Warmachine’s Cygnar

First off I should start this post with finger pointing. Raine and Kae, you guys have created a monster!

I’ve played Warmachine a couple of times but after the first time I decided to buy a battlegroup for Warmachine (Cygnar) and Hordes (Circle of Orboros). Jacob, my husband, also got a battlegroup for both groups too (Convergence of Cyriss and Skorne). We just got our groups in yesterday so we did what any war gamer does, assemble the figures with glue. I still have glue on my finger tips today.


I have looked at several sites and Youtube videos to get inspiration on how to paint my Cygnar army. I’ve painted a Mercs army (another miniature war game) but I want to try different techniques this time.

First, the Cygnar group looks good in blue and yellow but the picture on the battlegroup box is too heavy on the blue. I took to the Privateer Press’ forum to see what others did for Cygnar. I really like Defenstrator’s paint scheme! So I will mimic a similar idea for my army.


What is a miniature without awesome effects on the base? I took a look at a post from Insider on Privateer Press to get an idea on how to take care of the base. Typically basing is the last step for me but this time I’m going to try something different. I plan on putting down the terrain first then prime everything. This should help seal in the terrain.


I also plan on adding some rust to my Cygnar army so they can have a worn look. I can’t wait to get started on painting these guys and I’m even more excited about playing with them! I hope all this works and I will post pictures throughout my process.


“They are more than willing and ready to defend themselves and their beloved kingdom from those who would crush the principles of freedom and all for which Cygnar stands.”


7 thoughts on “Warmachine’s Cygnar

  1. Kae says:

    I’m so glad that you got into WarmaHordes! I will assume responsibility for the large sums of money that you will dump into this game. I don’t know if I should say “I’m sorry” or “You’re welcome!”, because the game really is fun.

    I like that color scheme and I look forward to seeing what your final army looks like! We are hoping to play GRIND soon, and depending on our final thoughts on it will result in a fun 2 player game, or could result in both you and Raine adding some jacks to your armies πŸ˜€

    As a fellow Circle player, I must welcome you to the ranks of the druids.
    As Cryx, however, I think your blue-plated machines could make some nice wall decorations. πŸ˜‰ Love ya haha

    • Christina says:

      Lol! I love ya too, Kae. We will have many friendly battles between Cryx and Cygnar. And we can team up with Circle to annihilate the opposition! I actually do owe you and Raine thanks for introducing us into the wonderful world of WarmaHordes. πŸ˜€

  2. Raine says:

    It’s great to hear how excited you are to get started. Warmachine is a great game, and compared to other miniatures games it’s less expensive. I feel like the game is really rewarding.

    As a Cryx player, I welcome you to the battlefield so we can use your rotting corpses to make more soldiers for our army. Toruk will be pleased.

    As a Circle player, I welcome you to the order. May we strengthen our bonds on the battlefield.

  3. Christina says:

    Raine, I’m definitely getting more into Warmachine. I especially love the customization in building up my own army!

  4. ryunaito says:

    Welcome to Warmachine, more importantly welcome to the swans… ^_^

  5. ryunaito says:

    Welcome to Warmachine and to the swans…

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