Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday update! Huzzah!

So we were able to get some games in this weekend for the League, which was great. I've posted some pictures in that section today! Yesterday afternoon I spent a little bit of time painting up Warwitch Denegrah. For the most part, I'm happy how she's come out, granted I wish I had more time to really put the effort I wanted to, but due to time restraints with everything else, I'm happy. I got some WIP pics I'll post at the bottom of this post.

My brother played his first game outside of the Cygnar battle box, and wow, he did a lot better than I expected, and really smacked some face! He is really enjoying the Trencher Commandos a lot, they fit his playstyle. His Stormblades faired ok mostly. In the game he played against me, I knew better and killed the UA officer first chance I had lol. Croe's Cutthroat's did the job quite well :). Sadly in the following two turns, he cleaned the house with them lol. In the end, my Mangler and Talon were finally taken out of action, and MacBain walked around just enough to Hand Cannon Stryker in the face practically! Was pretty fantastic, and there was a lot of positive energy and enthusiam around our table, which just made the entire game wonderful.

Well off to the work table again! Here's some WIP of Warwitch Denegrah! Sorry for the shod pictures, I still don't have a camera yet, I need to buy one. These are taken with my Blackberry Bold 9700.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Weeeeeeee Models! It's paintin' time!

So last night I came a little earlier than usual from the hobby shop, been feeling a little under the weather this week. So I decided to take a count of the models I've gotten to work on since the beginning of December and now. Let's just say it's a little more than I honestly thought, but I'm prepping myself for the challenge of getting it painted!!

Epic Irusk
Epic Sorscha
Full unit of Man O' War Demo Corps
Full unit of Man O' War Shocktroopers
Greatbears of Gallowswood
2 Mortars
Full unit of Rifle Corps
Kovnik Joe
2x Juggernaughts
1x Spriggan

40 Steelhead Halberdiers
5  Steelhead Cav
20 Steelhead Riflemen
Stannis Brocker
Drake MacBain
Epic Eiryss
Taryn (that gun mage chick!)
Kell Belloch
Full unit of Croe's Cutthroat's
Sam's Devil Dog's

Witch Coven
Epic Skarre
2x Pistol Wraiths (Regular and Variant)
Machine Wraith
20 Mech Thralls
Full unit of Bane Thralls
Bane Thrall UA
2x Deathrippers
2x Ripjaws
2 Nightwretches
1x Defiler
2x Stalkers
2x Slayers
1x Cankerworm
Bloat Thrall

I think that covers it all. It's not much, but it's just a little more than I usually get over a month's time period. My goal right now is to have the Mercs and Cryx done first, with periodically working on the Khador. It's time to get things painted and stop slackin'!!!! I plan to sit down tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday and get some stuff done, I'll be posting WIP's as I go starting tomorrow morning! Wish me luck!!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Army lists!

It's been crazy between New Year's and Christmas, but things are finally back to normal. Today I wanted to list our Army lists we're gonna playtest for our 25pt bracket of our Paint and Play League that I'm running at our LGS-Asgard Games.

My little brother wants to try out infantry primarily with Stryker, this is what he's come up with so far:

Styrker +6 WJpts
Ironclad 7pts
Lancer 6pts
Squire 2pts

Stormblade Infantry 5pts -Leader and 5 Grunts
-Stormblade UA 3pts
--Stormblade Storm Gunner 1pt

Trencher Commandos 6pts -Leader and 5 Grunts
--Trencher Commando Scatter Gunner 1pt

Grand total of 25pts

I think his idea was to tarpit with the stormblades, assault and aoe's from them can be nasty, plus having arcane shield up on them makes them live a little while longer. The commandos were going to be 2nd line or flanking i think. with stealth and anatomical precision, they can kill single would infantry pretty well. On his warjacks, I personally told him i thought Ol'Rowdy was a bit expensive on the points at this bracket. He's been hammering things to pieces with that Ironclad in our battle box bracket we have right now pretty good, so I think he's sticking with it until we hit 35. The lancer he enjoys the arcnode for earthquaking lol too much. I've also taught him the potential of that buggers shield with the cortex buster, and he's learned quick how to use it to his advantage.

As for my list, I've decided since I'm taking Epic Irusk to Locked & Loaded, and Warmachine the Weekend, that I'd try a little something different for the League (that and I'm an experienced Khador player, and some of the newer people I didn't want to run off). So I'm going with Mercenaries!! I've always been in love with Mercs, but never took the time to build a list with them. I chose MacBain as my Warcaster. He's as close to a Steelhead as I can get for now (Steelheads are my fav!).

Four Star:

MacBain +6 WJpts
Nomad 6pts
Mangler 8pts

Reinholdt 1pt
Epic Eiryss 3pts
Rhupert Carvolo 2pts

Croe's Cutthroat's 7pts -Leader and 5 Grunts
Steelhead Halberdiers 4pts -Leader and 5 Grunts

Grand Total of 25pts

For tarpit I've got the Halberdiers with Rhupert, tough rolls all around lads! I'm using Epic Eiryss for removal and solo hunting should I need it, but more for removing upkeep spells on enemy models/units. The Nomad and Mangler are good warjacks in my opinion, especially with Fail Safe on one of them, I know for sure I'll get my mileage out of that baby before I get the bodgers to fixin' it lol. Croes Cutthroat's get posion against living models, which I intend to abuse quite a bit, it's such an easy way to get rid of single would infantry! Not too mention the unit has stealth, Advance Deploy and Pathfinder. Croe's pistol Hiss will come in handy, if I can get a good shot off, I can prevent a warcaster/warlock or something of the spellcasting nature to not be able to cast for a turn-which can definitely save my butt in a tight situation. And lastly, I have Reinholdt, the trusty little famous gobber. With him near MacBain, any of his 3 abilities will greatly enhance Drake. I got reload for an extra shot, spyglass-which can be used on any 2 models within Drake's LOS, and lucky charm, never hurts to have signs and portents on a dice roll! :).

I'll be taking some pictures and creating a gallery of the players in our league this coming Thursday evening when we meet up again. We have a total of 14 players now, and the support for it it fantastic! I'll be posting up a few battle reports (i'll be making a section for those too here soon!) as well.

Until next time!