Mordheim Radu plays with swords and sorcery

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Frost Grave/Mordheim/Realms of Chaos/Witch Hunter

Its all Guerrilla Miniature Games fault.

I have always loved fantasy skirmish games, going all the way back to hero quest. Mordheim was always a favourite and a while ago I got hold of the realms of chaos books. When age of Sigmar hit I got a bit excited and started thinking about Mordheim again but other stuff kept getting in the way.
I recently watched some bfg battle reports on Ash’s GMG channel and saw he had some battle reports for frost grave. I decided that although its always going to be a slow background project that I would start making some of the fantasy conversions I have had planned, some of them from when bitz ordering was still a thing. As with much of what I make I will be aiming for multi duty models that can be used in Mordheim, frost grave and realms of chaos, it wont always work but that’s ok, I just want to make some cool stuff :)

Bruticus’ throne of bones is an excellent thread where warbands of undead in a huge catacomb complex fight for the rights to a throne of power. As ever my own Mordheim projects weren’t far from my mind whilst reading his plog and so I ordered some vampire bits about three seconds after leaving his thread.


The recent GMG Youtube mojo meant I finally busted them out of their boxes and did some quick test poses

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This guy will be a vampire (doh!) in Mordheim and a knight in frost grave or a vampire encounter.
I have plans for him on a horse as well because it should look a bit more imposing, hopefully frost grave will include rules for mounts at some point

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This guy is something I have wanted to make since the new krell came out, he is based on my username, radu lykan, its the name of a character from the necroscope books, hes a mix of werewolf and vampire and he likes to think all the other vampires are scared of him. With the quick head swap he works as a vampire for Mordheim and a templar for frost grave

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This will end up as a thief for frost grave and another vampire for Mordheim. Wanted to do a lahmian but one that in the heat of battle has dropped the facade of beauty and let the beast come out to play


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Actually did a bit more than a blu tac test pose on this guy, obviously still early wip but am extending his robes to give him a similar sized silhouette as the other vampires, he will represent the necrarch bloodline and be the wizardy leader of the vampire warband for frost grave. Am aiming for a floaty ethereal vibe with him to reinforce the magical aspect because wizard



Whilst looking in the shed for the vampire stuff I came across the parts I bought ages ago to convert a load of wheel of time characters to slot into my fantasy empire. A quick bit of sawing and more test poses happened

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This is my templar for frost grave. He’s a bit tall at the moment due to the angle of the cut but I kind’ve like the idea that hes a monster of a man

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This is my knight for frost grave. Currently thinking the spear head needs to be a bit beefier? The shaft seems too thick for such a dainty blade? Also needs a nicer shield


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This lovely lady might stay a hired sword for Mordheim as she doesn’t fit the professional soldier look I am aiming for with the human frost grave warband. Am considering magnetising her right wrist so she can make the journey from archer through tracker to ranger in frost grave if I don’t find a suitable replacement

My rand al thor fire wizard is mounted on a horse and I painted him a loooong time ago. So long in fact that the pics arent on my pc or memory stick. I will try to dig him out at some point for pics but the horse rules him out of frost grave for now so a newer version on foot might be in order, lets see what eBay turns up.


Another possible Mordheim warband I have done minimal work on was bretonnians, a while back I found the old white dwarf game full tilt. A quick conversation with my brother in law led to a challenge, paint up a knight in your family heraldry then they can duke it out. This petered out after we bought a box of knights but a similar community thread on the ammo bunker forum led to it getting rekindled and actual paint happened! Found out I don’t like painting white cloth and he got shelved, hopefully this plog will see him finished. My fluff for his warband is centred around a future witch hunter(fantasy inquisitor) campaign so am currently thinking he will get a dismounted model so he sees more use.
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hoping to have some fun with this, if anyone else wants to post anything similar they are doing in here i wont mind stealing your ideas :)
 

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This looks awesome, cant wait to see how it grows!
 

