Thursday, February 16, 2012

Expanding the Forces (February 2012)

     In between occasionally putting more paint to my dwarfs, I spent a fair bit of time hitting the internet and forums for painting tips and tricks as well as trying to find some local people to play some games with. During my many hours of lurking around internet forums and such, I came across a game company called Mantic that was started a few years back by ex Games Workshop employees. The company had a great line of miniatures ranging from Elves to Dwarfs, Orcs, and Undead. They were producing these minis for their own in house fantasy war game, "Kings of War" and also their answer to 40k, "Warpath". The game systems are essentially a simpler and more straightforward version of Warhammer fantasy and 40k but different enough to stand on their own. The big appeal though was the minis themselves were a fraction of the cost of Games Workshop miniatures. I was finding that some people were starting to use Mantic's range of miniatures to play Warhammer. The only real drawback being that you couldn't really use Mantic's range at an official GW tournament or event. After doing a fair bit of research about them, I pulled the trigger and purchased Mantic's 2 player boxed set for Kings of War called Mhorgoth's Revenge for $52 shipped! SUCH a good value! It was a win/win for me as the two armies it contained were dwarfs which I could add to my miniatures from Battle for Skull Pass and the other, Undead. I have always loved Vampires, Zombies, and horror in general. The idea of starting a Vampire Counts army for Warhammer sounded like a very fun endeavor.
     With the purchase of Mhorgoth's Revenge, I decided to start a plog (painting log) on Carpe Noctem forums( I found a lot of useful info on this site regarding vampire counts and I thought it would be fun to chronicle my Vampire Counts army from the beginning.

Oh man, I got my work cut out for me. 114 miniatures to assemble and paint!