As the first new releases since I started playing Underworlds, I was excited to pick up and paint these guys.
I’ve always liked the orks, but have never really gotten into them in my time in the main GW games, probably because the idea of a horde army has always turned me off (or at least my wallet and paint queue).
As a small model count skirmish game, though, Underworlds has no such problem. At only three models, this is tied for the smallest warband in Underworlds.
The beastmen of Grashrak’s Despoilers fills a gap in my general fantasy model collection. They could fill in for all kinds of evil beasties.
I’m particularly pleased with how the colors turned out. The flesh is definitely purple, but still fleshy. The yellow-green to the accents is loud, but since I often paint muted, it’s a nice change of pace.
I wanted the bases to reflect a more desolate region than Skaeth’s Wild Hunt. The woods are gray, the greens desaturated. It helps to make the colors on the figures stand out.
I’m late to the Underworld bandwagon, but building the collection. The Beastgrave box seemed like a good choice, to give more game boards, dice, a second set of generic cards, and two warbands to boot.
As far as I can tell, this warband doesn’t really have a larger force within the Age of Sigmar universe, which makes it extra fun.
I’m especially pleased with how the bases turned out on this set. There are some decent blends between dirt and mossy sections.
I wish I had gone for a redder bronze on the metals, however. The flesh, orange fur, and golden metals all blend together a little too well.
Every group of centaurs and satyrs needs a pet cat.
Crassus is one of the beasts found found within the Arena Rex world. The photos don’t really show it, but it’s a massive model. Amusingly, if you take it in your cohort, after you ‘kill’ it, it becomes a living hazard. Don’t poke the bear!
As a bonus, it also comes with this secondary model. Crassus has been in the pit for some time, evidently. Perhaps a second hazard?