Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Merc's are done (Yipee)

Mercenary Army is completely painted. Slow grow League done save a few months of games.




Painted stuff

Ashlynn D'Elyse

Drake MacBain
General Ossrum
Magnus the Traitor and Magnus the Warlord
 Captain Damiano.
2 Buccaneers
Galleon
2 Grundback Blasters
2 Mules
2 Nomad
2 Renegade
4 Vanguards
1 defender 
 1 freebooter.
1 Rocinante
Alexia, Mistress of the Witchfire
Anastasia di Bray
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
Harlan Versh, Illuminated One
Kell Bailoch
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Ogrun Bokur
Orin Midwinter, Rougue Inquistor
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord
Rutger Shaw
Taryn di la Rovissi, Llaelese gunmage
3 Thrall Warriors
Gobber Tinker
Ragman
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan
Alexia and 16 risen
2 units of Arcane Gunmages with UA's
Captain Sam MacHorne 7 the Devil Dogs
Croe'sCutthroats
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters
Dannon Blythe & Bull
Greygore Boomhowlers & co.
Herne and Jonne
Horgenhold Forge Guard
Ogrun Assault Corps
Tactical Arcanist Corps
Sword Knights with UA
Precursor Knights with UA 
full Steelhead Riflemen
 Longgunners
full Swordknights

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Back to the badseeds

Rangers


1st unit of sword knights and ua



Mr Midwinter


Not really sure what he does, might need to get the card out :0)



Saturday, 14 September 2013

Slow grow Mercenary

So it's September in the slow grow and this is how the army is going.

Warcaster's Painted

Ashlynn D'Elyse
Drake MacBain
General Ossrum
Magnus the Traitor and Magnus the Warlord

on the paint table I have Captain Damiano.

Warjacks Painted

2 Buccaneers
Galleon
2 Grundback Blasters
2 Mules
2 Nomad
2 Renegade
4 Vanguards

on the table I have 1 defender and 1 freebooter.

Solo's painted (Big list)

Alexia, Mistress of the Witchfire
Anastasia di Bray
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
Harlan Versh, Illuminated One
Kell Bailoch
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Ogrun Bokur
Orin Midwinter, Rougue Inquistor
Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator
Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord
Rutger Shaw
Taryn di la Rovissi, Llaelese gunmage
3 Thrall Warriors
Gobber Tinker

On the table i have Ragman and Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan

Unit's painted so far

Alexia and 16 risen
2 units of Arcane Gunmages with UA's
Captain Sam MacHorne 7 the Devil Dogs
Croe'sCutthroats
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters
Dannon Blythe & Bull
Greygore Boomhowlers & co.
Herne and Jonne
Horgenhold Forge Guard
Ogrun Assault Corps
Tactical Arcanist Corps
Sword Knights with UA
Precursor Knights with UA

On the table now, Steelhead Riflemen, Longgunners and 10 Swordknights

Now I need to learn how to play it all!!!



Saturday, 24 August 2013

Whats short, angry and wielding a two handed hammers?

My new Horgenhold Forge Guard! :0)






These guys stayed on my painting table for far too long, maybe the yellow just starting to get to me.

After playing them twice now, I'm starting to like the little guys, Good mat and weapon masters is great, with the Rupert giving them tough makes the unit a good tarpit and defense for Galleon.

Be warry and good player with remove them, Boomhowlers still take the prize for being the best Merc tarpit but the Dorfs can do damage to harder target which the troll don't excel at.

Cheers

Ado

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sorry for the down time

Combo of leaving my camera at a mates house and well not getting anything down for the last month!

We update soon.

Cheers

Ado

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Bigger is Better!

Like many Mercenary player I couldn't wait to get a galleon on the table.


It's an amazing model, so much detail. Really is a great center piece for a Mercenary force

Dragging models into melee range and smacking down warjack and warbeast with the power 21 attacks give Merc's real options in games.

 This is one of the few times a model plays as good as it's rules - I have no complaints with the mercenary colossal, not sure my opponent agree :0)

Ado

Monday, 17 June 2013

Well, slight break but still going on the slow grow

apologizes for the lack of updates, combination of bad weather (Photos) sickness and just too plan lazy to update but this should start the ball rolling again.

How the slow grow going?

I think I've put the fast into slow grow, a tournament a month ago, two 50 point lists and all i had in mind to play were the mercenary so I put in a solid month of painting to get Ashylnn and MacBain both up to 50 points.


MacBain really loves using his feat to make Boomhowlers the tar pit to end all tar pits (Good in theory no wins for Macbain)


On the other hand Ashylnn got these Vanguard going off for 2 out 2 wins!!

But I think the gun mages were more to do with Ashylnn's success.



Here are all the painted Mercs to date.

More to come soon.

Ado

Sunday, 31 March 2013

How to make a creepy model even creepier!

One of my regular opponents brought this monster out the other day.





I really like added height to a miniature to make it stand out but this is ridiculous (I love it) cannot wait to see this model with a lick of paint on it, If  Eddie (the owner) paints it up to his normal cryx standard should be an excellent model to play against.  



