Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cryx Battlebox Painted
Posted by geneguard
Our gaming HQ, Gamers Sanctuary, recently held a battlegroup challenge. Over the course of several weeks, participants built and painted a Warmachine or Hordes battlegroup. We got sweet deals on tokens and the army book for our faction, and some will win some sweet bonus prizes provided by Privateer Press!
Once I saw the sweet prize support, I knew I had to get in on this. I decided to go with Cryx because I didn't currently have a Warmachine army, only Hordes. I also wanted something that played very differently from Trolls or Gators. A glass cannon, spell-slinging arc node and debuffing army certainly fits the bill there.
Up first is my caster, Warwitch Deneghra. This lady is an amazing caster, with awesome debuff spells and one of the best feats in the game. She wants to hang in the back, away from any threats, and let her army and arc nodes do the work. She relies on her high defense and Stealth to avoid harm.
Here's my heavy jack, the Slayer. They're a cheap melee beater jack. People rate them pretty poorly, as they are mediocre in melee and die to a stiff breeze. I plan to proxy mine as some of the other heavies, particularly Nightmare and Deathjack.
Finally, here are my light jacks. These are pretty uniquely Cryx in fashion- super cheap, high defense and speed jacks with arc nodes for their caster to cast spells through.There are two Deathrippers and one Defiler. The Deathrippers have a basic, low power melee attack. The Defiler costs one more point, but has the ability to use a spray ranged attack. These dudes are all about getting spells to wherever you want them, and at 4-5 points should be expected to die.
The battlegroup challenge required us to paint our stuff at the store, one night a week. I could only make it later in the evening, cutting my painting time super short. So I developed a paint scheme that was quick and easy to execute, but didn't look too bad aesthetically. Friend of the site PaintVagrant encouraged me to try some OSL glowing effects on Deneghra. I've mostly avoided doing those, as I haven't had much success with it. But I gave it a whirl and was pleasantly surprised. So I went ahead and did all my jacks with OSL as well. I'm looking forward to giving this army a whirl (because of course I had to pick up some additional Cryx stuff...right?)
As always, thanks for checking out my work!