There’s a lot of pictures. I’m also terrible at photography. Be prepared. You have been warned.
I did miniature gaming back in the day (Warhammer, Warmachine, etc.), but had drifted away from it for a bit. As Covid locked me in home, I decided to try and pick up another game, and the local scene had a decent Kings of War following. Given that I had a 3d printer, the model agnostic side of thing was great, and I settled into building, painting, and playing Undead.
I believe I printed the first model for this army in Dec 2020. The entire army was printed in my home. The bases are either commercial STLs, or are images I took (either from real life or from RPG battle mats) and converted into lithophanes, then into STLs to be printed.
The first unit was my “Zombie Trolls” which are the Frankenstein’s monsters. I really liked the minis for that, and thought they’d mimic the feel of Zombie Trolls. Originally they were pretty small - those are 150% of the normal files. I then filled in a little diorama in the back of each unit - one of the things I really enjoy doing in KoW.
From there I spread out into a “Mad scientist lair” kind of theme. Underground rivers of slime, weird monsters, etc. Mr. Hyde appears as a Goreblight, I use little Mad Scientists as Necromancers.
I also decided I wanted my units to have name plates. Unfortunately, I decided that after I’d built most of it, so they stick out a little to the front. I’ve made a few future bases that incorporate the name plate into the front, leaving only the very tiny middle tab sticking out, but I don’t think I’m going to go back and redo all of them.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with how it looks, and largely how it functions on the table - I ran an almost all Zombie list for awhile (Zombies, Zombie Trolls, Goreblights filling out a large part of the list), before slowly moving to try other things. Our other local Undead player uses almost no zombies or surge, so it was fun having two people playing the same army, but wildly different (for instance, I’ve never tried out Soulreavers, whereas he loves them).
I’m posting all this now because I think it’s time to move onto a new project. While I enjoyed building and painting it all, I am no longer in love with playing them. I tried the Halfling beta list for awhile, and remembered that I enjoy speed and flying in mini games, and this simply doesn’t cut it. So, it is time to move to a new faction, and I figured I’d bid goodbye to the Undead with a photo gallery.
Feel free to ask any questions regarding printing/painting/playing, etc. I can’t promise quick or easy answers.
Hope you enjoy!
The whole army.
The original inspiration, and what started the entire theme.
Of course, they don’t get very far without some trusty Necromancers. Prof Hap tends to have the Inspiring Talisman, which is why I made him a Professor instead of a Doctor.
My Revenant Kings.
Revenant King on Undead Great Flying Wyrm
I also made the wings detachable, for gameplay and transport purposes.
I love these little guys. Mr Hyde, The Muscle, and The Cage are all Goreblights. My high score is 15 wounds from Cloak of Death over one game.
Deathpack - I think I only used them a few times.
Wights. I wanted them rising from the waters, kind of a misty ghost within the fog of the sewers.
Zombies. One horde, two regiments. They do pretty much what I need.
Wraiths. They never got nameplates, but were in most of my lists. Among all the units, this one breaks PMC the most, but they’re hefty models and I’ve never had anyone really confused at the table.
Another unit of Wights and Werewolves I had done up in alternate basing, plus some Balefire catapults I tried (didn’t enjoy playing them), and finally a “Vampire on undead Pegasus”