Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Fun oldhammer/pulp army - Kallistra PYGMIES!!
Today I got a cool package from the UK, my Kallistra Pygmies arrived!
Somehow 2014 has become the year of jungle gaming for me for whatever reason. I have decided to revisit my old school rogue trader era Catachan army, I'm working on a lizardmen army and sort of as part of that project I decided to pick up a reasonably sized pygmy army.
That roughly 140 pygmies, roughly a unit with blow guns, a unit with hand weapons and shields and a couple units with spears and shields. I have a couple of palm tree catapults and about 16 boar riding pygmies.
To give an idea of size here is a GW fig. Honestly these guys could work as large sized 15mm figs (maybe ogre sized or some giant sized jungle warriors).
I am aware these figs are a little non-PC, but they are a fantasy range and did not acquire them in that spirit nor do I really see them like that. I honestly really love them, they have so much character! I can hardly wait to get them based and painted.
I'm a little on the fence about how to base them. I think I'm going to avoid basing them on square bases and instead base them on pennies. I'll then make square movement trays for them if I want to field them in blocks.
They'll probably see more play in Song of Blades and Heroes, etc. than in WHFB games, granted I don't see myself fielding 150 of these guys in any SBH games ... EVER ... but I wanted to have the option of using them in WFHB, Kings of War, Armies of Arcana, etc.