EvilFuzzyDoom in "Clear that backlog!" [BATG 2022]

The Grey in Question part 4

Other Stuff
As the title says, this is… everything else.

These collections are big, but less likely to get much love (edit: HA!) , so I won’t write them up in their entirety unless I get very excited about it. I will update them if anything gets added or painted, though.

Privateer Press - Warmachine & Hordes

I’m mostly done with these, but I might want to finish them one day for old times’ sake (I love the models).

I barely started these before my local group collapsed, so I’ll probably get rid of these.

*Mercenaries & Minions

  • 1 Barnabus the Conqueror (added 28 Feb, built 13 Apr)

Other other stuff

A small army of dirty root vegetables.

This collection consists of:

  • 1 Toady (complete)
  • 12 Fodder (6 painted, 6 assembled)
  • 6 Brutes (assembled)
  • 32 Napoleonic Infantry for parts (unassembled)
  • 18 Agincourt Foot Knights for parts (unassembled)

Total: 69 models

A birthday present! Both the new Core set and the two Expansions, Return of the Witch Lord and Kellar’s Keep.

This consists of:

  • 4 Heroes (added 25 April)
  • 64 Monsters (added 25 April)
  • 40 Scenery pieces (added 25 April)

Total: 108 models

Sold/Given Away

Models that I’ve divested myself of over the course of the year. While these don’t count towards BATG 2022, they do free up space in my house (yay!) so I’m counting them using the Shame Golf score.

  • Chaos Knight (sold 25 Jan)
  • 5 Stormcast Liberators (sold 1 Feb)
  • Fernando Pizarro (sold 3 Feb)
  • 1 Nurgling base (sold 3 Feb)

Total: 8 models

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The Lightbox of Glory

Gallery of models completed during 2022

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Chaos Dwarfs

Warcy Armator (Chaos Dwarf Hero) painted 9 January

Hobgrot Slittaz painted 23 January, 7 February, 22 February, 13 May

Bull Centaur painted 9 April

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Gloomspite Gitz

Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig painted 15 January

Madcap Shaman painted 12 February

23 Moonclan Grots completed 9 April

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Space Marines

2 Chaos Spawn painted 22 February

Warhammer 40,000: Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard

37 Guardsmen & Officers completed 27 April

10 Guardsmen completed 6 May

Blue Platoon Command completed 21 May

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First update!

Built a Lammasu and Sorcerer-Prophet whom I’ve nicknamed “Checlis”.

More details here:

This thing doesn’t move the BATG or Shame Golf scores, but counts for 10 Effort in Figure Case:


Current BATG Score: 0 :white_check_mark:


First official score update for the year!

Happily, it’s something painted, not something bought :grimacing:

The “Armator” Chaos Dwarf from the Iron Golems Warcry warband (who I’ve picked up as a sort of all-purpose hero model for my collection);

I’ve done my traditional little write-up on my painting log here.

The first blow against the grey mountain has been struck! And before my first mail order boxes started arriving, too.

Figure case update (apparently something moved in the “Unassembled” and “In Progress” columns over the last week but I have no idea what it was):

Current BATG score: -1 :white_check_mark:
Current Shame Golf score: -1 :white_check_mark:


And ONE DAY LATER my first new minis for 2022 arrived in the post!

A Celestial Hurricanum kit and box of Cawdor Redemptionists for my nascent “dirty and poor” Cities of Sigmar collection.

They’ll be heavily kitbashed with each other but for now they count as 7 new models. Good thing I painted the Dwarf yesterday!

The Celestial Hurricanum counts for 10 Effort in Figure Case, so I’m back up to where I started (including the mystery points I picked up somewhere between the 3rd & 9th of January):

Current BATG score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Current Shame Golf score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:


Uh… bought more stuff.

2 Corpse Carts arrived from GW direct for my Cities of Sigmar, I’m going to convert them into Scourgerunner Chariots with Cawdor Crossbowmen for crew:

I’m counting them as 5 “effort” each in Figure case, and they’re going to eat up a lot of parts that I’m currently counting as “unassembled” - so getting them built and painted will make a nice dint in my detailed tally (if not my official score). Until then, though…

LATER: I also “built” (removed from sprue) some Octarius terrain, and realised that I hadn’t entered the rest of the terrain into Figure Case correctly:

Current BATG Score: +8 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Current Shame Score: +8 :negative_squared_cross_mark:


Undercoated some stuff:

  • Cawdor executioner
  • Loonboss on Giant Squig (re-undercoated, so no score movement)
  • 20 Hobgrot Slittaz
  • Bull Centaur (5 effort)

No movement on the BATG or Shame Golf score but it’s made some movement from Assembled → In Progress

Current BATG Score: +8 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Current Shame Score: +8 :negative_squared_cross_mark:


Completed Loonboss on Giant Cave Squig!

I’m happy to see it done when it’s been undercoated pure white for ages and just needed a zenithal prime and some contrast paint.

No lightbox today, I’ve tidied up the bench where I usually take photos. He’ll be part of a Gobbo family photo at some point.

I also put together the Mind Sphiranx that donated its spare head to Checlis, and did some work on the Cawdor “Greatswords” that only moved the unassembled → assembled needle a little bit:

But I’m very glad to see that “unassembled” number drop below 500!

BATG score: +7 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf score: +7 :negative_squared_cross_mark:


I’ve painted my first Hobgrot (testing the colour scheme, messing around with technique a bit:

A bit more info in my Plog:

BATG score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:


January wrap-up

My first update that purely affects the Shame Golf score.

