Greetings all! My name is Darrell and I’m a new contributor to Combo Smite. You may know me as Menoth Darrell on the PP forums, the guy that makes the Steamroller scenario cards every year, or “that guy Marc borrows Protectorate models from” on other posts and podcasts here at Combo Smite. If I haven’t lost you already, we can continue on to the nitty gritty.
I play Protectorate of Menoth and Legion of Everblight primarily. I also own a fair number of Mercenaries and a smattering of Khador. On top of that I play X-Wing miniatures, Star Trek Attack Wing, INFINITY and Malifaux. Oh, and I also have a wife and two toddlers. Needless to say, I’m a little busy. A couple of months back I was lucky enough to be invited to come and game with the Combo Smite crew. This was fortuitous for a couple of reasons. Firstly, my own local meta was dying for reasons I’d rather not get into. Secondly, the Combo Smite guys have a larger variety of forces then I was used to and more players with greater aspirations and abilities when it comes to WarmaHordes. After a few games and joining them on a podcast, the Combo Smite guys decided to take a chance and let me contribute to the site. Hopefully you’ll find my contributions worthwhile. What I intend to do in my posts on Combo Smite is to share with you my achievements (however few) and my difficulties (however many), running the gamut of painting, list design and testing as well as any tournament experiences I have. All of this will be from what I consider a “middle of the road perspective”. In addition, I’d love to address any questions you, the reader have with respect to the game we all love and anything I share here on Combo Smite. To try and organize it all, I’ll post them under the “The Quest for Mediocrity” heading so that you can read or avoid them as is your whim.
Starting things off I’d like to share a current project with you. Like most gamers, I have far more unpainted than painted models. To help address this I’ve decided to get my two (current) tournament armies painted. The lists I am using are both 50 pt Protectorate of Menoth forces designed for the 2014 Steamroller format. They are:
Intercessor Kreoss (3Kreoss, Kr3oss, Kreoss3)
Initiate Tristan Durant
Vassal of Menoth
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor
Choir of Menoth (minimum)
Exemplar Vengers (maximum)
Temple Flameguard with UA (maximum)
TOTAL: 50+5 pts
Reznik, Wrath of Ages (eReznik, Re2nik, Reznik2)
Covenant of Menoth
Choir of Menoth (minimum)
Exemplar Errant Seneshal
Exemplar Errants with UA (maximum)
Idrian Skirmishers with UA (maximum)
TOTAL: 50+4 pts
These lists have worked pretty well for me in testing though eReznik has a bit of a learning curve with respect to his large base. However, to address the stated purpose of this initial post let’s get chatting about the painting! There is a bit of overlap with the two lists (double Reckoner, choir) but there are still a lot of individual models. I’ve created a checklist to help motivate me and as I’ve said, I’ll post progress here on Combo Smite. Hopefully those two things together will force me to get the armies painted.
Like many gamers most of the models in my lists are at various stages of completeness when it comes to painting. However, to finish off my inaugural post on Combo Smite I’ll share with you some of the units I have completed. This will give you an idea of the quality of paint job I am going for, as well as my paint scheme.
High Exemplar Kreoss
I hope you enjoyed my first post and if so, know that there will be many more to come. I welcome any comments, constructive criticism or questions below.
Until next time,