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my realms of chaos, path to glory started a little while after reading PDH's Realms of Chaos thread
i badgered somebody to lend me the ancient tomes and created a champion and retinue for each god.
to give me a bit more flavour to work with i gave them each two god specific rewards and 2 attributes along with 2 rolls on the retinue table each.
first up is my champion of Slaanesh.
i rolled a human wizard but have since changed him to a dark elf wizard so he fits in with my khornate champion a bit more.
equipment happened, flail, mace, light armour
he obviously got mark of slaanesh
two slaanesh rewards- Horns of slaanesh and hermaphrodite
two attributes- mane of hair and CHAOS LORD!
this led to 4 more attributes, cloven hooves, evil eye, vivid skin and prehensile tail
got some stat increases as well as an extra magic level, and a daemon sword
his sword contains a lesser daemon with bulging eyes, massive intellect, breathe fire, long nose, goat face and 4 arms
retinue rolls including chaos lord extras gave a total of 13 wolves, 3 dark elves and 2 minotaurs
I had decided before rolling that i was going to stick to the results no matter how uber or sub par they were unless fluff dictated a small change, i did consider scrapping him as this guy is going to be a powerhouse but i did all the rolls, thats a lot of dice!
although concerned about him wiping the floor with any other warbands i decided to stick with him, i guess its just the beauty of the random :)
this is yet another early concept with too much blutac but am after opinions on a possible donor for his tail? have decided his mace will now be a slaanesh rune wielded by his tail so keep that in mind

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my khorne champion didnt roll chaos lord :(
Dark elf hero with 2 swords and a crossbow
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khorne rewards were aggression bonus and frenzy
attributes were strong and elastic limbs
retinue 9 humans, 7 beastmen and 3 ogres

having recently received a second winged vampire lord for a mounted version of the vampire knight above this guy got started on, he was the one i was least inspired by and yet he was the first guy i started modelling, the legs were just sitting there as were two humongous swords...... in a flash of inspiration i just stuck him together and liked it, he reminded me of the description of a powerful commander from a book i read a while back and so Argastos took miniature form.
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anybody who has read the right book will know that Argastos has more than a bit of moth in him and so am considering giving him some moth wings, any ideas for a donor model?

with the themes of the book coming back to me the worminess of the slaanesh champion kicked my brain and so an extra torso was added and their back story became one of kin strife.
favoured first born is a warrior of note, rising to command the families army and generally being popular/awesome. the weak younger brother becomes a mediocre wizard and resents his brother. years of this lead to the overlooked brother making friends with the daemon sword and eventually selling his soul to slaanesh summoning daemons and other followers of chaos to teach his family a thing or two, after they are all murdered he sets off for the realms of chaos and his search for daemonhood. when argastos returns he goes mad with revenge, praying to anyone who would listen for the power to destroy his brother and all his followers. up steps khorne and now the moth chases the worm. hopefully one day it will get written properly but for now it will do :)


while these dont slot into other games too easily am sure i can wangle the slaanesh as a possessed in mordheim
 

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That looks like an epic start! And keep the rolls, gives the other side something to be bitter about, and whats easier for getting into the character/mindset of the chaos lord than instant jealously, rage and bitterness! (all in good jest of course)
 

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The Necroscope series books are awesome. Didn't realise they were doing a film or that it has spawned so many other books. Ready the ordinal series about 20 years ago.

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I really like this dude. Is he old greatsword legs with a Bretonian upper body? Might steal it it I can find the parts cheap enough.
 
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That's what he looks like, although might be a pain to hack that metal in half...

Nice model though
 

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Nah I have a saw...gotta have the right tools my boy :D

Plus I've done a similar conversation many years ago -

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And yes I actually have a painted model.
 
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Whilst I was gluing the daemonette bodies together for the worm I saw that some rather large gaps were forming on his/her/it's back and set out to find something that might cover them rather than me try to sculpt something, I partially managed it, remember that i rolled mane of hair? I dialled that up a bit and ended up covering the entire back in hair, it's hard to get a decent pic (my lamp packing up makes it even harder :( ) but the hair has given 3 sets of pseudo wings which I like.
Horuswaspretty also gave me some sort of nid tentacle for the tail so cheers Horus :)
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Still a lot to do but feeling good about him/her/it :)
Where do people stand on the possessed can't have weapons thing? Would anybody mind counts as?


Also managed some time on my nurgle champion
Human hero, heavy armour, spear, flail
His nurgle rewards were rune of nurgle and trail of slime
Attributes were rearranged face and hatred of "good" stuff. Due to the mini back story I have floating in my head I am also applying the fear good stuff attribute

Anyway pics
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Adding the nose and eyes was fun, was a bit disappointed when I rolled rearranged face but like the Saturday morning cartoon villain head he has ended up with

Started adding pustules in some of the joints
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Need to find my chain to sort the flail and am considering some wings to try to balance out that giant head, any thoughts?
Considering this guy as a pit fighter that will ally with possessed?
 

