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by Curu Olannon
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

I have sporadic online contact with a few of the T9A ETC team members.

Norway's ETC result this year wasn't great but they took home best sportsmanship :)
by Curu Olannon
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

Hello Ulthuan! It's been a while :) I just thought I'd stop by to check up on y'all and give you a little update on my own endeavours. The last year has been pretty crazy. I've played around a dozen tournaments of Warmahordes and done very well in a number of them, 5 first place finishes (including ...
by Curu Olannon
Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

Heya :) Unfortunately for your tournament, what you heard is correct. Warmachine & Hordes is by far the biggest in Oslo now with an exploding community. Some people play KoW as well (and personally I hope this game grows as well and becomes the de facto fantasy wargame) but I haven't heard of an...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

I'm just moving to a bigger apartment in Oslo. I bought my first apartment with my girlfriend last year. Now we want more space, seeing as the first one was rather tiny. Fragmented gaming groups are a problem without a doubt. In my experience it takes someone with a missionary approach almost to get...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

I have this thread monitored, i.e. if someone replies here I get an email and check in ;) To be honest John, if you want to become a better player in any miniature game you have to be willing to suck it up and accept some hard truths. Some certainties exist in every game. In good ol' ETC Warhammer f...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

Hey everyone, how are you doing? I'm just dropping by to do a little shameless self-advertising. While attending the ETC this year I had a discussion with a fellow player about the state of "internet discussing gaming". He said that he found my blogs to one of the few with the deep tactica...
by Curu Olannon
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

@gaz - You're welcome :) Warmahordes is going great by the way! Will take me a year or two to get back to the same level I was in Warhammer but it's a matter of time ^^. @Browncastle - My list was designed around having all the tools available in the books to create reliable magic phases. Power ston...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: ETC 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic, Team SG [Game 5]
Replies: 35
Views: 9426

Re: ETC 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic, Team SG [Warm Up 2]

Really enjoying these, especially the game vs Dennis. It definitely confirms my fears about our matchup. One question: Why did you choose to have the L4 in the bus intead of with the PG to provide a 3++? Did you want to 5-dice and feared dead PG from a miscast? Given your spell selection I guess you...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

Ah, a perfect example of GW being completely unable to write clear rules. I do indeed agree that the "other" part of it implies that it is a shooting attack. However this issue has been up many times and the books aren't exactly new so I expect most players to know this. It was double-chec...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Age of Sigmar
Topic: How has AoS done in your area?
Replies: 57
Views: 13395

Re: How has AoS done in your area?

I'm part of Norway's biggest, active Warhammer club. Well, we were a Warhammer club. Now we don't know what we are any longer (this will take some time to figure out). The entire competitive scene in Norway died overnight. There are hardly any events and I don't know anyone playing either 8th or AoS...
by Curu Olannon
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

@SpellArcher - Lion Cloaks specifically work vs Shooting Attacks. Shooting Attacks are, as per ETC FAQ, attacks that either happen in the shooting phase or are specifically noted as being Shooting Attacks. Bombs are neither, they happen in the movement phase and are not classified as Shooting Attack...
by Curu Olannon
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: A great loss to the community
Replies: 5
Views: 6454

Re: A great loss to the community

Thanks boys, good luck with your Elves ;)
by Curu Olannon
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

With all the ETC reports up, the time has come for me to pack away my models and put Warhammer to rest. In closing, I would like to present the reports I've documented on our Norwegian forum. I will not copy-paste and translate them all because it's way too much work, but if you want to try and read...
by Curu Olannon
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: The 9th Age
Topic: The Ninth Age
Replies: 93
Views: 35226

Re: The Ninth Age

Ulthuan is currently in a pickle because this is a forum dedicated to a fictional entity which is no longer supported by a company. Members and activity seem to be dropping by the day, understandably, as fewer and fewer play WHFB. Making a decision too soon means you might end up betting on the wron...
by Curu Olannon
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

The thing with Elves of all flavours is that they are glass cannons. Even PG die in droves to sustained shooting. All Elf armies are completely incapable of absorbing fire in the way that DoC or EMP often can. This means that whenever there's an Elf matchup, it will be bloody. I cannot remember havi...
by Curu Olannon
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!

