Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011, A unit a week

Makeup for week 10:

Sprouthoff, the Plague Priest

Warriors of Chaos Sorcerer of Nurgle

I had fun with this model and actually went back to my painting roots-  I didn't use a single wash or drybrush!  This was all layering and highlighting.  Yay!  I can still do it...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Army List Review

This'll be a first for the 'ol Workshop.  Today, I'm going to post my an army list and ask for y'all's feedback.  Over the last week (since I've posted about my Chaos and started that whole process) I've written and rewritten my army list a thousand times.  Last night, around 4:30 in the morning, I finally stumbled upon a list I think I'm happy with.

There are a couple of things that I gotta throw out there first, so I don't get alot of feedback that I can't use.  Here were my 'principles' when writing this list:
  • I have a ton of warriors, knights, and marauders.  I have zero trolls, ogres, dragon-ogres, and only a couple of spawn.  I DO have a giant and a shaggoth, which both also rule.
  • I wanted to include more than three units (my last list was awesome, but only had three units and a war machine.  That's just not enough doods.)
  • I wanted to include Valkia the Bloody.  She's awesome.

At first, I wanted to use all models with a Mark of Khorne.  Unfortunately, that's too many points and severely reduces my model count.  I don't like any of the other gods enough to spend too many points on, so I finally settled on a non-marked army.  That being said, the obvious worship of Khorne is there.  If only because I said so.  Take that!

So finally, here's the army list:

2502 Warriors of Chaos

Lord  (16.4%)
-Valkia the Bloody  410 pts

Hero  (12%)
-Level 2 Sorcerer with mark of Nurgle and dispel scroll  165 pts
-Level 2 Sorcerer with scroll of shielding  135 pts

Core  (26%)
-18 warriors w/shields, full command, and banner of rage  353 pts
-24 marauders w/shields, light armor, and full command  164 pts
-18 marauders w/shields, light armor, and full command  140 pts

Special  (24%)
-10 chosen with great weapons, full command, helm of many eyes, and war banner  300 pts
-10 chosen with add'l hand weapons, full command, favour of the gods, and banner of wrath  290 pts

Rare  (22%)
-Dragon Ogre Shaggoth with great weapon  285 pts
-Hellcannon  205 pts
-Spawn  55 pts

Let me know what you guys think.

The Goldfish struck again

Ooh, look, a goldfish!

Now, we all know about the loveable goldfish, right?  He's small, he's dumb, and he's easily amused.  He swims around his little bowl and loves the castle, almost like it's new every single time he sees it.  He forgets about the last time he saw the castle, or even that he saw a castle before...

Ooh, look, a castle!

The reason I bring him up is because of a pattern I've noticed in myself.  Anytime I am working on a new army or a cool hobby project, it takes very little to distract and forget it.  Most often, this is caused by a new release or a great army someone showed off.  Always it results in my current projects being dropped for new ones.  Too frequently it resulted in half-finished armies never to be touched again.

Ooh, look, another castle!

And so it is that, even in my 'sorta-retired-from-the-hobby' state, the Goldfish Syndrome struck me again.  I've been working on my Ultramarines, and then the Blood Angels dragged me away.  I just got started on my expansion when my Cygnar warband needed some consideration (I even almost bought a heavy 'jack last night).  I refocussed back on my Blood Angels only to get distracted by Flames of War and that cursed WWII kick.  And just when I have my army 7 bases from being finished, my Warriors of Chaos have stolen my attention suddenly. 

Okay, maybe the Goldfish struck a long time ago and I just didn't notice, but I finally figured it out. 

Ooh, look, another castle!

So what should I do?  Should I jump back to my Ultramarines, all the way back at the beginning?  After all, there is alot of them and I want to have them done in only 20 months.  What should I do?
Should I jump back to my Blood Angels?  I still have a whole ton of Death Company on top of the expansion.  Should I just get them done?
What should I do?  Should I start painting my FoW infantry so I have every possible thing that I own finished and I don't have to worry about that game anymore?
sorry, I couldn't resist.  Also, Mellow's better, dammit!

I think I'm just gonna keep going.  My Ultramarines will strike my fancy again, my Blood Angels are playable, and my FoW isn't that important (and War Machine doesn't even rank right now).  But I AM excited about my Warriors of Chaos again.  I'm sure that in only a couple of weeks, I'll think I was crazy and move onto another army, or maybe even backwards to one on the list above.

Ooh, look, another castle, again!

And when that happens, I'm sure I won't notice until I've repeated the process a half-dozen times.  Hopefully in that time I'll actually finish something...  Damn that Goldfish Syndrome.

2011, A unit a week

Makeup for week 9:

German anti-aircraft section
Sd Kfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm)
10.Panzerdivision, 7.Panzerregiment

I also gotta note that the second one is a 'fix'.  It was missing the middle mount for the AA gun (only a slight bit important to EVERYTHING else) and I had to putty it up.  It's not great, but you can see by the picture that it'll do.  I don't care enough about WWII or FoW to make a stink out of it, but I will proudly proclaim how awesome I am anyway...  :-)
Also, I think I'm only two weeks behind now, right?