Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warmaster: The Army of the Baltizzar Necropolis

I picked up the Tomb Kings book today. I've had a few ideas kicking around in my head for how to incorporate some of their units into my Vampire Counts army. This got me thinking back to my early days in Warhammer, when the Undead had only just split into Vampire Counts and Tomb Kings. This was around the same time Warmaster was released and, of course, I went with the Undead army.

While my Warhammer Vampire Counts army was slowly evolving into the Legion of the Infernal Skull, and there wasn't yet a Tomb Kings army book, my Warmaster force was filling that roll. I enjoyed Warmaster so much (and still think it's one of the best table top games out there) it became my main focus in the hobby.


I finally got around to taking some photos of the miniatures, so here is the Army of the Baltizzar Necropolis in all it's glory!



Tomb King Ptahkhan-Hur leads the army. The general can be upgraded with a chariot, so I converted a four-horse chariot to carry him into battle. The totem behind him marks his ability to bolster his troops with extra attacks once per game.



Settisis is the liche priest leading the Serpent Brigade. The smaller banners for the archer units and and Settisis' staff were converted with icons to match the skeleton infantry units.



At the head of Skull Brigade is the liche priest Axiris. Axiris is infamous for failing his command checks when issuing orders to the units under his charge.



Selketta commands Scorpion Brigade, which is mainly comprised of archers and cavalry that operate on the flanks of the main army.



The zombie dragon is ridden by the liche priest Imnutep. I use him to command the carrion birds and add a little extra punch at the front lines.


Painting monsters like the Sphinx and Bone Giant are a nice change from drybrushing tiny skeletons. Their abilities in combat shouldn't be underestimated, either.


My war machines are on oversized bases, with extra details like the bone-thrower bolts, cut from Warhammer-scale arrows. When cutting the bases, I made sure the amount of stands that could contact base-to-base would not be affected.


Warmaster is a great game that doesn't get played nearly enough, and I'm always up for a game.

'Til next time!


  1. So nice to see some Warmaster around. It is a great game and I'm always thinking of digging around Ebay for more armies. Thankfully, it is regularly in my groups rotation.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nice looking army.
    Warmaster was my main game just prior to me getting into warmachine.
    It never took off round here, but I still had all the armies and helped with the rules for the fan army book.
    Prices have sky rocketed since it was officially dropped.


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