Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I have a quick update on the Realm of Warcry campaign that I’m running for those that are interested, plus the long-promised photos of the rival Chaos Champions!
So, we got together virtually as a group for our first game last week via Zoom. This basically involves us pushing little dots around a digital map & rolling dice in the background – not quite as good as a proper tabletop game because there are no lovely minis & terrain to enjoy, but it is still great fun & a good way to keep four busy people connected over a game! It wouldn’t work well for a big battle-type game, and really suits a skirmish & players to whom fractions of an inch don’t matter too much. I have successfully used this approach to play skirmish level games based Frostgrave rules, Rangers of Shadowdeep, and now Warcry.
The game itself was a typical starting scenario where the four Champions converged on a chaos alter in the heart of the ‘Tainted Wound’, (an area of the Gnarloak Forest where Chaos warbands tend to hang out apparently). We got stuck in to some mook-killing and treasure grabbing a la Frostgrave, before turning against each other in a final bloodbath to claim the main central objective… (well.. that’s what three of us did – Steve’s champion, noted for his speed, rushed into the mid-table on his lonesome & was killed real bad on turn 2…). Once the dust had settled, my doughty Chaos Dwarf was the only Champin left standing, and other than Mark’s champ having a concussion, we all got through the post-game rolls with no issues.
A note on the post-game stuff, I did a bespoke post-game that is basically a mashup of the best bits of the Warcry post-game stuff, with an additional Realm of Chaos phase bolted on. For this to work, I basically rewrote all of the main RoC tables to make them work in Warcry… Yes, including the Attributes table! It was a fair chunk of work, but quite enjoyable once I got into it.
Anyway, let’s go meet the Champions properly!
You’ve already met my guy – Morbin Festertoungue, Moronic, with a Biting Toung, and gifted a Familiar of Nurgle following his victory:
Next is Steve’s guy – Morkian Dewcaller, a fever-addled Elven Mage sworn to Nurgle, with a Hunchback, & Face of Nurgle:
Steve also got a Chaos Steed reward after the first game, so he gets to make a new version of his champ if he likes!
This is Mark’s Champ – Bloabech Wormfinger, human mage, with Horns of Nurgle and Additional Eye, carrying a concussion into the next game:
Finally, Ross’ Champion – Slumpsha Swampstrider, Chaos Orc Champion and a total beat-stick, with Long Legs and a Nurgling Infestation:
Ross also got a Chaos Spawn follower after our first game.
Aren’t they brilliant? I can’t wait to get them on a table for real :-)
Anyway, that’s all for this post, but more to follow on this project… We’re aiming for a game a month (either in RL or virtual) so I’ll try and do a round-up of that, plus showing off new additions to my own warband. Should be fun!
Dave Stone said:
At least you got a game in Alex, which is half the battle these days. You’ve all got some excellent looking champions, that are all very unique, and very well done.
Absolutely – time is always the enemy of gaming! They are a great group though, both the people and the Champions… well, mostly the Champions actually :-)
Those don’t look like the type of people I’d want to game with, but hey! Seriously, nice to hear you got a game in with pals. I’ve been thinking of trying to do a remote one maybe by pointing a camera at a map. Won’t know how well it works untill I try!
The minis are much better looking that the chaps, (except for Steve, who looks like a Paul Hollywood/Cheryl Cole hybrid).
I toyed with the idea of setting up a spare pc with a webcam suspended from the ceiling, but it honestly seemed more of a pain than I was prepared to go through. I ended up creating top-down maps on the pc using screen grabs & Visio if that helps :-)
Cheers Alex, hopefully they use avatars instead of their actual faces when you play online, haha!
Nah, real faces… for the horror, y’know 😊
Some impressive looking characters there (nice is definitely not the right descriptor for any of them – it’s not often that “poxy” can be considered a compliment)! :-)
They are brill aren’t they? I reckon they capture the old Realm of Chaos vibe really nicely 😊
Pete S/ SP said:
I really like those warband leaders – especially the last one, the orc. Harks back to the old Realms of Choas days- fantastic.
Yeah, totally agree mate – Ross absolutely nailed it with this guy
Sounds fun and the minis are very cool. Marks one is stuff of nightmares haha
Funnily enough, his Champ has accumulated the most fear points to date!!
Sounds like you had fun Alex and all the Champions look great although my eye is drawn to Ross’ Ork given the month we are in. 🙂
Sure did mate and yeah, I think we’re all jealous of Ross’ Orc 😊
Nasty looking minis! Should look amazing on table together with terrain and some troops (or NPCs or whatever you have in the game, I’m not familiar with the game:)).
Oh yeah, can’t wait for that mate 🤘
It’s an awesome project to be part of mate. Great fun and looking forward to playing again soon.
Yeah boi!! We’ll get something in the calendar
These are all super – always cool to see how four champions of the same god can end up looking so different once some different attributes come into play. I might have asked you this before but was there a reason you all went for Nurgle, or was it just the luck of the dice?
Cheers dude, pretty cool eh? I reckon they are a cracking quartet 🤘
I think the first three of us legit rolled Nurgle, and then the 4th just took the hint 😂