Monday, May 25, 2015

Some Algeroth goodies and Warzone battle report!

Hey again,

Last Saturday night something happened.
Something BIG. So big I had to take pictures during the event so no one can say I am lying.
We played Warzone.

Only base, unbalanced rules and units! 
Last time we played that thing was like 15 years ago? Back then the battlefield was piece of carpet and most of terrain features were made of boxes covered with (mostly green) rag. As you can see our gaming conditions developed slightly since that ^^

Anyway the battle was quick, test 500 pts combat between forces of Algeroth and Capitol patrol. It was lots of fun and like after 15 mins since the start I recalled all those stupid rules and overboosted characters.
Some pics were taken but I definitely need another lamp or two exactly over the battlefield: camera's flash makes most of them just overburnt and further GIMP manpulation cannot fix it. I also think I will cover the table with layer of very diluted pva mixed with olive pigment so the surface is less reflective.

So here's the field of glory.
In the back left - my bike (now I can see these shiny bits make me much more visible while riding in the night), in the back right: 2/3 of my oponent.

Forces of Algeroth:
Nepharite, immaculate fury, squad of undead legionnaires, squad of necromutants.

Capitol patrol:
HMG operator on the hill back, squad of heavy infantry, squad of sunset strikers supported by hero wielding flamethrower.

Deaders advancing. Massive Kratach salvo put one of infantrymen down, immaculate fury put a bullet between eyes sunset striker. Heavy infantry failed panic roll and decided to step away from legionnaires line of rotten sight.

Capitol forces taking defensive positions: all those motherlovers are hidind and the hero controlling the hill is on overwatch. That sneaky bastard called airstrike over my forces so several zombies and necromutant leader were sent back to Algeroth.

Aerial view from the necrodrone.

My turn to play nasty!
Since I really enjoy playing WYSISYG my nepharite was melee monster (too bad that goddamn Sunset Striker badass wasn't much worse...) so in the following turn he casted compression spell, launched from the trench into infantry group killing 3 soliders (and making them run like bitches) and wounding Strikers hero and that was it.
On that moment  I didn't see brutal retaliation coming...

Necromutants commando advancing to take down hero from the hill:
that fucker was calling bombardment every turn destroying my precious zombies. 
Didn't he know how expensive re-animating fluid really was?!?!?!?

Like down below:
direct hit and 4 more corpses cannot carry their guns anymore.

On the oppisite side of the battlefield Strikers are getting closer to deal with remaining legionnaires and immaculate fury - didn't expect that model and not nepharite might survive the battle. Ooops!

Another round of epic duel:
Striker is still alive and spawn of Algeroth got 2 wounds!

Good news is necromutants managed to take down Capitol hero even though he was wearing armoured skin implant! Bad news is in the back: nepharite is down...

Immaculate fury is taking command over remaining zombies and preparing for the Sunset Strikers assault. Necromutants are trying to get some tigger time as well - boosted by previous success.

Another snapshot from the necrodrone:
legionnaires were taking down by well aimed Strikers' shots. Half of necromutants squad was burnt to stinky ashes by Strikers hero - who earned piece of lead between ears seconds later. Once again immaculate fury proves itself worthy bearing badge of badass of the match!

And the final pictures:
the last Sunset Striker looked at advancing enemy and since his charge range was shorter than Legion's ranged weapons, he decided turn back (with class of course) and easily, not running at all, leave the desert to report what happened.

Dessert time!
I've finally managed to finish one of the first models purchased ever: these were immaculate fury and Valpurgius (that one was painted by Dead Dogg - I didn't manage to deal with that piece despite several attempts).
I was always sure the model was cool but sadly it's just best of all 4 furies released - apart from sentimental value it's just what you see. And of course it survived the last game.

On the other hand horny piggy on the left is one of my fav classic Warzone models ever released. Paintjob is clearly based on the official painting but looks like it's just shade of oldschool glory - it's always the same if you try to copy someone's work. I am satisfied anyway - looks really cool among horde of of undead legionnaires and can be one big pain in the ass on the battlefield.
Hope you like them both!



  1. Hi!

    Absolutely brilliant stuff there! Its been fantastic to see not only some brilliantly painted figures but also classic Warzone actually being played!

    I may even have to pick up a few bits and bobs to put together some Warzone goodies!

    All the best!

  2. Do it! Do it!
    Warzone is like wine: the older - the better! ^^

  3. Capitol patrol?! They were elite! :)

    And Warzone is like Chuck Norris, BTW. The older you are, the more fun of it you have. :)

  4. Yeah, yeah - elite patrol...

    And hey!
    Sunset Striker actually survived to get some bonus in the next game - what we were discussing before the match =D

  5. AWESOME! :D

    Was playing 1st Edition back in the day and have been away from it for years.
    Most fun I've ever had gaming.

    I remember when WARZONE was giving GW some serious competition.
    Ah, good gaming days they were...and will be again.

    Recently started collecting the old minis again and now have almost all the Rules, Supplements and Comics, ect. including the RPG and will be playing again soon with my Nephew and a few friends who were also huge fans.

    WARZONE 1st Edition FTW!

    They have a few nice minis but most are junk and they only have 2 actions per model with WARZONE RESURRECTION...what a joke!


    1. Agree. 2 actions? What can you do with that? With 3 or more you have some possibilities. Move -> shoot -> hide or give order -> move -> shoot. Can't understand why they cut the actions.

      That's why we try to resurrect 1st Ed.

    2. You meant: move -> hide -> overwatch...
      What a LOL ^^

  6. Thanks for that comment!

    I feel totally the sme about classic Warzone. Playing it after the HUGE break is just load of fun. Recently we played another quick 500 pts match and it was just great to try some nasty actions I've never thought about in the back days.

    We've planned short WZ 1.0 campaign so really cannot wait to finish painting another nepharite and wipe some pathetic humies off the surface of the battlefield! :D

    1. Your minis and modular terrain look great. I'm looking forward to getting into painting my growing 1st Edition WARZONE minis.

      Thanks for the inspiration. :)