Category: Warhammer

The Silver Tower

The lads chipped-in to buy the utterly GLORIOUS boxed set that is Warhammer Quest Silver Tower. The models are absolutely beautiful and we spent an evening together feverishly building them all. We were all big fans of the quality of the card tiles and accessories, and after a few practice games, we were hooked. It’s such a great value set. The game play is fast and simple, but with enough depth to keep it varied, fun and interesting, with plenty of tactical decisions to make. An interesting dynamic is the cooperative nature of the game and the interoperability of the characters with one another. A well-formed crew really is an example of “the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.” Victory will only come if they work together.

The duty to paint it all fell to me. Luckily, they were a joy to work on. I painted nearly all the models from a white undercoat and made good use of washes to get the job done fast. The sculpts are super crisp and the usual top-quality we’ve all come to know and love from Games Workshop.

We’re now all working on our own bespoke characters for a big campaign weekend at the end of March. We plan to smash through the entire campaign, beginning to end, developing and advancing our characters, and earning them fame and glory (or bloody death and ruin…). In either case, it promises to be loads of fun! Another attraction of the game is how casual and “beer-proof” it is – no matter how drunk we get, we’ll still be able to play (although some of us will put that to the test!). The gang has already started planning, building and painting their characters, and are now starting to discuss their bespoke rules.


Dwarf Update

Work has started on the Dwarves with a character painted up and the 2 gyrocopters (excluding the rider).

Once the tournament is over I will go back and tidy up a few bits but they are to a standard that will pass for the event.

Dwarf Runepriest




2 Dwarf Gyrocopters using the machine guns from Titan Forge





I’ve also come up with a list for the event

Runesmith (General); x2 Rune of Spellbreaking, Rune of Stone, Rune of Iron, Shield 133
Runesmith; x2 Rune of Spellbreaking, Rune of Stone, Shield 113
Thane (Battle Standard Bearer); Master Rune of Grungi, Shield, 153
Master Engineer; 70
Master Engineer; 70
21 Longbeards; Full Command, Great Weapons, Rune of Stoicism, 359
18 Quarrellers; Full Command, Great Weapons, 286
1 Gyrocopter; 80
1 Gyrocopter; 80
Cannon; Rune of Forging, 145
Cannon; Rune of Forging, Rune of Burning, 150
Grudge Thrower; Rune of Accuracy, Rune of Forging, Rune of Burning 135
Grudge Thrower; Rune of Accuracy, Rune of Forging, 130
Organ Cannon; Rune of Accuracy, Rune of Burning, 150
Organ Cannon; Rune of Accuracy, 145
Army Total: 2,199

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Dwarves not Dwarfs – 2015

@Simonroberts87 here.

It’s certainly been a while since I last put anything up on the blog but I come bearing good news.

In 2015 I will be rocking a Dwarf army that I will be using at various tournaments – the first being the Firestorm Four

Now being extremely poor at spelling I wanted to find out the difference between Dwarfs and Dwarves…. to all those interested you can find out more

So far I’ve drafted a few army list ideas and made various purchases.

I will have 2 armies.

1. will be fully painted by me and in the end will be my sole tournament army

2. back up army that I’ve purchased from someone that has used it at tournaments in 2014. This means that If I don’t have anything painted in time I have a back up and also means I have some alternative unit choices and means I can get some practice games in ASAP

I’ve mainly gone for Titan Forge and Avatar of War models including







I will keep the blog up to date with developments as they happen and of course will be Tweeting everything.

Chaos Warrior fluff – Ben

The High King of the Mountains of The North, Blood Moon Hell Fang The Dragon king, sits on his throne of shattered bone and dry blood with his baby carmine dragon on his lap (the king is bigger than a giant). There was complete silence in the throne room, until one chaos knight came running though the giant bronze doors, he was limping, his horse wasn’t with him. The king was outraged by the condition of the knight’s return, because he has sent 10 of the knights to scout out the old ruins in the desert. The lone knight fell to his knees, and bowed to the king and said “forgive me my lord” in a fearful tone. The king slowly rose to his feet, and said in a soft tone (as soft as an exalted demon prince could be). “I will deal with you later just tell me what happened.” His voice was like thunder, it echoed in the throne room. The knight started to talk, he was still facing the ground. “We headed to the old ruins in the desert as you wanted, all of us sensed a strange aura around the ruin. There seemed to be nothing of interest, then suddenly the whole place started to sink. Only half of us managed to get out alive. Once the ruin sunk an army rose out of the ground, a skeletal army. It was slaughter, me and one other managed to get out alive with our horses, as we were leaving we saw other scouts on the horizon of different army’s. After a while our horses died of thrust, and the other knight died of a leg wound. It was only by the power of Khorne that I survived…” The king interrupted the knight.

