On today’s ToP Tip I’m going to share 5 quick tips that I discovered while assembling my Start Collecting Soulblight Gravelords set.

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This fantastic set has a pretty good saving when compared to buying the units individually and the units have tonnes of options and spare parts.

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1. Spare Banners

With 20 Graveguard in the box that means there are a lot of spares. There are 4 identical banners which means you’ll have a couple spare. This Graveguard banner looks great on a Cursed City Ulfenkarn Spearman.

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2. Different Standard Decorations

So many spare heads! A great use for the Graveguard heads is to make your banners look different by adding a different helmet adorned skull.

Four Horsemen of the Necropolis

3. Same Shields

The Graveguard comes with lots of different shields. 4 of each design. I thought it would be cool to give the same shield to 4 of the Black Knights to make them look more unified.

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4. De-spikifying

Ok, I may have just made up a word, but for my Graveguard I didn’t want them all to have winged elaborate helmets (only the unit’s command group get the fancy helmets), so to make the more basic helmets look different from each other I snipped off some of the spikes. Totally changes the aesthetic. It’s also less to paint!

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5. Spare Torsos

The Black Knights set also builds Hexwraiths which are part of the Nighthaunt faction. So you end up with spare riders armed with spectral scythes. I took these spare torsos and added it to a pair of spare skeleton legs I had to make this cool conversion. Would make a pretty awesome Skeleton champion or maybe a Cairnwraith for a Nighthaunt army.

Thanks for checking out my post, why not check out my Wight King I painted from this set.

Or you can check out my How to Paint Soulblight and Cursed City tutorial series.

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