Age of Sigmar


Chainrasp Horde

The Chainrasp Horde is the heart of the Nighthaunt army, or at least, it should be.  These are some really great figures and the units look fantastic.  In game terms these guys are great.  Keep some key heroes close and go to it.One controversy around these figures has to do with price an availability.  Since the Nighthaunt army is an entirely new army initially this key unit was only available in the Soul Wars box set.  This is not really an issue has GW always has a separate model set ready to go after a new edition release.  Everyone knew that it was only a matter of time before you could buy these outside of the starter set.  There was also an expectation, based on previous GW practice, that the individual set of Chainrasps would be different from the Soul Wars models.  The expectation on the street was that this new kit would be 10 models and cost about $25-$30.  It was a huge shock when GW merely repackaged the exact same models from the Sould Wars set and pr

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Spirit Hosts

These are my Spirit Hosts.  These are a battleline unit for the Nighthaunts.  I have used these in my first two games and I really like them.  I can see why these are a popular option.  The models, however, are a major pain in the ass to build.  I thought after building them that I would never add any more to the army but after using them I am sure I will need more.

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Grimghast Reapers

More of my Nighthaunt project is ready.  Today its time for the Grimghast Reapers.  This is the first battleline unit for the army.  I am not very experienced with AoS so I don't really understand the ins and outs of the game.  This seems to be the most popular battleline unit for the NH army and I really don't understand why.  Many local players are using these exclusively in their armies and recent national events have seen Death armies using lots of these.  I have used this unit in one game and it did well but I did not think they were worth the nearly double point cost over the Chainrasps.When I built these I decided to leave out the heads and just go with an empty cowl look.  I think these look really creepy without the heads and it fits more with the grim reaper style.

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Lord Executioner

Today's Nighthaunt model is the Lord Executioner.  This is probably my least favorite model from the Soul Wars set.  I think it is the gallows - just a bit much.  The alternate model they recently released is much better.  I have never used this in a game so I am not sure of its game value.

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Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Stead

The first of my Nighthaunt army is complete.  I started this project when the Soul Wars set was released.  This is the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Stead.  It is an absolutely amazing model.  It is one of the beast I have ever seen and brilliant in its design.I have already used it in a couple of games and I find it indispensable. Stay tuned for more of this army.

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Saga kilku Warlordów - wyznawcy Nurgla, wpis pierwszy

W naszej grupie znajomych padł pomysł wypróbowania Age of Sigmar. Od dawna przyglądaliśmy się tej wersji dawnego Warhammera, ale większość z nas traktowała ten produkt nieufnie, tęskniąc za Starym Światem. Bodźcem do działania stała się nowa wersja zasad. Okazało się, że tym razem nie trzeba było nikogo specjalnie przekonywać. Szybko uzgodniliśmy początkową liczbę punktów i postanowiliśmy wzajemnie się dopingować, stopniowo sklejając i malując nasze modele.Pierwszym, chyba najważniejszym krokiem, był wybór odpowiedniej frakcji. I tu pojawiła się pierwsza trudność. W moim przypadku początkowo mieli to być Sygmaryci, których podstawą miała stać się połowa nowego pudła Age of Sigmar. Niestety, zamiast trzymać się pierwotnego pomysłu, na swoje nieszczęście postanowiłem rzucić okiem na Start Collecting! innych armii. Można tęsknić za Starym Światem, można kwestionować zasady obecnej edycji, ale trudno coś zarzucić warstwie wizualnej figurek. Modele od dawna trzymały wysoki poziom, ale modele i frakcje, jakie pojaw

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WIP: Stormcast Dracothian Guard Concussors

When I was painting my Lord Celestant on Dracoth, it dragged. It was slow and awkward. These things are bigger than a Space Marine Dreadnought (the old ones, not the new one) and they're packed with detail. Why, oh why? Did I think it would be a good idea to paint another two of them! These had better be the Dracoth's danglies in a game. I'm hoping to arrange another game soon. Hope to get these finished for it. Oh, one more thing before I go, I'm getting myself a bit more organised and have set up a Garfy's Get a Grip facebook page. I'd appreciate it if you could take a moment to give it a like. Will be sharing info on the Grips, tips, sales, competitions, limited editions etc on the Facebook page. Cheers. 

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Age of Sigmar: Beasts of Chaos Great Bray Shamans

You can tell that the kids of Britain are back to school with the lack of painting updates this week because of increased traffic making my days longer hahaI had these two on release back in 1994, and have had them again a few times over the years... now the previewed Beasts of Chaos Battletome is threatening to draw me in again!!!I have a way of undercoating a lot of models that im really happy with now, using two different brown sprays to create a nice contrast... i use it on all the He-Man models too, and it would certainly speed up painting a force of these hmmmm

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Dark Knights

 If you've been following my blog for long enough, you may remember my post about the Shelf of Shame™ from way back in 2013. Lord Oren Koth is one of the last items on the shelf to be completed. He was initially envisioned as a mounted battle flag (or infernal standard), but since that's no longer an option in Legions of Nagash armies, I traded out the banner pole for a tomb blade.Read more »

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Chainghasts

Progress is still being made on my Nighthaunts. I finally got around to finishing these two models: the Chainghasts. Again this is a sped painting project for me. I want to get the army to the tabletop within a reasonable time frame rather than slogging through these to only give up halfway through like so many other armies. The Chainghasts are a rather vital part of the army extending the buffing range of my Spirit Torment character by 12". This allows re-rolls on all 1's to wound which can be quite significant when you see how I roll dice. Also these are the only shooting troops in the army and so they will also be used for opportunistic character sniping if I can get them into the right position. Sadly the unit isn't finished as I want it to have four models, the maximum. This boosts their survivability and shooting so it's an investment worth making.

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Saga Kilku Warlordów - Ironjawz, wpis pierwszy

Pamiętam jak opadał kurz po katastrofie Starego Świata. Wiedziałem od razu, że będzie musiał minąć jakiś czas, zanim zacznę się poważnie interesować Age of Sigmar. Co prawda, zostałem natychmiast posiadaczem startera do nowej gry na spółkę z przyjacielem, ale moja połowa (Stormcast Eternals) szybko trafiła do szuflady, a po jakimś czasie zaczęła służyć jako materiał na ćwiczenia malarskie syna. W AoS brakowało mi wielu rzeczy, ale obserwując uważnie i regularnie rozwój samej gry, wysyp nowych figurek oraz, co bardzo ważne, eksplozję tła fabularnego, doszedłem do wniosku, że druga edycja to już może być coś. Los zrządził, że wraz z grupa podobnych zapaleńców doszliśmy do konkluzji o wspólnym rozpoczęciu nowej przygody.Od słów do czynów przeszliśmy zaskakująco szybko. Zastanawiałem się nad zbieraniem Kharadron Overlords przez wzgląd na sympatie do krasnali - mojej pierwszej armii do WFB - lub Ironjawz, których estetyka mnie urzekła. Nie bez znaczenia była też liczba modeli, które będzie należało na początek zeb

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