So, fast forward a few hours and several more beers and hey presto, I have brought forth into the world 12 hunky 'brick-shit-house' warriors adorned with the skulls of their unlucky victims and wielding weapons large enough to fell mammoths. Their newly sprayed chaos black faces glower at me from the shelf, warning me not to mess up their paint job... or else...
Judging by the sculpted chips in armour and tears in the cloaks, these guys were not preening peacocks. A base coat of brown followed by dry brushing of chainmail had them looking suitably rusty and dishevelled. I’ve also added some mud to the end of the cloaks and the boots. Now they look more like they’ve marched from the Chaos wastes, an area not overrun with bath houses. I wanted some variety so decided to mix up the animal furs – everything from grey wolf, through to Musk Ox (erm, brown), and polar bear.
My grand plan is to have two units of these rather well built warrior types. 18 x 'just dipping my toes in, not too sure I want to sign up for the freaky mutations yet' Tzeentch guys and 18 x hard core Tzeentch fanatics with double heads, mouths growing out of their arms, crab claws, giant phalluses for ears and so on. Then come the very important units. The pony units! Two units of 5 Marauder Horsemen, 9 Chaos Knights with a mounted Sorcerer Lord in their midst (mainly to make them line up nicely so Maisey doesn't start twitching every time he sees my army) and an Exalted Hero (you guessed it) mounted on a Chaos steed. Add to that 10 Chaos Warhounds and a rather large, pot-bellied bandito and that's all I have to paint.
Yours in the name of the Dark (blue) Lord