And well might the Bishop of Keinetotehierstadt mark these words having foiled Baron Kraust in his latest evil machinations!
Yes dear reader, an ancient evil is stirring here and Baron Kraust once more stalks the land. The ranks of his fell army swell with the fallen and the living dare not mention his name.
Part two of the game I played with Warlord Paul and Doug, one of his compatriots from the Harrogate club, can be found here - thanks for Gm'ing and writing it all up mate and thanks to Doug for having us over! This was all part of the Halloween inspired Night of the Living Lead games that various Oldhammer local groups got together and played a while back.
Kraust's woeful story is a cautionary tale to those who would covet worldly power and seek to bargain with Ruinous Powers, nay Death itself!
His latest outing was to come to defend the Ziggurat of Mum-Ho-thep from the forces of Khorne at BlogCon - I'll get a report posted once I've got round to sorting out the pics.
For now here's his (fairly) newly painted skeletal horde - the fantastic Skeleton Army boxed set. I've had these chaps rattling round a box for years now so it was out with the polystyrene cement and definitely time to give them a lick of paint. Oh - and I finally completed one of the Oldhammer monthly painting challenges!
Tim the Enchanter, or Bobmore Timor the accountant of Doom, as he has become more recently known...
Original banners cut from the Skeleton Army box itself (Weathering by me)!
Baron Kraust standing proudly next to his newly raised archers - shame they couldn't hit a barn door.
Assorted spooks, ghoulies and gribblies.
Kraust's pet Manticore - now slightly wary of Dark Elf repeating crossbows!
The Skull Chuckers have proven to be rather powerful and that's without even using the Screaming Skull ammunition.
I think it was Phreedh who gave me the armoured skeleton in this pic - he had a broken weapon which I turned into a nice length of chain for whipping his crew into action.
As much as I love these Carrion models, they have yet to prove themselves on the field. Dark Elf crossbows and Empire halberds have been their nemesis so far...
Lots of Deathriders! I still want some metal ones though.
Another banner cut from the original box!
Glad I found enough bits to resurrect the chariot which was in quite a state of disrepair - even managed to find some more wheels and scythes from a fellow trader on the LAF.
The Zombie Dragon...
This beastie has already earned a fearsome (if slightly cheesy and overpowered) reputation. The rules printed in an early WD are slightly over the top and I think merit a post all of their own - plus I need to leave for work in a few minutes!
Suffice to say this was a joy to paint.
And finally some more reinforcements - a cheeky little lot I secured for about £20 on ebay after a long period of abstinence (thanks for nothing Orlygg!). These chaps will be enjoying a Dettol bath soon and Kraust is already warming up the Necronomicon to get them into action!