AoS collection (progress so far)

AoS collection (progress so far)

After a few months of project work on my AoS collection since the last update post, I’ve had a few new additions to my Khorne alliance. The rest haven’t changed since last time, but that’ll change now that Skirmish is released.

I’ve got my copy of AoS Skirmish, it’s a lot more focused on the narrative aspect for smaller games as a one off match or a campaign. From this I’m going to focus all of my effort to make a 50 renown point army for faction models that are keyed as [Skirmish]. At least I won’t have to invest much into these factions now that I can just use them for smaller games.

The first faction to be on my Skirmish project will be my Liverbone Court army, which will be a 50 renown group led by Elder Hag Hexter. Since I’ve already given her a backstory, the campaign narrative will be easier for me to write a goal for Hexter and her Court minions. 

For now though, here’s a list of factions that I’m currently working on for my AoS collection.

Keys:
✔️= completed

(*) = current progress

[Skirmish] = for AoS Skirmish 

The Grey-mane truce: Stormcast Eternals (Lords of the Pisces), and Kharadron Overlords (Admiral Blackstone’s privateers). 

  • Lord Celestant on Dracoth (currently being painted)
  • Lord Relictor (currently being painted)
  • Questor Knight ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • 5x Liberators (Basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 4x Retributors (Not basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 3x Prosecutors (Not basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 5x Judicators ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • (Yet to be decided on the Skirmish Kharadron Overlords)

Khorne Bloodbound, Axes of Skarbrand

  • Mighty lord of Khorne ✔️
  • Bloodsecrator ✔️
  • Bloodstoker (Currently being painted) 
  • Slaughterpriest (undecided for faction) ✔️
  • 10x Bloodletters ✔️
  • 10x Blood warriors (currently being painted)
  • Khorgorath ✔️
  • 25x Blood Reavers (Not basecoated) 
  • 5x Skullreapers (currently being painted)
  • Skull cannon ✔️
  • Flesh Hounds ✔️
  • Aspiring Deathbringer ✔️

Combined Nurgle army, Stagrot Warband

  • Great Unclean One ✔️
  • Nurgle Sorcerer ✔️
  • Lord of Plagues ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay ✔️
  • 2x Chaos Spawn ✔️
  • 10x Chaos Warriors ✔️
  • 2x Beasts of Nurgle ✔️
  • 10x Plague Bearers✔️
  • 3x Plague Ogres ✔️
  • Bray Shaman ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not basecoated)
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not Basecoated)
  • 5x Chaos Knights (re-based in progress)

Flesh-Eaters Court, Liverbone Court

  • Abhorrent Ghoul king on Terrorgheist ✔️
  • Ghoul king ✔️
  • Ghoul king (Basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 3x Crypt Horrors ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • 3x Crypt Horrors (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Infernal Coutier (Not basecoated)
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • 10x Crypt Ghouls (Currently being painted) [Skirmish]
  • Varghulf Coutier (Kit bash process)

Combined Skaven army, Clan Skelnix

  • Verminlord Corruptor ✔️
  • Screaming Bell ✔️
  • Warlord ✔️
  • Warlock Engineer ✔️
  • 6x Packmasters ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 12X Giant Rats ✔️
  • Hellpit Abomination ✔️
  • Plague Priest ✔️
  • 20x Stormvermin (Currently being painted)
  • 40x Clan Rats (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlock Engineer (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlord (re-painting)
  • Doomwheel (re-painting)
  • 4x Weapon teams (re-basing)
  • Greyseer (re-painting)
  • Assassin (re-painting)

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!
Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

AoS Project update [20/3/17]

AoS Project update [20/3/17]

Lately I’ve been put off painting my AoS collection and my Word Bearers warband, due to my motivation energy being focused on my course work. It’s been tiring trying to do both, as my course work is gradually taking a lot of my spare time and energy to get it all done for deadline.

