And so we creep closer to the present...the second 8th edition 40k AGOM.
Last time I'd painted up a bunch of the Primaris Marines front he starter set as Dark Angels and added a few other things. This time, I did something sensible for a change and touched up one of my old 40k armies!
And another "much later than it should have been" blog post...maybe I'll do these on time at some point rather than waking up too early on a Sunday morning 5 months later and doing them...
I couldn't actually make it to this one as I had a family wedding (and I don't think it would have been a good idea to turn round and say "Sorry, can't come, I've got a tournament to help run..."). In any case, I believe Adam and Ste managed to draft in a couple of people to help with the bar and general running about, so it's nice to know that they don't really miss me that much :-(
As (hopefully) you can see, everyone else looked happy in their teams and didn't miss me either!
Who is the real Nagash?
"You can't win, Great Unclean One With Rotigus' Face, I have the high ground!"
I have to say, the armies up for best painted did look gorgeous as well, so congrats to everyone that was nominated!
And again, a bit behind schedule with adding these pictures! For AGOMXXI we changed our AoSrafflearmy trend somewhat. Previously I'd done Destruction (Beastclaw Raiders), Order (Stormcasts) and Death (Flesh Eater Courts), so there was a speculation that we'd do a Chaos army. Rumours abound about Archaon and his Varanguard, or four Bloodthisters...
...but no, I ended up painting Kharadron Overlords. I'd originally painted up a Frigate, Brokk Grungsson and an Admiral when they first came out, but found it rather depressing to do - probably because I chose a slightly awkward colour scheme that took a while, particularly on the ships!
Painting a bunch more of them up for the AGOM raffle army represented a good way to get the models out of the house - I didn't need Brokk staring at me in a judgemental way every time I put something else on the sheaf next to him..
"You'd better paint something with balloons on it...or at least buy some Pringles..."
So Mr. Pringles and friends ended up being the next raffle army. With one other addition- Malign Sorcery had recently come out, and at the time the new Lord-Ordinator had quite a few bonuses for people with war machines. The fact the he changed quite soon after the tournament was a bit of a pain from a list design point of view, so I'm somewhat glad that I included the basic Admiral to the army (taking it over 2000) but leaving it as an option for the winner (or whomever the army ended up with) as top whether they wanted to go all Kharadron or keep the Ordinator in.
On a further note, I've since had a request to add a couple of the other characters and some Endrinriggers to the army, so it's nice to know that it is probably going to be used!