Thursday, May 16, 2013

Reinforcements for Stirland!

...and none too soon I might add...

o/

So, as mentioned a little ways back, the same evening that Kushial gifted a large contingent of Tau to my GF, Rob also handed me a pile of Empire sprues from an old army of his. It was kinda like Christmas, as we walked in the door and were both given presents! Digging thru the mountain o' parts, I was able to bolster my Army of Stirland considerably! Here's what I was able to muster from his leftovers:

I had purchased 10 assembled crossbowmen off of ebay just a day prior, and was able to give them a command group with the new bitz.

9 old edition starter box handgunners. 'Mediocre Engineer Nick Nolte' has since taken command of the unit. However any marksman-like skill he might have had, is negated by the inaccuracy of his blunderbuss.

11 spearmen, again from an old starter box set. These will form a detachment for my Great Swords.
Also quite of the blue, Necron Bob asked for my address and has since sent me a cannon and crew from the Skull Pass boxed set. These Dwarfs have no doubt gone mercenary, though using human stat lines, they've probably also gone 'soft' in the eyes of their brethren.

With the additions of a 50mm base, and some more bitz from the pile o' sprues from Rob, they'll not only fit right in with the army, but also be providing some much needed fire support. Now, I just need to scrounge around and see if I still have any artillery dice...
With the new additions (and if I still spam Heroes) I can field up to 2k of the Empire. However not wanting to go the spam route, I removed two of the filler characters. In doing so dropped the army total down to a more reasonable 1850 points. As such my Stirlanders and their new additions will be taking on thebob's Nordlanders this coming Saturday at the FLGS.

9 comments:

Kushial said...

Well, I work this coming Saturday so will miss the festivities, but I'm sure it'll be well discussed on your Monday edition. Missed you all this past Saturday, it was just the three of us who commuted up.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yeah that sucks that no one showed. At least I posted that I wasn't going, but feel free to beat up on the rest of the group when you guys next come over for a visit!

Hive Angel said...

Last Saturday was devoted to heavy metal mayhem. :)

Perhaps we can all get to HT early somewhat and do a big apoc game.

Necron Bob said...

The cannon looks excellent with the addition of those bits.

Da Masta Cheef said...

If that's the plan for this Saturday Hive Angel, you can count me out of it, I'll be playing WHFB.

Thanks Bob, and again many thanks for sending it!

Edwin said...

If you have 1850, care to get a game in of fantasy Saturday? I can field my themed vampire counts at 1500 and field fluffy list.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Sorry, but I'm playing Bob on Saturday. One game will be enough for me.

Edwin said...

do we know anyone else bringing anything fantasy? I want to take my vanhals army for a spin

Da Masta Cheef said...

Bob's bringing his Empire, so if he makes short work of my army, then maybe there will be time for him to play against you.