"Death! That is what you will bring upon us. Dragon-fire and ruin. "
I know, I know I'm super early, The Tale of Many Gamers has already motivated me beyond belief. I doubted I'd paint much at all this year, but with not even a month past I have already completed a full warband!
I aimed to complete Bard the Bowman Girion's Heir (foot AND mounted) leading 12 Lake-Town militia (4x shield, 4x bow and 4x spear).
I can gleefully confirm my goal has been accomplished!
|Bard (above) and his follwers (below) sit upon the spray shelf in my manshed.|
|Chaos black spray is applied.|
|Both foot and mounted version base coated.|
So, not only is Bard cool, he also has a profile within the game to match. The men of the Lake are rendered almost useless without the leadership of Girion's Heir. His army buffs are too brilliant to ignore, and the range of said buffs make him an auto include for me. He grants his warriors re-rolls in duels, a fight value bonus and keeps them in check when they begin to rout!
He is also brilliant in combat, getting 3 attacks, and at range, potentially getting 3 shots per turn at strength 4! What's not to love about this guy.
|Bard is the first to be completed in this months challenge.|
|First 4 Lake-Towners base painted in traditional fisherman colours.|
|6 fully complete.|
|A full warband and month 1 mission accomplished!|
|The finished article.|
I look forward to moving on with this project next month and in months further ahead when I begin introducing the Mirkwood contingent.
February I will be putting together my 400 point force ready for a battle with a fellow Tale Gamer.
With Bard and his warband already complete my original plan was going to be to add in Gandalf and just 3 more militia, which didn't leave me with much to get painted in a month where I have quite a bit of free time! My new plan is to paint up the title character: the Master Burglar himself, Bilbo Baggins. In the new rules he can lead Lake-Town militia and so my February target will be Bilbo Baggins and another full 12 Lake-Town milita. Madness!
Bard the Bowman, Girion's Heir (armour/horse)
- 12 Lake-Town Miltia (3x shield, 3x bow, 6x spear)
Bilbo Baggins, Master Burglar
- 12 Lake-Town Militia (3x shield, 3x bow, 6x spear)
Will the Barrel-Rider and friends be ready for battle come the end of February, we will find out in a month or so...