ArosCon: 2017

ArosCon is one of the few cons in Denmark, and like our country it’s small and insignificant for anyone but us. Having just returned from the insane WTC Qualifiers I was horrified to learn (well remember technically, but I’m equally surprised each year), that ArosCon has strict painting requirements, because maybe 30% of my current setup is painted. With the doubts I’m having about the game, and particularly about Cygnar, there’s just no way I’m going to sit down and paint 40+ models.

ESPECIALLY PAINTING!

I debated my options on the way home, and one of the benefits of always playing with mercenaries in my various MK2 lists is, that I own quite a lot of painted mercs. I also realized, that one of the dumbass plans I’ve talked about for years, is more relevant than ever with the semi-merger of mercenaries and minions.

Magnus2
– Gallant
– Renegade
Wrong Eye
– Snapjaw
Rorsh
– Brine
Brun Cragback
– Lug
Dahlia Hallyr
– Skarath
Gobber Tinker
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt

Magnus2
– Renegade
– Renegade
– Buccaneer
– Freebooter
Wrong Eye
– Snapjaw
Rorsh
– Brine
– Battle Boar
Dahlia Hallyr
– Skarath
Ragman
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt

I own everything in the list as well, which is not bad at all! The list could hold Brun & Lug, but honestly they’re just not that good :/

Snek!

The list seems just about dumb enough to work. Bullet Dodger on Skarath (DEF 16, Dodge, and no knockdown) backed up by Star-Crossed on Wrong Eye, makes for a solid piece to bait in enemies, while Calamity is a great debuff when you have access to an Arc Node.

Two ton battlepig!

Most of the heavies have solid threat, and the feat can help with the alpha or maybe prevent retaliation. Gallant also has a magical stick, and with A&H in the list I can conjure up another one when needed: Skarre1 with double Wraith Engines (I can believe Cryx is back to being something I actually consider).

Yay, I can play these guys again!

A final piece of dark horse factor is how damn difficult it is to keep track of the various strange abilities all these warlocks have, but that might end up hurting me as much as it does my opponents. Also I have to keep track of a million tokens and Fury!

Bear looks pissed hes wearing another bear…

Now I just have to find them a partner, and I really want to play Ossrum because I own two Doom Cannons (Artillery Corps) I can no longer effectively use because of the Caine2 nerf. Ossrum is a problem though, because I own exactly zero Rhulic jacks, and I don’t want to actually buy anything from PP until they get their shit together.

There’s not really a great number of mercenary players in my area, and the ones I know aren’t exactly enjoying painting either, so much of what I could borrow would be unpainted. I’ve actually built several lists that seem super powerful with Ossrum, but getting the painted models to do it seems unlikely.

Tagged as: , , ,

1 Response »

  1. Update: I’ve managed to trade some old Cryx/Cygnar for some old Mercs, giving me Driller, 3x Gunners, 2x Blasters, another Renegade, and a few other things to play around with. The list has been updated to reflect this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *