Cities of Sigmar – Update 1

Hobby progress is on a bit of a go-slow at the moment so I’ve not much to share other than the sticking and spraying of a couple of units for my Cities of Sigmar army.

Above is my Freeguild General, I brought him when Cities of Sigmar was announced; a week before the models went into the ‘Last chance to buy’ category – he isn’t a completely viable option weapon wise anymore, but he’s a good start to an army.

Of course, I get into the character side of things and have been thinking a bit about the guy that’s currently leading my new Army, first things first, he needs a name – I am thinking along the lines of Bastien Kroeger at the moment, but might have a think on this some more – I don’t know much about him other than he has a big dislike (fear?) of dogs and he’s a typical long-suffering foot soldier; slogging it out doing all the real hard work on the field of combat compared to the glory-seekers in the high-city. Living in one of the many encampments around Tempests Eye.

I don’t know if I am ‘doing it right’ with this Army and how I am putting it together. I’m hoping to build it via a Path to Glory campaign with the other half – who scratch-built an Aspiring Deathbringer just for the occasion – but I really liked the Greatsword models and having them as Battleline because of my chosen General seemed like a good way to get a good bunch of them in. I’ve not added much to the models other than what was offered in the kit, but I figure the bits left over will come in handy for some kit-bashing further down the line.

Sadly, the Handgunners in my previous post aren’t going to be making an appearance in the army, they were really old models and trying to get them off the square bases proved too be trickier than I first thought; the weakest point of the models being their ankles resulting in some broken limbs. It’s a shame, but I can use them as test models for paint schemes instead.

I’ve also got my Sisters of the Thorn models put together, but not photographed them as they’re just grey plastic.

9 responses to “Cities of Sigmar – Update 1”

  1. Being a game, and in a non-tourney situation, I’m, pretty sure that “doing it right” is doing it however you want to do it. As far as the handgunners go, if there are any left, my own method for un-basing models is to use a fresh blade, put the model on it’s side on the cutting mat, and cut down and through the glue (base, bottom of the foot). Snapping them off in the past has usually resulted in, well, broken ankles. Good news is if you can get the foot off later, a bit of paint and glue can result in a pretty clean looking fix…

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    • I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there and if Lord Commander Eloth has any issues with the guy well… I’ll be having wifey words!!

      I’ll see what I can do to salvage the Handgunners giving this a try and something UgBubble suggested too. I’m not holding out much hope for them cause there is a *lot* of glue keeping them on their bases and they’re really old models. I’ll give them another go though, can’t ever give up on models.

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  2. Lol I know the feeling about very little done! That’s a lovely model, some of the detail is a bit hard to work out but I like him!

    Another idea you might try for the removing models from the old bases is to use a clipper to take the sides of the base off And just leave the flat bit still attached to the feet, then just stick the flat bit to the new base, then disguise the extra platform with basing stuff, they will stand a little higher but that’s no bad thing for a guy with a gun!

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    • He is unfortunately a Finecast model, so there is a lot of flashing on him that I missed the first time around, but nothing a second go over won’t pick out.

      That’s a great idea for removing the models from their bases, I’ll give it a go and see what I can salvage.


  3. That is going to be a good looking force. Yesterday I found an ancient priest of Sigmar still in its blister and have some plastic handgunners (I can’t remember how many) you can have if they are any use to you? I bought them for Mordheim or a 17th century skirmish game that never got off the ground. Let me know if you want them. Not sure what size the Age of Sigmar miniatures are like so they might be no use.

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    • Thank you so mich for the offer. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but I’d rather pass so that I can guild the army slowly – via the Path to Glory campaign – so that I avoid ‘Hobby Overwhelm’
      The Cities of Sigmar book has really helped me focus on an army that I like & feel connected too for AoS and I’d hate to get overwhelmed by too many choices too soon.

      But, I am really grateful that you offered them to me.


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