Skip to toolbar
144artist Loves Kings of War

144artist Loves Kings of War

Supported by (Turn Off)

Project Blog by 144artist Cult of Games Member

Recommendations: 120

About the Project

With the release of Kings of War third edition, I decided to revisit my armies (and Unpainted collection) to see where they need to go. I have been playing Dwarfs and Undead in various games for decades and still have units I want/need to build for each force. One can never really have enough zombies or berzerkers if we're being honest with ourselves. This seems like a good place to collect some of what I already have either fielded or am building and painting to join the eternal fight. Of course there will some jaunts into themed terrain as well as I spend way too much time thinking about this stuff. Hope folks find it entertaining.

This Project is Active

Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready

Tutoring 2
Skill 3
Idea 3
3 Comments

Two Troops of Soul Reavers, or one Regiment, are ready to slay all before them.  I used a couple of Skull and Crown’s interlocking bases as they fit together to make a regiment. As usual, the gallery is work in progress pictures while the individuals are the finished pieces.

I call this unit the Three SistersI call this unit the Three Sisters
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready
This is the Bruiser and his lackys.This is the Bruiser and his lackys.
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready
Together they form a deadly Regiment.Together they form a deadly Regiment.
Soul Reavers Are Battle Ready

A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.

Tutoring 0
Skill 3
Idea 3
2 Comments

Another great sculpt from Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures (https://www.hfminis.co.uk/).  She painted up so quickly, just over an hour) I didn’t get any Work In Progress shots.  I did, however, paint her “Skyclad” or nude version first which I included in the gallery.

This girl looks ready to lead a shambling horde.This girl looks ready to lead a shambling horde.
A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.
A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.
A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.
A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.
A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.
A Revenant Queen to Lead Them.
"Now to summon forth my minions!"

Dwarf Army Standard Bearer

Tutoring 5
Skill 5
Idea 5
2 Comments

After converting and painting up the dwarf mini that would be carrying the flag as well as the first side of said flag all my progress stopped.  Other things became priorities, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to paint there, and being but a slip of paper on a binder clip it got covered up with other stuff.  Eventually I work my way back to most of my incomplete pieces, my ADD really keeps me moving from one project to another, and this one was no different.  One of my goals with this enforced isolation time is to finish off a number of these “half-dones” before starting new ones.  This brave little fellow was high on that list.

I decided on a list of deeds or battles the army has fought in.  Using the dwarf runes from their first Warhammer armybook the two big ones mean Battle and Luck.  The embroidered writing on the other side is too fine to use any recognizable forms but I tried to keep the illuminated ones in color looking blocky or rune like.

Dwarf Army Standard Bearer
Dwarf Army Standard Bearer
Dwarf Army Standard Bearer
Dwarf Army Standard Bearer
Dwarf Army Standard Bearer
I am taking top downs of all my units now as I am hoping to use them in online play.I am taking top downs of all my units now as I am hoping to use them in online play.
Dwarf Army Standard Bearer

Vampire Hero

Tutoring 5
Skill 8
Idea 8
2 Comments

The Blood Dragon hero figure that has been sitting on my desk, assembled, based, and primed, is finally complete.  I had thought about adding him to a unit base for my Kings of War Undead but decided to keep him an inidivdual.  Besides, I have enough individually based vampires to make a Troop of Soul Reavers.  I hit a bit of a speed bump once the black line was applied and couldn’t decide how I wanted to proceed.  The gamemaster of our weekly 1st edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign (played via Discord as we live all over the US) suggested a pale green for details which lead to my turning it into a zombie dragon.  He also convinced me to add a second hue over the edge details which really made it look like thick embroidery.  In the end, the 20mm square base just looked too small and I opted for a MicroArts Graveyard round.  He will still fit on a movement tray and could even be an individual hero now.  Bonus is what a great RPG villain he will make.

Vampire Hero
Vampire Hero
Vampire Hero
Vampire Hero
Vampire Hero
Vampire Hero

Soul Reavers Begin Training

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 8
1 Comment

I finished painting ten Mantic armored vampires (Soul Reavers) some time ago.  They are some of their older sculpts so are only adequate.  I also have a number of Reaper Bones vampires that should help fill up the ranks as well as a metal one. My plan is to construct either a Regiment or two Troops as these are expensive to field and with unit basing, flexible thinking can pay off.  Some well placed gravestones will help either way.

Iron Guard Asemble!

Tutoring 5
Skill 8
Idea 8
1 Comment

I’ve finished painting the soldiers and base for my great weapon wielding Iron Guard.  While the base came from Mantic’s online store the figures are by The Assault Group (https://theassaultgroup.co.uk/) and were rewards from a Kickstart campaign ages ago. I like the brazier included with the base as it is perfect for holding the d20 I track damage with.

I’m hoping this regiment hits hard and has staying power.

Iron Guard Asemble!
Iron Guard Asemble!
Iron Guard Asemble!
Iron Guard Asemble!
Iron Guard Asemble!
Iron Guard Asemble!
'Ere we go, lads!'Ere we go, lads!
Iron Guard Asemble!
Iron Guard Asemble!

Deadeye Undead

Tutoring 3
Skill 6
Idea 5
No Comments

Visiting Thomas at Skull and Crown Games I was able to grab some of his prototype Triumph of Death (http://www.skullncrown.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=85) miniatures to add to my growing undead horde (just some crossbows, gotta wait for those sweet, sweet pike).  My goal is to have an entire Kings of War force (1500ish points) assembled from his wonderful miniatures and these crossbows bring me a little closer to said goal. As I have a Regiment and Troop of javelin armed undead I use as bowmen already, these guys will be the unit I buy Piercing or longer range for. Either way, I’ve got to get another regiment of these guys as they look so good and are surprisingly effective on the battlefield.

Deadeye Undead
Deadeye Undead
First Lloyd shotFirst Lloyd shot
Second Llyod shotSecond Llyod shot
Deadeye Undead
I use the flat surface of the tomb to hold the d20 I use to track wounds.I use the flat surface of the tomb to hold the d20 I use to track wounds.
Deadeye Undead
Time's up...Time's up...

Mounted Berserker Lords

Tutoring 4
Skill 5
Idea 5
No Comments

While I have two Regiments of Mantic Brock Riders painted I have been using my Svery Egilax figure as a standard Berserker Lord on Brock.  While dramatic looking he is based as a Large Cavalry model not Cavalry.  Fielding badger mounted lords on actual Cavalry bases has been on my to do list for some time (right after number 47: learn Portuguese) so off I went to my massive vault of unpainted miniatures looking for a couple of Games Workshop giant slayer models with wide stances I could mount on Brocks. The badgers were no problem as it turns out I have a fair number of those in the unpainted collection as well.

Supported by (Turn Off)