Monday, 5 October 2015

The Nachtjägers - Orc Witch Hunters

Da Nachtjägers - Orc Witch Hunters and follows of Sigmork!

Hailing from the dark forests of The Harrowmark in Shyish, the Realm of Death, and working mostly at night, this small band of eccentric Orcs have dedicated their lives to eradicating the agents of the dark powers.

They hunt vampires, werewolves, ghouls and other forms of undead; warlocks, mages, witches, sorcerers, illusionists, fortune-tellers, seers, necromancers and any users of magic; composers of corrupting music; cultists and worshippers of dark gods or daemons, beastmen, skaven, daemons, mutants and other creatures of chaos are all subject to their attentions.

The Nachtjägers are drawn to abandoned graveyards, dark forest clearings, deserted villages and ruined castles to stalk their prey. They follow up any reports of supernatural activity and mercilessly exterminate any unnatural creatures they discover. They make a habit of breaking into crypts and mausoleums to root-out the foul beasts that inevitably lurk there.

“Professor” Fängmorder and his warband are unusual for Orcs being of dour and sombre demeanour. They take their chosen path very seriously and never seem to laugh or joke or even take much pleasure in what they do. Like all Orcs they are deeply superstitious but they have not taken to fearing the signs of bad luck they see in everyday life, but searching for them and using them as guides to lead them to their preferred enemy.

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It's October again, and a themed zombie hunting game is brewing, maybe based on this event pack:

So The Nachtjägers are getting a bit of an update: rebasing for Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

I'm going a different route to the Crowmoons rebasing. I have clipped the sides off the square base and glued it to a 32mm round base (that has already been spray undercoated black then base-coated Mournfang Brown). I will add a little greenstuff to smooth the join and then sand/paint over that to blend old texture and new. I saw this process on BoLS and it looked a lot quicker than the way I was doing it.

It does mean that all the Orcs in the warband will get 32mm bases, which I wasn't doing with the Crowmoons. The Witch Hunters are all very bulky with lots of gear, so I think they will look okay on the bigger bases.

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I've also been working on the first Realmgate for Wortbad: black spray undercoat, (Halfords car undercoat) grey spray zenithal highlight, Nuln Oil black wash:

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