Realm of Warcry; Chapter 2, Part 4

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I’ve got a bit of a photo dump for you today – I was looking to add a bit of a centrepiece to my Nurgle warband & found a zombie elephant from the Circus of Corruption Kickstarter (still available from Old School Miniatures). I figured that it would make an excellent base for a warband banner, and after a goodly amount of gluing & painting, I ended up with this beauty:

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The painting was really nice and easy, just Contrasts & plenty of drybrushing. I think I used just about every technical paint I own, as well as having a nice bit of freehand fun on the banner:

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Morbin also fits nicely in the howdah, so I have a readymade option if I roll (or chose) a Chaos Mount at some point in the future. I can even game with him in this guise by using the Warcry card for the Ogre cavalry leader, (such is the flexibility of Realm of Warcry!):

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Here’s a pic to show the scale of the thing:

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I decided to go with a three-eyed fly head on the big banner, and I really liked the look of it, so I went back and added the third eye to the smaller banner… It nicely mirrors the three holes on Morbin’s helm, and I will formally choose a third eye as a Chaos Attribute when the option presents itself :-)

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Anyway, that’s all for this week, have a good’un!

Random Interlude 2

Greetings Terrans, bit of a random post to close out the week. A few weeks back, I shared these rather dapper Lord of the Rings measuring gauges & was mulling over how best to store them so I could still get to them easily for gaming porpoises. Midgetmanifesto hit on a brilliant idea with a weapon rack a la Heroquest, with Wudugast going one step further & suggesting I build it out of wood… Well that’s exactly what I did:

It’s made out of 10mm square balsa dowels, roughed up & put together with proper joins, and then pinned with bits of paperclip. I used more paperclips to make the weapon hangers, then I used GreenStuff to add nail heads & bulk out the hangers. Finally, I painted the metal up with Leadbelcher, washed it with Nuln Oil, and finally used Contrast paint to stain the wood. Job done!

Here it is fully loaded:

Gandalf’s staff is 12″, so that gives you an idea of scale!

That’s all folks, just a bit of fun :-)

Realm of Warcry; Chapter 2, Part 3

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? As promised, it’s a Realm of Warcry post this week – I was planning on tackling the Rotmire Creed, but November is already looking tight for time so I did the less numerous Beastman portion of my warband instead. I also managed to get a game in, but annoyingly failed to roll up any new followers again… (However, I did murderise a gazzilion Zombies, earned me some sweet sweet Chaos Armour & a spooky Halloween amulet of protection, and one of my Orcs got promoted too, so I can use that lovely store birthday model I shared a few weeks back, so still a great outcome).

Anyway, let’s take a look at the Beastmen. I managed to roll three and two back when the warband was created, so I’ve lumped them together for a total of five Beastmen. I decided to go for Ungors as a cheap option to pad my warband & went with three spears & two archers as a nod to my original roll and to give me some options at range. One of them also got the waband banner:

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I used a few spare Rotmire bits to hopefully tie these guys in with the humans, and I used yellow as a spot colour to link them back to the Orcs from last month. There are a couple of light mutations in there too, but nothing too overbearing I hope. Here’s the gang so far – see what you think:

Paint-wise, I added more yellow to Morbin’s beard just prior to this pic, and ‘m really pleased that the yellow is managing to bring them together and look like a cohesive whole. I’m really happy with the banner too – I wanted to reference Morbin’s ‘Biting Tongue’ mutation, and I reckon that might be what he is mutating into under his helm!

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I also knocked together a bonus Gor (aka a ‘big Beastman’) just in case one of my lil’ Beasties gets all heroic or something:

Hmmm…. I’m not in love with this guy to be honest, and he might get filed under ‘could do better’, but he’s ok I guess. He’s based on a Plaguebearer body with lots of poor quality oversculpting, and is just a wee bit messy really.

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Anyway, that’s it for this week, catch you all later!