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Conversions, Musings, Paintjobs and some custom factional builds in the Age of Sigmar. For anyone interested in exploring custom factions and the expansive lore capabilities of the setting within the confines of the Age of Sigmar realms along with a repository of my previous works that lend into the creations. Welcoming all feedback and creative musings from the community in helping me progress the project (and many more in future!)

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Aeloran Nomads - Wanderers Evolution for Age of Sigmar

So having worked on my Suneaters for a long time my partner has been working on her Nature Aelves to fight against them, one thing we have noticed is that the old Aelven scrolls are lacking... something, in splitting them down between so many factions and without recent updates they struggle to stand up to the more modern scrolls in efficiency or character. For this reason she asked me to look into allegiance abilities and more modern scrolls for a Wanderer evolution to fit the growing themes of

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Ironweld Nobility - The Ironsworn Templars

Looking for idea on the development of the Ironsworn Templars (aiming to make a unit version (Templars) and a character version (Paladin) with the latter able to buff the former Significantly, and both able to inspire the Labourers) War beyond the walls of Azyr, to the little people far below the gaze of the Gods and Titans that seek to claim the realm of their own, is a bloody and often short lived affair. Those who have not earned the favour of the God King are not spared the bloody butch

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The First Prophet - Forsworn of Vulcatrix

Work in progress for the emergence of the first Suneaters Named Character, the first champion and prophet who drank deep from the lifes blood of Vulcatrix, the founder of the Suneater Tribes and true son of the Suneater. The First Prophet disappeared from the tribes millennia ago, stories circulate around his exact reasons why but no Ogor could truly speak to what filled the mind of such a mighty champion of the Suneater. Most assumed he marched forth to the first Pyre, much in the same way

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Exploring the Weld - Ironweld Arsenal

Like many others since the inception of Age of Sigmar I have been waiting to see how the normal men and women of the Realms come to be represented, from the citizens of Azyr to the settlers who go on to form Freecities and the refugees trailing in a never ending stream back towards the Golden city as the tides of chaos, death and destruction ravage the Realmscape around them. As I wasnt a fantasy player before Age of Sigmar became a thing i had no pre-existing loyalties to the factions of old, n

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Suneaters Battletome: The Migrations

I've spent alot of time going back and forth as to whether introducing Subfactions to the Suneaters would fit my theme or not, as each of the migrations tailors to their Volsungr its entirely possible for them to change modus operandi as soon as they change leadership. However I eventually resolved that those within said migration would likely fall into similar patterns of behaviour (its what they were raised with after all) which allowed me to create the key, most reknowned and named migrations

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Its a converters life - Creating and Converting in the Age of Sigmar

As some of you may know I've been at this for a fairly long time now, converting and making news things is the main lure of the hobby for me and I'll fit games in around that. However there are times that I get stuck in the void between projects where I am starved of inspiration and desperately need something to spark off a chain of ideas that can form the basis for my themes. To do this I often start trawling around various blogs and websites in search of something that clicks into place, or wa

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Rebuilding a God - The Fallen Idol

Rebuilding a God - The Fallen Idol

Anyone who read my battle summary would have seen that tragically the Exalted Volsungr got a bit beaten up by a Griffon and a Chariot, tragic ofcourse but it does beg the question what happens when an immortal warrior of the Suneater is felled in battle?  Can such a creature ever really die? What role does the Gothi accompanying them play in such a situation and how exactly are they "healed" if the can be?  Well here's how, part two of the battle summary, Rebuilding a God as the now mountle

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A Noble Hunt, A Savage Flame (Aeloran clash with Suneaters)

Background "They come like thunder and fire, like savage beasts driven mad by ravenous hunger... they are the volcano and the quaking earth... these savage beasts, our enemy, our quarry" Huntmaster of the Shatterflock Nomads The aftershocks of Nagashes malignant Necroquake still reverberate throughout the realms, tremours of nefarious magicks that shape and distort otherwise harmless beings into nightmarish monstrocities, but worse still after the effects it has wrought on the Maelstro

