With a handful of exceptions (which were mostly mercenaries) I have only painted elves in the last 12 months. This means my Retribution of Scyrah army has been coming on quite nicely, but it also means I’m a bit burnt out. Finishing the Houseguard Halberdiers has been a real struggle, but for now, they are the last Iosan models to complete the three 50 point lists I want to be using for the next few months.
“A change is as good as a rest.”
I have plenty of other projects sitting in various boxes waiting to be assembled, but given that I’m still in Warmachine mode, and I do not want to start a new faction yet, perhaps a return to an old project is in order.
When we moved here, the first model I painted was my Thunderhead, but I have never used him, or even unpacked my Cygnar for that matter. Umm, sounds like a plan…
Objectively looking at the models I have, I need an additional unit to start playing at 35 points (these tend to be the smallest games at club) and I would like to start with a new warcaster.
The choice of unit was easy, I already had some gun mages and although they were not assembled, I had at least already cut out the base inserts of them.
For the warcaster, I have some options as I have Nemo3, Caine2, and Stryker2 all in blisters, but in the end I decided to assemble Captain Haley.
Now before everyone groans, I will make no apologies for liking Haley’s epic incarnation. She is great fun to play because she is really flexible (must be for the pole dancing) although I will admit her feat is horrible to play against.
Captain Haley on the other hand seems very straightforward and really helps protect a Cygnar gunline. As I mostly have Cygnar models with guns, this sounds good. Besides, I have enough friends already.
Anyway last year I ordered the exclusive Captain Haley model directly from Privateer Press, because the standard model is, err, flat, so it’s also a great excuse to get it painted. Especially as the model was pretty easy to put together.
So that’s my challenge, start painting blue stuff and NMM gold again.
And for the record, I will not be picking up a Stormwall any time soon, which means my Retribution will remain my competitive Warmachine army for a while. Let’s see how long that lasts…