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  1. Dwarves are awesome and can be super great, but yeah, you've hit a few odd snags. First, yeah, Path to Glory is almost always the OPPOSITE of balance. Some of the Path to Glory lists are just....all sorts of wonky. Like, I can get an almost 1,000 point force out of some "starter lists" while other armies barely muster 300. Avoid them as much as possible. Points should be pretty simple to understand, IMO, to start with, so focus on that for list building. Second, Dwarves have some potent synergies, but you need the full machine to really get going. Ironbreakers are solid, but don't do much other than hold the line. Warden King is good, but needs a REAL combat unit to buff. Hammerers, Irondrakes, and Runelords are the REAL bread and butter for the dwarf forces. That should help. If you want to really try some different odds and ends and really get a taste for what Cities of Sigmar is SUPPOSED to do as a faction, try a combined force and find Dwarven counts as. A battlemage can be a cool dwarf model in a robe and can provide some awesome support (the Realm of Beasts Battlemage has a GREAT spell for dwarves) Also, remember this is an objective game. Dwarves can smash, but they are best at holding firm. BUT...they are also slow, while FEC is fast. Try out some scenarios that can help make the game less about just who can bash harder, because FEC just hits harder, period. It may take some patience to get a hang out, but might help iron out some balance issues.
  2. Your cities of Sigmar is fantastic. Some wonderful choice of bits and fantastic painting. Honestly, everything is! Though I must say that the Oni Ogres are just inspired! What did you use to convert them? Are they really just Bullgryns and greenstuff or were other bits involved?
  3. Ahem. Hi. So, I have nothing to show for this month. And by the looks of it? Might not have much to show for next month. I am in the process of moving and have a lot to get done. Even worse so, between the stress of all that, spending time with my local friends before going, and honestly just not being excited to actually PLAY Stormcast, I haven't had the motivation for it. I haven't even logged onto the forums here for most of the month! It's been wild, but it is what it is. It's a nasty case of poor timing and uncertainty. So, I am afraid, you won't be seeing much from me. The hopes is that come the end of August, when I am moved and settling in, I can get a better grasp on what I can and want to do. Might pick up this project, might just shift gears if it isn't what is sparking me anymore. Either way, I am so happy to have a forum like this and a group that wanted to get this done. You all are doing some delightful work and putting out some great models. Keep it up! I'll be cheering ya all on from the sidelines till I see what the future brings! One of these days I'll do one of these events from start to finish without pause. lol
  4. In line with the Tale of X Online Gamers, gonna do 2 Stormcast Celestar Balista with crew. If I can stretch, do a few city things in theme with like (aka More Artillery and support characters)
  5. Love everything ESPECIALLY that Pegasus (still go wild thinking about the amount of kits used to make them. Hell, the base is an endless spell instead of a normal base, right!? Wild... And with all this absolutely wondrous conversions and such, so weird to see stock steam tanks. lol They look great, just find it funny how at this point stock models are more out there than your conversions because you crank them out so quickly and so well. One day I'll invest in an army like this. Gorgeous.
  6. Looking good everyone. I might want to go back on that Lord Ordinator...especially the face. BUT, that is for later. This month I am going to flesh out that Lord Ordinator story wise and give him an arsenal to play with. Depending on how much time I devote here, he might get a bigger arsenal of Cities allies. I might even get around to starting to convert the other characters! For this month, for now, keeping it small and aiming for 2 Celestar Ballistas and their crew. Kinda wish I had some solid way to make the crew unique, but...so many little details, hard to replace bits...not that I have many extra Stormcast bits. Shame. BUT, they look good at least, let's see if my paint job do well enough. lol
  7. AWESOME! How big is it? Any chance you can give us more pictures and perhaps divulge some of the steps and techniques on how to make it? Fantastic either way, that is a great looking table.
  8. Whew! So, this month has been wild. I have finally accepted the idea of moving away from friends and community that I have cultivated for over 5 years. I have had surprise projects, personal revelations, and some major struggles. To keep all of this moving, and to keep to my task, did feel like an impossible call but I did it! My charge has been painted, my story has been written, and I have one step closer toward a full collection of painted minis. The plan going forward will change a bit as time goes on, but the core remains the same. This month is an introduction, and over the next 7 to 8 months (depending on how I handle Azyr) I will be focusing on a District of my city and the Stormcasts that watch over it. That means 8 total Stormcast characters, a host of other models to round out a list, and some Cities of Sigmar models to sprinkle in as I find the time and energy. The end goal list will be nebulous, as I will be aiming to paint things that honestly might never see play. What I focus on is narrative and story. I should have done the Lord Arcanum from the story here instead of the Lord Ordinator, but her model isn't done yet. Will try and get it converted for next month, but we'll see. For now, Argul Vale will be a preview of next month's focus, the Realm of Metal. The next 2 months will probably be smaller as the move digs in and I wrap up projects for the community down here and spend some time with my friends before I leave. But models will be done! I have loved what I have seen around here and am glad to be a part of this community. You make this hobby even better. Now, the main event, chapter 1 of this Tale of X Online Gamers and the finished models!
