Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Great Deal for Gnome Wars Figures

To All,

I was just looking at the Brigade Games site and came across the deal they have right now for Gnome Wars.

Special Offer: Gnome Wars Special (86 models)


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Item Number: SO-BG-GAW
Special Offer: Gnome Wars Special (86 models)
All for $250 - That's $2.91 a figure! that's Here is the link:

http://www.brigadegames.com/Special-Offer-Gnome-Wars-Special-86-models_p_3070.html

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Looking for rare/OOP Ultramarines Figures.......

To All,

Looking for some rare figures to purchase/buy.

1) Any Ultramarines Tyranid Hunters.

2) Limited Edition Captain Sicarius:




Contact me if you want to trade or sell.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Feast of Blades List: Fear the Legion

To All,

Here is the Stout Smurf's list for the Feast of Blades Open - Two units of Legion of the Damned!








Thursday, September 13, 2012

28mm Skeleton Archers

To All,

Last night I painted up five skeleton archers from Emperor’s Choice Melkalund City line.
 
25mm Skeleton Archers



The guy who sculpted these figures must also be a painter/gamer because, in my humble opinion,  there is the perfect amount of detail on them to make them stand out but not too much as to be overwhelming for the novice painter or obnoxious for the veteran painter. They are just a joy to work with!

Check out Emperor's Choice website - they have a bunch of other excellent figures.



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back to work....


To all,

After a short hiatus I am back to painting. Over the next two months I am going to working on three projects:

1)    My 40K army for the Feast of Blades Tournament. I have to decide if I am going to flesh out my Ultramarines or go for something new, like a Nurgle/Plague Marine army. (here is a sneak peek of the Plague Marines I’m working on)
 


2) A Unit of Brigade Games Russians that will be donated/included in a silent auction at Fall In. Lon from Brigade Games is donating the figures and I ‘m going to paint them up. The silent auction benefits Toys for Tots.

 (One of the benefits of bidding on and winning this unit is that you won’t have to preregister for a Gnome Wars game at an HMGS convention as long as you bring the unit along.)

3)      Skeletons. I am going to be painting a unit of Emperor’s Choice Melkalund City skeletons. As I paint them I will be writing up a “workbench” article that will be on TMP.

   
I will be back to regular posting. More to come….

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gnome Wars Historicon Videos

To All,

Some random Historicon Video. A tad disjointed, but here goes:
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gnome Wars: More Historicon Pictures

To All,

Here are some more Historicon pictures.

The Swiss amount an attack.....
 ....and dig into the castle and Swiss cheese the Germans.
 The above-ground forces move ahead.
 The Wizard discovers an unguarded tunnel.
 The attackers taking it on the chin...
More to come....

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Space Hulk Terminators - Help!

To All,

This is a selfish plea, but I am looking for a set of Space Hulk Terminators. If you are sitting on any let me know and let's talk about it.


The Stout Smurf

Monday, August 6, 2012

Gnome Wars: Historicon Pictures

To All,

 Historicon was great. The Gnome Wars' games we full and a good time was had by all. Here are a few pictures from the events:

Here is a Shot of the table - 20' long set up by The Miniature Building Authority.
 The interior of the castle:

The Keep and the defenders (Germans):

The exterior wall:


..More to come....

Friday, July 20, 2012

All Day Friday - Live look-ins from Historicon

To All,

WarTV.tv will be broadcasting live look-ins from Historicon! Checkit out!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Broadcasting LIVE from Historicon

To All,

From 7:30 - 9:30 will be a live broadcast from Historicon. Check it out on WarTV.TV

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WarTV.tv: The Stout Smurf live tonight at 9:30 pm EST.

To All,

Tonight at 9pm EST the Stout Smurf will be painting a unit of  Bat Riders from Emperor's Choice Miniatures.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gnome Wars at Historicon


To All,

 Gnome Wars will be well represented at  Historicon with six events taking place. (Technically 5 Gnome Wars events and one Wings of War game that uses the Gnomes at War miniatures) Two of them will be hosted by herzogbrian (Brian Robinette), one hosted by Steven Stanton, and three events hosted by Gnome Wars author Jim Stanton.


