Thursday, March 7, 2013

IG process

The Imperial Guard is one of my favorite armies to collect. I've had more than one in my gaming career but I've never been very good at playing them.

For a time, they were (and still are) all the rage in the tourney scene but I just can't seem to get them to work. I've tried foot slogging. I've tried mech. I've tried just about every other combo but I can't seem to win consistently with them.

However, I do love painting the humble Imperial trooper.

These guys are just a sample of my Valhallan IG which I'm painting up as a city fight army. There's not much different about the actual list, but I am giving all of the bases some urban rubble.

I'm not too keen on the final color of the wrap/bags on the Sgt. and I think I'm going to re-paint with the standard GW color scheme. I may add some more highlights to the rubble as well so it's not so dark.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Native American Wood Elves

I recently found out that I'm part Ojibwa Native American and I've been doing some research on my new found heritage and all of my reading has inspired me to paint up my oldest Warhammer Fantasy army as Native Americans.

I can't find much in the way of actual colors or tribal markings of the Ojibwa people, so I've picked a few natural colors as well as some red and teal to be the base color scheme for the army.

I know a lot of people see the Wood Elves as Scots, Picts, or Celts, but I think the Native American look fits well with the models.

I know WEs aren't the flavor of the month when it comes to gaming, but like I said before, the WEs are my oldest army and they will always have a special place in my heart.