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Hi all, now i realize that alot of people collect and play warhammer with absolutely no interest in history or background, but fluff is what this thread is all about.
Do you have some story as to how your army came to be? what they are trying to achieve? where they originated from?
If so, then let us know.
Let us strive for a fluffier future!
Last edited by -The-White-Lizard-; March 17th, 2010 at 03:26.
Well, my LM army is still a work in progress.
I have the Slann.
I have about 15 Temple Guard assembled and am almost done painting them.
about 30 saurus warriors, half with spears and 2 command groups- the Command groups are done, but not the warriors.
about 40 skinks, primed, but unpainted.
3 Kroxigors, painted and complete
1 Stegadon, complete
1 Ancient Stegadon, assembled and primed but unpainted.
a couple of skink priests unassembled, still in packaging.
Still need: Razordons, Salamanders, at least 3 terradons. More Temple guard (at 1 more blister pack, maybe 2)
I have not had time to really put a story to my LM army, but I will.
Well its a good start, make sure to post your background story when your done, ty
I will be posting my "ideas" some time soon.
Hmm, well i've had this army for 11 years now. First warhammer was the 5th ed box set for bretonnians and lizardmen. It too me some time to take it seriously. Models broke and were lost. I did not know how to paint, it was quite a waste back then. Times have changed though, i've learnt to paint, to a reasonable standard and im quite happy with the army.
Total collections means i can pump about 8000pts points, or could probably be 10000 if i changed a bunch of the saurus into characters. Its by no means finished, its a constant work in progress. Some models look nice, others horrible, but i quite like having 11years of painting spanning the tabletop. recently i put this aincient steg together, probably the best thing i've done. Nothing getting painted up now as im in bangladesh.
As for fluff, I always struggle with Lizardmen. The problem is that all of the Temple cities are set in stone and have a defined history. Therefore its difficult to come out an say "heres my army from quetza/chaqua/tlaxtlan" without it already having large bindings on it already. I've generally associated it with Quetza, but this is now a stinking rat whole. Maybe my army is migratory. Most of it is painted up as if it had the spawning of sotek, blue with red scales an I do tend to play skaven alot, so thats where much of the back story in my head comes from. The slanns and other characters have had a range of differant names for differant rule sets an times.
I guess its currently the host of Chanq'Xo Xa'do (chanco sardo), name of my first slann, which has been repainted about 6 times. He's currently green. I've also named an oldblood I use in larger games Lhiox the slave. Has great weapon, hide of the cold ones and charm of the jaguar warrior, is excellent for taking on big monsters and characters. I slightly changed his items and wrote up this fluff for him in the ongoing AoD, but he died first round, ho hum:
"As Lhiox slept against the walls of the abandoned inn he dreamed fitfully. His ravaged mind took him back to that fateful day on the walls of Quetza at the Tepok gates. Gazing out from the parapet Lhiox could see the hated skaven filling the horizon. Their own hordes riddled with the same pestilence that had struck down so many of his spawning kin. But numbers were not an issue for this foe. Countless times the saurus had beaten back the swarm of chaos spawned abominations, suffering few losses and inflicting a heavy toll in return. But it was only as the skaven withdrew that the saurus started falling. Massive buboes and sores erupting all over their hides, grisly slimes weeping out of every pore covering their scales in a suffocating membrane of death. With the slann and skinks all evacuated there was no way to engage their enemies at range and thus no way to avoid the plagues that they spread.
Few saurus now stood with Lhiox, and many of them already bore the signs of imminent death. As desperation gripped their usually clam minds the few remaining saurus decided to sally out and meet their foes, as they could not do their duty by merely defending the walls as their enemies waited for them to whither and die. With a roar barely 100 saurus charged into the teeming mass of frenzied ratspawn. Their ancient hatred burned far hotter than that of this new evil as they cut a macabre swathe through the endless ranks of plague monks. Lhiox's spawning kin fell all around him more often to fever than crudely forged blades. He battled on forcing his way towards the centre of the horde, desperate to confront the source of his kin's afflictions.
Consumed with the frenzy of battle he payed little heed to the rumbling in the distance or the sudden chittering as the horde turned to fear, all at once he found himself in open ground as the skaven sea washed away from him.. But as he sensed an unlikely victory he felt his body changing, a great heat now burned inside him, a mist was enveloping his eyes and he felt the cool clutch of pestilence close around his lungs. Desperately searching a purpose before death took him he spotted a large and bloated rat priest riding atop an infernal war machine that resembled a mighty cauldron. He charge towards this new foe with a clear path as skaven fled in all directions and the rumbling grew closer and louder. But his opponent spotted him, and with a wicked snarl it started incanting. The very earth withered and died around this hideous machine and as Lhiox closed with his for he could feel his flesh turning gangrenous and rotting away. The last of his kin literally decomposed next to him and he felt his stride slowing. Finally coming face to face with the plague priest, the rumbling now deafening, Lhiox reached up with his mace to strike his foe in a last act of defiance but his arm no longer had the strength, he toppled backwards into darkness the two gleaming eyes of him nemesis the last lights he’d ever see.
