In the interim I have only gotten a couple games in. I placed 2nd in the recent Netrunner Store Championship at Huzzah, bringing home a nice new play mat and deck box. I also got a couple more games of WWX played, mostly 3 player games with John and I teaching a couple new players. Last on the game up date's is my wife and daughter discovering Zombicide. This has led to a number of games where we have formed up a nice group of 3 survivors and are working our way through the book scenarios.
That's not what your hear to read about or gaze upon though. Based on the title of this blog post, it's not my plan either, so lets dive in. I was speaking ill of Geronimo for the Warrior Nation (in comparison to Sitting Bull) and decided it would be good to get some games in with him. This led to my painting up a couple more Warrior Nation models. You can see the Totem Pole to the left, which provides influence to the Warrior Nation in a similar fashion to the Dark Council member. I also painted up the Crossbow Heavy Weapon brave, who has spirit aim and is a nasty shooting model for my WN. I also painted up the bear and played a couple games with him. My opinion was only reinforced through those games, which does not lessen what a nasty customer he is to deal with. I just find Sitting Bull's abilities (namely Wolf Blood) to be better overall. I wanted to paint Geronimo up as a black bear so Googled a couple images and then set to work. I'm pretty happy with how he came out.
Upon completing my last couple Warrior Nation models I decided to pull out some union troops I had not heard many people talking about. At the point when I started I was missing a couple models I wanted for my Lincoln's Special Forces union posse, so I built out a Grant Firing Squad posse. My Warrior Nation posse is heavily character based and I wanted to switch gears a bit to play around with the hired hands. Grant seemed the way to go as he has abilities to support and "beef up" his hired hands. Leading off the work were the 10 hired hands models, 5 Close Combat and 5 Long Ranged.
Armor Cast Cinematic effects. I may pick some up in the future to add them on. Adding to my hired hands I painted up the Union Lady of the West, which we will heretofore refer to as Civil War Barbie (see left). I will likely head back at some point in the future and finish up the face by adding some lipstick and possibly make an attempt at painting her eyes, but for now she works well on the table.
Sticking with the plastic models I also assembled both of the union Light Support I received as part of the kickstarter. These are the Union Rocket Pod Trooper (right) and the Union Gatling Gun Trooper (left). I have not yet gotten the Gatling Gun onto the field but with the recent update to his rules adding Steady I am looking forward to future games with him. Steady allows him to treat his big gun as a 1-handed weapon, shooting it in a snap-fire situation along with being able to move and shoot it. The Rocket Pod trooper has hit the field twice now and both times he worked wonderfully. The rocket pod is a long range blast weapon that can deal out some pretty nasty damage. This guy became a priority target for John's snipers in my most recent game, forcing me to spend a fair bit of influence on my armor rolls to attempt keeping him alive.