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Pictors Studio09 Oct 2016 6:50 p.m. PST

His white hand moved slowly over the weather-worn stone. Its smoothness surprised him, it had looked somewhat jagged from the walls. Moonglum was at the side of the Eternal Champion and he could make out little of what Elric was thinking as the albino traced the patterns on the massive stone gate.

Few citizens were paying attention to him. His reputation was known by some in these parts but strangers were a regular in Tanelorn. The inhabitants were used to seeing the refuse of the multiverse among their ranks.

"Ha!" the White Wolf yelled suddenly, drawing all eyes on the walls and outside them to him, "this is it. This is how we will stop Gaynor. This is how we will save the city."

He fixed both hands firmly on the stone and started chanting.

"Move the madman away," cried one of the general's bodyguards.

No one would follow the command.

"Then I'll do it myself," the man growled.

Moonglum moved in between Elric and the guard. His hands were already on his weapons. The guard gripped his spear tighter and prepared for a fight.

Without breaking his rhythmic chanting Elric's hand flew to Stormbringer's hilt and pulled the massive black blade from its scabbard. The weapon hung more than it was held in the air between the Melnibonean and the guard. His grip on his spear became looser and he stepped back.

"Let it be then," he said, his voice only barely betraying the terror he felt, "the lunatic can do no real harm."

As the guard moved away the stone began to hum and then started to glow.

Elric suddenly slumped and if Moonglum would have been a moment slower he would have fallen to the ground.

"It is done . . . you will only have to defeat Gaynor's mortal foes now," Elric said.

"But it has cost me."

Just then the attention of the assembled crowd was drawn to the vista between the wooded lands approaching the city. A cloud of dust gathered. Screams from the crowd went up and all but the warriors were moved quickly inside the city.

Sredni Vashtar looked down from his Dracoth mount at the weakened Melnibonean leaning against the wall. His eyes moved to the stone gateway and then back to Elric. He noticed the glowing stone and saw liquid light starting to drip from the inside of the gateway.

"You know your business, sorcerer. I sense the taint of Chaos upon you," said the Lord Celestant.

"If you feel the need, we can settle up after the battle," said Elric.

Vashtar said not a word but turned his mount and charged with a yell to his assembled Stormcast Eternals to follow him to meet the enemy.

Prince Gaynor the Damned:


The East gate of Tanelorne:


Sredni Vashtar leads his forces out:


The Charge of the Chaos Knights:


Battle lines are drawn:


Elric and Moonglum enter the fray:


Chaos and Order take each others' measure:


the rest of the pictures:

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2016 7:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for the photos and AAR. Chaos Knights are a challenge. Carnage and mayhem, or in other words, fun and games.

tkdguy09 Oct 2016 11:50 p.m. PST

Cool! What miniature did you use for Elric?

napthyme09 Oct 2016 11:55 p.m. PST

Wow you don't see Moorecock used much in gaming these days.

Pictors Studio10 Oct 2016 6:25 a.m. PST

I used the GW miniature for Elric as well as the GW miniature for Moonglum and the GW Melniboneans.

I'm glad you guys liked it. There will be more Moorcock stuff relatively soon. Corum needs to make it to the tabletop soon.

Kropotkin30310 Oct 2016 2:05 p.m. PST

Fantastic. Let's hope we see more Moorcock in the future. Great looking game and an unusual subject too.

Keep up the good work.

Now where are those Eureka Grandbrettan forces? Would love to see the Battle of the Kamarg.


Pictors Studio10 Oct 2016 2:43 p.m. PST

I've been waiting to get some of those Grandbrettan troops from Rob at the conventions.

I'd love to put on a game with them at some point.

Der Krieg Geist10 Oct 2016 8:04 p.m. PST

Love The White Wolf and Eternal Champion stuff, been gathering forces and planning on gaming them, for years. Thanks for some more inspiration. :)

Pictors Studio11 Oct 2016 2:41 a.m. PST

I'm glad it was inspiring. I had a good time with it. I think the next time out I'll try to have all of my Melniboneans painted and do mostly a game using them and Elric, perhaps even do something with the attack on Imrryr, but I'd want the terrain for that and I certainly don't have it.

Der Krieg Geist15 Nov 2016 5:17 p.m. PST

i always wanted to cook up some games of the conflicts from closer to the height of the Melniboneans empire,but sadly that would leave out the White wolf himself….

Pictors Studio16 Nov 2016 11:47 p.m. PST

I'd love to do the Sack of Imryrr but I will never build the terrain. I'd love to do it the way P. Craig Russel drew the buildings.

FincasKhalmoril19 Nov 2016 4:25 a.m. PST

Oh. This is just amazing! I love what you did and the carnage of the game.
And I see models from so many manufacturers… rackham in all its glory!

Who makes those birdmen btw? They are very much to the spirti of Moorcok IMHO.

Pictors Studio28 Nov 2016 6:43 p.m. PST

The birdmen are the Nekharu from Crocodile Games. They make perfect Tzeentch beastmen until Friday.


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