Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lord of Change

My brother Dennis has been collecting armies for Tzeentch for as long as we've been playing Warhammer, both for 40k and Fantasy (and now Age of Sigmar). The new Lord of Change model was enough to make ME want to collect a Tzeentch army, but I have waaaay to much going on to start another new project. However, I did get the chance to paint the daemon when Dennis bought it. He paints well, but wanted this giant monster to be a real centerpiece for his collection and took me up on my offer to do it.

I'm pretty pleased with the results...

Now this gives me the excuse to paint my Nurgle Glotkin model, the only thing I have in my cupboards that might stand a chance against this monster!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chaos Warriors

With the arrival of the General's Handbook, I decided to focus on making sure I have a 'legal' army for matched play. We'll probably play more narrative games than matched ones, but it seemed good to be able to do both. I need more Battleline Units and the first reinforcements actually come from models I painted years ago...

Twelve Chaos Warriors dedicated to Nurgle were painted with the advent of eighth edition in an attempt to raise a new army after being away from the game for years. Yes, one of the house rules we adopted aright away is to allow partial units by simply doing the math - Chaos Warriors are 18 points each. I didn't get far with this project as these models and five Chaos Marauders were all I managed. The Marauders were conversions using plastic kits from Orcs, Marauders, and Zombies for a wretched, Nurgly appearance...

However, after a quick rebasing, these models are all a welcome addition to my Chaos Alliance army. I need to paint five more Marauders to bring them up to strength to join the muster. I also have around 30 Beastigor and 5 Centigor to add more troops. The later are particularly needed as my existing force is slow and devoid of ranged weapons except for a few sorcerers.

I also found a Chaos Warband I'd forgotten about, also destined for rebasing (plus there are enough zombies to add another unit, though then I loose my Alliance benefits)!

My brother and I are playing a small 1300-point game tonight to try out the point values and I'll post some pics of the action later in the week...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Great Unclean One

I've had this model for years - it was a gift from my brother. At the time I was building a Nurgle-themed Warhammer 40k army (still have most of the Nurgle bits of that force and as a bonus the Great Unclean will work great with them too). I'm glad I finally got around to getting him painted.

I wanted him a bit darker than the Plaguebearers so I shifted the palette a shade darker for each stage. Rather than coating the thing in gore, I stuck to the bright green innards to tie the model in with the rest of the Daemons. This monster makes a great centerpiece for a Nurgle Daemon army and another heavy hitter if I want to combine the Daemons with my Rotbringers.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Herald of Nurgle

I decided to give my Plaguebearers the benefit of a dedicated Hero with a Herald of Nurgle.

Although the Herald lacks any Hero abilities, it could be named the general of the force and gain Inspiring Presence. On any case, three attacks, Rending -1, and D3 Wounds per hit will add more beef to any fight the Plaguebearers find themselves in.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Plaguebearers of Nurgle

Rawr! That makes 15 (though honestly, I would probably field 14 to keep them in multiples of Nurgle's sacred number of 7)!

Only 15 more to go... This will give me the horde unit my army lacks without cultists or thugs.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Plaguebearers of Nurgle

... and that makes ten!

These guys are fast to paint. I'm using a lot of drybrushing for the bulk of the model, then adding washes and picking out the details. Originally I painted the icky bits pale and bloody, but in combination with the drybrushing, the style didn't blend in well with the rest of the army I painted so far. I decided to pull in the bright green from my Nurglings and this seemed to tie them in nicely. I work on five at a time and can usually finish the batch in a single afternoon!

More next week... The army is approaching something that LOOKS like a Warhammer army. I still want a few more Blightkings and at least one more unit of some sort, but I'll try to get pics of the whole force assembled soon.