Friday, 22 June 2012

The Oldhammer Player Location Finder Thingamyjig

I arrived back from holiday at 2am this morning, and, having consumed copious amounts of Redbull to see me through the last part of a 1700 mile drive home from Sweden, found myself unable to sleep. After a quick catch up on all of your blogs (looks like you all went wishlist crazy while I was away!) and some prep work on my undead, I got to thinking about how I would find an opponent for some 3rd edition games when the army was finished.

I thought about this for a good long while before it struck me that I'd just been reading the blogs of lots of 3rd edition WFB fans, some or all of which would seemingly make great opponents if only they were close enough. Fortunately our good friends/evil enemies (dpending on your point of view) at Google had the perfect tool for finding out - Google Maps.

Google Maps v1.0
I created a map, and if you let me know the city/town/village that you live in, I'll add you to the map too (I'll be as vague as you want me to be with your location, I understand you might not want to reveal the location of your leadpile to a bunch of lead-crazed lunatics that you don't know), and put a permanent link to it on this blog somewhere.

For now, you can see me at the centre of the wargaming universe in Nottingham.

View Oldhammer Players in a larger map

Monday, 4 June 2012

I'm Back!

Not much hobby activity recently. I've had a manic time with work, and with the arrival of summer (or rather those 4 sunny days we call summer around these parts) my hobby motivation dwindled to pretty much zero. It didn't help that the figure sitting on my desk waiting to be painted didn't inspire me on little bit, so I put him aside and mused over the subject of what motivates me in the hobby, while drinking a beer. (A nice bottle of Fursty Ferret since you asked).

Then it hit me.


I've always been more of a gamer than a painter at heart, but the number of games I play is minimal due to not having a painted army. So what better motivation than getting an army painted with the sole intention of playing a game? Just a small one mind, this is me we're talking about!

So out came my 3rd edition Warhammer armies book, and after much deliberation I settled on undead. 1000 points of undead to be precise.

Another Fursty Ferret and some head scratching later and I came up with this:

Gerhart Amsel - Lvl 15 Necromancer - Hand weapon - 155 points

20 Skeletons inc. standard - Hand weapons - 210 points

19 Skeletons inc. musician and standard - Hand weapons, spears, light armour - 266 points
Led by a Lvl 5 Undead Hero - Hand weapon, magic sword(hellhoned blade), light armour - 67 points

10 Grim Reapers - Double handed weapons - 120 points

10  Skeleton Archers - Hand weapons, bows - 120 points

1 Undead Stone Thrower - 60 points

Total - 998 points

Now, having not played a game of 3rd edition warhammer for almost 20 years, I don't know if that's a usable, or even legal army list, so if you spot any glaring errors please let me know.

My plan is to start painting when I return from my holiday at the end of June, and have it finished in 2 months. Then all I need to do is find an opponent.......