Sigh, I'm at it again.
Even though this past year I have been assembling a Skaven army (1000-ish points, unpainted before you ask), recently the Empire seems to be getting my attention.
I tried to stick to my Skaven, after all it's the army I've wanted since I first began but always got sidetracked by other things. However I just couldn't help but seek out Empire plogs here on Warseer, It was just to whet my appetite while I work away on Skrut's Verminhost initially, but....
There's some good stuff here, Dark Apostle, Lord Dan, Boreas_NL, The Yak (to name a few) and others have been producing some amazing logs here with some truly fantastic stuff popping up.
And now I hope to add my name to that list! I've finally succumbed to the lure so here we go!
After looking at the colour section of the Empire book I decided to go for Ostland. I liked the description of their troops being amongst the toughest and most stubborn you could find in the Empire, and their colour scheme looks easy enough to work with.
I did some further research and found that there's a large number of Ogres in Ostland, huntsmen are often called from there and apparently they like firepower. There's also talk of inbreeding and a common joke is that an Ostlander is usually his own Uncle!
It's also nestled amongst the Forest of Shadows and right next to the Middle mountains. They've also had trouble with that Doom Lord Necromancer, Dieter somebody-or-other.
Kislev is nearby too, which could be another avenue to explore and I've always liked the Ice Queen of Kislev, maybe I could dig out that Kislev booklet and use her in some friendly games?
But enough blabber, so far I only have one picture to show but hopefully I'll get to go into town tomorrow so I may have a bit more to show later.
Also my birthday's this Thursday (and for some reason I started my Space Wolves plog near my birthday, weird) so there may be some gold going into Ostland's coffers!
Here's the one picture I have so far, a Battle Wizard and a Warrior Priestess-
I don't plan for this army to get too big really, after all I have those Skaven waiting for me!
Also if anyone has any other background info on Ostland I'd love to hear it!
One question before I go, what language are the names from the Empire usually derived from? Isn't it German (or an older version of it)?