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Ironweld Arsenal - Version 1.0 Battletome Mechanics (Narrative pending)

For anyone whose been keeping an eye on the Ironweld Arsenal fantome project, or avid fans of big guns in the Age of Sigmar we've put together the version one allegiance abilities, warscrolls, batallion and playtesting points lists for the Ironweld Arsenal. Below are our initial outlays and abilities for the faction that we'd love feedback and critique on aswell as any ideas that fresh eyes can bring to the concepts. These are the gameplay mechanics of the Ironweld, though feel free to check out

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Suneaters Battletome - A Brief History

Fleshed out the two timeline pages within the Battletome with a brief history of major moments in the legend that is the Suneaters. Various parts of the tome will examine major and minor events in more details but for now this charts the way from first inception all the way through to them becoming a major force ready to burn every city that falls within the path of their migrations.  

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The Menders Conformation (Faction Concept)

"We tended to you when no God heeded your call nor sought your bended knee, we lifted your wounded high above the clouds that they might look upon heaven eternally, It was we who waged war on death long before any of you had looked upon his face. We elevated you then, and we do so now." Mender Envoy   Since I currently lack the funds to build or convert I spend my downtime musing on factional concepts for the Age of Sigmar, some good some... probably best not to dwell on  Anyway for t

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Ironweld Arsenal - Playtesting the Weld

Ironweld Arsenal - Playtesting the Weld

Today a friend and I headed off to warhammer world to test out my initial rules for the Ironweld Arsenal, it was my first proper chance to test the army outside of crude number crafting and math hammering in a vacuum to look at how it could perform in a realworld (fantasy world) scenario. With my opponent new to the freshly released Flesheater Courts it was the ideal opportunity to test the strength of the tome against a modern, competitive and decent build Battletome with each force deploying a

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Starting in the Middle

Starting in the Middle

Good Evening!   So many people (I hope) will of seen my work in progress on a shiny new destruction faction for Age of Sigmar:   THE SUNEATER TRIBES   The Suneater tribes are comprised of fanatical Ogors and Grots who worship the Suneater aspect of Gorkamorka, following the teachings of his Great Prophet they seek to tear down all civilization that seeks to steal the realms away from the Wilds and to feed the souls of their victim to the Great God. It is the Suneate

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Tribal Hierarchy - Suneater Migrations

At any one time it is hard to gauge exactly how many migrations of Suneaters roam the realms, with no overarching hierarchy or chain of command to unit the migrations it is only when the Gothi hear their gods divine summons to war the the migrations will unite once more to form a tide of flame and destruction that can drown whole realms. There are however Migrations who have carved out the disctinction of "Clear and Present Threat to Civilization" within the whispered halls of Azyr, those whose

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Unit Focus: Gothi Priests - How to screech till your god listens

Unit Focus: Gothi Priests - How to screech till your god listens

Today I'm looking at who the Gothi priests are and what role they play not only within the Suneater Tribes faction but in the Destruction faction as a whole. To begin their name comes from the very first Grot to discover the Great Prophet of the Suneaters, it was a meagre and mildly deranged grot picking clean the corpses of those who had fallen victim to the blasting sun of the Shattersands that witnessed the mighty ogor climb forth from the Maw of the Suneater. At first young Gothi chose to fo

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Faction Focus: Suneater Tribes

So here's a light hearted faction focus for my Suneater tribes for AoS 2.0 FACTION FOCUS: SUNEATER TRIBES Its time for another Faction Focus today and one I'm sure all of me has been waiting for! We'll be looking at who the Suneater Tribes are, with tactical insight from "Totally not me wearing a different hat" along with how they'll evolve into Age of Sigmar Second Edition... WHO ARE THE SUNEATER TRIBES Fanatical, obsessed and enraged the Suneater Tribes are the city burne

