Hi all. I recently started Skaven. I liked them a long time and their fluff is amazing, but I was preoccupied with my dwarfs. I wasn't really interested in buying the box when it came out. I mean.. spending money and being burdened with being the owner of my 2 arch enemies?!
But 2 people asked me if I wanted to buy a box with them, and give the high elves to them, skaven to me. When ordered on maelstrom that's 60 euro's for 80 clanrats, 4 ratogres, heroes and weaponteams. A fair deal I'd say.
Another skaven player around here asked if he could have 1 of my poisoned wind mortars. It's not my favourite weaponteam so I don't mind parting with one. In return I can get about 10 clanrats and some bitz.
I do not have a specific list in mind. It's mostly for friendly use, though if I can finish enough rats I will use 750 pts at a doubles tourney somewhere in januari/februari, one of the bigger GW organised tourneys here in Holland and I've been there the last 2 years. Last year with my lizardmen and my chaos warrior allies we came in 4th of about 30 teams. Not bad for my first fantasy tourney We even massacred some daemons.
I was thinking something like this;
30 clanrats with spears
30 clanrats with spears
poisoned wind mortar
6 rat ogres
possibly taking out 1 of those rat ogres and putting a warlord on rat ogre bonebreaker in it with the blade of corruption, world's edge armour and "the other trickster's shard" ( forces enemies in base contact to reroll wardsaves )
Lvl 2 warlock, doomrocket
And possibly in the future:
- warplightning cannon
- poisoned wind globadiers
- 20 stormvermin and a warlord on warlitter
- Hell pit abomination
My general idea is a warlord clan that manages to play Clan skyre and Moulder out against eachother and benefits from support from both those clans trying to outdo eachother. I wanted to avoid the typical furnace/bell bunkers, no grey seer, no doomwheel, no pestilens, and no eshin apart from possibly a couple of gutter runners.
Enough babbling, pictures! I got 1 clanrat from a GW staffmember as thanks for helping him finish painting all their IoB clanrats, so I could test my own colourschemes.
My first 2 packmasters. These I painted after the clanrat to see how it looked on different models and some colour variations.
My first rat ogre. I sculpted some extra bandages ( easiest thing to sculpt in the world ) . I like the typically Skaven amputation and blood seeping through the bandages. Expect a lot more bandages on my other rat ogres. That will also help differentiate the duplicate IoB rat ogres I will have.
A limit of 6 images per post? Well, that's a bummer. Hail the doubleposts!
C&C welcome. Mostly C