Initially sceptical about vanguard and only having played a few games I've had the chance of throwing a company together and playing in a slow burn campaign. While temporarily distracted by deadzone I am going to try and use either system to make a welcome distraction. It looks like it will be pretty good timing with the new Fire and Ice release on the way there may be some tweaks that make the game more appealing to me. I have played a handful of games and some of the mechanics look good but there seemed to be a few things that felt a bit broken and open to abuse. We have a gentleman's agreement not to use things like battle mounts in the campaign as they seem very hard work, other changes that arise we'll just adopt as the book arrives on doorsteps.
Who's clamouring for attention?
I'll be multitasking and making the most of painting up the remaining Ogres for my KoW army and aiming to use them in Vanguard. Because I am single basing a lot of the 40mm figure it should make them very adaptable. The braves which are already on 32mm bases to use in blood bowl (they are old citadel blood bowl ogres after all!) I will look to make up some adaptors for. The current list of painted options is:
- 4 Warriors
- a BSB (probably a warrior)
- 4 Braves
- As many goblins as I need as for the time being I'll be using stuff I have that is unrelated
In the painting in-tray and being worked on are
- 4 Warriors
- 1 sgt/captain/warrior
- 5 miscellaneous hunter/warrior models
- 1 Boomer/warrior
I love the idea of developing characters in Vangaurd so they have a history and back story. When ranked up ready for battle I think it gives real character and adds more worth than just pushing units around. i have already started a bit of fluff for my ogres but this feels like a great chance to kill multiple birds with one rock (probably thrown by an ogre).