Friday, 25 September 2015

Painting to a deadline

October is fast approaching and with this year's KoW Clash of Kings final. As usual the extra pressure of an impending deadline has spurred me to get a move on.

I had originally intended to take an all ogre army to the final but for various reasons I haven't painted any more ogres since April which means that I won't have nearly enough painted to take a 2500 point pure ogre force.

I took my goblins to the regional heat back in the summer and that inspired me to paint up some more goblins to expand the force for the new KoW v2 rules. Unfortunately I ran out of steam part way through and ended up with part assembled goblin chariots scattered around my work space for months.

With the Clash of Kings only a few weeks away I started tinkering with army lists using allies to plug the points gap. After a few rejected options i ended up deciding to ally my goblins with the ogres meaning I still had some work to do but utilising some of the items I had already started work on.

First up goblin chariots - lots of them! I've always loved greenskins and their contraptions and I think I bought my first goblin chariot (MD1 Goblin King's Battle Chariot) back in 1986 when it was released. The goblin army list in KoW v1 didn't have chariots but I was one of several people who requested their addition in the v2 revision. This allowed me to dig out my chariots and re-base them for inclusion in my army. One of these (the closest) needed painting from scratch but the others needed less work - some of them still have bits of their original 1980s paint jobs showing.

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To go along with the old school lead I have a brand new chariot from Crooked Claw miniatures which I bought last year via their crowd funding campaign. I really like this one and I will be using it as a goblin king in my KoW army (sorry Sourgut - you got demoted).

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As well as the chariots I have painted up the remaining trolls I got from the KoW1 Kickstarter campaign.

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With the tournament a week away I still have some more miniatures to paint up but unless things go completely pear shaped I think I have this covered.

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