I think I've literally spent over a thousand hours specifically preparing for the ETC myself. I know I'm not the only one dedicated in the team so the combined effort was pretty huge, yeah. It doesn't feel like work though, it was a journey we all enjoyed. It just puts things in perspective ;) The s...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Game 6 - Poland Tomb Kings :: Table for the game: 3 Our dreaded matchup comes at last. Poland is without doubt one of the most consistent and skilled countries in ETC. Year after year they feature among the very best in this tournament. The skill-level in our opinion ...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Game 5 - Agreed 10:10 vs Australia Tomb Kings :: Table for the game: 6 For the last day we drew Australia in our first game. Australia nearly capped Norway last year and we knew very well that despite being on table 6, they had some excellent players. They also had th...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Game 4 - Russia Wood Elves :: Table for the game: 2 Russia was our first truly top tier opponent. Their performance has been consistently strong over several years and they were among the teams we had prepared extra against. What made Russia a decent matchup however w...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Game 3 - Austria Dwarfs :: Table for the game: 4 Traditionally day 2 has been hard for Norway: First round draws frequently feature one of the weaker teams and so many teams perform well in round 1 that round 2 also has a high chance of providing another matchup below...
by Curu Olannon
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Games 1 & 2 Up!

Hey Ferny, I'm glad you enjoy this :) I was discussing what exactly it is about Warhammer that I like so much with one of our most dedicated players on the metro back from the venue on the last day in Prague. I think it basically boils down to the learning part of the game: For every game I play I'm...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: ETC 2015
Replies: 53
Views: 20561

Re: ETC 2015

Thanks for the find, interesting data :) I rest my case as to HE being overcomped. As far as TK and BM are concerned, they are very hard to get right. They play in a unique way and take a lot of skill to master. TK performed worse than I had anticipated but I am not surprised about BM average being ...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Game 2 - Agreed 10:10 vs Singapore (pk-ng) High Elves :: Table for the game: 2 For our 2nd game we drew Singapore, who like us had won their game convincingly beyond the 100-60 cap. I was eager to face this team because they are among the very few who take the trip fr...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: ETC 2015
Replies: 53
Views: 20561

Re: ETC 2015

The physical conditions were terrible. I have never played at a worse venue, stuffing 1000 people together in a hall like that with terrible accoustics (the place being so loud was the worst in my opinion, the heat you get used to) meant that you never got to mentally take a break. The AC was only c...
by Curu Olannon
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Game 1 - Northern Ireland Daemons of Chaos :: Table for the game: N/A The first game of a tournament is always interesting. You can draw a terribly hard opponent or a very soft one. Northern Ireland are known for their heavy drinking habits and casual approach to the ...
by Curu Olannon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

sparkytrypod wrote:Will you blog your warmachacine exploits?i
Already have started to do that, although it's on a Norwegian forum. Not sure if I'll go to an English one. I haven't found one that appeals to me yet.
by Curu Olannon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

:: Olannon's ETC 2015 Reports: Prologue :: This is the first post in a series of ETC reports, musings and thoughts dedicated to the readers of this blog as my journey as a Warhammer player has come to an end. I hope you appreciate it :) In the fall of 2013 I got a call from the captain of Norway's ...
by Curu Olannon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Army Blogs / Battle reports
Topic: Path To Glory - ETC All Games Up!
Replies: 1629
Views: 488955

Re: Path To Glory - ETC Preparation Tournament Reports!

Blood bowl is a niche game. WHFB was, to my knowledge, by far the most popular fantasy miniature wargame worldwide. Anyway, if 9th age or Kings of War turns out to be a big hit I can easily make the switch back - after all I have all the models I need :)
by Curu Olannon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: ETC 2015
Replies: 53
Views: 20561

Re: ETC 2015

This saddens me curu, at least you will jave gone out in style at an ETC. Will you switch to war machine so? Look at it this way: If Kings of War or 9th age is a big success I already have an army so the switch won't be hard to make ;) I've already started warmahordes (wrote a bit about it on my bl...
by Curu Olannon
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: ETC 2015
Replies: 53
Views: 20561

Re: ETC 2015

Lord Anathir wrote:Which is this other game the people at your club are playing?
Warmachine & Hordes. Some have picked up KoW but they are a minority.