Thursday 2pm:
T-462 Gnome Wars: The Defense of Regensburg - Hosted by Jim Stanton
To the East of the Bavarian Forest lies the tranquil town of Regensburgn, a port on the banks of the Regen River. Regensburg has attracted the attention of the Allies because the inhabitants of the town supply the German military with the majority of its vehicles and tanks. The Germans have entrenched hoping to repulse the allied attack and save the Motor Works factory. No players under 13 without a playing adult with parent/child teams encouraged. Anyone bringing a painted unit from Brigade Games does not have to pre-register.

 Thursday 7pm:
T-463 Gnome Wars: The Castle in Teutoburg Forest - Hosted by Steven Stanton
On the retreat after losing their brewery in a fierce battle, Lon’s Lunkheads meet up with the rest of their clan at a German stronghold in Teutoburg Forest. The Highlanders, Swiss, and Sikhs hope to defeat Lon and crush his monopoly of the gnome beer market. Let’s hope that their pillaging of the brewery doesn’t influence the allies’ battle readiness. No players under13 without a playing adult with parent/child teams encouraged. Anyone bringing a painted unit from Brigade Games does not have to pre-register.

 Friday 2pm:
F-464 Gnome Wars - Hosted by Brian Robinette
The Jagermeisters are back at it, trying to settle a score with Les Legion du Chocolat Suisse. Will the Suisse send the Huns packing or will they melt in the face of German offensive heat?

Friday 7pm:
F-465 Gnome Wars: The Castle in Teutoburg Forest - Hosted by Steven Stanton
On the retreat after losing their brewery in a fierce battle, Lon’s Lunkheads meet up with the rest of their clan at a German stronghold in Teutoburg Forest. The Highlanders, Swiss, and Sikhs hope to defeat Lon and crush his monopoly of the gnome beer market. Let’s hope that their pillaging of the brewery doesn’t influence the allies’ battle readiness. No players under 13 without a playing adult with parent/child teams encouraged. Anyone bringing a painted unit from Brigade Games does not
have to pre-register.


Saturday 3pm:
S-212 Wings of Gnome Wars Theme - Hosted by Brian Robinette
Come play WOW as it was meant to be played...in 1:48 using Corgi Biplanes!!!Rules taught, Parent/Child teams encouraged.


Saturday 7pm:
S-467 Gnome Wars: The Defense of Regensburg - Hosted by Jim Stanton
To the East of the Bavarian Forest lies the tranquil town of Regensburg, a port on the banks of the Regen River. Regensburg has attracted the attention of the Allies because the inhabitants of the town supply the German military with the majority of its vehicles and tanks. The Germans have entrenched hoping to repulse the allied attack and save the Motor Works factory. No players under 13 without a playing adult with parent/child teams encouraged. Anyone bringing a painted unit from Brigade Games does not have to pre-register.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gnome Wars: The Battle of Saragarhi part 2

To All,
The Battle of Saragarhi, Gnome Wars style, started out with some German deployment issues. They decided to keep units in column on the road, which is a great way to get across the board quickly, but a terrible formation if you do not want to get trampled by a charging War Elephant.

Which is, as you can see here, is exactly what happened. The war elephant was able to move first and decimated a full German unit before they even had a chance to move a figure. This was devastating to the German players who, as we like to sat in Connecticut, "went into the bunker." The players then sent in their troops piecemeal and got chopped up.

(Sikh reserves keeping out of sight)

After a couple of turns and some tough fighting, The Germans managed to take the heavy mortar on top of the building in the upper left of the picture. The only problem is that it cost them the rest of the unit to get there, and the gnomes were dead when the Swiss card came up.

Here we see a the "Grey" German unit supporting an attached heavy machine gun....

....and here we see the unit victimized by the Cheese Thrower.(After two turns the dreaded "Cheese Suffocation" rule comes into play)

The 36th Sikhs haven't lost a gnome.

The last of the Germans attempt a suicide run to the fort....

...and bravely, or foolishly, stand on the bridge.

The Orangemen, abandoned by the Germans for the second time that day, wade into the fray and end up serving up some pain to the Swiss.

