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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Bridge over the River Chai: Meet The Contestants!

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Meet The Contestants (you are here)
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Righto. Broadly speaking, we know some elves and some dwarves are about to come into conflict with some elves and some orcs. Time to meet the contestants!

The Gaming Line-up

The game is played remotely by four members of the Oldhammer Community. The participants have never met in person and all aspects of the game are processed through the internet. The tasks involved in running a Remote Game are divided among two players, a writer and a gamesmaster. The separation of tasks allows the GM to collaborate with the writer without exposing sensitive information to the players. The GM is simultaneously the host of the game. The host owns and arranges the gaming table and miniatures used within the game.

What follows are the profiles of the four participants.

Gamesmaster: Dreamfish
21st Century Warhammer 3 Stats:
  • Won: 1
  • Drawn: 0
  • Lost: 0
Location:

Assendelft, Netherlands

Gaming Experience:

Started playing and collecting Warhammer 3rd edition in the late 80's and progressed up through 7th edition. He has mostly been collecting and painting and never actually owned a board and scenery, up until recently. Dreamfish enjoys gaming, but finds the experimental nature of Remote Gaming and his role as Gamesmaster very rewarding.

Armies:
  1. Dwarfs
  2. Dark Elves
  3. Wood Elves
  4. Orcs & Goblins
Other Interests:

Games of all sorts, science & technology, martial arts, hiking and indigenous cultures...


Player A: Thantsants
21st Century Warhammer 3 Stats:
  • Won: 0
  • Drawn: 0
  • Lost: 0
Location:

York, England

Gaming Experience:

Started gaming with Heroquest in the early 90's and moved onto Rogue Trader and WFB 3rd ed. at secondary school. After a long gap of some 15 years or so he has since played several solo games of 3rd and 2nd ed., dabbled in the skirmish games, Skulldred and Havoc and run the Orc's Drift campaign. Games on the "to play" list - Warmaster, Mighty Empires and Man O War...

Armies:
  1. Hordes of Goblinoids, Undead, Chaos and Dark Elves
  2. Wood Elf, Empire, Bretonnian and Dwarf forces to oppose them
  3. Slaan, Amazon, Norse and (original!) Lizardman Warbands
  4. Various Warmaster forces along
  5. Dwarf, Orc and Dark Elf Man o' War fleets
Other Interests:

His two Labradors (one Chocolate and one Black), Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, clay Pigeon shooting, hill walking and general outdoors-y things, the Lake District, cake and the finest wines known to man...


Player B: Airbornegrove26
21st Century Warhammer 3 Stats:
  • Won: 0
  • Drawn: 0
  • Lost: 0
Location:

Illinois, USA

Gaming Experience:

I have been around war gaming my whole life. My father is big into historical gaming so have played various ACW, WW2, Napoleonics. I have always loved Warhammer but never actually played it much. Totally missed 3E. My Warhammer experience started in 5th grade when I bought issue 160. So mostly grew up on 4E. Really wanted to get into it though after reading most of your blogs. So thanks for the inspiration.

Armies:
  1. Empire
  2. Chaos
  3. Various small warbands
Other Interests:

Well besides helping run the family business. I weight train, paint as much as possible, search for old figures on ebay, and lets not forget Diablo 3.


Writer: Gaj (Me!)
21st Century Warhammer 3 Stats:
  • Won: 1
  • Drawn: 0
  • Lost: 1
Location:

Nomansland (Wiltshire), England

Gaming Experience:

Started playing D&D in the late 80's and Warhammer in the early 90's, just catching the end of 3rd edition. Progressed all through until 8th edition, before electing to return to the 3rd edition. Gaj has started selling and trading his later edition armies to build up classic 3rd edition armies.

Armies:
  1. Undead - target: Terror of the Lichemaster
  2. Orcs & Goblins - target: Forenrond's Last Stand
  3. Chaos - target: Realms of Chaos
  4. High Elves - every player probably should have at least one 'good' army...
Other Interests:

eBay - grade 'A' addict. Games of all sorts. Board games, card games, drinking games, psychological games, video games...

Geographic Locations

As before, we have ourselves another old world vs. new world match up! Is this the opportunity for the US to claw back a draw, or can the UK once again overcome the Goliath of the west? In this match up, we have Illinois, ably represented by Airbornegrove26 vs. (the original) York, represented by Thantsants. You might have heard of him before. 


The Armies


Orcs & Goblins - DA Swedicine Purfurds

Thantsants takes the task of leading the Goblinoid horde and their evil Dark Elf allies to capture the Percolator.




Dwarfs - Ironbeard's Conquerors

Airbornegrove26 takes the honorable task of leading the meeting between the Dwarfs and their Wood Elf allies to safe guard the Percolator.



So there you have it. We just need to publish the scenario and rules and whatnot, and then we're off!

Battle Navigator

Prologue
Meet The Contestants (you are here)
Rules and Deployment
Turn 1
Turn 2
Turn 3
Turn 4
Turn 5
Turn 6
Turn 7
Turn 8
Turn 9
Turn 10
Epilogue


4 comments:

  1. Good Luck Thantsants! My stunties are sharpening their axes!!!!

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  2. You too mate - they look like they might be a tough nut to crack...

    Good job my lads will be bringing along their nut crackers!

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