Just head on over to post #8, that's where it's at!
Welcome to my Painting Log that will follow my efforts with Khador, the Legion of Everblight, and whatever else I can get my grubby hands on from Privateer Press.
For some history, awhile back I joined a gaming group here in South Austin that has been nothing but a great experience (terrific people, great atmosphere, and all around fun). I originally joined to finally get in some regular games of 40k but everyone in the group was going to start Warmachine as well. Since everyone would be relatively new to it, I jumped in with Khador and the Motherland. After the first few games there has been no looking back. So to chronicle this I wanted to start a painting log, get some critiques, and keep on trying to do better with my painting (that has slipped).
So to start…
This here is 26 points of Khadoran awesomeness (obviously not reducing the points from the two casters). I hope to add to this relatively soon when funds come in with the purchases of Kayazy Assassins, Underboss, and Man o War Shocktroopers.
I also must state that not only do I like the background fluff but I love the look of Khador. Rugged and bold. They look mean and the red just screams extreme prejudice will be used.
I have a few prepped and some with the base colors on. However, only the Destroyer has received attention recently. So here he is in his growing glory:
He is sitting at lower tabletop quality that I want to improve on. He has not been highlighted yet (which is something I still need to practice on my minis). Despite all this, I do like where he is heading and I just want to make sure he looks good in the end. Nothing feels as great as wrecking your opponent with an awesome-ly painted mini.
As for the rest, i really want to make sure my painting is at its best when I get to Sorscha and the Butcher. Sorscha is a character I like and has a lot of little detail on her that will require a lot of effort on myself. And the Butcher (Kommander Orsus more precisely) is so awesome that ruining him with a bad paint job should be a punishable offense.
and now for something a little more draconic...
The Legion of Everblight
So after awhile everyone started to think about trying Hordes. I was split on either going Legion or Skorne. Both have a lot that I like but in the end Everblight won out. I thought Skorne to be a bit similar to Khador...so no point in having two armies that are mostly red and bent on making their Empire numero uno. *this doesn't mean some won't crop up in the future...
After playing every game with Khador previously, the minimum of spd6 with Legion felt like god mode. I looked at the table with the thought of "THIS, all this right here *use finger to circle around the gaming board, this is all mine!". I also love the ankle-bitters, I love some of the animusi (animi, animuses, errr...), and I love having to manage fury.
For this army though, I think I will be picking up the Hex Hunters, Bayal, and maybe another beast. I am still undecided on this because I also want to try out a "Flying Circus". So many options & choices, so little money to make it rain in the LGS.
So far, this is all I have tried to work on for the Legion, Lylyth. I must state that I LOVE this mini. I just wished I painted it better...
I am definitely going to be redoing this lovely. At the moment she will stay like this but when I start the beasts I want them all to have the same skin-tone (after looking at Brushthralls: Legion Box in 10 days article) and I want to try painting her again.
I must also say, I like the Forsaken. I like the artwork in the book, I love her rules and abilities, but I absolutely dislike her sculpt. She seems tiny, her face is weird looking (kind of like how Vayl has a huge face) and doesn't look sharp & intimidating like the art, and I'm sure I fudged up on assembling her. I'll make it work somehow...or get Absylonia to proxy her on the table.
Well, that is all for now. This will be slow going as my courses are pretty taxing this semester (as well as having drained money away from the hobby). However, with the cold season around the corner I hope to be doing a lot more painting. Especially since the air won't be so dry to the point that paint dries on the brush within seconds.
Thanks for taking a look and any C&C will be welcomed!