Did our friends decide to take a nap before the assault?

Unfortunately they took a 'dirt nap' when the Sikh card comes up, thus ending the Gnome Wars version of the Battle of Saragarhi.

A complete Sikh/Swiss victory!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gnome Wars: The Battle of Saragarhi

To All,

Here is an AAR of the second game I ran at NJcon 4 - Gnome Wars: The Battle of Saragarhi

Description: Northwest Frontier Province - 1897. A signalling relay post called Saragarhi stands on a bluff mid-way between Fort Lockhart and Fort Gulistan to provide heliographic communications between them. On September 12th, hordes of enemy laid siege to Fort Lockhart and Saragarhi, with the aim of overrunning the fort while at the same time preventing Saragarhi for signaling for help.Twenty one Sikhs from the 36th Sikhs under the inspiring leadership of their detachment commander, Havildar Ishar Singh, resolve not to hand over the signal post to the enemy and seek safety elsewhere, go to the walls and wait for the assault. Havildar Singh knows well that Saragarhi will fall, because a handful of gnomes in that make-shift fort of stones & mud walls can not stand the onslaught of a six hundred enemy. These plucky gnomes know that they will go down, but they have resolved to do so fighting to the last.

Here is the set-up: The German column consisting of a tank, four units of Germans, the witch, and a unit of cavalry...
...is marching toward...

...this fort defended by two small units of Sikhs. They do have their light tank and a War Elephant.

A small detachment of Swiss is holding a village near the fort. They have two heavy mortars, a bike tank, St. Bernard medic, Nurse , and a Cheese Thrower.

On the far end of the board the Irish have settled in to defend a small village against some pissed off and seeming out of place British Marines.

The Highlanders are defending their village against a smaller version of the Army of Undead.


The battle begins.....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gnome Wars at NJcon: Lunkhead's Brewery continued....

To All,

The Brawl for Lunkhead's Brewery was broke down into two different styles of play by the attackers. On the right side of the brewery were what you would deem "Gnome Wars" guys, who just went balls-out all attack. No one check with anyone, there was no plan, it was just a race to the wall.

After a couple of turns here is what we had. The tank that was sitting in the breach was doing its job, keeping the enemy out while destroying the Clurichaun walker. the Sikhs marched forward, losing their tank and the driver for the elephant. The elephant ran amuck, crashing into and smashing one of the towers. but stayed on its feet. The Highlanders pushed the siege tower to the wall but the  Orangemen destroyed it with their tank.
                                 



The Highlanders resorted to using the ladders, and were successful taking the wall. Here we see a questionable decision by the defenders - the tank from the breach moves forward....

 ....leaving the Irish Tank and the Blue Sikhs racing toward toward it.

 The next turns has the Irish tank inside the walls, along with some Leprechauns who "Rainbowed" in...

...with the War Elephant crashing through the walls.


 On the left we had "seasoned" wargamers whom had a plan. First off they knew they were facing off against the one of the better Gnome Wars players, Lon from Brigade Games, so they were careful. Here we have the British Marines marching out in order, making sure they have the ladders with them. You can see the Swiss doing the same.

 Another turn of the ordered advance...

 ...and here we have Lon sitting back, waiting for them to come.  Actually he is looking at the Undead and Union Cavalry battling out. My son, a Top Ten Gnome Wars player in his own right, understood the danger the Undead posed to the success of the attack, told the rest of the attackers that he would "handle it." They asked him what he needed, to which he responded "the Union Cavalry." An older gentleman asks if he can occupy the 112 figure Undead Army with 20 cavalry. "No worries" as he wipes out the 112 figures while losing 17. I'll take that ratio anytime.

So with the right crumbling and the Swiss cheesing all the Pirates, Lon makes an easy decision....

...and packs up and gets away.

Lon did prove himself in this game as he got all three objectives: His unit, Lon's Lunkheads were alive, Lon was not captured/killed, and he kept possession of the "Cursed Gnome." The attackers did a great job getting in but focused on carnage rather than objectives, and came up on the short end because of it.

All in all a great game - with fun had by all.