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Navigating the Challenges of AoO: Impacts on the LoV

Hey there, fellow Arc40k players! As someone who's been playing the game for a while now, I know how crucial it is to be prepared and flexible. With updates like Chapter Approved, Field Manuals, and Balance Sheets dropping regularly, it's important to be ready to adapt to changes.

In my second article in this series, I talked about how important it is to keep your army list flexible, in case of new rules or play testing changes. Well, I recently found myself in faced with that situation when the new Arcs of Omen were released, and my well-balanced army was no longer legal.


I had a tough time figuring out which units to cut to make room for the new additions and higher point values. I had already completed a few units, like Hearthkyn Warriors, a Sagitaur, and Einhyr HearthGuard - plus I had made progress building and base coating Brokhyr Thunderkyn and Hernkyn Pioneers - I had to make some tough choices.


I also wanted to share my progress with you all on completing my army. In adjusting the list I decided to include on the units already built and painted, this would save extra time and effort.


The whole army - after the AoO update - 12 models to paint.

So, after taking the tough choice of dropping the Land Fortress from my original plans I added a third unit of Hearthkyn Warriors, which fulfilled the required three compulsory choice of Troops to comply with the Arcs of Omens Detachment rules. I already had a unit of them built and ready to paint, and I also added the original Einhyr Champion from the Army Box, who was already built and primed.


This left me with two characters and a unit of 10 to paint to complete the army, all of which were already built.


My progress has been great so far, with the second unit of Hearthkyn Warriors already completed, and the third unit expected to follow suit. Painting the Brokhyr Thunderkyn was a bit different, as a large part of their Void Armour was the exosuit's frames, which I did in NMM metal with a light source from the Conversion Beamers. The armour panels were done in the same darker style as the Einhyr HearthGuard.




I also completed the Hernkyn Pioneers, using the same dark vehicle armor colors as the Sagitaur, with small hints of armor color from the Hearthkyn Warriors. The magna-coils on the Pioneers created a glow that I reflected onto the base. Overall, I'm very happy with the direction my army project is going, especially after the Arcs of Omen update.



With only twelve models left to complete, I might even have time to create a display base!


How's your army project coming along? Let's chat about it in the comments of the Facebook posts or share on instagram with #arcArmychallenge


 

Here’s look at some of these completed units in situation on my display board that I’ll be sharing in the next article as I push towards the end of the project and prepare to travel to Arc40k…




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