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Hey all I just recently joined the forums after lurking arnd for a bit seeing if the community was actually helpful and since im posting right now its pretty obvious im impressed. This is one of the few forums I have seen that were so constructive. But anyway Im new to Warhammer fantasy and Im the most interested in tomb kings. Iv gone a head and purchased the supplement book along with the mini rule book that comes with skull pass off ebay.lol. it was way cheaper that the big one and all i want is the rules and stuff. Im looking into the battalion box set and plan on getting it after x-mas along with the leaders. Now any other help ranhing from purchases, play style, tips, and even painting tips will be GREATLY appreciated. especially painting sense I have seen to come across about a 1000 ways to paint a skeleton.lol.looking for the easiest. Well sorry for the wall-o-text but had to introduce myself. Happy Holidays to everyone!!!
ok wow I will try to answer as many questions as I canIm new to Warhammer fantasy and Im the most interested in tomb kings.
first off I think a good chose as a first army as it should give you a bit of everything shooting magic close combat and mounveringIv gone a head and purchased the supplement book along with the mini rule book that comes with skull pass off ebay.lol.
I think this really is a superior book to the larger one it is so much easer to move around so good coise againIm looking into the battalion box set and plan on getting it after x-mas along with the leaders.
the battalion box set is a very good way to start an army I would almost go as far a saying buy 2 battalions because you just save so much money on them. You end up saving about 34% on it then if you bought the components separately (if my math hasn’t let me down )Now any other help ranhing from purchases, play style, tips, and even painting tips will be GREATLY appreciated. especially painting sense I have seen to come across about a 1000 ways to paint a skeleton.lol.looking for the easiest. Well sorry for the wall-o-text but had to introduce myself. Happy Holidays to everyone!!!
as far as purchases I cant really help you there but as far as painting and tactics I can give you some advice
as far as tactics tomb kings relies heavily on there magic with good magic back up you can be very good at shooting or close combat or speed when you need to with out good magic tomb kings sort of fall apart. the good thing is that tK can easily get good magic and there spells are more reliable then other armies magic
as far as painting the easiest way to paint a skeleton is to paint them black then cover all of the model in white and the weapons in bolt gun metal but it ends up looking really bad for just a little more effort you can try this
paint the whole model black spray paint works best
then dry brush all the model except the metal bits in bestial brown
then dry brush all the bone in bleached bone
finally go over the weapons in boltgun metal
this will give you a model that looks a lot like the skeleton on the back of the box
lastly can I ask are you new to painting entirely or just new to warhammer fantasy
Hello and Welcome =)
I am also new to Fantasy and TK aswell.
I bought the Army book like you and also the Battalion and as stated above it is very good.
After that I bought a catapult, casket of souls, some Ushabti ( i like the models ) tomb guard ( expensive ) and a Tomg King / prince.
But as said above a 2nd battalion is a good choice too =) - It all depends on what you want imo.
As for painting tips, again, its your army, you should paint them how you like, at the end of the day your the one collecting and playing with em, best painting a scheme you enjoy right? thats my theory anyways.
Personally, my girlfriend collects Wood Elves so I thought I would theme my Tomb Kings army around hers ( for when we ally ) so Instead of the Typical Egyptian style look I went for an Aztec theme.
I started by - Spray painting all the Sprues Chaos Black ---> Dry Brushing them all Skull White ( while stil on the sprues ) --> Unclipping glue them together --> Dry brushed them all bleached bone --> then washed them with Chestnut Ink -- then I painted the details in Blues / golds,bronze / reds
But like I said it really does depend on how you want to paint them and how you want them to look, I would suggest trying to find a general theme you'd like for your army ( i think thats a fun part ) then going from there really.
Again, Welcome, and good luck !
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wow thx for all the quick replies guys! That helps out a lot! Munch I think Ill take your advice on how to pint the skelies since that seems pretty easy, can do alot at once, and will probably give me pretty good results. Im mainly new to warhammer fantasy painting wise since i paited a few space marines a while back and some warmachine after that. I cant seem to decide on a color scheme for my skeletons yet.....either gona b blood red or enchanted blue. Any suggestions on the best way to equip your tomb prince in early games? once again thx all!
The Collar of Shapesh provides a good decent save so long as your prince is with skellies, and a simple Great Weapon provides a great strength boost.
Last edited by Phoenix; December 19th, 2008 at 19:58.
Depends on what you want them to do, a Prince or King can do almost anything. I've had a King put on a cloak of dunes fly to a cannon team, then My Will Be Done'ing himself to charge. The sky's the limit! Oh, and here's 2 easy, easy, easy ways to paint them:
1)Prime black ->Dry-brush bleachbone ->Slather on brown ink ->Another dry-brush
2)Prime white ->Dip
I would suggest getting some of the actual brown ink, not devlan mud, the ink just looks better to me.
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hmm well i have no clue where to get brown ink but i do have some devlan mud along with bleached bone, skull white and a few other colors. So does devlan mud not come out that great or what?
A great way to paint skellies real quick and up to a seriously decent level is this: prime with white spraypaint, then g over them with chestnut ink (or watered down scorched brown I guess), then when they're dry, drybrush bleached bone and then to some bleached bone/skull white highlights on the raised areas. The only thing to remember is that weapons and other non-bone elements should be painted black before you go ahead with the colors you want. Have a blast
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