A Sabre Tooth Tiger? In Lustria?
Time for an update to the Slann army project. With the August Oldhammer 2014 meetup fast approaching I really need to literally get the lead out and get cracking on more units for the Slann army. So far I am locked into Eagle Warriors, Warrior Priests, Lizardmen, Jungle Braves, Human Slaves and a Spawn Bands unit, so lots of work is pending. Add to this some character models and cavalry and also some of my favorite troop types in any army list, animal handlers.
You can have up to 4 handlers who can control 2 – 6 animals. In 3rd Ed. missile hits on the unit are randomised so if a handler gets killed and there aren’t enough handlers to control the animals, the excess of animals gets lost. A ratio or 1 handler to 4 animals is about the sweet spot. Options for the animals are excellent in the Slann list with access to some very nasty beasties indeed. Even the cold one warhounds at the lower end of the spectrum deserve respect. Spiders and Scorpions are nasty options but my heart belongs to the Sabre Tooth Tigers.
“The Favorite” is what we call our cutest feline at home, stuff you could never get away with with children gets great mileage with cats.
So today I present for you the first pair of Pan Tangian Tigers which I think you will agree make for some nice looking Sabre-Toothed Tigers. No idea of who sculpted these but the are some righteous cats. I will add in some more tigers to this unit at a later time to bulk them up to at least 8 models. You will note that one of them is painted in the livery of Battle Cat from He-Man (crossover with the Mastorks of the Ooniverse project right there 😉 )…
…and one in the livery of the Pink Panther…
So we end up with this:
So expect more celebrity cats on this journey, requests will be taken seriously. 😉