Thursday, June 27, 2013
Armies On Parade Springfield VA
I've decided to enter the Armies on Parade competition on Saturday at the Springfield VA store. I had previously decided to bow out after a fire erased my company, and the disaster recovery work overcame every waking hour. On the other hand, I need an escape from fire related tasks.
My trip to nottingham last weekend sealed the deal. I really have to get this army out of the cabinet and into the light of day. It is not going to be my all biker army with Tallarn allies riding mumaks and horses, but I think it looks pretty good. It is kind of interesting seeing the different styles of painting in the force. Some of these models were painted more than two years ago. If you recall, GW changed its paint range immediately after I had painted the first units.
What you see here are all of the contender unites on the display board. I am still torn about the lack of tallarn. Should I find a way to fit in one squad of them with a couple heavy weapon support teams? I was counting on the yellows, greens, and pale blue whites to contrast with the vibrant blue. Alternately I could just go with the all blue force. If I do that I need to paint some more white checkers on my older units to tie them into the new aesthetic.
Regardless of the choice, on of my purposes of this board was to showcase some of the older models, so for ultras those would be two types of predators and the original rhino. The tallarn are all old!
What do you think? Do I stand a chance with this hybrid army, so of which was painted for show, and some that was just painted because it was within arms reach of me when I had blue in my air brush.