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by HughB
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Cheers Rob. I wanted a truly ysian take on unicorns and centaurs. Its my first attempt at proper sculpting and it shows but it was fun and I'm fairly happy with the paint job. Happy to be getting back into the way of painting again too.
by HughB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

Next year? Yeah maybe ;)
by HughB
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

https://photos.app.goo.gl/STivvM71pzvWVhBK7

So if (big if) I’ve not derped this should link to the start and end of my mule brutes project. 12 points down and I’m still in January. Oh my word.
by HughB
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 1033

Re: 2019 - One hundred minis challenge

We're already a whole week into January now John and you're not even past the 50 model mark?!? Seriously mate, what're you playing at? ;-)

PS - loving the blue.
by HughB
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Emperor Constantine
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Emperor Constantine

You absolute tease. Any elaboration likely to be forthcoming on either of those lines of enquiry in that case? (source of immortality and other members of the immortality club)
by HughB
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Emperor Constantine
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Emperor Constantine

Immortality granted by daemons? Is he the only one to be granted such?
by HughB
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Probably hang from wires rigged above the pile(s) of shame.
by HughB
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

True. I sense that only a dove from above/hrafn unit in the post can rectify the situation. ;-)
by HughB
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

I'm good for a unit of hrafn with a mighty score of 22 right Rob? RIght? >.<
by HughB
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Well we've talked about it in our most recent podcast that will be out to listen to fairly soon (I've derped more than I usually do and so Paul has some careful editing to do) but as the curtain is opening on the 2019 challenge, I thought I'd take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken the...
by HughB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Norse
Topic: Mustering a Jotunn
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Mustering a Jotunn

Hi Bryan Looking through the muster list, you would appear to have the right of it yes. The jotunn can't be mustered under a human commander as it would double his authority. The konungr doesn't have quite enough authority to take a unit of trolls and a jotunn so it has to be a unit of leipttrolls a...
by HughB
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Darklands Events
Topic: Skirmish at Coffa Tree IV
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Skirmish at Coffa Tree IV

Put me in the 1500 gold camp. It gives you a game with a reasonable amount of working parts/tactical depth while also giving you a game that you can get through in a decent time frame. Unless you wanted to change the format slightly and do the event over two days perhaps and have x number of 1500 g...
by HughB
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Darklands Events
Topic: Skirmish at Coffa Tree IV
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Skirmish at Coffa Tree IV

Put me in the 1500 gold camp. It gives you a game with a reasonable amount of working parts/tactical depth while also giving you a game that you can get through in a decent time frame. Unless you wanted to change the format slightly and do the event over two days perhaps and have x number of 1500 go...
by HughB
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Throwing my toys out of the pram....
Replies: 26
Views: 1631

Re: Throwing my toys out of the pram....

So frenzied units like it when you run towards them and get close enough so that they can counter charge your units piece meal and maximise their counter charge/always alert ability. What they don't like is being dragged around the board by fast moving units that make them run away from the soft squ...
by HughB
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Loving those abhorrents. Inspiring me to get mine built and painted. Good work.
by HughB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Kindred Musters Update - 1st July 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 3188

Re: Kindred Musters Update - 1st July 2018

Its a fair point. The brute corruptors could be in the fleshdrunes command but would have to bind to a brute unit or a drune brute unit at which point their ubiquity doesn't matter. So - superfluous rule?
by HughB
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Anglecynn shifting - both sexes?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Anglecynn shifting - both sexes?

What goes on on botchergate stays on botchergate (hopefully). O.o
by HughB
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about the hound master option for battle drunes
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Question about the hound master option for battle drunes

So the houndmaster option equips a battle drune with an axe and a whip. It also downgrades hound drunes attached to the houndmaster from feral to wild and increases their unit size. The question is should the hound masters whip have the goad special rule. I think it probably should but then thats be...
by HughB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Ask Me Questions!
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Ask Me Questions!

Hadn't really thought of the brythoniaid as being all that christian but you're right, as romano-british they very much were christians. And of a very different flavour of christianity to the Irish christianity too. I take it dragons don't really go in for christiainity. They do have their own magic...
by HughB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: How the Dyn creatures came to be
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: How the Dyn creatures came to be

:-) good points all - thank you both gentleman
by HughB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Ask Me Questions!
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Ask Me Questions!

