Fifty shapes of grey [BATG 2022]

Let’s finally turn that pile of shame into a pile of opportunity.

Current score

:arrow_up: Additions to the pile: 38
:arrow_down: Painted models: 139
:arrow_right: Total count: -101

To-Do List

  1. Chaos Dwarf Big Hats (49 models)
  • Chaos Dwarf Lord on Great Taurus :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer on Lammasu :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Chaos Dwarf Hero :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Chaos Dwarf Hero (Battle Standard Bearer) :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 22 Chaos Dwarf Warriors with Command :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 14 Blunderbusses with Command :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 5 Bull Centaurs with Standard-Bearer :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Earthshaker :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 2 Death Rocket Launchers :ballot_box_with_check:
  1. Chaos Dwarf Blood Bowl team (35 + 7 models)
  • 6 Chaos Dwarf Blockers
  • 8 Hobgoblins
  • 2 Bull Centaurs
  • Minotaur
  • 8 Coaching staff models
  • 8 Star Players
  • Iron Steve (the guitar dude from the Rock Band. I just had to have him) :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Greebo Gargoyle
  • 7 various marker-style “models” (not sure if, or how, I count them)
  1. Night Goblins (81 models)
  • 30 Squigs :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 20 Squig Hoppers :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 5 Shamans :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 5 Bosses :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 2 Bosses on Cave Squigs :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Skarsnik & Gobbla :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 2 Mangler Squigs :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Squig Gobba :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 6 Rockgut Troggoths :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 6 Fungus Troggoths :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Snotling Pump Wagon :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 2 Snotling Bases :ballot_box_with_check:
  1. Dwarfs (358 Models)
  • 21 Hammerers
  • 21 Longbeards with Great Weapons
  • 2x 21 +1 Longbeards with Hand Weapon & Shield
  • 40 Ironbreakers
  • 20 Irondrakes
  • 10 Miners
  • 2x 16 Quarrellers
  • 40 Slayers
  • 3 Thunderers
  • 20 Thunderers (AoW)
  • 2x 20 Rangers
  • 40 Hammerers (AoW)
  • 6 Gyrocopters
  • 2 Gyrobomber
  • Grudge Thrower (crew only)
  • Lord
  • 5 Thanes
  • 2 Runesmiths
  • Belegar Ironhammer
  • Grimm Burloksson
  • Gotrek
  • 6 Daemon Slayers
  • 2 Engineers
  1. High Elves (361 Models)
  • 60 +3 Spearmen
  • 2x 21 +2 Archers
  • 15 Silver Helms
  • 2x 5 Ellyrian Reavers
  • 30 Lothern Sea Guard
  • 24 +6 Swordmasters of Hoeth
  • 27 +3 White Lions of Chrace
  • 27 +3 Phoenix Guard
  • 10 Dragon Princes
  • 2x Lothern Sky Cutter
  • Lion Chariot
  • Tiranoc Chariot
  • 17 Shadow Warriors
  • 23 Sisters of Avelorn
  • 3x Eagle Claw Bolt Throwers
  • Frostheart Phoenix
  • Flamespyre Phoenix
  • 2x Great Eagle
  • Lord and High Mage on Dragon
  • Lord on Griffon
  • Lord on Steed
  • Alith Anar
  • Alarielle
  • Korhil
  • Caradryan
  • 3x Mage
  • 5x Noble
  • 2x Lothern Sea Helm
  • Handmaiden of the Everqueen
  1. Legion of Azgorh (200 Models)
  • 38 Infernal Guard with Hand Weapon & Shield
  • 30 Infernal Guard with Fireglaives
  • 21 Infernal Guard with Great Weapons
  • 30 Infernal Guard with Blunderbusses
  • 20 Hobgoblin Cutthroats (Hobgrots)
  • 23 Infernal Ironsworn
  • 6 Bull Centaur Renders
  • 8 Bull Centaurs (LKM)
  • 6 K’daai Fireborn
  • Iron Daemon
  • Magma Cannon
  • Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher
  • Dreadquake Mortar
  • Hellcannon
  • K’daai Destroyer
  • Drazhoath the Ashen
  • Sorcerer-Prophet on Lammasu
  • 2x Sorcerer-Prophet
  • 2x Castellan
  • 4x Daemonsmith Sorcerer
  • Bull Centaur Taur’ruk
  • Chaos Siege Giant
  1. Ogre Kingdoms (92 Models)
  • 18 Ogre Bulls
  • 48 Gnoblars
  • 6 Leadbelchers
  • 5 Maneaters
  • 4 Mournfang Cavalry
  • 2x Ironblaster / Scraplauncher
  • Sabretusk
  • Thundertusk / Stonehorn
  • 3x Bruiser
  • 3x Butcher
  • Hunter
  1. Terrain
  • Loonshrine :ballot_box_with_check:
  • 32 Tablescape Tiles “Rolling Fields”
  1. Warhammer Underworlds
  • Elathain’s Soulraid (5 Models) :ballot_box_with_check:
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Legion of Votann (GW Model of the month) :ballot_box_with_check:
  • Dwarven Airship
  • Goff Rocker :ballot_box_with_check:

God damn it!

