Privateer Press Warmachine Mercenaries unit Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
here is the colourful duo together. and boy do they stand out. had a test game with them and they were like shining beacons of danger on the tabletop!
although they did not do as much as i wanted, they still earn their place in the theory. using Aiyana’s abilities, i can make friendly models do +2 damage on the target model/unit. so houeguard riflemen are hitting with effective POE 12 rifles. or invictors at POW14. and with snipe, Master Holt is an effective POW 14 turret of doom. this is good against high ARM infantry or warjacks. dice -6 is much better than dice -8 when hitting khadoran jacks for example!
anyway, hope you guys enjoy this colourful pair. i sure liked painting them (it was a nice change from my usual reds, greens and browns of late)
because i am a genius with technology, i posted Lady Aiyana to my core blog instead of this one.
of course it was intentional, i never make simple mistakes like that. never ever…
so… see here for the post :D
Privateer Press Warmachine Mercenaries unit Master Holt
Taking inspiration from the wonderfully bright colours of jungle birds, Master Holt battles in style. actually, this was the colour scheme i was planning for an Eldar army i wanted. the bright colours and the intense contrasts just scream “i don’t care what you think, i do what i want!” .. or “i am important enough not to wear any uniform or camouflage, so target me instead”.
Master Holt is part of a duo with Lady Ayana (which should be posted up soon enough (tumblr limits to 10 photos). Master Holt is a master pistoleer and his game stats reflect this. he is a boss at range, but still capable in melee. with Lady Ayana, he is much stronger :D
Privateer Press Warmachine Mercenary Rhulic warcaster Durgen Madhammer
despite their short stature, i really like painting these dwarves. the colour scheme is made up of a progressively lightening sanguine base and hammerfall khaki (from memory). i also put a picture on his helm, then weathered it… but now looking at it closer (ie, through the camera lens), it doesn’t really look like anything. it was meant to be a flaming skull… aw well.
Privateer Press Warmachine Mercenaries solo Ragman
just a quick one here. welcome: Ragman!
i have yet to play him on the field, but i see him doing great things with my iron fang or my kayazy assassins (as he offers a -2ARM aura).
as for painting, it was as basic as i could get. i painted it in simple colours, then places various mixes of brown washes with blues and reds and some thinner and thicker. i used it as a test for mixing washes. though, as i would have it, i have forgotten the mixes as i thought i was clever enough to remember for later… however, it should not be overly hard to discover the mixes by looking at him!
my first tree i have ever made, and i am impressed. all it is made of is a trig from the backyard, condensed cardboard base, flock, static grass and flower bits. it was so easy i want to do more, but the trick is finding the right twigs!
i am trying to made a ‘forest template’ where the trees can be taken off for ease of play. so i need about three of these to at least make the template look like what it is. (three is, like, the magic number in everything).
Privateer Press Warmachine Khador unit Winterguard Rifle Corps
These guys have not let me down yet. combined with Kovnik Jo for some needed bonus to hit, these guys wreck havoc. but what i really like is their suppression fire ability. placing a 5” AOE POW10 is a massive roadblock for lightly armed units/solos. this means they offer great board control, and i very much like board control.
another boon for these guys is in combination with Lady Ayana and Master Holt. Ayana has a spell that any friendly units targeting the same target, get a bonus +2 to damage rolls. now, suddenly, the riflemen have pow10+2 range 14 rifles. and with Kovnik Jo, they also get a boosted attack roll. 10 (effective) POW12 can easily destroy single wound heavy infantry or multi-wound medium infantry. heck, they can also destroy light warjacks or damage heavy ones.
i am currently enjoying these guys more than the regular winterguard, but that is mostly because i am not a fan of versatile units. i like my units to have a single role on the table. a role they excel at. (however, it all depends on how i build my list. versatility has its place too!)
as for painting, i painted them the same scheme as my regualr winterguard (albeit a bit differently, as i forgot the colour recipe…).
i tried something different for the base. i wanted a more ruinee/tundraee/icy look/feel. the sand was painted blue and washed in dark blue. tho in hindsight, i should have done it in black to give it a more natural look. but still, the blue offers great contrast to the white and it adds some needed interest to the otherwise dull base.
Privateer Press Warmachine Khador epic warcaster Kommander Zoktavia, Butcher Unleashed Argus
the Butcher’s war arguses. i hate painted this armor design, i really do. tho i do make it hard for myself, so whatever. i do like the end product though. i have never painted an Argus before so it was an experience. i tried two different colours, a grey/blue and a regular brown. both turned out alright and they look really nice next to the butcher himself.
game-wise, these puppies have done little. i must admit, however, that i use them as sacrifices for butcher to get a vengeance move. but i have not played enough to really tell you a lot about their abilities etc. i do know, however, they look awesome and having this entire unit march down the center field inspires terror in the heart of my opponent :D
Privateer Press Warmachine Khador epic warcaster Kommander Zoktavia, the Butcher Unleashed
let’s start off with a bang!
so, he is finally (or almost) done! :D after taking the photos i noticed some areas to touch up, but generally, he is done!
and i love this model. the sheer power this character wields in his pose is just amazing. and compared to his first carnation, this model is much more imposing on the battlefield.
i have used this warcaster to great effect. indeed, he plays like how i play pSorchsa - a torpedo ‘caster. however, unlike pSorshca, the butcher is not as agile/fast, but where he lacks here, he makes up with sheer armor. pSorshca needs to be conservative and play safe, because any gust of wind blowing in her direction will break her. but the butcher is more forgiving. since he has very few spells that buff his army, he hogs all the focus himself. and if you charge, and now find yourself in a bit of a pickle situation, then you can just camp his focus, and weather the storm like a boss.
i never liked butcher, but now… well, now, i cant get enough!
as for the painting, it is pretty standard for my khador. i did screw up in some areas, and i could not work the battle damage in as well as i wanted, but overall im happy and he looks nice on the battlefield (pictures of him on the table to come!).
stay tuned for the rest of his unit tho - two arguses are on their way!
hey guys. until i take photos of my recently painted goods, here are some recycled batrep photos! :D they look amazing still. i played a friend, 100 points; but everything must be painted. the result didn’t matter in the end (i won), as it just looks so beautiful. look at how beautiful it is! LOOK AT IT!