As I have painted a whole load of these in the last couple of months I thought I’d start a blog.
What I’m aiming for eventually is not so much defined by an army list, but a collection that would be around 2000 pts. I say not based on a list, as once it reaches this size I will not be fussing around points and will just add whatever I like as a collector.
So my skaven army has 3 themes. Firstly that they are themed to be fighting my Dwarf army. If I’m honest I have not put enough work into the fluff behind it all yet, so for the moment they are only themed as fighting against a generic dwarf army that happens to have the same colour themes (base colour and dark angels green here and there).
The second theme is that they are fighting in a mine, related to where they are attacking my dwarf army from.
The third theme is that they are mostly pestilens, but with some skryre elements that have turned to pestilens. For example my pestilens themed stormvermin with storm daemons.
So far the army contains:
Plague priest with censer
25 clanrats with spears (shields need painting).
30 slaves (mixed with hobgoblins and other races)
30 plague monks (a few more as well, but not enough for a rank)
Plague claw catapult
I will be adding the IoB models at some point, I’m aiming to have around 80-100 clanrats
Anyhow, I guess you’re wanting some pics.
20 painted so far, shields need adding.
I have 23 painted and another 7 very close, so I will wait and show them finished.
Love the unit filler (especially the ooze that the dwarf is dumped into ) and the addition of minecart tracks. The orange hem of the robes is a great spot colour and aids the sickly green perfectly. Kudos and great job!
I really liked the yellow trim on the 5th ed skaven, so I thought I’d use it. It helps tie all the models together imo. Not sure I’ll be painting any robes purple though (there were some on the 5th ed ones).