Monday, June 7, 2010

The Sapphire Guard - Week Five a.k.a. OH MY GOD I'M DONE!

Judgement Day, Armaggedon, Ragnarok... whatever you want to call it, it has come! Finally done with the Gamer's Journal and I am proud to report that I successfully painted up my full 35 point list. The finished product is as follows:

The Sapphire Guard [1][2][3][4]
Archdomina Makeda (*5pts)
* Cyclopse Savage (5pts)
* Cyclopse Shaman (5pts)
* Bronzeback Titan (10pts) [1][2][3][4]
* Titan Gladiator (8pts)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Praetorian Swordsmen (Leader and 9 Grunts) (6pts)
* Praetorian Swordsmen Officer & Standard (2pts)
Extoler Soulward (2pts)

The newest addition to the squad is the Bronzeback, who I am affectionately calling King Kamehameha.

I'm extremely proud of him. He was assembled, based, primed, and painted over the course of two days. He's definitely the most extensive model and base I've ever constructed, and I love everything about him. The paint job, the base, the pose, absolutely everything!

Battle Rep:

I found myself across the table from Starman's Trollblood army for the first time since our 15pt lists (we were painting so much we had no time to play during the weeks leading up!) and suffice to say I lost. I won't go into it, but I was testing out the Paingiver Beast Slavers (Blasted Heath special unit) and I didn't deploy them well, plus I moved some models poorly after getting in sidesteps with them, and King K rolled for crap on his first couple of attacks (always happens right after you paint a model, y'know?). The list still played relatively well, but it's trickier without Condition for certain. I may switch it up during the league and drop the Savage from the list just because I don't feel like I have the fury to run him with all of this stuff.


More than just this list, I'm looking at growing this army. Things I own that will be getting painted soon to allow some options:

* Xerxis
* Basilisk Krea
* Ancestral Guardian
* 2 more Paingivers (for max unit)
* Min Ferox unit
* Min Venators unit
* 1 (possibly 2) Gladiators
* up to 4 Savages (this depends on what I can salvage from the pile I got)

Stuff I don't own, but plan to:

* 2 Razorworms
* Zaal
* Hexeris
* 2nd Paingiver unit
* 2 Ancestral Guardians (to max the FA)

That's at least what I want right now, Menoth only knows what else I'll get.

Thoughts on The Gamer's Journal:

Holy balls this has been fantastic motivation! I don't even have to paint right now, and yet when I came home it was my first instinct and I really wanted to go down and get some models primed and ready to go. I didn't end up doing that, but it was definitely on my mind. I love that this has gotten me a beautiful force to play with, along with the urge to paint! Hopefully I can keep this going and get my Protectorate stuff finished up, finally!

Much thanks to Starman for keeping me motivated, the other Gamer's Journal players for doing the same and providing me with a lot of great feedback, and Naahz for coming up with this idea in the first place! Good luck to everyone else in the future!

1 comment:

  1. How did you do the base of the Bronzeback alias kamehameha? Nice minis by the way.