Errant wrote:I'm going to need to know how you want to play before I start giving advice. Mercs is the largest and most complex faction in WmH due to the contracts and sheer number of units/models.
Going by the Casters you already own i'd recommend Magnus first as Bart works best with Galleon Collossal which won't be legal in the league atm. If you have any other casters in mind let me know i'll do my best to help.
I don't really know about the other casters, I'd picked those two because everyone said they were the best options if you wanted to run multiple jacks. Which is the real reason to play warmachine, any time I see people with swarms of 100s of models on the board it just puts me off the game, I want this to be a smaller model count but larger models based game, if I want loads of figs I'll go play WFB.
Heard everyone shout 'buy a collossal' when they came out for the Mercs but that won't be happening any time soon, I'll have to paint everything first. So really what I'm looking for pointers on would be are there any obviously no brainer Jacks or solos that I should have in my collection that I don't and then secondary to that what units would be a good idea, I'd heard people swear by Nyss or Kyazi on the PP forums but Croes not so much (I got them as part of a trade). Reason I went with the Mercs was I liked the variety of different looking units, lets me paint some trolls, elves etc without commiting to a single army and also the look of the jacks was better than most other factions. Khador too bulky and OTT, ret to melted, Cryxx simply not enough of them get played from what I hear. As you can tell I specifically wanted big robots rather than big beasties though I did consider them for a bit, what are the mamoth elephanty guys called, quite liked the look of them but ended up going this way.