So the new game from Game Workshop is Warcry and like many others I have bought into this. I like most of the models, but what really gets me is the small footprint, and fairly quick resolution of the game. It can be played in a board game cafe, although transporting the terrain is a little harder to do… I also like that they have worked hard to avoid the ‘sameness’ of many skirmish games with random start points, objectives and terrain. That can cause some difficult scenario’s for some forces but I think it’s worth the cost. That also avoid a player specializing a force too much, which can be an issue I see with some skirmish game.
I’ll likely do a review/game report at some point. There are loads of true reviews on the net already if you have not read about this game. For now though, I thought I’d break up the Dark Ages work and posts by doing and showing my now rebased Vampire counts figures. These are done for the Legions of Nagash force specifically for Warcry.
These were painted oh 25 to 30 years ago and based on standard green painted square bases. That was standard for the Warhammer armies of the day but was bland. It does not work for the current rules. So, now they are on round bases. I guess at some point I’ll have to do all the other models to make a true Age of Sigmar army.
I have used some sand and basing paint to give them a little structure/texture on the bases. I then tried the snow flock from GW, again bought many years ago, to give a wintery look. I had to do several layers of snow to give it a better/more realistic resulting effect. Living here in Canada we are a bit too used to snow, even when melting/blowing too not have it looks somewhat realistic. You can see it on the Necromancer below, who I think is an original GW vampire actually. But he works well for a Necromancer now.
Next we have the two real nasty combatants. These will be my Seneschal models – these are the hardest figures in this war cry faction. They can hit very hard, especially when they have the special powers of the faction enabled on them. The down side is they are expensive points wise. I may never use both of them in a force but then again it’s good to have 2 models who can be the ‘hard fighters’ of the force.
I really needed to dust these guys of the final snow before taking these photo’s but heck they will do. The snow flock is quite interesting and not something I have used before. It needed multiple coats to look somewhat ok as I mentioned. Realistically, this does not look too much like real snow still. If melting the snow should likely be all dirty, or there should be more all across the base. But heck it works for a different look for the models.
The rest of the tough fighters in this faction are Grave Guard models. Mine are the original Grave guard models. I have a few more of these but 6 are more than enough for Warcry. These are real old school models – but after all these are meant to be ancient and they are. These are old school late 80’s/early 90’s models. They do have a certain style which I like and so they will get used for this force. It’s a second life for these old models.
Lastly, we have the skeletons. These are definitely more than 30 years old. They are some of the first mini’s I ever bought in university in the UK. This was before the original 40k Rouge Trader rules came out! So that makes them 30 years old or so. I have a collection of around 100 of these guys, but just did 10 of them. There are 5 armed with swords and 5 with spears, as that makes a difference in stats in warcry.
The spear models include one with a scythe. I could not use these models and not include at least one of these. You can also see the red of blood I used all those years ago to ‘bling’ some of them up. The blood is a little too red for their own dried blood, so it must be from their previous opponents!
Well there we are. I’m going to start work on the specific Warcry figures at some point, but next I’ll focus on the terrain. After all I now have a force to use in games, so that needs to be the next thing to do for this project.