Earlier this month, after much fanfare, Games Workshop released the latest in their series of Warhammer Quest games; the ominously entitled Cursed City. Now I enjoy a co-operative game and the thought of smashing our way through shambling zombies of an evening seems like a fine thing to do round our house so naturally I picked it up and you can expect to see a few walking corpses and their heroic adversaries showing up here in due course. However this is also the month of the “Paint the Crap You Already Own” challenge being run by Ann’s Immaterium.
I’ve already painted some models for this challenge but I particularly wanted to paint something for Blackstone Fortress – Cursed City’s predecessor amongst the ranks of the Warhammer Quest games. I have an ambition to own a fully painted set of Blackstone Fortress (and all it’s expansions – or at least all the ones with original miniatures in them, I’m not too worried about completionism here). Excited though I am about Cursed City – and I intend to ride that wave of enthusiasm wherever it takes me – I don’t want to get completely distracted and leave Blackstone Fortress incomplete, especially as we’d quite like to delve back into it’s shifting corridors and finish the quest sooner or later. Time, then, to paint some of the “crap I already own” – specifically Dahyak Grekh, the Kroot tracker from the original Blackstone Fortress boxset.
Although I enjoy a detail heavy miniature I did find old Dahyak here oddly intimidating so I used the challenge as a spur to make sure I actually painted him, rather than bottling it and popping him at the back of the desk for “another day”. With him now done I’m one step closer to completing the original Blackstone Fortress set.