Welcome To The Mortal Realms

As many of you know, I have been eagerly collecting the Warhammer 40,000 Conquest series, which has really helped me grow my Death Guard and the Blood Angels army I share with Megan, as well as help me cheaply add certain units to my Blood Ravens.

Well Hachette have brought us a version for Age of Sigmar, which is Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Mortal Realms and it was released to shops this week.

The first issue is £2.99, and is superb value, it comes with a set of Easy To Build Sequitors, and an Easy to Build Chainrasp Horde, these normally retail at a combined value of £35, so the saving is unreal.

I know I wanted a big horde of Chainrasps and when the trial was on in the summer, I bought 6 copies then, and then planned to get another two when it launched nationally.

Well I got convinced that actually a really cool number to run some amazing games would be 120 of them instead of 80, so I may have been convinced to buy a few more than planned, which means a big painting job awaits me, but I have been slotting in a few hordes into my long term painting plans.

There is also a premium subscription for £2 extra a week and to be frank, the saving on that is utterly unreal, you get four deliveries of models, one for an army from each of the grand alliances, and you end up saving over 50% compared to retail, so obviously I have gone premium!

Conquest has got only a couple of deliveries left so this is replacing that in my budget, and I am looking forward to building a really cool Nighthaunt army and supplementing my Stormcast, but any Stormcast I already have will be going to Lindsay who is starting Astral Templar’s.

What I Am Modelling

I haven’t done very much this week, due to illness but I did get a couple of things done.

I started by finishing Ylthari’s Guardians, which were a lot of fun to paint.

And I then painted up the Vanguard Infiltrators from Shadowspear, which means all I need to do now from that box set are the Librarian and the Captain.


So how does this leave my painting schedule looking like

  1. Death Korps of Krieg Engineers and Hades Breaching Drill
  2. Ultramarines Heavy Support Squad with Volkite Culverins
  3. Millitarium Tempestus Scions and Taurox Prime
  4. Plague Marines and Plague Marine Champion
  5. Death Korps of Krieg Cetaur Lights
  6. Blood Ravens Reivers
  7. Blood Ravens Librarians
  8. Death Korps of Krieg Quartermaster and Retinue
  9. The Three Hunters
  10. Death Guard Heavy Support Squad with Autocannons

I have got the next four things built and primed and only three remain to be built and primed in total.

What I Am Reading

Still making my way through Requiem Infernal which I am enjoying a lot, but not reading as much as I would like to.

I have listened to a couple of audiobooks though, I listened first to Hammerhal from Hammerhal and Other Stories, followed by Sacrosanct from Sacrosanct and Other Stories.

And last night I started on Soul Wars, which so far is very entertaining.

What I Am Playing

Other than a little Mario Kart I haven’t played anything this week 🙁

What I Am Backing

Not backing anything right now, but Isle of Cats turned up, which looks really good and is even Jenny approved!

What I Am Cooking

Absolutely nowt, I have just been way too ill 🙁

What I Am Spending

I did manage to find the Nighthaunt warscroll cards at Travelling Man, which I was really happy about, and I will be making heavy use of these when I get my Nighthaunt up and running.