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Anything RoC makes me so happy. It wasn't my introduction to the game, but as a kid I was leant Slaves to Darkness and the siege book. I'd spend hours pouring over those books and the artwork, wishing I had someone to play with. Very much looking forward to seeing more, especially if you play any RoC games, as the rules are quite... open to interpretation and discussion! I like seeing how people deal with that!

Those are some lovely conversions, and it's also good to see Necroscope inspired anything. More, please! :p

EDIT: oh, yes, and adapting attributes is all part of the fun. I once rolled a Khornate champion with rabbit ears. Rabbit ears!
 

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khorne has always been about bunny ears :)
My brother in law has started on a tzeentchian chaos dwarf so hopefully games at some point
If your in any way local then by all means roll up a champion and retinue and challenge us :)
always on the look out for people who have heard of realms of chaos let alone read them :)
 
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been trying to concentrate on tanks, am getting there but keep wanting to just grab random stuff and stick it together for realms of chaos, horuswaspretty(brotherinlaw) was fiddling about with beastmen for his warband so the temptation was great but i persevered. once horus went home though i cracked and started work on modelling my tzeentchian champion

human wizard with mark of tzeentch giving him extra attributes
his magic item was a chaos weapon with skeleton horde, savagery, singing, mighty strike, levitation and illusion
his tzeentchian rewards were a magical storage familiar and the reckoning of tzeentch
attributes were warp frenzy, crystalline body, birds feet and an extra head

i have puzzled over a way to do the two heads thing for quite some time(these were all rolled at the same time many moons ago) never finding two heads that looked right next to each other or a neck/torso that could hold them, last night whilst looking at the horrors srprue inspiration struck and the gaping maw of the horrors screamed the answer, a head within a head!
the heavily muscled torso will hopefully enable me to try to paint the glassy effect for the crystalline body mutation
the bird feet make him look really gangly which i like, considering tacking on the silly walk attribute :)

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so here's where i am at with the pantheon so far, need to possibly add undivided and or malal ?
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apart from the khorne one they look usable as possessed for mordheim?
 

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my tzeentch guy above rolled a familiar but for some reason i never got around to rolling its attributes, with the "it came from ......" comp i rolled up growth x300%, fast and silly walk
due to life i managed a few little sessions on it and took a photo each time but had no time to get on a pc to post them so theres a few all together :)
these are the bits i started with
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added some glue
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figured he was a bit small compared to some of the champions and so added a bit more length to the torso
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as i am magnetising his hands so he can be a modular possessed for mordheim i startred on a tentacle, also randomly found some feathers that i liked and put them on the head
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the fast trait and the movement increase, even with the decrease for silly walk make him lightning speed on the table, decided wings were needed, he didnt actually roll flight but might add it anyway. excuse the paerclip wing supports, they are not permanent additions :)
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caw! caw!

That's looking great fella, I am envious of your green stuff skills...
Bet it will also be a treat to paint, are you going to go bright parrot esk colours or a darker more muted look you think?
 
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cheers, aiming for some sort of bright bird parrot/canary/parakeet/humming bird type thing but moar, currently wondering how many colours i can get on it :)

have been tidying it up a bit, have added flickers of flame to the wing tips because tzeentch, for the same reason a few eyes were added but they are hard to make out in the pic, hopefully paint will make them more "eye" catching :)
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this guy is looking kindve goofy but some of the old realms of chaos stuff had that sort of vibe?
 

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fantasy stuff has been on the back burner, with a possible frost grave game in August I have begun work on a captain model, barbarian and a crow master for my vampire warband. Most of these will work as warband leaders for mordheim, once I get some zombies and stuff painted
I am after some input on the captain, I am hoping to magnetise his left arm so he can change his load out, due to the small contact point on his right arm I am trying to decide between an axe and a sword and then stick with it. Basically which looks cooler from the variations below?
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Axe and sword
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Axe and shield
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Sword and shield
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Two swords
Also, any thoughts on a ranged weapon for vampires? The whole crossbow bolts and arrows basically being stakes feels wrong?

A simple head swap has given me my barbarian
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And the start of some wood work allowing my crow master (bat mistress?) to detach her flock
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Also got hold of an old familiar to use as a necromancy themed summoned imp
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A rough size comparison
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