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Quite impressive the amount of stuff you have gotten done in just a couple of weeks mate! Loving the look of this army and I can't wait to watch it expand.

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*swoosh* Update!

Finished the second Revenant regiment as planned:









Detail, samurai about to be executed:



With this unit finished, there is now only one thing in my entire display cabinet not painted, the third skellie archer unit, so I'll be taking them out and finishing them off tonight

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Took this shot and thought it looked cool:



Updated the first post with a new army photo also!


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Love the samurai on a stick!!! These guys are really looking fantastic Reap!

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‘There is only one reliable thing about a ghoul, that they’re totally unreliable! They’re as likely to leave as soon as the battle is joined as they are to engage. But when they do join the battle, they’re ferocious. When you hire these creatures with the promise of flesh, you cannot factor them in to your strategy, for they are unpredictable. You must always however, have a contingency plan to deal with them if they get out of control.

That’s why many won’t even consider them as an ally in battle. I guess I like the excitement.’

-Nalgar Dragon Heart, Liche King on the use of ghouls.


Update!

I painted five ghouls last night, now I won't be using ghouls in the game, but mixing the models amongst the zombies for more of a combined horde feel.









I'm really quite pleased with how they turned out, I think they really stand out and will help add some much needed brightness to the zombie units.

As always folks, C&C is most welcome!


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Nice dead flesh tone mate! My only comment would be that the bloody parts look a little fresh for the palor in the skin tone. I would darken those to show that the blood has clotted and been exposed to the air for the same amount of time that the skintone shows that they have been dead.

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Nice dead flesh tone mate! My only comment would be that the bloody parts look a little fresh for the palor in the skin tone. I would darken those to show that the blood has clotted and been exposed to the air for the same amount of time that the skintone shows that they have been dead.
Strictly speaking, the ghouls aren't dead, they're just deranged cannibals that get perverted into the necromancer/liche's service.

But I do see what you mean with the blood, I've given those areas a devlan mud wash just to darken them a bit :D

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Hmmm,

I'm wondering whether to make the pale skinned ghouls my zombies. I really like how they look and think I'd prefer 200 of these bright darlings to the drab ones I've currently got.

LET THE PICTURES SPEAK:

Zeds



Ghouls



What do you think folks. Should I repaint my brown zombies into pale zombies?

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Personally I think you should use both. In an army of undead you are going to have zeds of varying decomposition and age and I think that the different skin tones work well together and compliment each other nicely. It also gives a bit of variation to the zombies when they are all put next to each other.

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Keep them different. They probably come from different "sources", so not having the same shades, just makes the impression stronger of a brought together undead army, imho.



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UPDATE!!!

Progress has slowed to a crawl (I seemed to have burnt myself out painting wise) but I'm still getting stuff done.

The undead recently moved to the top spot in my cabinet, replacing my red scorpions, which have now been put away. Nalgar's forces that are unpainted also occupy the second shelf too.

I've also been going through my model collection trying to find anything and everything I can use in this army. And I found a vampire lord!









For those who don't know, it's prince the Imrahil from the LotR range that came in the old magazines.

The pictures aren't amazing, damn his shiny armour, but you get the idea.
Vampires are freakin' devastating in kings of war, they put out so much damage, but the vampire lord also costs more than 3 necromancers
I would like to field a unit of soul reavers though (vampire cavalry) and if/when I do, I'll probably use the morgul knights from GW as I don't like the current mantic minis for them.

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