Monday, January 11, 2021

Shadespire: The Chosen Axes

More Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire miniatures for my friend John. 

He dropped these off for me to paint for him... probably around the time I finished the last batch... Yeah, that was two years ago. Good Thing he's a patient guy! I got work on these because part of my Q1 Game Plan was to finish off a few things I have to paint for others AND it seems I've gone down the Age of Sigmar rabbithole, so this worked in with my current interests. (I find it REALLY hard to paint anything I'm actually interested in at the moment - which is why I generally DON'T do commission work!)

The Chosen Axes

Fjul-Grimnir - the leader of the gang

Tefk Flamebearer 

Vol Orrukbane 

Mad Maegrim

These are for Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire - the first in the series of Warhammer Underworlds series of games, released in 2017. There have been three more major, stand along expansions Nightvault (2018), Beastgrave (2019), and Direchasm (2020) each with numerous warband expansions, such as this. 

I've actually been looking at possibly picking up Direchasm to try it out. I have to admit, initially, I was uninterested in Warhammer Underworlds..... but for it to have survived THIS long, it can't have sucked THAT much.

Also, it's a way to pick up a small number of Age of Sigmar figures from a variety of factions - which could be used in Age of Sigmar (stats are available to use each of these warbands as a unit in the game) or Warcry (the figure types are all useable in Warcry - though not as specific names characters, as they are in Age of Sigmar AND they are not enough on their own to make a complete Warcry warband) or the Soulbound role-playing game or, y'know, the game they were actually MADE for - Warhmmer Underworlds. (I've already picked up Morgwaeth's Blade-Coven - since I already have a bunch of Daughters of Khaine in the Shadow & Pain box I picked up in December

I have one more of these to paint for John - Spiteclaw's Swarm - SKAVEN! 


  1. Nice work!
    I've been a fan of dwarves since I first read The Hobbit a few decades ago. I think I have more dwarven minis than any other type.

    I am so out of touch with all of the GW games and offerings these days.

    1. Thanks!

      I think in an effort to make all their things copyrightable, they've renamed their dwarves "Duardin" and these particular Duardin are "Fyreslayers". To me they look like an entire race of Troll Slayers. They other main group of Duardin are more steam-punky with flying zeppelin-like machines and stuff. I don't love either... but... whatevs...

      There are a few Duardin in the "cities of Sigmar" which are more like traditional Old World Warhammer Fantasy Dwarves - I have a warband of those I'm getting together for Warcry. Just need to find them a leader!

  2. Nice painting. The minis look like steroid infused offspring of an ancient Roman and a Viking, but I like their look regardless.