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Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:25 am

Following SH2, my fledgling Ker-Ys collection will be getting a bit of a boost. This is what I've got/ordered already (apologies for any missing diacritics):

Hedroc (war-chain)
Annik (falchion)
Kernour
10 Ax-Drune
5 Brutes

Carrowek (ax)
Mawdred (banner)
Jowan (whip)
3 Drune Hounds
3 Goad-Drune
10 Bow-Drune

Slurping Zethag

Crom (glaive)
10 Ax-Drune
Meat Hulk

From SH2 I intend to get:

Annik (bow)
10 Rogue-Drune
3 Brute Corrupters

Hedroc (Sickle)
Gondard
3 Nithings
10 Shadow-Drune
3 Hound Aberrant

Brugg (thank you Goat-Eater deal :D )

I also plan to get:

Crom (2 ax)
Annik (sickle)
Mawdred (ax-falcion)
Kernour (alt w/dagger)
Jowan (2 ax)
Rose (Saairen)
Kerazek

Yes, I know that's a lot of nobles, but the miniatures/art are too good not to have them in my collection.

My current thinking is a couple of Battle-Drune commanders (take my pick of the equipment ;) ), a Seer-Drune and a Harvest-Drune. Get the Ax-Drune units in there and the Brutes (cause they are what convinced me to start Ker-Ys), then I'm a bit stuck due to the sheer range of options I have.

Is there anything I'm very obviously missing to be able to make a fun muster with the above collection? Any 'must haves' I've not got yet? I know I've not got the Sword-Melusine host yet; I saw occasional comments about a potential resculpt for this unit, is it worth waiting?

(there's likely to be similar posts for my other kindred soon - just warning you!)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby deadlydeceiver » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:25 pm

Looks solid to me and versatile enough to have fun list building, while still following a clear concept.

I mean you got Druc and the Hound-Aberrants for some variety. As it seems you're not eager to include Abhorrents or the beasties, the only thing I miss in your concept would be Carrowek for big games.
He's a beast!

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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:57 pm

Thanks!

I definitely prefer the look of the Brutes to the Aberrants, purely aesthetic choice that!

On the larger beasts, I'm holding out for the crab clawed vivicoct :)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby deadlydeceiver » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:58 pm

Oh yeah, Conjunct XIX is at the top of my list too.
With the KS-price set at 54 I'm sure it'll be huge once it's produced....
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Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:19 am

It'll make a very nice centrepiece for my Ker-Ys in that case :)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:53 am

Upon finalising my SH2 pledge, I noticed I do indeed have Carrowek on order... so that's that one sorted! ;)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:06 pm

So, given my realignment towards Skirmish level games (at least for now):

Battle-Drune (war chain) 73 - common
10 Ax-Drune (command) 170 - mainstay
5 Shadow-Drune (champion) 105 - uncommon

Death-Brute 146 - uncommon
3 Brutes (champion) 174 - mainstay
2 Brute Corrupters 114 - mainstay

Harvest-Drune 130 - uncommon (2) (had to fit Zethag in!)
7 Bow Drunes (champion) 87 - common

999
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:57 am

As I've worked out what I have (and what I have ordered), it has become clear I am fast approaching 2000gc for all three of my kindred. I've worked out a Ker-Ys host almost purely based on what miniatures I have in hand now (need a Zethag!):

Carrowek (Unique + Rare)
Ax-Drune x10 - full command (Mainstay)
Goad-Drune x3 - champion (Uncommon)
Meat-Hulk (Bound)
Harvest-Drune (Uncommon 2)
Battle-Drune - Banner (Common)

Death-Brute (Uncommon)
Brutes x3 - champion (Mainstay)
Brutes x2 - great-club (Mainstay)

Seer-Drune - Bursting Flesh, Blind (Uncommon)
Bow-Drune x10 - champion (common)

Battle-Drune - chain (Common)
Ax-Drune x10 - full command (Mainstay)

I then have some gold left over, so for now it'll pay for a Falchion-Annik or a Glaive-Crom to bolster Carrowek's command.

