Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Meat for the Grinder

Many mortal warriors seek fame and fortune by following the Rage of Lord Gloss

Painting units has always been more labour than fun for me... especially in fantasy when things were to go in ranks and be invisible, save the front rank. I am a skirmish gamer at heart and the whole idea of painting multitudes of sameish figures leaves me with a blank stare. 

But in order to complete this army for Lord Gloss, I have to buckle up and get the meat ready for the grinder. As ever, I have taken the shortest possible route. Let's face it - if I were to paint this guys to any noticeable standard I would still be doing this come next spring. 

The Despoilers of The Geographically True North

So instead I have doubled my game and pace and hammered through these units to get them to the table. It is ugly, when viewed up close, but I think it works well at the 1.5 m playing distance. I believe this is sometimes referred to as 'tabletop standard'. 

The Despoilers of the True North

The recipe is completely without variation. I go for a 'Blanchitsu' look by keeping the palette simple and narrow... and then using whites, sepia, splatter and gloss varnish to get the job done. These late 90's plastics don't really have a lot to offer. The Chaos Warriors are particularly bad. I do remember how impressed we were with the set when it first came out though. 

Morten and the Maraoudeurs

The marauder set is very very versatile and has literally been applied in thousands of different contexts over the years, from Post Apocalypse to Imperial Guard and what not. It must be one of the most successful plastic kits GW has ever done and I believe it is still on sale today. These turned out a bit more rough than I would have preferred but by any standard they are still OK for me. 



My army now at a whopping 1140 points. The amount of units I still need to do does not look so intimidating anymore. Also I am at the point where I can actually start trying the game now... I wonder if it is any good?! Indicated in blood red below, for her pleasure, is the units that have been finished so far. 


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, August 02, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Bob The Destroyer


No force is complete without a set of champions to aid their lord. Lord Gloss' army is no different and Bob The Destroyer has been the faithful captain of Gloss for centuries. Bob earned his title of 'the Destroyer' after raging through a Crystal City very early on in the Age of Chaos. The Destoyer left nothing but shards of broken glass behind as he smashed through the Crystal Ships as they were being filled. He killed a thousand girls and a thousand shrills and invented a millions new ways to die. He razed Crystal Palaces and toppled The Great Inverse Pyramid of Obnotha.



If you have been following my earlier posts on Lord Gloss' army then the painting on this model will offer you nothing new. It is speedily done and executed with a complete want of attention to details. Everything was blocked in... 


...and then the colours where highlighted with increasing amounts of orange/white for the reds and just white in the base colours for the rest. The whole thing was then finished off with a GW Sepia wash and a coat of gloss varnish... interluded by some splatter from a toothbrush with tamiya clear red, black or brown. 


I found this little model in my pile too and I think it would be a fitting Bob the Destroyer on foot. I haven't included it in the army though and as such it won't feature. 

And finally here's the 720 points completed by now. As always the units there are done are indicated in blood red. 

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 26, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet


Nothing says 'Khorne' quite as a pack of blood letters. And nothing says 'profoundly Middlehammer' quite as these 90's blood letters. They really have it all. Completely oversized weapons, banners, muscles and... well even the brass instrument is oversized! They were originally designed by Aly Morrison and Colin Dixon


The painting was done fast and swift as with the rest of this army. No surprises there. I basically gave them a good red overbrush and then drybrushed lighter and lighter nuances of orange and white into them. Once this basecoat was established I started washing them with orange and yellow glazes/inks and whatnot. Really a chaotic process without much chance of repeating it... 

Unsurprisingly this was followed by blood and earth splatter tootbrush style ad nauseum, GW sepia wash and a thick coat of gloss varnish.

With this unit done I am now at 580 points of Chaos in the Age of Sigmar. Here is the list with the completed units indicated in blood red.


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 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