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Starting Ossiarch Bonereapers

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Thread could also be titled "Overrread rambles about Bonereapers" but that doesn't sound quite as catchy. 

 

 

Anyway I've got great plans to start this new Death army and even though we don't even have a pre-order date for them yet (save for the release being within October) I'm still very eager to get some plans together and make a beginning on them! 

 

Thus far I've already picked up two boxes of Morghasts which  have been featured several times in the photos for the Bonereapers  and which are said to be in the book itself by GW. In addition to use also seeing Nagash on the back page photo (but no confirmation how he fits in) and Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament who has not just been seen in the same photo, but also had part of his page of rules in the Battletome leaked (so he's 100% confirmed). 

I have to say that I've enjoyed putting together the Morghasts, a bit fiddly around the chest region to get started, but they are quite pleasing to put together. They fit together well and solid and I'm eager to convert them a bit to a standing pose instead of their "soul lifted flight" pose. I might also magnetize them, but thus far I'm leaving them only part built without arms, head and chestplate until such time as the actual rules come out and we can see how they fare. If you're interested you can find more morghast chatter here https://www.tga.community/forums/topic/23782-lets-talk-morghasts/

 

After that the other part of the army starting I've been pondering on is how to paint them up. There's loads of options here and my thoughts might well change upon seeing more art by others and also in the book itself. Right now though I'm thinking of:

  • Bone armour - painting this in the standard yellowed bone colour that we see on most of the current product photos for the Bonereapers. However I'm not closed to the idea of using a coloured bone as well (Mannfreds scheme linked below is a strong influence on perhaps considering black bone as well)
  • Internal Skulls - I wanted to paint these in a powerful glowing/bright colour to denote the lifeforce within them, but I don't want to go with the standard green. I was going to copy the same sort of reddish heat that GW uses for Mannfred https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Deathlords-Mortarchs-Mannfred  However I wasn't quite a fan of the very reddish hue that they've gone for. 

    Then I saw @SunStorm's eyes here https://www.tga.community/forums/topic/20843-the-forgeworld-owners-club/?do=findComment&comment=372183 and I liked it! It might just be that blazing internal heat that I'm after, though I might have to use one of the red contrast paints instead of Bloodletter Glaze (although I think I actually have a pot of that, but I don't want to end up committing to a scheme and running out of paint). 
    Base with Averland Sunset, then Yriel yellow and then use bloodletter glaze as a wash around the eye
  • Eyes - I don't want to copycat the red glow so I'm trying to think of another good colour to go with the theme. Right now I'm thinking a purple colour might work well - it stands out against the head of the internal body. Another option could be to go with a much more ruby/vibrant red. 
  • Armour plating segments - right now I'm thinking a copper/bronze colour for them. To me that gives a much more ancient feel to the armour whilst giving it a metallic aspect. A forging of bone and metal from an ancient age. 
  • Bone Armour - GW painters interestingly highlight some of the armour of the bone with a grey bone colour, as seen here https://www.warhammer-community.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ImmortisOnWhite-WC1.jpg  Right now I'm thinking on doing the same. For big things it really helps break up the model rather than having so much basic bone colour on show. On very big models it also gives a different colour to work into the creation. I'm not sure what colour to go for, I want to avoid black but a dark brown might suit. 
  • Regular weapons - steel, simple and effective colour for weapons, nothing fancy here
  • Soul Weapons - totally unsure here as I'm not sure the greenish pallet that GW uses would work with  a "fire soul" based set of internal skulls. I could mirror it with a red soul based approach. This would also bleed onto souls on the models too such as are shown on several 
  • Clothing tatters - a lighter brown leather colour.
  • Decoration/guilt - Gold. 
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For weapons what about a 'red hot' look? It would fit with a fire theme.

I have put together one of each of my test Morghasts...I agree about fiddling to get the torso assembled!

Not gotten much further as I decided I need to finish painting the last five models of my Bonesplitterz army. 

 

Plus I am dithering between Reapers and FEC. 🙈

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I did think of going for a red hot look, but at the same time I wonder if there isn't a better theme. I have wondered about going all black with a hot red edge to the souls. Though in practice that might end up better a very dark green with red edge. 

 

The only bad news is that with the Two new Battletomes landing on the 5th of October this suggests that Reapers will very much be in the latter half of the month since I'd expect GW to split Tomes and Reapers with a 40K release or at least some specialist game releases. 

