!!

The Horus Heresy – Shadows of Treachery

The Horus Heresy – Tales of Heresey

The Horus Heresy – Deliverance Lost

The Horus Heresy – The Primarchs

The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness

The Sundering

Path of the outcastPath of the warrior
Path of the seer

The Crown of the blood
The Crown of the conquerorThe Crown of the Usurper


The Purging of Kadillus

Angels of Darkness

Audio book – Mission: Purge

Audio book – Honour to the dead

Beasts of War
x5 Back Stage Passes for a year – worth £45 each!
PLUS a secret, surprise, goodie box of goodness!

The Black Sun
Set of Black Sun dice

Corel Software
Corel Painter X3 software – worth £315

The Dwellers Below
Set of Dwellers Dice (in production)

Element Games
x5 £5 vouchers (no min spend)

Hollow Tree Studios
$20 gift certificate, plus 2 very limited edition prizes to be announced soon

x2 memberships for their SAWC special content – worth £18 each

Og games
£20 voucher for their store

Roxio Game Capture HD PRO card – worth £130


To win one of these prizes is easy.

1 – Go to

2 – Every pound donated buys one raffle ticket for the prize draw – allow JustGiving to see your email address so we can contact winners

3 – Include the words ‘Battle For Sophia – GOOD’ or ‘Battle For Sophia – EVIL’ in your comment, depending on which force you are supporting

IMPORTANT UPDATE – Due to some late promised donations (due to payday) the draw will be made on Monday 4th Nov. Results will be published on this website.


PLUS you can shift the balance of play!!

Purchase of raffle tickets can influence the course of battle by supporting the forces of Good or Evil. But choose your allegiance wisely, for every pound donated will add one power dice to the magic phase of your chosen force, making for some explosive (and entertaining) magic spells!