Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Age of Sigmar is upon us... in a day and a half

T-minus a day and a half, but who's counting?  So in case you haven't heard, the new Age of Sigmar comes out this Saturday, replacing Warhammer Fantasy.  I'm not 100% sure how I feel about that.  I mean, I would've liked to have had an 8th Edition Warhammer Fantasy army fully painted with a few games under my belt before this new game comes out, but I only myself to blame for that.  I could be pissed of at Games Workshop, but Fantasy was losing them money and instead of killing the IP completely, they decided to completely redo everything, including taking a rank and file large army wargame and turn it into a squad skirmish based battle.  I'm cool with that, but I'm not too thrilled about the Warscrolls.  Basically, no more point-building system, rather bring everything you got and throw it on the table.  Gone are all the rulebooks and army books.  4 pages of loosely written rules and 14 or 15 70-page PDF's.  I'm not going to speculate further on the game.  I only hope it's fun.

With that being said, last Saturday when I went to pre-order the new boxset, I saw the new White Dwarf had a model included in it.  An Age of Sigmar model to be exact.  So I bought the magazine, brought it home, ripped out the mini, and painted it up.  Here's my first Age of Sigmar dude.....

So this was an interesting model to paint, and I mean that in a good way.  Lots of shining gold, lots of little details, and a fairly light color pallet.  Seeing how two of the main gold colors for these guys haven't been released yet, I had to improvise.  I ended up working my way up from Gehenna's Gold to Reikland Fleshwash to Auric Armor Gold to a mix of Auric Armour Gold/Runefang Silver to..... Ironbreaker as my final highlight.  I found the runefang silver alone wasn't working.  Maybe I got a bad batch but the pigment and the binder kept separating on me no matter how much I shook it.  Ironbreaker just had better coverage and I found it a lot easier to control the transparency of it, even when I was diluting it.  Holy shit, look at me, I almost sound like I know what I'm talking about!

Anyways, it was alot of fun to paint this guy up and I look forward to cracking open the box set and slapping some more paint on The Stormcast Eternals.  Until next time!!!


  1. May I ask how you painted the base please? Loving how it compliments the Stormcast.

    1. Certainly.... after I prime in black I base the entire rock area with Rhinox Hide. I do an over-brush of Mournfang Brown, followed by subsequent dry-brushing of XV-88 and Zandri Dust and then a very light drybrush of Ushanti Bone. I finish it up by painting the ring around the base in Steel Legion Drab. It's a bit over-kill for bases, but I like the way it looks.