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 :-)