I have always been a sucker for cavalry. I absolutely loved Tolkien's depiction of the Horse Lords of Rohan in Lord of the Rings. Elves, Dwarves? Not for me, Vikings on Horseback it is! This often lead me to pick factions with a focus on cavalry in video games. I swept everything before me with my Ritterbrüder cavalry in Medieval 2: TW and my heart soared everytime my artillery had weakened the enemy enough to order an all out charge with my Cuirassiers and Hussars in Empire: TW.
|Knights who don't say ni.|
Then I started Warmachine and lo and behold. My faction Khador derives from ancient Khardic horselords. Though this was not my primary concern when choosing the faction, I soon noticed I could run lots of cavalry. One unit of Uhlans and three solos. There is even Vlad's theme list which allows you to run 11 cavalry models at once. I was in the process of building this theme force when Privateer Press dropped a bomb.
|Vlad: My horse better be amazing!|
Coming out in July. What's my birthday? Oh right, July. Thanks PP. Gone are the days of envy for the Swans cavalry caster. Now what to run with him? Since whe know next to nothing about his spell list, the prudent thing would be to hold of on choices, analyze him when he comes out and then run the most competitive choices.
F**k prudent, f**k competitive! This is what I will run:
- Vladimir Tzepesci, Great Prince of Umbrey
- Full Iron Fang Uhlans
- Uhlan Kovnik Markov
- Manowar Drakhun
- Gun Carriage Battle Engine
- Min Steelhead Heavy Cavalry
- Stannis Brocker, Steelhead Commander of Ternon Crag
- Alexia Ciannor, Mistress of the Witchfire
It's the time of the horselords come again! So how much cavalry can I paint till July? And why do I not have Fenris yet?
I'm on a horse!
"But a force of Iron Fangs would also look really cool with Mr Giant-Shoulders." SHUT UP, BRAIN!