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Most of the Harrowmark is virtually impenetrable forest: Seemingly endless miles of dark, tangled, twisted and unnatural forest. It is a corrupted land: the dead trees are warped by dark-magic, skull-formed rock formations and other symbols and motifs of death are everywhere. Things live in these forests: malignant, spiteful things. It is a brave soul that ventures under the dark bowers, brave or foolish, as few who attempt to navigate the winding pathways ever emerge again. The forests are shaped by the death magic that permeates them and the forest spirits that dwell within are equally affected.

The children of the Everqueen take root in even the most barren soil; fallow fields sown with bones and watered with tears, tangled darkwoods and rocky crags. The wyldwoods of the Harrowmark are so cluttered with the remains of the unnumbered dead that the Sylvaneth that dwell within them have become amalgamations of wood, bones, burial goods and grave-shrouds. They often have human (and other) skulls and bones tangled into their branches and limbs, they wear animal skulls as faces and their enchanted weapons appear to be made of the same soul-stuff as the spirits and magics of the realm.

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Painting recipe:

  • Chaos Black spray undercoat, zenithal Mechanicus Standard Grey spray basecoat, dry-brushed Ushabti Bone and washed with Nuln Oil. 
  • Bones: Ushabti Bone basecoat, washed with Agrax Earthshade, dry-brushed Ushabti Bone. 
  • Enchanted weapons and Spites: White Scar (Air, but brushed on) basecoat, washed with Nihilakh Oxide, dry-brushed White Scar, deeper shadows pin-washed with Coelia Greenshade, Edge highlighted White Scar (Air).



Anethum, Branchwych with Bittergrub and Greenwood Scythe



Gravethorne, Kurnoth Hunter with Scythe



Leafshround, Kurnoth Hunter with Greatbow



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There will probably be more of these tree-creatures soon! The Looncurse is coming, after all.

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Amazing dude! Great concept and implementation

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In the darkness of the forest the silence was broken by the high-pitched laughter of Moonclan Gitz. Their cackling could be heard for miles. The crashing noises, from the Rockgut Troggoth that accompanied them, carried nearly as far. They capered and scuttled through the Harrowmark forests around their Dankwood lurklair in the wake of the Troggoth as it ploughed through the dead undergrowth, forming a trampled pathway with brute-force and ignorance.

A shadow beneath a tree flickered and moved slightly.

None of the grots noticed.

The dark shape re-appeared beneath a different tree, close to the grot at the back of the procession. The unlucky grot barely made any noise as he disappeared into the shadows.

The next grot made a small muffled squeak as he was taken. The grot ahead of him turned round to see why and froze in his tracks as he saw there was no-one behind him. His eyes widened with terror as an arm reached out and grabbed him, and clamped over his mouth. He didn't make a sound as the enchanted blade slit his throat.

Then the trees around the remaining dozen Moonclan exploded into movement. Arrows slammed into the grots and a dozen aethereal reaper's scythes lashed at the Trog, who pitched forward into a briar with a crash and laid still. The grots panicked and screamed, fleeing in all directions. Glaives and swords flashed through the air and quickly cut them down as they ran.

The darkness of the forest was silent again.

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Even though I told myself I wouldn't, I picked up the Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault warband Ylthari's Guardians last week. Since Looncurse box  includes a lot of Tree-Revenants I felt like adding these lovely and unique models to my wargrove. Unlike my previous Underworlds warbands I will not be keeping them as the named characters from Underworlds. I will be using them as characters I am creating.

I kept the animal-skull theme that I started with my Kurnoth Hunter and Branchwych and replaced all of their heads. They are already nearly painted, in the same scheme as the others, but with an extra wash of Coelia Greenshade over their hair.


Daturast - Tree-Revenant with Protector Glaive

Lycianthes - Tree-Revenant with Enchanted Greatblade


Mandragora - Tree-Revenant with Revenant Bow

Nyghtshade - Thornwych with Briar Staff


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We sing the Spirit Song for the dead.
We stalk the Spirit Paths of the Harrowmark.
We reap the bitter harvest of tears and bones.

We hunt those who would despoil the forest.
We protect the ancient secret that lies hidden beneath it.
We are living vengeance in the land of the dead.

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Nyghtshade - Thornwych with Briar Staff



Mandragora - Tree-Revenant with Revenant Bow



Daturast - Tree-Revenant with Protector Glaive



Lycianthes - Tree-Revenant with Enchanted Greatblade



The Graveroot so far:


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Hemlock Bitterblade, watched silently from the shadows beneath the dead trees. She studied her prey as they stumbled and crashed through the forests. The foolish orruks sky-pirates were oblivious to the danger they were walking into. The forest spirits would destroy them utterly in just a few minutes.

Bitterblade stepped into the Spirit Paths and disappeared, a shadow flickered through the trees and passed the orruks unseen. The trees around the invaders moved subtly, rearranging the pathways through the forest, redirecting the orruks and forcing them down a different route.

She emerged ahead of their altered path, alongside a small band of Tree-Revenants who had been waiting for her. They silently nodded to one-another, acknowledging their readiness. Sinews flexed and tensed as the took their positions.

As the orruks arrived at a clearing where the pathway diverged they stopped walking and looked around in confusion. They were not exactly lost, but they were not where they expected to be. The leader took out a rolled-up map and started to examine it, his gnarled green face contorted with concentration.

The tree-line exploded into movement as the Revenants burst forth, blue-green witchfire flared along their enchanted blades...


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I converted my Looncurse Arch-Revenant, using Tree-Revenant arms (and used an animal skull from the Citadel Skulls box). I started with wanting to make her right-handed and everything else was just "I'll see what this looks like" from there. It's a very nice kit and matches the style and details for the other Revenants really well. Since I took these photos I have added another lock of flowing Revenant hair on her right, undercoated her and started painting. I hope to finish her by the start of next week.







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I finished three more models for the Graveroot over the weekend. Hemlock Bitterblade, Arch-Revenant, and two Tree-Revenants:


Hemlock Bitterblade will be the leader of the Graveroot Wargrove







Githago, Tree-Revenant Waypiper





Nemorosa, Tree-Revenant





I will add the two new Tree-Revenants to the Underworlds Revenants (I will ignore that one of them has a bow as currently the only way to play that is with the Underworlds warband Warscroll, which causes other problems in Skirmish games...) I will probably use the Thornwych as a Branchwych in Skirmish games as well:




The Graveroot Wargrove so far, along with a couple of the Harrowmark Endless Spells (that are the origin of their colour scheme!). More than enough to start using them in 250 point AoS Skirmish games! But I intend to continue building and painting the rest of the Looncurse Sylvaneth over the next few weeks, a few models at a time.



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