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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Emperor Karl Franz Orders You to Buy!

Well, the first army that my sons and I decided on was the Empire.

They have lots of neat infantry, knights, cannons, and steam tanks! Plus, I already had a couple of things from many, many years ago. Namely, a Great Cannon and the War Wagon. Now, the cannon lost its crew somewhere along the way, so I had to buy two of them off eBay. But the War Wagon is complete. Just needs to be reassembled and repainted. The old paint job leaves a LOT to be desired. But then, that was 18 years ago.

So, this week, I have ordered:
  • 2x crewmen for the cannon
  • 8x knightly orders (plastic box set)
  • 1x Burning Sun Grandmaster
  • 1x Burning Sun Standard Bearer
  • 1x Reiksguard Hero (mounted)
  • 1x Light Wizard
  • 1x Acolyte
  • 17 x Halberdiers (plastic)
  • 18x Swordsmen (plastic)
  • 9x Handgunners (plastic)
  • 1x Engineer
  • 3x Reiksguard (foot) - a command set
  • 6x Knights of White Wolf
  • 1x Mounted Warrior Priest of Ulric
I suppose I need to get painting. Fast. I need an Army Book, too, if anyone has one they don't want, let me know. So far, I'm into this for $158.46. Not including shipping for some of them.



Atom Kid said...

Ahh, the Empire. That's my preferred army for Mordheim, although I like the green skins too.

I started converting some models to do an army of Cathay but only did a couple of character models. Maybe someday...

My biggest problem with GW is that they change the rules every 5 years or so.

J Womack, Esq. said...

That game (new rules and figures every 5 years or so) was what drove me away from GW in the first place. Well, plus changing over to historicals (sorta).

Eli Arndt said...

Well, do keep in mind that if you are not going for the Warhammer hardliner angle here you can push a lot of historical figs into duty in those Old World armies. Why buy 'spensive GW Empire troopse when some historical floppy-hatted soldiers work just as well.

Odominus said...

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