One of the Armies of Warhammer that I’ve been fascinated with is the Nurgle Warriors of Chaos. They stand apart from the typical armored “kill-mc-duderson” by grotesque imagery. Clouds of flies, pus weeping blades, rotting tendrils; a great blind date.
Something about their color palette always appealed to me. Dark greens and muted browns give a great chance to contrast and make areas stand out. Typically, it’s the pale flesh.
Two years ago, I ran a Mono-god list of Warriors of Chaos to Quake City Rumble! I did fairly well (3-2) despite my own jackassery of inebriated rage-quitting a game I was winning. Tabling the guy infact. I loved the feel, lore and color of the army, but with the new book Nurgle became the “teh ubar” go to God/Mark for power gamers. I’d like to think that I’m not a gamer like that, I enjoy winning, who doesn’t? But I like my opponent to have a fun game too. It’s not a video game, there’s a real life person there to play with, talk to, (often) Drink with and they want to have fun too. So power armies don’t appeal to me.
I played an all too powerful Chaos Dwarf army at last year’s WEST COAST HAMMERTIME! and I took little pleasure from it. Even winning, it was less fun than a loss with my beastmen.
So I decided to relaunch the Nurgle Warriors of Chaos!
I enjoy the lore of the armies and tend to go all one mark or no mark. Once you start dabbling, then it’s a slippery cherry picking road to complete filthy-no-fun-low-comp armies.
So, long term, this is the begginging of my revamped All Nurgle Warriors of Chaos army.
The goal is to have it debut at this year’s WEST COAST HAMMERTIME!
I’m trying a lot of new techniques with the airbrush, so a lot of it will be experiments.
The first unit I’m working on is a unit of NURGLE WARRIORS (with halberds). I’ve bought the Avatars of War: Warriors of the Apocalypse models.
I can’t say how fantastic they are. So easy to put together, exceptionally crafted and very few flash-lines.
Below is the priming method I’m using.
Here is the base coating with some pre-shade. I used Vallejo “Gunship Green” for the base.
Here they are after a few layers of Green. Maybe I went overboard with it.
here’s the steps (all Vallejo)
- Gunship green
- Black green
- Intermediate green
- Lime green
- lime green & flat yellow (1:2 )
Those are the contrasting colors that I want on the cloth/ banners.
I went with a nice vermillion and want to build to orange.
However, I’m going to do this by hand. The airbrush, while fantastic effects, is spilling over to the green that I worked hard on.(heh….hardon). I think that I’ve hit the point where I need to spoil myself with a new, more fine airbrush to get these details.
Right now I’m using a Badger 150 with detachable nozzles, but I think I’ve hit the limits of what it can do.
So anyone with airbrush advice/ preferences , feel free to let me know what you like!!