The Armies - Under construction...

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Empire Strikes Back

So... February is Empire month. There's not much February left now but I'm off work for a week so no pressure.

My Empire horde is now assembled on my table and things can get under way. Here they are, with a close up of the painted figures and another of the unpainted ones.

My priority is to plan a 2000 point army and get it re-based. I can then use it for a game while I re-base the rest. After that I need to paint at least one new unit and build/paint a themed terrain piece, all in the next twelve days...

Luckily I have a head start on the terrain as I'm planning on finishing one of my half-completed Mordheim buildings. Easy peasy.

Chaos Mortals Assembled

I finished painting this lot two weeks ago but my table got taken over by a major terrain project so no photos until today. So here they are together, all my Chaos Mortals; all damage repaired, chips repainted and all re-based to my current scheme. Pretty, eh? They're all in the Chaos Mortals gallery now.

 Also finished is my Chaos Void Gate, featured here with Belch Colonsucker.

I already have two games of 6th under my belt, mentioned previously, and I'll write them up tomorrow most likely.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

End of Chaos Mortal month.

My friend Keith threw a spanner in the works by offering me a game of Warhammer 6th before the month was out. I had to base a few more units and repaint a movement tray after getting in from work for a game that evening!

I didn't have time to think about list balance or tooling up for a specific opponent (Tomb Kings) and just went with what I'd completed up to that point. I was very limited because I couldn't take Specials; I'm giving Beasts and Daemons their own months later in the year.

Here's what I came up with.

1 Chaos Lord @ 364 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; General; Chaos Armour; Barding; Enchanted Shield; Chaos Runesword; Chaos Steed

1 Aspiring Chaos Champion @ 145 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Chaos Armour; Battle Standard

1 Chaos Sorcerer @ 210 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Magic Level 2; Lore of Nurgle; Chaos Armour; Power Familiar

15 Chaos Warriors of Nurgle @ 305 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Champion

5 Chaos Knights of Nurgle @ 265 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; Barding; Heavy Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Champion; 5 Chaos Steeds

1 Chaos Chariot of Nurgle @ 135 Pts
     Mark of Nurgle; 2 Chaos Steeds; 2 Chaos Warrior Crew; Halberd; Heavy Armour

5 Marauder Horsemen @ 81 Pts
     Shield; Musician; 5 Warhorses

20 Marauders @ 165 Pts
     Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Chieftain

20 Marauders @ 165 Pts
     Flail; Light Armour; Standard; Musician; Chieftain

5 Chaos Warhounds @ 30 Pts

1 Beast of Nurgle @ 75 Pts

1 Spawn of Chaos @ 60 Pts

Casting Pool: 5
Dispel Pool: 4

Total Army Cost: 2000

The main reason this threw a spanner in the works was because we didn't finish the game and I had to leave the figures at the club. This meant no photos and no updates for a week. By the time I got my figures back it was February and Chaos Mortal month was over; never mind!

Photos from the battle on the next post.

Final Chaos Installment

I just finished posting the last of my painted Chaos Mortal figures in the gallery, mainly cavalry but this beauty was posted too.

I didn't manage to paint a new unit but I did manage to finish this month's terrain piece, the Chaos Void Gate; pictures tomorrow.