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Cheers guys!

Bit of a quiet life again.

I started assembling my undead warband for Mordheim.
My list will not have any zombies at the beginning, as they played a bit too slow for my tastes during the practice rounds. In 40k I'm used to a bit more fast moving units.
I will not rule them out completely, as I might recruit a handful of them in the future. They are cheap after all. I also got lucky and rolled the spell that lets me to turn slain enemy characters into zombies. It won't be useful during the actual battle, but will surely offer some interesting conversion opportunities. If I'm able to slay any characters, that is...

My warband will consist of the following:
- Vampire
- Necromancer
- 3 Dregs
- 3 Ghouls
- 3 Dire Wolves

I got pretty much all sorted out, except the Dregs. I'm not too keen on the original models and I find it hard to find something suitable for conversion. Or I just have not looked hard enough..
Any ideas?


Assembled the Vampire (Isabella Von Carstein mini), Necromancer (basic AoS Necromancer, although thinking about using the old Heinrich Kemmler mini) and three Ghouls (AoS Ghouls).
The picture is bad, but works just as a proof that I have actually managed do something



As the campaign will use test some new rules and scenarios that have not been published yet, there will be some interesting challenges.
One of the scenarios during the first round will take place in a tavern of sorts. We already discussed about organizing a terrain creating session, but as I love crafting terrain and props I promised to create some tables. As for the material I chose 2mm thick balsa wood. It's thicker than I usually use, but they should be sturdy enough to hold the weight of some of the metal models. No being sure what kind of tables would suit the scenery best, I decided to do a few iterations.

Using a compass(not sure it's called that?) I created the shape and cut it with scissors. After that I used a hobby knife to separate the circle into planks.


Scissors were not the best tool for the job, as they shattered the edges a bit. Lesson learned.

The bottom parts don't look that neat, as I added some hot glue and extra planks to make them even sturdier. Some of the metal minis weight a ton..


Six in total. Some are neat and some worn out. I used a set of wire brushes to enhance the texture. This time I bought a set just for modelling purpose instead of using my rusty and oily brush from the garage.


Using a black acrylic paint as a primer, Mournfang Brown as a base and Agrax Earthshade as wash they are almost complete. Just a bit of dry brushing to make the texture pop a bit.


Borrowing a tip from Syro_ I cut some actual playing cards to make some miniature versions to work as small details.


Now the tables just need some legs, but I will have to make a visit to the garage as I need some better tools for the job.

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Nice! Isabella will make a great leader. 3 Dire Wolves will be exciting to have running around with her, too.
   
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Hey, thanks for the shout out, Ezki. It's fun to see someone else using playing cards and mini playing cards. I hope it works well for you. The tables are looks good so far, and no worries about the bottoms being messy, mine was too. I don't know anything about Mordheim, but I looked up Dregs, and I can see why you aren't fond of the models. I may be way off with these suggestions, but I've think try fantasy cultists, militias, and angry mobs. Does anything like these work:

Warhammer Fantasy Peasant Militia
https://images.app.goo.gl/Hn9X5C4Bbq8dHCwb8

Reaper Townsfold VII Angry Mob
https://images.app.goo.gl/iwKeCuXvu5NeY4re9

Frostgrave cultists
https://images.app.goo.gl/QhYD4TDiyvRWWt3y6

   
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Youwashock: Yeah I think she fits the theme pretty well. I hope I'm able to pull some sneaky flanking maneuvers.

Syro_: No problem! I'm happy to give credit to the master crafter
Thanks for the links. Those look like good suggestions! I also tried to find someone from ebay who would sell me some Empire Free Company minis, but the postage to Finland seems to be pretty high from everyone. And by high I mean at least the same price as the miniatures themselves..

Trying to keep a consistent rate of updates for this project, so I'm posting even the smallest things I'm able to do. Even though every step might not be so interesting, but at least it helps me too keep up the habit.

So I went to the garage to cut some table legs. I stuck a 5mm x 5mm wooden stick to a vice and cut 1.5mm long pieces with a small fine edged saw. The electric pad saw I have would have made the job easier, but that might have been too harsh and could have messed the stick. The plastic bag was a good way to catch all the small pieces.


Some sanding to trim the hard edges and saw marks.


Someone once said, that lazy people figure out the easiest ways to do things. It seemed daring to brush all ~30 legs with black acrylic, especially as the wood sucks so much paint in.
I got this stupid idea that I could not stop thinking about: place them all in a small cup, pour some paint in there, cover the top with my hand and start shaking.


It actually worked out pretty well! I would not do this for anything detailed or any pieces from minis, but these don't have to be so neat.
Using a paper towel I cleaned all the excess paint and placed them on a plate to dry.

All the legs painted with first layer of brown and washed.


I also dry brushed the tables and glued a few of the legs in place. I did not bother to sculpt any detailed cool looking legs, as these won't be very visible and they are there more to keep the tables sturdy rather than anything else. Some of the playing cards are already glued on one of them. I might do a few cards that would be the other way around, but the idea is to get these done pretty quickly. We'll see.