So broadly the Ysians feel that the brythoniaid abandoned them as the angelcynn pushed west. How did/do the brythoniaid feel about the Ysians immediately post separation and since the Ysians fall - abandonment of the brythoniaid way of life. Do the dragons etc have any particular antipathy for the y...
by HughB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: How the Dyn creatures came to be
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: How the Dyn creatures came to be

Is there much infighting between the wocor, the draigs and the wyvern?

Also, is there any particular story/reason behind the flightless tawrdraig? Why are they flightless bull dragons and is there a particular reason why they are frenzied?
by HughB
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Darklands Kickstarter Projects
Topic: MIERCENDISE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2144

Re: MIERCENDISE!

Posters of concept art?
by HughB
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Darklands Lore
Topic: Ask Me Questions!
Replies: 39
Views: 2551

Re: Ask Me Questions!

Hen Ogledd - do you have any further categories of dragon/wyvern etc for the more northerly Brythoniaid kingdoms? Were there any that have since been hunted to extinction? What were the etten again? I think you have mentioned this before in that the ettehnwiht is a dead version of the etten. How do ...
by HughB
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells

Nah mate - invinsible (and preferably invisible) till the end. I can totally make druc the meathulk my general right? And never go first ever again.
by HughB
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells

Yeah diving units are very not invinsible (definitely a legitimate phrase o.O). I was convinced of this early when I saw a byzantii lion trample into a unit of gabrax. Everything was going swimmingly till the reflex attacks. The gabrax took a beating but they ate the lion. Reflex attacks with a +1D1...
by HughB
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells

Brightblade - basically yes (I think anyway from reading these particular rules quite avidly over the last month or two for this very reason). If a flying unit is not classed as gigantic is can soar/circle first turn then dive/slash or dive/grab and soar again as an embedded action for the rest of t...
by HughB
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells
Replies: 28
Views: 1293

Re: Circling Units and Focus Range Spells

Page 103 3.7.4.5.1 Circling height circling height is calculated each time required by rolling 2D10 and adding 20. Almost right Jon. In short you could get your mages to target flying units with focus spells but they'd take a large chunk out of their health extending the range of the spells sufficie...
by HughB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Are all impact strikes also easy strikes?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Are all impact strikes also easy strikes?

Bloody spitting feathers. I read that sodding sequence box at least three times and missed the easy strike sentence each bloody time. Below average skim reading on my part. Le sigh. Cheers Rob.
by HughB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Trample Example (Check Please)
Replies: 18
Views: 2329

Re: Trample Example (Check Please)

So he needs to have moved over his pace value before contacting anything to count as a swift trampler? Sweet. Just thought I'd clear that up in my head. We had a situation recently where a unit of 30mm stuff decided to flee from a 100mm monstrous cav trampler in an attempt to get away from them. In ...
by HughB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Are all impact strikes also easy strikes?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Are all impact strikes also easy strikes?

I was certain that impact strikes count as easy strikes and have played them as such for some time. However hunting through the rulebook I now can't find any specific mention that this is indeed the case. Have I just made this up? Are impact strikes not in fact easy strikes at all and I'm just cheat...
by HughB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Trample Example (Check Please)
Replies: 18
Views: 2329

Re: Trample Example (Check Please)

Since we're asking questions about trample again i thought it would be rude not to jump on the band (trample) wagon. If a trampler first contacts a unit at a point that is within his pace value but then continues to move through the unit such that he moves over his pace value while still moving thro...
by HughB
Wed May 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: UK
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: Hello

Hey up Arthur

We (three of us) play in Carlisle if you ever fancy a trip up to the lake district/hadrians wall for a game?
by HughB
Sun May 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Brythoniaid
Topic: 1.5k List Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 2018

Re: 1.5k List Thoughts

Thats an interesting use of allies to get a legal force on the table of more than one kindred. The only advice I'd give you, having played a few games with ysians and using lots of feral units, is that if you put your feral tawrdraig behind your rhyfelwr, your opponent might move his units around so...
by HughB
Tue May 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Parry Modifier renders 30mm Infantry Redundant
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Re: Parry Modifier renders 30mm Infantry Redundant

Lets have a look at what 30mm stuff can do that bigger stuff can't do then shall we? Cheap activations. 30mm models are, by and large, cheaper than bigger stuff and so can be used to out activate your opponent. Handy for outflanking/out outmaneuvering etc etc. Cheap missile units. 30mm models aren't...
by HughB
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.

