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Feora, protector of the flame

My history with War Machine was a short one. I picked up an army, played a few games, and decided it wasn’t for me.

One of the few models remaining is this war caster whose name I had to look up before filling in the title for this article.

From memory this is a two-part metal figure with the flame base as the third part. An impressive model and one that was fun to paint up. The official colours for her faction are white and purple, but I preferred to use green as a contrast to the flames.

I gave her main weapon a glowing metal effect which I think turned out better than it seemed as I was painting it.

I have maybe 2 more War Machine models in my collection. I liked the range and the sculpts, but their manufacture is something out of the 1990s. A lot of the metal figures have fiddly small parts that must be pinned to assemble well – one figure I bought and immediately gave away featured an outstretched arm in three pieces. No thanks.

Other models make you join resin and metal pieces together – an exercise in futility. Blended models belong firmly in the past, in my opinion. Perhaps they have changed in recent years, but I notice their games slipped out of ICv2‘s industry sales charts a while back, and have yet to return.

10 comments on “Feora, protector of the flame

  1. theimperfectmodeller
    August 15, 2020

    Very nice figure. Can’t say I have experienced blended models and from what you have said about them I rather hope I don’t!

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  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    August 15, 2020

    Nicely painted! 🙂 In my dabbling with Warmachine, her faction (Protectorate of Menoth) was not one that I bothered with, but you’ve painted her very nicely with those colours! I enjoyed Warmachine until they got to version 2.0 or whatever it was and changed all the points and “rationalised” the abilities of game units. I quite liked the minis, but remember having to increasingly pin more and more of them!

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    • davekay
      August 15, 2020

      At one point I was going to collect a Convergence of Cyriss army but I cancelled the idea after buying one caster model and seeing how terrible it would be to assemble!

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  3. Kuribo
    August 16, 2020

    Ugh, I hate pinning miniatures and the thought of having to deal with both resin and metal all at once is the stuff of nightmares. You did a great job painting and finishing this model. I think some of us might have given up halfway through!

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    • davekay
      August 16, 2020

      Luckily this is one of their better ones, and only comes in three pieces, including the base!

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  4. Pete S/ SP
    August 16, 2020

    Very nice- I like the base.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    • davekay
      August 16, 2020

      thanks Pete, the base is probably my favourite part of the model!

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  5. Argentbadger
    August 17, 2020

    Nice painting.

    I wish that some company out there could combine the quality of rules from Privateer Press and the quality of miniatures from Games Workshop, but until that day arrives I always feel like you have to pick your preference.

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