This.. took a little bit, and it's really not perfect. But I'm very glad it's done. I've had this sucker built for well over a year (incidentally, that page is the one that still gets all the hits).
I had to paint it in sub-assemblies: the Stormvermin carrying the litter, the litter itself, and the Warlord.
The Stormvermin, particularly, were a pain to do: I had to glue them all to the base before priming: it was hard enough lining everything up without having to worry about paint jobs.
Fun fact: this will be the only Skaven character I haven't stacked on top of some cork or slate. I'd have loved to, but it's already deliberately Very Tall and pinning all of these suckers through it would have been a nightmare.
I'm pleased with the Warlord. He's not as sharp looking as the other one I did, but he's definitely good enough. He's basically the same model: Stormvermin body with the Fangleader head. He's got a regular shield (which is a shame, yesterday I found another one of the same shield I used on the other one... though if I'm realistic it probably wouldn't have fit). I gave him Warlord Spinetail's sword because he'll always have some sort of magic weapon on him, and the model should reflect that somehow.
Because that didn't feel like enough, I also gave him a whip.
I'm so-so on the banner. The dags on the front look fine. The ones on the back, not quite as much. The circle looks sharp, and the rune looks good. Overall, though, I feel like there needs to be more on there, though. Banners are a weak spot for me... I've got several that I'm still putting off doing.
Since building this sucker, I've gone back and forth on actually using it. I like to keep my characters cheapish, and I've debated whether or not I think I get my points' worth for it. I've finally decided that I do.
For the cost of 5 Stormvermin, it:
- Functions like 4 Stormvermin... that, if it comes up, participate in his challenge. This also means that everything else comes at the cost of a single Stormvermin.
- Gives him +1 Sv. I like him being harder to kill.
- Makes him take up four spaces. This is nice, because I like to put him in my block of Stormvermin, which I keep deliberately small for Watchtower scenarios. It also does very interesting things in terms of character placement in his unit. If I drop a caster in the Stormvermin unit with him, the caster cannot go in the front rank. That's neat.