|What's better than big bad green? Big bad RED ofc!|
No, not a practice game for Caledonian, although that is most assuredly what we should have been doing...instead Bringer of Death and I got in a 'fun' game with my Jumper Angels and his Eldar Harlequin force.
We played Spearhead and Annihilation with both armies having low KP totals (9 & 11 respectively) and for fast assaulty armies it completely came down to who got the majority of his assault forces to bear first.
This did not actually bear out to be the case though and whilst Bringer got his 2 large Harlie groups in on the charge, he assaulted a 10 man unit with the Sanguinor's "Hulked Out" Serg., a Chaplain and 2 Priests.. all within the Sanguinor's +1A buff zone.. I reacted to his assault by throwing one of the Priests against Maugan Ra, eating all of Maugan's Executioner Power weapon attacks. This swayed the combat very much my way and, due to a low number of rending attacks and poor rolling on Bringer's part (seriously, he can't roll well!)...well, I curb stomped the unit, brought in both Sanguinor and Mephiston and pimp slapped him.
Wraithlords joined the fight and ate a marine or two, but then Sanguinor brought one low and Mephiston smushed one after he had killed Eldrad and some Pathfinders..
It was a tight manouevring game til Turn 3 and then it got messy...with that and the last 2 turns of the game with 90% of our armies locked in savage combat.
Man, it was fun..I am really enjoying messing about with these dudes.. I know I should be focussing on upcoming tournaments...but I am at least playing the game a lot!
I really want to maintain my momentum with these guys and that means PAINTING!
The 40 Assault Marines are in various states of painting from done to just needing highlights, from primed to bare ass metal in the case of Corbulo (just a regular Priest), Mephiston, Sanguinor, Astorath and a JP Chaplain...all of which are in the list and require painting!!
How do I fit so many goomba's in that force? My personal favourite model is Astorath - but I am not a fan of the rules really..although he is relatively cheap (?!) at 220 but his army wide buff is no where near as beneficial as Sanguinor's +1A...the possibility of a fearless army is of course sweet though..
I want to paint these dudes as well as I can - the 'hero' element anyway so that's:
Astorath (Super Serg)
Nothing short of a substantial 'Crew' to paint to high standards.. I need a good day/afternoon to paint each one and that is not counting the tweaking required to some units and some squads need a huge amount of work.. need to keep up the momentum!
I'm thinking I will throw up some WIP of Sanguinor throughout the week - I am following/adapting the guide in WD from the other year and hope that I can get some coolio NMM work on board..
How do you guys keep yourself motivated through the whole army? I only have 1/4 of the troops and above individual figures to paint and I am already thinking I am snowed under!! I do know that once I get one or two in place that I will be motivated by that.. I hope...