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


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!