The Herdstone Hiatus has come to an end!
Let the wrath and ruin commence!
Involved in two leagues, work and just trying to get the portfolio up and running really had me lacking much time. I wasn’t too thrilled to write up mundane posts or lack luster battle reports, I want to tell a story and hopefully have the oh-so-thrilling 25 mm world come to life. Whether for the forces of destruction trying to burn the world or the heroes of order valiantly sacrificing themselves to keep the inevitable end of times at bay, just one more day…
…so their children can grow up to fall to rusted axe and cloven hoof….just one more day.
In both the leagues, I got second place. Not bad for someone who’s been playing for about 1 1/2 years. (that’s 10 years in goat age!)
I’m particularly proud of the So Cal Gamers league. I thought I’d be steam-rolled all season long with the beasts. I stood proud, took some lumps, had some great luck, gained a reputation for crazy charges and made sure the Herd added trophies to the Herdstone. (recap later)
In the main league I’m involved in; SoCal Games workshop league, we have some very nice perks for our league.
This time, I’m changing it up and going with the Warriors of Chaos!
Territories: These are like added bonuses to your army. Some can be a bigger leadership range (18″) others can be a free dispel scroll that even affects Irresistible force! My ‘territories’
- Mob Rules: Unit fights as if it’s in Horde Formation (three ranks) no matter what size the frontage.
- Reckless Charge: this unit has an extra D6 added to it’s charge.
Wow. some good rules to get! Especially as I’m running a very combat heavy army.
Special Characters: Most special characters are allowed, though there is a ‘ban list’ for abusive characters. Who made this list? Oh…I don’t know…TECILIS! (and the masque, Villitch, Slugtounge…and more) If you declare a S.C., you MUST use it in all battles.
I am calling on Throgg, the TROLL KING! (who makes Chaos trolls core choices!)
To spearhead the Chaos invasion, I’ve been thinking of grabbing a “Throgg” model from the people at Miss Painting Group. (the very same who made the Gorgon I’m so pleased with)
With the “Troll King” acting as a BSB and general for my many beasts and monsters (great rule) I can have the incredibly pricey Sorcerer lord or Lord run amok and take care of business.
Now, having a goal in mind really helps the hobby and setting checkpoints.
Inspired by Iggy Koopa at the every lush and dense Jungles of Lustria; I’ve created a check list of “to do’s”, acquire, paint, etc etc. My goal is to have everything done by time for Quake City Rumble, to see if I can run a fun and competitive Warriors of Chaos List.
The Chaos horde:
- Finish painting the Nurgle Warriors
- Finish converting and painting the Nurgle Marauders w Great weapons
- ditto the Pestigors
- Assemble, paint and convert Avatars of War ‘Apoc warriors‘ as Nurgle Warriors/Chosen
- Assemble, paint and convert two Hellcannons
- Paint Manticore
- Create unique banners for each Chaos Faction
- Create two unique ‘war shrines’
- Convert and paint WoC BSB
- Paint and slight converstion WoC Nurgle Knights
- Paint WoC Chosen
- Convert, paint and sculpt Chaos Trolls
- Paint two Shaggoths
- Movement trays
- Create unique display board
Yowzers. That’s a lot of work to do! Seeing the progress that IggyKoopa made on his warmachines / Hordes has made me realize that large armies and forces can be taken care of, one step at a time. If you haven’t go and check out his Warmahordes at Jungles of Lustria. My favorite is the Grundak Blaster.
Speaking of amazing, Avatars of War, a fantastic miniature company, has been starting to produce whole units now. They’ve done single models for a while, and now I’m excited that they’re producing alternatives to Warriors….of chaotic factions. ahem.
I’m very fond of these sculpts. I’m sure it’s 100% coincidence that they look like the actual description of Chaos Warriors; baroque and unique armor, savage men that are making the trek down the long and violent road to demonic apotheosis.
I pre-ordered this unit and each pre-order comes with a unique item (which I have no idea). Not only that, but each unit has a unique banner. Very snazzy.
I figure with mixing their parts with the traditional GW warriors and Chosen, I’ll have a unique army that will stand out on the battle field.
So, that’s the plan! Run forward, hack and slash, then vomit on those still standing.
Reminds me of trying to get a seat on Southwest airlines…
I’ll be incorporating the Beasts in this, don’t you fret your pretty little hooves.
Ok, time to get to the grindstone.