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The Grung Byrn Relief Force


The dwarf mines at Grung Byrn stretch deep into the heart of the Grey Mountains. Founded over two millennia ago, when dwarf surveyors from the Worlds Edge Mountains discovered iron and copper here. It has supplied neighboring holds, chiefly Karak Izor and Karak Norn ever since. What had initially started as skirmishes between miners and night goblins in the spring of imperial year 2521, quickly escalated into intense tunnel fighting. The lower defenses fell in the summer of Imperial year 2521, after Thane Dorin Onehand was eaten by a particularly unpleasant cave squig. Goblin activity increased in the surrounding area, culminating in the Slaughter of Winters Teeth pass IC 2523, where a diplomatic caravan heading from Karak Hirn, to Karak Norn was ambushed. Only Alrik Ranulfssons’ niece, Bera Ghunnarsdottier,
managed to survive the bloodbath. Word of the massacre reached Karak Hirn, prompting King Alrik to send a military expedition to Grung Byrn. A score of miners headed by Borri Brokkisson and master engineer Flakki Skalfsson were sent to shore up the mines defenses in the summer of IC 2523.

Heroes

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Flakki Skalfsson
Mast Engineer 129pts
Gromril Armor, Great Weapon, Brace of Pistols
Rune of Resistance
Rune of Luck
Rune of Stone

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Borri Brokkisson
Thane Battle Standard Bearer (165pts)
Gromril Armor
Master Rune of Gromril,Rune of Furry ,
Rune of Cleaving ,Rune of Speed

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Sven Ironhaft
Runesmith (144pts)
Gromril Armor, Great Weapon
Rune of Spell Breaking x2,
Rune of Stone
Rune of Warding

Core

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The Storm Clouds of Clan Wintersun

10 Thunderers (150pts)
Light Armor, Dwarf Handguns, Shields

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The Hunters of Iron Crag Hills

10 Quarrelers (120pts)
Light Armor, Crossbows, Shields

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Grung Byrn Miners
20 Warriors (225pts)
Heavy Armor, Great Weapons, Full Command

Special

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Deathbringer
1 Bolt Thrower (60pts)
Light Armor, Engineer

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Doombringer
1 Bolt Thrower (60pts)
Light Armor, Engineer

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Urk Grund

Grudge Thrower (150pts)
Light Armor, Engineer, Brace of Pistols
Rune of Accuracy, Rune of Penetrating

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The Grey Mountain Wanderers

10 Slayers (155pts)
7 Troll Slayers, 3 Giant Slayers

Rare

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The Wings of Grungni
Gyrocopter (140pts)

Total: 1498pts

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Karak Hirn Expeditionary Force

I had planned to finish the dwarf army this month. That’s not going to happen, but I’m pleased with how things are coming together. I decided to go with the green and white color scheme of Karak Hirn, with bronze and gold accents. A lot of the models are pewter, I got most of them in the late nineties, and early 2000s. I painted some of the characters back in my early teens, but my style and ability has improved since then and they are in dire need of some TLC. Here are a few pictures of the throng so far, and a work in progress shot of the last five thunderers. 20140615-102602-37562039.jpg

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6/18/2014 Update:
Just finished up the 5 thunderers.

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2014 Painting Challenge

This year I set a very challenging goal of having around 6000pts painted by January 1, 2015. Considering I have not yet finished a complete army, this may have been an overly ambitious goal.
This project is spread over three races, comprising of four army lists. 1500 points of each of the following: Dwarfs, Orcs, Night Goblins, and Bretonnians. Not surprisingly I am behind schedule. The Night Goblin force is getting close. One squig team, a hopper and some chukkas left. The Orcs need about 30 more rank and file models plus cavalry. I had to change things up, as painting green skin, red eyes, and checkers was starting to wear on me.
To keep things interesting, I started painting a few Dwarf slayers back in March. I have about 20 Dwarf models done so far, and I just started the last five thunderers today.
I was inspired to put some color on some Bretonnians after playing a game of Warhammer skirmish. If you haven’t played before, there are a ton of free PDFs online. It uses 6th edition core rules, which may be slightly different if you are used to 8th edition, but really it’s quite simple and tons of fun. Here are a few pictures from the Slayer! scenario (pg. 42). This game was played back in May. After tearing through the troll slayers, this giant proceeded to brutalize a group of waywatchers before being slain by a Bretonnian paladin.
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