As with my other kindred, I've worked out a 499gc list to help learn the game. Here's my Ker-Ys encounter host:

Battle-Drune (Common)
Ax-Drune x10 - full command (Mainstay)
Brutes x2 (Uncommon)

Seer-Drune - Bursting Flesh (Uncommon)
Bow-Drune x5 (Common)

This gives a little bit of most things to get practicing with.
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:32 am

As you might have seen from my Albainn or Érainn posts - I'm taking a 499-1500 escalation approach to DL now. Here are my Ker-Ys lists:

499
Battle-Drune (C)
10 Ax-Drune (M) - full command
3 Brutes (U)

Seer-Drune (U) - Blades of Kernous, Blind
7 Bow-Drune (C) - champion

999
Battle-Drune (C)
Battle-Drune (C) - Banner
Harvest-Drune (U2)
10 Ax-Drune (M) - full command

Death-Brute (U)
3 Brutes (M) - champion
3 Brutes (M) - great weapons, champion

Seer-Drune (U) - Blades of Kernous, Blind, Bursting Flesh
10 Bow-Drune (C) - champion

1500
Battle-Drune (C)
Battle-Drune (C) - Banner
Harvest-Drune (U2)
10 Ax-Drune (M) - full command
1 Goad-Drune (U) - champion
Meat Hulk (Bound)

Death-Brute (U)
3 Brutes (M) - champion
1 Brute Corrupter (Bound)
3 Brutes (M) - great weapons, champion
1 Brute Corrupter (Bound)

Seer-Drune (U) - Blades of Kernous, Bursting Flesh
10 Bow-Drune (C) - champion
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Rob Lane » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 am

I'd be tempted to add at least two more Goad-Drunes to the 1,500 gold list, to ensure the Meat-Hulk does what he's told, but other than that, looking good.

The Corruptors are amazing, glad to see those slotting in!

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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:47 pm

Seeing as my other kindred got bumped up to 2000 gold it's only right that I do the same to my Kernowek! After Alix arrived I knew I wanted to fit her into the list somehow, so with some Uncommon jiggerypokery (always Uncommon causing me trouble!) I have the following:

Battle-Drune (C)
Battle-Drune (C) Banner
Harvest-Drune (U2)
10 Ax-Drunes (M)

Death-Brute (U)
3 Brutes (M)
2 Brute Corrupters (bound)
3 Brutes (M) great weapons
1 Brute Corrupter (bound)

Battle-Drune (C) bow
10 Bow-Drunes (C)

Battle-Drune (C) Hound Master
3 Drune-Hounds (bound)
10 Ax-Drunes (M)
3 Goad-Drunes (U)
3 Hound-Aberrants (bound)

Alix of Carn Bran (U2+Unique)
Meat Hulk (bound)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:08 pm

My final Kindred to get the new list treatment following the new muster rules - here's my 2000gold list:

War-Drune (U)
10 Ax-Drune (M)
6 Shadow-Drune (C) bows, champ
4 Goad Drunes (U) champ
Meat-Hulk (bound)

Host Command
Battle-Drune (C) banner
Battle-Drune (C) falchion (pretend host champion)
Seer-Drune (U) Blind, Sweet Corruption, Blades...

Death-Brute (U)
3 Brutes (M)
2 Brute-Corrupters (bound)
3 Brutes (M) great clubs
1 Brute-Corrupter (bound) champ

Harvest-Drune (U)
10 Ax-Drune (M) veteran
10 Bow-Drune (C) champ

I'm quite happy with this (presuming I've not messed up) - it's got a monster, lots of Brutes and Zethag; all my favourites!
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Rob Lane » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:14 pm

Hi Alex

Yeah, that looks all right. As you say, a good mix of stuff!

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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 pm

Cheers Rob, now I've wrapped my head round the new muster rules for all three of my existing kindred it's time to pick my fourth I think! ;)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Alex (ÉgB) » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:32 am

Like my other kindred, working at 2500 gold list level for added monstrous fun. Here's my Kernowek list:

Carrowek
10 Ax-Drune - veteran, full command
8 Shadow-Drune
3 Goad-Drune
Meat-Hulk (bound)

Host Command:
Battle-Drune - banner
Seer-Drune - blades of the horned god, blind, sweet corruption
Battle-Drune - falchion (instead of a host champion :) )

Death-Brute
4 Brutes
2 Brute-Corrupters (bound)
4 Brutes - great clubs
1 Brute-Corrupter (bound)

Harvest-Drune
10 Ax-Drune - veteran, full command
10 Bow-Drune

Alix
Baedubera

Comes to 2499 gold.

When the Baedubera was funded in the last KS I knew it'd be a perfect companion for Alix (that and the other bears I have from MM are superb so who wouldn't want more?)
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Re: Ker-Ys Collection

Postby Rob Lane » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:01 pm

An interesting host, plenty of fightiness in there plus a bit of sneakiness. I like it! Alix and the bear are a perfect touch.

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