Below is the painting scheme for it and also the house rules that will be tested out on the battlefield.
The Mortis Engine
Once dead (properly dead), the remains of powerful Necromancers are enshrined within the Mortis Engine and borne to war by a host of spirits bound to the infernal device. A chariot of twisted bone surrounded by wailing Banshees and pulled by Undead revenants, it is a terrifying sight to behold. The Mortis Engine is a pure ethereal madness. Ghostly, and occasionally armoured, tendrils stretch upward at an angle, at the head of which are skeletal riders on armoured horses. At the centre of the engine stands the sinister, cloaked Corpsemaster, who is surrounded by a swarm of howling Banshee spirits.
- Basecoat in Chaos Black.
- Drybrush entire model, except for the Corpsemaster, in Skull White.
- Paint the bone carriage in a succession of drybrushed layers of Baneblade Brown, Rakarth Flesh, Pallid Wych Flesh and finally, very lightly in Skull White.
- Paint the Black Knights and the Skeleton figurehead, also beneath the engine where it attaches to the ground, and the cursed ground directly below it, in Nihilakh Oxide and allow to dry. This will take some time.
- When its dry, wet brush the Black Knights and the Skeleton figurehead in Badab Black wash. DON'T let the wash run on to any of the connection point of the Mortis Engine or the cursed ground beneath it).
- When dry, drybrush the Skeleton figurehead very lightly in Skull White to add a highlight.
- Drybrush the base of the Black Knights in Ice Blue.
- Drybrush some of the Black Knights armour and shields in Tin Bitz.
- Paint the Spirits in watered down Temple Guard Blue (use a 2 to 1 ratio of paint to water).
- When this is dry, paint the recesses on the Spirits with watered down Naggaroth Night (again using a 2 to 1 ratio of paint to water).
Update Note 15Dec14: The Mortis Engine is a Machine as defined within the Warmaster Rules.