AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Retributors 

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Retributors 

Having charged into the thick of battle, the Lords of the Pisces have started their bloody crusade to take back their inherited lands. Their enemies, taken aback by these demigod warriors of midnight dark blue, flee as they’re crushed by the boots of sigmarite.However, as the weaklings flee and die in their wretched forms, the real battle begins when the Blood Warriors enter the fray. Charging into battle like charging rhinos, they fear not the blade nor hammer, for fear is hazy under the influence of rage and wrath.

The tides have turned, now that the forces of Order are being pushed back by the skilfully trained warriors of the Blood God. That is, until they face Sigmars elite warriors, the Pallador Retributors!

Retributor PrimeRetributor with Starsoul maceRetributorsFull Palladin Retributor unit

I’ve decided to keep this post short, as there’s not much to say on the painting process. However, I’ve enjoyed painting this unit from my Stormcast Eternals collection. I like the contrast of the red plumes clashing with the midnight blue armour, it gives the unit a rich appearance in my opinion.

Next time, I’m taking a break from the Stormcast Eternals, and returning back to my Khorne Bloodbound collection, showing off my newly painted units I’ve done for my Axes of Skarbrand army. Starting off with Blood Warriors!

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

-Bjorn

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The Grey-mane Dynasty Lore series guide post

The Grey-mane Dynasty Lore series guide post


Welcome to The Grey-mane Dynasty lore series, a fan made collection of stories in the setting of Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The individual and multipart stories have links to the rise and fall of a once proud and united dynasty, and how it affects those who have survived in the aftermath. 
Each story tells a tale of locations, characters and events that tell of the events from the Age of Myth, to the fall during the Age of Chaos and hope anew in the Age of Sigmar. 

Below are links to the lore series in chronological order:

More stories and fan made lore will be coming soon, which will be added to the link list above. I plan to repost this post when I’ve done a new lore post, so new readers won’t be confused.

I hope to continue this series to the point where I have enough story narrative/ lore content to help me start an AoS campaign, or additional fan made material for AoS games. With your feedback and help, I can be confident and guided on the right path to achieve this goal. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, if you have questions, advice or anything that comes to mind, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

-Bjorn
[note: this is completely fan made lore series and is in no way affiliated with Games Workshop. All names, locations and other material related Games Workshop are owned by their respective creators].

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Liberators

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Liberators

Leading the front lines with shields of Sigmarite and Warhammers of wrath, the Liberators are both the defence and hammer of the Stormhost. For the Lords of the Pisces, the Liberators are deployed in masses to take the fury of Sigmar to their foes.

During the process of scouting by the prosecutors, once they have found a weak point in the enemies frontier bastion, they will return to report their findings. Once the Lord Celestant Bjorn and his command echelon have drawn their plans, they’ll start marching towards enemy territory. 

In the front and center of this march Is the Liberators, shields raised in flanks as they block incoming projectiles and incoming attacks by frantics and delusional madmen. Once in close range, the unit will then charge into the enemy with unquestionable faith as they hurl themselves into the slaughter of their foes.


Painting the Liberators was a slow pace to paint in a production line process. Because the unit had to be the same consistency of paint in order to have a great painted unit. Therefore, I took my time doing stages with all the models in the unit, to make sure they are all on the same page in the process.


However, trying to keep this process for three units of Liberators is going to be a daunting task. So my solution was to break up the task between to other projects to keep it fresh and enjoyable. For example:

1. I would paint my first unit of Liberators.

2. Then a unit of Prosecutors.

3. Followed by a unit of Liberators.

4. Painting a unit of Retributors.

5. Finally, painting the third and last unit of Liberators.
Next time, the Retributors are arriving at the thick of battle with major devastation. These Palladors are the masters of the hammer strike, as they crush even the most hardy of foes foolish enough to face them.
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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

The Grey-mane Dynasty lore series: Devoted of Malus (Order Serpentis)

The Grey-mane Dynasty lore series: Devoted of Malus (Order Serpentis)

After some time working on the new series banner and concept story lines, I’ve finally been able to get back into releasing new homebrew lore for Warhammer AoS. Today, I’ll be introducing the first of four Exile Aelves faction backstorys, starting off with the Devoted of Malus (Order Serpentis). I hope you’ll enjoy the post!

