I drank a bunch of Coke really late tonight. I don’t usually drink Coke period because my stomach hates it but drinking it late at night is even worse because I start feeling like my chest is trying to leave my body. “You can’t leave,” I say, “Everything is attached to you!” Begrudgingly my chest storms into its bedroom, slamming the door behind it and then blares Skrillex with the bass turned way up. Not literally, of course; it just feels that way. As such I couldn’t sleep so I ended up painting the rest of my Steelhead Riflemen and doing a little photo shoot with the entirety of my 35 pt merc list.
To date I’ve only played the list once and discovered that it’s not great for some scenarios or nearly as effective in general as I’d hoped it would be. Plus that one game was against Cryx so maybe I should take the loss with a grain of salt. I’ve since used the Halberdiers with Heavy Cavalry twice against Circle and they were effective so, if anything, it’s an indication that buying units simply because they had ‘Steelhead’ in their name wasn’t a complete waste of money.
Technically the picture shows more than 35pts because there are two half units of Halberdiers. They’re not 100% finished: some of them need to be based and arcs painted on but that’s for another day. I had to paint the bases because the arcs I had painted on before were overwhelming and ruined the yellow that makes up the armour of all the models. Here are two for comparison:
Observe how much more intense and visually interesting the yellow armour becomes when not blown out by a similarly coloured base. Not directed at anyone in particular. Just sayin’. And here’s the rest of the crew.