As of late, I’ve been trying to post more art based posts that are from my my course work, which has helped me post content on the blog without having major gaps in the month. Once the Easter holidays comes around I’ll be able to return to getting more projects done.

The last time I’ve posted an update on my entire collection progress, I’ve had a lot on the go, alternating between each faction to gain motivation without the repetition of boredom. This time however, there’s been big changes in terms of planning each faction that I’m currently working on, as well as some being abandoned for lack of progression.

Below are what I’m currently working on.

Keys: 

✔️= completed

(*) = current progress

Stormcast Eternals and (?), Lords of the Pisces

  • Lord Celestant on Dracoth (currently being painted)
  • Lord Relictor (currently being painted)
  • Questor Knight ✔️
  • 5x Liberators (Basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 3x Retributors (Not basecoated)
  • 1x Retributor (Need two more models for minimum unit)
  • 3x Prosecutors (Not basecoated)
  • 5x Judicators ✔️ 
  • (?) to be decided 

Khorne Bloodbound, Axes of Skarbrand

  • Mighty lord of Khorne (Currently being painted)
  • Bloodsecrator (Currently being painted)
  • Bloodstoker (Currently being painted) 
  • Slaughterpriest (undecided for faction) ✔️
  • 10x Bloodletters (Currently being painted)
  • 8x Blood warriors (Need two more models for a full unit)
  • Khorgorath ✔️
  • 25x Blood Reavers (Not basecoated) 

Combined Nurgle army, Stagrot Warband

  • Great Unclean One ✔️
  • Nurgle Sorcerer ✔️
  • Lord of Plagues ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay ✔️
  • 2x Chaos Spawn ✔️
  • 10x Chaos Warriors ✔️
  • 2x Beasts of Nurgle ✔️
  • 10x Plague Bearers✔️
  • 3x Plague Ogres ✔️
  • Bray Shaman ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not basecoated)
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not Basecoated)
  • 5x Chaos Knights (re-based in progress)

Flesh-Eaters Court, Liverbone Court

  • Abhorrent Ghoul king on Terrorgheist ✔️
  • Ghoul king ✔️
  • Ghoul king (Basecoated)
  • 3x Crypt Horrors ✔️
  • 3x Crypt Horrors (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier ✔️
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Infernal Coutier (Not basecoated)
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • 10x Crypt Ghouls (Currently being painted)
  • Varghulf Coutier (Kit bash process)

Combined Skaven army, Clan Skelnix

  • Verminlord Corruptor ✔️
  • Screaming Bell ✔️
  • Warlord ✔️
  • Warlock Engineer ✔️
  • 6x Packmasters ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 12X Giant Rats ✔️
  • Hellpit Abomination ✔️
  • Plague Priest ✔️
  • 20x Stormvermin (Currently being painted)
  • 40x Clan Rats (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlock Engineer (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlord (re-painting)
  • Doomwheel (re-painting)
  • 4x Weapon teams (re-basing)
  • Greyseer (re-painting)
  • Assassin (re-painting)

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

Lords of the Pisces

Lords of the Pisces

Today I was able to paint a full Judicator unit (apart from the arrow bags, they’ll be paint separately), with a good enough paint pallet that I was comfortable with. Since these guys were completed, I thought I might share some photos of the current progress on my Stormcast Eternals collection. 

I don’t feel like adding much descriptions for the units, as I’m feeling pretty tired tonight. But anyways, Enjoy!

Judicators


Knight-Questor, Lancer Drakeoath

Retributors #1

Retributors #2

Prosecutors

Liberators #1

Liberators #2

Liberators #3

Lord Relictor

Lord Celestant on Dracoth

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Hope you guys have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Until next time,

-Bjorndovah

The Grey-mane truce, part 1: Stormhost lords of the Pisces

The Grey-mane truce, part 1: Stormhost lords of the Pisces

Today I thought I would post a backstory lore on my Stormhost that I’m currently building, this will show some context as to what my Stormhost intentions and background are about. Hope you guys enjoy the post!

