For those unaware, the Highlander rules work as follows :
- You may not select any choice from the army list more than once.
- The force organisation is split into three tiers, each of 1 HQ, 1 Elites, 2 Troops, 1 Fast Attack and 1 Heavy Support. You must fill the first tier before accessing the second, and you must fill the second to access the third tier.
So I've drafted up the following list :
Haemonculus (65) - Shattershard.
4 Kabalite Trueborn (108) - 4 Blasters, in Venom (65) - 2 Splinter Cannons.
10 Kabalite Warriors (105) - Shredder, Splinter Cannon.
9 Wyches (158) - Hydra Gauntlets, Haywire Grenades. Hekatrix w/Agoniser, Phantasm Grenade Launcher, in Raider (75) - Enhanced Aethersails, Flickerfield.
5 Scourges (134) - 2 Heat Lances.
Ravager (115) - Flickerfield.
Razorwing Jetfighter (175) - Splinter Cannon, 2 Shatterfield Missiles, Flickerfield.
My main objective for selecting units was to mostly stick to models I already had and would also use in larger points games as well. The Razorwing Jetfighter is probably the exception, normally I would just use Ravagers, but I like the model for it so I bought one anyway.
I have four weeks to get the army assembled and painted for the event. I've learned several things so far. Firstly, the missiles from the Razorwing Jetfighter are rather pointy, and I stabbed myself with them multiple times when scraping off the mould lines. The Raider instructions come with a very long set of instructions, so when I opened it up, my first thought was short and inappropriate for publication. The hangers on that come as part of the Venom kit could be used as extra Wyches instead. The same goes for the ones on the Raider as Kabalite Warriors/Trueborn. Finally, I paint a lot of blue armies.
SkibbCon is not intended as a WAAC event anyway, so I'm not too worried about bringing an army I have never used before. The event is held in a hostel in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The Skibb Wargamers book out the hostel for the weekend, so for your entry fee you get your accommodation and breakfast as well, and a weekend of drinking and general nerd activities. It is in it's third year, I've never been before but have heard nothing but good things about the previous two events. Should be good fun.