Hi guys, this will be a quick post today – life is hectic at the moment, so the hobby is very much on the back burner for a few weeks. I did however paint up a few birthday gifts from my brother-in-lead Ross (he of Classic Chaos Daemon fame), who most excellently got me a classic C17 Skeleton command to buff my fledgling AoS undead – I just love these guys, just so much character to them… if you can’t appreciate a skeleton with a Mohawk then you are in the wrong hobby my friend ;-) I also bashed out a skelly emerging from the ground to take my skeleton unit up to the magic AoS 20, (irritating that some units only get good when the multiples of 10 start stacking… go buy more stuff kids!). Ok, so technically the unit is at 19.5, but I am rounding up, ok? OK?? Right… fine… anyway, here they are:
Seeing as I was doing some undead, I also dug out some old school Spirit Host minis, (again from Ross, from an earlier birthday), to add to the party. These minis are so goofy, they make me laugh every time I see them! I have split the host, and will be fielding them as Banshees… I’m calling them the three tenors:
Finally, I added big chaos champion from one of the rather excellent Pantheon of Chaos kickstarters, (now available as ‘The Sword of Echoes‘ over on Knightmare Games). He’s a big old fella, and, while not sold as an undeader, I’ll be fielding him as a Wight King with black axe for some proper crumping power:
And here’s a few group shots with my existing multiracial skellybob unit – just for fun:
Painting was all done in a very quick and easy ‘washy’ & ‘stainy’ kind of way – I quite like the faded look that it gives the minis… an appropriate vibe for the shambling undead IMO.
So that’s it for this post chaps, I told you it was a quick one! Not sure when I will next be posting – the next six weeks are just ridiculous with study & work, so hobby time is going to be scant… Bear with me dear reader, this shall pass, and normal service will resume at some point in June :-)
Cool man. Love the Mohawk dude. Hurry back as I thoroughly enjoy your posts.
Cheers dude, I’ll do my best :-)
Yes, I definitely agree about the mohawk and if you don’t like it “being in the wrong hobby.” :)
Also, after reading the article, I got a giggle out of the pun that was the title. I originally thought, “I wonder what he doesn’t like about AoS?”
Thanks Ann, Mr. Mohawk is a cool customer for sure ;-)
Well done! I have precious few Oldhammer skeletons in my undead army, but they never fail to turn heads when they hit the battlefield. Love that old mohawk guy!!
Cheers mate, they don’t make ’em like they used to, that’s for sure :-)
Hahaha the punk skeleton is just out there. Love it. The spirit host banshees got some proper ghost colour. Looking great.
Cheers Thomas – all very quick and easy I assure you ;-)
i read “abone to pick with AoS” and was expecting a post about something rules or concept wise AoS. by the end I was laughing at the pun! nice work by the way, looking forward to what We see in the future!
:-) well, I suppose the way the bonuses stack by unit size is a bit irksome – you have to buy & paint a lot of zombies for them to be any good for example! But it all makes sense in a fluffy way so I’m good with it, and with AoS in general :-)
I’m not familiar with the rules of skeleton units, how many do you need?
30 including command for maximum buffs – each mini gets +1 attack at unit size 20, and +2 attacks at unit size 30. Having a command section is a good thing as well – the champion has +1 attack, the musician guarantees a minimum 6″ charge , and the standard bearer returns D6 slain models to the unit each turn!
Oh wow! That’s awesome! Was looking at doing a death army, its under represented in my local meta. So I see your pain with model numbers.
Fortunately they are quick and undemanding to paint ;-)
Great collection of old school-y undead goodness. Nice painting on them as well, the style suits those minis something lovely.
Cheers matey – if you think these are old school, wait until you see my next undead addition! ;-)
Uuuh, those are so characterful!
:-) thanks mate
Those are fun undead models for certain. An undead army is always tempting me.
“(irritating that some units only get good when the multiples of 10 start stacking… go buy more stuff kids!)”
I have yet to play AoS although I really think that it looks like a lot of fun.
The multiples of X required to get certain bonuses is very annoying though. Its a bit awkward to house rule too.
Im very much looking forward to seeing what GW come up with for AoS Skirmish though. It sounds like it will be a lot more my sort of thing.
Thanks mate, and yeah, AoS is ok. To be honest, the normal rank & file units are pretty boring – they just march into each other and it turns into a slog fest… the bigger stuff is more fun however, with all the cool rules and whatnot. I have high hopes for the skirmish game as well, as the fundamental game mechanic is pretty slick. Fingers crossed eh? :-)
🙂 well, I suppose the way the bonuses stack by unit size is a bit irksome – you have to buy & paint a lot of zombies for them to be any good for example! Those are fun undead models for certain.
Thanks mate – and yeah, zombies do get pretty mighty in big numbers, especially if you chuck in a corpse cart!
Im very much looking forward to seeing what GW come up with for AoS Skirmish though. Thanks Ann, Mr. Mohawk is a cool customer for sure 😉