Isaiah, Dread Harvester

“The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the Urcaen, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head. It is said by some to be the ghost of a Llaelese trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Northern Crusade, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind. His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance. Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.”
– From The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with apologies to Washington Irving

Isaiah is a legend even among the pumpkin-headed Dread Rots, riding out of the soup-thick mists to reap not only those wicked souls who abuse their laborers, but also the communities that turn a blind eye to the evil among their own. Other Dread Rots come in his wake, spurred on by his presence, passing through any obstacle as they coordinate their efforts. The Harvest waits for no man…

A dragoon solo, Isaiah starts the game riding forth on his Frightmare, his Wicked Scythe reaping a terrible harvest as he collects the corpses of his victims to fuel his own attacks and those of his fellow Dread Rots. The front of the Frightmare is the only resin component of the model, and yes, the hoof had snapped off in transit, but resin tends to break cleanly and it was a super easy repair. The pieces assemble seamlessly once the resin channels are cleared making for very easy assembly.

Once dismounted, you’d think Isaiah would be weakened, but no – he just gets mad, and starts throwing his head as a ranged attack. With the Assaultrule, it just means he can schmuck someone from up to 16″ away, with the added bonus that if he boxes the target with his own flaming head, that target rises as a Dread Rot themselves, reinforcing an existing unit. I guess Isaiah reloads by grabbing another spectral pumpkin head from his scythe?

Painted by our pal NekuraIzou, who continues to stray further and further from the Light of Menoth. Frankly, I would have thought his Infernal legacy would have conflicted with the Grymkin, but here we see NekuraIzou entreating Isaiah with the promise of cinnamon, a crumbly crust, and some whipped cream. Wait, no, that’s a pumpkin pie, not a pumpkin head… Oh, it’s all so confusing for a faithful Menite like me…

Isaiah rides out of your nightmares and onto your tabletops, from your FLGS or preferred online retailer.