|"...And to maintain some semblance of order amongst Nurgle's naturally mischievous hordes."|
These 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.