"I will never buy a Chaos Space Marine"
A ten year old me boldly declared, unwaveringly loyal to the forces of The Emperor, a fanatical collector of Black Templars, fast forward a few years, 2002 if memory serves, and the multi part plastic Chaos Space Marine box was released, thus the start of a slippery descent in to madness. That Chaos Space Marine squad became the start of a long foray in to the service of the dark gods, I flickered between Black Legion, Iron Warriors and World Eaters, eventually I went on to collect over 10,000 points of painted miniatures by the time the first Apocalypse book came out and played some of the greatest games ever, admittedly very few of them resulted in victories but my enthralment with the ruinous powers was undeniable.
Over the last eight or nine years my devotions have ventured very much towards the Imperium of Man, casting aside the blessings of the Warmaster for my other loves, notably Black Templars and Imperial Fists, last year I tried to kick start my Chaos collection, having cast aside my old miniatures I began painting a new Black Legion force based around the old Medusa V campaign, one of my favorite times to be involved in the hobby, Black Legion unit production was at an all time high for me, but replicating this didn't quite boast the thousands of points I once held in awe, but it did get my foot in the proverbial door.
Onwards to the present, as I sat pondering which miniature to paint next a friend threw the new Khârn The Betrayer miniature at me (boxed, ouch corners!) and so the descent in to madness began again, within an hour or two Khârn was basecoated and had some shades settling on him, it seems my love for all things Chaos related has resumed and this year they shall once again be my focus for Armies On Parade. Once Armies on Parade is out of the way i'll be preparing for an Apocalypse game in February and to play a campaign at Warhammer World in March with a group of friends.
That's quite enough waffling for now however, I thought i'd begin by showing off some of the units i've already painted for the army, so have at thee!
Firstly my Chaos Lord, an all time favorite miniature of mine, I painted this particular model to keep with the theme of Medusa V and use him to represent Ygethmor the Deceiver in my games, although I feel he's more suited to being a Lord than A Sorcerer so a more suitable Ygethmor conversion may be due in future.
Ygethmor could never go in to battle without a bodyguard and so I painted the Bringers of Despair, Abbadon's personal retinue, sent to Medusa V to ensure Ygethmor did not fail, and if he should not succeed that he not leave that cursed world, to that end Ygethmor is always accompanied by my Terminators so they can keep a close eye on him.
The first of my Chaos Space Marine squads, because what self respecting Chaos Lord could go in to battle without Marines at his disposal, a second unit of these is currently at the top of my painting list, this will give me enough troops choices to use my Chaos Marines as a Combined arms detachment and help me towards fielding the Chaos Warband detachment.
And finally, or certainly for now, the most recent addition to my budding warband the man of the moment, Khârn The Betrayer, he was such a fun model to paint, overall i'm happy with how he turned out, but there's still a few niggling things about him, I might go back and tidy up the paint job later, but for now i'm going to treat him as a happy excuse to ass some Khorne Berzerkers to my army!
And so I leave you all with this for now, I'll be back soon with some work in progress and with some luck some more painted models.
Edited by Dorn Lysander, 15 September 2016 - 12:23 PM.