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So I was trolling around YouTube when I stumbled across a video detailing the construction of a rotting leviathan from total war warhammer 2. I don't have that dlc but I was struck by inspiration! Unfortunately I'm in the middle of working on my stormcast eternals army and I don't like to leave things half finished. 3/4 finished maybe, but not half. So while I continue painting and basing the stormcast I'll keep this as a little project log. I wanted to have a sort of road map so I asked the soulblight forum for some list ideas. The current list will need 2 rotting leviathans, 1 with count (not)Noctilus on it, 40 deck crew zombies, 20 grave guard (I still am not sure of an analogue I want to use for them), 6 deck droppers, a wight king, a necromancer, and 5 mounted depth guard. The problem with the grave guard is that the total war equivalent are the depth guard, but they're vampires, not skeletons. The only lesser vampires are blood knights and depth guard are not mounted (why would you be on a ship?) The idoneth fortunately came to my rescue with an answer. The dread fleet uses the aethersea. So they ride large armored sharks/crabs or something into cites/villages. Perhaps even in boarding actions against other ships. For this reason, as well as the dangers of having someone who could actually threaten their cities, this dread fleet's arch enemy are the idoneth. Many an undersea bloodbath do I see occurring between the two. I'll get more into it when I get around to the lore posts. I'll be using the actual blood knight models instead of ishealan guard for the conversion as I don't fancy sculpting that much armor onto the fish/elves. So I'll have to wait for them to come back into stock. 😛 The rotting leviathans will follow the video that started it all as araknarok spiders with parts from the gloomtide shipwreck (plus some other odds and ends). Count (not)Noctilus I'm thinking will start life as the free stormcast that GW stores are handing out right now. Failing that (our store is currently without a manager), I'll probably troll around bits bins for a suitably tall and armored individual. Not sure if I'll put a lesser vampire onto the second leviathan. Well see what strikes my fancy. The new fell bats, while pretty, only offer 2 that could reasonably be carrying deck hands. I'm trying to keep as much of the stuff GW as I can for the sake of vanity (I like the idea of one day being featured on warhammer community. Silly, I know). I don't want to get 3 boxes of them, so I might have to look elsewhere or get creative. The deck hands will be pretty easy unless I want to get fancy, which of course, I do. Most of the fights are going to be against the idoneth and black arc corsairs (along with standard humans). That means a fair number of the crew are going to be from these individuals. That means, a box of zombies + corsairs + nemarti (maybe some frostgrave crew, though those can be a touch hard to find). I could also use those lovely cloaks for the grave guard. Maybe armed with nemarti great weapons? We'll see. I plan to make my way down from the top. Start with the heroes who will be influencing their minion's design. Not sure on the wight king. I'm currently thinking a vampire that lost their unlife that the count didn't wish to be parted from. Or an old first mate who refused to take the curse with his captain and served as a mortal until his passing. The old gunnery wight from the game can't have a 3+ save with just his shirt, so I'll work with something else. I'm playing around with the aristocracy side of things in my head currently. (also looking at medieval ship combat) I'm drawing a blank on who/what the necromancer should be on the ship. A doctor? The one who introduced the count to the curse? That creepy guy no one likes? A deep diving suit because necromancers are still alive and must breath? Who knows? Not me. I'm worrying about it after (not) Noctilus is built with his angry hermit crabs. Thank you for checking out this mad idea of mine and actually reading through this mess of ideas. As for the video that started it all:
As in the title - do you think TW2 might have made it possible for GW to consider returning TK as a faction? What we know so far: 1. TK were squatted, but they are still in the lore, under "Crimson Kings/Monarchy" (taken from the book Godbeasts) - "a dynasty of undying kings that had ruled the Voidglass desert for 12000 years. When they were attacked by ogors looking for food, they led their skeletal legions to war. Before a week was out, the ogor skulls adorned the Crimson King's chariots." 2. TK DLC seems to be really popular and has spiked interest of lots of people (only to find a sad lack of models) - TW Warhammer in general is really popular -> anyone has perhaps any data on whether the game spiked some interest in the hobby aspect itself? If such data is even possible to gather lol 3. TK were squatted 'cause they were too generic - however, GW has shown that it's possible to create some models for them that are unique, I'm mainly speaking about Sepulchral Stalkers here (sphinxes as well, but you could say that they too were too egyptian); also, their sale figures were too bad, mostly because they had super outdated skellies (it doesn't mean that GW couldn't redo them lol) 4. Death needs a new subfaction - GW could expand on Nighthaunt (l'd gladly take it, being a Nighthaunt player myself), add more skellies, maybe do the crazy, frankenstein-like deathmages expansion (wouldn't it be too generic though?) and maybe do mortal followers of Nagash (which l wouldn't like to see tbh, it just wouldn't scream "death" to me), HOWEVER, imo, we need more proper, undead stuff - and TK are here, waiting to be resurrected, maybe with Khalida as one of the main leaders (during End Times iirc Neferata was last time seen with Khalida, so there is a chance of her having survived the whole jazz) - players are thirsty for more Death and, judging from the general response towards Daughters of Khaine, any faction with really cool, new models will sell (I assume DoK WILL sell well lol) What do you think about this happening? Do you think that it would be a good move from GW to reintroduce TK or should they rather go with something totally new? I'd probably buy a lot the second l'd see them, but I just like them too much lol PS yes, I've seen too many TK gameplays lol