Here is what comes in the Battalion Box:
20 State Troops
Bought Separately, this would run you $150.50. As a set, it costs $115.
Recommended Paint Options (around $4 apiece):
Blood Red or Scab Red
- You will need to purchase a General. The plastic kit is the best value for $26.50 since you will get enough pieces to create two characters, one mounted and one on foot
- You should look at long range support. This can take the form of fast cavalry units, artillery pieces, or wizards. All are good options but reward different playing styles
- Bulk out the army with another Battalion Box. This will give you the option to use the horde rule and take advantage of attachments as well.
The Empire is not as tough, fast, or hitty as other armies. It focuses on teamwork and tactics over brute force. I have found that the army works best with lots of different units supporting one another on the field. If you get too specialized, chances are that another opponent will out-specialize you and your efforts will be wasted. Also, invest in a good army transport for your figures. This army has a lot of little, fragile pieces that do not respond well to rough handling. Also, buy some regiment bases and movement trays so that you can model the troops standing together. As the army grows in size it will be more difficult to move them around the table if they are all on individual bases.