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2022 New Year New Army: Nighthaunt

New year new army is an event being hosted by Games Workshop, where you pick a brand new army to buy, paint, and play. It runs from January 3rd, to February 12th, which only gives 6 weeks to finish.

While I still haven't played any games of Age of Sigmar, I feel like this event is something that'll allow me to get started and learn the ropes. It has at least fed my desire to buy more plastic toys.

What army did I pick?

Even though I've only painted about 40% of my chaos army, I decided to dive into painting up a Nighthaunt army. I've recently fell in love with the sculpts and the possibilities of different colour schemes. Something I really love is the idea that as each spirit has started to form, they've picked up pieces of equipment left to rust and rot in the ground. As they form, they slowly change from ghostly to fleshy and horrific.

In terms of a list, I decided to go with a cavalry focused army. I have Reikenor and a Dreadblade Harrow leading, with 2 units of hexwraiths in my battleline, and finally a black coach to support.

Colour Scheme

One of my favourite colours is screamer pink and so I decided to use it as a mainstay in my army, as the fleshy corporeal parts of the units.

For metallics, I want very aged version, having steel and bronze be the main two colours - alongside a splash of gold to denote the special weapons and units.

Painting Ghostly Capes

While painting this army, I've decided to try my best with not overdoing my paint jobs. I've previously been blocked on finishing my minis because of a fear. A fear that they won't match other units, or that they won't be perfectly painted. So for my ghostly capes, I've decided to go with a nighthaunt gloom base, and an ulthuan grey + pure white drybrush.

I recently watched a drybrush video from Ninjon, and that made me want to try drybrushing once again.

Following the video, I used a damp sponge to keep moisturizing my brush and used a piece of cardboard to work the paint off/into the brush.

Using gentle stippling and slow sweeps of the brush help blend the greys and whites into the blue.