Tuesday, May 21, 2013

eKaya & Laris

Finally posting up a caster! 

Epic Kaya is one of those casters that looks fun to play on paper, but is a little bit of a disappointment on the table - at least for me.  I love the character, but playing her instead of. . . say. . . eMorvahna or Kromac . . . yeah, I just don't see it.

Add to that her less than inspiring model and you have a mess.

Well, at least I can do something about the model!  Here I've swapped her weapon to her off-hand (hand is GS), and replaced the left with one from the bit pile.  She now resembles her artwork more closely!

Though she's usually portrayed in a red cloak, I put her in a black cloak because in my army all druids wear black.  They're called 'blackclads' afterall!  That, and red doesn't really provide contrast to the autumn orange that dominates the model.

I love Laris' model.  He's that rare wolf model that actually has muscle definition you can get your brush into!  I also love how front-heavy he is and how the momentum of the model's pose is forward and aggressive.  Howling wolves are nice, but low and poised to strike is much more menacing.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Warpborn Skinwalkers

The new rock stars of Circle Orboros, the Skinwalkers + UA now make it into practically every list I make.  This was a unit where the models were so good, it hurt that they paled in comparison to other infantry options.  Now that they have a killer UA, they occupy that happy nexus of beauty and effectiveness that makes them a joy to field!

Note: I've only included the unique poses below.  There is a full unit sitting on the shelf.

The MVP - Warpborn Alpha UA

Friday, May 17, 2013

Reeves and Reeve Hunter

These guys took an inordinate time to paint vs. their value/effectiveness on the table, but I can't hate them for it.  The models look cool, and sometimes, out of the blue, they mow down opposing infantry with cascading CRAs.

Color choice-wise, I needed these guys to fit in with the rest of the army, but their cloaks couldn't match the blackclad druids - that would be highly inappropriate.  Instead, they got a lighter gray with camo (which fits, since the Reeve Hunter grants them camoflage!).

So here's the Reeve Hunter.  I love this guy, and only wish he had an extra pip in MAT & RAT so he could actually pull off all his special rules.

And here's the unit.  Note: I only included the five unique poses in the pic.  There is actually a full unit on the shelf.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another Retribution Color Test

Just another color test for a commission job

More Druids

Disclaimer!  The backgrounds for these pictures, through the magic of digital photos and editing software, have turned an icy blue.  The colors on the models, however, are fairly true to the actual minis

Solos & UAs!

Blackclad Wayfarer - Eagle-eyed viewers will note that this guy's right arm and weapon were swapped.  He came in a poor state as part of a gifted lot from my good friend, Angelo, so he needed some rehab from the bit pile.

Druid Wilder

Druid Overseer (Druid UA)