So, carrying on with the JML, i know I've skipped the 25pts mark but il go back to it!
But tonight id like to talk about Unit Fillers. Oh and also an opportunity to show off my new unit of Brigands for 35pts JML.
Firstly, unit fillers. For those not familiar with Unit Fillers, they are exactly what they sound like. They are mainly seen in Warhammer Fantasy, and are mainly ways to reduce the need to paint dozens of models and/or if you need volume of miniatures but for a cheap price.
Now, the trick to unit fillers is trying to make it look natural to the main unit and fit in nicely.
As you can imagine, this is a lot easier in Warhammer Fantasy where a unit filler for Lizardmen could be an overgrown rock, or a row of grounded spikes for a spearman unit. This works well as the rank and file nature of the game can lead to some amazing dioramas wishing units and adds to the overall feel of the game.
Now, trying to transfer that same feeling into a skirmish game is a lot difficult, and even as I write this, I'm not 100% sure I'm 100% happy with my unit fillers.
The reasoning behind my use of unit fillers is because I'm too poor to afford the extra models to make a unit, and the fact I broke one by accident because I a rage fit trying to glue one together and promptly threw it across the room.
Here they are below.
They are nothing too flashy, just some barricaded/crates. Well the paint job on the units isn't anything too flashy, took me less than 4 hours to finish the unit as time wise restricted between work and uni!
More photo porn
Things To Think About:
(1) Are unit fillers acceptable? When does having loads of unit fillers look silly?
(2) Unit fillers wouldn't be accepted in official tournaments. Well DERRRRP