As if I don’t have enough ‘segments’ on this blog, I came up with a new one, the title of course referring to “putting it all on the table.” Inspired by our group’s imminent return to WHFB, and me wanting to sell off some of my minis, I’ve decided to start putting my variuos armies/forces on the table to take pictures and catalogue them. Unless there is need to, the pictures won’t be of any high quality, as I just want a group shot. Sometimes, though, like when the army is complete and pretty, I’ll take better shots.
For my first All On The Table post, I present The Empire.
The Empire is the smallest of my WHFB armies, and the one that I started for our Tale of Gamers gig last summer. As we did with the challenge as a whole, I didn’t get very far with my Empire models. As you can see, most everything is based, primed and some colour laid down (every model’s base is browned, as well). The sprues and baggies are either leftovers from built units or stuff I bought on ebay, expecting to build my force further. I’ve got:
- General on Horseback
- Captain with Battle Standard
- 2x Battle Wizards
- 20 Swordsmen
- 10 Handgunners
- 8 Knightly Orders
- 10 Greatswords
- 5 Pistoliers
- On sprue/in bag: 40 State Troops, 10 Crossbowmen, Mortar, 2x Cannons, 2x Battle Wizards
So, not too much. I could probably make a 2000 point army after everyone is built, and the Lords and Heroes are figured out. I might set that as a goal in the near future, actually, especially if we start playing WHFB regularly again. I did enjoy playing as The Empire, even though they don’t have any outstanding units, stats or abilities. It’s when the run-of-the-mill troops combine their various abilities that The Empire is strongest. I may not have a Steamtank to back them up, but these men are tough as nails and courageous. Okay, so they’re not so tough and they Flee quite easily…but whatever, I like them!