Darkoath Chieftain (a.k.a The Barbarian Anti-Hero!)

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This is the infamous (ex)poster boy of the WarhammerQuest franchise and the best character for anybody who was new to the game. Now he might no longer be the golden boy (Get it, because now its a Stormcast Eternal…and they have golden armour… No? *clears throat* Sorry.) but this mean hunk of muscle still means business.

First off with the sculpt and the painting. The model is beautiful, I love the detail. However, the real star of the show is the posing and expression on his face. It just oozes character. This guy a badass, and he knows it. Its got an air of confidence and a hint of cockyness to it that just makes me absolutely love it. He was a pleasure to paint too, lots off different details to work with without being to confusing.

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In the game he looks like alot of fun for a hands on combat kind of player, he doesn’t have anything to take away from just attacking minions (even his renown is just deal x damage in a single turn) but honestly sometimes that’s exactly the kind of experience you’r looking for in a game like this, If one dimensional. Hes also got a pretty good character for standard play. Its just a shame the chaos marauders models are so out of date (look at the proportions compared to this lovely model) otherwise I think i’d have half a heart to make an unaligned barbarian horde!

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Fyreslayer Doomseeker

My apologizes for the late posting of this, but frankly I think hes worth it. I’m not really a fan of the Fyrers, I mean I like a muscle bound ginger dwarf in very little clothing as much as the next man. But I’d never collect an army of them. Still this guy is great and I’m glad Warhammer Quest gave me an excuse to paint one. The model itself is a drastic improvement on the old world “Slayers” who used to resemble bears with legs and arms sticking out. I absolutely love all the little details on this guy and he genuinely looks hard as nails. I have a friend who loves dwarfs so I’d imaged this is the hero he will be playing as. As far as commentary goes I’m the most happy with his hair and beard, and least happy with how the runes branded into his flesh came out. Keep your eyes peeled as my Tzaangors are about 80% completed at time of posting so expect them on here very soon!

Excelsior Warpriest & His trusty Gryph-hound

This was the hardest member of the Party so far, and if it wasn’t for the gryph-hound turning out in a way that I liked I might not have made it through this model. Honestly the lightning bolts I think is what gave me the real trouble and I’m far from happy with it, I’d just gotten to the stage where I could do no more and was just making it worse. Still, I always loved the old Empire warrior priest. I remember when Warhammer Online came out and there was an awesome advert with one in it that made me really want to play Warhammer or the MMORPG. Alas, I was twelve and could afford neither. In all seriousness, this guy isn’t really the same thing – but he basically is the AoS equivalent and any points he lost to the old classic is made up for by his pet GRYPHHOUND (did I mention he has a dog that’s half bird and it’s awesome?). I know my partner will be playing as this fella (he has a pet, that’s kinda how they do) and I hope they realise how much of a @£%~# it was to paint. So much so that at this time I’m working on the Daemons instead, splitting the Heros into two groups. I need a break from them….

Knight-Questor.

This fellow is interesting, I remember this model being the first Stormcast I ever saw and I, like a few hated him and the idea of the ‘ground marines’. In-fact, I continued to hold that opinion for longer then Id care to admit, I think its the fact that they lack a subtle sense of humanity that the Empire characters from the old world possessed. Still having gotten my hands on this model, I actually really enjoyed painting , I was adamant that I wouldn’t do the standard gold and blue, but again that proved not to be the case. In fact the ‘questor’ was a pleasure to paint, and he’s going to look grand on the tabletop. I really do think the stormcasts serve an important purpose for Age of Sigmar from a technical standpoint. I appreciate a-lot of people disliked the idea of “Spaze marinz in fantasy” but what Stormcast really represent is a faction that is easy to paint (due to small model size and simple big details) and easy to play. This bringing’s in the younger and more casual market that I know the neck-beards fear more then the opposite sex, but it sells and it makes the hobby grown. Besides after giving the Stormcasts a chance, I even enjoyed some of the fluff, I was personally put off by them being Immortal, “Whats the point” I asked “If my dudes die, he just comes back. There is no stakes involved”, The point, is that each time a Stormcast is ‘reforged’ they lose a little more of themselves, each time. Stormcasts fear being killed because one-day they will be reforged and have lost so much of themselves, leaving nothing but a automaton in gold plate, no personality, or trace of their past selves. It very subtle, and cleaver when you think about it, even a dying man can take refuge in the idea that his soul will go on, but its the very soul that the Stormcast risks. Anyway enough philosophy and small talk, here is the painted Stormcast Knight-Questor

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Mistweaver Saih

So my first update, and hopefully not the last. This week i’m showing of my Mistweaver, shes and Elven mage (I refused to word the term Aelf or any-other greed fuelled copy-write cash grab made by GW in the AoS reboot)  that I honestly didn’t like much based off what i’d seen online. However having physical hold of the miniature and having time spent painting it, shes grown into one of my favourites from the set. I love the dynamics of the sculpt. She’s got plenty going on without becoming too “busy” like a-lot of Games Workshops miniatures now-a-days. Still she was quit difficult to paint but am reasonably happy with the result.                                                                                                                                     It will be interesting in WarhammerQuest Silver Tower, you don’t need a ‘Game Master’, its enemies actions are rolled from charts and the dungeons are random. This is great for someone like me as i’m ALWAYS the GM/DM. A position I love, it suits me well, in-fact in the rare instances I’ve found myself not the Games Master in a pen-and-paper RPG, I’ve found my self missing my traditional role. Still I do look forward to actually being able to play as a Hero in a miniature based dungeon crawler such as WarhammerQuest, and I think I’m most so certainly going to be playing as this character, I specifically like how the focus is less on her staff and more on her rather intimidating Elven short blade the mage brandishes with a air of confidence most nontraditional of the token “magic” user in any game or setting like this….

Survivor Marie-Claude

Now I had to make my second post something Super Dungeon Explore related. Honestly this game had me from the beginning. I can remember when SodaPop Miniatures (the manufacturer) first released a set of Metal blisters and a pdf. A beta if you will. I was ecstatic, for the plastic, full boxed board game that was super dungeon explore. I had to wait until I was eighteen, gathered all my money and indulged on the First edition, and all the expansion that had come out in-between its release and me being a poor English teen (which happened to be the majority of 1st edition)  Me and my friends loved it, it was a dicey (pun-intended) dungeon crawler with attitude. Plus the combination of Anime (chibis no less) and Video games in tabletop paintable miniatures was a killer combo for me. Needless to say, I don’t own everything but I honestly intend to. One model at a time….

The Survivor Marie, or as I like to call her the pub landlord. Comes from the Stilt town warband. Its personally one of my favorites. I picked it up on a whim simply because my partner recommend the purchase over any other set because it came with a undead rabbit “pet”. I’m glad I did, all the models in the box are amazing, and the hero (Marie) is a very powerful melee character. I’m very pleased with the hair on this paint job, and with the eyes (granted they are hard to make out in the lower quality photography available to me). The base is unfinished, but I tend not to put to much effort into them. just black in the crevices and grey all over.

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