So, I’ve decided Necrons are a no-go. The games I’ve played with them haven’t felt right, and what little inspiration I’ve found for painting them is wholly uninspired. Holding out for the rumored Tau update (I’m super-pumped to revisit Tau, my first army, but I can’t bring myself to do it this side of an update) feels like the smarter move.
On the other hand, Nordland lets me paint up a Bill the Goat.
Anyway, I need to noodle on this a bit.
In the meantime, the a first cut of what I look to be running is:
Arch Lector of Manann – General, Heavy Armor, Sword of Might, Shield of the Gorgon, Van Horstman’s Speculum
Wizard Lord – Lvl 4, Shadow, Seal of Destruction, Crimson Amulet
Battle Wizard – Lvl 1, Beasts, Dispel Scroll
Captain of the Empire – BSB, Shield, Armor of Meteoric Iron
Warrior Priest – Heavy Armor, Shield, Warhorse, Barding, Biting Blade, Obsidian Amulet
Halberdiers x39 – Musician, Standard Bearer
– Archers x15
– Free Company x15
Knights of the Albatross x9 – Musican, Standard Bearer, Banner of Eternal Flame
Swordsmen x30 – Full Command
– Archers 15
I’ve no illusions that there’s room to improve this. What I’m starting out with looks a lot like my Skaven army… but with better troops, better, more reliable shooting, more magic options and stronger magic defense. There’s no Plague Furnace equivalent in there, but… this is a start.