Tuesday, February 19, 2013

From the Northern Wastes - Warmaster Chaos!

A couple of weeks ago, I was planning on bringing a Warmaster Tomb Kings army to Adepticon - which meant that I'd have to paint 2000 points of Warmaster Tomb Kings. Because Skeleton units are so cheap, that meant a lot of painting in a short time. Ugh.

Before I got started though, I lucked out and found a guy selling off a Chaos Army for a really good price. As an added bonus, he had painted the Marauders to a good standard (i.e. something I wouldn't have to strip and repaint.) I snapped the army up and decided to drop the Tomb Kings and bring Chaos to Adepticon!

One of the things I was concerned about regarding the Tomb Kings is the fact that they are a nuanced army that requires some experience to use. I, being a player with a whopping two games of Warmaster under my belt, am not that experienced player. Chaos, on the other hand, is more straight-forward and has the added feature of requiring fewer units than a typical Tomb Kings army (less painting!)

So, after some back and forth with the helpful folks on the Specialist Games Forum (and being limited by the models I currently own) I decided on a Chaos Army list for Adepticon:
  • 1 General
  • 1 Hero
  • 2 Sorcerers
  • 2 Chaos Warriors
  • 4 Chaos Marauders
  • 2 Ogres
  • 2 Marauder Horsemen
  • 2 Chaos Knights
  • 4 Chaos Hounds
  • 2 Harpies
This list brings me to 1965 points, just under the 2000 point limit for the event, leaving a few points left over to allow for some magic items.

In the next couple of days, I'll be posting photos showing my painting progress on the army.