  9. Why IS the monthly contest starting and ending on the 28th? That seems so odd... AND I AM TOTALLY NOT SAYING THAT BECAUSE I AM LATE TO THE POSTING OF MY STUFF! Also, it totally still counts as June 30th, because I haven't slept yet, which is how the day ACTUALLY ends... Or something. Ssh. Want to quick post here, but will have a more elaborate post, WITH A STORY (just working out the details), on the Tale of X Online Gamers thread. Poke in there for even more....fun. Or something.
  10. Wanted to pop back in for a small update. No pictures yet, but only got 2 miniatures and a bit extra in regards to miniatures I promised. May end up with a big update on Tuesday as I press everything together, INCLUDING THE WRITING! Not gonna let that slide. This month came with all sorts of surprises. Finally decided to move at the end of the lease, so have a lot of things to tie up before I go. Also had a few evenings dedicated to helping paint store terrain, and likely more of that in the future. Then packing and planning! July will definitely be a smaller pledge and August maybe even smaller, but I have my plan solidified and my goals set, so Tuesday will be the Moment of Truth, so it were. Everyone else is looking great. Love to see the progress. Feel free to slip some more narrative in there, I will gladly repay in kind. (Meaning, I'm giving it out anyways, for all who care. lol)
  11. Awesome minis and paintjobs! Those are the Atlantis dwarves, right? Any chance you have a side-by-side comparison with GW dwarves? Would be wonderfully appreciated.
  12. Feels later. We only have 1 full week after one and only 2 weekends left. But yeah, only a little over half. That said, I figured I was safe....until our shop tried to do events and I pledged to finish up/do the terrain I had lying around for them. >_< We'll see how it all plays out.
  13. Hello everyone! So I dove into Stormcast when 2nd edition dropped. The sacrosanct was finally what I wanted, the combination of epic paladin and powerful mage. Loved it, aesthetic, lore, the unit types. From the first glimpse of the Lord-Ordinator and the Lord Arcanum, I wanted it. Grabbed a few sets of Soul Wars and......they were kinda meh. Not bad so much as just...not very interesting. Some aspects were, like the synergies of Sequitors and Evocators and the utility of a Knight Incantor. But the Castigators were depressing, the Ballista was swingy, and their spell lore was....bland. I was amped for the Celestial Warbringers, a Stormhost all about magic and prophecy, would be perfect? Still no. So I dropped them, but after my Cities of Sigmar I wanted to try again. I wanted something more elite as a balance to the horde of Cities and well, I already have a chunk of them, so might as well. I have been finishing painting/repainting them in Tempest Lords as they fit my city's lore perfectly! And when I looked at them, they had some interesting, if slim, potential... First: with a battalion, I can take the both the Tempest Lords relic and Aetherquartz Brooch from Hysh...meaning every command point I spend I roll 2 dice and potentially get 2 back, GAINING command points instead of spending them...? Is that really right? Second: How in the world do I abuse this? Gavriel is in another Stormhost and generic command abilities are solid, just not anything to write home about. The Dracoline Lord Arcanum's ability seems to be the biggest outlet for all of this. Kinda shocked this wasn't FAQd like the others, making me think it won't stay.... For now, I tried out this list today: Lord Arcanum on Dracoline Knight Incantor Knight Incantor 10x Sequitors 10x Sequitors 5x Judicators 10x Evocators 3x Dracoline Evocators Cleansing Phalanx Just a small bit to try out, see what kind of core I like. Considered a more Ballista support instead, but...eh. The game was kind of a blow out, but due to opponent's mistakes, a double turn, and some hot dice. Not a GREAT test. But, thoughts on the list? Thoughts on Tempest Lords? Thoughts on ways to really capture that warrior mage feel and feel like a tank made of magic and steel?
  14. The transition colors on both the wing tips and where the wings attach to the back are great. Love the little veins on the membrane, too. Makes the whole thing look more real, which adds to the already twisted air of the model. Looking forward to seeing more!
  15. A bit of progress to show: the first Sequitor! Rather like the Tempest Lords scheme. Technically my second model in it as I did a Knight Incantor for my Cities army. Hopefully I can find my groove again and start to crank them out. I got....so many projects I want to cover and very little time to do them all in. We'll see how it all pans out!
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