Another week, another few models finished. Being a hectic week, not quite as many as I`d liked to have done, but included is the first of a new `wave` of models I bought all over the place, namely characters from non GW sources like the mage you`ll see a bit below by Reaper models, or the limited to 299 pieces Wood Elf general on Great eagle that CMON launched a few weeks ago. I received that model this week, and must say it is truly gigantic and awe inspiring!
I always liked the Amber lore, and used to take rather 2 low level wizards instead of a higher one. My personal favourites back then where The Flock of Doom (medium to power, and the 3d6 S2 was great to annoy one of my regular opponents, who fielded Orcs and Goblins) and most of all, Awakening of the Woods. A great spell to harass war machines with it`s 2d6 S4 originating from any wood, and after a while my opponents even hoped to roll to get the table side chosing in order to put the side with the most woods on my side, and as such not to lose small units early on. Whoch I liked, as that only enlarged my mass archery with yet more missiles flying towards the uncomming hitter units :-D
Now, what I never believed in was the Dispel caddy sorcerers, as I saw that as 50 to 100 points wasted if you compare the amount of damage the average spell can do (and that is, passing dispel attempts), so I rather invested those points in a few more War Dancers or some tricky yet not always usefull enchanted items for the wizzies.
Though the current rulebook doesn`t allow level 1 or 2 Asrai mages to select spells from the lore of Life or Amber, in honour of the old days I painted the prophetess up in a mixture of those two colours, one never knows when the next edition of the Wood Elf Army book arrives...
The other models I paited up are two more archers for the first of many Glade Guard units, with a couple dozens of them more lying around to get painted.
Up painting alley right now are the first of a unit of Waywatchers and another `new` buy, to test the colourscheme, a Dryad. Not the, I must admit, pretty plastic ones of the current range, but the blocky metal ones of the past... just to keep the antiquated look in the force. After those, it`ll be the first target to finish the War Dancer unit with a new character for the cahampion, an Enigma Miniatures model. Cool figure, sexy figure, it`ll be a joy to paint her up... and if time permitting, of course some more Glade Guards.
Till the next instalment, and ciao ciao
Dragon Rampant - Initial Thoughts
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