The Troggoth Hag is definitely a piece I believe every Troggoth army needs. It's amazing as a model and amazing on the table.
I rarely do such detailed eyes and faces but when working on a model that is the centrepiece of your army you want to spend some extra time just to make it special. This is surely the best work I have ever done on a models face and I think there is just a lot of character and emotion on the model.
My smaller Troggoths are just green and blue but for t
When I first played Age of Sigmar, I wasn't super impressed (obviously I've come around since then). I was trying to play it like Warhammer Fantasy, and it isn't Warhammer Fantasy. A few months later, I came back to it, but this time with a set of rules to make it Warhammer Fantasy, but without violating the things that made it Age of Sigmar. There were things I missed like miscasts, artillery dice, and ranked infantry. So I played AoS with the first page of these rules for a good little whi
For my next unit, I wanted some animal variety in my Beasts army, so that ruled out anything goat-based. Time for the piggies!
I wasn't keen on the 'Pumba'-style Razogor, but I love the new plastic orc boar boys. After remounting all my old savage orcs with new steeds, I still had a couple of models left over.
Not much in the way of conversion - just a few extra Gor horns and some spikes made from savage orc flint weapons.
I added a couple of arrows in this one, jus
The Seraphon have a bunch of angry tree friends to fight along side them. The Sylvaneth are suffering from this unnatural winter created by the vile Skaven and awakened to reclaim their home within the realm of Life again. I'm not sure yet how large this force is going to be yet. Dryads, with a Branchwraith, a Treelord and probably a Treelord Ancient.
I used the winter scheme from the How to Paint Citadel Miniatures Dryads book. It's ridiculously easy and fast to paint and the result looks
The basecoat is down on Colin Dent the Colossal Squig.
Orange seemed like a good idea at the time...only now do I realise what I've got myself into. This will be my first attempt at shading down darkened areas to bring out the orange in a more natural way.
I will also be using a recent tutorial I found for blood effects in and around the mouth area.
I'd seen the GW blog post prior to WHF that said they'd be selling these OOP ruins again. I'd missed them first time around as Hobbit/LotR happened during my twelve year break from tabletop gaming.
The ruins were packaged in a plastic zip locked bag rather than the cardboard box.
It was the price tag that made it an instant purchase - £18.
This was a painted on Saturday afternoon. I made a mistake during the process by picking up the wrong paint to use. It was only the following
So after a few months away from hobbying I have finally got the motivation and time to jump back into my Brayheard project! I have always loved the beastmen but the old Warhammer fantasy battle was always far too daunting for me, now with AoS I decided it was finally time to show my love to the true chaos army. I managed to pick up a battalion box at a random toy store for 20% off after GW discontinued the box and a few other boxes too. Currently I have built 10 gors, 10 bestigors and a bray sha
I finally finished my Mourngul, really struggled with this model due to a little painters block. I'm kinda demotivated with the undead at the moment, possibly due to an upcoming Sylvaneth release .
I think its just a phase, as i've done so much using the same palette etc... that I may just need a break before finishing the army.
I've still got a few things to paint, Manfred being one of them, so hopefully I get my mojo back and i'll have more to show soon.
All the best
My buddy Laurie came over again for a game of Age of Sigmar. 100 SCGT points, and the Heralds of Storms battleplan from the pack.
I had five heroes to Laurie's two, so I should have the upper hand with this battleplan. Although removing Thanquol or the Screaming Bell from his objectives won't be easy. The plan will be to leave some Heralds at the back, and charge everything up field to remove Thanquol and the Screaming Bell.
I won't be writing a full report,
So here we are in the Age of Sigmar. I must admit, to my shame, I was one of the first to denounce this change. I railed against the lack of points, I decried the aesthetic of space marines creeping into my fantasy world and I openly mocked the 4 pages of rules. I played zero games before I said these things. Then I read the scrolls. Yes, the silly rules involving talking to vampires, raising a goblet to the lady and gazing deeply into your opponents eyes may have been upsetting, but the layers
As mentioned in my last post I played my first game of Age of Sigmar using the SCGT points system. We decided to also use one of the missions from their tournament pack called Battle for the Allpoints which had four realmgates set out on the board (one of which would collapse on turn 3) and the winner was whoever controlled the most at the end of the game.
This was the overall setup for both our forces. His army consisted of a shaman on arachnarok spider, 10 ardboyz, an orc shaman, 6 f
After a day of Warhammer World (http://www.tga.community/blogs/blog/15-hobgoblinblog/) and drinks in Nottingham, we were up bright and early to make the hour drive to Coventry and Warhammer Fest! Somehow, due to roadworks and wrong turns, that hour turned into three. The question cards from Trivial Pursuit kept us occupied and we arrived around 11ish.
