Saturday, 30 June 2012

Khador a review

Finished more Khador miniatures for a mini event thought I might review the playability of these models.

First Epic Vladimir, the Dark Champion (AKA Rock Star!) He can make all the ladies hearts melt even the cold icy Khadorian girls!

Oversized Shoulder pads? - Check!
Silly rock star good looks? - Check!
Big pointy boots? - Check!
Excellent rules and spells? - Check! and doubled checked!

While not really a jack marshal type caster although "Assail" does help, what he does is support infantry and he does it really well.

Hand of fate -adds dice for hit and damage discarding the lowest, works very well on shooting and combat unit and units with crits abilities it can be devastating.

Transference allows warrior models to use focus on Vlad to boost hit or damage! it's silly what a unit of bombardiers can do with these extra dice or certain Kayazy ladies. Hmmm. assassination!

Feat "Blood Legacy" changes the stats of D3+3 models (non-character) Having Kayazy eliminators under this feat is game ending at time with crazy assassination alpha strikes! or the MoW Bombardiers
turn into chainsaw wielding wreckers.

Drago - Vlads Pet warjack

Not a favourite in the Khador community but very focus efficient allowing Vlad to spend his focus on infantry, some players will ignore this jack in favour of killing the more dangerous infantry this can be a bad mistake as Drago in combat can be very scary but if an opponent does focus on removing this jack this tend to allow the infantry a free ride. Win / Win for me.
Drago only sets my army back 3 points - using Vlads jack allocation point so no real harm.

More to come.. Ado

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Maybe a new meta for the game?

Our meta here is quite interesting, it's warmachine rather than hordes and very much infantry spam!

But how will colossi affect this meta?

One option talked about is reducing the miniature count drastically and the fact colossus might draw attention away from other high powered models.

Example of a 35 point army

This example attempt to make the most of the ranged combat of retributions Arcantrick force generators and Hyperion.

Consider the following synergy.

Hyperion has snipe cast on him and take the aiming bonus in base to base with arcanitrik force generator

2 D3 power 12 range 18 inches (anti infantry and solo's, light warjacks?)
and 1 AOE 5 crit consume power 18 range 16 shot.

add to this the range of shot's from the Arcantrik force generators (templates, multi shots whatever suits)

Ravyn live in a bubble of safety being able to sit on focus allowing sylys to keep snipe in play for free and ravyn can allocate 3 focus to Hyperion and why wouldn't you?

Is it beatable? Hell yes it has many issues with scenario play and they are magic bullets to deal with this but how well could this type of meta army play in tournaments?

In my opinion this would be powerful force and very difficult to plan against in tournament play.

Oh sorry add one mechanic to the above list cus I have 1 point to spare and repairing the 3 big guys isn't a bad option.

Monday, 4 June 2012

A New Old best friend

Simple Green the best paint stripper for plastic and metal mini's I've ever used
I haven't been able to buy simple green in Australia for a while but i found this bottle the other day, you can image why I'd walk pass this as it's not it normal green colour.

If you are at all like me and like to start again on painting you fav models, for example you painted khador models red and red is a colour you cannot see and have no right trying to use Simple Green will fix this by soaking the offending model for an hour and two and then using an old tooth brush and water to remove all the paint.

Drago here is ready to start life again with a half decent paint job I'd show you what he did look like but some images should never be published on the net.

Oh and the nice orange scent is a nice change :)