Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie the Chaos Ogres


Thank you and welcome to this next installment in my ongoing travels through the Mortal Realms (TM). I have chosen to heavily modify a set of standard Ogres (Ogors?) to make them appear like they are heavily into Nurgle. Truth be told these conversions were actually made in 2004 or there abouts... and at the time it probably made sense as the ogres of Chaos could have the Mark of Nurgle or some such kerfuffle. 


With regards to the painting I really tried to go all Blanchitsu on the dear boys. I hope this is evident. I decreased the palette to a few select colours, and applied them as glazes on top of a zenith undercoat made with black and white sprays. After this I added in more and more VMC off white to gain some pretty steep highlighting going. After that I added the metals, the rust and then a drowning coat of GW sepia. This was followed by a bit of detail work on the buboes - mainly just a yellow wash followed by some purple and tamiya clear red. 

The dear old buboes in all their colourful display. 


The background story for the three stooges here is not set in stone yet but I suspect they form a sort of mercenary pack hiring out their services to whomever is willing to pay in enough rotten flesh and rusty old swords to satisfy their appetite. 
Or maybe they're on a whole other story... trailing through the realms until they find the garden of Papa Nurgle, joining forces with whomever they meet on their way. I think I like the latter. 

Hoogie - the banner bearer. A beacon of hope, the symbol to which the ogors rally in times of despair. Hoogie sports a nice rotting banner which doubles as a habitat for his maggot farm. 


Doogie has a single eye in the forehead much alike the plaguebearers of Nurgle. This obvious preference by the Lord makes him the natural leader of the trio.


Loogie is a brutish simpleton even by Ogor standards. He favours a club or rather a log, fitted with iron rims to bash out the brains of whatever comes in his way. 


And there we have it. The Forces of Lord Gloss are getting nearer to completion. Listed as always is here the army list with completed units indicated in blood red. I have learned that viewers tuning in via their mobile units won't register the colours... unfortunately I can't really do anything about it. 

Heroes
Lord Gloss The Rageful - Bloodthirster Of Insensate Rage (280)
s'Haggy D'oo - Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (180)
Slambo (80)
Bob The Destroyer - Chaos Lord On Daemonic Mount (140)
Zumzin Frum Aboog - Chaos Sorceror Lord (140)
Units
Arkmett the Terrible - Chaos Chariot (80) -Greatblades
Morten and The Maroudeurs - 10 x Chaos Marauders (60) -Axes - Damned Icon
Despoilers of The True North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) -Hand Weapon & Shield
Despoilers of The Geographic North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) - Halberds & Shield
Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet - 10 x Bloodletters (100) - Gore Drenched Icon
Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie - 3 x Chaos Ogres (120)
The Mutts of Doom - 5 x Flesh Hounds (100)
The Angelic Psalm of Gore - 5 x Chaos Knights (200) -Ensorcelled Weapons
s'Teeg, s'Taag and s'Toad - 3 x Dragon Ogors (160) -Ancient Weapons

Total: 2000/2000
Heroes: 5/6    Battlelines: 7 (3+)    Behemoths: 1/4    Artillery: 0/4

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Arkmett the Terrible

'Akmett the Terrible was the only child of a Aqshyan bloodbanker and early on he found out that a day at the gory races of Fundabluda was really all he needed in life.' 

The next installment in my ongoing to quest to make a 2000 pts Age of Sigmar Chaos army is this chariot. Akmett The Terrible is a merciless killing machine that rides out to battle under loud chants of Manowar or the Aqshyan counterpart. 

As with all my units in this army the painting is terribly simple. Even you could do it! Yes you! First thing you do is you undercoat the model black... and then you simply block in the colours. Red on the red parts, bronze on the bronze ones... the black is even black already! All the more easy. Then you hightlight a bit here and there - don't be too delicate and make sure to exagerate a bit as we're going to dull the model with a bit of washing later on. I prefer pure white for the final highlights because it looks decent when washed with sepia aftewards. The colours I use are varied and generally I like a triad of VMC red, P3 khador highlight and VMC off white. Skin in this case is VMC medium flesh. 


The whole thing is then drowned in sepia wash... in this case not the head though as I wanted the small plastic beads to keep their white diamond like sparkly. The head was from a necklace I found at a pound market. You know, some of that gothic tat that they're pushing together with Motorhead logos and Iron Maiden t-shirts and so on...

Finally the model was given a gory coating of Tamiya clear red and a generous splashing splatter with a toothbrush to create small dots of colour all over the thing. A final 'end it all' coat of gloss varnish and a nice agrellan earth base and we're done! Easy peasy! 


As always I present here my armylist and the units that are officially done and documented are indicated in blood red letters to please the Raging God.

