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A while back there were musings by me on the empire board about an empire army I wanted to do. I want to do a very much warrior priest themed army with a strong emphasi on their trusty weapon of choie: the warhammer.
Now, we all know hammers are cool, so I wanted to incorporate this into my army in as many ways as possible, as will become apparent throughout this thread. I also have a bit of a thing about cult of the comet armies, as I am the only person I know of to have had a fully converted and painted Cult of Sotek army from the lustria book, barring the engine of thje gods (I never did like steggies, so this was a no-no from the start.
Dragging this thread back to somewhere like a topic, I decided to go for an infantry heavy army with a focus on combat. My characters would, however, be focussed on the magic phase a little more than is prevalent in most CC armies. With this in mind I decided to go for warrior priests with bound spells, a wizard with the speculum and bear's anger and at greater points (i.e. 2k+) a captain with BSB and another bound spell. In essence I have a good magic defence, and a strong offence with a large number of spells being cast per turn, even if it's just at level 3 or 4.
Anyway, here are some characters. First up we have a WIP of my Arch-Lector on War Altar:
There are a large number of bits present in this conversion. First up- the chariot itself is made from a stripped down wolf chariot with a lengthened plasticard haft. Sides are from the chaos vehicle sprue (spiky bitz without the spikes) and the flames are the hafts of an ogre banner pole drilled and topped off with flaming brands from the flagellant kit (something I had in plentiful supply!).
The griffon on the front is from the watchtower sprue and will be holding a banner of some sort- I am as of yet undecided as I'm not that good at them. The wheels are from the cannon sprue (more on that later ...) and the horse heads are from the knights box.
The Arch Lector himself is from the blessing of Sigmar diorama, I removed the handgunner and handily used the base on one of my standard bearers to stop him falling over- it seems to have worked but he is not yet finished.
Now we come to the warrior priests. Not much to say here, so we will quickly move on:
Aha! here we have the elite backbone of the army. A large unit of great ... hammers? Made from state troops with flagellant arms and plasticard heads in general, these fellas were dead easy to convert. There are a few variants in there, such as the hairy head sprue 2 handed hammer and some other hammer heads from various sources.
I also have a few genuine greatswords in the unit- still plastic though!
More infantry- this time we have ... hammermen? Swordsmen with hammers! A mix of state troops and militia sets with hammers from various sources including some scratch builds and shields from orcs.
Next up are the flagellants you've been hearing about . I want 30 of these, so here they are. They're almost finished now, it'll be nice to have a fully finished unit soon!
And some free company. Not much to say about these guys, pretty box-standard.
War machines now- a hellstorm and a mortar. Note the lack of wheels on the mortar. I wanted it to look less "mobile" so I went for the big, powerful, stationary gun. I think it works.
That's all for now folks, but I also have in production:
-and some archers.
Last edited by ArtificiallyEnhanced; March 31st, 2009 at 02:25.
My camera's not that good unfortunately. Ironically my old phone that I used to take pictures with did a better job than my shiny new camera does. I'll see if I can dig it out, but I can't promise anything too soon, I spent well over an hour trying to sort out all those pics.