Blood Bowl was the highlight of the Fest for me, so I'll start with that. I had a good chat with James Hewitt, the writer, and I'm pleased
Here's a group shot of Freepeoples Em-pire so far...
There's 5 more Knights and 10 Swordsmen still to assemble, the knights are on the Hurricanium horses and I intend to give them greenstuff fur cloaks using a Micro Art Studio light fur mould, (I can sculpt small areas of fur but find it takes ages so the mould should really help). They are sort of Knights Panther but in the new age, so maybe I'll call them something a little different (I'm open to suggestions) I'm thinking maybe Pant
The Shadowgrave, Master of Skulls, The Corrupter, Semi-Finalist in Strictly Come Dancing ... he has many titles.
I've now finished painting my Morghur conversion (and now I'm really tempted to rumoured Alarielle, since the Wood Elf Queen was his arch-nemesis in the Old World).
Unlike the usual blood-spattered snow, I used some Typhus Corrosion to represent the corruption seeping out of him.
Another unit coming up soon! (if anyone's wondering how I'm managing to bang them out
Welcome to my little blog here on the Grand Alliance Community. I’ll be using this as a army blog with WIP shots but also artwork, fluff and perhaps some batreps.
To start this off, a little introduction about my love for the Seraphon. You’ll all be known with the childhood love for dinosaurs. Well, the same goes for me. As a kid I was big fan and was a collector of anything dinosaur. Many years later I got a Games Workshop 2006 Catalogue from a friend, the Lizardmen ra
Lets preface with this: I don't know what I'm talking about. I never played a single game of AoS. I only read the rules, read some warscrolls, did some faulty math in my head. It's probably all just a pile of throggoth dung. On a rare chance it's not, it's probably been said by a million people before, but I haven't read it, so I'm claiming it genuine. I'm a troggoth, that's what I do. If by any weird occurrence of fate you misread my ramblings and somehow get any useful information from it, ple
After finishing Archaon I wanted to start with the Nurgle section of my force mainly because the putrid blightking models have always interested me and now gave me a reason to by and paint some. Here is the progress of my 10 man strong unit so far. I have only finished 3 so far because I wanted to sample the scheme before using it on all of them. I am happy with this overall scheme because I didn't want to have the obvious green armour and so chose to have a more bronze armour, glazed green to i
The Silver Tower has landed, destroying the Gorefangz even before they could take to battle. Luckily I'd painted them all up before they were usurped and so selling them on was pretty straight forward.
And why has this been done...
To say I'm excited for this release is beyond words. An avid player of the original Heroquest/Advanced Heroquest, when Warhammer Quest was first released I played that game to death - usually my characters as that dungeon crawl was tough. But every
Today is a double whammy. Intro post as well as some actual content!
So here are my Stormcast Eternals. they aren't much but they are mine. I painted them in a very typical paint scheme, never having used metallic gold before I thought it would be a good opportunity to mess around with some new colours.
I learned a lot from working on these models. It gave me a chance to practice edge highlighting in a way that was pretty forgiving. I also got to expand my colou
For my first blog post, I thought I would briefly run through the circuitous route I took that led me to AOS.
When I was a kid, I bought a few 40k models with a friend of mine. Not having much money, I dabbled here and there, bought some Orks, a few Tyranids, some Dark Eldar, but I never could get into 40k as a game system (it was 3rd edition, I was like 10, gimmie a break). I always had a passing interest in 40k, I played DOW and DOW2 when they came out, loved the lore behind 40k, b
The first Drakespawn Knight. Bit of a test really. I really like the old skool look of these cold one riders, so I really wanted to give them more of a dungeon-punk vibe. I swapped the slender lance and elegant shield for something a little more gnarly looking. Feel like it fits the rag-tag band of raider which I have in my head.
I might add add a few more bits and bobs to make them more barbaric looking, what do you reckon?
i still ill have a bit of tidying up to do. Smoothing out th
When Age of Sigmar was first released I was excited by the new models, specifically the Khorne Bloodbound and wanted to try out this new game. After playing several games with the starter set and the additional Khorne miniatures I found that no one else wanted to play Age of Sigmar specifically because at that stage the only additions were either for the Stormcast or Bloodbound and many didn't want to use their 8th edition fantasy armies.
Several months later when the new Archaon the Everc
I've painted up my three spawn conversions, and ended up styling them along the lines of the ruinous powers:
Extra blood for the Khorne Spawn:
Extra drool for the Nurgle Spawn
And extra ... eyeball? ,,, for the Tzenntch Spawn
So here are my trio: Blinkin, Winkin and Nod.