blackvigil Posted October 14, 2014 Report Share Posted October 14, 2014 This year was my first year playing in the OFCC: Fantasy. I was a 40k Captain the previous year, but I figured it was time for a change. Herozero hooked me up with some models, and I bought more stuff that I thought was cool, then painted it all up. My sole motivation was cool looking models... So, I played 4 games of Fantasy before the tournament, and just dove into it. All of my opponents were really cool dudes, with great attitudes. Everyone was awesome, helping me out with rules and strategy. I think the community for Fantasy is my favorite part of it all. Everyone was chilled out and acted like adults. I like that a lot. On to my army. I posted a picture below, just because. I went with an iron and bronze theme, because I like semi-realistic themes. I also painted the horses natural colors, for the same reason. As a general rule, I enjoy quality over quantity. I don't like batch painting junky troopers that die in droves. So I went with a mostly cavalry army. I love the models for Knights, so I got a few boxes. I kitbashed my characters from those boxes, skullcrusher bits, and stuff I got from Ed. It turned out alright. I feel like I got about an 80% paintjob done. I could do more, with more time. That brings me to thoughts of the future... I am going to really get it done right for next year. I have already started working on some of my models that turned out merely mediocre.Mechanically speaking, there were a few things that just drove me nuts about Fantasy, so I am seeking input on improvements. It drives me *nuts* when my knights charge a unit, kill some guys, take almost no wounds, but still lose combat. 2 out of 5 games, my knights killed more guys than my opponent, but lost, failed leadership, then got run down and killed. It seems super bogus that I take no wounds in a fight, but run away and die. Ok, enough griping... I am thinking that a hero with a Crown of Command is in order, since that brick of 10 knights is kind of the center of the army. They are my favorite models, so I need to find a way to make them work. I considered Mark of Slaanesh, then a hero with the Pendant. That wouldn't give Stubborn, but a single dice ought to give me similar odds. I also considered the banner than gives bonus leadership. A BSB in the squad is a given, even though the rerolls didn't save me last time. Thoughts on how I can get my knights to stick around?What is the community consensus on marks? I only talk to Ed/Herozero about Fantasy, so I am curious what everyone else thinks. I ran a 50/50 Khorne/Nurgle list in OFCC, but I was thinking it would be cool to have an army with all of the marks. None of my units have a paint job that forces them to be one mark or another. Of course, my skullcrushers are khorny. :) This might sound odd, but I think all of the gods are cool, and I have a tough time deciding on one thing. Would it be considered lame if I represented all of them? If that's cool, I have some fun ideas. If not, I will figure it out. Leaning toward Slaanesh if I have to pick only one. I hope there are allies in 9th, so I could ally in some DE cultist guys. Seems cool...I am looking for a "centerpiece" type model for next year. I am not planning to run the Manticore Lord, due to being a bit under-performing for the points spent. The mount got killed pretty much every game. So, I am planning on running a Demon Prince. I think it's a pretty cool chance for a big centerpiece model. Does anyone have any ideas for a cool non-standard model? My favorite model in my army is my reaper looking sorcerer. I dig the death theme. I wouldn't mind that kind of thing for a DP model. Please post any links to third part models, ideas, or conversions. Thanks for any thoughts, input, or commentary on WoC or anything I said here. Anything helps. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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