Next up are the “Forests” for our Cave Terrain project. I wanted to keep all the traditional terrain pieces like hills, forests, linear obstacles, and ponds and just put a cave themed twist. So for forests, I had to figure out what to do. I initially thought of stalagmites but that seemed a little boring so I eventually decided on giant mushrooms.
Warmachine and Hordes
For this How ’bout that faction, I wanted to get back to something positive. Legion is interesting because in probably like about half their models. Fortunately, those models that I like give me a lot of options.
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Next up in How ’bout that faction is Menoth. They are another army for which I own few to no models. All I currently own for Menoth is a box of Bastions which I purchased because I wanted to see what the PP plastics were like when they first came out. Also they look pretty cool.
Menoth is sort of a mixed bag for me. I would normally imagine that I would be intrigued by all their synergy as I like to figure out cool combinations. In practice, I’ve just found them frustrating. Not that I’m frustrated by all their rules, but that it seems to take a lot of effort to combine all their synergies to be effective. Now I know this isn’t actually the case but it just doesn’t feel like it would be fun to me.
The only thing that is appealing is the knights. Knights are cool. I can totally seee myself pulling together an army of Knights Exemplar, Bastions, errants, paladins and those neat models. I don’t know if it would be effective but it’d be cool.
Interesting synergy rules
More complicated than its worth
Mostly uninteresting models
Does anyone have any reasons that I might reconsider Menoth?
I’ve started work on the white armor of my Hyperion. It’s quite a bit of work to get it smooth but I think it’s looking nice. I am almost done with one shoulder so I took some pictures of each one so you can see the difference.
Next in my series discussing the different factions, I wanted to talk about a Hordes faction and also one I have less experience with. Enter Circle of Orboros.
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Being a bit ADD about factions has led me to picking up small bits of random factions or considering picking up others. I thought it would be interesting to go over each faction with what I like about them or dislike and what I have or am considering picking up.
First up is my original faction, Cryx. I first encountered Warmachine when it first came out. I was working for Games Workshop both in one of their stores and for them in a local Hobbytown USA, a general hobby shop. Some of the guys told me to look at these models for this new game with these awesome new rules. I looked and was not interested. These big hulking robots on these tiny spindly legs. I was also heavily invested in Games Workshop games, and got a significant discount. In retrospect, they must have been showing me Cygnar and Khador models. It wasn’t that I wouldn’t play any other games, I remember buying quite a few Star Wars Miniatures with the guys at the shop I just wan’t interested.