This post will be done in a few parts, with Part 1 looking at preparing to create the warband and the steps I went through to pull it together. Subsequent parts will look at additional units and stat creation, point values, background and playing with the warband!
Out of the Cold Lands of Frostwhere...
The first warband that popped into my mind was to do a snow themed warband of creatures who live in the Frostwhere, the cold, barren tundra of Nowhere. I knew exactly what models I wanted to use - the Wendigo from Crocodile Games Wargods Line. I had my eye on those figures for a long time, but since I wasn't interested in the game, I was not sure what to do with them. Fanticide provided the perfect opportunity!
Selecting the Models
When creating a warband, you need to find figures that will fit into the categories set forth in the game. It was easy to find models to represent Clubbers, Stickers, Crushers, Shaman, Legend, and Monster! I also had some ideas for Peeves from another company (more on that below).
Before I ran off and placed an order, I dug through my old piles of metal. Success! I had a Wendigo Chieftain model I had purchased a few years ago at a convention in with my random models! Time for a test paint!
|Wendigo Chieftain, sculpted by Ben Siens|
Now that I had a color scheme and basing scheme worked out, time to get some models!
Units for the Warband
I created a document early on with all of the possible unit types for Fanticide and what I would use for each:
Legend: Ice Witch
Master: Chieftain / War Chiefs
Retinue: Ice Warriors
Clubbers / Slashers / Thumpers: Wendigo Warriors
Stickers: Wendigo Warriors with Javelins
Crushers: Ice Warriors
Peeves: Hoarcats (Wyrd Miniatures)
Monster: Abominable Snow Beast
Almost everything would be from the Crocodile line, with the exception of the Peeves. I found some great small cats with a Wendigo style look to them from Wyrd Miniatures and picked them up to test out.
|Hoarcats from Wyrd Miniatures|
Those little guys worked great and fit in with the theme of the warband nicely! Now it was time to order up all the models and get painting!
I knew once the models arrived that I should dive into the units, but I was so tempted by the monster I had to get him painted up first...
|Abominable Snow Beast, Crocodile Games. Sculpted by Ben Siens|
Until then, Happy Holidays from your favorite snow monsters!