Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The Road to Gencon Part 2B - Praesentia Force Composition

By Maurice

Hello, Maurice here.  

I’m going to run the mysterious Praesentia for this project.  I hope I can hit all my deadlines, and I hope you enjoy following along. 

When I was deciding on a faction for Critical Mass, I knew I wanted something alien (I have so many human 15mm figs to paint for other games, I needed something different).  ARC Fleet was too human.  Protolenes were already taken, and Kaamdos just didn’t strike me.  That left the Praesentia. 

Hello, Maurice here.  I’m going to run the mysterious Praesentia for this project.  I hope I can hit all my deadlines, and I hope you enjoy following along. 

When I was deciding on a faction for Critical Mass, I knew I wanted something alien (I have so many human 15mm figs to paint for other games, I needed something different).  ARC Fleet was too human.  Protolenes were already taken, and Kaamdos just didn’t strike me.  That left the Praesentia. 

(Photo credit to CMG, hosted earlier on Dropship Horizon)

Now, the Praesentia are apparently an ancient race of ETs that use the ancient arts of The Way, The Path and The Balance in combat.  Of course their legions of subjugated robots help as well.  The Praesentia army is rather unique, with only a few actual Praesentia (pictured above), surrounded by various specialist robots and drones.  They also make extensive use of teleportation. 

So, where to start?  I initially picked up a Battleforce, which contains a Praesentia Command Trinary, the commanders of the force, two units of Enlightened robots with Trinary command, 3 Guardian drones and 3 Sentinel Drones.  Since then, I’ve added a unit of Phase Shifters (teleporting close-assault robots) and two of the heavy Hyperion Drones. 

Taking weapons add-ons, orbital strike, comms and other additional costs into account, that gives me something close to 1,500  points.  Now to get it painted and on the table!  
(Photo credit to CMG, hosted earlier on Dropship Horizon)

Now, the Praesentia are apparently an ancient race of ETs that use the ancient arts of The Way, The Path and The Balance in combat.  Of course their legions of subjugated robots help as well.  The Praesentia army is rather unique, with only a few actual Praesentia (pictured above), surrounded by various specialist robots and drones.  They also make extensive use of teleportation. 

So, where to start?  I initially picked up a Battleforce, which contains a Praesentia Command Trinary, the commanders of the force, two units of Enlightened robots with Trinary command, 3 Guardian drones and 3 Sentinel Drones.  Since then, I’ve added a unit of Phase Shifters (teleporting close-assault robots) and two of the heavy Hyperion Drones. 


Taking weapons add-ons, orbital strike, comms and other additional costs into account, that gives me something close to 1,500  points.  Now to get it painted and on the table!  

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