Last month I posted pictures of my Vengeance Weapon Batteries along with a wishy-washy follow-on debating the merits of painting the other two in the set. Well, the completionist in me ultimately won out and I opted to paint the other two.
I opted to paint these in a different, but hopefully complimentary scheme so I can distinguish them on the battlefield. Not that there’s any real point in the rules at this point, but I’d prefer not to repaint them again in the future should the need arise, so I just went ahead and did it. The only difference in this scheme is that I painted the little houses (sarcophagi?) around the skeletons in red instead of yellow–everything else is functionally identical (although I did paint the giant skulls more cleanly as well).
I apologize that I never seemed to take some proper photos of these, but I did snap a quick shot with my camera-phone, so hopefully those will do for now. The good thing is that it at least shows a good comparison of the two.
It’s not clear to me which color scheme I prefer. Granted, they’re not all that different, but there’s definitely enough to be able to tell. I find that the red ones look much better with the battle cannons on them, while the yellow ones look better with the punisher cannons. The scheme is basic enough that they’re interchangeable, but I do prefer them that way. Other than that, I don’t know that I really have a preference. I suspect that in general use, I’ll use the yellow ones as they look better with my army, but I do prefer the battle cannons, so maybe I’ll use the red ones?
With that in mind, it doesn’t look like it really matters which I use as both have minor cosmetic benefits. Which do you prefer? (and no fair saying that they’re both too bold and primary).