Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What is this garbage?


This may be the dumbest article I have ever read over at Yes The Truth Hurts. Seriously, this is the cheesiest trying to cheat the system list I have ever seen in my life.

First, you post up an Empire list that features the Goblin Hewer, a unit from Dogs of War/Storm of Chaos (that is no longer supported) to try and cheese out your gunline. Who is going to actually let you field that against them? This alone makes the list unusable for most people.

Second, what the hell is the deal with the knights being equipped with 1/2 lances, 1/2 great weapons? Noone is going to let you do that. If I tried that, the guy I was playing against would NEVER play me again. Just because the wording isn't 100% clear in the book does not mean it isn't obvious what the intention was. Who would actually want to be the douchebag trying to argue they can do this?

This list is a great idea if you don't want to have friends!

How about posting a real Empire list that someone may actually want to try out and offering useful advice besides trying to cheat the system to win?

Edit/Disclaimer: I read Yes The Truth Hurts for tactical advice as the players over there are far better at this game than I am, however it really pisses me off when I see things like this that emphasize cheating over real tactics.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Slann Mage-Priest Painting Part III

After a few more hours of work and experimentation I have made more progress.

The actual Slann is pretty much finished at this point. Only the palanquin remains. To finish him off, I dry brushed the main body with Fortress Grey to give him a slightly more aged look and then applied a second coat of Devlan Mud. This made the grey highlights really pop and I think created a really cool effect. I then coated the jewelry pieces with Dwarf Bronze, applied Skull White to the teeth, and gave him Space Wolves Grey eyes. After touching up the areas around these, I washed the teeth and jewelry with some Devlan Mud.

I didn't add a pupil to the eyes because I was thinking it would be cool to give him eyes that were reflective of the sky and then leave them looking like he was in a trance with his eyes rolled back or possibly blind or meditating on matters of great importance.

The palanquin has not made much progress in comparison as I have been trying to decide between a few different colors for some of the pieces. In these pictures you can see some of my experimentation.

I'm trying to make a decision between Snot Green and Dark Angels Green for the leaves. I'm not sure which seems more jungly. I'm not sure either actually looks quite the way I'd like it to. Any suggestions?

I'm also experiencing the same dilemma deciding on the color of the branches. On the picture you can see where I've tested out Scorched Brown, Bestial Brown, Vermin Brown, and Calthan Brown. Neither is quite what I want I don't think.

I've started to coat the decorative pieces in Dwarf Bronze (eventually going to coat with Devlan Mud) to match the Slann. I'm not sure I want the round parts where the tusks/horns are mounted to be this color though. I need to think on it some more.

The last issue I'm grappling with is the tusks/horns themselves. I had initially coated them with Skull White with the idea that I would dirty them up a little bit but I'm not sure I like the effect the Devlan Mud has had. It's almost too dirty. I need to find a good way to give these shading and make the white slightly less pristine without just making them look brownish.