In the eye of the storm, I rise from the ashes anew in coldness. Deprived of warmth and cowardness to all my enemies, and to those who would threaten the rulership of Sigmar. We are the half-lived, we care not for pride nor glory, but for the means to achive our duty. Lest we become what our elders had become, for damnation is their ways. 

We are the lords of Pisces, the tide that will devour our foes in the storm. Let none escape from our brooding hammers, for they seek vengeance at a whim.

Reincarnate and rise!!!

-Stormhost Pisces mantra, first told by Lord Celestant Karseverous the cold-born

Many Stormhosts have a hopefull mindset for sigmars great plans to retake the mortal realms, to rebuild what was lost from the golden age of mythical times. However, some Stormhosts have old agendas that linger from their past lives, seeking only to destroy and avenge their fallen people. One such Stormhost is the host of Pisces, or as other Stormhosts would name them as the ‘Half-lived’.

The reason why they are called the half-lived is a rumour, that they are so cold blooded in their actions, which could be effects caused by reforging so many times that they have lost their identity and souls by battle. Their eyes glow frost blue with inhuman stares under their helmets, implying that they have lost themselves forever in their brooding agenda.

What’s their agenda? It’s their sole purpose in life to retake their kingdom from the chaos gods, showing no mercy for the accursed taints of any who bear the mark of corruption. They seek to reclaim the Grey-mane Dynasty and re-establish a civilisation built  on the tenets of the new ways. 

So far they have reclaimed the heart of the Grey-mane dynasty capital, Lanius archvengus. However, they are being slowed down by the ghoul hordes of Elder Queen Hexter, who herself wants to reclaim the lands for her own twisted plans.

Heros of the storm

  • Lord Celestant Karseverous the cold-born, with his Dracoth Helixis
  • Knight-Questor Lancer Drakeoath
  • Lord Relictor Intonious Blackheart
  • Lord Castellant Gallenstein

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Hope you have enjoyed this, of you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorndovah

[note: this is just fan fiction based post, and not officially apart of AoS lore. Stormcast and names that are apart of Games Workshops IP are owned by them and their respective property’s.]

The explanation 

The explanation 

Continuing on from the last posts cliffhanger, I’ve posted some pictures of some models from the Khorne Bloodbound faction (including a Bloodstoker, Bloodsecrators and a Khorgorath). Now if your a regular reader to my blog site, you’ll know that I’m not collecting KBB (short for Khorne Bloodbound) since I’ve scrapped my original plans on getting a small force, and that I’ve posted my 2017 resolutions for the hobby that doesn’t mention any Khorne faction. However, as I’ve mentioned in the resolution post, I’m currently collecting Stormcast Eternals, hence why I’ve brought myself a AoS box set for both factions.

I’m personally looking forward to building my Stormcast army in time for the new releases, especially the updated army book! I’ve already got a unit of Judicators, a unit of Liberators and two Retributors, added with the units from the box game will bolster my forces to play a 1,000pt or more game.

But what about the KBB? Well, this is where I drop the bombshell, as these guys will be added to my growing Chaos force. I’ve estimated that for point wise it will be around a total of 2,500 to 3,500pt of combined chaos Alliance (I’ll recheck that for a proper calculation). These include the combined Skaven forces, Nurgle combined forces and the newest members, the Khorne Bloodbound. Already this army is becoming some sort of Grand host by accident!!! 

The great thing is about this new addition is that I won’t need much Khorne models for the faction, as the box game offers a reasonable amount of units to cover the basics, with just a few new additions to add to finish it off. Since each faction is limited to around 1,000pt/ 1,500pt (for narrative play I’ll use all of the models with no limitation) with a deity/avatar to lead the forces (for example, Sektretch leads the Skaven and Gorthoblox leads the Nurgle faction). So probably later on I may consider just getting a Bloodthister, but it’s not an essential item that I want just yet until my Stormcast army is completed.

