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With the trays when I was trying to decide if to go goblin green, black, or flock and blend them into the table I had the notion of colour co-ordinating them with the uniforms.
I have colour co-ordinated dice for each unit so maybe the movement trays can match the uniforms too.
I tried it and decided to stick with it.
There is no benefit game wise to it, my unit cards help me know what the stats are for each unit:
It is purely for the visual look of it all.
So…. I painted some Undead, played a game and they were much less crappy than the previous warband, potentially good enough I may be able to win some games!!
They did not speak to me, so after much faffing about I have a plan.
I will use the Reikland warband rules but paint the troops as Stir River Patrol.
This means I can use Stirland colours and motifs without the huge problems the Stirland warband comes with.
I have all the models I need and have started painting them:
I have added more pictures of units and more background about them to The Empire Forces page.
Cheers, not so keen on terrain that can’t move being used as a unit filler, seems wrong that walls and fences follow the unit around the battlefield. I know many do this, but it does not work for me… Sorry.
Cannons In Stirland?
Bit posh innit?
So yeah, this is possibly a very valid point.
Can Stirland afford lots of cannons and the like, it is known for being the poorest province in the Empire.
Initially I painted my artillery as Talabheim because of that reason, but..
Yes, the people of Stirland are poor AF.
But the nobles less so, and I did read that some of the boats of the Stir River Patrol have cannons on their decks.
So I figured if the SRP boats have them, and given Wurtbad is the wine capital of the Empire and believe it or not has a semi decent tourist trade, I figured the capital will be able to afford a few.
It has the same ‘wealth value’ as Wissenberg, Talabheim, Wolfenburg and other Imperial capitals.
I am also toying with the idea that within Stirland the various landed nobles of significant wealth are each responsible for having and maintaining a certain number of cannon each.
This will I suspect turn into a sort of competition in which the nobles trying to garner favour from Alberich Haupt-Anderssen.
As such they invest what they have into making sure they have at least one very nice pretty artillery piece, this concentration of monies means of course the peasants and regular troops get less funding.
This seems apt for the Empire and Stirland.
So yeah, let Stirland have some big guns, I will get painting them soon…
Last week my 3d printer started failing prints and no matter what I have done to try and fix it, they keep failing.
So I ordered some Kallistra and they have just arrived.
I will be replacing the Talabheim artillery with new Stirland ones.
Adding some crossbowmen as I don’t have any!!
Replacing some early Stirjaeger with new ones and bulking up my Aversgard.
We played a test game today. The Stirland Cleric is pretty bad. The woodsmen with the 2 handed axes are poor. Very poor. My captain with a 2 handed weapon is poor.
Turns out double handed weapons are not good, and my ‘wizard’ is not good.
I love Stirland and want this to work, but I have been reading, double checking and asking around in Mordheim FB groups and alas I have had to retire my warband before we start.
I love the theme but after the play testing and feedback, it seems clear that I will struggle to win anything, which will make playing less fun.
So I am ‘resurrecting’ the warband Samantha was going to use.
I will be playing The Restless Dead…
Yeah should look a lot more like a battle with proper big units.
Shame I never did it in 6mm….
Any plans for more ‘filler’ bases
Has it happened by accident?
4 models failed on the print bed and I could not be bothered to re-do them, so another Stirland filler.
So…. After doing that big unit of 35 compared to my normal units of 20, I have decided to make all my units 35 strong.
1: I think it looks better.
2: It will be easier to move units about as there will be fewer of them.
3: It actually increases their HTH effectiveness.
4: (And this is the main reason). It has allowed me to combine some of my Talabheim units into each other, and this reduces the amount of non Stirland units of the table without losing whole units.
I have merged my 2 units of 20 Talabheim pike into one unit, thus halving the amount of Talabhiem pike in the army.
This will soon result in there being a very clear majority of Stirland troops.
I have just printed another unit of 35 Helblitzen.
Pics in a day or two.