I have done a draft army list, but have not finalised the details, and so will add that on the Sunday update.
Since starting painting them on Sunday, I have made quite good progress I have found that there are very quick and easy to paint, especally things such as Mummies, Wraiths, and the Carrion.
I have purposely kept the look of the army simple by using darker basecoating with two or three very light highlights to suggest faded rotting cloth. The armour is painted Mounfang Brown then highlighted with Silver (Runfang Steel) to give the impression of rusty armour. Then everything was given a heavy wash of Agrax Eathhsade to bring it all together and give it that gunky feel.
I'll do a proper update, maybe with the army most or all completed, this coming Sunday. I still need to varnish and base what I have done, as well as add flags and check any details. I have approximately another 40 Skeletons to do, as well as odds and ends.
Mounted Spectre made using a 1980's Citadel Cavalry. There was slight indent in the underneath of the horse that allowed the use of the flying base.
I used that particular rider as I thought he looked more Spectral.
Spectres, especally mounted as always good to have in an army.
Two Skeletal Stone Throwers. When I went to paint these I realised that I had lost one of the crew :( . So I have replaced him with the Skeleton holding his head in his hands, perhaps in this case acting as a spotter!
The Army General.
He is another 1980's Citadel Undead Cavalry miniature. As he looks like a King, I will use him as a Necromancer-King.
Right hand side view. I wanted to keep him looking very dark and evil looking, but with a faded regal glory about him. He's a very nice old miniature and could'nt do the army without including him.
Two Carrion with Imp riders.
Two Wraiths, made by Grenadier for a Lord of the Rings box set. Might only include one in the Ethereal host as I also have an ADD Range Shadow, photographed at the end of the last blog update, which I intend to use as a Wight.
The two on the left are old Citadel ones, the two on the right old Harlequin/Black Tree Design.
I want to use Mummies in the army as they are quite dangerous and also not subject to instablity. And they look cool too!
20 Skeletons with spears, light armour, and sheilds.
A mix of 1980's Citadel and Grenadier miniatures.
Two Grenadier Skeletons, and a Citadel one on the right.
I like the Roman style of the unit leader, he's holding a baton and not missing a weapon.
20 Skeletons with hand weapon, light armour, and sheilds.
Standard bearer and unit leader. I like the undead Prince as unit leader.
Three swordsmen, the centre one being an old Grenadier one, the other two 1980's Citadel.
Three more Skeletons, this time all 1980's Citadel.
I found as I was re/painting that they naturally looked best with a colour combination of blue, red, or brown cloth, with the rusty old looking shields mostly in red.
One of the Imps riding a Carrion.
Next blog update should be on Sunday, and will hopefully have most if not all of the army finished, or if not, at least the army list should be finished. :)