My intention was to minimize my investment and to try and build the whole warband out of one box of Clan Rats. Sadly, I had to wait almost 6 weeks to get the box delivered and missed the first couple of weeks of the league... I therefore decided to go for better weapons instead of more bodies to have a better chance against warbands which already gained a couple of upgrades.
My warband started like this:
Assassin Adept - Weeping Blades, Sling
2x Black Skaven - Fighting Claws
2x Night Runner - 2nd Dagger, Sling
2x Verminkin - Sword, Sling
4x Verminkin - Spear
(The league rules limit ranged combat weapons to 5 per warband).
When the box finally arrived I realized that the left arms are all sculpted onto the body and that there are only two different right arms with Fighting Claws. Luckily I have some Instant Mould so I just made primitive push moulds of the parts to copy them:
After a bit of cleaning the result wasn't too bad:
I cut away most of the Green Stuff and fitted the claws to the bodies:
The Assassin Adept needed some conversion, too. I cut away the left arm and replaced it by one from a Perry Miniatures British soldier:
The new arm is too small, but I will hide it under a sleeve made of Green Stuff.
I made some slings out of Green Stuff, too:
Last, but not least, I used more Instant Mould to make a mould for the bases:
By now the warband is completely built and partly painted. As I mentioned above, I've had a first game that ended with mixed results. It was a 5 player game with only one objective in the middle of the table and I got steamrolled by a large warband of Marienburgers. Both my Assassin Adept and one of the Night Runners took a crossbow bolt to the face and two of the Verminkin were taken out of action by a frenzied swordman and a blunderbuss. So my warband broke in turn 4 with only causing one casualty.
Nevertheless, I was lucky when I rolled for the after game actions. I found 3 shards of warpstone and an overturned cart, resulting in 63 gold crowns. My Assassin Adept earned Horrible Scars and now causes fear. The Night Runner will miss next game, and both Verminkin survived. Not too bad ;)
I am not quite sure what to do with my new fortunes. Maybe I get some crossbows...