Will keep you posted!

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Love the idea you had for painting that wood. It's not lazy it's just working smarter!

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Nice work on building and painting those wooden tables.

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Nice thinking with those table legs. Also the table surfaces look even better than before in that last pic, did you do more work on them or did the camera jsut capture your work better?

   
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Thanks for the comments Guys!

Syro: I actually added the final layer of really fine dry brushing with Ushabti Bone to make the texture pop a bit more. It gives the wooden surfaces a nice finished look.

Meer_cat: Heh, that could be a fun detail. I might add a Dead Mans's hand if I get around doing more cards.


And they are done!



I cut a few pieces from an envelope, dipped them in seraphim sepia wash and covered with a mix of 50/50 PVA glue and water.


I could have been a bit more accurate when cutting some of the cards, as the pattern is a bit off in some of them. Oh well.
Also did a few quick coins by cutting some pieces from an Drukhari spear.

After taking the images, I applied a coat of varnish. This way the paint might stay on during intense wargaming






   
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That's pretty awesome.
   
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Damn, those tables are amazing. So Jealous. I look forward to seeing the Mordheim undead too.
   
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Your tables look so simple yet so good. Love the card game complete with coins, they look great

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Tables are great. The cards, coins and other bits really bring them to life
   
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Thanks guys! Appreciate it.

The Mordheim group was really pleased with the tables, especially the campaign organizer / designer. I'm happy that they were acceptable and were put to good use:






We played the first campaign turn this week and my game was yesterday. We had four different scenarios, and each warband played one. The one I played was called "Stand aside and let me pass". The battle took place in a big town with an ~6 inch wide alley going trough the middle. On the alley stood two retinues from different settlements: Sir Faustus von Reikwald from Sigmar's Haven and Diego Altriste & Luigi Stiletto from Bigansburg. Each retinue had six bodyguards, which were placed all over the field. Every bodyguard had a bribe token, which we were supposed to collect with our heroes. The winning team would be able to keep one of the collected bribes. None of the retinue characters could be attacked in this scenario.



My warband getting ready to fight. Sadly I had to proxy some models, as most of the stuff I have ordered did not arrive in time. I was only able to paint the three ghouls, as time is pretty short. I will post some pictures from them when I get the bases done.


I faced a group of Reiklanders. Every character from my opposing team had bows, which made the battle a bit hard for me, as the undead are not very good at ranged combat. My opponent also had years of experience from Mordheim and this was only my second game. You can guess the rest

A couple of poor images from the game. Did not remember to take more in the heat of the battle.




I was able to take the first kill with one of my ghouls charging to one of the buildings, taking down one of my opponents archers. A couple of turns after that he got some very lucky rolls and managed to take all three ghouls and one direwolf out of action. At that point, I routed voluntarily. The game was really fun nevertheless.

Even though the game did not go my way, I was pretty lucky with the post game rolls. During exploration phase I was able to find a couple of swords and a stranger, which my vampire decided to turn into a free zombie
As every warband gets some experience from participating the battles, I was able to roll quite a few advance rolls. All my three dregs got a new skill (yet to decide which skill) and my ghouls increased their attack value to three. That's quite good in this game. Best thing was that I managed to upgrade one of my ghouls into a hero. It will really help me in the future campaign turns.

Before the next game I have to decide if I want to buy more troops for the warband and which skills to acquire. Really looking forward to the next game.
I'm also trying to find the time to start painting the heroes, so I won't have to play with unpainted models.

Thanks for checking out and will keep you posted.

   
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Extra attack for the ghouls is cash money. Dregs all leveling is also a big plus. Sounds like a good time. Looking forward to seeing that Vamp painted.
   
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Youwashock: Yeah, I'll be sure to put the Ghouls into good use! Also looking forward to painting the Vampire.

Did some more work with the warband during last weekend. I had some spare time so I tried a couple of new things in the process.
Sorry in advance foor the poor quality of images, as they were just really quick shots during modelling.

Firstly I built a few Zombies and two more Ghouls. One of the Ghouls is the new hero that I was able to acquire.
For two of the Zombies I used skeleton warrior heads, just to get some more variety.


I ordered a cobblestone rolling pin from greenstuff world. I have always wanted to give this a shot and this project was the perfect candidate for it.


It took a few tries to get the right amount of greenstuff on the bases. Too thin and the texture was not visible enough, too much and it became messy.
I decided to make ~20 of these in total, so I could try different things. Some of them are not covered completely, as I intended to put some texture paint on the blank areas.
After the greenstuff had dried for good ~24 hours, I cut the excess stuff from the edges and primed them with black.

Few of them painted. Dry brushed with different shades of grey, washed with black and lastly a bone color dry brush. I glued some planks on two of them for variety.


I think they look pretty nice. I'll definitely use the rolling pin in the future. Might even order a couple more with different textures!

