One of the most fun miniature games i have played is Warmachine & Hordes by Privateer Press (privateerpress.com). The model count is low, therefore the cost to get into the game is low as well. For around a 100 dollar investment, two players can each get a battle box, or split one of the two player battle boxes and have a playable army (after it is put together of course). The rules in the quick start guide are easy to understand and the models come with cards that help you keep track of their abilities and damage. Once you have put together your army, you can be playing in no time. At the store we host leagues and casual play days, making it easy to find an opponent to play with. You can check out our events or connect with other players on our Facebook or our website.
I am currently working on my Legion of Everblight army. I have a few examples of my progress posted above and will update here as I progress. The first picture is of my entire army, then my warlock, Lylyth, and one of the Shredder lesser warbeasts. My first goal is to complete painting my Carnivean, Heavy Warbeast. I went with a dark blue basecoat, and chainmail color for the rest. With the detail work done around the mouth and the teeth, My next step will be to use a Null Oil wash to fill in the recesses, giving the model depth. I will follow this up with a light blue drybrush to bring the piece together. The great thing about Legion of Everblight is none of the models have eyes. Painting eyes is not one of my strong suits.
If you do not think you are a good painter, don’t let that scare you off miniature war gaming. I do not consider myself at all artistic, but by using the Citadel paint line, I can make my models look fairly decent. And to make your life easier, we offer painting classes on the second and fourth Monday of every month.