Retribution of Scyrah

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It’s been a while since I had a battle report for you, so it’s about damn time, eh?  Enjoy!

We’re part way into the War-Torn Alliances league, here in Virginia, and on Thursday, I had the pleasure of playing against Chris’ Retribution at 25pts.

Chris' nicely painted green Retribution force!

His list consisted of:

Kaelyssa
* Phoenix
* Hydra
Sentinels (max) + UA
Mage Hunter Assassin

 My list was an expansion of the Legion battlebox, adding a second heavy and some support to play on Lylyth’s ability to run a mini Shredder Swarm.

My Legion of Aquablight!

My list was:

Lylyth1
* Carnivean
* Ravagore
* 4x Shredder
2x Shepherd

I had league patches and bits from a group bits order to pass out, so Chris was kind enough to set up the board and pick an objective.  He chose the League specific “Whirling Gauntlet” Scneario.  It features a zone on the opponen’s half of the board you need to control, as well as a 5″ cloud AOE that randomly scatters every turn.  Any model it lands on gets thrown, and any models fighting inside it suffer -2 to hit.

Fun!  Or so I thought…

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Last Thursday, we had a Portals Event at the store.  We had about 15 people, so we ran 3 tables or about 5 each.  Players were randomly distributed, and the game was afoot!

Spawning on the other side of the table allows one to practice stretching exercises…

See more pictures after the break.

Which Army spawned behind you and murdered you to death?
Well, there was a Thyra in front of the Butcher…
Spiky invaders from the north!  Get ’em!

On the model front, 3x MoW Shocktroopers are now built, and are awaiting primer.  Since that’s not terribly interesting, here’s some pictures of some of the armies that the guys are working on for the Slow Grow League!
Mason’s Legion
Jason’s Menoth

Charlie’s Pigs
Chris’ Khador

Matt’s Gators
Rusty’s Retribution

Daniel’s Cryx (newest additions)

Yes, it’s a very serious problem.  Every time I see a cool painting thread, or hear about an epic battle, I want to play that army.  For instance, despite the fact I have six factions already, threads like this and this make me want to pick up some constructs…  They look so foreboding and ominous when done in darker colors.  I do need another Hordes army to offset my Warmachine army count…    No!  I must not give in!

What I really need though, is help from you!  There’s a big event in September, over at Blob’s Park and it’s going to be a 35 or 50 pt event.  Possibly both  Its looking like there will be door prizes for everyone, and bonus goodies for a tournament winner, a fully painted raffle, and other awards.

So, with this as incentive, and September as a goal, I need to choose a faction for, basically, the rest of the year…

Being the dorkus I am, I’ve tried to assemble a Pro / Con list for the factions I already own a significant amount of models for.  (Only mercs aren’t included since I only have a battlebox and extra Heavy.)

Legion of Everblight:

Pros

  • Most Familiar
  • Already own lots of models
  • Scheme is already set
  • Fair chunk of models are painted already
Cons

  • Bad track record – haven’t won a game with them in ages
  • I’ve been playing them for about a year now, time for something new?
  • No idea what list to build.
  • Looking at them makes me a bit sick.  Lots of repairs to do, and not many good memories recently.

Skorne:

Pros

  • Have a small core of models
  • Fairly excited about running a Xerxis Brick
Cons

  • Don’t have a ton of models, need to buy stuff (why isn’t this in pros?)
  • Lots of detail on the models means long painting times
PG_spacecadet’s Xerxis Skorne Army @ 25 pts

Cygnar:

Pros

  • Have a good core of models
  • I seem to do better with Warmachine armies than Hordes
  • Have all the models for pStryker T4
Cons

  • Really need to strip and re-paint some models
  • Mostly just units left to paint, going to be a chore
  • Do I have enough to make it to September, or will I run short on models?
  • I painted them blue.  Everyone does blue.  Should I do a different scheme??
Bases and details are all these guys need…



Khador:

Pros

  • My first faction
  • Have a good core of models
  • I seem to do better with Warmachine armies than Hordes
  • Several versatile lists with minor model substitutions
  • Only two models from pVlad T4
Cons

  • Pre-rodded Iron Fangs need to be stripped and looked at.  EEK!
  • EVERYTHING needs to be painted.  Will I make it?
Kris Aubin’s 100pt Vlad T4

Retribution of Scyrah:

Not being included.  
I have a plan for my Ret, and it’ll need time to make it happen.  Sorry.

Now that you’ve read the lists, what do you think?  Comment below and convince me to pick the faction you think I should.  The more convincing the argument, the better.  Prizes may be involved.

So I didn’t have pictures last time, but I sure do now!  First, I have a test model for my Blazing Sun TRAINBOATS!

What do you think?  There isn’t much in the way of highlights, but I kind of like that.  It feels more industrial, which fits a Dystopian future.

I also was able to get quite a bit of Retribution stuff done.

Firstly, because I’m so crazy for shields, a Griffon!

I wanted a static, shield-at-the-ready pose.  I think this is it!
I also magnetized my other two plastic Myrmidon kits. One’s a Hydra/core and the other’s a Dis/Hydra/Core.  Just take a look at these:

And here’s the Discordia / Hydra / Manticore

I haven’t yet found out how to magnetize the chest piece for Discordia.  Perhaps I’ll just glue it on?  Thoughts?

Oh, here’s an eleventh picture.  Yeah.  Lots of pictures to make up for last time!

A Retribution Battle Box!  Huzzah!  I have big plans for it.  Stay tuned.
So, away go the modelling tools!  Out come the paint brushes and paint pots!  I’m pretty excited!  I need more exclamation marks! !
Oh, and Congrats to Burb1996 of Burb’s painting Blog!  He reached the 40+ followers he was after, and he’s giving away an extreme sculpt!  Wahoo!  Maybe it’ll be you?

… do not pose well.

Actually, they do:

Col_Festus’ Discordia

Col_Festus’ Phoenix

ThorkaTor’s Hydra

Since they’re all mostly ball and socket joints, they’re actually very poseable.  I assembled the stock legs and pinned them to a base (without glue).  I then had some fun with sticky-tak.  I give you…

The “Dukes”
Put ’em up… Put up yer dukes!
The “Punch You in the Face”
Which looks a lot like my Chimera

The “Armblades are Cool”

I actually really like the Dukes pose, but it only works for the Hydra, and I need this chassis to be a Hydra/core.  Those are the three (somewhat) original poses I could think of.

Combined with the couple above, which do you like best?

Think you have an awesome pose I should try?

Tell me in a comment below!