Short review: Dawnbringers Krethusa’s Cronehost

In this review we cover Krethusa’s Cronehost, which pairs Krethusa the Croneseer with Sisters of Slaughter and Doomfire Warlocks. This new character model of the Daughters of Khaine has dedicated herself to Morai-heg, and gathers Morathi’s outcasts around her. The rules for her new Army of Renown can be found in the new book in the Dawnbringers series “Shadow of the Crone”, but today we’ll be looking primarily at the model of Krethusa herself.

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Europa, Rome en zo nog wat wargames op zomaar een zondag

We zijn eigenlijk niet zo’n bordspellen-vereniging – zegt uw lokale Amsterdamse miniaturensnob, tevens webredacteur van uw eigenste wargameclub Amsterdam6shooters. Maar dat is niet helemaal waar, of eigenlijk: helemaal niet waar.

Neem om te beginnen Blood Bowl, gisteren een mooi toernooi van gehad, prachtige miniaturen: maar wel op een bord.

X-Wing, oude klassieker, nu niet op tafel, eigenlijk een vet wargame: een bordspel.

Rommel, ooit nog eens spelen, een echt wargame voor echte wargamers: maar toch eigenlijk wel op een schaakbord.

En vandaag hadden we dus (en trouwens niet voor de eerste keer) Europa Universalis, Risk grand scale, Diplomacy voor sluweriken, iets met kaarten en fiches en figuurtjes – de schaal is indrukwekkend.

Om je mouwen bij op te stropen.

En om je vingers bij af te likken, ik moet zeggen dat ik als miniaturensnob best geïnteresseerd ben in dit soort spellen, juist omdat ze hebben wat ik in wargames mis: multiplayer en grand strategy. Desondanks blijf ik nog even doorgaan met figuurtjes schilderen :-). Snobisme stopt niet op een zondagmiddagje.

Er was ook Team Yankee, Warhammer 40K en Mortem & Gloriam:

M&G ging mij en mijn tegenstander nog niet vloeiend af terwijl de ontwerper dat wel belooft. De beweging snap ik nou wel, de volgende hobbel is de combat die net wel maar toch weer net niet DBx is. Het is wel soort van wennen aan een systeem met kleurendobbelstenen en subfases die het spel dynamischer en tegelijkertijd ingewikkelder maken. Recensie volgt later dit jaar.

Blood Bowl Match report: FC Zombielona vs Bayern Ogerz 2-1

Our Blood Bowl vets Dennis ‘Pep’ the Menace and Dan ‘Ten Hack’ the Deadman recently played a Blood Bowl match in our Amsterdam6shooters Arena. Here’s the report.

[by Faek Nijuz, our sports editor]

To June’s Skull & Bones Cup triumph Dan The Deadman adds the gilded prize of ChampionZ League qualification, and his first year in charge of FC Zombielona could still end with Blood Bowler Hat Cup glory too.

The coup de grace versus the Bayern Ogerz was applied by the irrepressible Count Dracula in the closing stages. The Transsylvanian nutmegged Von Punzkicker, who clipped his ankle. The referee, Allseeing Ai, awarded a penalty: Count Dracula took the spot-kick by waiting for Niecht Yetzt to commit himself, then aimed the ball straight and in.


Cue some needless contretemps from each set of players for reasons unclear before Count Dracula turned creator. The hapless Oger Von Punzkicker decided to clear a regulation ball straight to his nemesis. He fed Uncle Fester Adams, who dummied Krunzher Volkswagen finished for his 30th goal of the season.


Zombielona hunted for the point they needed to seal qualification with Uncle Fester Adams a substitute after illness and the momentum of two wins in a row pushing them forward. There was, too, a snap in the challenge of Count Dracula on Mürderoch Munich that led to a corner, as Zombielona attacked the Bayern Ogers in waves.

After the match, the victorious Dan The Deadman impressed everybody with original insights like “we keep focused and not get injuries … our team has a good spirit … we are in the right direction … we know we are still not where we want to be … but if you want to be successful you have to be in the ChampionZ League”.

While losing coach Dennis The Menace had a hard time with the sewer rats that call themselves journalists. ” It’s a bad year for the club … it needs a reboot … the club will move on … generally everything has to be improved … it’s for someone else to take on … if you ask me what I’ve learned [since returning to the Bayern Ogerz] in terms of coaching, not so much”.

Done! How I Spoiled Our Raven Guard Club Army In Just 3 Nights!

Because we originally had no 40K-players or only 40K-players with their own 40-armies, we originally had no 40K club army. That all changed. So we changed our mind. Last autumn we found a second hand, mostly unpainted lot, and because I’m Speedpaintzch The Unclean, I speedpainted the lot. See below.

No nonsense fast painting. I hope you like the finished result, but sensitive painters might feel hurt. In the tutorial I show you the power of minimalism: tabletop quality miniatures in minimal time. Soon available at the club!

Dropzone Commander Battle Report – as 4 minute video clip

Honestly, four hour online video’s or static stories are boring. Inspired by Little Wars TV and by my 13 year old daughter, who showed me how easy video editing is, I made a clip about my recent Dropzone Commander encounter vs Aloys, a new member. We had a full afternoon fun, here condensed in less than 4 minutes.

I can recommend the SF game Dropzone, it’s objective grabbing, not the standard list building game or kill until the last man standing. Necromunda. Epic, WW3, with very stylish units. Fun and fast to learn. Opponents, anyone?