Friday, May 29, 2009


I finally picked up my character warbeast, Typhon. Most beasts are non-unique, and you can have as many of them as you want in an army, or you can have a certain number per warlock. Character warbeast are, obviously, characters, therefore you can only have one in any army. Let me divulge a small portion of storyline so that you might better understand my seemingly strange color scheme. In the world of hoardes, dragons have stones called athancs inside of them that contain their life force. The legion of Everblight is lead by a dragon, ironically named Everblight. Everblight was destroyed long ago, but his athanc was found by an ogrun named Thagrosh (whom you might could see in a later post, if I ever get around to painting him). Thagrosh and the rest of my warlocks now each have a shard of Everblights athanc in their hearts. Anyway, later on, the Legion goes and kills itself a dragon. Thaggy yoinks the athanc of this other dragon, named Pyromalfic, and consumes it. Thagrosh later goes through a transformation and becomes a large draconic monster, during which all of his flesh peels off and he rips the athanc out of his chest and cuts a tiny portion off, which falls into the big pool of blood and skin at his feet. Part of this mass of flesh rejoins Thagrosh's body, but the rest becomes Typhon. So, Typhon not only has a piece of Everblight's athanc, but also Pyromalfic's. Thus, he still retains much of the Everblight blue theme that I have with the rest of my beasts, but also has a Pyromalficish element introduced.
Typhon was a beast (no pun intended) to assemble and paint, what with all of his long necks and two-piece heads, and all of his limbs all convoluted in by his underside, but, after many days of painting into the wee hours of the morning, I finally finished him.He is an awesome-sauce model. I haven't played with him yet, nor have I played with Epic Lylyth, but I really want to. The only disappointment I have with Typhon is his 4 Fury. Everblight has yet to get a 5-Fury model, but that's okay, and I really shouldn't be complaining after all of the other awesome-sauce stuff we've gotten.

Typhon and A1 Typhon and Carnivean

Typhon and Vayl


Marie said...

You did a very good job painting your dragon. You are becoming something of a great painter.

Lura said...

I love the color scheme! It looks awesome-sauce. Of course the story line is cool, too.