Last week I sold a Chaos Knight (the one who donated his head to Checlis), and today I sold some Stormcast Liberators - I was briefly planning to steal @Tyranno ’s idea of combining Slave to Darkness Chariot horses with Stormcast bodies but I decided I liked the scale of Mournfang centaurs better.

That means 6 models sold, taking my Shame Golf score down to 0, but sadly it doesn’t effect my BATG score.

As a general update, I still have the first 10 Hobgrots on my painting table waiting for the weather (and my health) to calm down long enough for me to paint some more of them. I’ve also got some Fellwaters Troggoths prepped for an undercoating day, and my Sigmarites waiting for some greenstuff and some base magnets. Again, all a little on hold just at the moment.

I do think the big victory so far is that I haven’t actually bought anything new since the first week of January (the corpse carts). Accountability works! If I keep promising myself that I can’t buy anything new until my BATG score is back down below 0, then maybe I’ll find myself fitter, younger, wealthier and more vibrant! It may even keep the promise…

BATG score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf score: 0 :white_check_mark:


Sold two more models: a Nurgling base and Fernando Pizarro. With that I’m below par on Shame Golf! Now to do some actual painting…

(Looks like I never added the Nurglings to Figure Case.)

BATG score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame golf score: -2 :white_check_mark:


I’ve been feeling pretty awful this last week, but pushed myself to get a little bit done nonetheless.

I painted two more Hobgrots (more details on my Chaos Dwarf log)

And I undercoated the rest of my Fellwater Troggoths:

Hopefully I’ll find the energy to paint the Troggoths soon, I’m not really enjoying the Hobgrots but I really want to get some painting done.

Current overall situation:

BATG score: +4 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame golf score: -4 :white_check_mark:


Okay, taking a break from Hobgrots, I got a lot done today that I’ve been meaning to do for ages.

I added magnets to the bases of my Cities of Sigmar guys, and to the bases of my Undead skirmish/Mordheim warband. I’m relieved I can actually put them away properly, and I’m really looking forward to blasting through the Undead warband with contrast paints. I still need to decide on a colour scheme before I can really get started on the Sigmarites, though.

I also did some modelling work: did some fiddling with the crew of my Celestial Hurricanum/War Altar, did a little repair work on a Khorne Berzerker, and built a proof of concept rifleman out of a Flagellant and a Skitarii rifle.

After all that, I painted a Grot shaman for my Gloomspite Gitz, since I wanted to get something done which moves at least one of my scores today!

Ugh, I’ve got to make space to set up my lightbox again.

Anyway, here’s the numbers for this update:

BATG score: +3 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf Score: -5 :white_check_mark:


Another weekend day, some more modelling work.

First, I mostly-assembled my War Altar (Celestial Hurricanum) for my Cities of Sigmar army:

I don’t normally paint in subassemblies but this thing is just too fiddly for me to think I’ll get away without it. I’ve temporarily based the priest and the poor souls pulling it, and the statue is magnetised to detach for storage purposes. I’m counting it as assembled for now, since it’ll only get glued together completely just before the final painting stages.

I also filled the gaps in the bases on 20 Gloomspite Shootaz. No pictures, because that’s pretty boring.

However, since I had the putty out, I couldn’t let myself ignore the 2-hand weapon-wielder who’s been sitting on my desk for weeks:

I also decided to start work on giving him some friends.

Lastly, I put some paint on the next 7 Hobgrots. This is nowhere near finished, I just thought they might feel easier if I started batching out their basecoats. Time will tell.

Not a lot of movement on the scores today, but the Hurricanum/Altar counts for 10 in Figure Case, the Dwarf counts for 2 (because they’re all conversions, all my Chaos Dwarfs count for 2) and I can also take 2 flagellants out of the “assembled” pool now that I’ve allocated them to pull the wagon.

BATG score: +3 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf score: -5 :white_check_mark:


Aaaaand I bought a Marshcrawla Sloggoth to ally into my Gloomspite.

Counts for 5 effort:

BATG score: +4 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame golf score: -4 :white_check_mark:


ah GW’s cart titan


Wow. I very much regret Googling that :joy: :rofl: :joy:


I briefly got excited about rejuvenating my Khorne space marine collection and ordered two Chaos Spawn off eBay before I could come to my senses:

Fortunately for the count they’re preassembled and I’m not at all unhappy with the thickness of the paint on them, so I’m just going to hit them with a red contrast paint and call them done.

1 effort each, straight to “In Progress”:

BATG score: +6 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf score: -2 :white_check_mark:


So, I got some hobby time in over the last few days and I’m still working my way through my first ten Hobgrots. I love the way the finished models look but ARGH I hate painting them. They’re finicky and the dangly things get in the way and the level of of detail demands time and attention that this chaff unit simply doesn’t deserve.

So here’s six almost-finished Hobgrots and four finished Hobgrots:

Meanwhile, that stray bolt of Khornespiration is still rattling around in my head. I’ve updated two of my early-2000s Khorne Berzerkers to be unit champions with power fists.

And now that you’ve seen my 2000s-era paint jobs you’ll understand why I’m calling these spawn done with only a head swap and painted bases.

Finally, while fiddling around in my big old box of Khorne I found a counting error in my Khorne Berzerkers: 2 more total, and 6 more painted than I had in Figure Case. So we’re looking at this:

BATG score: +3 :negative_squared_cross_mark:
Shame Golf score: -5 :white_check_mark: