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Red Skullz
01-11-2015, 08:14
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a607/tomkristians/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2380_1_zps4xyyfstn.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/tomkristians/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2380_1_zps4xyyfstn.jpg.html)

This series will cover my preparations for the Miniatyrspill NM 2016 in Oslo in January.

The Miniatyrspill NM is basically the national miniature wargaming tournament. It runs once each year in Oslo and this year itíll feature 40k, KoW, FoW, Infinity, Warmahordes, X-wing, LotR/Hobbit and AoS.

I will enter in the AoS tournament as I donít feel like playing 40k for a while. Besides AoS is great fun!

As you can see Iíll be sporting Tomb Kings. However thatís not my paintjob. Theyíll be rebased, converted and painted into something completely else.

Comp, list and more https://bigbossredskullz.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/the-road-to-nm-2016-1/#more-1946

Red Skullz
02-11-2015, 04:25
I've been preparing new bases for the army. My plan is making a Realm of the Dead theme. I'll do it much like my recent INQ stuff meaning cracks filled with debris. In this case the debris is bones and stuff.
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a607/tomkristians/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2379_zpsigvznvwi.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/tomkristians/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2379_zpsigvznvwi.jpg.html)

As you can see I've made my own chariot bases (the largest one is for the general) and the biker bases is for the cavalry. My characters will be put on 32mm bases albeit I'm unsure if the general will be as then I'd have to do some serious modding on his chariot. Though I do have a plan for that also.
How I made the chariot bases here https://bigbossredskullz.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/the-road-to-nm-2016-2-realm-of-the-dead/

Darth Alec
02-11-2015, 07:45
A Norwegian log? Colour me surprised! Looks promising, I look forward to seeing how your theme works out.

Red Skullz
02-11-2015, 16:02
Indeed ;) You from Norway?

jullevi
02-11-2015, 16:48
Did you consider using 35x60mm oval bases (http://www.games-workshop.com/en-FI/Citadel-60-35-Oval-Bases) instead of bike bases for cavalry? I think they would look nicer and being wider they should offer better modelling options.

Red Skullz
02-11-2015, 17:30
I did but as I had enough biker bases, they have a similar shape as my own chariot bases and I wanted to recycle what I already had at hand I make do :)

Darth Alec
02-11-2015, 18:38
Indeed ;) You from Norway?

Yup. Living in Bergen. Trying to make AoS a thing :p

Red Skullz
02-11-2015, 18:40
Well come to NM! The majority of us from Troms will enter in AoS ;)

Darth Alec
02-11-2015, 20:32
I'm considering it. Would be fun to participate in a proper AoS event...

What sort of base are you putting the casket on?

Red Skullz
03-11-2015, 04:20
Double post..

Red Skullz
03-11-2015, 04:22
I like the comp as it's easy to remember and still makes it feel like AoS. Far too many comps basically makes new games and I don't like that. I was at NM last year (in 40k) and it was a great event. I highly recommend it!

Do you see the largest round base? That's the one I'll use. It's not actually a standard base but something the kids had in the toy box. Originally for a pre-painted superhero figure. It was discarded so I deemed it safe to take it ;) I will need to trim it just a tad to fit on the base. The priest and guardians will get their own bases.

Red Skullz
04-11-2015, 14:00
Bases are done bar painting.
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a607/tomkristians/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2387_zpszsu85bnm.jpg (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/tomkristians/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG2387_zpszsu85bnm.jpg.html)

More pics on how I did it https://bigbossredskullz.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/the-road-to-nm-2016-3-making-the-realm-of-the-dead/

Karak Norn Clansman
07-11-2015, 16:16
Bases look good! The curved ends turned out neat. Looking forward to see the whole force finished!

Red Skullz
07-11-2015, 19:28
Cheers mate :) I've got them more or less re-assembled so after that I'm starting the greenstuffing.

Grimnaud
11-11-2015, 15:09
Looking good! Hope you manage to get them finished by January.
I also look forward to hearing how you did in the tournament. TK with no summoning allowed sounds like it might get rough.

NpSkully
11-11-2015, 16:58
Want moar tomb kings! I love the bases and can't wait to see the painting!

Red Skullz
14-11-2015, 07:30
@Grimnaud: Cheers :) Yeah I guess so too but as long as I manage to not lose entire units I should be able to stay in the fight.

@NpSkully: There's not enough of them, I agree! Cheers :)

Grimnaud
14-11-2015, 09:10
Hmmh. Yes, and I like the synergy of the tomb herald and the banner on the chariot. I assume that he'll be mounted with a banner right? But looking at the comp on your blog what strikes me is that you have only three units able to claim objectives. Or four if you run all six chariots as one unit.

Red Skullz
15-11-2015, 09:36
It's worse than that. Corrections on the comp means I need to cut the skeleton archers. #notinittowinit ;)

Grimnaud
15-11-2015, 11:04
Do you have room for some changes? Switching the tomb king on a chariot with a royal warsphinx and the necrotect for a liche priest would give you a general that could heal with a more useful command ability, another wizard heal and Arcane Bolt units below five models, and a nice synergy with the casket.

Red Skullz
15-11-2015, 11:08
The necrotect will be switched for a liche priest. If I can find something that will fit my planned theme I could get a royal warsphinx but I found the tomb king to be an absolute monster so he's pulling his weight as far as I can see.

Grimnaud
15-11-2015, 12:12
Good stuff! But get painting! :D
You can rather drop me a PM if you want to talk tactics. Then we won't clutter up your painting thread ;)

Red Skullz
15-11-2015, 18:14
Converting first, then paint! :)

If you want to you can continue the discussion on my blog in the comments :)

Darth Alec
18-11-2015, 08:35
Keep talking tactics. Maybe the rest of us will learn something :p

Red Skullz
10-12-2015, 05:56
Well due to some RL matters I've had to take a reality check on my preparations.

All about it here https://bigbossredskullz.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-road-to-nm-2016-6-reality-check/

Daniel36
11-12-2015, 09:53
FOUR KIDS?!? Oh my word! We quit at three. That was my limit! :D
Congrats!

Red Skullz
11-12-2015, 19:17
Hehe, well we're a modern family with a kid each from earlier relationships and one together. This'll be our second together :) Cheers :D