:arrow_up: Additions to the pile: 2
:arrow_right: Total count: 2

If I’m not going to seriously up the ante during the rest of the week, I’m going to be the only @BATG_Warriors with a positive score at the first waypoint. Thank God issue two doesn’t come out till February…


Oh dear :joy::see_no_evil:


A whole week and just 3 of the smallest goblins will tip you into the happy place. You can do it!

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I think you’ll find this is not the case…

Regardless, you’ve still got time and this is not a substantial hit in the war, despite current standing of monthly battle


Don’t worry @Jasko I’m at +6!

Uh… maybe I should worry…


:arrow_down: Painted models: 3
:arrow_right: Total count: -1

Alright @BATG_Warriors, my first three battle-ready painted Big Hat Chaos Dwarfs:

This is the command unit for my Chaos Dwarf Warriors. I basically followed the paint scheme I used for Barbakul, so he fits the army he was sent from :cd1991:
I went into huge and unsuspected trouble with the bases though. I just slapped a layer of Mordant Earth on it (used it for the first time), like I did often with Agrax Earthshade. It dried well enough into cracks, but when I tried to dry brush it, they completely fell off. So I think I used Agrax Earthshade over another layer of paint which I didn’t do here, so I will give all the bases of the complete unit another go.
Goal is to paint the whole army to this standard by April. Maybe I can spend a little more time and work on the characters, we’ll see. I’ll definitely come back at some point and give the whole army another round of painting, but the prime directive remains to get rid of that grey.


Wonderful painting. Particularly excellent skin choice. Great grimgoof balance achieved.


Thanks mate, much appreciated!


Agreed, lovely colors. I like the brass a lot personally.

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They are lovely! I think the way the skin tone you’ve chosen naturally spotlights their faces in between all the darker colours, and I’m very impressed at how well you’ve differentiated the gold and brass - and how good they look together as a result!


Thanks a lot!

Mhmm shame you guys like that brass so much, since I might switch that up :sweat_smile: at this point it’s paint from a 25y old pot of Dwarf Bronze with some Scorched Brown mixed in to darken it down. Not sure I’ll hit that same tone again for the rest of the army :joy: Or I run out of OOP paint. original plan was to change the scheme to use some contemporary paints. I’ll reconsider now :innocent:


Oh no!

You could probably get the same effect with Balthasar Gold and Agrax Earthshade (since that’s what I presumed you used!).

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Interesting! :thinking:

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:arrow_up: Additions to the pile: 3
:arrow_right: Total count: 2

Second (and last one I will get) issue of Warhammer 40k: Imperium dropped :sweat_smile:

Gotta say, those new Necrons are pretty sweet!

Here is the complete group shot of models I got from the first two issues of the Conquest and Imperium magazines. Not too bad for 16€, including a total of three colours, two brushes and 12 dice (plus some printed playmats I don’t think I’ll ever use). System gamed! I am still sad that Mortal Realms will most likely never come out in Germany, wouldn’t have minded getting a few Stormcast and Nighthaunt and more colours for another 8€…


:arrow_down: Painted models: 19
:arrow_right: Total count: -17

Very happy to report that I’ve painted the remaining Chaos Dwarf Warriors. This is the first unit of Chaos Dwarfs I’ve ever painted! It still sits only at the battle-ready stage, but I think the overall look of the unit is still OK.

Would you like to know more?


These look great!!!


:arrow_down: Painted models: 14
:arrow_right: Total count: -31

Another close call at the end of a month, but with a tour de force I could finish my unit of 14 Blunderbusses to battle-ready standard.

Would you like to know more?


After a month is before a month!
Got the first models for March done early.

:arrow_down: Painted models: 5
:arrow_right: Total count: -36

Painted 5 Bull Centaurs with Standard Bearer to battle-ready standard. Added rapid lavabases, which are barely more work.

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:arrow_down: Painted models: 3
:arrow_right: Total count: -39

Painted an Earthshaker and two Death Rocket Launchers to battle-ready standard. Regretted counting war machines as one model :sweat_smile: But it’s only right. I cannot field a single Crew Dwarf, so it’s not a separate model in my mind.

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