Now I've never been much of a gamer. Since I saw my first Space Wolf I have loved collecting and every now and again painting a model.
I tried to get into Warhammer Fantasy, about a year before the end times kicked off. I became a bit frustrated with the rules and the amount of models you had to get to even field an Army.
When I moved to London a couple of year a go I had set out to create a 40k army. I had amassed 500 points and used to go to my local GW and play the store manager. I had asked about Fantasy and he said, "Just wait." So I waited.
The 11th of July 2015 rolled round and with it Age of Sigmar was born. I was very happy. Easy to understand rules, great new models and factions! I was in heaven!
So with that I put together a Ogre army and started attending the Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiast club. My ogres did ok. Then I went to SCGT being a complete newbie my army building skill were not quite there (still not) I got whooped almost every game, but I had a great time. If you have ever wanted to go to a tournament, but have been too worried or scared, dont be. All the guys I played were great. After SCGT I was hungry for more hobby. I picked up the Death and Order Battletome. I bought a load of Stormcast, started painting them, then got distracted by Fyreslayers.
Now, while I love my angry baby army, I found things lacking with them. No real great formations, aside from the Forge Brethren and the big monster is lacking. (especially coming from playing a Stonehorn for a while.) That being said one of my all time favourite games over the last year was against Ironjawz. Everything came together, the Grimwrath was Surrounded by Orruks, killing them left and right and tag teamed with the Battlesmith he was a wrecking machine they were both left standing at the end of the game Grimwrath with 2 wounds and a load of Orruk heads at his feet. I suffered a minor defeat but had a great time.
I have the makings of a Moonclan Army now but I will happily wait for a Battletome for those little Psychos before I even consider starting them.
SCGT 2017 is going to be great. I have not been able to go to any tournaments since then but after August this year hopefully I will be able to go to more.
So onto my SCE army. After the Fyreslayers, I thought it would be best to go back and finish the Stormcast I had bought.
With two Purchases I now had a Warrior Brotherhood. I like the fact that there is great mobility, great looking models, a great Battalion and I love the fluff with them as well. I had loved the Fantasy Warriors of Chaos. Big hulking heavily armored warriors coming to smack face and take names. I always thought the "Good" factions needed that.
I will most likely be taking Stormcast to SCGT 2017. I know there is the current "net list" for Warrior Brotherhood. Mine is different to that as it includes a Venator and a Celestant as the heroes along with one Knight Azyros. I think you can guess the rest for the army from there.
I went with a Lord Celestant as the fluff had drawn me to use him. I couldn't see myself playing Stormcast without having a Celestant as a General. The Venator is there because I love the model and the ranged threat is very appealing to me. The Azyros is there because I had 100 points left and it would be rude not to have some units that can strike withing 3 inches of the enemy!
Now I do understand that you cant just have the hot new battalion and expect to be the greatest player in the world but it'll be fun learning how to use them and gain the best I can from them
I've added the photo of my Venator. I've gone for the Lions of Sigmar colour scheme for my SCE. Primed black,Balthazar Gold, Hashut Copper, Seraphim Sepia and then finished Sycorax Bronze. Although I do think the Star Eagle is the best thing I have ever painted.
I hope to be updating this blog with battle reports and other painting bits.
Thanks for reading.