Ok, with some good advice in my back and having regained my hope of maybe winning a game every once and a while I sense that it's time to lay the foundation to my winning spree (well you gotta have some faith )! As I mentioned in my last thread I've played Warmachine for about a year now and have lost close to all games this far. All this loosing made me wonder if it was just me being a crappy player or if a poorly compositioned miniature selection could have anything to do with it as well. I posted a tread about it and luckily most people agreed about my shortcomings being the most probable cause for me getting my butt constantly kicked . One of the advice was to choose a "base army" which is what this thread is all about. Another was that pIrusk, due to my miniature-collection, probably is my best bet (of those casters that I already got, others suggested buying Vlad), something I agree with (though whether my opinion mattes might be up to debate ).
The idea is to go with what I already got in my miniature collection. So, I made the following base list for a 35p (it's the most common size in my meta) game which leaves me with 9 pts to go wild with! Any feedback, advice or random thoughts are more than welcome!
War Dog +1
Spriggan +10 --> [toolbox, nice melee punch, target for superiority]
Great Bears +5 --> [they are the bears, 'nuff said!]
Widowmakers +4 --> [seems like a good thing with some ranged support for a generally slow army]
Kell +2 --> [I prefer Kell over the Marksman since he can easily be given stealth, have magic weapon and he can shoot twice! Sure he deals a little less dmg but I'll probably use snipe most of the time anyway...]
Iron Fang Pikemen (full) + UA +10 --> [battle lust/iron flesh anyone?]
So that would be the base army and some thoughts of why they are in my list. Any thoughts this far? Please do feel free to share them with me! Next are the other minis I have to choose from:
Drago --> [got it cheap from a friend and someday I will go for a Vlad zerker-list, I just have to!]
Kayazy Assassins (full) + UA --> [these will probably be a frequent element in my army, iron fleshed Kayazys are beautiful]
Assault Kommandos (min) + 1 Flame thrower --> [will probably be gathering a lot of dust]
Kossites --> [I love the minis and the idea, someday I'll figure out how to use these properly!]
2xWGI Mortar --> [I had this idea for an eIrusk list, but I couldn't handle it when it hit the table, but they'll surely be useful someday]
Kovnik Joe --> [same as the Mortars, and a modest start on a WGI deathstar ]
So what do you guys think? Would that be a good base army? If not, considering my miniature selection, what would you do different and why? What would you add and when/why?
And as I said before, please feel free to comment, any feedback are more than welcome!