Archive for October, 2010

Adepticon 2011 Webcart Now Open

The Adepticon 2011 web cart is open for business.  I will have a busy year ahead of me.  Friday I teach 2 sessions of my Hirst Arts Seminar.  Come learn about tips and tricks with Hirst Arts molds, or just good fun for anyone who wants to get their feet wet in the plaster hobby.  Saturday and Sunday are the Warhammer Ancients events – first Singles, then Team.

The big news of the day is the announcement of the Crystal Brush awards and a shocking $10,000 first prize.  Cool Mini Or Not is sponsoring the competition and will be vending at Adepticon.  I’ll need to set a few bucks aside for bizarro Euro imports.

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WAB Abbasid Army List

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to play a number of WAB games.  My current list is a later Abbasid with a large portion of Ghulams and all sorts of shooting.  My main opponents run large blocks of troops – either Saxon or Norman, which is causing a bit of trouble with my mobile shooting list.  I had not intended to play bob and weave, but getting a flank charge with cavalry is nearly impossible against a shield wall army.

Playing the Later Abbasid is part of the problem.  The list requires two units of Turcoman Cav – or as I like to call them, Super Cav.  BS4 Nomad cavalry with no move and shoot penalty and Parthan Shot is a bit of a head ache for my opponents.   I may play around with an Early Abbasid list which would allow me to cut back on Turcoman.

Early Caliphates:  Later Abbasid
Unit Number Points Equipment and notes
Amir 1 164 General, Horse, heavy armour, shield, bow, thrusting spear, superior cav
Army Standard Bearer 1 80 ASB, light armour, shield,
Turkish Senior Ghulam 9 267 CMS, heavy armor, Shield, Bow,Kontarion, Superior Turkish Cav
Turkish Junior Ghulam 13 158 CMS, Light armor, Shield, thrusting spear, bow, dismounted
Turkish Junior Ghulam 9 240 CMS, heavy armor, Shield, Bow,Kontarion, Superior Turkish Cav
Daylami Infantry 18 213 CMS, Shield, Thrusting spear, Warband, Stealth, Shieldwall, Stubborn, 6 bow
Daylami Infantry 18 213 CMS, Shield, Thrusting spear, Warband, Stealth, Shieldwall, Stubborn, 6 bow
Volunteer – light cav 8 151 CMS, hand weapon, shield, thrusting spear
City Militia- skirmishers 10 60 Buckler, bow
City Militia- skirmishers 10 48 Buckler, hand weapon, javelins, Naffatun
City Militia- skirmishers 11 52 Buckler, hand weapon, javelins, Naffatun
Turcoman Cav 8 176 Skirmishers, Nomad Cavalry
Turcoman Cav 8 176 Skirmishers, Nomad Cavalry
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Update:  after learning how ineffective a formed unit of less than 5 figures is, I’ve grown the Volunteer cav to 8 figures at the cost of a few Junior Turks.

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