Sunday, 22 January 2012

Cancon - the final push

Well Cancon starts on Friday, and Thursday will be spent driving for 8 hours to get to Canberra, followed by setting up the tables for 75 people. In other words, I am running out of time. Thankfully my painting progress has been fairly solid over the last few days and I finally feel like I have things more or less under control.
28 Empire Swordsmen ready to go
I have now finished painting my regiment of Swordsmen. Well, they are mostly done. I actually wanted to paint up a full regiment of 40 including unit fillers, however time pressures meant I revised my target to ensure I just had enough for my unit of 28 at Cancon. I broke the remaining 14 unpainted models into 2 batches of 7, and just painted one batch. So there are 7 more to be painted before I can shove the whole unit to the side, but at least I am ready for the tournament.
8 painted Crossbowmen means I now have the number I need
I have also finished adding to my Crossbowmen unit. I only had 10 painted, and I am fielding 17 including a standard bearer at Cancon. I had 12 (including full command) already undercoated and would love to have been able to get the whole group done, but in the end I cut the corner a bit and painted 8 (including a musician who will not be required for Cancon).
The full unit of 18 Crossbowmen. All of the models are the old Marksmen of Miragliano Dogs of War regiment
A bit of a close-up. Lesson for the future: don't have the TV on in the background, coz it glows...
I have also painted my Helblaster Volley Gun, however again I cut a corner and didn't paint up any crewmen for it. I already have crewmen for war machines I am not using at Cancon, and I couldn't justify spending the time on another 3 models. So they will have to wait.

My final task will be to paint my Wizard Lord, who is using the Lore of Heavens. My painted wizards don't really suit this role, so I decided I would paint up a Bretonnian Damsel. I would like to change her staff in some way to make her more heavens-ish, but I have not come up with anything thus far and I'm running out of time. She may stay the way she is.

I have not yet posted my army list for the tournament here, so I figured I should do this. Behold:

Empire Army

General of the Empire @ 199.0 Pts
     General; Barding; Great Weapon; Full Plate Armor; Warhorse
     Holy Relic
     Crown of Command

Wizard Lord of the Celestial Order @ 230.0 Pts
     Magic Level 4; Lore of Heaven
     The Crimson Amulet

Captain @ 147.0 Pts
     Barding; Full Plate Armor; Battle Standard; Warhorse
     Charmed Shield
     Talisman of Endurance
     Sword of Might

Warrior Priest of Sigmar @ 122.0 Pts
     Barding; Prayers of Sigmar; Great Weapon; Heavy Armour; Warhorse

Master Engineer @ 90.0 Pts
     Pigeon Bombs

Warrior Priest of Sigmar @ 119.0 Pts
     Prayers of Sigmar; Great Weapon
     Armour of Meteoric Iron

Battle Wizard of the Golden Order @ 100.0 Pts
     Magic Level 2; Lore of Metal

17 Crossbowmen @ 156.0 Pts
     Crossbow; Standard
     Banner of the Eternal Flame

Great Cannon @ 100.0 Pts

Mortar @ 75.0 Pts

Helblaster Volley Gun @ 110.0 Pts

10 Knightly Orders @ 270.0 Pts
     Barding; Full Plate Armor; Standard; Musician; Preceptor; Warhorse

9 Knights of the Inner Circle @ 274.0 Pts
     Barding; Lance; Full Plate Armor; Shield; Standard; Musician; Preceptor; Warhorse

28 Swordsmen @ 193.0 Pts
     Light Armour; Shield; Standard; Musician; Duellist

39 Halberdiers @ 215.0 Pts
     Halberd; Light Armour; Standard; Musician; Sergeant

Total Army Cost: 2400