So I've finally got the Empire army all ready for tournaments, so I figured I'd show it off.
Group shot of the 1+/2+ armour save brigade.
5 Standard knights with a musician. My 1+ as diverters and road block. Also handy for rushing a flank etc.
13 Inner Circle Knights with Full Command, Standard of Discipline with BSB and Archlector in tow. I've done them on 3 connecting movement trays to make them easier to move around and also so I don't be such as "slave to the movement tray" and take advantage of swift reform + Crown of Command goodness.
The "K'daai Destroyer". My Pegasus mounted Captain with charmed shield, Lance of Might and the dragonbane gem. I've got him on an ogre base which I have been able to get away with (ie what peg knights have), but for competitive play I will bluetac 2 calv bases underneath to give him the 50mmx50mm base which I believe the GW Pegasus for the Empire comes with.
The Demigriffs. I was toying with 2 units of 3, but I found that as soon as 1 died, they were useless . Also having 2 units encouraged me to be very, very aggressive with the army when my experience with Empire has shown that a more conservative approach can sometimes be more fruitful. A big unit of 5 means I can hold them back and smash into key units with plenty of grind potential. Also give me somewhere to hide the captasus.
THE SCOUTING PARTY
10 Archers with 2x5 archer detachment. No nasty surprises here. 10 to be a mage bunker, and 2x5 to go catch manglers/redirect stuff etc.
THE GUN SHOW
Ignore the bases on the crew-finishing them tonight while watching Stargate. 2 Cannons and a Hellblaster with an Engineer to keep things interesting.
Group shot of the characters.
(from left to right ignoring Captasus who was mentioned above)
BSB has the Crown of Command and Warriorbane for magic attacks
lvl1 Light mage with scroll. Magic missile ftw!
lvl4 Metal mage. A few buffs and hexes, Final Transmutation, and an answer to armour + all but guarantees me victory in a mirror match.
Engineer...wearing light armour because it COULD save his life + the Marco Columbo model has armour on.
Arch Lector (general) with Dragonhelm, Sword of Antiheroes, 4+ ward, and potion of foolishness.
So that's the army. Hope you like it. TBH I'm not a fan of the basing, but I've kept it like that because to change it would mean re-basing 150ish state troopers, 60 flagellants, 30 Great Swords etc so for the sake of my sanity I will learn to live with it!
The paint scheme is consistant with my original Empire paint scheme (purple and white that very quickly evolved to black and purple!), but being more knight heavy with the new book I've evolved it to be more like the Blazing Suns, just swapping the yellow for purple.
Now to get in a few test games and get some battle reports prepared.