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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Warmahordes Decisions

It looks like my local community is more or less officially moving away from 40k for many of the same reasons I talked about on Monday.  The decision has been made to move towards Warmachine/Hordes, which I will probably end up referring to as Warmahordes.

To participate, I'm going to need an army.  I went through all the various starter sets for all the main factions and none of them jumped out at me.  To properly enjoy the game, I need to like the models.  After all, I'm going to be spending a lot of time assembling, painting and playing with them.

Given that none of the factions caught my eye, I was beginning to get a little mopey about the prospect of enjoying Warmahordes.  And then...

...I noticed that there are actually a number of pretty well fleshed out Mercenary/Minions sub-factions.  I took a look through the gallery of models on and ultimately decided on the Rhulic Mercenaries sub-Faction.  They're a sort of steampunk dwarf faction.  I think I'm going to enjoy them.  I ran out to my local shop and picked up the only Rhulic dude they had in stock...  Thor Steinhammer.  I then literally headed straight home and assembled and primed.  I had forgotten what putting metal models together is like.  It's been awhile since I've had to file off metal mold lines or pin anything in place.  It was a weirdly nostalgic process.

I picked this faction partly because it'll give me an opportunity to paint some things I don't normally paint.  The Thor Steinhammer model I picked up has this cool flame effect that will give me a chance to practice a little object source lighting.

General Ossrum is probably going to be the Warcaster, or main leader dude, for my army.  Here he is, plus a small assortment of other units from the Rhulic crew...