The Ghouls I painted earlier on new bases:


Started painting the Vampire, Zombies and two Ghouls. I got interrupted quite a few times during the weekend for various reasons, so my progress was a bit inconsistent.
I also could not decide what to paint, so did a little bit work for every model.


Thinking of finishing all the henchmen first, as they are very quick to paint. Tabletop standard is more than enough for them I think.
For the Vampire and Necromanced I want to dedicate a lot more time, so they will be painted when all the other "mandatory" stuff is done.

This new campaign requires us to carry all our belongings in containers. Every valuable item (wyrd shards, money, weapons) have to be in chests or bags that are carried by the members of the warband.
If the enemy manages to dispose of the carrier and pick up the carried items, their contents get transfered to their new owner. One way to combat this is to buy multiple containers, so the enemy won't know if some of them are empty.

For the moment my warband has just one chest. As I don't like borrowing minis or markers, I decided to make a prototype:




Still needs some highlights and maybe some details, but other than that it looks good enough. I will have to make a few more as the campaign progresses.

Currently we have nine players in the campaign. After turn one I'm leading with the most warpstone shards (4), as I only sold a couple of them. Mostly because undead henchmen can't carry weapons, so I save quite a lot of money.
On the other hand my warband rating is lower than most. Maybe things will change during the next turn.

My next game will take place sometime during the next two weeks. I will try my best to get all the models painted before that, but no promises.

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My acquaintance who saw me perusing this thread this morning utterly refused to believe that the card-table hadn't been bought from a shop.

Excellent stuff.

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Those bases are aces and the chest is the best. Interesting game element.
   
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Greenstuff World has a terrific amount of useful things! Those bases came out really well.

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Very cool stuff, I've not seen anyone do anything Mordheim related in years and its cool to see your group doing it! Love the tables especially.

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Those bases look great, might have to get me one of those rollers. The ghouls look a bit better than tabletop standard to me!

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Nice work on the Ghouls Ezki.

Cheers,

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Thank you guys! Your comments mean a lot, truly.

Excommunicatus: Haha, I'm glad to hear that!

Tyranid Horde: The more I delve into the world of Mordheim, the more I regret not playing it earlier! Especially love the setting.

Gobert: Thanks for the comment! Well let's say that they are more of a "I did not try to paint every single small detail in three different shades" - standard. Lot's of dry brushing and cutting corners. Anyway, happy to hear that they look acceptable!

Cheers Youwashock, Meer_cat & CB!


One more hobby filled weekend behind me and I got quite a bit of stuff done. Playing the second campaign game next Thursday, so I'm trying to finish as many models as I can.

Finished painting the new ghouls. One regular and one hero. Took a couple pictures from all of them in a group:





Next up some zombies. I tried some sort of glow effects on the eyes with mixed results.
The pics came out a bit dark, but at least the colors are somewhat visible:





Chest finished. Decided to leave it as is, with some small edge highlights and one more layer of ushabti bone dry brush.
I might do a couple of more of these as the campaign progresses and more storage space is required. I think I'll try a few different things when that happens.
Another possibility is that I buy some sacks and try to create a few out of greenstuff.




I finally decided on a few minis that could suit as dregs. I ordered half a dozen miniatures from a couple of manufacturers (Reaper and other world minis). I'll decide which ones I use when they arrive and I get to inspect them with my own eyes. I also have five dire wolves sitting at a desk in the campaign gaming area, which I will acquire next week. They are from some polish company where a friend of mine did an order. Sadly I don't remember the name. If the wolves prove to be the wrong size, badly sculpted (doubt it) or some other way not don't fit my plans, I will get a box of GW dire wolves.

While waiting for the models to arrive, I decided to do some painting on the vampire:





I'm pretty happy with the dress so far. Need to do one or two more highlight layers and maybe darken the recesses a bit.
The skin is something that I was genuinely afraid to paint. It turned out a bit better than I feared it would, but still can't seem to get it right. Even if I thin the paint so that I have to do 2-3 layers, it looks messy. I think the problem is that sometimes I might do too many passes with the brush, which creates micro texture on the surface of the paint. At least I have identified one of the problems in my technique, which is a plus. Only way to fix it is: practice, practice and practice.

That's all folks!

   
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Just a quick update for today to keep the flow going.

Painted a couple of hours today and made some progress on the vampire:





Still far away from completion, but I'm getting there bit by bit.

Edit: Noticed that the goblet looks like a mess in the picture. That's mostly because it has some small details that have been base coated with one color. Anyway, trying the non metallic gold once more with this one.

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She is coming out nicely, especually the dress.
   
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You've got some cool models here - I'm particularly fond of those ghouls. Great sculpts, and you've done a really nice job on them. Looking forward to seeing more progress on the vampire.
   
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Your ghouls are looking great and the progress on your vamp is so far looking very good! Best of luck on your NMM trip!

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Mordheim stuff looking good so far. Good luck with the nmm, if I remember right that vampire is tiny, not much room to build up the colours there
   
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Ezki,

Vampire is coming along. I cannot show her to Miss Captain Brown as she will have nightmares.

The Ghouls are very nice.

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