Showcase: Dreadfleet Curse of Zandri

Showcase: Dreadfleet Curse of Zandri

Age of Sigmar
Board Games
Published 2021-07-12

Even by the standards of the Undead fleets of Nehekhara, King Amanhotep's warship the Curse of Zandri is a strange and wondrous craft. It is propelled through the waters by hundreds of skeletal oarsmen, undying soldiers whose strength is drawn from the tides of magic so that they will never tire in their task.

The Great Blade of Kharpesh, forged anew, has been mounted as the Curse's prow. The blade bears the most potent curses the Liche Priests of Zandri can muster; aside from the physical damage it can inflict, any craft that it strikes will find itself plagued by the most terrible misfortunes.

Miniature Review

Ok so finally onto some real ships, although this one still doesn't have a sail. Baby steps!

Instead of sails are statues of Nehekharan gods which stand ready to protect the ship and its many catapults that line the deck. The most lethal weapon however is the Jewel of the River Mortis, that on command can release captured sunlight onto the pyramid below creating a column of light that can swathe even the mightiest of enemy vessels in flame.

It's really great to see a such a unique idea for a ship in miniature form, which not only has such elaborate detail but also really follows the ancient Egyptian theme of the old Tomb Kings. I think this is easily one of my favorite ships in the fleet.


Painting Techniques


Night Lords Blue
Stegadon Scale Green
Thousand Sons Blue
Sotek Green
Ahriman Blue

I lightly stippled each of the colours on to create a mottled stone effect.

Triangle Patterns

Thousand Sons Blue
Ahriman Blue
Temple Guard Blue
Averland Sunset
Yriel Yellow
Dorn Yellow


Retributor Armour
Agrax Earthshade
Retributor Armour
Liberator Gold


Dryad Bark
Rhinox Hide
Nuln Oil
Steel Legion Drab

Rope, Deck & Cog Sail

Morghast Bone
Rakarth Flesh
Seraphim Sepia
Ushabti Bone
Screaming Skull


Warpstone Glow
Moot Green
Gauss Blaster Green
Corax White



Kantor Blue
Caledor Sky
Teclis Blue
Ahriman Blue
Biel Tan Green
Drakenhof Nightshade
Ahriman Blue
Lothern Blue
Etherium Blue
Corax White


Morghast Bone
Rakarth Flesh
Agrax Earthshade
Ushabti Bone
Screaming Skull


I always really enjoy using turquoise paints. Unless painting a Tzeentch army I find it is rarely used elsewhere other than maybe an odd potion or gem. The yellow and gold really complement it, and the single green jewel makes the dangerous weapon of the ship clearly visible.

Once again I painted the cog using the same colour palette. I went to add a single Egyptian eye to the sail but got my scale wrong. I was really happy with it and didn't want to start over again, so I ended up adding another two on. I'm not fully happy with it and would have preferred a single eye but it'll do for now. I also wanted to represent the jewel somehow so added it to the top flag, but I think there might have been a better way to represent it.


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