The fall of the Nippon warriors of Yanljia

Far into the mountains of the west side of Silver Throne, a small but growing army of Exile Aelves are gathering together for war. Having spent centuries living on the mountain sides as survivors of the fall of the Grey-mane dynasty. The Exiles have rebuilt themselves from the ash and dirt of the lands called Black shards, where they’ve built sky piercing towers of black monoliths, built by blood, dirt and slavery.

It is here that they’ve found a new purpose to live and grow as fractured misfits of Aelves, having built a work force of slaves captured from nearby villages. The Aelves were once proud and disciplined warriors of the shadows, now torn apart during the Age of Chaos. 

It is said that they were once mighty Nippon warriors of the ruthless assassin, Yanlija, the Grey-mane of Shadows. After her execution at the hands of the bloodthirsty Malthran, her remaining warriors fled to the far west to survive. Many were killed by hordes of Daemons, eaten and diseased by possessed civilians of the plague god and butchered by Malthrans newly anointed Blood Warriors.

The few that have survived lived a harsh life on the cold winds of the mountain sides, many had died trying to defend themselves from barbarian raiders and ferocious predators. Over time, the Aelves became selfish and cold hearted as they fought to survive by any means, even so far as backstabbing each other.

From this point onwards, the Aelves would be divided into different factions, from Darkling Coverns, Daughters of Khaine, Order Serpentis and Scourge Privateers. 

Origins of the Devoted of Malus 

One day, unrecorded of who or what started the root of origin, a cult following of a long forgotten legend was spreading around the Order Serpentis of Garneth-Tar. This mythical legend of the World-that-was had been through many trials and treachery in his life, having even earned himself a place as champion of the Witch King himself. A legend that was none other than the cold blooded Warrior known as Malus Darkblade.

Legends of Malus are passed down from generation to generation, his tale of his rise and fall is truly the path that all Drakespawn Knights would aspire to. His tale was so awe inspiring, that many who hear it become devoted to worship him as a god. Soon, all Aelves became fixated on this cult, which overtook the old ways of the Nippon code. Then, the Aelves finally declared their new military faction name as the Devoted of Malus, consisting of only the finest Drakespawn Knights and Beastmasters.

The Grand Marshal and the Avatar of Malus Darkblade

Leading them to war is the Grand Marshal (Dreadlord) by the name of Lorstoir the Bloody lancer, having earned that name for obvious reasons as the name suggests. He leads the Order with a sick twisted mind that only the most devious and paranoid Aelve would appreciate. The Grand Marshal is the highest rank of the army, having proved to the previous occupant his mastery of war by backstabbing him to earn the title.

However, a Grand Marshal is nothing compared to the avatar of Malus Darkblade, a role granted to rare Drakespawn individuals who are worthy enough to be reborn as a spitting image of the legendary Dreadlord himself. Although they are significantly weaker than what Malus had gained in his possesion, nevertheless, these avatars are still a force that can smite the enemy with devastating effect.

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

-Bjorn

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Prosecutors 

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Prosecutors 

As the war for the Grey-name dynasty continues, Joining the Lords of the Pisces are the angelic hammers of Sigmars wrath, the Prosecutors. These flight gifted warriors are seen as a sacred role in the stormhost, having ascended from the sea of eternal cycle to become the predators of the sky. 

Prosecutor prime, Tikor, leads his men to scout the outer bastions of the land, seeking to find any enemy territory and finding any weaknesses for the ground troops to target.

One of my favourite sculpts from the Stormcast Eternals range, it’s hard to believe that eight years from starting this hobby, would I see the major improvements of quality the sculptors have achieved. comparing this unit to the Dark Elves Manticore and Harpies is quite a big difference on how sculpting was done.


Painting this unit was pretty simple, since the colour scheme is the same as my previous entries for the army. The wings however was a new area for me, since its texture and form is meant to reflect on its sculpt as wings of pure light.

