Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Keeping a wary eye on the greenskins...

o/

Fire!!!
After breaking the back of Rob's Ogre invasion, all is (currently) quiet on the WHFB front. My Army of Leichberg has returned to its normal duties of guarding the shelf, and I've busied myself with Battletech and my Quar invasion of Bolt Action. However Neverness has been feverishly working on his Orcs, and the Army of Leichberg must remain vigilant of this new and growing threat (well, not exactly new, as he's had the army longer than I've had mine).

The barrel and bits came compliments of Rob and it all works rather well I think!

Thus, I took a break from my Quar and battlemechs last weekend to apply a little paint to my Dwarf mercenaries.  Well, as you can see, only one of the mercenaries...but the cannon and its base are done as well! Having the gun separate from its base was an annoying feature and that's now been remedied. Sadly, these dwarfs have been away from the Runesmiths for so long that the gun's runes no longer glow with power, but rather have been reduced to mere decoration.

Nonetheless, its still a great (cannon) addition to my army! Necron Bob requested I use it to kill ogres in payment for sending it my way. To date however, only one ogre has fallen to a cannon ball to the face. Still, I'm sure he would have no issue with the cannon balls flying thru the ranks of the greenskins...

7 comments:

neverness said...

i like having cannons on bases as well, and was evening building some nice ones for my Empire army. However with the current edition they seemed to have radically altered how the artillery crew interact with their piece, particularly in regards to melee attacks against them (they used to line up in front of it and defend it to the death, now they don't seem to do anything! Also, is grape-shot really gone or is it in the Empire army book?

Da Masta Cheef said...

Umm, no I believe its there, or at least in the main rules. Its not a template anymore as I recall, would have to look it up.

Edwin said...

It does artillery dice worth of shots. I believe, upp too 12 inches. I still wanna bust out my graveyard vampire counts army against your army and see how they fair.

neverness said...

"Fair" -LOL!


Anyway, I forgot to complement the Cheef on some nice paint jobs. I really like the tone on those barrels...


Da Masta Cheef said...

Thank you sir!

Necron Bob said...

That's a fine looking cannon. Nice work.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks Bob! Hope to have the rest of the crew done not too far down the road.