…an utter abomination of nature. It is a terrifying fusion of monster and magic, a creature mutated beyond all reason by the power of Chaos.
The final figure I needed for my 1250pt Age of Sigmar force! I was daunted to start this model but once I got painting it all came together.
Any Warhammer player will tell you, you’re newly freshly painted addition to your force will die horribly in its first outing… well, here is a picture of my Mutalith getting one shotted by a horde of Stormvermin.
In an effort to finish projects, I’ve been picking away at some odds and ends on my paint table.
Two of my friends wanted to play some different characters in Warhammer Quest. Both figures were usable in other projects so I agreed to paint them up. Cogsmith is from Shadow over Hammerhal and the Knight-Azyros can be used in my Stormcast force.
I also had two more Paladin Retributors to add to my starter set, making a full unit.
And, while I was painting the Retributors I figured I’d bang out the the Lord-Castellant & Gryph-Hound from my Hammerhal set.
A new year! This year I’m off to a great start on my painting projects. I have several armies that are very close to being done! So, no army is truly done, but I’m at the point with my 40k Death Guard, AoS Tzeentch, AoS Chaos Dwarfs and Conan board game where I feel I can move onto other projects.
I hope to continue with Path to Glory this year. After my last battle and defeat the great lord of change sent a Fatemaster to watch over Magnar the Clawed’s back. (I think Magnar will have to watch his own back…)
Who knows what monstrous creatures lie in wait in the Citadel of Chaos?
The Citadel holds a dark and dangerous peril for anyone foolhardy enough to venture through its gruesome gates. And yet venture you must, for your mission lies at the heart of the Citadel, with the dread sorcerer, Balthus Dire!
Two dice, a pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey. YOU decide which route to take, which monsters to fight, and where to use your special knowledge of the magic arts.\
A few months ago, my buddy Jay sent me a care package of four items; The Citadel of Chaos Fighting Fantasy book, a map, a character sheet, and a figure of Balthus Dire from Otherworld miniatures.
I concluded I need a brave adventurer figure to start my quest.
So far, I’m yet to get far enough into the Citadel to even challenge Balthus Dire! LOL!
Soth was named one of the greatest villains in D&D history in the final print issue of Dragon. Choosing his model was super difficult, nothing seems to compare, so, I went with the original Ral Partha figure. I think the figure stands the test of time.
Lord Loren Soth was a Death Knight from Krynn who became the first darklord of Sithicus, a domain in the southern part of The Core of Ravenloft. Soth always wore the armor of the Solamnic knightly Order of the Rose, including a great helm which hid all of his facial features save for his glowing orange eyes. His armor was charred by the divine fire that slew him leaving only the blackened image of the rose upon its surface, from which Soth gained the moniker “Knight of the Black Rose” Beneath his armor Soth’s body was pale and translucent, with patches of burned and blistered skin and the scant remains of his blond hair and mustache. He also radiated a supernatural aura of cold that could cause frostbite on contact.
Lord Soth was a formidable warrior; a skilled melee combatant who, thanks to his curse, also commanded a powerful array of lethal magic spells. In addition, he could raise and control lesser undead at will. Though he came to view the ideals of the Knights of Solamnia as hypocrisy, Soth always maintained the forms and appearance of honorable combat. He viewed any opponent who would flee from battle or fight dishonorably with utter contempt.
Soth had fallen in love with Kitiara, and wanted her to share eternity with him, planning to take her soul after she died. Kitiara is a figure I plan to convert in the future. Sadly, the Ral Partha figure is a bit goofy and all the Dark Sword miniatures that are close are missing a few important details.
I hope you enjoyed all the advent posts. This project was excellent motivation to complete figures I just wanted to paint but had no real wargaming purpose for me, though I hope to change this…
Also, don’t forget to check in on Worlds in Conflict and Jays Monster Manual advent posts.!
Gandalf acquired many names from the people he met whilst he was in Middle-earth.
Olórin, his original name in Valinor
Mithrandir, his Sindarin name, used in Gondor and meaning “Grey Pilgrim” or “Grey Wanderer”
Incánus, his name “in the south” (probably meaning no further south than Gondor or the Near Harad) gained during his long travels in Middle-earth in the mid-Third Age.
Tharkûn, the name given to Gandalf by the Dwarves. Tharkûn is Khuzdul, meaning either “Grey-man” or “Staff-man”.
The White Rider, his name while riding the great horse Shadowfax.
Greyhame or Gandalf Greyhame was one of Gandalf’s many titles and surnames, used particularly in the country of Rohan
Láthspell was a name given to Gandalf by Gríma Wormtongue when the former arrived at Meduseld.
A man who need no introduction. Here is some home-work if he does.