Friday, 24 November 2017

Clad in plate of steel, the Chaos Warriors (Heroquest)

I've been thinking quite a bit lately about something we can all relate to, something that is unquestionably, inescapably… Chaos!

I am referring, of course, to our great national pastime - merciless combat. Or so it had been. That's right, wasteland dwellers. Before we were devastated by heroic deeds, each lair had its OWN professional combat team. Imagine, a perfect, rain soaked day. The sun is enveloped by darkness and misery. And on the horizon, they appear, like knights of yore, armed with axes of hate and malice.

"Erm, guys the camera is this way!"

Their name? The Chaos Warriors. Their purpose? To make you, dear reader, revel in the joys of savagery and blood, if only for an afternoon.

"A big angry pose for Chaos Warrior number one"

Now ask yourself this: What if the Chaos Warriors could live again? What if they could compete in warfare with empire soldiers from Kislev, or Middenheim? Put your faith in Morcar, the menace of Chaos, and such combat will live again! Torment, sorrow, barbaric competition - all will live again! The dark gods WILL live again!

"Two more warriors of chaos ready to battle"

Yeah I know a complete pastiche of the John Henry Eden radio broadcast in Fallout 3, but I feel it works when thinking back about how prominent and on show Chaos Warriors were especially the 'Slambo' style Heroquest warriors.

"The final two chaos warriors"

These were painted over about two days and have come out quite nicely. I am no expert in painting plate armour so went for a more grubby grey for them instead. 

"All five in need of an Elf, Wizard, Barbarian or Dwarf to kill! "

There you have it all five brutal chaos warriors painted up for Heroquest, ready to split a hero in two should they enter a dungeon. That just leaves the Gargoyle and the Witch Lord to paint up.

Until next time :)

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