I have made a bit of progress on my rats. Firstly, I based all of the old figures I had painted years ago. I find it quite striking the difference that a bit of sand and static grass can make. I would say they almost look presentable, lol. The basing job for most of them was quite simple - glue some sand, paint it brown/grey shades, glue on some yellow/dead grass. A few if them had some other bits added - broken balsa wood, hirst arts ruined bricks.
My assassin adept got a bit better treatment though. I used a hirst arts barrel, and pinned him in a jumping pose from the barrel. It looks more assassin-esque if you ask me. I just hope my mordheim opponents don't insist that he can't hide behind a low barrier now!
In addition to this, my wizard's spell is "Children of the Horned Rat" which grants up to 3 giant rats to your team at the start of the battle. I figured this warranted painting up a few giant rats, as they will be included in each match. I chose to paint mine in a white scheme, since they are "magical"
Next up, my warband has played a few battles and accumulated a few coins, so now they can afford a fearsome rat ogre! This guy is still a WIP - some more highlights are required, and the basing is not yet finished. Nevertheless, I am pleased with him thus far:
I hope you enjoy them! Gaming night is tomorrow, so I look forward to trying out the big beastie.