Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sister Anna and Shadow War Armageddon Terrain

I finished up my last member of the 10 Sister Kill Team for Shadow War Armageddon. I had used another sister model for the character for one game- she charged an ork and managed to take him out (with a lot of luck), so I decided to roll for a 'combat' advance. 
 
Sister Anna ended up with 'Feint', which is pretty lame for a battle sister- essentially the model gives up an attack dice for a +2 to the combat resolution. The big problem is that regular sisters can only get bolt pistols or combat blades for melee weapons and they don't have a lot of attack dice to be giving up!

It was at this point that I re-read the rules and discovered that we'd been doing advances wrong the whole campaign. Roll twice and choose which one you want :)That would have made a HUGE difference in my teams skill set!!!

I decided to stick with the skill though, as disadvantageous as it is, mainly because I wanted to do the bolt pistol/combat blade conversion I had in mind and my Sisters are acting a bit crazy anyway.
 

It was a pretty challenging because I started with the 'pulling grenade pin with teeth' pose. I also painted up another Sister, with dark skin for variety... she's probably from Tallarn.


Within the last couple of weeks I managed to complete the Shadow War box set terrain, a set of Haemotrope Reactors, and a Promethium Relay. Very time consuming.


This set will probably be showing up quite a bit in future pictures.

9 comments:

  1. All looks fantastic! The terrain may have been time consuming, but I'm sure it'll get some good use.

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  2. Wonderful stuff. This might clinch it for me picking up sector mechanicus.

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  3. The sister on the left started out as the "grenade pin and teeth" model? That's an absolutely amazing conversion.

    The terrain looks really good. You've really nailed the ruse effect.

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    1. Thanks! Technically the rust is sort of a ruse ;)

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  4. Great work! That is an excellent conversion, and the sister with the darker skin looks great.

    I really like that new scenery, and you've done an excellent job painting it, but I can't really afford much of it, and I think it would look out of place unless you build a whole table worth.

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    1. Thanks, appreciated. You're very right about the expense and the stylistic difference. I haven't really bought any large items outside the box set. I also tried to work colors from my existing industrial terrain into it here and there for some unity, and I plan to make a few things that really tie them together.

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