Oh man, a project after my own heart! Arty, men, more men, and more men. "When in doubt, throw more men at it."
That's the kind of Krieg army I've been building myself over time since 2019.
My major advice right up front is:
-Make sure any exposed skin (if you choose too, like ogryns or some scenic modeling/kitbash) is palid/greyish. Our lads don't get enough sunshine and OJ, and way too much fallout/ruined ecosystem, so they're not healthy looking like their less devout normal guardsman peers!
-Beware Heavy Weapon teams: You'll want a lot of patience for these, it's basically a fact of life that whatever weapon kit they are/have (except the mortar) will be pretty warped resin-wise.
-Deathriders: Are some of the coolest 40k models in existence, pretty painless to work with too. I suggest leaving the lances unglued, whether just resting loose in their hands with the haft on their base, on in their lance-holder on their saddles. I snapped a few hands/arms off through sheer clumsiness with them super-glued, and it makes transporting them for play WAY simpler and less enraging.
Also, for the love of all that is holy, BE CAREFUL with the reigns. They are way, way, way more fragile than they seem, and I've had a few crack just by carelessly picking up the model by the mount's head, squeezing the reigns ever so slightly.
Kits/combos I suggest:
-Static arty: Any of the kits! For sanity's sake I'd advise avoiding the quad-launcher and earthshaker carriage, they're both another huge effort in patience, but gorgeous enough to warrant it if you do want to take the plunge. I myself went with just heavy mortars that I play as "airburst mortars" using the quad launcher rules and points if I feel like it, and medusa carriages as themselves or earthshaker carriages in the same space of using as either. In both cases, it's just because the kits are easier, and less likely to break from even slight carelessness while on a tabletop.
-Make sure you have a drill for your engis! May not be the best in tabletop, but they're hella thematic, good looking, and fun <3
-Storm Grenadiers + Krieg storm Chimeras is another combo that's thematic, fun, and good looking! The Centaurs are nice too, but I've found those kits to have the old FW
stigma still. IE, a bit kludgy quality-wise. Panels hella-warped, etc...
I'm eagerly, and cautiously, awaiting Krieg's big revival GW
had promised in the Imperial Armor compendium, so we'll have to see where everything goes. I can't wait to see more from you too, you're doing an absolute bang-up job on the lads so far! They're too small for my dumb hands to get the detail level you are, so keep up the amazing work you're doing for our somber lads!
Edited by Dark Legionnare, 17 October 2020 - 12:15 AM.