I have recently completed some random stuff for armies here and there. Sometimes you just have to paint up odd things for no apparent reason.
This time I’m painting a bunch of Archfiends of the Abyss, and the first is finished and ready to join his army, some of which is waiting to be rebased away from HoTT (sadly, no games of that fantastic rule set have even looked like happening 😦 ). So KoW here we come…
First up, here is Ygg’thruiiigh’n, Archfiend of the Abyss. Just call it Bob. It seems to answer to that.
He’s a Reaper Bones model, and has again surprised me with just how well these figures can paint up. They’re also just a bit heavier than plastic models of the same size, but far lighter than metal models would be.
This is a big model, that’s a 50mm square base.
Whilst we are on the topic of Abyssal nasties, here’s the Lord of Lies from my collection. No, I can’t spell its name. Don’t ask.
It’s an old Citadel model from many moons ago, painted by my brother when he was into the whole miniatures hobby thing. Still a good looking sculpt.
And to finish, some progress on an existing army project. It’s an updating of my old Mummy Half-Troop from an earlier edition of Kings of War. With a recent rules update this particular unit vanished from the list of permitted Mummy configurations. I’ve known they’d need a rebase and some extra bandage-heads to be legal in the game. Now it’s done. Extra figures from the “Undead Box” and a new base and we are rockin’ the afterlife…
The left pic is the “Before” shot, the one on the right is “After”.
Before (Half Troop)
They’ve been nerfed a bit in the latest edition, but heh. Every undead host needs some.
The train is well and truly on the rails. In fact, this artillery train has quickly outgrown the ability of the army itself to support it with Regiments. So this lot can’t all be fielded at once. At least, not yet…
To the guns!
Whoops! Shell goes in the other way!
Master Hulnir, Gunnery Captain from Kromdahr
Thon Gunroar, Gunnery Captain from Thurmyr.
Mad Mjolnir, Ironbelcher Cannon
Grendar’s Regret, Ironbelcher Organ Gun
The Pianola Gun, under new management
Grumpy Grognar, Ironbelcher Organ Gun
Thorny Thorthona, Jarrun Bombard
Glolgora, Ironbelcher Cannon
Dhuzmumir, Jarrun Bombard
For twelve long years the Dwarfs rebuilt their broken army. The defeats at the hands of the Ogres of the Mountain were unforgotten and vengeance would soon be at hand with the fury of a reinforced legion of the combined Clans!
The Host assembled for a rousing speech from their High King. Many cheers and warchants were bellowed and much ale was downed. “Oh well,” said the High King, “The attack can wait until tomorrow.” So he refilled his stein. It would be a long night…
The Dwarfs have been a project I had been putting off for no good reason other than the usual “shiny thing” distractions in the path. However I had recently acquired a large part-painted collection of models from a friend, and in my usual way began basing the painted stuff as quickly as possible. This has led to a rather substantial army out of what seems like nowhere. I like this sensation.
I’ll post the artillery pics later. Suffice to say, I still do not have enough painted regiments to justify all of the big shooty stuff. I’ll get there, sooner or later.
Ironwatch Crossbows from an unnamed unit.
Grussumir Ironclad Regiment
The Dulgrum Ironclad Regiment, despite it’s name it is actually only a troop due to never recovering from recent losses.A rather old unit of mine which will be interesting to game with.
The Nungrulir Ironclad Regiment, though this ragged bunch I’d rather refer to as Dwarf Militia.
The Kromdahr Shieldbreaker Regiment. More Dwarf Militia…
Dwarf Highlander Berserkers from Glorignum Hold. They hold no Regimental honours as membership in this unit tends to be temporary at best.
Thurmyr Ironclad Regiment.
The Ragnir Ironclad Regiment. The Captain of this unit finds his hearing to not be quite what it once used to be…
Riflemen from Stoneriver Hold.
Some Throwing Mastiffs of the Airborne Divison.
Dwarf Lord Magn Redroar of Stoneriver Hold. He is a borderline berserk this one, his fury is rather well known across Dwarfdom.
Thane Tharthrom Thunderfury and his Amazing Hammer
Lord Dardur Dirgeaxe of Thurmyr
A cameo from a well known movie star
Thergrum, a Stone Priest from Glorignum Hold.
A Greater Eath Elemental known only as Pebbles to his friends
Unlike the Elves I’ve posted before, these are from my own collection and are starting to grow to useful proportions as an army. Again, I’ve been basing up everything that I can find that’ll fit. The fact that it was once an army bought in the past for a certain once-popular fantasy mass-battle game means there are a lot of models already painted out of the gate.
They’ve already taken the field alongside my Dwarfs (I’ll post pics of the stunty ones soon). Only their shared Good alignment kept them from beating on each other – something about trees and ale barrels, who knows… Oh, and the combined Abyssal/Undead host that faced them. They did lose. A bit. But we shan’t talk about that whilst such proud ancient peoples are in earshot, oh no…
Celerion, First of His Name, and First of His Tailor’s Clientele, King of the Elves of the West and Elsewhere
Two rather nicely painted elf characters I picked up at MOAB one year, already finished barring the bases. Theyre looking rather dapper though one of the swords might need a pinning at some point 😦
Kindred Tallspear Phalanx. Comin’ at ya
Rear view of the Tallspears, showing off their standard (I got this from the net maaaaaany years ago, can’t remember where, if I find it I’ll cite it)
Archer Troop. Firepower for the legion…
Elven Swordmaster. I love this model, it’s so old-school…
Rear view of the swordmaster. I’ll most likely use it as a Prince under the rules.
Another Elven Prince, complete with Princely couture
Not happy with how Army Painter Strong Tone works on blue, or anything even vaguely blue. Dark Tone would have been innappropriate. Sad Face.
Elven Mage. Another favourite figure from times gone by. Heartbreaker Miniatures I believe.
Rear of Mage
A more recent Elven Mage of familiar provenance. Somewhat unbalanced on that little 20×20 base, but looking good… Painted this one years ago.
Palace Guard. For some reason , a rather photogenic bunch of models. Look good “in the flesh” too.
Drakon Rider Lord… Yes, that’s a Drakon. It is, alright?
More Archers. More arrows. I like.
Another view of the Archers.