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Da Gloomspite Gitz

Da Gloomspite Gitz

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Project Blog by teddymademedoit Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

I've started this blog to track the progress of my Gloomspite Gitz army as a test out what I like and don't like as I look to create a list I like as I go along. I'm mainly a painter and collector so this will mostly includes progress with the minis themselves but also some scenery to go along with the army to theme a table when I do get to play. I'd love to eventually put up some battle reports too but one step at a time....

This Project is On Hold


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As I promised next update is a mini, as work goes on with the Loonshrine I’ve also started again on my Troggboss. Initially I had painted him all screamer pink and then gave a top down airbrush layer of palid wytch flesh. It looked ok but I wanted to do better

So this time I started with a Base coat of Palid Wytch flesh.

I then thinned down Screamer Pink with medium and started to wash it into where I wanted the darker places to be.

This left quite a harsh gradient so I started to wet blend the wash into the Palid Wytch flesh in the lighter areas ..


I’ve also detailed some of the mushrooms and warts/boils but I’m still not sure on the colours so they may change by the next update….

Army List

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Whilst work goes on in collecting the minis using to build this I thought I’d share the current list I am working towards. After some smaller games at 1500 points I realised I loved the Troggs but didn’t so much enjoy pushing 60 grots about even though they were so very effective. So I set about looking for an all Trogg army, something that’s not uber competitive, I’m not looking to win tournaments, but does have a kick to it…

Allegiance: Gloomspite Gitz

Dankhold Troggboss (300)
Troggoth Hag (380)

6 x Rockgut Troggoths (320)
3 x Rockgut Troggoths (160)
3 x Rockgut Troggoths (160)

Aleguzzler Gargant (160)
Aleguzzler Gargant (160)

Troggherd (180)

Endless Spells
Scrapskuttle’s Arachnacauldron (50)
Emerald Lifeswarm (60)

Total: 1930 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 2
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 100

…so that is what I’ve settled on.

All apart from the Hag belong to the Troggherd Battalion which means on every roll of a 6 to wound in melee it’s adding 1 to the damage done. For that and the extra Artefact and command point I think it’ll be worth taking the battalion but only more games will tell.

Talking of artefacts, I’ve not got any listed as I have a few options, be interested to know what you guys think of them…

Realm – Chamon

  • Boss –  Argentines Tooth (Re-Roll hit rolls of 1 for club), Mighty Blow (Re-roll damage for club)
  • Hag – Alchemical Chain (1 additional dispel attempt)

Realm – Aqshy

  • Boss – Magmaforge Blade (Wound of 6+ 1 mortal damage in addition), Loonskin (Re-Roll 4+ regen/d3 regen until moon goes off board)
  • Hag – Smouldering Helm (Save 6+ in combat phase does1 mortal wound)

Realm – Ghryan

  • Boss – Ghyrstrike (+1 hit and +1 wound for club), Tough as Rocks (12 wounds to 14 wounds)
  • Hag – Jade Diadem (6+ save heals 1 wound)
Army List

So that’s an idea of where I’m heading, next update will be back to some painted mini!


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The Loonshrine is a must for any Gloomspite army so where else is better to start.  In gameplay it gives us some great buffs for bravery and of course the infamous respawning of units but even if you weren’t interested in that it’s just a great piece to put down on a table and make it much more Grotty….

… so the blog begins with this.


I’ve started with a basecoat of Dawnstone Grey, then added brown and black Pigments (the name labels have which have long been lost) to dull it down in places and add some shade. This was mainly around details like the chains and barnacles.

From there I added a drybrush of Dawnstone again to bring all the shading back up to the Base coat then added Administratum Grey as a highlight around the edges of the rock and a little more at the top of areas that would see more light.

For the eyes I did them as I was painting my dead of dunharrow as you can see in the picture. This was first with Incubi Darkness then warboss green and a small highlight of pallid wytchflesh. Once these were on I put on multiple glazes of waywatcher green to blend it together.

I also added a thin layer of pallid watch flesh in the cracks of the moon and lightly added and watered-down moot green to add the glow to those areas

Base Rock

For the Base rock I started with Skavenblight dinge all over, I then wet blended I line of Rhinox hide around the middle of the rock working out towards the top and bottom again with Skavenblight dinge. From there is a very light drybrush of Dawnstone picking out the edges and raised points and one more very selective drybrush of Administratum Grey to finish it off and bring it together with the top moons.



I really want the Loonshrine to be a centrepiece for my army whatever Gloomspite list I decide to play so there will be a lot more attention paid to this as the project goes on.