Thanks guys, I really appreciate that.. I personally consider the Lions to be my best work.
This looks real nice the blue strikes a really strong contrast to the gold, it's a pleasure to watch.
Really well done. Is the crest on the shoulder pad free handed? If it is, it's really sublime.
I wish I could tell you it was free handed, but I cheated. They’re actually resin peices I got from Shapeways. But if they look painted on then they’ve been a success.
Another update; I managed to end my prolonged losing streak the other day. A 2k game against Ironjawz using the Open War cards. The same Ironjawz who inflicted my worst ever defeat in the last tournament I played in. Using, appropriately enough, a Barak-Thyrng list. Settle the grudges.
It was especially satisfying because I won convincingly despite the dice and cards working against me every step of the way. I lost all but one initative roll, I got the rather poor ‘inspiring speech’ Ruse whilst my opponent got reinforcements, and I kept getting befuddled by mystical terrain.
But I still managed to win, with 13 objective points to his 8, and 920 kill points to his 520. And had he not used his ruse to return his gore gruntas, I would have only suffered 120pts dead!
What really helped was the Twist of the game. I can’t remember the name of it exactly, but it’s the one that spilts your force into three sections, with the latter arriving on turn 2 and 3. He had his mawcrusha megaboss as his number 2, but when it came on it failed a charge. So I countered it with my spare endrinrigger unit. This same model single handedly devastated my whole army the last time we played, so it was particularly satisfying killing it so easily. Turns out it’s not so deadly when being charged after being reduced to 1/3 wounds.
My opponent then expected me to make a grab for his home objective (it was Take and Hold) and thus camped all his Ardboyz around it. But nope, I placed my second line of reinforcements in the middle to go for the no mans land objective. A frigate with 10 Arkanauts and 6 Endrinriggers onboard. With one stroke, I took a third of his army out of commission. Unfortunately he then jumped said reinforcements with his resurrected gore gruntas and destroyed them. But the damage was done, and I took out his brutes, taking that objective and forcing him to concede. Revenge!!!
I’m currently painting up more Lions too. I think it’s important to take a break from one faction to avoid getting sick of them. Will post pics asap!