Monday, 8 April 2013

Disciples of the red redemption - Battle Chaos Part 11

What's better than an Easter lunch with uncles, aunts and cousins? Doing the same and coming back home with pure lead gold in your pockets. Not only are those cousins responsible for my addiction to lead but 20 years after igniting such a passion, they keep it strong by offering me a full set of disciples of the red redemption from the vast collection of minis that is theirs.
 YES A COMPLETE SET ! Full Command + champion + enough soldiers to have a 12 strong unit. (I know I have to foind a way to make it 15...).

Disciples of the Red redmeption

Considering the pure awesomeness of these minis and the price they reach on Ebay, it's almost a miracle I got my hands on them...

The first thing I did when coming back was to strip them from the old paint and to my joy, I realised that  they were very brilliantly sculpted (Is it Jes' work?).
the link to their solegend page is here. The details are stunning considering their age and the cast was almost flawless (except 2 mould joints on 2 of them). The chain on the standard bearer is excessively thin and the face mask are perfect. At the time, minis had not reached yet the "Epic 28 mm" standard we've got now. Weapons and arms were smaller so they tend to look ridiculous but if you forget about now, there's a strong feeling coming from these minis and you don't get distracted by all the details but just by the pose and everything.
I'll have to give my best on these.
 Fluffwise, the story is pretty cool and reminds me somewhat of Lovecrraft's novel, a guy discovers an ancient temple and breaks mad..
The only thing twisting me is the fact I don't really want to paint them black, so I'll guess I'll use the "black with red edges" on some of them to remind the fluff and use alternative black/red devices on the others to make each mini stand from the others...

Now look at these babies and dare tell me their not brilliant :

Though I based them on 20mm bases (25mm bases looked kinda awkward to me) I think I might play them as simple Khornate marauders with weapon/shield and light armour. Maybe  some special rules to play them as flagelants.

More to come sooner, Since I am currently working on Jes' Khornate champions, I guess there will be a black-red and bronze spree for a moment...

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