Wednesday 15 April 2015

Men from Mars

Hello everyone,

With a new blog go new models. Games Workshop just released the wonderful Skitarii range. The men from Mars. Or post-humans as Games Workshop likes to refer to them. I immediately got some great ideas. Ever since the rules allow to combine armies so that they can form awesome and unique combinations I have been playing with the idea of finally getting detachments of all the things that I find very attractive models and just give them a bit of body so they can be fielded next to another of such detachments to form one great looking army.

I must say I am generally a very friendly player, I rather field an army that I think looks good or has fun units in it than it being really strong and able to table my opponent in three turns. This does mean however that I lose most of my games. I don't really care so much about that as long as I get to kill at least something. If something weird happens during the game no matter if it is my own units blowing up I am generally already very pleased about the game because it will make for a nice little story. It's more about having fun than anything else really.

With that said I noticed how strong the Skitarii were and that usually turns it off for me a bit. But I love the 40k universe and the imperium most of all so I decided I would allow myself to have some stronger things for once. After all it would only be a detachment and so it would probably give my normal forces a bit of a back up.

One of the ideas I've been playing with are the vostroyans and I know pretty much nothing about Astra Militarum.

So I mainly just stuffed together what I like in one army and I choose one unit that I think will make a nice transition with the Adeptus Mechanicum. So the Skitarii actually came at the right time to combine the two. But before I get ahead of myself I first want to finish some Skitarii. I already built the first five rangers and am about to start painting them.

I hope you like them and as always will tell me what you think.


  1. Nice looking minis and thanks for the introduction. Those little antennae on their backpacks look like rests for their huge muskets. :D

    1. Thank you. I like the large guns. they seem powerful and I bet they are!

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