Sunday, 19 February 2017

"It Is The Plaguebearers' Role To Keep Stock Of New Diseases And Symptoms..."

"...And to maintain some semblance of order amongst Nurgle's naturally mischievous hordes."
This 28mm 'Rotten Paladin' is just one of the plastic multi-part models which can be assembled from the sprues found within the “Games Workshop” Plaguebearers of Nurgle boxed set. Painted as an additional daemonic minion for my fledgling Befouling Host of Nurgle, this plaguesword-wielding servant of the Great Unclean One will not only add some resilience to my Plaguebearer unit for “Age Of Sigmar”, but provide me with an easily recognisable specialist for my "Warhammer 40K" Nurgle "Kill Team" as well.

Indeed, the lesser daemon's pile of wriggling maggots was specifically placed on his base in order to signify the model as my 41st Millennium team's Dirty Fighter. This "brutal and savage" foot-soldier "for whom no blow is too low and no trick too dirty" has been 'blessed' with the special rule Poisoned Weapon, and thus narratively-speaking uses the fly larva as one of the ingredients needed to produce his blade's deadly toxin. 
Sutekh's Mummies WIPs - These heavily-bandaged robots still need additional washes
As I wanted the "loathsome creature" to match the rest of my Plaguebearers I initially gave the putrid Tallyman of Nurgle an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and washed him with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The bloated daemon was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki before I ‘picked out’ details such as his horns, open sores and teeth with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. As every "shambling, pustulent" fiend suffers with Nurgle’s Rot I coated various parts of his stomach-churning anatomy with either “Vallejo” Heavy Red or Heavy Warmgrey, and subsequently washed these areas with a combination of “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. Lastly all of the creature’s boils and pimples, as well as his maggots, were dabbed with a spot of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and treated to a coat of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.

I've yet to actually play a game of "Kill Team" yet, despite already owning more than enough fully-based "Age Of Sigmar" Nurgle models with which to field the rule-set's obligatory 200 point force. However, as the figure's Poisoned Weapon always allows it to wound its target on a 4+ "when attacking in Close Combat" I'm pretty convinced this grotesque daemon will prove rather useful. Especially when this particular Plaguebearer is also able to re-roll "failed rolls To Wound in Close Combat" if his Strength is higher than the Toughness of his target.
Boromite Overseer Squad WIPs - These models currently have simply been pinned together and primed
Due to this miniature, and a few others I'm currently progressing 'behind the scenes', not being eligible for the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, I have finally returned to my "Doctor Who And The Pyramids Of Mars" side-project and made some significant progress on the ten "Black Tree Design" service robots I plan to field as Sutekh the Destroyer's invasion force. These Egyptian Mummies still need their cytronic particle accelerators picked out in red, and some additional washes to be applied before being properly based. But should soon be submitted into the competition along with their chair-bound Osiran leader; thereby bringing me just eight 28mm miniatures shy of my 500 point goal with just under a month to go...

In addition to my current 'love affair' with "Doctor Who", a subject which both Dick Garrison ("Rantings From Under The Wargames Table") and Carrion Crow ("Carrion Crow's Buffet") currently appear to be similarly enamoured with, I have started prepping and priming the first of my Boromite Scout Force for "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" by "Warlord Games". I'll be dedicating a couple of months of my hobby-time towards painting an army for "this science-fiction tabletop wargame written by 40k author Rick Priestley" from April, so simply couldn't resist opening up my Overseer Squad blister and assembling the multi-part metal figures.  

26 comments:

  1. Plaguebearer looks great Simon, another winner! The mummies are an impressive force too. Another project? I'm not sure about Antares, although I like Ricks games, I'll think I'll wait and see on that one

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    1. Many thanks Andy. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to comment and hope the hobby is proving the distraction I once needed it to be.

      The "Pyramids Of Mars" is a bit of an ongoing mini-project, rather than anything full blown - I hope!!

      "Gates of Antares" plays very closely to "Bolt Action" & "Konflikt '47"; it even comes with the same dice. So I'm confident I'll love it :-)

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  2. I'm with Andy on this one, Simon. Nice work on the Plaguebearer, although the maggot pile looks more like a pile of crap! The Mummies look to be a force to be reckoned with. But it is your Boromite force that intrigues me the most. I often look at what is available for the Antares game and think there are a lot of really nice figures in the range. But I'm steering well clear as I can't afford the time or money to start a new project. Still, I will follow your posts on the game with keen interest.

