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PostSubject: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Thu 7 Feb 2019 - 7:35

Ahoy all.

As mentioned over on Yaktribe and here in the Welcome sub-forum, our household is undertaking a challenge this year for Mordheim's 20th anniversary. Inspired by the many "Dickensian holiday village" displays in many homes and for sale in stores every December across much of North America, my wife has challenged me to build a "Mordheim holiday ruined city board" display for our own home, and the warbands to battle through its devastated alleys. Some specific warbands:

A skaven warband of rat-people.

An undead warband with some redcoats as skeletons and zombies.

A beastmen Krampus warband.

With these, and with a gothic "sugar plum fairy" hired sword [warlock or witch?], and some other young lady as a hired sword [a duellist perhaps?], we can have The Nutcracker battles through the ruins of the city each year.


So this thread will chronicle those efforts, as works in progress.

Anyone here who is also on yaktribe, none of this will likely be new for you, as this thread follows the thread that is posted there.
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Thu 7 Feb 2019 - 7:46

First, as they are a finished group, and have been for years, here are the Krampus [beastmen warband]:


The leader of the band.


Halberds can be quite unpleasant in the hands of gors.

A shaman who is likely to be repainted in some rather more "festive" colours, to suit the "Krampus" theme.  Likewise, the gor holding the elf head is intended to have an "elf hat" added, fallen, to the base after they all get some snow.

Familiar for the shaman.  


A couple more gors.

Hounds.  The Mordheim beastmen hounds were an excellent sculpt, and I do wish they had informed the Beasts of Chaos update to the main WFB line's miniatures.

The lantern goblin hired sword, looking to be like the 'cool kids.'

And an image of an actual antique Krampus card from Europe, from the early 1900s [the Krampus tradition itself goes back to the 1600s], to show the intent and inspiration for including this warband in the project.

A full gallery for this warband can be found at
https://yaktribe.games/community/media/albums/the-krampus-a-beastmen-warband.2119/


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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Thu 7 Feb 2019 - 7:57

Our Restless Dead [undead] warband is also coming along. This particular variant warband from the BTB "expansion" allows me to make use of a Reaper minis model that I love, and also allows me to have an excuse to use the new GW nighthaunt, which are lovely sculpts.


The lich that leads the warband. The warband as a whole has scattered papers [pages from some forbidden necromantic tome, or from A Christmas Carol [which is a necromantic fiction]?] scattered about their bases.

A group shot of the Lich, the Necromancer [the closely cowled fellow with the hammer, shovel, and scrolls there on the right], and the "grave guard." I am using nighthaunt chainrasps for both Grave Guard and Wights, rather than something more skeletal, because I want the chance to use the nighthaunt sculpts, and because three ghosts is traditional for these holiday stories, and because of all the Mordheim warbands, this one has the closest "fit" for rules.

The skeletons. Reaper miniatures also make skeletal archers with clothes [!], allowing me to get some red in the coats, and thus helping to tie in to the Nutcracker themes.

A group shot of everyone except the skeletons. Yes, even that lantern goblin. Yes, even the familiar for the Lich.

The full gallery for the Restless Dead warband can be found at
https://yaktribe.games/community/media/albums/project-log-mordheim-aos28-risen-dead-warband.1958/
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Thu 7 Feb 2019 - 8:08

The portable laboratory.

Are you a rising lich or necromancer or mad scientist? Are you having trouble committing terrible acts of soul-blasting evil, and dabbling in arts long forbidden to even the most unhinged amongst humanity? Do you wish that lightning in the city of Mordheim had a better sense of narrative? Do you miss your castle-tower laboratory sitting abandoned in Sylvania while you work for your masters here tonnight?

Complain no more!

This portable laboratory accommodates all your needs as a madman seeking to defy death itself.










Lending library not included.

A more elaborate tour can be found at
https://yaktribe.games/community/threads/project-log-mordheim-anniversary-risen-dead-warband.8390/
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Thu 7 Feb 2019 - 8:23

Very few of these have involved any actual modeling or converting [well, a bit of very minor converting here and there], well, except for the portable laboratory, and one of the grave guard.

This one.

It began as two spare bits - one of the front facings left over from the push-fit Chainrasp Horde nighthaunt, and one arm from the driver of the Corpse Cart. Making use of these two bits, this extra-insubstantial nighthaunt can be easily created.

Cutting the shoulder from the spare arm, the shoulder element becomes the hunched back behind the head. Shaving down the back end of the arm's fabric allows it to be both thinner, and less ruler-straight. Clipping the pins off the back of the push-fit facing allows the shoulder to be mounted, and then both pieces are attached separately to the base, at a fair spacing.













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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Fri 8 Feb 2019 - 5:16

OUTSTANDING! That is quite an array of BEAUTIFULLY painted pieces. I like your selection of miniatures. VERY WELL DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Sat 9 Feb 2019 - 4:48

Good to get a fuller exploration of this project. Fun selection of models on the undead, especially that simple conversion of the 'extra insubstantial' ghost.

& I look forward to seeing the rat-men in future!
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Sat 9 Feb 2019 - 9:48

Wonderful work
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PostSubject: Re: Mordheim 2019 - Holiday terror   Sun 10 Feb 2019 - 4:30

Your card says "Greetings from Krampus" in German, which makes my wonder why I've never heard of him before, being German myself and all. Turns out I'm just living in the wrong parts of Germany/Europe, it being more of a Myth from the Alpes-regions. You never stop learning... study
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