Saturday, 23 March 2013

More angry Tartan-ed Trolls

Axer - Light Warbeast

Impalers - (2)




This finishes off the battle box warbeast, unlike a few other battle boxes these guys will see plenty table top time, Trolls are a little different to the other Horde factions, light warbeast are brought more for their animus buffs and as a transfer target to keep your caster alive.  


Really looking forward to painting a few larger beasts next.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Finally the sun returns!

Been waiting for a sunny day (Weird for Brisbane - Australia) for some time to take a few more photos.

New faction test models

Trolls

Fenblades - Full unit

Complete with UA - the Drummer seems very relaxed :0)


Fellcaller - make the Fenblades hit more often.

More to come .. 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Saga

Started playing Saga a month ago and now I'm totally hooked on the dark ages.

Here are my first fully painted Viking warriors




I've painted 16 plastic Viking Warriors, a mix of Wargames Factory and Gripping Beast miniatures. I bought both these miniature years ago to do a war of the ring army but never got around  to painting them.

The Saga rule gave me the perfect reason to get them out for game and paint some older miniatures.

The shields we done using little big men studios waterslides transfer which I cannot rate highly enough for look and ease of use.

I'll review the rules soon - much more to come

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Slow Grow update

More mercenary model completed this week for the slow grow

Sam MacHorne and the Devil Dogs - Great name, cool unit - little under played in our meta.


Stats could be better but they bring plenty of tools to the game

Jack Marshal - Drive Pronto

Stall on Sam's sword, her devil dogs have nets, slug guns and Pick axe with trash. Model falling over near this unit usually stay down for good.

One of the good options as a marshalled jack for Sam is the Buccaneer so I painted two!


3 points for light jack with a net that knocks you down? what's not to like. This guys are 1 point more than a Legion lesser warbeast and IMO go so well with the devil dogs.

Monday, 28 January 2013

2ND Mercernary Army - Bad Seeds



No,no far cooler than Nick Cave, My Second 50 point army for Mercenaries

EMagnus - Bad Seeds theme force

Magnus the Warlord

Battle Group - Defender and 2 Renagades

Kell Bailoch

Orin Midwinter

Rangers

Saxon Orrik

Full Sword Knights

Full sword Kinghts with UA and 2 marshalled Nomads

Tier 4

Bonus - Warjacks in the battle group get a focus first turn
Saxon Orrik and one sword knight unit gain Ambush!!

Picture to follow when the sun shines in brisbane again :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Slow Grow 2013 Update -- Well sort of

I've still been painting up a storm but it has been hot here for the last week or so and seeing your paint evaporate from pallet to miniature hasn't helped finish of any new models

So here are few I did earlier

Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters

Croe's Cutthroats

I painted both these unit to make interesting and effective reinforcements at 50 points, also it was a start of my Merc's as an all army approach rather than just add on's for Khador and Retribution armies.

Both units have the trencher bases and use yellow as a focus colour.

So from my vast experiences of playing both these units (2 games each :0) here are some of the highlights

Both units max out at ten models and both work the high defence low armour angle for the Cutthroats they have stealth and the Nyss relies on Def 15 (Not bad)

Both units are range and combat units, Nyss have a Nyss bow it has okay range, lower end pow but makes up for this with weapon master swords and the ability to combined shoot like a death star!
Croe's lads have crossbow with shorter range and the same POW and a weaker "Murder Weapons" but all their stuff is poisoned adding damage to living models (DAMN YOU CRYX!)

Both units love rough terrain, Bushwhack order can make the cutthroats difficult to catch but the Nyss ability to see through forests, concealment and cover make them even deadlier!

Not to let the Nyss win the exchange completely but Croe himself isn't an officer and cannot be removed from the unit allowing the Cutthroats retain his special order and stats throughout the game, Cylena on the other hand should be target No. 1 !
I think both units are fairly even, but you'll likely see the Nyss at tournaments and the Cutthroats not some much, I know the Khador players love using Nyss as they fill quite a few gaps in their infantry.

I love both units - they add character to the army, and have just the right amount of  shenanigans to make your opponent fear them.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Slow Grow 2013 update

It's Jan 2013 and  I need a painted 15 point army for the slow grow league

First Army


Ashlynn D'Elyse +6 Warjack Points


In her battle group a Mule heavy War Jack - 8 points (-6 from Ashylnn)


Unit of Tempest Gun Mages with UA Officer - 8 points



UA Officer is Jack Marshalling a Vanguard - 5 points

So this is my opening 15 points for the slow grow, the force seems a little small but at 15 points could set some interesting questions for my opponents, the mages and vanguard can advance and try to control table they don't tar pit but they can destroy an opponents tar pit units even hard to hit stealth units need to be wary.

What I'm hoping to gain from playing this force is a better understanding of the Jack Marshall  ability which is very important in the finial 50 point tiered force which has 4 Marshalled Jack in it.

As a reward for getting my first 15 points painted I painted



For no other reason but how cool is it to have an undead horse riding girl with a big magic sword to Kill your opponents caster!