Of Orcs, soap and the hardships of war


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Post Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 pm

Of Orcs, soap and the hardships of war

Hi again, i've only gone and played another game!. Kings of War this time as a force of men fight a desperate last stand against a horde of wild Orc!. The prologue can he read by clicking here http://wronghammer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/of-orcs-soap-and-hardships-of-war.html and if thats not enough to put you off you can read what happened on the table here http://wronghammer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/of-orcs-soap-and-hardships-of-war-aar.html.
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Kings of War, plastic minis and not a drop of paint in sight, Oldhammer?. ;)
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 am

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Not painting the miniatures is Oldhammer? :shock: I cant see a thing Oldhammer in plastics and KoW, sorry ... :oops:
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:09 pm

Re: Of Orcs, soap and the hardships of war

It's called "Wronghammer" for a reason. :D


And plastic is awesome, by the way.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:39 pm

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Coronel_Oneill wrote:Not painting the miniatures is Oldhammer? :shock: I cant see a thing Oldhammer in plastics and KoW, sorry ... :oops:

Narrative, social contract and letting fun be more important than slavic adherence to any ruleset or indeed rules at all I hear often lauded as core tenets of Oldhammering. Plenty of that in Sprinkles' post.

I saw your warband thread. You have some nicely painted vintage citadel minis! I also noticed you have some post 3rd edition ones, some that aren't citadel and are using the warband to play Frostgrave. How do you define Oldhammering yourself? I can't make it out from your posts.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:52 pm

Re: Of Orcs, soap and the hardships of war

Woooooh there!. That last line (under the photo) was a bit of a tounge in cheek dig at myself because i get that my way of doing this stuff is not what everyone would consider the 'norm'. We all have differing opinions of what oldhammering is and it has been discussed qiuite a bit in the past but at the end of the day we are all grown ups playing toy solders!. As far as rule sets go i think fantasy is having a bit of a silver age at the mo with lots of cool games coming along (KoW, Frostgrave and all those rampant dragons about the place!), its only right and proper that we give them a spin.
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Post Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 pm

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I think it's inspiring to see games being played with these (I presume) relatively cheap plastic figures and all the almost free terrain and movement trays.

I am such a slow painter. So something like this would be a nice opportunity for me actually play some games, without having to wait until all my metal figures are painted up.
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Post Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:05 pm

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Thanks thats really nice of you say. This scale of mini, 'minimalist' painting style and bodged and improvised terrain is my preferred approach to gaming but it shows that it can be lot simpler to put a game together than the glossy photos in white dwarf would have you think!. If masses of painted minis and high quality terrain are your thing theres nothing wrong with using what you have to get a game on while working towards that!.
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Post Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:00 pm

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You're welcome :) I am also considering using paper miniatures while I'm waiting for my troops to get finished. I found this old thread about paper miniatures which might inspire you too:
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