It is time for another update. I have been a busy bee this past week, and a lot of my models for the upcoming Danish Masters are nearing completion. I have had to speed up my otherwise slow process of painting. And it sadly shows here and there. But all in all, it is going really well, and my models still have a really decent standard, even though I’m having to cut a few corners here and there.
All this white is getting to me, and it has come so far that the very light blue that I use as a base for the white now appears to me as a dark blue in contrast to the titanium white that I use as a final highlight. Oh, the things we must endure for the sake of art. :P
Enough talking, on to the showing of models!
First up is a unit of Stormfall Archers. They are the most expensive singlewound infantry in the game, but most Retribution players do not playing their steep price for what they can bring to the table. These guys always seem to do really well, pretty much no matter what the opponent is. They have a rough time versus armies with Stealth and medium to high ARM, like Bane Thrall hordes and eKaya. But in most other matchups, they always seem to find something to do.
Also finished up is Narn, Mage Hunter of Ios. I mostly painted him up because I got a little tired of painting white… I’m not really happy with how he turned out. But with my current deadline, he will have to do. I will probably repaint him some time down the road and make an honest effort at painting him up properly.
No Retribution army would be complete without a Mage Hunter Assassin. So of course I have to have one as well. They are just that good. Ok, they are actually better than good. They are positively overpowered! My first game playing with one had her do 20 damage to a Defender on turn 2 and 22 damage to Arcane Shielded Stormclad the round after that (ignoring both AS and the buckler). So she deserved to get some paint on her.
To go with an OP 2-point solo, I feel obliged to also include a seriously good 1-point solo. So: Enter the Arcanist! This is one of the best sculpts in the Privateer Press line. So I had my work cut out for me trying to do it justice. I’m not 100% sure I did, but he came out pretty ok. With a less strict deadline I think he could have been great. Good thing they are FA: 2, so I get to try again on another one sometime. :)
And last up for today is another and slightly more recent picture of Garryth, Blade of Retribution. I’m not sure if I like his rules. He seems to be good at what he does, which is stabbing your opponent with the pointy end of his daggers, but I don’t really like the playstyle of “supersolo” ‘casters. But I’ll give him a go at the DM and see if he grows on me.
That will be all for now. I have plenty more models that need painting, so tune in for the next installment of fun with the angry elves some time in the near future. Teaser: Think mittens. Power mittens…