Daemons of Chaos

“They come to claim us for their dark masters, . . . ”

Lords

And leading the way are the Greater Daemons. And more often than not leading my army will be a Kipper, or Keeper of Secrets to give it its proper name. Just add “Siren Song” and the broken “Torment Blade” and you are good to go.

Keeper of Secrets

Keeper of Secrets

My second choice Greater Daemon would be the Lord of Change. Mine was painted a long time ago and is showing signs of her age. Her base could also do with an update to bring her in line with the rest of the army. At the moment she’s on the lighter coloured base because she was originally used with my Chaos Space Marines.

Lord of Change

Lord of Change

I’ve recently acquired a third Greater Daemon; this Bloothirster. I’ve never used it in battle, but one of my club mates was about to put it on eBay and I took it off his hands. It doesn’t match my colour scheme, so he may get rebased if and when I do the Lord of Change.

Bloodthirster

Bloodthirster

There’s also a Daemon Prince somewhere, which I’ll photograph and add once I’ve found him.

Heroes

Although I’m not a fan of the recent slew of special characters, and their attendant power creep, there’s no good reason not to own the Skulltaker model. OK, so you’ll probably never field him as a standard herald on foot, and you’ve got to ask why they didn’t put him on a Juggernaut, but he’s a joy to paint.

Skulltaker (front)

Skulltaker (front)

Skulltaker (rear view)

Skulltaker (rear view)

I was quite pleased with how the flaming skull came out. Especially when you consider I did not spend much time on this model at all. Indeed he was painted along with 20 Bloodletters in less than a day.

Skulltaker (close up)

Skulltaker (close up)

Blue Scribes – being built

One of the most under-costed Special Character in the Daemons of Chaos army list is the Masque of Slaanesh. On the surface she seems harmless enough, but a closer look at her special abilities and the potential abuses come to the fore. Can we say Leadership bomb?

Masque of Slaanesh

Masque of Slaanesh

I don’t think the model is one of GW’s best by any stretch of the imagination. It could probably be made to look an awful lot better with a patient paint job, but I didn’t feel inspired enough to do that and gave her a very quick and dirty one instead.

Masque of Slaanesh (2)

Masque of Slaanesh (2)

Slaanesh Herald

Slaanesh Herald

Slaanesh Herald

Slaanesh Herald & Daemonette

Slaanesh Herald & Daemonette

Other Heralds – coming soon

Core

Bloodletters – coming soon

Horrors

Pink Horrors

Pink Horrors

Horrors (close up)

Horrors (close up)

Pink Horrors - smooth and bumpy side by side

Pink Horrors - smooth and bumpy side by side

The Pink Horrors of Tzeentch can take a special character unit upgrade “The Changeling”. GW don’t do an actual Changeling model, so I turned to a model from the Hell Dorado range. The model I chose is called babul. It’s skin-shedding perfectly matches how I envisaged the Changeling’s special ability of exchanging stats with an opponent.

As with most of the special characters in the Daemons book – he’s a bit broken, as he can completely neutralise most combat heroes.

The Changeling

The Changeling

Another view of the Changeling

Another view of the Changeling

Plauguebearers – I have some unpainted ones somewhere
Daemonettes – coming soon
Chaos Furies – coming soon

Special

Flesh Hounds

Flesh Hounds

Flesh Hounds

As you can see I’ve gone for a fairly plain paint job. The Red is built up from GW Foundation paint Mechrite Red, whilst the Gold is built up from my rapidly dwindling stock of the old GW Brazen Brass. I do hope they bring back this colour soon, but I won’t hold my breath.

Flesh Hounds

Flesh Hounds


Screamers – I have some unbuilt ones somewhere. Dreadful models, almost impossible to construct well enough that they’ll survive the rigours of gaming.
Nurglings –
Seekers of Slaanesh – coming soon

Rare

Bloodcrushers –
Flamers – coming soon
Beasts of Nurgle –
Fiends of Slaanesh –

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2 Responses to Daemons of Chaos

  1. darrell lee says:

    as a fellow demon player the KOS is overall the best greater deamon but by far the best unit in the army are the flamers i use 2 units of 6 which chuck out an average of 21 st4 shots every turn they can also take a charge mine have been known to fry a full unit of khorne chosen chaos knights before they did a single point of dammage any unit that can do that is worth every point

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