For whatever reason, lately I've been in the mood to paint stuff that I really don't use, for games that I rarely (or in this case, don't) play. Last week was BFG and this week I've started basecoating an Empire Captain. No pics yet as not much has been done, but he's been started. Perhaps next post...
Now, he was purchased for use with my Stirland Deserters Warband for Mordheim, but he looks a bit too nice for that (plus I like my Skaven for Mordheim far more than I do my Stirlanders). Then some ways back Neverness pitched a fit when he found that I had sold off my almost fully painted O&G horde cause he was thinking of getting back into WHFB. I had no idea that he actually played that game, but he has most everything in a box somewhere's so I should have known. He mentioned his empire here & again, but didn't think it was more than a few random minis & a conceptual idea (something we're all probably guilty of). Anyways I bought some more stuff to make a Warband-turned-Empire army (i.e., before some of them deserted to Mordheim). But it never has really gotten anywhere. No one locally was playing 8th ed., and when asked Neverness still hadn't touched any of his Empire minis with a brush (btw, how's that new year's resolution of your's coming?).
Then more recently, Madival restarted playing WHFB again and was looking for opponents. He asked what I had and the answer was 'not much' though I did at least put what I had left on sprues together to get a look. Just for the hell of it, I came up with a diagram of the army based off of Admiral Drax's orders of battle, behold:
|Its almost laughable to call this an army!|
Amusingly, were I to remove the 2 magic items I had selected from the old army book (I have neither the new one nor the 8th ed rulebook for that matter) I could actually call this a historical army, lol! Totaling somewhere between 500-600 points, and failing to meet (or rather not exceed) the point percentage limits of the new system, even just using the old army book one can see that this is a decidedly weak formation. I have no desire to go competitive with this (assuming it goes anywhere) and thus am not interested in dealing competitive armies either, so Madival don't get your hopes up (in general I've never liked the concept of undead armies anyways).
There's no BSB, wizards, artillery (just a crummy Engineer with a blunderbuss [assuming they can still have those] meaning that if anything, he IS the artillery), no knights, the list goes on... Furthermore the costs of correcting that (even before the next price increase which is imminent) is somewhat horrifying. So odds are this wont change anytime soon. Hopefully though, these ragged few souls will have a pretty new commander (as opposed to a primed black one who's arm isn't glued on) by the end of the long weekend.
We shall see...