Category Archives: Fyreslayers

Fyreslayers: Vulkite Berzerkers (twin axe, round 2)

Back to the basic building blocks of a Fyreslayers army, here’s another set of Vulkite Berzerkers with twin axes. They can either be played as a separate group or as part of a larger mob.

Vulkite Berzerkers with twin axe (first group)

The army construction rules actually say that you can have as many horns as you like. One out of ten still feels reasonable.

Vulkite Berzerkers with twin axe (second group)

This set is pretty much the same as the first batch. Gotta crank ’em out.

Vulkite Berzerkers with twin axe (third group)

Fyreslayers: Grimwrath Berzerker

The Grimwrath Berzerker gets the same slate chip base as other characters to give him a bit of separation from the rank and file dwarves that he may be hanging out with. I wasn’t feeling very adventurous with the hair, so the rest of the paint scheme is pretty pedestrian.

Grimwrath Berzerker

In game I love this guy. He gets to attack twice if he kills enough and rolls well enough the first time. The only problem is that he tends to clear the models around him, so I have a hard time consolidating into more enemies.

Fyreslayers: Vulkite Berzerkers

After a pile of heroes, all that’s left in the Start Collecting box is a unit of 10 Vulkite Berzerkers, the Fyreslayers battleline basic troops.

There are a couple of weapon options: twin axes, axe and shield, and pick and shield. I decided to start out with the twin axes. They’re nice dynamic poses, but unfortunately take a bunch of space in the case. I intend to build at least two units of these guys, so I’ll probably go with pick and shield for the other one. Annoyingly (for a mostly small-model count gamer) the Vulkites have a special rule where they get more resilient the larger the unit. So there are probably lots of these dudes in my future.

Unlike the heroes, the infantry just get a few small slate chips on the bases, with Astrogranite Debris filling in the rest.

 

Vulkite Berzerkers (group)

Fyreslayers: Runesmiter

Rounding out the Start Collecting heroes is the Runesmiter.

Runesmiter

Like the Runeson, I decided to skip magnetizing the mount point for putting the Runesmiter on a Magmadroth.

All my Fyreslayer heroes are getting slate platforms to stand on. Regular infantry will get a few chips, so this helps to make the heroes stand out a bit.

Each of the heroes has also gotten their own mohawk pattern. The Runefather was all pale, the Runeson got stripes. The Runesmiter gets a fade. Regular infantry will get simpler styles.