“KHORNE? Do not speak to me of the power of Khorne, you are worthless” shouted the king, his word like a thunder storm of shattered bone. The words echoed in the knights chest. The king grabbed the knight with his hand and whispered in the knight’s ear “you should have died in the ruins” the king let the word hang in the air for a few painful seconds. Then Blood Moon Hell Fang The Dragon King crushed the knight in his hand and dropped the lump of flesh, crushed bone and metal to the ground. Turned around sat back down on his throne and said “Ready the army” in an almost joyful voice, then he started to laugh a horrible choking laugh. “We have killing to do…”       

The cold steel lance slid up the neck of the Skaven rat. Squirming and slowly dropping to its knees it hissed “I can offer valuable information in return for my freedom”

A second knight appeared “So you found diseased rat!” Lord Caradryan spotted the whelp many leagues back. Gut it now and let us ride on with haste”.

“The Skaven has offered us information” replied Allunanur “speak vermin or I will cut your life short”.

“Yes yes sire, much information I have…. valuable information I have. My master Lord Skitterclaw is nearby, a powerful seer he has become. Let me show you his lair and may you take his power and in return spare my life you will”.

“You untrustworthy slave, I will not follow your orders however you shall follow mine. We are heading north towards the great desert. A darkness is growing with rumours of an ancient foe returning to plague the Old World once more.

This Skitterclaw you speak of, if he truly is a seer of great power then he may serve as a distraction.
Tell your master to head to the desert, tell him what you will that will interest him enough to make the journey”.

“Allunanur we must ride”.

“Yes Finulier”.

“Whelp, I will be sending a scout to watch you, one wrong turn and he will gut you slowly. Run now and don’t look back”.

“Finulier let us ride if the rumours are true and Nagash has returned then Lord Caradryan needs us by his side.

He is currently seeking out another of the silent order. The winds are strong, stronger then I have seen in an age. Many of the ranks have spoken of seeing shadows in the skies with some saying they have felt incredible changes in temperature.

I get the feeling that many of our questions will be answered in the desert”.


Grey Seer Skitterclaw leapt across the battlements into the heart of the enemy lines, warp lightning crackling around his fingers. He toasted a regiment of the puny man-things with a nonchalant wave of his left hand, whilst delivering a spinning elbow to the neck of the so-called Wizard he had moved in to dispatch. The fool fell to his knees, clutching at his throat, unable to voice any words of power.

Skitterclaw sneered at the weakling, who was clearly trembling in the face of such a supreme being, whilst drawing in another morsel of warp-fueled energy. As the man-things little whelps poured in around the Seer to help the stricken caster, Skitterclaw uttered a few short words of the Clan Pestilens Plague Priests. The resulting pox moved across the battlefield like a wave, leaving bubbling, twitching corpses in it’s dread wake.

The Seer looked about him. The few survivors remaining looked at him in awe, falling to their knees in final submission. He laughed as slavers dragged the pathetic things away, surveying his handywork. More enemies were nearby, clearly afraid by what they had just witnessed. Skitterclaw span on his heel, and ran toward them, squeeking excitedly about the world of pain he was about to bring down on the stupid man-things…

Grey Seer Skitterclaw lay asleep on his bed of straw, squeeking excitedly, legs and arms twitching frantically. A messenger burst into the burrow and fell to his knees.

“My Lord, my Lord! Wake up master!”

Skitterclaw awoke with a start and jumped to his feet.

“Feel my wrath puny man-things!”, he shouted out with his hand outstretched toward the kneeling rat-man.

The Seer’s eyes darted around the burrow and he soon realised where he was. Seeing the messenger before him quaking where he knelt, he could smell that he had squirted the musk of fear. 

Skitterclaw lowered his hand, agitated that he had acted foolishly.

“What is it, can’t you say that I’m busy?! Speak! Quick-quick!”, he blurted out.

“Yes-yes, oh masterful one”, the messenger said, face down to the ground. Skitterclaw could tell that he was grinning by the sound of his voice. “There is word from above ground my most potent of potentates. Armies of the pointy ears and man-things have been seen marching toward the great sand-desert. Scouts say that other forces have been seen coming down from the north as well. What should we do Lord?”

Skitterclaw sneered, there must be something of great value for so many forces to come together, he thought.

“We will show these fools the power of the Horned Rat, of course!”, he exclaimed proudly.

“Yes-yes my Lord”, said the messenger as he got up to leave.

“Where do you think you are going?”, Skitterclaw said in a low voice.

“Why, to take your orders to the commanders of your armies oh powerful one”, the messenger said nervously.

