Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Happy 2020 - Grandfather Nurgle Loves You!

I'm putting the finishing touches on my on my next 500-points for our Escalation Campaign with these cuddly fellows - a unit of Plague Drones!

These lads will give my plodding army some much needed speed AND a modicum of ranged attacks. I think they would really be devastating in a unit of six (and I already have the models), but for the nonce, three is all I can afford in my 1000 point force. I had to take a second unit of Plaguebearers to make my army 'legal' (we ignored the requirement for two Battle Line units in our initial 500-points) and I wanted to add a spell caster so I picked a Herald of Nurgle. Magic didn't play too strong of a role in my first game (I won, btw), but I felt naked without the ability to even attempt a dispel!

I'll try to get a few pics of my full army as it stands for this month in a few days...

Friday, December 13, 2019

Escalation Campaign - New Blood

I just managed to finish the last two models I need for tomorrow - a pair of Feculent Gnarlmaws!

So here's my 500 point army...

All of the models have black rims on their bases now... the Plague Bearer pics are recycled from an old post. I have no idea how this will fare on the table top. Slimex is a hefty choice for a 500-point game, but he is central to the theme of the force I'm building so I wanted to include him from the start. The Beasts of Nurgle have a hefty amount of wounds so I'm hoping to be able to overcome the small model count. I'll have another ten Plaguebearers, a trio of Nurglings, and a third Beast of Nurgle in reserve for summoning so that will help replace casualties!

I'll try to take a few pics tomorrow if I'm not too wrapped up in the carnage!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Tale of Some Warlords, Part One

My friends and I are embarking on an escalation campaign for Age of Sigmar, starting with building 500-point lists. In traditional style, we will each try to get in a few games with these while building toward 1000 points, then 1500, etc.

We've decided to allow people to use some models they have already painted, though the real goal is for all of us to increase the size of our collections. Several players are new to the hobby and just starting their armies. I'll be adding models to my Nurgle army and I've chosen to build out around my Daemon contingent, led by Horticulous Slimux!

Horticulous Slimux (220)
10 Plaguebearers (120)
2 Beasts of Nurgle (160)

It's a tiny force and I'll have trouble capturing objectives, but in a 500-point game I'll probably just concentrate on trying to wipe the enemy from the table! When we go to expand to 1000 points, I'll add another 10 Plaguebearers and 3 Plague Drones. That still leaves me a few points shy, but I'll probably see if I can fit in another Leader or maybe a unit of the new Chaos Knights!

The other members of the group:
Dennis.. Sylvaneth
Doug.. Stormcast
Kyle.. Seraphim
Taryn.. Gloomspite Gitz
Tom.. Ossiarch Bonereapers

Our first games are scheduled a couple of weeks from now and hopefully throwing some dice will keep everyone motivated to keep painting! I'll make sure to take notes and try to get some photos of the action..

More later!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Uther Gutdoom

I've had this model since it was released and decided the ability to use him Warcry was a great reason to slap on some paint.. All tremble at the might of Uther Gutdoom, Lord of Plagues!

Not sure which warband(s) he'll end up fighting for.. probably the highest bidder in true mercenary fashion!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

More Warcry!

Work has been crazy (stupid day job gets in the way of my hobby time), but I've slowly been adding warbands to my Warcry collection. Rather than spend all week posting in dribs and drabs, I decided to add all of them to date (no telling when I'll sit down to do another update).

The Unmade


Iron Golems

Untamed Beasts

I finished my terrain too (pic below is an early WiP.. you'll have to trust me) and hope to start a small solo campaign in the next few months. I'll try to chronicle everything here.

I'm painting some mercenaries and monsters to go with the collection and looking forward to the next book due out later this year. I also have the Corvus Cabal and a pile of Gloomspite Gitz to add more warbands. More soon (ish)!

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Groovy Ghoulies

Ok, I feel like I'm channeling my inner-Grove with the name (look it up) of my Nighthaunt warband, but this makes my second force for Warcry!

I used a Guardian of Souls to represent my Dreadwarden, Dravoch Blacksoul, who is condemned to endlessly chant the crimes he committed in life in a sibilant whisper. Other than that, the warband is WYSIWYG... three Grimghast Reapers, a Glaivewraith Stalker, and four Chainrasps.

They will be a perfect campaign opponent for The Shadow Haunters (my Unmade) who have the Hunters of the Dead background. I suppose I'll have to paint my graveyard terrain now...

My third Warband is almost done and I'll start my solo campaign shortly. I'll be adding more warbands as I go, but I want to start getting in some games!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Unmade

Here's the rest of my first warband for Warcry..

I'll post my Nighthaunt Warband in a few days..