You Are Invited To attend Court

Written by Liam Gregg

Sigmar 2.0 is on its way and that means it’s the perfect time to go back and revisit an army that never made it to the table. Flesh-Eater Courts have a great back story and more importantly the Terrorgheist! So using the Start Collecting box I built up a core force and added from there.

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Ghouls can grab and hold objectives, while the Terrorgheist with an escort of Crypt Flayers can swoop down and take the fight to the enemy. As magic will be important with endless spells and new spells, my Infernal Courtier has the command trait Dark Wizardry so I converted a Ghoul king to represent my Generals upgraded abilities.

With the new edition bringing in more focus on the realms I decided for to base them to match one of Shyish’s deserts. To further this theme I decided to have my units look like they have been lying in ambush for prey. While increasing unit sizes and adding more courtiers for expansion is my current plan let’s see where the new edition takes us.

The Blood God Takes A Break

Written by: Sam Doran

Ah, Age of Sigmar. To think, when you debuted, I was one of the people that decried you and sold off all my models in a huff because they’d “ruined” the game. Now I’m painting up a second army for the second edition, and times have changed oh so much…

I’ve always, always, ALWAYS played Chaos in Fantasy – and how could I not? Massive armoured vikings backed up by Daemons, Dragon Ogres (oh wait, “Ogors”), and all other manner of nightmare fuel is exactly what dark fantasy is all about for me. The fact that their characters are nigh-unstoppable murder machines may also have been a factor. But for this new version of the game, I fancied a bit of a change, and what’s as different as you can get from plate wearing bearded muscle men? Half-dressed lady ninjas. Enter my Daughters of Khaine.

Happily I’m not having to stray too far from the darker bits of fluff that pulled me to Chaos (choosing a faction that sacrifices hearts to the Murder God helps with that). I still get an incredibly predatory look on all of my models. Just look at the basic Witch Aelf – every angle on them screams “KILL!”. And of course, the wonderfully monstrous gorgon units, my favourite being the Bloodwrack Medusa from the Bloodwrack Shrine kit, seen here in my corn snake-inspired scheme.
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I’m a massive fan of painting as a factor for choosing my army, so doing something bright and colourful on such a small frame is a good challenge and contrast to my usual dark and bulky forces like Deathwatch or Goliath gangers.

I’ve planned, bought, built, and started painting my 1k starter force, listed here:

HEROES
Slaughter Queen on Cauldron
– Iron Circlet
– Zealous Orator
– Catechism of Murder

Hag Queen
– Blessing of Khaine

BATTLELINE
Sisters of Slaughter
– Bucklers
– Handmaiden
– Hornblower
– Standard
Witch Aelves
– Twin knives
– Hag
– Hornblower
– Standard

OTHER
Doomfire Warlocks
– Crossbows
– Mindrazor
– Master of Warlocks

Blood Sisters

Khinerai Heartrenders

For a total of 990
I’m hoping the new General’s Handbook will give me just 10pts more to spend – the last 20pts would give me space to add in the Quicksilver Swords endless spell from Malign Sorcery. It’s such a beautiful little piece of model, and it gives me an excuse to shriek “I CAST KNIFE!” whenever I use it.

My next step is going to be adding Morathi and the Medusa up there into the force for a push to 2k, but I promised myself I’d not do that until all of this was finished.

Seriously, I promised!

Age of Sigmar – Soul Wars

 

By Floris Hussaarts

If you are reading this then, like me, you will be excited about the new edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar that will be released on the 30th of June. The temptation to start a new army will be big (and who can blame you?), I am thinking about building an army centered around the Stormcast Eternals that come inside the new core game. However I don’t want to have to put painting miniatures on hold while I wait for the game to be released. So what to do? A small 1000 point army obviously. By doing this I will something to do until launch weekend and I will have an army ready to play some games with the new rules before I have build and painted all those gorgeous looking new Stormcast Eternals.

In the past I have had a number of Age of Sigmar armies and when choosing a new force to collect I try to avoid repeating myself (I have had a Stormcast Eternals army in the past but, as they say, exceptions make the rule). The Seraphon are an army that I have always liked the look of, ever since they first appeared in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles coregame set where they faced off against the Bretonians. However I never painted any of the miniatures and actually only remember playing against them on a few occasions.

So decision made, a 1000 point Seraphon army it shall be. The new General’s Handbook 2018 will probably change some of the points values so by staying just below the maximum points I’ve set I’m hoping to still have a legal force after the launch of the new edition (not long now until I find out).  My final list contains the following heroes and units:
– Skink Starseer;
– Skink Priest;
– Skink unit (10 models);
– Skink unit (10 models);
– Troglodon;
– Bastiladon;
– Ripperdactyl Riders (3 models).

As you will have noticed, it is a Skink army with not a single Saurus Warrior to be found.

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The above image shows my progress after my first few evenings of painting and I have already started building and painting the remaining miniatures, that I aim to have ready in time for the Soul Wars launch weekend.

I’m not much of a painter (building/converting and playing the games are my hobby), problem is that I don’t like playing games with unpainted or proxy models so over the years I have developed a painting style that I am happy with and gets models onto the table in no time. I always start by using a spray to base coat the models in a colour that will be the core colour used to tie the army together. In this case Army Painter Uniform Grey. This is followed by adding details with basic light colours. For the seraphon I used Citadel Ceramite White for the scales, with Deathclaw Brown and Gehenna’s Gold for the weapons and armour. Many of the models have feathers for decoration and these got a coat of Calgar Blue. Once this was done I used the Army Painter Dip and literally dunked the models in it. Individually and under close scrutiny my miniatures leave much to be desired. On a battlefield and grouped together in units they serve their purpose and look the part.

Should I like the army enough then I will put the Stormcast Eternals on hold for a little while longer and concentrate on the Seraphon. A second Troglodon in a different pose sounds like a challenge I’m up for. If that becomes a reality I will be covering the conversion work in a future blog post.