Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter's Hammer

I picked up some Retribution awhile back, but never really got into it. I played a handful of games with it, but decided to move onto Menoth because I was interested in more of their casters. Now that I have bought and painted all of the Menoth that I am interested in, I am gonna fill out my Retribution forces a bit more.

The first thing that I do when I look at a new faction, is to pick out the caster's / lock's that interest me. For the Retribution, it was Vyros and Ravyn. reading into the fluff a bit more, I noticed that they were in the same  Strike Army, Talon's of the Dawn. Within that army is a huge task force, whose sole purpose is to recover the god, Nyssor, from the Khadorans. That task force is called, 'Winter's Hammer.' With the organization chart from the faction book, I began laying out my next army.

Warcasters
The two Retribution casters tasked with the recovery of their god.

Vyros, -6 WJ points
Ravyn, -6 WJ points

Warjacks
I knew that Hyperion had to be my next colossal, so he went in first. I am not a huge fan on repeating models in armies, so I grabbed one of each House Shyeel warjacks as well.

Hyperios, 18
Hydra, 9
Manticore, 8
Phoenix, 10
Chimera, 6
Gorgon, 5
Griffon, 4
Aspis, 4

Total Point's in Warjacks, 64

Units
Obviously, it would be insane to buy enough models to bring the units into the correct proportions for the task force, so I am opting for one unit of each type from the organiziation.

Dawnguard Invictors + UA, 12
Dawnguard Sentinels +UA, 11
Dawnguard Destors, 11
House Shyeel Battle Mages, 5
Mage Hunter Strike Force + UA, 10
Stormfall Archers, 5

Total Points in Units, 54

Battle Engine
I am in love with the Huge based models, so I have to get this one as well....not to mention that I like the rules on it.

Arcantrik Field Generator, 10

Solos
Now to fill out the remaining points with some characters and a few solos. The only solo listed in the organization was the Ghost Sniper, but I needed more than that to fill out the army. I went to their theme lists for some more inspiration.

Destor Thane x 2, 8
Ghost Sniper x 2, 4
Arcanist x 2, 2
Mage Hunter Assassin x 2, 4
Soulless Escort x 3, 3
Dawnguard Scyir, 2
Narn, 3
Eyriss, 3
Fane Knight Skeryth Issyen, 5

Total points in Solos: 34

Total Army Points: 150!

I guess the wife has to stop buying shoes for a couple of months!



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