New stuff for Minis - new set out - Savage encounters - in hand pics - a game day - and some repaints

New stuff for Minis - new set out - Savage encounters - in hand pics - a game day - and some repaints.....

Sorry for the lazy post combining everything new into one post.

Had a good gameday Sat Nov 7th, several people showed up for some good minis - we used the Heroscape map pieces for the map instead of the normal ddm maps that I have - everyone agreed that this was better, and very easy to customize based on the number of players - because of people coming and going, and a couple people out sick - we had games of 3 players - so we made a map with 3 starting areas - pretty cool.

Also my 3 year old and I have started painting minis again - we even repainted a couple of the new beholders from the last set.

I did one that could be used as a ghost/spectral/undead beholder. And it glows in the dark! Started with repainted in white, then a layer of grey, then a ghostly green layer, then a layer of gloss with sparkles in is, the eye done in mettalic light green, and a layer of glow in the dark paint. All the repainted were then sprayed with glossy coat.

Also did a couple of practice magma brutes to toxic brutes(one wet brush then wipe, and one dry brush)

Here's my daughters beholder that fell asleep with his eye closed and got hit by a halfling mage with 'color spray'.

Also we did some earth titans we did on a different day....I keep trying to explain about gloppy paint.....:

And what you've all been waiting for - the pics of the new set:

All the visibles looked great...

ones who looked better then expected:
Purple dragon, Bodak Skulk, Bullywug Guard, Rockfire Dreadnought, Savage Minotaur, Shardstorm Vortex, Windfiend Furg, Zombie Hulk

Overall, an ok set, not as good as the last one though. Some of the minis could have used better paint jobs, and eyes were an issue on several. Also a few stinker rares. Maybe time to increase the price again to raise quality....

Here is the link to the photo bucket with all the pics from all the above posts dumped in a pile - multiple pics of most of the new minis from the new set, below:

Also mixed in with the repaints were a few pics of the minis I liked best from the new Monsterpocalypse set - golden monkey and glowing ball(they both got played with at gameday)


trying out some more new runes - FW/SL vs. SL

Sac dagger on temple defender worked out pretty good, high def caused him to live and live and live with 2 near full heals - it was gg after the 2nd heal



Just played against a KF player, and the way the new KF runes combine - he ended up with a crapload of hp on crap summons and treefolk..... Why couldn't FW get some OP stuff too, most of the new FW stuff is shoebox or at best very specialized. He practically had the game wrapped up by about the 4th turn, when he dropped a stealthed trap in my font, meant all my lumbering champs had a long way to walk.... domi saved the day again, when I had his weasal do a cliff dive, it made the comeback possible, as they lost a lot of hp, and it seemed like I was killing stuff just to get hp off other stuff, a couple things died on the other side of the map when I killed his wb and that sort of thing..... finally had the comeback nearly complete when he got tired and retired. Was about to sac dagger his spider for a full heal on my draco.....when it was gg.....

I hate to lose to KF, it made me stick around


Crazy FW/ST vs. ST L'usara's Staff battle

Trying out the crazy new ST staff..... having the FW physical damage sure helped vs. his frost damage, he even hit me with a rebound, but I already mostly had the middle font, so it turned out ok. 2x EA, 2x LS for both of us.... All 4 EAs and 4 STaffs were out at the same time. About the worst matchup he could get.

Still one of the hardest matches I've had in awhile, that I managed to win. Need to finish cping my champs, and he definitely knew ST better then I do....



Survived against a high level KF player

I think he must of got a bad draw - he didn't play a 13 speed Warcaller Fiorn or init champ the first round......


Zombie wall!!1

not an easy bg to win with - you almost always start out behind and have to come back(especially against kf) - but against a SL noobie - it was over from the opening tip-off.... what a difference a 1000 ranks makes..... you can actually play fun bgs at this level.....

oh, and I actually had a Bile zombie survive the whole match - he kept picking up and dropping the pendant - the skeez next to him couldn't hit him except for the round I forgot to do that. ;-) Held the font the whole match.


finally ended the losing streak with a FW/UD bg - the game is just different playing a 1500 rank person then sub 1000 rank people

got a great draw - went 2nd and got a greater pitspawn - got my font and charged his shrine. folowed up with imp and firemaw - had my very slow dwarf run down to grab the other bottom font. He didn't get such a bad draw - with lonx defender and nora beast. But like I said - different game - he brought out juya and a tiger to attack the pitspawn and put the tiger right by GP.... one rounded the tiger - put a CB on juya - he actually cast rebound to get rid of it though. then brought out a icesnap...GP is now awestruck - but he has retreat so does that and puts the 2nd fire ruby in between us.... this is where the rank starts to show - 2 rounds in a row he hits GP 2 or more times and activates both absorb, and then arrow eater. Like the GP needs more damage. finally he summons a Yeti - but even this doesn't finish off the GP.... So domi had come up - yeti was 1 space away from icesnap - domi him and kill icesnap - then it was gg.

Losing streak had hit 11 games - it was mostly with fun bgs, and about 3 of them I shoulda won, but made mistakes at the end(exampl of how it went - next to opponents shrine which had 5 hp, killed by summon ant - when it could have been avoided)

Also - this is win 100 in DoW.


First win against a TOP 200 opponent!!!!!!! - took almost an hour - great game - 11 dow points at the end - post 1

What can I say - one of the toughest matches I ever faced(rank 163 SL/UD vs. my FW/FS), and pulled off(i've had tougher games that I lost). Nearly an hour long:
sciroppo Win Yes Brood Pits 19 Oct 19, 2009 2:11:30 AM 53 minutes

Sciroppo brought it to me early, charging in with cheap SL units.

Managed to survive the onslaught, when he followed up with broodmothers and Klizik + brood + wake the brood - this gave him huge damage - and he kept shattering my CBs.....

Finally stuck a 20 nora stone on his BM, and locked her down with a magnetic arun, and then pinged her down, then he feinted a retreat and pulled her back and cast the hated - draconic benediction!!!

But he had so many units he couldn't move them all in time, also he did this with a spider leaping spell, and a last DB towards the end of the game.....

The problem for him, was all these units were generating massive nora for my UT. I was able to do several things a turn or bring out a big unit.

Then i got my froggy out that killed all his summons, and he didn't have much left on the board. he had a level 30 ava though - which he transfigured and charged with - then more woken spider eggs - the retrib to take out my WW....

This is when he hit me with the DB - I thought it was gg - but he couldn't kill my Hydraxor, which was sitting next to his ava at this point.... finally gg for me when I killed it!!!!

continued below:

First win against a TOP 200 opponent!!!!!!! - took almost an hour - great game - 11 dow points at the end - post 2


Wow - tough game against a good SL player - usually SL is my nemisis....just managed to pull this off

Thought he'd won it when he killed my angel and my sonic early with DB and he still had akakios w/ RB + herald on the field, then I shattered it and gave him a CB, brought up 'the exile', domi'd his herald, ended up having to shatter my own fleshewn helm to put on a sac dagger before killing ak for the healing for exile. Got lucky when avalache showed me his acid trap(this would have been gg otherwise for him). Then he hung on for awhile longer even after it was over....