Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Rise of my Undead Legion (without Nagash) - WIP
So I have decided that the End Times are not for me. I trust that this is just going to be an expansion, and not the shape on 9th Ed. Still have my reservations, as the direction GW is taking seems to be bigger and more expensive models. 40K has gone this way, and I suspect 9th Ed will do the same.
So, never the less, ranting now long over, back to the (under-powered) Oldhammer VC army I had dusted off on anticipation of the coming of Nagash. Seems like Heinrich Kemmler will have to sustain their animation, or Vlad, or whichever of my gallery of GW and Non-GW Vampires.
My concept with the VC Army is that of reanimated Talabheim and Khorne WoC troops, sticking to a black and white theme. The idea is to "compliment" my Talabheim/Talabecland Empire Army, reinforcing the concept of the Empire having to face both their fallen comrades and fallen enemy reanimated by unholy forces.
Fair bit of repainting and painting going on, to try and get a more uniform army look. Many of the pictures are really just WIPs as a result.
Harpy Thangs. Alternative Giant/Fell Bats. Lot of work still to do here
.My Giant Bats/Fell Bats have been replaced by these harpy-like creatures I bought off Sam Campbell during a foray into his hobby space at the end of a KWC Management meeting.
I have never liked the $2 Store look of the GW Bats. The swarms are ok, but I have substituted the Bats w Harpy Things
I picked up a rather nice female necromancer off Trademe, along with Reaper's Monique de Noir. Painting these up as alternative Vamps/necromancers:
Lots more painting to do here too...
Dire Wolves lurch forward
Zombies rise from their graves
Grave guard are pretty much done bar their basing
Have been procrastinating on building this box of Ghouls for some time, but got these going, and same with painting my Vargeists and Vargulf. Finally got going on them. Has fizzled a bit due to my disappointment and sticker-shock (to use Pete's term) when it came to Nagash.
3rd base of Ghouls lusting for the paint-pot. Now numbering 30 or so...
Mounted characters, all Oldhammer, and an unusual Undead Giant Goat that
I got from goodness knows where!
Characters afoot and winged, from various sources
Black Knights, Black Coach, Skellies, some w bows,
obviously longing forward to the Nehekaritic alliance that will not be
Vargheists and ethereals, some serious oldhammer Vamps
Speaking of oldhammer, also sprucing up the old Abyssal Terrors
This one's big enough to double as a Terrorgheist
Vargulf getting his first licks of paint
More Oldhammer, a Strigoi Vamp, now having lost his Strigoiness,
as the new Strigoi are modelled on the Crypt Horrors
Herr Kemmler, base coated and contemplating where to go from here
Likewise the Vargheists, complemented w a LOTR figure. Corpse Cart to the left, and more Oldhammer characters in front