Heroes
Lord Gloss The Rageful - Bloodthirster Of Insensate Rage (280)
s'Haggy D'oo - Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (180)
Slambo (80)
Bob The Destroyer - Chaos Lord On Daemonic Mount (140)
Zumzin Frum Aboog - Chaos Sorceror Lord (140)

Units
Arkmett the Terrible - Chaos Chariot (80) -Greatblades
Morten and The Maroudeurs - 10 x Chaos Marauders (60) -Axes - Damned Icon
Despoilers of The True North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) -Hand Weapon & Shield
Despoilers of The Geographic North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) - Halberds & Shield
Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet - 10 x Bloodletters (100) - Gore Drenched Icon
Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie - 3 x Chaos Ogres (120)
The Mutts of Doom - 5 x Flesh Hounds (100)
The Angelic Psalm of Gore - 5 x Chaos Knights (200) -Ensorcelled Weapons
s'Teeg, s'Taag and s'Toad - 3 x Dragon Ogors (160) -Ancient Weapons

Total: 2000/2000
Heroes: 5/6    Battlelines: 7 (3+)    Behemoths: 1/4    Artillery: 0/4

The Forces of Lord Gloss The Rageful

The Age of Sigmar is upon us!

Or at least... upon me. I have surrendered my hobby to the Games Workshop hobby life (TM) for the time being. Actually I am quite enjoying what appears to be deroute into speed painting realms of modern massive wargaming battles. 

 Lord Gloss The Rageful - his minions always tread warily on Mondays if the weekend has been heavy on mayhem and bloodflow.


Optimistic as ever I have based my endeavours on my present lead mountain. I have loads of old, but not old enough, Games Workshop figures. These figures are also known as 'middlehammer' as, historically, they were developed and produced in the period between the 'old days' of Rogue Trader in eighties and the 'new days' which seems to be quite recently... or somewhere around it. 

Basically the models are among the first multi component plsatic fantasy sets. And while GW was an industry leader at the time, they weren't as capable as they are now. Many of the figures are clunky and the dimensions are quite frankly completely off.

To me they look a bit like old friends - I started at this point in the hobby and probably have a filter of 'good old' put in front of my eyes when I view them.

To get things started I have created a 2000 points armylist. I have decided to take the Stillmania approach and simply say that this 2000 points army is set in stone once it is painted. No new units and no changing... just gaming! And gloss varnish! The list can be split in two groups of 1000 points though. Just for a little flexibility. You can see the entire list at the end of this post. I will mark the units by highlighting them in blood red once they're done.

Now this shouldn't be about text and lists and yadayada all of it so let me show you the first two units I have finished for this army. 



First up we have Lord Gloss himself. He is a 10' something bloodthirster and quite the ronkedor. For the last couple of centuries Gloss and his troops have been huddled up in a castle near the Worldgore Springs in what is considered a 'nice place to settle' by Aqshy standards. Since the coming of Sigmars sigmarines, however, Lord Gloss has had to dust of his battle axe and start working out again to keep up. 


The painting style is totally sloppy. I decided this was the only possible way I could ever finish a GW army. So it painstakingly simple to explain: The colours have been blocked in, the whole thing drowned in sepia wash and then a few highlights and a generous tooth brush spatter of brown and black and blood. And lastly a thorough spray of gloss varnish. The red was painted using VMC red, P3 Khador Red Highlight and then GW Sepia wash. Bases are GW Agrallen Earthshade, fixed with PVA, drybrushed with P3 Rucksack Tan and VMC Iraqui Sand.


Now the gloss varnish may put some people off, but I have found that I absolutely adore it! So this goes on these old turds from now on. 


I have been experimenting a bit with adding blood dangles. This is done very simply by glue on a bit of hair and then soaking it in Tamiya Clear Red or equivalent. 



Heroes
Lord Gloss The Rageful - Bloodthirster Of Insensate Rage (280)
s'Haggy D'oo - Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (180)
Slambo (80)
Bob The Destroyer - Chaos Lord On Daemonic Mount (140)
Zumzin Frum Aboog - Chaos Sorceror Lord (140)
Units
Arkmett the Gibberist - Chaos Chariot (80) -Greatblades
Morten and The Maroudeurs - 10 x Chaos Marauders (60) -Axes - Damned Icon
Despoilers of The True North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) -Hand Weapon & Shield
Despoilers of The Geographic North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) - Halberds & Shield
Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet - 10 x Bloodletters (100) - Gore Drenched Icon
Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie - 3 x Chaos Ogres (120)
The Mutts of Doom - 5 x Flesh Hounds (100)
The Angelic Psalm of Gore - 5 x Chaos Knights (200) -Ensorcelled Weapons
s'Teeg, s'Taag and s'Toad - 3 x Dragon Ogors (160) -Ancient Weapons

Total: 2000/2000
Heroes: 5/6    Battlelines: 7 (3+)    Behemoths: 1/4    Artillery: 0/4

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Ent Tymes: Brewery Attack!

After a long time I am now back with a bit of fun gaming here. I was very fortunate to lure Jonas of deathworldadventures.blogspot.com and Daniel of Svendborg into playing a game of Warhammer with me. The scenario was one I had written and I expect to form a PDF book of the combined scenarious once we are through all of them. The setting revolves around the dwarven brewery of the Wyrm's Breath Brewery. Renowned for its ale that is said to cure anything from orcoid hairloss to the phallic dysfunction of an Ogre. 

Here follows an account of our first battle - The Attack on The Brewery.