Archive for the 'Skaven' Category
Here is my third Mordheim model/miniature. Since I’ve already done two Mordheim Orc Miniatures, I decided to do a Skaven miniature. I found a mini that I had glued together seven years ago, and went at it. I gave it a good black base paint. Kind of like the orange theme I gave to my orcs, my Skaven is going to be Blue. I’m getting much better at painting, but I screwed up the Skaven’s hands pretty good. It’ll get better with practice. Anyway, here you go. Let me know what you think:
When Mordheim first came out, I (literally) threw together a Skaven warband as quickly as possible so I could play. At the age of 14, I probably spent 4 hours painting the whole warband, so to say the least, I’m not extremely proud of them. Since I’ve completed my second large Mordheim building, I’ve decided to turn my attention to my warbands and modeling. I found a couple great tutorials about basing models that I have read thoroughly, and will definitely use when I get started making my new warband.
(NOTE: The sole purpose of this post is for posterity’s sake, and proof that everyone starts at the bottom and gets better with practice (or so I hope ;)).)
UPDATE: I have gotten around to painting a new Skaven Model.
Without further ado, here is my old Skaven warband:
Here is my Skaven Warband Roster (in a zip file).
Explanation: This is my Skaven Swarm.
I have 5 heroes with minimal equipment and no armor. My Assassin Adept (Leader) has fighting claws because those claws are awesome. Besides that, every other hero has either a sword and dagger or spear and dagger. (They both cost 10g. The sword gives you a possible save to hit and the spear gives you the first hit when someone charges you.)
For henchmen, I got 1 Vermikin with a club and dagger, and the rest of the gold crowns (180) went to get 12 Giant Rats. Nothing like starting the game with 18 models while most warbands start with 6-8. This swarm with some cheap ganging tactics ends up with 3 or 4 instances of 4 vs 1, and the other team instantly has to take a route test.
Long live the Swarm!
This is my first post on my (Ashton’s) Skaven Tactics in Mordheim. I first chose Skaven for their numbers. They can have up to 20 warriors, and the giant rat swarm is very entertaining.
You can play Skaven many different ways. You could start the game with 4 decked-out heros with armor and a Rat Oger. Or you can pile up 20 rats with daggers and teeth. Most would argue to strike a balance between the two, and have 8-10 rats with swords or spears. This is a fine idea, but I wouldn’t do it.
First of all, light armor in Mordheim isn’t worth the 20 points/gold pieces. I would much rather have 3 sets of fighting claws than 5 sets of light armor. Heavy armor is a waste because of the minus 1 to movement. Skaven’s movement speed allows them to run circles around every other warband. If a human gets the ability “Sprint” (when you run you can x3 your movement instead of x2), he runs the same distance a normal Skaven runs (12 inches). If a Skaven gets the ability “Sprint,” he runs more than twice that of the normal human (18″ as opposed to a human’s 8″). That’s the full length of a red Games Workshop Ruler.
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