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The green and red could work, yes.

 

Another thought I had - go all out on the SCE mockery and make the bones / armour edging a dark gold colour. 

 

(Plus, I seem to have two cans of Retributor Armour spray in the cupboard...)

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18 hours ago, Souleater said:

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Plus I am dithering between Reapers and FEC. 🙈

In theory this new battle tomb will be fully AoS 2.0+ set.  FEC has been balanced and unlikely to see positive adjustments for years until a new battle tomb comes out.  Go FEC if the goal is a fluffy narrative fun army that you can enjoy casually with friends at a good club.  Get Reapers if you expect try-hards or people who want a competitive match.  Strong books can always be toned down with army composition.  That is assuming this new book isn’t a flop.

18 hours ago, Overread said:

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The only bad news is that with the Two new Battletomes landing on the 5th of October this suggests that Reapers will very much be in the latter half of the month since I'd expect GW to split Tomes and Reapers with a 40K release or at least some specialist game releases. 

Nighthaunt started in the Soul Wars set without a book and the box releases were stretch out for months.  I’m bracing myself for a slow build up.  If a proper 2k force can be fielded by December I’ll be happy and content.

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I really hope GW Doesn't stretch out what they've already shown in models too much beyond a 2 week launch. Though that would already give loads to build there's still a few choice options I'd really love to see - namely the new mounted leader and the reassembling leader that we saw a hint of in the leak. 

 

Also last I checked Flesheaters were doing really well on the games power-curve. Their primary weakness is having a very limited unit roster, however its also a strength in so much as you can basically just keep buying getting-started sets and expand the army. Plus all the dragons and terrorghasts don't go to waste as at least one army option lets you field a whole host of them! 

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I expect pre-orders on halloween weekend, which puts the actual release into the first couple weeks of November.

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49 minutes ago, Sception said:

I expect pre-orders on halloween weekend, which puts the actual release into the first couple weeks of November.

I could see that, except GW wants Sisters of Battle in November and that's going to be at least 2 weeks. Trying to launch big releases in a one month period - baring in might right after November is the big Christmas period - would be taxing for GW I think. 

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i wouldnt be shocked to see a november preorder of sisters with actual rlease running into december either.

But even if the sisters models themselves are in nivember, there are 5 saturdays in november this year, enough for two weaks each of bonereapers & sisters with a whole week left over to give sisters either a two week preorder or a three week release window.

So yeah, I'd still expect osdiarch preorders on the 26th of october, with actual models arriving the 2nd and 9th of november.  If they show up before then, great, but we still have cities, orks, 40k psyker expansion, and major releases for both craftworld and webway eldar before then, and only a week left in September.  that's an awful lot to cram into october if you think the bonereaper models are actually hitting shelves in the same month.

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For October we know there will be at least one more space marine release and the eldar psychic awakening. The first two underworlds expansions are a safe bet for a soonish release. I really think Ossiarch won’t start until the last weekend in Oct and will at a minimum be a 2 week release, but likely more given how stretched out all the other releases have been this year.

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Given that the community article only stated that the preorder would be open in October, it’s looking likely to be preorder on the 26th for release on the 2nd November. For a first wave at least.

Back on topic, I’ve been playing around with colour schemes on half assembled morghasts. I’m thinking of this green for the armour and a dirty, brownish red for the cloth, with a mixture of bone colours. 

Not sure what colour is going to be best for the skulls and smoke effects though. Any recommendations?

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30 minutes ago, Maxi99 said:

Given that the community article only stated that the preorder would be open in October, it’s looking likely to be preorder on the 26th for release on the 2nd November. For a first wave at least.

Back on topic, I’ve been playing around with colour schemes on half assembled morghasts. I’m thinking of this green for the armour and a dirty, brownish red for the cloth, with a mixture of bone colours. 

Not sure what colour is going to be best for the skulls and smoke effects though. Any recommendations?

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I'm going to paint my Neferata in the coming days. I'll probably go with a shiny white for the skulls inside (do them white and then finish them with a layer of Vallejo Clear Water, so they get that ghostly shine) - I don't want to use that sickly green. For my Nighthaunts, I've done them black to white with a similar finish, the flames in standard yellow-orange-red with gray smoke. I'll keep this for my Bonereapers, probably. 

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