Greetings Terrans, I hope this finds you all well. Sorry it has been a bit slow on the blogging front of late – it has been a hectic start to the new year with work & study pushing me hard, and the remaining time being spread thinly. Still, I managed to get the last of the originally rolled members of my Nurgle warband completed – three human ‘deserters’. The RoC tables make it pretty clear that deserters should be pretty basic troops, but I felt I had enough cannon fodder types & so went a bit more upmarket:
These three fallen knights were all free, either given away or gifted over the years. The two Hammer lads, (‘Retributors’ I think?) , were pretty straight forward conversions, and just needed some Bretonnian bits, skulls and gunk to Nurgle them up a bit. I added a few trinkets to tie them in with the Rotmire Creed, along with the bone spikes, so hopefully there is a bit of visual continuity there:
The sword’n’shield Knight Questor conversion was a bit more involved – he’s based on a bog-standard Liberator but with elements from Bretonnian knights, Space Marines, general odds-and-ends, and wherever that back banner came from:
The paint job was a really messy relaxed affair – I really wanted these guys to look like they had been wading through a swamp for years, with some hints of faded finery still visible but very much decayed and corrupted. They actually turned out pretty colourful, but I’m hoping that the various touches of yellow and green cloth tie them in with the wider warband. Finally, I had some fun with the freehand on the Questor’s shield & back banner. The banner is that of Morbin of course, but the image on the shield is the Questor’s own device – whether it is a relic of his time as a Stormcast, or a symbol from an even earlier existence is unknown.
Here’s a final shot of the whole warband together – all the original rolls plus the 7 brigands I rolled after a game:
This was a great little project, and I’m sure I’ll be revisiting these guys again, but I’m done for now. My next project will be the complete opposite to this – an Old Hammer lead crew for a modern sci-fi skirmish!! Watch this space :-)
Dave Stone said:
Great finish to the warband Alex, it’s been fun to watch all the converting of models to fit the rolls you got on the tables, and excellent job making them all look Nurglesque, and then tying the colour scheme together on all the different types.
Cheers mate, it has been a really enjoyable process 😊
Those are really nice! :-) Well rusty!
Cheers mate – and gungy too! 😊
The sword and shield guy is my fave! Nice pose and if you hadn’t said anything I would have assumed it was a stock mini! :)
Cheers mate, he did go together quite well – pretty chuffed 😊
Great work mate. 🙂
Pete S/ SP said:
Fantastic- love the shield.
Cheers mate, it was good fun to paint 👍
Absolute genius. The Bretonnian and Nurgle inspiration on some Stormcast minis is something that I would say couldn’t work when all together… yet you managed to produce some awesome models. Fantastic work!
Thanks matey, I’m pretty pleased with the gungy trio 😁
Looking phenomenal. I really need to get into Warcry. Some amazing kits.
Cheers mate, it’s well worth it – both from a modelling and gaming perspective!
Grotty and rusted! Love it mate.
Hell yeah 😁👍
Wonderful stuff mate, the figures look terrific, but the freehand on the banner and shield is simply outstanding!
Fabulous end to a wonderful group!
Aw, cheers mate, nice to finish with a flourish 😊
Great work on these, really captured the affect you wanted, and the freehand on the shield is amazing!
Cheers mate, glad you like ‘em – I certainly had fun painting ‘em! 😁
Those knights have come out looking awsome mate, the Bretonian bits work really nicely with the Stormcasts and the end result looks extremely Nurgly. Top quality freehand too!
Cheers dude, turned out ok didn’t they? 😊
Hope you’re all well mate 👍
Those knights have turned out amazing! The highlight for me is the Bretonnian; she’s just amazingly posed and the freehand shield is just *chef’s kiss. Keep up the inspiring work.
Cheers mate, I had fun with these 😁
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