When Warcry appeared on my radar I was slow to become interested, except in regard to the war band from the Corvus Cabal. A crow themed warband doesn’t come along very often, so should not be passed up when you find one. However, instead of getting on with the crows I have been distracted by wanting to play the game as soon as possible. To get figures on a table it was not the Corvus boys and girls I went to first, but my old undead figures. In the rush to get figures ready for a game I have bypassed (again) what I should be focusing on.
That distraction should be over now as I have painted up my final figure for this warband. The leader for the undead faction is a Necromancer. Up until now, I have been using a suitable stand-in, in the form of a Wyrd Miniatures Pandora figure. She provides a suitably evil looking mage but is not deathly enough for my tastes.
Thankfully, for a warband made up of very old skeletons, a suitably old Chaos Sorcerer was found to play the part of their leader. This chap is from about 1985 and back then I may have had a few figures from this section of the range. Sadly all those miniatures have been lost to the sands of time, so its nice to have one back in the collection.
A short run at Google shows me he was called Sli’th Iron Lung. I really should get these boys together for a warband group shot soon.
After a short break I am back with one more update on the undead for my WarCry team. This post was started 2 weeks ago, along with the last few posts, it never made it to completion though as I went off on holiday before getting it finished. These guys are the last few skeletons for my Legions Of Nagash team. (Although I still need a better figure to use as my Necromancer).
Grey Seer undercoat, plenty of bone coloured contrast paint and and a few other carefully selected colours (quite a bit if silver/ boltgun metal was used as you can see).
These are all older metal sculpts from the bits box or from eBay (Oldhammer – the collecting and painting of older ‘classic’ Citadel sculpts – seems to be increasingly popular by the looks of the prices on eBay).
Anyway, now that I am back, lets see if I can get this team completed (new Necromancer incoming), or maybe that 15mm Tank game will get played soon.
Worryingly, I went to Colours wargames show just before I went away on holiday, so the purchases from that day out will likely start to steer me off course again.
As I have run out of small tanks to paint I have been working to get a few more Skeletons done.
I started with a few badly based plastic skeletons and a Malufaux magic user. After rebasing most of them, I had a workable force for my first game of WarCry.
I was always going to need some heavier skeletons, Grave Guard. So a few neglected old school metal figures were called up for service.
I do need a proper Necromancer to lead these guys but this little lady will do for now. I am thinking an oldhammer Chaos Sorcerer might fit the bill if I can find one under £12… eBay seems to be slightly over priced at the moment!
A few spare skeletons with scythes (I know. Its unlikely that anyone could swing that weapon with a shield in the other hand but I didn’t have any spare spearmen, so these guys got the new shields…)
Quite a nice little starter force. So, whats next?
I am still not getting these finished as I have again been further distracted away from finishing these boys.
And this is the culprit. WarCry the new skirmish game by Games Workshop. A rulebook came my way, then a Corvus Cabal warband.
Then some Savage Orc profile cards. So I really did need to buy myself some Savage Orc figures I guess.
Luckily I had some Undead figures (who doesn’t have a bucket of old undead in their home?) so I guess it was fortunate that GW were selling some Legions of Nagash profile cards (skeletons to you and me) too.
As the Undead were almost all painted, and as I am never one to pass up an easy win, these would need to be finished first.
But because I have them now it would be wise to build a few Savage Orcs. Just to see how they go together.
Oh dear… Am I sidetracking my sidetrack…