Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fantasy Thursdays: Preparing for Vanguard - Part Five

With the cancellation of Vanguard and a focus on work and family, I haven't really touched anything gaming related for a few weeks. With that said, I decided this week to pick-up where I left off for Vanguard and continue the process of building my DoW army.

Every DoW army must have a paymaster, so I decided to paint one. When it came to which model to use, I decided to use the Mydas the Mean model instead of a conversion or the new merchant model that was released with 8th edition. I also decided to go with a slightly lighter grey scheme for the armour, giving more of a steel or polished appearance.

Since I have not played a game using 8th edition rules, I can only really speculate as how the paymaster will work. Since he is considered a BSB, and the rules for BSB are very good, I expect him to be an anchor for my army. On the other hand, the new rules for standards, including BSB, makes a paymaster even easier to kill, so he has also become more of a liability.


  1. That's a great looking purple, a color I'm looking to try. Is there a "how-to" type post somewhere on your method?

  2. @The Other Kevin: I do have one tutorial that I posted on May 12th, 2009. It is a little dated, as I have started to include more Vallejo Glaze in my layers for a smoother look.

    If I get a chance, I will try and do a new "On the Bench" with some of the stuff I am painting this week.

  3. Your models are always so vibrant, and this is no exception.

    By the way, what happened to the sneak peak? Is that a thing of the past?

  4. @ Warhammer 39999 The last eight weeks have been a real focus on family and work, so I haven't really been doing much of anything hobby related. I will hopefully start doing the Weds Peeks again in a few weeks.