Since I was taking some pictures the other day I felt I should get some shots of my Tomb Kings collection. Once again, I apologize for the picture quality. I still haven’t found my battery charger and it’s getting annoying.
So, here is my All On The Table post for Tomb Kings, showcasing what I have, where I am in terms of painting, and where I am planning to go with these ancient undead.
Here is everything I have built:
This is mostly how I got the army from Andrew. Well, half, at least.
Other than the Tomb King/Prince on the left, these are Reaper models from their Warlord range. I had bought these a few years ago, intending them to be villains in pulp gaming, but I never got that far with the pulp stuff, sadly. And not surprisingly. They can represent Tomb Kings, Princes, Liche Priests, Necrotects, etc.
We’ve seen these guys before. Here are the 23 painted Skeletons (minus shields), 3 partially-built, and 3 command models.
3 built and primed (minus crew) Chariots, and 8 partially-built Horsemen/Horse Archers. I’m still not sure which way to build them.
You’ve also seen this guy, the Warsphinx. I like how he looks. And in front of him are some Tomb Swarm that came with the army.
And here are some box I bought off of Ray. Three more Chariots, and the metal Casket of Souls. He was selling them at a great price, so I couldn’t pass them up. I’ll explain why I bought the Chariots in a sec. I will be doing an unboxing video of the Casket ASAP.
The Future of the Tomb Kings
Well, I don’t really want to spend too much more money on buying more for the Tomb Kings. Mostly because I already want to move on the Ogres 🙂 But otherwise, I don’t want to keep adding units that will not get painted. I already have a whole lot to paint, and I want this to be a fully painted army.
That said, here are some things I am actually considering:
- A Hierotitan/Necrosphinx. Since I have the Necrosphinx body left over from the Warsphinx kit, I think I am going to pick up a Trygon (Tyranid) tail and plunk it on the bottom, as I have seen a few other people do. It looks pretty cool, and I guess could stand in for either the Hierotitan or the Necrosphinx.
- A Necrolith Colossus. Reaper has a great Egyptian bone giant that I think looks better than GW’s Bone Giant, and the unit could be fun to play.
- Necroplis Knights. I could do this in one of two ways. First, I could use the actual GW kits, which I think look pretty snazzy. They’re not cheap, but it’s a good unit and they look good on the table. Or second, I could do a little conversion and instead of using snakes to ride, I could use scorpions. Okay, here me out. Reaper makes a couple of large scorpions, and I think it might look cool to have the Knights atop them. I dunno. I’ll keep considering it. Maybe we’ll see how much I continue to enjoy the Tomb Kings. Maybe that’ll be a project for once I start Ogres, and need some non-Ogre work to keep me sane.
I’m on the fence about units like Tomb Guard and the Screaming Skull Catapult. The TG are a great unit, especially with a Prince or King and a Necrotect, giving them higher WS and Hatred, atop their Killing Blow. Again, maybe these will be down-the-road units if I continue to enjoy the TK. It’ll make the decision easier if I can find some cheap kits. I do like the sculpts, I must say. And the catapult, well, I do like having warmachines, but maybe I should stay away from them, since all of my other armies (Skaven, Empire and soon Ogres) have some.
Most importantly I just want to get what I have painted. It’s coming along. Slowly but surely. I’ll have to be sure to get some more done this week. Maybe work on the Chariots, or go back to the Warsphinx.
I think that’s all for now. I’m sure there is more I can say, but it’s late, this is my second attempt at writing this (sometimes pushing “Save Draft” works against me), and I have to go tend to my baby. So keep an eye out for more updates on the TK and the Showgirls this week.
Thanks for reading.