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    1. Cheers Bryan - I think ;-) "Antares" April should hopefully prove of interest to you then, and I'm hoping to have everything primed and ready for that month so I can get cracking on them - as a result they'll be a few more Boromite-related WIPs on show beforehand.

      I also plan on buying some of the bigger beasties for the game at "Salute", so I'm hopeful you'll enjoy the Boromites as much as I plan to!!

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  3. Another great plaguebearer Simon, after Bryan's comment I cannot unsee the base as what he said. Mummies are looking great and look forward to seeing what you do with the Gates of Antares

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    1. Thanks Dave!! There doesn't seem to be much posted on "Gates of Antares", so hopefully people will find my stuff of interest. I'm hoping to use some post-apocalyptic scenery I own for the game too ;-)

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  4. Very rotten but still beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Fran. Lots more puss to come too :-)

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  5. I do love the Plague Bearers, wonderfully juicy!

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    1. Indeed they are Michael. I think I'll use "Juicy" in my next Plaguebearer posting!!

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  6. Nice work on the Plague Bearers. Look forward to seeing the Boromites scheme.

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    1. Cheers Simon. I've not quite decided on the actual colour of the Boromites armour. Buy want something that'll show off the rust I want to give them...

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  7. Still nurgling along then, definitely time to get them onto the gaming table.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I do have a Bloodletter vs Plaguebearer "AoS" BatRep planned.

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  8. Those mummies are coming along very nicely! And I'm still looking forward to seeing your Nurgle amry together in all their gory glory!

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    1. Cheers Gordon. Once I've finished this months additions I'll be sure to post something up for you :-)

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  9. Another fine Nurgle fig, but that is a really impressive group of Mummies, you do seem to be going more along the Hoillywood line of "baddie" numbers rather than the more diminutive numbers the BBC ever fielded!

    The Gates of Antares stuff look interesting, not something I've ever paid much attention too, I see the odd announcement on TMP but never open them up. I must admit I thought it was 15mm. Perhaps you can re-educate me.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks very much Roger. I do like to have some surplus baddies for my minions and ten always strikes me as a good round number :-) "Gates of Antares" is indeed a 28mm sci-fi game, so come April I hope to show you some corking models - the Boromites are awesome imho.

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  10. Very nice work on the Plaguebearer, Simon. And that's an impressive collection of mummy servitors, as Roger said. I'd never noticed before that the mummies had 'lunchboxes'...surely robotic servitors masquerading as mummies don't need to be 'anatomically correct'?
    I might have to take another look at the BtGA range, as I was initially put off by the price, but read that they've recently released some plastics.

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    1. Cheers Jez. I'm really happy with my scheme for the Plaguebearers, and whilst its a little time-consuming, I think it works well. The "Black Tree Design" Mummies are awesome, and I'm hopeful that they'll be finished before the week is out.

      There are plenty of plastics in the "BtGoA" range - although I'm trying to steer clear of them as I like metal minis. However they are certainly near "GW" prices imho.

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  11. Don't shoot me but I confess I don't know what a Plaugebearer of Nurgle is?!?! But he looks a very dodgy chap!

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    1. No problems at all Ray. I know "Age of Sigmar" is very much an acquired taste. He is indeed "very dodgy" though.

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  12. The Rotten paladin looks ace mate. Great stuff. :)

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    1. Cheers Leon. Its good to be back painting 'pimples & puss' ;-)

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  13. Per usual Simon you've done a Stirling job on that plaguebearer. The maggots are a fun little addition and I happily used my own on a necromancer's base that I'd painted a while back.

    More robo-mummies means more mooks for the Dr to deactivate or avoid. :)

    Antares does indeed have some really nice sculpts and a couple of the factions really appeal but like others above have mentioned, I need a new project like I need another hole in my bonce!

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    1. Thanks Dai, I always have you in mind when I post up Plaguebearers - can't imagine why :-) The robot mummies are now finished and should be posted up soon... and as for my "Beyond the Gates of Antares" - I'll just have to see how tempting I can be in April then ;-)

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