Well when it says up to it actually means less than (so 80mm bases can't lift 80mm bases but then can lift 60mm bases). Looking at the muster sheets though - a gunnhrafn (80mm birdman) costs about 15 points more than a sronax tain (60mm character model). If he were able to soar and grab any model th...
by HughB
Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Shocked after Invocation or shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Shocked after Invocation or shooting

So what is shocked first of all: page 233 6.30.8.2.1 Shocked target - if the units shot score (the number of shooting dice that successfully hit the unit being shot at) is greater than the current unit strength of the unit then the unit is a shocked target. Second column of page 233 - 6.30.9.1.1 set...
by HughB
Thu May 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Kthone Stoskoulon - Unseeing
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Kthone Stoskoulon - Unseeing

Top of page 46 (second column) mate. Unseeing: 2.4.4.1.19 - warriors that are unseeing are blind sighted as well as night sighted.
by HughB
Wed May 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.

Thanks for the clarification Rob. So just checking and not trying to be a pain in the face (honest) but you're saying that units can't swoop and grab unless its units that are half their strength (which is consistent with the standard grab rule). Does the rule for diving and grabbing still stand tho...
by HughB
Mon May 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about devourer
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Question about devourer

Now that is an interesting point and, just so you know, I'm using all of my available will power right now to resist the urge to reference the cards against humanity card that relates to pac man. To be fair though, comparing the blood maw to pac man is doing everyone's favourite Vore rather a disser...
by HughB
Mon May 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about devourer
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Question about devourer

So each devour attack can grab? You sure? Rules ref? Sweeot. 4D10 is good but a dead 60mm dude is better.
by HughB
Sun May 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about devourer
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Question about devourer

Thats weird. I replied to your post and the post looks to have disappeared into the ether. A sure fire sign that it was a truly substandard post I guess. Oops. So basically I wasn't making myself clear. The grab attack itself is a very useful way of ruining the day of 60mm infantry and gaining some ...
by HughB
Sun May 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.

Sorry when I said up to its own strength (it words it this way in the the rulebook too in fairness but then also uses an example to explain itself) I meant up to but not equal to. So yes the draiggoch can do that to 100mm monsters but not 120mm monsters. To be fair I have less of a problem with the ...
by HughB
Sun May 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about devourer
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Question about devourer

Ah right no worries. Just a case of my sample set being too small in that case. Whats the advantage/point of a devourer that doesn't gain constitution in that case? Doesn't need to worry about carrying objects and gains an exult token I suppose? *shrug*
by HughB
Sun May 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Re: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.

I thought you had me on that (thought I'd made yet another rules derp) but actually it turns out you're only have right on that Jon. The Valhrafn can't dive grab the meat hulk because it would have to be able to soar again afterwards but it very much can swoop and grab units that are up to its own u...
by HughB
Sat May 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.
Replies: 16
Views: 883

Swooping/diving and grabbing gigantic units.

So first turn a Valhrafn soars. Second turn it either dive grabs and lands or swoop grabs and lands. Its grab target is a meathulk. Its got four grab and soar attacks and it needs 6s so it may as well use all four. If it hits the meat hulk then poor old Druc needs to take a skill test with a +10 (if...
by HughB
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Darklands Rules and Musters - Updates, Errata and Addenda
Topic: Question about devourer
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Question about devourer

So I'd best declare my self interest first: I'm currently pouring over the norse list at the moment as the next kindred I start building and painting once I've got a decent amount of ysian models painted. Obviously I stopped to look at the poster boy of 'bad things that happen when you don't brush y...
by HughB
Wed May 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Thanks very much Antoine. I tried to use various different colours of dead/burnt/winter grass to get across the idea that the brutes have corrupted/damaged the flora around them. Not sure how effective that is but the bases at least look a bit multicoloured which is nice I suppose :-) *shrug*
by HughB
Mon May 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Work in Progress
Topic: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 9944

Re: 2018 - One hundred Minis Challenge

Jonathan Chester has mostly put us all to shame with his efforts. Having had a promising start getting druc done, I've had a rocky couple of months and have just finished three brutes to get a total of 22 from 100 done. I may well be able to add a few more brutes in the next couple of weeks however....
by HughB
Mon May 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Darklands Tactics and Musters
Topic: Thoughts on a possible darklands scenario around allied forces.
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Thoughts on a possible darklands scenario around allied forces.

So I was doing a bit of prep prior to playing a game of darklands today. I knew I was facing Vras and I new my opponent was taking Alix. As I know that he also collects byzantii and infernii I was taking a look at the slaughterfiends stats just to see what I might be up against. While checking the m...

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