Feeding on the Dead

I’ve completed the last couple of figures for my Oldhammer Undead army. I’ve been aiming for 1,500 points using Warhammer Armies as a guideline with some leeway in terms of minimum units and unit sizes.

Warhammer Undead reinforcements for Oldhammer

A Barrow Seer commands the corpse eaters

The Liche is part of my original collection and has been given a fresh paint job, sticking pretty much with the previous colour scheme and following the style of the army.

Warhammer Undead Liche for Oldhammer

Death was not the end for this master of dark sorceries

The Carrion is also one of my old models, however I’ve now gone with a vulture inspired look, rather than the garish colours I originally used, having followed the terrible design choices made by the ‘Eavy Metal team back in the days.

Warhammer Undead Carrion for Oldhammer

The souls of its victims are this vulture’s sustenance

For the Ghouls I added three recently acquired figures to take the unit to ten. From left to right – a Talisman, a pre-slotta and a Marauder miniature. The rest of the band are from Citadel’s AD&D and Night Horror ranges and I’ve had them since the late 90s. They’ve got a pretty rough drybrush paint job, but I think it works given their character and I didn’t feel like repainting them all.

Warhammer Undead Ghouls for Oldhammer

Ghouls crave cold flesh

10 thoughts on “Feeding on the Dead

  1. hohoho! those Undead are getting better and better! what year are those ghouls? I remember I had some old ghouls back in the days but mine were different…

    • The earliest illustration of the pre-slotta figure I could find is in the first Citadel Compendium from 1983. The others are from the mid-80s, with the Marauder being the ‘new guy’, from 1989 I think. His style already looks like that of the two following metal ranges, which I am using for my current Vampire Counts army.

    • Thanks! Feels good to wrap up a project. Just leaves me to do an army shot, write some background and field them in battle!

  2. Is that Morbius the Liche in there? Lovely old model. I remember sulking for days because he’d just gone OOP when I started playing.

    • Yep, it’s the man himself! I had him and the Skull Chucker, but not the chariot. I think they must have been sold in a blister at the time, rather than in the Skeleton War Machines box that also included the chariot.

    • Thanks! I started with a basecoat of Screaming Skull and gave it a generous wash of Agrax Earthshade. Then a heavy drybrush with Screaming Skull and some light drybrushing with White Scar, building it up a bit on the edges like knees, elbows, knuckles etc. In some of the deeper recesses, especially mouth and eye sockets, I applied some Nuln Oil wash.

  3. I’m on the lookout for those early ghouls! You can have quite a few in the undead army but they didn’t make many poses did they? Good Painting on all your undeads!

    • Cheers! There are a few varying sculpts based off two base models, and the odd single figure in specialist ranges, but never anything that would make it easy to put together a unit of 20. I don’t think they were easily available in stores back in the day either, so they are overpriced now.

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