The undead have arisen from their graves as my new army for Kings of War is starting to take shape.
With this army I wanted to go for your classic vampire, skeleton and ghost combo that gives off the Transylvania vibe. So no mummies and Pharaohs as they didn't fit the theme I have in mind. Also I had to rule out zombies as I painted hundreds for my Zombicide board games and the thought of painting another makes me feel a bit queasy(though I am sure I will feel the same way about skeletons shortly). No shooting either as not only do I think the options for this in the undead list are pants but I wanted an all melee force just to keep things different from my Goblins that have a lot of firepower.
That leaves me with lots of skellies,wights and wraiths as my main army core along with some obligatory soul reaver cav and a dragon, because who doesn't like dragons.
First up we have the wights. These are mantics wight models and I went with a ghostly paint job for these chaps.
The dragon is a reaper bones model that has been slightly re-posed and he is perched on top of a sepulchur from the GW garden of Morr scenery set. This is not a great picture unfortunatley!
These two chaps are a couple of examples from about 40 skellies that have been recently painted.
They are two different colour / wash bases and I went for a spectral look for the face to represent the fact that they have been freshly re animated.
So that is it for now, next up to the painting table will be finishing the mortis engine and some progress on the bases.