Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Warmachine - Gudrun the Wanderer

 I heard about this guy at my LGS one day and I looked him up when I got home - cool model, cool pose, cool abilities... so I got him. I'm feeling pretty happy with the paint job. I have yet to field him in battle, but I've got him built into a Highborn Covenant list and I'm just waiting for a chance to try him out.

 Apologies for the poor picture quality. Still trying to work things out between me and my camera. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ogrun Assault Corps

These guys catch a lot of flak on the Privateer Press forums for being underpowered and too generalist. But I got a unit of them anyway. Why, you ask? Flavor, my friends. Flavor. That, and for some reason I have a deep love of Ogrun.

I tried to free-hand the crown and stars, which are the symbol for Llael, as I plan on running these guys in a Highborn Covenant list.

'Tried' being the operative word. :)

And here's one for a sense of scale - they're pretty big fellas. 

I'm going to name them with names starting with A, B, C, D, and E, because on the stat card it shows health boxes for 'Model A', 'Model B' and so on and so forth. I figure, why not personalize the unit and give them all names? I'm thinking of naming them all in a certain theme, like Shakespeare names, or Names of Famous
Comic Book Characters.

Presenting... Warmachine's Harlan Versh!

This guy is awesome. He's basically the Van Helsing of the Iron Kingdoms, only he has a gigantic pistol and he carries a really, really big sword.

Played him in a game of Warmachine the other night for the first time. In the second turn my opponent very unwisely left a defensive upkeep spell on a unit of Stormblades within range of Harlan Versh's quad-chamber pistol.

Harlan ignores upkeep spells. In fact, he chuckles softly to himself when he is presented with a unit with an upkeep spell on it.

In fact, if an enemy model has an upkeep spell on it, he gets bonuses to attack and damage. GOOD bonuses.

And if he hits with his first shot, he gets to shoot again. He can shoot four times this way. In Warmachine, if you manage to get four shots out of a single model, that's highly impressive. Most can only put out one.

So anyway, the Stormblades are rushing him, and Harlan is standing out to the front and center of my army, waiting for them with a deathly air of calm. He takes an unhurried aim at the armored knights coming at him, and with a sound like heaven's thunder he unleashes the purgative fury of his pistol.

When the gunsmoke cleared, the front four Stormblades had bit the dust, and the rest of them barely had time to be blinded by his sheer awesomeness before the roaring guns of the warjacks beside Versh ventilated their armor with shells the size of mangoes. Big mangoes.

By this and other acts of valor, Harlan Versh earned his spot in my army, as well as MVP of that particular game. Unfortunately, I hadn't had time to paint him, so he had to wait until tonight.

I really like painting solos. Much more than I like painting units. I'm working on an Ogrun Assault Corps unit, and it feels like it's taking forever. But a single model? I got Harlan here up to tabletop standard in an hour or two. Gives me a sense of accomplishment.