New Project: Warriors of Chaos

It’s been almost ten years since I had a Warhammer Fantasy Battle army. It was during the 6th Edition, and it was Orcs & Goblins. I never got those around 2-300 greenskins painted, and after a few crushing defeats against Empire gunline armies, I gave up and sold the whole lot. I haven’t been too keen on Fantasy Battle since, but now, with the brilliant 8th Edition out, the Fantasy Battle heat is on. My new army is going to be Warriors of Chaos (big surprise there…).

My first purchase was a battalion, since there are virtually no models in the box I won’t need, and it is cheaper than buying regiments one at a time. After an afternoon of cutting, gluing, rummaging through my bitz box, and base coating, the actual painting got underway. Now, less than a week later, I’ve finished a thirty strong regiment of Chaos Marauders (pictured above), and a twelve strong regiment of Chaos Warriors.

Together with a Chaos Sorcerer model originally from my old Mordheim warband (which got a new coat of paint), my army is now painted to the minimum needed to play; an army general and two core units.

My goal at the moment is to get a 2400 point army painted to a gaming quality standard within two months. The army list is included below. Any comments or feedback are appreciated.

The Sons of Northern Darkness (Warriors of Chaos 2398 pts)

Abbath of Blashyrkh, Sorcerer Lord
Level 4 Wizard, Third Eye of Tzeentch, Necrotic Phylactery, Power Familiar, Ironcurse Icon

Gaahl the Faceless, Chaos Sorcerer
Level 2 Wizard, Mark of Tzeentch, Infernal Puppet

Horgh the Accursed, Exalted Hero
Battle Standard, Halberd, Mark of Tzeentch, Armour of Morrslieb, Stream of Corruption

Apollyon the Howler, Exalted Hero
Mark of Slaanesh, Steed of Slaanesh, Halberd, Charmed Shield, Dawnstone, Bloodcurdling Roar

The Death Dealers, 15 Chaos Warriors
Mark of Tzeentch, Full Command, Shields

The Red Corsairs, 42 Chaos Marauders
Mark of Khorne, Full Command, Great Weapons

The Blood Chalice, 42 Chaos Marauders
Mark of Khorne, Full Command, Great Weapons

The Plague Lords, 6 Chaos Knights
Mark of Nurgle, Musician, Standard Bearer, Banner of Rage

Chaos Warshrine
Mark of Tzeentch

Hellhammer, Hellcannon of Chaos


4 responses to “New Project: Warriors of Chaos

  1. Post more pics I want to see your Warriors! 🙂 Marauders look good but pic from different angle would be good for better view. I wish I had your motivation to painting figs.. Keep up the good work!

  2. Yeah, was rather fast to paint, actually. Here’s the recipe: chaos black basecoat, scorched brown overbrush on everything, dheneb stone drybrush on the fleshy bits, tin bitz overbrush followed by boltgun metal drybrush on the metal parts, dark flesh overbrush on the pants, red gore overbrush on the topknots, tausept ochre on the beards and hair, devlan mud wash on everything, a re-touch of dheneb stone on the fleshy bits, some blood red on the banner, and a light drybrush of chainmail on the metal bits. Then the bases with fortress grey and astronomican grey drybrush, glue on the flock, and voila. All of the above done assembly line style.

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