WiP Wednesday: It’s a trap!

By | 13th June 2018

I am sure some of you read that in a fishy Admirals voice and that is how it was intended. As sure as the sun rises I have fallen foul to having too many projects on the go at once. So lets run down the ones that spring to mind.

AdMech: Tale of Two Warlords

So I am not even finished with the models in the latest post when I started painting up some more Rangers. The hoods just look so good. Plus they would look good allied with the new Knight Valiant

. Oversized flamer and giant harpoon? What is not to love.

Goliaths: Necromunda Madhouse

I got stuck on these due to a loss of what to do for the armour sections on them. As such they haven’t progressed much since the latest post, besides some small details and armour experimentation.

Warzone: Cybertronic commission

The last time we saw these folks was back in March. But they have started to progress quickly as things have settled down in my non-hobby life. I am really looking forward to digging into them and getting some good looks out of them. Warzone Resurrection

has some nice models and the Cybertronic faction has some of the best.

Iron Warriors: The Lord of Iron

Well if I like Iron Warriors so much I had to pick up the Lord of Iron himself. So while I might not as happy with some of my older 4th Legion I was delighted with how the breachers came out. Something I hope to replicate with Perturabo himself.

UK Games Expo 2018:

I was at the recent UK Games Expo and saw many wonderful games, a number of which I hope to review down the line. Such as Hyper League Racing from Mad-Dad Games or Miremarsh from Room 17 Games. But while I was there I had to get something at the GW stand, as such I found some Khorne fellas who brought along a doggy. Sold!

The other lovely surprise was some Infinity figures. you see this game looks stunning, apparently plays well and just isn’t stocked in Ireland. Yojimbo, above, is by far my favourite models in the series. I happened to find one box of him while standing in awe of range of models available. It was my one splurge purchase, but I look forward to putting to together.

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So folks that is my current overly long list of projects. What are yours for #wipwednesday?

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9 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday: It’s a trap!

  1. Westrider

    i’m actually trying to get Magore’s Fiends finished up properly for a Shadespire tournament this Saturday. They’re usable, but I want to do some more highlights and some freehand on Magore and Riptooth. Maybe add some freehand to the Sepulchral Guard as well, since I’m taking them as my second Warband.

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    1. Thor

      How do you play your Fiends? I don’t find them to be quite as straight-forward as Bloodreavers, but I haven’t used them a ton yet either.

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      1. Westrider

        I’ve only used them a few times. Basically, I just hit people. I won’t deny there’s been some good luck on my side, but it’s working pretty well so far.

        I don’t think the Reavers are actually a very good basis for comparison. They play more like the Orruks or an aggressive build of Steelheart’s Champions. With the added bonus of Riptooth giving a degree of mobility those two Warbands are lacking.

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        1. Thor

          Yeah, my luck just hitting people with them hasn’t gone very well for me. That’s the nature of an aggressive warband though whose objectives revolve around combat – the dice give and take away.

          Same with Bloodreavers. I’ve had games where I scored 24 glory and then ones there I’m tabled and score 2. Combat is fickle.

          I agree. I’ve seen the Fiends as a mix between Orruks and Stormcasts. Just working out a strategy that suits them and me I guess.

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          1. Westrider

            I was talking with someone else a little while ago about Shadespire and Blood Bowl, and the point came up that both can be viewed as games of risk management. The most reliable Factions will be the ones that can gain points with the least randomness.

            In Shadespire, this translates into a bit of advantage for control Warbands, since they can build their decks to focus on gaining Glory from things that don’t require dice rolls, just careful movement. Combat Warbands, on the other hand, inherently rely on dice rolling, and while it’s possible to arrange the odds in your favour, there are still going to be games when you just can’t roll a Hammer, or your Opponent is dropping Crits almost every time.

            GW have actually done a pretty good job of balancing this out for the most part, but there are still a few that have slipped through, like the recent ascendance of Steelheart Katophrane decks that like to just sit at the back of their board and harvest Glory from the various defensive cards they have available until they can get enough of the Relics on someone that they can just spend their Activations flat out gaining Glory.

  2. Thor

    You got a full plate there. I’m the opposite, work one project to completion, then move on. There’s merit in bouncing around though, helps prevent boredom.

    Looking forward to seeing that Lord of Iron progress. It’s such a cool model.

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