Underworlds - Beastgrave
After hearing a lot of good things about Warhammer Underworlds I decided to give Beastgrave a try.
Gwynne Ironsoul is a formidable agent of the Sacrosanct Chambers. Ironsoul and her companions – Tavian of Sarnassus and the redoubtable Brodus Blightbane – are Sequitors of the Hammers of Sigmar, first and most storied of the God-King Sigmar’s Stormhosts.
These specialists channel the magical tempest of Azyr through their weapons. They are trained to battle the ethereal and the daemonic, but after straying within the bounds of the Dreadfane, even they may have found their match. They long sought a way to shatter its mechanisms and free themselves from its cruel grasp, and believed their quest successful when they finally set foot in the blood-soaked caverns of Ghur. Alas, Beastgrave would soon prove to be just another trap…
Gwynne Ironsoul right out of the Dreadfane box. I am really starting to like the aesthetics of Age of Sigmar, I dislike it for years, but these minis starting to grow on me. Maybe my more muted colour scheme is also helping...
And Tavian of Sarnassus from the Dreadfane box. Same colours, slightly battle damaged. I still did not like the HUGE shoulder pads, but the rest becomes more and more likeable.
The above mini is from the Dreadfane box - Brodus Blightbane. After listening to some of the AoS Gotrek novels I decided that I finally want to paint a Stormcast Eternal. I am still not totally at ease with the mini design, the shoulder pads remind me too much of 80s Warzone minis. Anyway, I chose a darker look to also use him as a stand-in for Trachos the companion of Gortrek.
Brought to Beastgrave by a vast wyrmaggot, The Wurmspat are a warband of Nurgle Rotbringers who seek to reverse the Katophrane Curse, seeing it as anathema to Nurgle’s endless cycle of death and rebirth. Unfortunately for Beastgrave’s other inhabitants, they’re going about their holy work by spreading as much filth as possible…
Ghulgoch the Butcher is big, tough and very choppy – just as you’d expect a Putrid Blightking to be!
Fecula Flyblown is the leader of The Wurmspat, and boasts an excellent attacking spell in Stream of Corruption.
And the the Nurgelish cat familiar of Fecula. I found the little fella too “cute” to have it simply as a base accessory on Feculas base!
Sepsimus, Plaguesworn trades Ghulgoch’s reliability for some always-welcome range, making him a decent threat that’s great for picking off enemy fighters that dare to flee from Nurgle’s love. The mini is a small conversion, I used the head and left arm of two HATE Tribe of Sarrassa minis as shown below.
The idea is a Nurgle warrior who spend too much time in the Beastgrave and gets overgrown by plants.