Kremmet Posted October 19, 2014 Report Share Posted October 19, 2014 After reading all the recent blogs on here, I decided to write up my own for my Tomb Kings. While I've always been interested in the sand skellies (their WD premiere was the first time I looked away from 40k) I've never really felt the urge to own an army of them. That changed recently as I started rebuilding a bit of the Redmond WHFB scene with new players. I wanted to play something a little lower on the totem pole than my old standbys of DE and DoC while also trying out something new. In came an old friend with an old crush and I found the answer to both in TK. Now, with Undead Legions being a thing and me with a brand new Nagash, I've decided to give these bones the TLC they need to really make the army mine. As this isn't solely a painting blog, I'll give you all my list run down which is not currently open to discussion in terms of models as I have a deadline of the next Sparkle Party Deathmatch to get things ready by. I am however interested in thoughts on future expansions as I have a lot of skeletons ready to go. The List: Nagash 1,000 Necromancer: Channelling Staff 80 3 Skeleton Chariots: standard bearer 175 3 Skeleton Chariots: standard bearer (Banner of Eternal Flame) 185 30 Skeleton Archers: Master of Arrows; musician; standard bearer 210 5 Dire Wolves 40 5 Dire Wolves 40 Khemrian Warsphinx: Fiery Roar 230 Casket of Souls 135 Terrorgheist 225 Screaming Skull Catapult 90 Screaming Skull Catapult 90 2,500 points If I were planning to run things as a little bit tougher of a list I'd drop the Necro and the SSC's for a second Terrorgheist, but as it stands my conversion plans/wallet leave me with no ability to field a second TG. Overall my play testing has resulted in moderate success by my standards. Nagash definitely brings an interesting change to the overall game mechanic in that he forces my opponents to play on a clock: either kill Nagash/his army or suffer the wrath of his summoned horde. Definitely a breath of fresh air if you ask me! The Pictures: Here's what people actually want to see: models! This is how all of my skeletons start out. This was the previous owner's first army and, well, it definitely looks like a beginner painted it. I don't quite have the patience to strips everything so I'm just doing my best to paint over everything although the huge amount of mold lines I feel obligated to remove leaves some bare plastic. I'm also not a huge fan of the red accent color and much prefer the classic TK turquoise. I mean, why mess with a classic? My test revision. Overall I like how he turned out even if the dry brushing from the previous paint job shows through a little too much. I've also learned a deep hatred for painting bows. I don't want to spend more than 30 minutes a skeleton and the damn things produce paint tears so easily if you apply any amount of alacrity to them at all! Bah. The gang's all here! Well not quite, but it's a start. I really like how the standard turned out as I've felt for awhile now that the best TK armies involve bright colors. With so much sand and bone it's nice to have a few eye catchers to really help the army pop. This picture didn't turn out too well. Not saying that the others are all that great given I'm just shooting with my phone in my LGS, but this was the best one I got of the archer unit so far. Ten models in and things are beginning to shape up. Note that the bases aren't finished yet as I'm still contemplating whether I'm going to do dead tufts of grass or just a few patches of dead static grass. Jury is still out. You like dags? I like dags. I'm not a fan of the current undead Direwolves that GW produces as I much prefer the concept of live "creatures of the night" being summoned by the vamps/sand vamps. I get that they have the Undead rule, but so do ghouls and I think that an obvious mechanic concession shouldn't impact modeling. That said, I didn't actually do all that well modeling here :D . The dogs on the left are just some left over wolves I have from my OnG army. I would prefer them all to be the new Chaos Warhound models, but I could only find a few of the ones I own and I'm not really looking to buy and paint new ones while I still have so much of the project to go. I painted these guys recently to break a bit of a painting lull I've been in since the end of September. Sometimes you've just gotta force yourself to do things so you don't end up paralyzed by indecision and I must say I'm happy with the new results. Painting-wise, I thought that hyenas as a color scheme would fit with the army nicely and I'm glad I went with that. The warhounds impressed me so much that I tore about my bits room trying to find their tails and horns so I could finish the models. Ideally I'd like to do the simple conversions required to make them look more like normal hyenas, but I'm fine with a little chaos in my army. It is the End Times, after all! Some close ups of the hyenas. That's about it for this update. Hopefully I'll post sometime next week with more army progress. Until then, here's a bit of a sneak peak of my next build for the army: Any guesses (I know it's not terribly hard) ^_^ . 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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