“Then go, fool!”, Skitterclaw commanded.

“Yes my Lord, quickly I go!” 

The messenger spun around and began to scurry out of the burrow. As he did so, Skitterclaw sent a small bolt of warp-lightning into the tail of the poor messenger. The messenger squeek-screamed and leapt into the air as he ran away.

“Smirk at me again, whelp, and you’ll lose that tail!”, Skitterclaw called after the rat-man.

“Yes-yes master, I would never master!”, the messenger called down the tunnel in reply.

Skitterclaw turned back toward his bed thoughtfully, musing on how much warpstone he could get out of this venture.

“i’m going to need slaves this time”, he said quietly. “Lots of them…”

No Coast Tournament Pack

No Coast GT 2014
Location: Nehekhara

Friday 29th August
Arrive from: 15.00 onwards
Big T&T game depending on who arrives when…

Saturday 30th August
Game 1: 09:30 – 12.00
Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00 (Provided)
Game 2: 13:00 – 15:30
Game 3: 15:45 – 18:15
Evening: TBC possibly X-Wing, boards games, card games

Sunday 31th August
Game 4: 9:30 – 12:00
Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00 (Provided)
Game 5: 13:00 – 15:30
Game 6: 15:45 – 18:15
Presentation: 18:45 – 19:00
Evening: Go Home!
General Format
Army Size: 2400pts*
Rounds: 6 (2.5 hours each round)
•    The No Coast GT will be run under the 8th Edition Warhammer Fantasy rule set.
•    Open lists: All lists must be shared with the group on Friday 15th August. Allowing time to call shenanigans. There will be no scoring of lists.
•    For clarity purposes “special”/”named” characters are allowed at this event.
•    Official FAQs will be in use, these can be obtained from
•    Model do not have to be painted, proxies are allowed, but please share any ‘out there’ or ‘chancer’ models you’d like to field with the group first.
•    All units where appropriate should be on movement trays. Units of skirmishers which are more than one model must have a movement tray.
•    There will be no varying scenarios for this tournament; all games will be the “Battle Line” scenario.

* except Beastmen and Tomb Kings who get 2640pts.
Tournament Scoring
Each player will accumulate tournament points over the course of the two days comprising of the elements listed below. A final score out of a possible 120 will be calculated, then the No Coast Extras points will be added for the final total and event winner.

Battle Points:
Six games will be played by each player with a maximum of 20 battle points being gained per game (massacre).
The following VP table will be used to determine the points received by each player.

Battle Points Earned
Victory Points    Winner    Loser
0-150    10    10
151 – 300    11    9
301 – 450    12    8
451 – 600    13    7
601 – 750    14    6
751 – 900    15    5
901 – 1050    16    4
1051 – 1200    17    3
1201 – 1350    18    2
1351 – 1500    19    1
1500+    20    0

With 6 games, it is possible to amass 120 battle points which will contribute directly to a player’s tournament score.
No Coast Extras
10 bonus points awarded for EVERY player who has:
•    Fully painted armies
•    Passage of fluff written and promoted on social media/blog/village shop window card/smoke signal etc…
•    List circulated to group by deadline, without errors
Maximum 30 pts

10 bonus points awarded for each of the following (determined by winning most votes* of each category – in case of tie, both players get 10 points):
•    Best painted army
•    Best fluff
•    Best cocktail
•    Best drunk
•    Best sportsman (if Ed wins this, he gets 1000 points)
Max possible here 50pts

* votes are collected from each player, at the following times:
•    Best painted army – start of game 1
•    Best fluff – start of game 1
•    Best cocktail – end of sat night
•    Best drunk – start of game 4
•    Best sportsman – end of game 6

Each player rates the who they think is the top 3 in each category. There will be forms for you to fill in it so will make more sense then…

Prizes/Trophies/Tat up for grabs

•    Best painted army
•    Best fluff
•    Best cocktail
•    Best drunk
•    Best sportsman

•    Best general (most battle points, not including NCGT extras)

•    Tournament Winner (total battle points plus NCGT extras)

Plus some secret special extras…

No Coast GT teaser vid

No Coast GT 2014



I thought I’d throw out an update with some pics taken over the weekend (don’t forget to follow me on Twitter)

A few of us in the group have kicked-off a Necromunda campaign which happened last Wednesday (9th April) and since then I’ve got three games in with my Orlock gang.

This is how my gang currently stands:


I’ve really enjoyed each game and would thoroughly recommend it if you haven’t tried it before.










In addition I also sorted out ‘the Warhammer room’ yesterday as you could barely walk into the room. I’ve also taken a few pics of some of the rare things I own.







Also taken a shot of my entire High Elf collection