Monday, July 19, 2010

Empire started!

So, I went shopping this weekend, and got the start of my Empire army. After I got it home and spent some time sniffing the new plastic smell (admit it, you do it too!), I got around to assembling some of it. So far, Ive got the Bright Wizard and Handgunners complete (aside from basing), all the horses for the Knights ready, and half of the knights themselves mostly assembled.

Before I went and spent the cash, I made up my 1,000 point list.

General of the Empire (1#, 130 pts)
1 General of the Empire @ 130 pts (General; Hand Weapon)
1 Hammer of Justice
1 Armor of Meteoric Iron

Bright Battle Wizard (1#, 125 pts)
1 Battle Wizard @ 125 pts (Level 2 Upgrade; Hand Weapon)
1 Dispel Scroll

Celestial Battle Wizard (1#, 125 pts)
1 Battle Wizard @ 125 pts (Level 2 Upgrade; Hand Weapon)
1 Luckstone

State Troops (20#, 120 pts)
19 Halberdiers @ 120 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Halberd; Light Armour)
1 Sergeant (Hand Weapon; Halberd; Light Armour)

State Troops (10#, 115 pts)
9 Handgunners @ 115 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Handgun)
1 Marksman (Hand Weapon; Repeater Handgun)

Knightly Orders (8#, 244 pts)
7 Knightly Orders @ 244 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Barding; Hand Weapon; Lance & Shield x7; Full Plate Armor)
1 Preceptor (Hand Weapon; Lance; Full Plate Armor; Shield)
1 Steel Standard
8 Warhorse

Greatswords (10#, 130 pts)
9 Greatswords @ 130 pts (Musician Mus; Standard Bearer Std; Hand Weapon; Great Weapon; Full Plate Armor; Stubborn)
1 Count's Champion (Hand Weapon; Great Weapon; Full Plate Armor)

Total Roster Cost: 989

I am not entirely happy with taking a Lord at just 1k, but I needed something to fill the points, and Id already maxed out Heroes with the Wizards. On the bright side, I limited his magic items, and the Empire General is rather lackluster compared to other Lords. Shouldnt be too over the top. The main thing that I wanted to include but am missing right now is a war machine of some sort. Not sure if I want a mortar or helstorm rockets or what, but I think that one will be a priority when I bump up the point value of my list. Either way, I need to finish assembling and painting what Ive got so far!

Oh, and I noticed I was wrong about something: The Imperial Gunnery School is in Nuln, the Imperial School of Engineers is in Altdorf, so my engineers will wear the red and blue!


The Inner Geek said...

Good luck with your Empire army. I have an Empire army, but most of it is still in the boxes it came in. I need about eight more hours in a day, I think.

Ryan said...

Hah! Thanks, and I understand that!

This is actually my second Empire army... Last one was all Reikland, and over 5k points. Sold it before I told my Ex-Wife to take a hike, so sometime around '01. The models are so much "prettier" now!

Disorderlies Tyrant said...

Please let me know when you want your feeble forces shattered, morale broken and dreams forever drowned in blood.

We're waiting.

Ryan said...

Heh, DT... Its been a while, hasnt it?

Expect an email soon. ;)