As I suspect that I and Coronasan have both been spending most of our painting time on our Song of Ice and Fire stuff, it was nice recently to do something a little different for a change.
Coronasan has been doing some scenery, as a break from Lannister units, and it is coming along very nicely.
These are the scenery kits from the WarCry boxed starter and I suspect they are one of the reasons this set has sold so well. GW do pack their starter sets out with plenty of scenery these days.
As a break from painting half naked savages in furs, I have been painting half naked savages in furs… Just green ones for a change…
These Boyz got very little love or attention. I foolishly decided, very late in the day, that it would be a good idea to paint up a whole new crew, rather than drag out the same old skeletons that have been my staple for the last few games. With less than a weekend to get them done they got some very fast and dirty paint jobs.
Contrast paints again and minimal colour variation to be seen here. I only added some red in the end as I needed an easy way to identify the elite figures from the bog-standard Boyz.
On game day they looked suitably savage for their first outing on Coronasan’s new scenery. As this photo shows my dead pile quickly told me why I like this game. Its fast and unforgiving as everyone of your figures can die as quick as any other.
By the end of game one I was feeling slightly outnumbered but managed in the end to snag a few objectives and win the game.
Having a few Bow Boyz hovering about does help to keep the Iron Golem’s heads down.
Game two and the mission was to take out Coronasan’s Shield (each crew is divided into 3 groups before the game starts: Dagger, Hammer and Shield).
This game was much more tactical, as the targets need to be protected, but cannot be hidden at the edge of the table. I succeeded in the end but only just and by the skin of my teeth.