My Kurnoth Hunters with great swords are now complete. I’ve played a few Path to Glory campaign games with these models and they hit like a brick wall. They are super durable as well (well, not so against Ironjaws). I played a Sylvaneth versus Sylvaneth game and my Treelord engaged a single Kurnoth Hunter in combat. Well, I came out on top only because I had seven more wounds and cast regrowth to heal lost wounds. These models are fun to play with and are gorgeous to paint.
There was a bit of surprise when I entered Kurnoth Hunters with great swords into the campaign. The go to weapons are the bows, which is understandable. Sylvaneth do not have many too many ranged options. The options are the two types of Treelords, Durthu, Drycha, Alareille and Kurnoth Hunters. The range for Kurnoth Hunters is thirty inches so it seems like a no brainer. I’m never one to go with convention at times. The swords look cool so swords it is.
WIth my Sylvaneth versus Sylvaneth match my opponent painted his swords red. One staff joked that we were playing a Jedi versus Sith game. The Jedi prevailed that round. I focused my shooting into his Kurnoth Hunters enough to force him to retreat for line of sight blocking cover. I knew how hard they would hit if they charged me full health.
There’s a close up of the chest cavity. I used Rakarth Flesh then white. I applied Gulliman Blue galze, dry brushed white and added some white highlight. The fungus was painted with Scab Red with a Squig Orange highlight. I used Agrax Earthshade for the wash and highlighted with Elf Flesh.
That’s a close up of the back. Games Workshop put a lot of work into the detail on these models. Like I said, they are gorgeous to work with and paint. I applied a wet highlight of Graveyard Earth and Rakarth Flesh on the external roots. I wanted them to pop out a bit more and drybrushing was not accomplishing that for me.
I’m having fun with photo editing. Photography was a bit of a dread before I had a decent camera and a light box. As time allows I will update old posts with better quality photos.
Rory at Stepping Between Games has started #Squaduary. We are encouraged to assemble a squad and paint it to completion. I’ve pledged a unit of Tree Revenants and a unit of Kurnoth Hunters (not this unit). Check his site out. I encourage you to participate. Rory has been blogging for a while so explore his site while you’re at it. He was one of my first followers and I thank him for sticking with me this long.
My Sylvaneth have made Issue #10 of the Golden D6 magazine. There are a few model showcases in the issue so be sure to check it out. It’s an honour to make it. Thanks to Thor at Creative Twilight for choosing my Sylvaneth.
Thanks for reading.