Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mantic Forum: Out of the Abyss

I've always been a supporter of the free market, competition and capitalism. So at GenCon 2011 I decided to put my money where my mouth is and picked an Abyssal Dwarf army box & War Conclave (I've been playing WFB for a long time, and am currently working on my 5th army (drunk dwarfs, to be displayed with cold home brewed beer on tap (where allowed)). I put them together and they sat in the box. So this year I picked up a second army box, a box of halfbreeds and two mortars, as well as some orcs to use as slaves (since they didn't have the slave orc box).

With KoW having a tournament at Adepticon in April, I said I would have them ready (yes, so I now have two armies to get ready by then - I never said I was all that smart :-) ). Of course, half way through assembling the new models I decided to rebase the entire army, especially since I wasn't doing any real conversions with it (with a little over seven months I'm feeling the pressure, because I'm not all that fast of a painter).

Anyway, I FINALLY finished rebasing and assembling everything yesterday, so I figured I'd share a bit about it.

Oh, and I've yet to actually play a game, but then I figure if WFB is any indication, then that isn't a factor (yeah, my dice don't hate me, they loathe and despise me).

So to get it started, here is my army


Actually right now my planned list does not have the slave orcs or gargoyles in it. I have some non-mantic models - the gargoyles are old mage knight figures I'll repaint, and the lesser obsidian golems are Confrontation earth elementals that already painted, so 6 of the 112 figures are almost done.

Next up, prime/undercoat the whole thing (I need some more flat black primer), then start working on these when I'm not working on my WFB dwarfs.

1 comment:

  1. mattjgilbert commented 02-09-2012, 12:24 PM
    It looks like a decent army. I'm looking forward to seeing that painted up. What colours are you thinking?
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    redfox4242 commented 02-09-2012, 01:54 PM
    That's going to be a sweet army. Good luck with your painting project. I would love to see more pics of your progress.
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    mister c commented 02-09-2012, 04:24 PM
    Really like the crumbling rock efect bases, is it cork tile?
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    Orcsbain commented 02-09-2012, 08:15 PM
    Nice compact force you have there, yet another blog I will be watching with intrest as I now have enough AD's to fill two of the army boxes totally!

    So I am on the lookout for decent idears for colours and cool stuff

    FEED MY BRAIN

    ttfn
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    puggimer commented 02-09-2012, 09:12 PM
    I have not decided on a color yet - though I'm leaning toward red and brass, pretty much like on the box.

    Yes, it is cork on the bases with sand on top for texture - I want to do a cracked lava field, so black/grey rock on top, and red/orange/yellow for the part of the base underneath.

    I will try to do more pics once I make some progress - ran out of spray paint after doing the decimators, war machines and characters (surprised it lasted that long).
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    Darklord commented 05-09-2012, 09:04 AM
    Looking good.

    Daniel.

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