Saturday, 25 April 2015

The story... so far

The Daemons are coming along. It goes in leaps and bounds, though, with a lot going on at times, and then not very much or nothing at all happening when the project ends up shelved for months. I managed to get most stuff done back in 2012/13, the status after some very productive six months back then:


After that, things slowed down a bit. It is noteworthy that the army was conceived in 2011, using the old Codex Daemons from back then (5. edition). As a nice little touch, I had envisaged to have all units 7 men (creatures) strong, as an hommage to Nurgle (7 being his sacred number). However, under the current Codex, all troop choices need to be at least 10 strong, so I had had to adapt to this.

First, I upped the strength of the Plaguebrides (counts as Daemonettes) to a full 10, so they are a legal choice now:


I realize the picture isn't exactly fortunate, because lots of the girls are standing in each other's way, but I think you get the gist.

Anyway, that left me with a second troops choice missing for the army to conform to standard army selection, so I went to work on some Plaguebearers derived from several different Confrontation Mid-Nor dwarfs. You have seen these guys already, but for the sake of completeness:


You will notice that there are 4 minis short of the minimum size of 10, one of those minis has been completed since the picture has been taken, while two others are very close to completion and the final mini - the unit's champion - still needs some serious work.

I am not a big fan of armies that don't look like armies, so I will certainly paint several more troops choices before I will add more characters or big gribbly stuff. That is the one gripe I have with the army - I just painted random stuff in the beginning, leaving me with a collection of miniatures that do look good, but are not gameworthy.

14 comments:

  1. The Plaguebrides are hideous; well done! It's nice to see his army grow.

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    1. Thanks Ana. Yes, it is good to have a project to periodically return to, to see it grow and put a fresh spin on it. The daemons have been neglected too much in the last two years, thanks to other projects occupying my mind - no less then two attempts to build Realm of Chaos warbands, both of which ultimately failed. But at least they made me start this blog :)

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  2. Man, your daemons are really creepy and amazing! I love them!

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    1. Thanks dude. I really need to get my shit together and finish the Plaguebearers...

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  3. Wonderfully, gloriously macabre. The Plaguebrides are a wonderful idea beautifully executed.

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    1. Glad you like them. I am currently collecting bitz and ideas to start on a second unit of them, I am trying to pull off a Giger scheme this time.

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  4. These are seriously sick conversions! Well done!

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    1. Thanks, I'm also quite fond of how the army has turned out so far...

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  5. Wow! These minis are awesome! Never seen your models before!

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  6. Wow! These minis are awesome! Never seen your models before!

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    1. Thank you... what a royal visitor in my humble abode :)

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  7. These are amazing - I'm so glad to have found your blog, it has given me a load of inspiration for converting and painting.

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    1. Hi Stuart, thanks for your kind words.
      Sadly, this blog is in hibernation mode yet again, as I am working on my fantasy army currently. Judging from experience, however, I will probably be motivated to post here again around spring 2016 :)

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  8. Very cool conversions! What are the sources of the various parts for the plaguebrides?

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