Of the four armies that I picked up, the one I've focused on the most has been the House Goritsi. For those unfamiliar with the game, House Goritsi is all about vampires and werewolves, with some humans thrown in for light snacks as well. This is the one faction that I didn't purchase the starter box for because I honestly wasn't a big fan of the vampire minis. They've started to grow on me some but for now I decided to focus on the Skorza (aka the werewolves) and Ravenscar mercenaries (aka the humans or lunch).
Anyone familiar with Confrontation will recognize the style of the Skorza since CMON has several sculptors from Rackham working for them. Forming the bulk of the Goritsi army are the Skorza skirmishers which are massive werewolves. As I mentioned, I had first grabbed these minis to use for K47 but they are huge!
In Wrath of Kings they count as elite troops which means that each one of them counts as two toward your force construction so with just the basic box of minis I have the equivalent of 12 troop choices and two leaders which is the minimum for a patrol game, the smallest of the game formats.
To round the list out a little more, I grabbed a box of the Ravenscar mercs which comes with 12 troops and two leaders. Just these two boxes give me a good variety for force selection right out of the gate and is the same number of troops and leaders that all of the starter boxes come with. A bit odd for a miniatures game but it's definitely a nice change. This really is a game that you can buy the starter and literally have a most of an army right from the get go.
In addition to leaders and troops, there are also specialists to help round out the army (a pair of which are also included in the starters). The basic specialists for Goritsi are more Skorza (huzzah!!!) but this time they take the shape of an agile fighter called a scourge and a massive brute called a shield breaker.
|Skorza scourge on the left and shield breaker on the right|