If that’s the case, then what about Tzeentch and Slannesh you say? A mix bag really, as of the following:

  1. Slannesh is in an odd place at the minute, he/she fate is uncertain as to wether it will be still in the lore or not. So for this reason, Slannesh is off the table for now.
  2. Tzeentch, well, I’m not sure if I want to get Tzeentch models to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Tzeentch range, but I’m not sure if I want to buy much models for the army. In my ideal plan I would consider buying a Lord of change/ Kairos Fate Weaver, but none of the units within the army. This is because I feel that the LOC will be a perfect model as the Alliances main commander, the one who pulls the threads to combine the army to his own means. But for now, Tzeentch will be something I’ll go back and evaluate once I’ve got a few tasks done from my resolutions.

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That was a long post, a lot more than what was meant to be explained for the actual subject for this post. But I felt that it would be worthwhile delving into my mindset on what’s currently going on with the collection. 

I hope you guys have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, post a comment Below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great weekend,

-Bjorndovah

Expedition of the Grey-mane truce army [23/1/17]

Expedition of the Grey-mane truce army [23/1/17]

Welcome to the first post in my collection for the Order Alliance, which combines both Stormcast Eternals and the Fyreslayers into one small Warband. Unlike the Liverbone Court (that’s still WIP by the way), this army won’t be as big as I’m not planning on using it for pitched battles. Instead, it’ll be used for narrative games for story driven campaigns.

So far I’ve already nearly collected half of what I’ve needed for the Stormcast side of the army, with a full unit of Judicators, Liberators and a near completed unit of Retributors. Currently I’m. Painting my Judicators which have sort of left a bad taste to my impression on them so far. For some reason, I’m not sure if the colour scheme is right for the army. At first I was going to use green acrylics for the shoulder pads, but after shading and drybrudging them, I just didn’t like the way they look. 

I’ve tried using red paints instead, which seem to be a better option so far, but I’m still think it doesn’t look right. It’s early days, so I’ll try to complete the painting process and see if the overal look has improved (I hope so, I really don’t want to go through the tedious effort on getting the paint off 😦 )

The liberators are currently on standby to be undercoated in black primer spray paint, just waiting for the two liberators to have their paint be fully removed before spraying the whole unit. I’m also leaving the Retributors on standby until I can get one more model to have a playable unit.
That’s pretty much it for now, not much to say at the moment but it’s early days. Considering that this is about half the required models I need for the army, it’s not a bad achievement. Now it’s just a case of getting used to painting these guys in a colour scheme that I like.
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

-Bjorndovah

Stormcast, marines and the Word Bearers!

Stormcast, marines and the Word Bearers!

Just a quick little post of pictures that I thought might be cool to show 🙂. 

So for starters, here is my first Stormcast Eternal Liberator that I got from the starter magazine.  

Hailing from the Hallowed Knights brotherhood, this model will be part of my future plans for my last faction for the Order Alliegence. But as my regular readers will know, I’ve got too many projects to do currently. So for now, I’m keeping myself away from starting a small Stormcast Eternal collection. 

Next we have a librarian in Terminator armour, and a tactical Space marine of the Brazen Claws chapter.

Before Age of Sigmar came, I’ve been building up a small collection of Space marines that I’ve based on the successor chapter. Sadly the project and motivation was stopped when AoS came out, and brought me back into fantasy. But one day I hope to return to the 41st millennium and finish my collection.

Finally, we have the Word Bearers! Now these guys are my favourite models from my 40k collection, inspired by the HH novel, The first Heretic by Aaron Dembski Bowden. 

I liked how the First Heretic explored the roots of the Word Bearers, and how they were set on the path to dammnation. I’ve kept the crimson red as close to the colour tones as their artistic depiction, rather than confusing them as fallen Blood Angels. 

Speaking of Blood Angels, notice the faded symbol of the chapters icon on the Dreadknoughts coffin casket? I wanted to add some mystery as to wether this was once a loyal Angel that went traitor from his uncontrollable Black Rage, or a scavenged Dreadknought that’s been rebuilt as a Helbrute.

If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!