The colour scheme is very similar to the Dracoth, although the application of paint is done in drybrush sections of transitional blend. Whilst it’s not as simple as the quick methods many would use, I think the overall look of the wings are a fantastic contrast to the cold blue armour.

Next time, I’ll be showing not one, not two, but all of my Dark Aelves I’ve painted so far! I felt it was finally time to jump the schedule and show the current progress on the collection.
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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Lord Celestant Bjorn the Stormborn

AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Lord Celestant Bjorn the Stormborn

Welcome back to AoS faction collection, a continuing series where I present models I’ve painted each week, based on the faction I’m currently collecting. Since I’m feeling under the weather from the cold flu, as well as an ever growing backlog of models completed, I’ve decided to post an extra AoS faction collection.

Today, I’ll be showing off my centrepiece for the army, a Lord Celestant by the name of Bjorn the Stormborn!

This model was surprisingly tedious to paint at first, it’s not as simple as your standard liberator or SC hero. There was a lot to consider when painting this model, from the colour scheme for textures, tones and techniques to apply for the Dracoth. As well as how to paint the model for both the rider and mount without too much complications of inconsistency to the painting.

I came to the conclusion that I’ll paint the dracoth first, as it’s the biggest part of the model to paint. I’ve used the black basecoat as a way of drybrushing over lighter paints for instant recess gaps. Once the Dracoth was done, I went on to paint the Lord Celestant without too much complication. 
Overal, painting the model in seperated parts helped me to overcome the task of painting this model. The colours chosen work well as contrast between the rider and beast, having a rich and mix tones of warmth (Dracoth skin) and coldness (Lord Celestant).

If your interested in recreating the Dracoth I’ve painted here, or want to use the colour scheme for other models, here’s my colour guide below.
Dracoth skin

  1. Basecoat the model in matt acrylic black
  2. Drybrush the model in Kabalite Green.
  3. Drybrush again in Sybarite Green.
  4. Mix 1/3 of Sybarite Greeb and acrylic model colour White and drybrush the neck and lower body.
  5. Use Druchii Violet shade on the lighter shade areas.
  6. Drybrush the shaded areas in acrylic model White.

Eyes 

    1. Basecoat the eyes in Evil Sunz Scarlet.
    2. Highlight the centre of the eyes in Ryza Rust.
    3. Carefully make a white dot at the corner of the eyes using acrylic model white.

    Teeth

    1. Basecoat the teeth in Yuriel Yellow.
    2. Shade the teeth in Reikland Fleshshade.
    3. Drybrush acrylic model white.


    Next time I’ll be covering my next Stormcast unit, the Prosecutors. These winged warriors are a sight to see, their design looks absolutely amazing for today’s wargaming plastics. Sadly, the wings can be fragile to break, as I’ll elaborate on this in my next post.

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

    -Bjorn

    AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Lord Relictor

    AoS faction collection: Lords of the Pisces, Lord Relictor

    Today I’m starting my reorganised Warhammer AoS based posts into a single new post series, AoS faction collection. To start this new continuing series, I’ll be introducing the Lord Relictor from the Stormcast Eternal stormhost, Lords of the Pisces. 

    It’s been months since I’ve last painted anything for this faction, being preoccupied with other projects that I’ve been working on. However, I was able to paint my Lord Relictor for the Stormhost, a cold stone warrior with little emotion or remorse on his emotionless skull helm.


    From what I’ve painted so far, I’m on a slow but steady pace towards my ultimate goal of painting a full 1,000pt list. For now though, the plan is to paint at least paint 700pt+ of models by the end of the year.

    Next up, I’ll be posting my first unit of allies from the Kharadron Overlords, serving the Lords of the Pisces. Both factions are united under the banner of the Grey-mane expedition, a combined force of order factions hailing from different realms.

    Descending from the skies of wealth and hard labour, the Arkanaut Company of Barak-Nar have offered their services to help their allies to retake the homeland of the Grey-name dynasty, for a price…

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    Thank you for reading this post. If you have any suggestions or thoughts on the new blog series, post below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

    -Bjorn