Thursday, March 8, 2012

Epic Kaya's - 15, 25, 35, 50 pt escalation theme list

I'm planning to attend my first organized tournament at the end of this month and it's an escalation format. Four rounds, the first two are 15 and 25 points, caster kill objective. The last two rounds are steamroller scenarios at 35 and 50 pts. Each larger list has to include all of the models in the previous list.  A theme list already has some constraints on it and adding the additional escalation parameters really adds another dimension to the list building.  I'm surely not up to the challenge, but I thought I'd write it up anyway.

I'm not taking this too seriously, and have low expectations considering my experience, but at the same time, I want to do my best.  I'm pretty new to the game and I'm still building out my Circle army. eKaya's theme force, compared to other casters, lets me get away with painting the fewest models, and given my time constraint (3 weeks) that's going to be important. I'm pretty much settled on the final 50 pt list, but I may still tweak the progression from 15 to 50 pts.  I want my army to be playable at all point levels, since every match matters in the standings. To start, here's my final list:

50 Pts (Tier 4):
  • {00} Kaya the Moonhunter (0 / 3 WB)
    • {00} Laris (Companion)
    • {02} Druid Wilder
    • {07} Gnarlhorn Satyr
    • {08} Feral Warpwolf
    • {08} Pureblood Warpwolf
    • {09} Warpwolf Stalker
  • {07} Druids of Orboros
    • {02} Druid of Orboros Overseer
  • {02} Shifting Stones
    • {01} Stone Keeper
  • {02} Shifting Stones
  • {05} Warpborn Skinwalkers (2 grunts)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Learning the Ropes

The Woldwarden is the first construct warbeast for a Baldur themed army I'm building.  I don't know what that list is going to consist of yet, but I know it will have a Woldwarden!  This gnarly guy was a breeze to paint.  I started with a black basecoat and added progressively lighter shades of grey starting with thornwood green and ending with trollblood highlight.  As I'm learning the ropes, I'm following PP's painting guides where-ever I can.  I figure that emulation is the first step of learning to do something new.  Once I've built the skills, then I can afford to branch out and start experimenting.  Until then, I'm sticking with the copy-cat method.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dire Troll Mauler

Dire Troll Mauler

This guy turned out better than expected.  I struggled a lot with this shading, and had to repair it a couple times with a wash of trollblood base.  Overall, I'm pleased with him.  The stones on his back were easy.  A basecoat of battlefield brown with a dry-brush of rucksack tan was all they needed.

Dire Troll Mauler

Dire Troll Mauler