Suddenly he was aware of the rumbling an at that moment the twin-tailed comet of sotek burnt across the sky lighting up his vision once more, burning away his corrupted flesh and leaving only a toughened hide. Fragments of the comet fell all round him, obliterating hundreds of skaven in an instant. In their panic, they took refuge in the now defenceless abandoned city. Thus was Quetza lost.
But the rumbling continued followed by a harsh chaotic voice. Lhiox woke with a start, he was back in the inn, but it was still rumbling. Glancing at Myk’Dit’Ka he rose up. In unison they roared back their answering call and started off toward the centre of the city. The ratspawn could wait..."
In the AoD, some chaos warriors had just thrown out a rumbling challenge to the city, so he headed off to kill them an fell into a fissure....Only real proper piece of fluff i've written, but it goes with the Quetza theme.
List of models:
2 slann, both the older palanquin model.
2 old stegs, one currently getting converted up to a mount for a skink chief with spares from the new steg box set. Other converted using old bit as engine mount.
1 new steg, see below.
2 skink priests
8 various old saurus and old temple guard command models i use as characters.
2 converted saurus characters on cold ones.
Converted Tehenhuain riding an old salamander to represent tide of serpents.
no carnosaur yet.
80+ saurus, 20 of the oldest model with spears, 40+ of the old plastic model, converted with new spears/spears from skeletons. 20 current.
40+ old one piece plastic skinks
24 new skinks
6 bases jungle swarm
20 temple guard from palanquin bearers
28 temple guard old with halbeards
8 saurus cavalry
10 chameleon skinks
slightly let down by bad camera and photography skills...
Very nice, this is indeed what i hope to see on this thread. Excellent story, nice steg, i pressume you base white and wash? Also congrats on staying with the lizards for so long, you are doing us proud. I hope you manage to get some painting done in the near future, would love to see more pics. Rep for a great contribution to my thread, ty
I don't have a story as in depth as Andre's but I always imagined that mine were from a slightly feral spawning pond perhaps in one of the abandoned/ destroyed temple cities. Because of this I don't use a slaan and originally intended not to use skinks.
That pretty much got thrashed every game so I started to take some skinks and they performed way better. I figured that those skinks can just be smarter than the saurus and sort of hide from them, and imagined them as a form of chameleon skink and use them as skirmishers and normally scouts (in old army book).
The army was blessed by Tepok normally although I don't know if this makes sense, I don't know much about the gods background, but I thought that since he seemed anti-magic (adding to dispel pool) it sort of fit that he might support an army that avoided magic entirely.
Initially this was the idea that I had but I have diverged from this quite substantially. I still don't have a big army but it has a couple of units of skinks and an engine of the gods.
Well, i guess i had better post something about my army...
Now i think this is why i started this thread, because i am absolutley hopeless at putting my ideas onto paper, so bare with me as i attempt the unimaginable.
So these are my ideas...
- Now occupying the city of echoes "Xahutec"
- Led by Kai'Itza (my slann) an understudy of Lord Zhul
- something about him being away helping fight daemons during the great catastrophy when lord Zhul died, came back to find the temple city abandoned.
- figures that even though his return is unknown to the other slann, he should remain in xahutec and keep all other intruders out in case the rift that was closed under the city ever reopens.
- Oh and they hate daemons
As i said its not pretty, but if i can somehow get it into plausable sentences, i think it makes for a great background.
My colour scheme is a basic Black/Grey flesh with Red/Orange scales, I have only just begun work on my slann and will post a pic up soon, if all goes according to plan (if i can get the photo shooter thing attached to this picture box thingy and get them to communicate).
Models in my army atm:
- Slann (Frog painted, palanquin primed)
- 20 skink skirmishes (primed)
- 36 Saurus warriors with spears and shield (primed) - no command models as yet as i hardly find points to use them
- 14 Cold one Cavalry (primed) - 1 of them being a standard, and another 1 musician
- 20 Temple Gaurd (primed) - full command
- 1 EotG (unassembled)
- 2 Cold one mounted Scarvet/Oldbloods (primed) - converted from battalion cold ones
- 3 Terradons - (primed)
- 1 Salamander - (primed)
- 1 Razordon - (primed)
Still a ways to go before complete, but slowly but surely getting there.
As i said hoping to get some pics up soon, ty
I like the idea of an anti magic army being blessed by the god of magic and wisdom, Tepok gifting them the wisdom and magic necessary to dispel.
Hmm, Interesting army fluff I must say, Heres mine at any rate.
Basically(you know that ghost city? the haunted one having to repeat the past over and over?)
Ive based my army around them.
The painting is simply a matte black spray, with highlighted white scales and shield, with an effect of glowing green radiating from each of the scales and eye sockets, It looks quite snazzy If I do say so myself.
Sounds good, any pics?