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Champions of the Tribes

So who then make up the Champions of this Flame obsessed tribes, that they might elevate themselves above the Gullveig and Grots within the migration and carve out their own names in the legend of the Suneater. Aldin Draken – The Aldin Draken are enormous even for Ogors, drawn from the ranks of the Gullveig, these chosen of the Suneater have walked the blasted wastes alone for months on end and entirely without supplies. They are tasked with finding enlightenment that at their lowest m

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Ironweld Arsenal, Finding a theme for the infantry

Trying to pick a base model for my next Sigmar conversion. When looking at models to use as the basis for my Weld Guard (5up save infantry with either rifle or pike) I have three options for base models all of which speak to me for different reasons and I need help deciding:   The classic Ironsides, a nostalgic empire I look but unfortunately this could make them easily confused with Freeguild. A natural fantasy choice but nothing intrinsically Ironweld about their look  

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Painting Surt'Ar - Progess Shots

Painting Surt'Ar - Progess Shots

So at the end of day one of painting Surt'ar the progress is going well, for anyone who hasnt seen my progress thread in the painting forum he started the day looking something like this after in my impatience I balanced him on still curing greenstuff lower limbs and propped him up with a Doritos dip jar (other dips are available):   After alot of airbrushing, some glazes and the usual fire glow treatment I've gotten onto doing the detail work including his "packed lunch" of captu

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Designing Faction Abilities - Revisions

Alot of the time when I design a unit or faction ability I get alot of questions as to how I can tell what is "Fair" on the battlefield, mostly I like to think i have a good eye for what makes for a fun, thematic but balanced faction and unit within the factions but there are times at which I can get it wrong. Through copious playtesting the Suneaters one thing came to mind as an oversight on my part, the GOTHI became an autoinclude as they very faction abilities meant to come by selecting the f

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The Titan Host Gargants - Battletome Conception

As of late I have been working on a Gargant centric army list Battletome, something that brings not only a low model count to the table but the ability to convert unique characterful models for every entry in the list. To do this I have taken the unique approach of multi stage customisation on each warscroll however in order to make sure it is understandable I'd appreciate if people could read through a feedback on what I have so far (This is the basic Gargant scroll, there will be different one

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Gods given form...

Gods given form...

Chosen of a god borne of Fire and Destruction, the Prophets of the Suneaters rule not by might alone but by Divine Right, they are chosen, elevant and gifted beyond any of their kind that they might be the fists of the Suneater beating down against the cities of Order. Every Volsungr is a warrior of reknown, a capable wizard (though intensely destructive in the nature of their spells) and a competant tactician, those who have not passed their trails of the Suneater cannot challenge them for rule

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Suneaters Relics and Spells - Card Designs

Suneaters Relics and Spells - Card Designs

For the Suneater tribes with Artefacts, Spells and Prayers to keep track off within the army there needs to be a good way of staying informed within a game, so along with working out the technical components of these items I've been working on basic card designs to bring them to life within the game. So here they are for judgements and review! PRAYERS - MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SUNEATER  1)       Wrath of the Blackened Wyrm – A priest channels his will into the thick black smoke bill

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Redesigning the Weld - Cover and 2.0 Warscrolls

Redesigning the Weld - Cover and 2.0 Warscrolls

As i wait to playtest the first iterations of the rules for my Ironweld Expansion I have been adding some borrowed Sigmar artwork to the cover and updating all warscrolls to version 2.0 Battletome(March).pdf Full version PDF (warning many blank pages as I fill out lore)   Cover and Warscrolls

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The first Gargant of the Host and a Challenge...

The first Gargant of the Host and a Challenge...

Working out a 1000 point list to test out the battletome when built, also looking for anyone willing to do games at Warhammer World to help test and shape the Battletome as it develops. Stormtitan Venomtongue Shaman (Infamy: The Red Mist) - Stumpstave. The Redmist infamy (-1 to hit in shooting phase) helps offset his origin flaw (enemies reroll 1's to hit when shooting him), this gives me the chance to make a more noble stormy looking Gargant and combine it with bits from the Archanok kit

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