|As a Legion of Nagash general I get to slam down my own graveyards on every battlefield.|
At launch Age of Sigmar had an all powerful summoning system. Basically every wizard could summon troops. It helped idiots make up 'game-breaking' scenario's where a single unit like Nagash would summon an enormous army (quite narrative come to think of it). Back among normal gamers (I said humbly) it forced you to try and get within range of wizards to block them from summoning reinforcements. Difficult, occasionally fun, often frustrating. The biggest downside was that it made it very hard to finish a battle in an evening (as new troops would keep coming into the fray). Death armies, Flesheater Courts and Seraphon (formerly Lizardmen) where the most summoning intensive armies. With the points system in General's Handbook 2016 this ended. Players had to reserve points to pay for the units as they were summoned. I haven't seen much summoning after that. Why reserve points and trust to die rolls and luck if you can just field a unit?
|Enemies may moan about the dead returning to life, but they can't complain about the look of the markers (I think).|
Citadel Skulls' box where added to all the bases. After that I left the bases to dry.
|Airbrushing a few browns helps bases look a bit more realistic.|
|Drybrushing a bone color helps give the terrain definition. It also gave me a head start on coloring the skulls and bones (these have had a lot more paint added after this drybrush step).|
|When in doubt, wash it with a lot of Agrax. On top you see a bit of extra sand where I foolishly decided my base needed more sand long after basecoating and painting.|
|Base one, a straightforward collection of gravestones.|
|Here some grave robbers where hard at work plying their trade.|
|The failed necromancer rests beneath his altar. I tried lettering 'Liber Necris' on the book, but ended up repainting it black. Rule #1: Always try new, difficult things. Rule #2: Use creative curses when you fail while executing Rule #1.|
|I should find interesting new projects to use this rust technique on.|
|Another dot is added to the bingo card, only eighteen more to go.|